Spanish occult drone/doom unit PYLAR today unveils the disquieting sounds of “La Caída (Descenso Definitivo A Través De Las Profundidades Mayores).” Now streaming at Decibel Magazine, the track comes off the project’s Abysmos full-length, set for release March 4th via Humo Internacional.
PYLAR is made up of several hyerophants, shamans, and druids. It is thought that there are members of the mighty Orthodox and the magnificent Blooming Látigo among them. Together the band’s participants fuse song, dance, and invocations, their every hymn a vibrational ceremony of sorts with the objective of awakening tellurian forces which have been lying dormant since the Ancient Times.
Notes the band, “With ‘La Caída,’ Abysmos´ first track, the atmosphere of the introduction is inspired by The Lighthouse soundtrack, with music composed by Mark Korven. Although Sunn O))) is an obvious influence, we wanted to add something to the drone vibe of the intro that you don’t usually hear in this type of band. While the horn and the guitar maintain a brutal and slow dialogue, the violin, the synthesizers, and the electronic percussions add timbre variety through textures that intertwine and increase the tension. Once the theme explodes, the task is to maintain the tension of a music to which more and more elements are added, having in mind the Neurosis of Through Silver In Blood or the wildest Swans. On a harmonic level, the tension is not resolved until a final leviathanic riff that coincides with the textural climax of the composition where the plot becomes ultra-dense, seeking to disorient the listener and plunge him into a spiral of dementia.”
Adds Decibel, “Adding to their mystique, the occult group fuses invocations and ancient shamanic practices to make their music more of a ritual or ceremony that one needs to experience to understand. And even if you don’t buy into the metaphysical aspect of the music, the doom is strong with this one…”
Stream PYLAR’s “La Caída (Descenso Definitivo A Través De Las Profundidades Mayores)” RIGHT HERE.
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Abysmos is the second part of an album trilogy, which began with 2019’s critically lauded Horror Cósmyco. Delivering four suffocating psalms that vacate into the unknown and explore the unfathomable, PYLAR seeks to stun through sonic uncertainty, increasing tension by twisting the primordial symbols of “metal.” Through a fantastically dense texture that surrounds the instrumental core, PYLAR causes disorientation in its listeners by superimposing elements of the style of Blut Aus Nord, Aevangelist, Swans, and Oranssi Pazuzu. The resulting atmosphere is a metal with an omnipresent but elusive sound, with vague to ungraspable dimensions, that confounds and hypnotizes. Guitar and bass unleash hidden forces coupled with mountains of drums and chthonic percussions; legions of inter-dimensional horns and violins form the shapeless mass above as abyssal voices sing in forgotten alphabets reciting fragments of forbidden books that cause the loss of reason.
To translate what the Abyss sounds like, PYLAR has once again collaborated with Francisco Jota-Pérez (expert in hyperstition, occultural philosophy, and experimental narrator) whose texts add to the whole an impenetrable wall of abyssal significance.