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Pyramido : Salt

Pyramido are making a big step forward with their second album.

’Sand’, the first album from this Swedish Sludge band had let foresee a great potential, although toned down by a certain linearity and ever-present yelled vocals (and therefore sounding pretty quickly boring). Two years later, here comes ‘Salt’, Pyramido has learned some lessons from the past: their music is richer, more aired out (relatively...) while we can also enjoy a noticeable improvement vocal-wise (you can now listen to the whole album in one go without risking any persistent ‘headaches’!)

Influences from Eye Hate God and Bongzilla are still present but far better digested, remaining very brutal, angry, dripping and dirty. Pyamido’s Sludgecore has become a bit more Metal, doomier too, still very tormented and epileptic but more structured and complex, homogeneous in quality with especially a harmonious and developped guitarwork, more tempo variations etc... There’s even a kind of melodic interlude of more than 3 minutes with the surprising instrumental ’Saltstoder’, which allows a little rest before the other next songs; I doubt this is how Pyramido’s style will definitely sound in the future but the willingness to try something different is very interesting; not brutal at all, this track is very catchy and hypnotic at the same time.

The production is almost perfect, enhancing the massive, raw and uncompromising edge of Pyramido and their emerging complexity. I’m sure that songs like ‘Walking Blind’ or ‘Hollow Words’ must be pure killers on stage where I think the band is clearly ready to break everything. Let’s hope that a European tour will soon follow to confirm their possible future supremacy on the old continent; indeed, in front of the American mastodons of the genre, the European scene is still looking for some true modern leaders, now with such a masterpiece there’s no doubt that Pyramido have all the abilities to become its new locomotive...

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Walking blind
2. Let to rot
3. Saltstoder
4. Onward
5. Hollow words
6. Dr Milton (destroyers of the world)

Duration : Approx. ?? minutes

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Reviewed on 2011-05-31 by Steph Le Saux
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