Norwegian Doom Metal band Syrach was formed back in 1993 but their brand new album “Days of Wrath” is my first close encounter with their music... and maybe my last... I’m not sure.
Their music is quite okay, but not exactly stunning in my humble opinion. They are heavy, alright... but I could have wished for even heavier guitars. The vocals are deep, melancholic and almost growls... and suits the music quite good and the production is quite good too.
I do enjoy a few of the tracks there are to be found on this promo-CD, but when I listen to it, I find myself doing other things, such as doing the laundry or watching TV. However there are guitar riffs and melodies that easily should appeal to the fans of this genre.
Just take a listen to tracks like; “Stigma Diabolikum” and the heavier than hell “A Death Tear” and the splendid last track "The Twilight Enigma" and you know what I mean. So maybe I’m just a tad spoiled... but “Days of Wrath” are only a tad above average in my book,
despite the 3 tracks mentioned above. But you should definitely check this album out when it’s released November 5th 2007.
(Note: This album was released in March 2007 through guitarist 8-Balls (funny “name”...!) own
Ripper Management. Now it’s available to the masses through Napalm Records.)