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An Excellent Servant But A Terrible Master - Claudia Ehrhardt - 6 stars

An Excellent Servant But A Terrible

An Excellent Servant But A Terrible Master
(Selfmadegod Records - 2011)

Everybody who is in old-school death metal and not a very open-minded person, can stop reading now. Pyrrhon are coming over you with a brutal mix of death metal spiced up with other sound elements. So you'll find at New Parasite almost power metal-like backings combined with black-ish vocals and some instrumental frenzy. The unusual mix is continued with Glossolalian, just that some ingredients changed... Partly Pyrrhon sound quite dissonant, and actually this is something I can hardly stand... Partly they slow down, offer atmospheric sounds with distorted, spoken words - like at Gamma Knife. But it still has something atonal to it... At The Terrible Master you'll get more of this, the guys surely know how to play and it shows. But I miss something memorable.. I won't say catchy, even if... Beside the technical aspect of their compositions they have the guts to try something new, but it also means it gets harder to find your audience. If they find away to add memorable elements to their songs next time, then they will be drawing more interest.
At the moment I can only recommend Pyrrhon to open-minded death metal fans who don't mind some dissonant sounds.

6 stars

Claudia Ehrhardt


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