Vyre – The Initial Frontier Pt. 1 (2013)


Out on Supreme Chaos Records, we have one of the most unique releases of 2013 that for some reason got lost in our review queue and we finally gave it the attention it commands. Featuring a unique blend of Melodic/Symphonic Black Metal with a heavy dosage of Atmospheric synths and Avant-Garde elements, “The Initial Frontier Pt. 1” is a release that will demand your undivided attention since the first minute.

After a short intro, the space journey begins with the intergalactic epic “The Initial Frontier”. Delivering 9 minutes of lush atmospheric elements and imposing guitars, this track created a unique atmosphere that will disconnect you from reality. The Black Metal onslaughts remind us of bands like Shade Empire and early Dimmu Borgir, allowing the band to be quite versatile and engaging.

Further developing the all-encompassing sound, “Fragile Equilibrium” and “Coil of Pipes” keep the journey going with tons of excellent melodic passages and just the right amount of speed and intense drumming here and there to keep things exciting. The ending of “Coil of Pipes” also goes into weird Space Rock/Proggy territories nicely changing the tempo of things.

Our favorite track is the relaxing and multi-layered “Digital Dreams”, a song that reminds us of the early days of Melodic Metal, but with some nice twists thrown into the mix. As the release closes with the futuristic “Miasma”, the album comes full cycle and leaves us wanting more of Vyre’s unique and exciting musical talents. As a whole, “The Initial Frontier Pt.1” is an excellent release that showcases a very promising band, we can only hope that Pt.2 is as good as this one. If you like experimental Melodic/Symphonic Black Metal that keeps surprising you from start to end, look no further and pick up a copy of this release.

Band: Vyre Album: The Initial Frontier Pt. 1

Label: Supreme Chaos Records

Release: November 29th, 2013

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Genre: Symphonic/Avant-Garde Black Metal

Country: Germany

Rating: 92/100

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