With its imminent US takeover now exactly one week away, today the rulers at Pitchfork spew forth the sonic disease of PYRRHON‘s The Mother Of Virtues in its entirety!
Recorded by Ryan Jones (Today Is The Day, Mutilation Rites) and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice), the nine tracks occupying The Mother Of Virtues takes its listeners on a traumatic sonic voyage into the darkest portals of musical severity. Recommended for perverse souls with a penchant for the audio acuteness of acts like Brutal Truth, Ulcerate, Artificial Brain, Deathspell Omega and Today Is The Day, The Mother Of Virtues offers up a mind-altering synthesis of clanging death, dark jazz rhythms, twisted storytelling and subtle shades of otherworldly psychedelia and is currently raising the eyebrows of critics nationally. In an 8.5/10 rating, Dead Rhetoric commends the band’s ability to, “succinctly switch from a doomy crawl to spastic and frenetic in a mere heartbeat,” noting that, “it’s actually the album’s unpredictability that holds it together. A calculated version of chaos, PYRRHON easily hold their own straddling the line between structure and disorder with the knowledge of exactly how they’re like the pieces to fall.” HeavyBlogIsHeavy gushes, “Delightfully off-kilter and forever twisting, PYRRHON conjure some truly twisted riffs and a sickening atmosphere alongside it. It’s basically the audio equivalent of that truly terrifying [cover] art.” Vice/Noisey notes, “NYC’s PYRRHON sits alone in the fold between a pair of local giants, Unsane and Suffocation. The band clearly leans on its nerdier than thou technical death metal approach to provide the backbone of what they do, but for some of the breakdowns and parts that surround the fretboard wizardry is a devotion to the noisy, misanthropy found on records by Today Is The Day and most of the early Am-Rep roster. It’s a mix of intelligent hatred that could only come from the five boroughs,” while Last Rites adds, “With The Mother of Virtues, PYRRHON has shed any remaining boundaries. But more than that, they’ve just gone wild. Their unpredictable, laboratorial songs employ death metal only as the basic formula, utilizing deconstruction as a compositional tool, and noise as an invasive texture. While always an accomplished band, the massive leap in maturity here is nothing short of staggering.”
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In related news, Tri-State area residents (or anyone down for a Big Apple journey) are encouraged to join in the debauchery that will be PYRRHON‘s record release show this Friday at Trans Pecos in Brooklyn. Additionally, the band will be soiling ears next month at The Acheron alongside Epistasis, Kayo Dot, and White Suns. See details below.
The Mother Of Virtues will be released on CD, LP and digitally in North America via Relapse Records on April 1st, Germany/Finland/Benelux on March 28th and UK/World on March 31st.