8/20/2006 - Review by: Eric Compton
Yyrkoon - Unhealthy Opera - 2006 - The End Records
In many ways Yyrkoon proves to be the perfect death metal selection, rivaling the likes of Vader, Cannibabl Corpse, and even Morbid Angel in terms of extreme superiority. From the ultra-fast and sensational opener "Unhealthy Opera" to the classical influence of "Temple Of Infinity", the band showcase a tremendous amount of talent. While most songs remain at top speed, chugging along with fast thrash riffs and quick drum stepping, the real heart of the band is the melodic injections, particularly with the mesmerizing solos. It is this aspect that finds Yyrkoon on my list of new death metal bands that fit that "elite" scale. This is a solid choice from top to bottom and should please all fans of the extreme while still engaging the likes of traditional metal enthusiasts.
Note - Look for a fabulous solo from King Diamond axe-God Andy LaRocque on "Horrors From The Sea".
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