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So there's this new band around
town called Kyberox. My town being Tacoma.
If you've been around my town for awhile, some of these musicians will be
familiar to you. You might have seen them with CFA or Argonaut or Chrono Bats,
and that pedigree will give you some idea of what you might expect. You really
need to check them out, though, because like any kind of new combination,
there's always something unexpected.
I think it's great that this band
has gotten 4 tracks written, recorded and out for our listening pleasure in
such a short amount of time. The band describes their sound as influenced by
KYUSS, Acid King, The Sword and John Williams. I can hear all of those. A lot
of what I hear is doom, but with all kinds of interesting little things pulled
in to the mix. If you are looking for straight up doom, this is not your band,
but if you, like me, dig it when bands find ways to drag all kinds of
influences into what you do, you need to hear this band.
“Strawberry Wizard” is a winner,
both in terms of the name of the track and the music performed. It starts with
a riff, like all good music should, and then the whole band kicks in like a
sledgehammer to the chest, and it's on. Low and slow leads to something a little
faster, back and forth between the two. The fuzz swirls around you like the
smoke from a shaman's sacred fire and pulls you into the heaviness. Ride the
riff and let it take you on your own vision quest.
“Blast” is the final track and
it pulls together the best things of the previous three songs to wrap things up
quite nicely. I dare you to listen to this one and not get the head nod going.
I love it when bands can be heavy like this but still manage to get a nice
groove going. The bands uses soft/loud dynamics, some cool guitar effects, and
great lyrics to make this song a nice showcase for what they do.
This is a very good first step
for a band that's only been together for a few months and I'm really looking
forward to seeing them progress and grow. If they can come up with music this
good right out of the gates they have a very bright future in the world of