The band’s long-awaited sophomore album.
Rotting and caustic Death Metal from the sewers of Saint Petersburg. It’s as genuine and convincing as it can possibly get, focusing on the traditional and raw sound reminiscent of greats such as Asphyx, Grave, Morgoth, Nihilist/early Entombed, Death, Unleashed, Autopsy, Repugnant, Obituary, Dismember and Pestilence, and rivaling most of their recent peers.
No quarter given and no compromises made! Pyre chain themselves to their signature traditionalist sound. Indeed, “Chained to Ossuaries” is as sinister as its title suggests, galloping forward one minute and dragging the listener down into doomed abysses the other, the former flaying the listener alive while the latter throbs with the ominousness of a gargantuan subterranean beast.
Of especial note is the production here, crisp and lively, richly analog but not drowning in reverb or over-distortion, the drums in particular snapping bones with ease.
With dark and stylish cover art courtesy of Artem Grigoryev, Pyre prove with “Chained to Ossuaries” that the second strike is deadlier indeed!