Monday, May 22, 2017

LP Review: "The Liars Bend Low" by Pyreship

The Liars Bend Low
In November, a simple conclusion hit me, in the coming years music is going to be really great.

That's because pain breeds art.

Consider the Vietnam War Era. When we look back at those years some of the true titans of music were stalking the earth: The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and the list goes on and on.

Those days were a time of upheaval in the world. The people were at unrest.

We are not even halfway through 2017, and there have been several amazing albums. It appears the pain being caused around the world is most definitely creating amazing art.

Pyreship's debut album, The Liars Bend Low, feels especially poignant to me.

The United States is dealing with an unprecedented amount of lies right now and we do not know how to cope with them.

So, the calling out of the liars, even if it's just a title, feels powerful to me.

The music itself though, certainly doesn't disappoint. The chords are played slowly fast.

The vocals range from that ethereal, underwater sound to pure angry screams.

The album is littered with samples of historical figures speaking out the ills of the world. Typically ills we thought had been destroyed through modernity.

Pyreship is a modern post-metal, or as they call it, slocore band. Their range of influences and sounds is very large. Anybody who's looking for powerful music that checks off boxes on their neighbor's paper too....

This just might be it for you.

Release: 5/26/17
Genre: Post-Metal
Label: Black Bow Records
Formats: LP/Digital

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