HEAVIEST ALBUM STREAM OF THE DAY: PYRRHON’S AN EXCELLENT SERVANT BUT A TERRIBLE MASTER
You might remember Pyrrhon from Volume 1 of the free NYC Sucks compilation we released earlier this year. You might also remember them from the Fever Kingdoms EP, released last year via The Path Less Traveled Records (chosen by our own Satan Rosenbloom as one of his 2010 year-end favorites) and from An Excellent Servant But a Terrible Master, which the band released on their own earlier this year (which Mr. Rosenbloom also liked). If you live in New York you’ve surely caught one of their powerful live performances.
Selfmadegod Records has picked up An Excellent Servant But a Terrible Master for re-release — it’s always great to see excellent self-released records given extra exposure by labels — and the entire thing is streaming over at Invisible Oranges Here’s IO’s Cosmo Lee, who, as usual, sums things up way more gracefully and concisely than I ever can:
… the music is both mental and physical in a way only death metal can deliver. I’m thinking of beautiful grotesqueries like later Gorguts – a huge influence here – Morbid Angel ‘93 -’98, early Willowtip catalogue, and Nader Sadek’s record from this year. I’m thinking of words like “gelatinous” and “viscera”. And I’m thinking of New York.
Stream the record and read the rest of Cosmo’s take, including a look at the albums New York City-themed lyrics, at Invisible Oranges. At least for today, NYC doesn’t Suck.