Syryn – Beyond The Depths Album Review

Syryn – Beyond The Depths

Album Review By Rainer Kerber

Life still writes the best stories. At the Calgary Metalfest in 2015, singer Sloan Voxx witnessed the appearance of rock singer Amanda Kiernan and her band Into Eternity. She was obviously so impressed by this that she decided to start her own band. Thus, Syryn was born two years later. The first single followed with “Unbreakable”. A few weeks ago, another song from the debut album “Beyond The Depths” was presented with “Dead Men Tell No Tales”. This album was published in early January. Of course, I was very excited about it.

The intro “Song of the Syrynite” with the wave noise and the siren song actually suggests bad things. But no, “Beyond The Depths” is a concept album. It tells the story of a siren from Greek mythology that develops human traits. And so the intro goes seamlessly into the first song “Neverending Nightmare”. Singer Sloan Voxx, can also sing with a flattering voice, but you soon hear that she is a real rock belter, comparable to Brittney Slayes (Unleash the Archers) or Nina Osegueda (A Sound of Thunder). Syryn are also comparable in terms of sound to these two bands. Straightforward power metal that has a thrash edge here and there. This is followed by the first (short) interlude to “Three Sheets To The Wind”, a metal anthem that somehow reminds of pirates doing their favorite thing – drinking rum. OK, according to the lyrics they don’t spurn a good whiskey either. Very rhythmic, with calm riffs and catchy melodies. Classic power metal can be heard on “Unbreakable”. It sounds similar with “Paradise For Demise”. However, the riffs are a little harder here and Sloan also hits high metal screams. “Dead Men Tell No Tales” was released as a single in December. The influences of Thrash Metal à la Megadeth or Machine Head can be clearly heard here. But also a dash of classic New Wave of British Heavy Metal was mixed in. Also impress the interplay between the two guitarists. The bouncer “Through It All” is again calmer and very epic. A great Power Metal anthem to top it off.

Twelve songs with a playing time of just under thirty-three minutes? Yes, but you have to keep in mind that there are only six regular songs on the album (29:10 min). The rest are intro and interludes. These would be dispensable for a “normal” album but are intended to underpin the suspense of the concept here. So, the album is almost an EP. But with these six songs the Canadians can convince me. Only the drums I wish sometimes a bit more powerful. With “Beyond The Depths”, Syryn are following in the footsteps of the previously mentioned North American power metal bands. A successful debut.

Syryn – Dead Men Tell No Tales – Lyric Video: https://youtu.be/tUesOTBZS9M

Lineup:

Sloan Voxx – Vocals
Paulo Rage – Guitar
Byron Gorieu – Guitar
Lyxx Rose – Bass
Bryan Campbell – Drums

Label: Self released

Out: January 3rd, 2020

Playing time: 32:58

Track list:

  • Song of the Syrynite
  • Neverending Nightmare
  • Inebriated Outcasts
  • Three Sheets To The Wind
  • Panic Room
  • Unbreakable
  • Bound In Torment
  • Paradise For Demise
  • Prelude To Fatality
  • Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Adrift
  • Through It All

Rating : 8/10

MHF Magazine/Rainer Kerber

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