Within the last half year, I have taken a strong liking to Sylosis and their musical style. In that time span, I have purchased all 3 full length albums from Sylosis (Conclusion of an Age - 2008 and Monolith - 2012), but still think that 'Edge of the Earth' stands up as their most enjoyable album to date. There are memorable and catchy riffs sprinkled throughout this album that have me reaching for this album more than the others. The thrashy drums that insert delicious fill after delicious fill entertain the ear and keep things interesting throughout. The album also flows extremely well from one song to the other, making a front-to-back listen all that more enjoyable. The musicianship is simply amazing and I am thoroughly excited to see them play their songs live. The vocalist changed from 'Conclusion of an Age' to this album, and I think his singing, screams and growls are easier to digest in large quantities. I can't exactly put my finger on why, but sometimes I grow tired of the vocals on this album (all Sylosis albums, really), hence the 1 star reduction (wish it was .5 instead). Sometimes it feels like the singer doesn't quite finish the emphatic bark/growl with authority throughout a complete word and the vocals don't match up to the intensity of the music as they trail off. Personal favorites on the album include 'Awakening' and the opener 'Procession'. As a recommendation, I would encourage anybody interested in Sylosis to give this album a shot. Give it a try and enjoy a refreshing album by a British metal group. Other bands, in my opinion, that resemble the musical style of a Sylosis would be Lamb of God and Machine Head.
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This latest release from Sylosis was a great addition to the albums by this artist. I especially enjoyed the "Sands of Time" and "Kingdom of Solitude" tracks. For those who are familiar with Sylosis, enjoy 'screaming' metal guttural vocals, or pounding metal, "Edge of the Earth" is a great follow-up to "Conclusion of an Age". You can also find at least two other releases on *Tunes or other sources, but not physical CDs from O.co. In all, of the four releases I have of Sylosis, this one shows a progressive maturity in the instrumentation that make for a great listening experience.
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