Asylum Pyre

Asylum Pyre (Power Metal) - France




A wind of change over the metal sphere. Power, melody, emotions. A perfect mix of modern and traditional metal led by an extraordinary lead vocalist allied with an unbelievable variety in atmospheres. Asylum Pyre plays each song as if it were the last, as if its life was on trial. A rare intensity and choruses that will all stick to your head. Add to this a whole pre-apocalyptical universe in which each band member plays a double-game character and you’ve got an intense and unforgettable artistic experience!





"The Nowhere Dance" Single Review
The starts off with fast driving riffage and melodic vocals that kicks up the adrenaline right from the get go. The soaring vocals continue as the melodies take over in the chorus. The instrumentation produces a mosh like quality before the second verse kicks in. The second veers barrels ahead with its Power Metal fury. The halfway point of the track dips down a bit with its pacing. The splendid guitar work takes over by way of a solo and bridge that combine with the melodic vocals. The pacing picks back up and eventually hits back into the chorus to help close out the track.

Verdict:
Asylum Pyre soar to greater heights with their newest single.





"Virtual Guns" Single Review
The track begins with atmospheric tones but shortly after drums and guitars join the fray. The track churns into a higher gear with dual clean and harsh vocals here and there. The melodic vocals eventually take hold as the pacing hits its stride. The chorus blasts in and the listener is already hooked. The Nightwish and Lacuna Coil vibes are there but Asylum Pyre is all about their own signature melodic sound. The instrumentation is top notch The bridge halfway in dips the track down and goes for a more crunchy dynamic sound. There's a controlled buildup back up to the chorus. The chorus explodes back in and helps finish the track in grand style.

Verdict:
Asylum Pyre are ready for the prime time with their newest single.

-Interview- (1/13/23)
1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name "Asylum Pyre" and is there any meaning behind it?

Just by a series of chances... Someone who win a guitar, a lost cd,... unbelievable encounters at work... really, it was like the universe was sending a message saying : go make music! The sound has started with something in between blind guardian, pain of salvation and nightwish. Step by step we have added new elements. Many new elements. We have tried plenty of stuff in the whole range of music! Really. There are still ways to explore of course but from rap to black metal, it is this kind of mix that have allowed us to develop it. The name of the band has been found just my mixing words during a brainstorming and, there, when I saw it. I said to myself: Well behind this there is a full story that can be developed ! We will explain it in the month to come on social medias.


2. What do you want people to take away from your music?

Tunes to sing, shout and cry! And some lyrics that could help cheering them up! Even if they are dark they also call for a warming unity.


3. How would you describe your sound to the average listener?

Very tough questions. Our basics were, are and will always be power metal but we have enriched it with many different parts, tribal, growls, electro, pop, black, prog, ambiant... It is a great mix but the main focus is on melody, catchy choruses and emotions.


4. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

Definitely Beast in Black and Helloween, and maybe tour again with a band with Luca Turilli!


5. How has Covid affected what you do?

Well it has prevented us from properly promoting our previous album "N°4" and that's really a pity but, it also gave us more time to work on the new one, so all in all, we try to look at the bright side of life


6. What’s your take on the current state of Power Metal?

In metal, in general, more and more technique, less and less inspiration and a real tendency to sound alike and to make several times the same album and, even on a n album, the same songs. That's what we try to avoid. Power metal remains one of our favorite but sometimes it lacks the magic of a natural production.


7. What's the current music scene like there in France?

It's all about Rap and RnB here. Plus the traditional french pop. Regarding metal, the most common genre and taste is focused on technical melo death metal. But there are also great bands in many genres Misanthrope with a really unique theatretical thrash death sounds, Nightmare (heavy), Hevius (Heavy), Angellore (dark ambiant). A lot less people are atteding to the shows these unless for the really big international names.


8. What’s your take on the royalties that streaming services pay out to artists?

Your questions make me think I'm a dark pessimist person ! :D Well, music is free now. That's a reality we have to admit. The share we have on our work does not even allow us to cover our charge. Even big bands and some metal legends are struggling so.


9. What’s next for Asylum Pyre?

Videos and videos, shows and shows, meeting all of you and preparing the next album!


10. Any shoutouts?

Give us a listen. A deep one. You won't regret it. If you do regret it, come speak to us! If our music don't please, wer're still cool guys!