THESYRE - EXIST! - OSMOSE
Apparently Canada’s Thesyre is bent on maintaining a certain amount of anonymity. The band and the label provide next to no information on the act and the disc itself features one thirty-two minute song repeated twice (although there is a slight time variation and potentially some divergence), plus a short excerpt of the same track presumably included for promotional usage.
The album’s cover artwork is minimalist and utilitarian and the music/song adheres to that image to a certain extent with its cold and austere arrangement. The track does go through ups and downs, slow and fast parts, but is largely a frosty amalgamation of Voivod and newer Satyricon by way of comparison. The vocals are harsh and the sound clear, although the band does throw in the odd sample and loop to augment the industrial feeling.
Oddly enough the music and the band sound better and better with repeated listens, yet one cannot conclusively declare Thesyre a success or failure. After all, all we have here is one track. - Ali “The Metallian”