Sylosis Conclusion of an Age

Sylosis Conclusion of an Age
The full-length Nuclear Blast debut Conclusion of an Age from British head-bangers Sylosis has its ups and downs. Although the band are clearly influenced by thrash metal, there is a definite metalcore sound emanating from this release. Sylosis use fast drumming and crunching guitar riffs with melodic intervals, making the band sound very Trivium-esque. Jamie Graham's gruff vocals switch to clean singing, at times, making these points the album's weakest, as the band lose their thrash intensity. However, the effort's title track, with no melodic singing, contains the best vocals on the album: an aggressive thrash/death metal mix. With their metalcore style combined with thrash riff tendencies, Sylosis sound like yet another band in the wave of young modern metal acts like Trivium and Bullet For My Valentine. The most notable qualities of Conclusion of an Age are the excellent production by Scott Atkins and the well-structured guitar work that balances intense, chugging riffs with good solos. But although many of the tracks are incredibly catchy, not one song stands out. (Nuclear Blast)