Byyrth are a duo from San Francisco, California that plays a very raw form of occult black metal and this is a review of their self titled 2016 demo which was released by Grey Matter Productions.
A very dark yet melodic and lo-fi sound starts off the demo along with some high pitched black metal screams a few seconds later before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also utilizes a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats and you can also hear a great amount of second wave influences in the bands musical style.
At times the vocals get very grim and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic style and you can also hear touches of some of the early bay area black metal in the bands musical style and clean guitars are used briefly on the last track.
Byyrth plays a style of occult black metal that is very dark, raw and lo-fi sounding, the production also sticks to a very dark and raw sound while the lyrics cover Vampirism, occultism, Paganism, Left Hand Path, death, hatred and suicide themes.
In my opinion Byyrth are a very great sounding raw, occult black metal duo and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Unhuman". 8 out of 10.