Pÿlon – “A Lament”

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Aug 222016

Pylon_20A_20Lament_20CD_20Cover_original_3daPÿlon, a Swiss Doom Metal are out with their 7th Studio album, A Lament. The album was released on 29th July 2016, under the label of Roxx records in the US and Quam Libet records in Europe. Before I start with my review on this album, let me tell you, that this Is the first album I’ve ever heard from them, and to be honest, I did not know what to make of it. (But don’t miss reading the conclusion..)

The first song, “Cosmik Lizard”, has an absurd start, slow chugging guitars, rhythmic lyrics, undertone growls (which are not very obvious at first but catches on), and prolonged vocal stretches. Before I could fathom and imbibe their style, the next song, “Desolation is Divine” is queued in. Strangely this song starts with obtuse vocals, tempo slower than usual, and now the prominent undertone growls compliments well with the original vocal style on the song. The solos feel very out of place as its almost triple the tempo of the song. Till now I feel that their songs lack good arrangements and are a little haphazard.

Matt Brand’s vocals on this album sounds heavily inspired by Ozzy Osbourne, and its hard to shake it off. The third song, “The Day After The War” has a pretty decent song arrangement, the slow beating drums along with the vocals, sets a definition for Doom on this song. It has a guest guitarist Ian Arkely shredding, again what I feel are on a higher tempo than what’s required from the song. Continue reading »

Jun 292016

Pylon-2014_ca1Swiss doom metal outfit Pÿlon are very excited to announce the details of their latest release, which marks the bands 7th full length release. Working again with an excellent partnership between US label Roxx Records and in Europe on Quam Libet Records. The band’s brand new effort entitled “A Lament” is scheduled for release on July 29, 2016.

In the two years since the release of “Homo Homini Lupus,” Pÿlon have made no progress whatsoever – which is the greatest compliment you can give this Swiss band of doom stalwarts. Again, they have managed to capture that particular down-tuned- slow-because-I-can magic on “A Lament” with eight brand new and epic tracks such as ‘Desolation Is Divine’ or ‘Lazarus’ but no less with more succinct numbers such as the paean to Clint Eastwood with the track ‘The Lone Rider’ in its seven-minute briskness. Continue reading »

Sep 242014

Pylon_2011.2Roxx Records has been striving to bring you as many Christian Rock and Metal releases as we possibly can but sometimes we need a little helping hand, actually this is the first time we have tried something like this and can use some support from those of you out there willing and able. We have several releases in the pipeline still this year and on into next year, but we need a little help with this one to make it a reality for the band Pÿlon.

* Pÿlon are the premiere Christian Doom Metal band based in Switzerland who are now on their sixth studio release. Release number 5 and 6 both hailing from Roxx Records by way of their albums titled “The Harrowing of Hell” and “Homo Homini Lupus”. “The Harrowing of Hell” was released on CD and a Limited Edition  vinyl version which is now out of print and Sold Out. “Homo Homini Lupus’ was just released on CD (June 3rd.) and features 7 brand new tunes featuring the recently released single ‘Salagia’ and a very cool interpretation of the Slayer tune ‘South of Heaven’ which features a guest appearance from Tim Gaines of the band Stryper. Continue reading »

Jun 162014

pylonhomocd Pÿlon are a doom outfit from Switzerland and their recent releases have been ‘Armoury Of God’ (2011) and ‘The Harrowing Of Hell’ (2012). They also appeared alongside My Silent Wake on the split album ‘Empyrean Rose’ (2013). The latest offering is their sixth full-length album, ‘Homo Homini Lupus’ (2014) which appears via the U.S. label Roxx Productions.

‘Homo Homini Lupus’ is loosely translated from Latin as ‘man is a wolf to [his fellow] man’. Other translations show it as “man is man’s wolf” and is often used when describing the horrors of which humans are capable of inflicting on each other. The album contains six original compositions and one “unlikely” cover song. Also Jordan Cutajar (Nomad Son) takes over on vocal duties.

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Apr 262014

Pylon_2011.2Swiss Doom Metalers Pÿlon are very excited to announce the debut single and video from their forthcoming album entitled “Homo Homini Lupus” will be released June 3rd. on US Label Roxx Records. The CD will contain six original compositions, including a track, “Al HaHar”, with a verse in Modern Hebrew and one cover song which is set to be a brand new re-imagining of the classic Slayer track ‘South of Heaven’ which will also feature a guest appearance by Tim Gaines of Stryper playing bass.

The first single entitled ‘Saligia’ has just officially been released and the band also completed their first official video for the song. The song was directed by Oliver Schneider with camera work from Kathrin Schlumpf and features the model Janine Huber.

Pÿlon have also recruited the vocal talents of Jordan Cutajar of Nomad Son to handle all of the vocal duties on this brand new effort. Matt Brand will continue to handle all guitars along with the talents of Oliver Schneider. Rounding out this highly anticipated release will be Reto Hardmeier on bass and Beni Mayer on drums. Continue reading »