Every avid music listener spends a lot of time in search for something new or something to be acquainted with. Especially when it comes to the heavy metal genre—to the roots of every post-1980’s metal subgenre. I think that a no fan can give up that taste, but on the other side it could be boring to listen to the same old song played all over again. Luckily some bands choose the original route, and this is where Orymus come to the scene. A brand new band, with the familiar sound that rocks.
Orymus stayed true to heavy metal/hard rock and added progressive rock to their sound. There is a huge influence of southern rock hiding in the branches. There are quite a few bands that have been experimenting with these elements over the course of time. What makes Orymus different is the way they managed to put this all into work. Music embraces differences it brings from ask these elements. Singer Daniel Brönnimann has a damn good voice which fits even better with the music, and he truly makes difference on the band’s second studio album Miracles.
The five-piece from Bern in Switzerland has come up with a record that is nothing less than how they describe their music. What it clearly shows is the experience and hard workmanship. Miracles features ten songs, each of them coming with a taste of deliciousness on its own. The opening “End of the World,” a personal favourite, starts with a short intro, followed by Daniel shouting “This is the end of the world…” As the songs goes by, you realise that the music of Orymus ensures you made a right decision to listen to the album. “Testament of a Simple Man” is a very likeable, catchy tune that brings a southern rock vibe and a large influence by Led Zeppelin.
If you are a fan of traditional heavy metal/hard rock adapted for the world of today, Orymus from Switzerland is a great addition for your music collection.