[news] Pyrrhon - Growth Without End (2015)


Title: Growth Without End
Country: New York / USA
Style: Technical Death Metal
Format: MCD
Cat. No: SMG 144
Release date: October 1st 2015


“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 experimental.

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 musical glands.

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.

Recorded 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." - Decibel

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