Friday, 30 June 2017

ALBUM REVIEW: Pyreship - "The Liars Bend Low"

By: Charlie Butler


Album Type: Full Length
Date Released: 28/05/2017
Label: Black Bow Records




The Houston quartet deal in a captivating brand of complex sludge with a perfect balance of melody and grit. “The Liars Bend Low” is a debut brimming with potential for a glowing future. 


“The Liars Bend Low” DD//LP track listing:

1). Gravity
2). Machine Men
3). When Leaves Turn to Blood
4). Die-Sect
5). …Are We Dead Yet?

The Review:

Pyreship are set to make a big impression on the heavy landscape with their smouldering debut LP “The Liars Bend Low”. The Houston quartet deal in a captivating brand of complex sludge with a perfect balance of melody and grit.

Gravity” opens the show in grand fashion, a seven minute epic that takes the highlights of Baroness’Red” and mixes in the essence of Alice In Chains and Soundgarden to great effect. Vocals are used sparingly on “Machine Man” to make room for samples of Charlie Chaplin’s speech from “The Great Dictator”. The stirring words sit well within the build and release dynamics of the track and are sadly as relevant to the sorry state of the world now as they were in 1940.

As “The Liars Bend Low” progresses the music grows darker and heavier culminating in the awesome “Die-Sect”. An eerie sample from Twin Peaks sets the scene for a brooding intro that recalls the subdued power of Kowloon Walled City. The sparse clean guitar lines soon give way to crushing riffs that still maintain the haunting grandeur of the quieter passages. 

Although there are obvious influences to Pyreship’s sound, the band inject enough of their own personality and imbue these songs with a hefty emotional weight that makes them stand out from the crowd. “The Liars Bend Low” is a debut brimming with potential for a glowing future. 

“The Liars Bend Low” is available digitally here and on vinyl here





Band info: facebook

FFO: Kowloon Walled City, Baroness, ISIS (the band), Alice In Chains

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