Viathyn | Cynosure

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Chaos Divine Leprous Orden Ogan

More Artists From
CANADA - Alberta

Other Genres You Will Love
Metal/Punk: Progressive Metal Metal/Punk: Power Metal Moods: Mood: Virtuoso
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.

Cynosure

by Viathyn

Cynosure is a masterful melodic and hard hitting progressive power metal follow-up to the debut album The Peregrine Way.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Progressive Metal
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Continue Shopping
cd in stock order now
Buy 2 or more of this title's physical copies and get 10% off
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Ageless Stranger
7:13 $0.99
2. The Coachman
5:41 $0.99
3. Edward Mordrake
6:24 $0.99
4. Shadows in Our Wake
7:03 $0.99
5. Countess of Discordia
7:12 $0.99
6. Time Will Take Us All
7:02 $0.99
7. Three Sheets to the Wind
7:21 $0.99
8. Albedo
6:48 $0.99
9. Cynosure
9:36 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Produced by Viathyn's Tomislav Crnkovic and mixed and mastered by Sacha Laskow (Divinity, Every Hour Kills), Cynosure features nine epic assaulting tracks with intense guitar shredding and infectious chants that blend prog thrash, melo-death and power metal influences.

With Viathyn's 2010 The Peregrine Way debut album praised for its innovative song-writing and fresh comparison to today's power metal, it was only a matter of time for guitarist Jacob Wright to launch into song-writing mode and compose a majority of the material that would be recorded for this second full-length.

Even through hindrances such as studio closings, computer crashes, losing a jam space, and a flood, Viathyn was able to record their second album between August 2012 and February 2014. With the addition of 7-string guitars, some growl vocals, and an evolving influence, Cynosure's songs are faster, more technical, and heavier, while maintaining a constant melodic and progressive presence.

Viathyn was formed in 2006 in Calgary, Alberta when brothers Tomislav and Dave Crnkovic (on guitar and drums respectively) joined forces with lead guitarist Jacob Wright. Having come from various influences such as thrash, melo-death, and power metal, they wrote a handful of early demo tracks to settle on an overall sound for the group. In 2008, they recorded the Demagogue EP in order to attract a permanent vocalist and bassist. Alex Kot joined on bass in 2009, and brought with him a unique playing style by using an 8-string NS stick. Tomislav took up vocal duties, and the line-up was complete. Viathyn started playing live shows and has supported bands such as Stratovarius, Manegarm, Incantation, Rotten Sound, Into Eternity, and Skeletonwitch.

Quick fact on the band name: Playing off the word 'Leviathan', the guys settled on ‘Viathyn’, which has no actual definition in the English language, but when referring to the band can be taken to mean ‘progressive, melodic, grandiose, innovative and emotional’.

A chance encounter at a local record store in Calgary, Alberta between guitarist Jacob Wright, who was just looking for work, and vocalist Tomislav Crnkovic, who happened to be an employee of said shop, resulted in a friendship that gradually led to the creation of progressive metal outfit Viathyn in 2009.

Playing off the word 'Leviathan', the guys settled on ‘Viathyn’, which has no actual definition in the English language, but when referring to the band can be taken to mean ‘progressive, melodic, grandiose, innovative and emotional’.

Forgoing the strict rules and structure common to the genre, the four-piece is known for its ability to write songs that grow and progress naturally and shift tone unapologetically without falling victim to common tropes. Building on their first full-length album, 2010’s The Peregrine Way, Viathyn is now gearing up to unveil its second record, Cynosure.

“The literal definition of ‘cynosure’ is a focal point or an object that serves to guide,” explains Wright. “Each track focuses upon a character that is either affected by or acts as an agent of chaos and the message we wanted to express is how small and insignificant our actions and petty squabbles are within the grand scale of the universe. It's kind of a backwards way of trying to show that we as humans should be humble and respectful to each other!”

Cynosure promises to be faster, more technical and heavier than its predecessor while maintaining a constant melodic and progressive presence - can you handle it?

• All songs performed by: Tomislav Crnkovic, Jacob Wright, Alex Kot, Dave Crnkovic
• All songs written by: Jacob Wright, Tomislav Crnkovic, Alex Kot
• Produced by: Tomislav Crnkovic
• Mixed by: Sacha Laskow
• Mastered by: Sacha Laskow

Read more...

Reviews


to write a review