Tim Lambesis is no doubt talented and when he felt like he needed an outlet to be even heavier than AILD, Pyrithion came to fruition. Having his very own recording studio, Tim asked his engineer who the most talented guitar player he's recorded. He also wanted one of his favorite guitar players growing up to be apart of this project as well.
Along came Ryan Glisan and Andy Godwin and with so much talent under the hood, a debut EP was firmly in the works. With many years of experience between the three, they created The Burden of Sorrow, which was put together in what was essentially a long weekend.
I was intrigued at the thought of Tim starting a side project, seeing that I am a big fan of AILD. What I was expecting was pretty much the same though; metalcore. What I got was totally different.
Tim and his mates basically did away with the cleanly sung choruses and brought some more metal to the dance. What we all get is a damn good EP that won't stop us from headbanging for a long time. It's definitely heavier and more traditional and the only problem that I had with it is that it's an EP. Too short! Understandable so but it made me want more. It has me psyched for a full length from these guys.
All three tracks are just straight up metal goodness. The Invention of Hatred starts out heavy, continues heavier, rips a killer solo and ends heavy. Same goes for Bleed Out. Rest In The Arms Of Paralyzed Beast starts with a short and clean intro but remembers its death metal and brings the pain once again. Tim's vocals sure have some bite to them when he just sticks with screaming. The guitars are perfectly in sync with everything as well, adding a great dynamic to the music in general.
Once they get a full lineup together, I can totally see some big tours in the future. There is so much potential here and the on burning question is this.
If this is what they can accomplish in a weekend, what could they do in a few months working on a full album?
The release date is April 16 and I highly suggest you give this a whirl. Pyrithion, with the right moves and proper promotion, will be a force to be reckoned with in the metal world. They're on the right track so far and the marketability of a group this talented is sky high. BUY IT!
This is DJ Invasion signing out and as always...
Stay metal! \m/