The Skinny: New York City progressive death metal collective and recent Relapse signees, Pyrrhon (pronounced peer-on), emerge from the urban decay with a nightmarish offering of physically and psychologically mauling extreme metal. Titled The Mother Of Virtues, the band’s sophomore full-length is a mind-bending fusion of clanging death metal, surreal psychedelia, dark jazz rhythms and delirious storytelling. Sear your ears with teaser track “Balkanized”.
Recorded with Ryan Jones (Today Is The Day, Mutilation Rites) and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice), the nine tracks comprising The Mother Of Virtues takes its listener on a harrowing journey into the darkest corners of musical severity. Recommended for demented souls who worship at the altars of Gorguts, Ulcerate, Cryptopsy, Portal, Deathspell Omega, Today Is The Day and the like.
Elaborates vocalist Doug Moore: “We focused on capturing an organic, spontaneous sound on this album. Consequently, we tracked most of the album live; most of its quieter moments and solo breaks are partially or entirely improvised. We like to let the chips fall where they may.”
The Mother Of Virtues Track Listing:
01. The Oracle of Nassau
02. White Flag
03. Sleeper Agent
05. Eternity in a Breath
06. Implant Fever
07. Invisible Injury
08. The Parasite in Winter
09. The Mother of Virtues