Ring of Gyges is a young and progressive metal band from Reykjavík, Iceland. With intriguing and odd rhythmic patterns, a fresh set of eyes on the 70s version of prog rock – and an ability to transfer this to the modern age prog metal, Ring of Gyges is combining several worlds of music in their approach towards prog perfection.
Although Ring of Gyges is heavily inspired by the progressive rock bands of the 70s, their sound is much more metal-oriented and draws influences from progressive bands of the modern age, like Leprous, Haken and alike. They strive to create epic and grandiose music with unconventional song structures and vast soundscapes, often accompanied by philosophical lyrics.
Their first LP, Beyond the Night Sky, was released in 2017 to critical acclaim. Critics praised the ambition and varied style of the debut album, which included several guest performances including a choir, a string quartet, saxophone, flute, and clarinet.
On May 19 they released “Metamorphosis” and I had the pleasure to chat with the men to discuss on the new album and much more. Check out the guys on the below YouTube video for the complete coverage.
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