Artist: PYRRHON Title:
Growth Without End Country: New York /
USA Style: Technical Death Metal Format:
MCD Cat. No: SMG 144 Release
date: October 1st 2015
CD version on SELFMADEGOD
“Always keep growing and changing. Never stop
spreading” Cryptic lyrics that end the first song on the new
EP by New York experimental death metal band Pyrrhon. Fitting
words for a band that constantly strives to challenge the status quo
of death metal and extreme metal in general, and Growth Without
End finds the band at their most caustic and most
This EP is a mind trip. Bouts of punishing
death, super-evil noise rock, twisted math, chaotic and menacing
grind. It’s kind of like if Daughters, Brutal Truth, Merzbow
and Autopsy got together and wrote five insane,
catchy-by-reverse-psychology songs, and then promised to never speak
of them again.
As usual, vocalist Doug Moore brings
a wildly varied palate of screams, growls, grunts, howls, barks and
spoken power to his ominous, thought-provoking and voyeuristic lyrics
that navigate the miasma of sonic insanity the band lays down.
It’s clear each member in the band is a virtuoso – skills used
not to show off, but to engulf the listener with emotion, power,
tasty chaos and passages that will get inside of you, possess you,
and bring cathartic, ‘hell yes!’ pleasure and pain to all your
It’s hard to tell if the
pleading, tortured words spit by singer Moore at the end of the EP’s
first song – “never stop spreading” are a warning, a veiled
threat or angry life advice, but based on the ferocity and conviction
of the music and vocals, it’s probably best not to assume
anything. Just listen, and get lost…in a perfect world,
Growth WithoutEnd is the future of extreme metal.
and mixed by Ryan Jones; mastered by Colin Marston; original artwork
and layout by Caroline Harrison.
"Outré as they get,
everything Pyrrhon do emanates from an obsidian death metal core -
just that this music is that much more expressive, its impact that
much more disquieting than almost anything else in the genre."
Cancer Mantra 02:07 2. Forget Yourself 01:20 3. The Mass
03:51 4. Viral Content 02:52 5. Turing's Revenge