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Sarnia, Ontario, Canada | SELF

Sarnia, Ontario, Canada | SELF
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"Morbid Theory - Harbinger 2010"

The two guitarists are really masters of the strings whether they play classical jerky metal riffs, or place a melodic guitar solo. As a trademark of the melodic death metal style, the bands often like to make a short journey into other subgenres like gothic, dark melancholic metal. We can notice in case here, too.

I would also recommend Harbinger to anti-death metal fans because they will find a dozens of acoustic intros and melodies. They safely can check Becoming the Omen where the acoustic guitars and keyboards help the singer present the intro of the song. This intro leads to a very complex 8 minute track with interesting piano parts inside. Any progressive metal bands would become envious and take a bow immediately.

The rhythm section, including bass/drums, are well put together. I have to highlight the drummer who can prove that he can do the melodic prog-death sound. I liked the improvements above the general melodic death metal style by putting more attention on progressive complex portions of the songs. I am sure they are a newcomer to this style with thousands of new thoughts. It is worth listening to these songs for all traditional fans and some brave anti-death metal fans as well. There is lots of changing between slow/quick parts and they often parade with piano parts or melodic guitar solos.

I would like to highlight Going Under which goes back to 80's thrash metal world, which could be a tribute to the masters King/Hanneman. I have heard the best prog-metal song ever called Silent Judgement, where the Canadians mix the acoustic parts with the deadly quick guitars riffs, led by some background symphonies. This idea is very new and I have never heard something like it for the 25 years that I've been familiar with metal music.

The melodic death metal style is crowded by thousands of bands from US and Europe but I can feel something unique, young, fresh, and dynamic in Osyron. - Vaskarc


Harbinger (2012)
- Debut, full-length



Osyron is a Canadian metal band from Sarnia, Ontario. The band was founded under the name Morbid Theory, and now consists of Bobby Harley (vocals, guitar), Krzysztof Stalmach (guitar), and Curt Manzys (drums).

They wrote their first demo, Chaos Breed, and released it in December 2006. Since that release, Osyron, performing under the name Morbid Theory, have dedicated themselves to enhancing their quality and sound by performing multiple shows and small tours alongside successful bands like Norther, Protest the Hero, Threat Signal, Quo Vadis, and The Agonist.

Beginning summer 2009, the band began writing material for their first full-length album, Harbinger. They recorded a demo of it at Ice House Studios (Goderich, Ontario) and released it digitally in August 2010.

Following a line-up change in 2011, the band felt they needed a fresh start with their new ideas. Their title was changed to Osyron, and Harbinger was re-recorded under the new name. It is planned on being released spring 2012.

Harbinger is the first album of a trilogy, and strives to be unique compared to other releases. It is a story of one man's battle with the rapidly, and tragically, changing environment surrounding him. Progressive, powerful, epic, and dominating, the album contains styles ranging from crushing and heavy to catchy and melodic, and is guaranteed to grasp and hold onto to any listener's ear.