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Syphor / Press

“Syphor are currently making waves and this their second full length is looking cement their place in the scene and show they are a force to be reckoned with.”

“I for one think the album is awesome. More bands should write this kind of pure metal, as most bands seem to try and become more technical than others just for the sake of it.”

"There are a few spots where the band just kills, There are more than a few moments. Definite Underground Collectible.”

"Throughout the album the band displays their wide range of influences, from the thrashy riffs and face-ripping guitar solos that are unleashed upon the listeners ears, to death metal styled guitar playing. The melodic and harmonised twin lead guitar solos such as those on War also bring to mind the melodic death metal influences in the band's music. All Our Might might be one of the most aggressive track on the album, with the band going all out crushing all that dares to defy. The psychedelic first guitar solo also provides a trippy moment for the listener"

“Melodic thrashy death metal isn’t the most rewarding style to play in anymore. Everything’s been done to… er, death. Dublin metalheads Syphor however have made an excellent stab at the genre with their new album. What’s so good about it? Well, only the fact that they know how to pen a riff. And in this day and age, that’s not to be sniffed at. You won’t find blastbeats and a polished production in here. Rather, you’ll get a bit of invention, lot’s of variety and a real metal feel. The way it was supposed to be!”

“A puzzling record that will grow on you! For Death Thrash Maniacs! And that’s exactly what’s so puzzling about this band. Music. Though labeled as a Death Thrash Metal band, Syphor clearly don’t fit in any one genre easily. You’d think Malevolent Creation, Possessed or the likes, but you’d still be far away. The surprise, if I may write so, comes from the leads. As previously mentioned, while fundamentally the riffing and the rhythmic section deal with that Death Thrash vortex of violence emphasized by Golding’s unconventional vocals, the leads add a big dose of melody which is a bit unsettling in the very first listens of the record. Unsettling because they’re more the kind of stuff you expect from virtuoso guitarists like Hammett or Skolnick and they heavily contrast with the cruder aspect developed by the rest of Syphor's musicians.Nonetheless a very solid effort for a debut and since it’s self-released, I can only encourage you guys to contact the band to get your”

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