PYLAR are a mysterious Doom-Occult Metal band based out of Spain, they are shrouded in obscurity and have a sound that can make anyone feel like they’re on a demented acid trip…Without the acid… They released their newest album, Límyte, on June 23rd of 2023 through Cavsas//Cyclic Law. Here is the official press release below from Liz over at the Earsplit Compound!
Límyte, the harrowing and entrancing seventh full-length offering from Spanish occult drone/doom collective PYLAR, is out today through Cyclic Law offshoot Cavsas. The LP acts as the third and final chapter of the trilogy, preceded by the Horror Cósmyco and Abysmos albums.
PYLAR was formed in Seville by members of Orthodox and Teitanblood. With imagery that feeds on occult sciences, the sacred (with special attention to pagan themes), and superstition, PYLAR navigates the depths of mysticism and cosmic horror evoking interdimensional and abyssal sound scenarios. Incorporating percussion, guitars, keyboards, brass, violin/mandolin, and voices which intone texts from experimental writer and philosopher Francisco Jota-Pérez, fragments extracted from occult sciences, and the cult vanguard grimoire, Cyclonopedia, the band’s participants cross genre boundaries fusing experimental doom metal, black metal, and psychedelia to forge a sound that is at once dense and textured recalling the stylistic elements of artists such as Blut Aus Nord, Swans, and Oranssi Pazuzu.
Poderoso Se Alza En My, released in 2013, served as PYLAR’s letter of presentation and went on to earn praise by Julian Cope. With his year’s Límyte, PYLAR collaborated with renowned musician and producer CG Santos (Teitanblood, Emanation), who played hurdy-gurdies and modular synths, with the aim of being inserted into Límyte as an element from the outside, ultimately opening PYLAR’s compositions outwards, towards a sort of hyper cacophony. The tension created through the overlapping of these elements causes cracks in the music through which what-is-beyond can be seen, while breaking with the linear narrative of traditional musical discourse. An expansion arises towards a collapse that does not imply the end but rather a rearrangement of the primary symbols used at an aesthetic level for a new beginning in an endless spiral…
What would it mean to bring “the creation of the new” to its final horizon in metal with a reckless, uncompromising, and irresponsible tenacity? When you accelerate an artistic genre, you get its cutting edge. With Límyte, PYLAR yearns to push metal to its limits and ultimately break them, always moving forward towards the last frontier… Dwell outside, in the always-beyond, in beauty’s irrational and unknowable limits with metal as the ultimate tool to destroy and create in an endless cycle. PYLAR stands at the edge of the abyss in a non-place that persistently changes location. And that place is the limit, the only space where we can crack what separates us from the next non-place, the one that has not yet been explored.
Experience the unique and entrancing movements of PYLAR’s Límyte now at THIS LOCATION.
Límyte is out now on limited CD, LP, and digital formats at the PYLAR Bandcamp HERE and the Cyclic Law/Cavsas webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE.
“… a fresh portal to a realm without foundation beneath or sky above as the sensation of floating adrift characterizes this continuation and completion of a trilogy started with Horror Cósmyco (2019) and framed by the immense Abysmos (2022)… these travelers have mastered this eerie, horrified feeling already so …what made this record special to me was its lack of connection to real space as both of the two whole-side spanning pieces felt outrageous in their drawn out suspension…” – Grizzly Butts
“The music is challenging, so undertake it in the proper frame of mind. Recommended for seekers in want of a mental perambulation.” – Flying Fiddlesticks
“Music magic, one I cannot recommend enough.” — Machine Music
Gamaheo – drums, percussion
Trarames – French horn
LenguaDeCarpa – voices
Lingua Alaudae – violin, mandolin
Bar-Gal – guitar, keyboard