Metal Injection is currently streaming Abysmos, the unsettling new full-length from Spanish occult drone/doom outfit, PYLAR. The premiere comes in advance of the record’s official unveiling this Friday, March 4th via Humo Internacional.
PYLAR is made up of several hyerophants, shamans, and druids. It is thought that there are members of the mighty Orthodox and the magnificent Blooming Látigo among them. Together the band’s participants fuse song, dance, and invocations, their every hymn a vibrational ceremony of sorts with the objective of awakening tellurian forces which have been lying dormant since the Ancient Times.
Notes Metal Injection, “we’re starting the ritual a little early because look – sometimes you need heaps of hypnotizing riffs to listen to all day.”
Succumb to the sounds of PYLAR’s Abysmos, now playing exclusively at Metal Injection, at THIS LOCATION.
Abysmos will be released on CD and digitally. Find preorders and merch at THIS LOCATION.
Abysmos is the second part of an album trilogy, which began with 2019’s critically lauded Horror Cósmyco. Delivering four suffocating psalms that vacate into the unknown and explore the unfathomable, PYLAR seeks to stun through sonic uncertainty, increasing tension by twisting the primordial symbols of “metal.” Through a fantastically dense texture that surrounds the instrumental core, PYLAR causes disorientation in its listeners by superimposing elements of the style of Blut Aus Nord, Aevangelist, Swans, and Oranssi Pazuzu. The resulting atmosphere is a metal with an omnipresent but elusive sound, with vague to ungraspable dimensions, that confounds and hypnotizes. Guitar and bass unleash hidden forces coupled with mountains of drums and chthonic percussions; legions of inter-dimensional horns and violins form the shapeless mass above as abyssal voices sing in forgotten alphabets reciting fragments of forbidden books that cause the loss of reason.
To translate what the Abyss sounds like, PYLAR has once again collaborated with Francisco Jota-Pérez (expert in hyperstition, occultural philosophy, and experimental narrator) whose texts add to the whole an impenetrable wall of abyssal significance.
“The occult group fuses invocations and ancient shamanic practices to make their music more of a ritual or ceremony that one needs to experience to understand. And even if you don’t buy into the metaphysical aspect of the music, the doom is strong with this one…” — Decibel
“…cinematic and yet inane. There’s an absurdity and an abhorrent quality to the tormented, sonic chaos that is Abysmos… The chaos of freeform hymns and the constant rise and fall of the ever-changing noise conjures a feeling of despair and unsettles the mind.” — Distorted Sound
“Abysmos works quite well as a seated listen, a trance-inducing sublimation from implied heavy and extreme metal elements into something entirely else, yet it is a performance that hinges upon the unexpected and well, again, a performance first and foremost.” — Grizzly Butts