If you try to think to yourself, “What is the best modern thrash band out there?”, you’d need to be aimed in the direction of Sylosis’ debut album, Conclusion Of An Age. It is without a doubt, the way modern metal needs to be played.

While the album isn’t necessarily a concept album, the majority of the lyrical content has to do with the struggle of mankind, and how eventually Mother Nature will strike back, and take back what’s hers. Instrumentally, the band kicks ass. It’s truly astonishing hearing something brutally heavy transfer right over to a melodic riff worthy of In Flames stature. To be honest, the album reminds me of a cross between older All That Remains, and Soilwork. I’d say that’s a good mix, wouldn’t you guys agree?

My personal favourite on the disc is “Teras”. With a track name like that, I bet you can guess what the song may be about. While it isn’t really about the planet getting revenge, it’s more about tyrants of the world crushing everybody under their pudgy little fists. I really hope the world doesn’t actually end the way it describes in the song though.

I’d recommend this album to any body who is a fan of Parkway Drive, The Black Dahlia Murder, All That Remains, In Flames, Soilwork, or even Testament.  [ END ]

Track Listing:

01. Desolate Seas
02. After Lifeless Years
03. The Blackest Skyline
04. Transcendence
05. Reflections Through Fire
06. Conclusion Of An Age
07. Swallow The World
08. Teras
09. Withered
10. Last Remaining Light
11. Stained Humanity
12. Oath Of Silence

Run Time: 59:04
Release Date: 01.27.2009