Tyrian – Seek Medical Advice

Seek Medical Advice
Released 21st November 2011

The UK’s capital, London, is a breeding ground for bands – metal bands in particular – and Tyrian are no different. Fronted by The CockRockets drummer and solo artist Tom Ussher, Tyrian have been on the scene for some time now, blending hard rock, punk and nu-metal into the weird melting pot that is Seek Medical Advice.

The experimental nu-metal stylings that up Destroy opens up the album with plenty of technical licks and raw punk vibes where as Ashes beats out catchier melodies and infectious vocal hooks – the verses themselves being as memorable as the chorus. Reborn is a subtler track that draws out Tyrian’s hard rock influences and use of dulcet guitar passages.  Waves of eerie riffs open up Forbidden before it begins sailing down the more hard rock orientated sound – Something that really brings out the emotion in Tom’s voice. Sun Don’t Shine portrays the solemn sound of Tyrian’s music and lyrics, gently releasing a slow and dreary guitar passage. Even though the pace picks up the dreary sound still pours sound like falling rain. (Empty) acts as an interlude, being composed of a monologue.

Obsession changes the whole sound of the album, bringing back the experimental nu-metal soundings that first began the album whereas Inside My Mind has a calming use of guitars though the lyrics and vocals greatly contrast against the acoustic guitar. Paralyzed has a mesmerising hook in the riffs and the vocal melodies, making it somewhat eventful compared to some of the previous tracks. Hell’s Throne ups the level of aggression on the album, throwing out beastly riffs and vicious bass work while the drums lay the cumbersome foundations for the song. Psychotic finishes the album in a truly violent way, bringing down claps of thunderous bass and snarling guitars with fierce, overwhelming vocals.

Seek Medical Advice is an interesting album, to say the least though the multitude of genres that Tyrian cover in one whole album can be quite hard to get grasp on the first few listens but it does display the musical genius behind each member of Tyrian.


Nico Davidson

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