Pyre are a band from Russia that plays an old school form of Swedish style death metal with elements of crustcore and doom metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Human Hecatomb" which was released by Chaos Records.
Powerful sounding bass guitars and drums start off t he album before going into a more melodic and heavier musical direction along with some blast beats and fast riffing as well as a mixture of growls and screams that bring a Swedish death metal feeling into the bands musical sound and the band also brings in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Solos and leads when they are utilized are very dark and melodic sounding and you can hear the rawness of crust in the faster sections of the music while the slower riffs are heavily influenced by doom metal which also gets mixed in with the melodies at times and after awhile the band also brings in a brief use of spoken word samples and all of the songs have a 90's sound while the production makes the band sound more modern.
Pyre takes a very old school style of Swedish death metal style and also brings in a bit of USDM, crustcore and doom metal to create a very raw and heavy recording, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness, horror and gore themes.
In my opinion Pyre are a very great sounding old school Swedish style death metal b and with elements of crustcore and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Far Beyond The Unknown" "Possessed" "Under the Death Reign" and "Disturbia". 8 out of 10.