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SYLOSIS
CONCLUSION OF AN AGE
NUCLEAR BLAST

Newbie UK metal mavens Sylosis employ a myriad of modern touches to their latest offering, a disc heavily steeped in thrash metal's golden era of double-barrel ambushes. CONCLUSION OF AN AGE blends the musicality of Trivium, Strapping Young Lad, Shadows Fall and Megadeth with a bevy of blistering Exodus-esque solos ("Stained Humanity"), volatile vocals ("Withered") and complex arrangements ("Blackest Skyline") fortifying this 12-track affair, rapidly placing Sylosis alongside metal's most elite craftsmen. Striking a balance between crunchy and razor-sharp thanks to their metalcore meets Bay Area merger ("Transcendence"), this act eagerly doles kudos to elder statesmen such as Testament and Kreator without sounding like a retread while embracing a slew of contemporary metalcore nuances for a well-rounded attack that skillfully references the good old days without going full-on retro.
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