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Review: Wyrd - Death of the Sun
Death of the Sun

Label: Moribund Records
Year released: 2016
Duration: 51:15
Tracks: 9
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 2/5

Review online: May 28, 2016
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Death of the Sun


Wyrd have not produced an album since 2009's Kalivagi, and that album was not so great. This one is not really any better, and in fact due to a generally disjointed nature, it is probably a bit worse. It starts out well, with the blasting Black Metal of the title track. But then we descend into the mopey, post-rocky bullshit of Wyrd's more recent works. Long songs, spare arrangements, bad vocals that alternate between sad harsh gargling and whiny clean singing – there's really not anything good to be said about any of it.

Apparently this album was cobbled together from songs written over a long period of time and finally recorded. So there are a few better moments scattered around, like the title cut and the straight-up Black Metal of "The Pale Hours". The rest of it meanders between post-rock, alt-rock bullshit, and stuff that sometimes sounds more like In Flames. Overall, this is a massive annoyance of an album, and sadder because this band, once upon a time, was actually good.

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