Pyogenesis - _Twinaleblood_
(Nuclear Blast/EastWest, 1995)
by: Adrian Bromley (
Pyogenesis' latest offering is far from what I had imagined it to be. Managing to blend heavy alternative riffs and a metal edge is not an easy task but Pyogenesis has pulled it off with flying colors. In the same, somewhat gothic stance of Type O Negative, mixed with the sounds of metal heroes Paradise Lost and fuzz-whizzos Smashing Pumpkins, Germany's Pyogenesis discover another route (an alternative route maybe?) to playing their metal music. An interesting concept to say the least when you have numbers like the commercially accessible title track 'Twinaleblood', 'Snakehole', or 'Those Charming Seas', blended with stoic metal numbers as 'I'm Coming', and the vigorous 'God Complex'. One of the most memorable things about _Twinaleblood_ is the eerie vibe/atmosphere that consist a majority of the songs. It's haunting and very effective, which kind of places a lower emphasis on the less metallic sound that _Twinaleblood_ delivers, and that is something worth noting. Don't know how well this album will go over with the die-hard metal fans but as far as experimental death metal goes this is pretty much walking the fine line between 'metal'-ly acceptable and a complete write off. Listen to it first before you decide to scrap your other Pyogenesis material 'cause you may be surprised.
(article published 9/2/1995)
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