Kyrios are a band from New York that plays a very dissonant form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 ep "Saturnal Chambers"which will be released on cassette in October by Caligari Records.
a very dark, heavy, melodic and dissonant sound starts off the while the synths also give the songs more of an avant garde edge. Vocals are mostly grim sounding black emtal screams while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
The songs also add in a good mixture of both old school and modern influences while also adding in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style along with one song also being a horror orientated instrumental.
Kyrios plays a style of black metal that takes the old school style of the 90's while also mixing it with a more modern avant garde and dissonant style to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover ancient ruins, dark age mysteries and abstract horrors.
In my opinion Kyrios are a very great sounding dissonant black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep.RECOMMENDED TRACK "A Mare in The Wire". 8 out of 10.