bleak, an excellent name for this release
Having heard Austere
before and wanting to find out what lyrinx where like, I am most pleased with this release.
On the Austere
side, one of the most impressive things on their two tracks are is the production, which is amazingly clear for a dsbm release. There is also an added maturity to the song-writing since their 1st release, Withering Illusions and Desolation
. The songs have an amazing feel to them, with some brilliant melodies included. Also the length of the songs is right, as they do not drag at all. Overall, i would say this is my favourite Austere
When i heard the Lyrinx
tracks, I must admit i was blown away! What an amazing band. The only other British dsbm band i had heard previously where Self Inflicted Violence, and this 2 track release is easily on the par, if not better. Again
, the production is first class, as is the song-writing. Again
, some amazing melodies are included, but the most impressive aspect are the vocals, which suit the music perfectly. Another surprising aspect is what seems to be a guitar solo on isolation.
It's a pity that these 2 tracks seem to be their only release, I would love to hear more from them. Overall then, an exceptional release.