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Review: Syryn - Beyond the Depths
Beyond the Depths

Label: Independent
Year released: 2020
Duration: 32:59
Tracks: 12
Genre: Power/Thrash

Rating: 3.25/5

Review online: January 2, 2020
Reviewed by: Mjölnir
Readers Rating
Beyond the Depths

Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (2 Votes)

Syryn come from the briny depths of Alberta, Canada to bring us some Thrash-tinged Power Metal. The promo material compares this to bands like Iron Maiden and Megadeth, but I really don't hear much of that. In fact, outside of some Thrashy moments, this is pretty standard Swedish-styled Power Metal with crunchy guitars and gritty, commanding vocals. Frontwoman Sloan Voxx has a strong voice, and the best moments on the album are the ones where everyone steps back to let her sing, but that just goes to point out how pedestrian the songwriting on this is. The advance single "Dead Men Tell No Tales" kicks up some dust, and "Three Sheets to the Wind" is a hoot, but overall the riffs are workmanlike, only a few of the leads stand out, and the flow of the album is strangled by an overabundance of interludes that are meant to go with the album's concept (a siren lures in some sailors, kills them, and feels bad about it at the end. Riveting stuff!) There's some promise here, but it's nothing to get too excited about.

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