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The best kept secret in music

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"Between heaven and hell"

One way to describe the Brevard County band Slyd is deep cerebral energy with nice symmetrical synchronicity. Aesthetically speaking…heaven meets hell spawned with black metal undertones, in other words if you brought Creed and Godsmack together you would have created “Slyd.” The “revelation” smacks you right in the face after hearing phenomenal covers of Godsmack’s “I Stand Alone” and Creed’s “My Sacrifice.” Followed by one of Slyd’s originals “Realize” or “Chain Reaction (piece of mind’s beside you/ use your mind to guide you/ you are the one/ you are the chain reaction/ listen to your mind.”)

After hearing one of the band’s catchy originals it tends to “slide” into your head, later finding yourself singing it. That’s when you “Realize” this band is going to make an imprint sooner or later.
The first time I saw Slyd perform was in Downtown Melbourne, at Meg O’Malley’s, during November’s Street Fest. As I entered the pub I was stricken by the power and energy radiating from the stage. Comments drifted around the room about the unbroken calibrations from the sound system, and at times it was hard to believe it wasn’t a CD recording!

Slyd was formed in April 2001, originally by brainchild Mark Renzetti (bass, originally from PA) and John Cretian (exceptional drummer, originally from MA). Ironically enough, Cretian played in a band called Runner with lead singer Phil Andre’ in MA. Runner was looking for a drummer and interviewed Jon Wysocki (now with Staind) for the position.



However, Wysocki failed the test and Cretian was hired! Runner eventually parted ways as Andre’ and Cretian found their way to Florida, rumor has it that later Runner’s old guitarist was picked up by New Kids On The Block. The only missing link for Slyd at this point was a lead guitarist, that’s when good fortune hit and they found Tony Mix through the classifieds in the Orlando Weekly. Tony (originally from MA as well), does an incredible job on lead with precise sound coordination!

Slyd is steady gaining ground and doing a great job at collecting fans. I recently followed the band to Orlando to get a feel for their popularity and I wasn’t disappointed. A couple of college students referred to them as “one the best local metal rock bands in Orlando.”


Although presently Slyd is mostly doing covers (and a heck of a job at that!) they would like to get more attention focused on their originals. The band anticipates the release of a 5-song demo to be finished (hopefully) in December.


If you enjoy Great Rock then Slyd is a ‘must see Brevard County band’, especially if you are a fan of bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Puddle of Mudd, Godsmack or Creed. But don’t discount their individuality, you will also get hooked on their originals very quickly!


Frontman Phil Andre’, also a classical trained pianist, delivers an engaging performance with captivating vocals that don’t fade through the night. There isn’t anything critical that can be said about this band, each band member is strong in the role they each perform. Mark Renzetti, delivers a powerful bass performance on his Wal 5 string Mach II. Renzetti credits Victor Wooten as one of his major influences; however, I detect a little Cliff Burton.



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Discography

"Indecision" Released July 0f 2003

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Slyd is a blend of influences that combine into some powerful melodies with some twists here and there. The bottom line: its in the hook! Adding a great melody with a great hook is the key!
Slyd strives to accomplish this. The band's first CD "Indecision" Which was self released locally, Sold quite well! Also getting airtime on 4 of Orlandos main radio stations. Slyd has open for national acts with crowds of 20,000 plus But still love playing the local venue's.