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Review: Pyrrhon - An Excellent Servant but a Terrible Master
An Excellent Servant but a Terrible Master

Label: Independent
Year released: 2011
Duration: 45:00
Tracks: 8
Genre: Death Metal


Review online: April 27, 2011
Reviewed by: Christopher Foley
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Rated 3.13/5 (62.5%) (8 Votes)

I was well impressed with Pyrrhon's debut EP, and now we have the release of their debut album. Their sound has surprisingly changed quite a bit since Fever Kingdoms. They've added a massive injection of dissonant passages that bring Gorguts to mind in places, and although at first I wasn't sold, on repeated listens I began to find a creepy, unsettling beauty to the dissonant, spaced out parts that really throw the listener off guard. Fortunately none of their fury has been sacrificed and when they go for the throat they really go for the throat.

Pyrrhon are a cool band, and as far as I'm concerned a breath of fresh air for the genre. The band mean business and aren't afraid to throw caution to the wind and do things their own way, which is an admirable feat and undoubtedly worthy of praise. An Excellent Servant but a Terrible Master certainly requires more time to simmer than the EP, which was a lot more instant. Trust me though, this is worth the time and if you have any interest in the technical side of the death metal spectrum you owe it to yourself to check this band out. Tracks such as "Glossolalian", "Correcting a Mistake" or "Flesh Isolation Chamber" show this band in all their disgusting glory. One of the finest in its genre this year that's for sure. Recommended.

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