New York City-based tech-death outfit PYRRHON‘s debut full-length, An Excellent Servant But A Terrible Master, is streaming in its entirety courtesy of Invisible Oranges now. Check it out at this location.
PYRRHON have also confirmed several local live appearances for the coming weeks, including a record release show in Brooklyn this Thursday, September 22nd, and a special all-covers Precious Metal show in Manhattan on Halloween night.
PYRRHON Live Actions:
9/22/2011 The Charleston – Brooklyn, NY – record release show w/ Cleric, Phthisis
10/09/2011 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Wake, Praetura, Pyrrhon, Nailed Shut
10/31/2011 Lit Lounge – New York, NY
A nightmarish blend of clanging death metal with surreal psychedelic elements, jazz rhythms, and delirious storytelling, PYRRHON‘s An Excellent Servant But A Terrible Master features 45 minutes of crushing, modern death metal, recorded by Dan Pilla at Bad Lab Studios and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia, Krallice). Following an initial, limited self-release of the album by the band earlier this year, Selfmadegod Records’ official worldwide re-release of the album is now available for North American preorder here and worldwide here.
“I’m thinking of beautiful grotesqueries like later Gorguts – a huge influence here – Morbid Angel ‘93 -’98, early Willowtip catalogue, and Nader Sadek’s record from this year. I’m thinking of words like “gelatinous” and “viscera.” And I’m thinking of New York.” – Invisible Oranges
“While there are moments on the album where the only purpose is to play a megaton of scatter-shot notes, Pyrrhon sidesteps a majority of the usual knocks against the genre.” – Metal Underground
“…an impressive effort, composed of rich, intelligent material – brains as well as brawn.” – About.com
“…on repeated listens I began to find a creepy, unsettling beauty to the dissonant, spaced out parts that really throw the listener off guard.” – Metal Crypt
“…provides the listener with more than enough evidence proving the case for the growth potential death metal still has.” – MetalReview