Pyres – Year of Sleep | Review
In addition to a few riffs that remind us of Baroness, sometimes Andrew Wilson’s gruffly vocals also sound uncannily like John Baizley’s vocalizations just before the transformation into the rock croon that dominates the latest ‘Yellow and Green’ album. On tracks such as the stunning “Atlas Cast No Sound” those similarities are very much evident.
‘Year of Sleep’ also has a nice, comfortable flow and the four-piece toss in plenty of sweet harmonies that have the potential to linger for days in your head, the colossal “Deserter” is full of such memorable hooks that wouldn’t sound out of place in a killer album like ‘Blue Record’. And in the end, the powerful “The Everbearing” caps the album with the same primal roar of old Mastodon, charging the listener with some sludgy, powerful riffs.
Overall, this is a good debut and shows a lot of potential so, hopefully, this is only the first in a long line of strong and interesting records from this Canadian group.
Band info: www.facebook.com/pyresburn
Label info: www.heavygranitehouse.com