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Reading, United Kingdom (2000 – present)

Sylosis is a British band from Reading, Berkshire formed in 2000. They have used various genres in their music over the years with their first 2 EPs and debut album. They base themselves on 1980s crossed with modern styles of music like . Sylosis was formed in late 2000 by original member Josh Middleton when they were back in school, as a bunch of kids who just wanted to play metal; mainly old school thrash and .

They have released Two EPs on In at the Deep End records, entitled “Casting Shadows” and “The Supreme Oppressor”. The band has been around since 2001; founding member and lead guitarist Josh and bassist Carl are the only surviving members from the original lineup.

In November, 2007 Sylosis got an email from Nuclear Blast saying they’d love to work with the band and signed to them a month later, in which their debut album was released on October 24 2008. Their debut album Conclusion of an Age has a lot of themes, but is generally not a concept album. Lyrically, the album deals with the end of the human race, in how nature reclaims the earth again. The artwork shows a world living with the human race. There are no religious beliefs behind the writings however. After recording their debut album, guitarist Gurneet Ahluwalia quit the band to rejoin his old band Viatrophy, also from Reading. In his place ex-guitarist Alex Bailey of Viatrophy joined Sylosis, ready for the early 2009 European tour with The Black Dahlia Murder, Cephalic Carnage and Psycroptic.

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  • Sanity_Theorist

    Is the percussion on DOrmant Heart halfway through Taiko drums? I've been wanting to hear those more in metal, hehe

    23 Jan 8:11am Reply
  • ChyronBlue

    callous souls's solo is nuts

    22 Jan 4:42am Reply
  • AnnyDeVirus

    New album is pretty nice!

    21 Jan 2:06pm Reply
  • Sepulfog

    Definitely they're cool.

    20 Jan 8:12pm Reply
  • mktucker41

    Digging the new album!

    20 Jan 12:21am Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    Dormant Heart is pretty awesome, they're getting more progressive in some ways! Still got some audio shredding gonig on, but it definitely sounds better than Edge of the Earth.

    20 Jan 12:17am Reply
  • Madtwoo

    I dont know why but i think Dormant Heart is so weak :|

    16 Jan 5:42am Reply
  • tntmk

    Few good riffs but nothing to be satisfied with. I don't find it as good as Edge of the Earth. Maybe I need to time to get used to it, I don't know.

    14 Jan 11:42pm Reply
  • edward_the_V

    as the previous album, higher praise. Of course some ballad track tires, but the sediment in the soul leaves.

    14 Jan 6:08pm Reply
  • Terramatrix119

    Definitely prefer the new album to Monolith. Reminds me a bit more of Edge of the Earth which is my favourite of their stuff.

    13 Jan 9:28pm Reply
  • Mr_Gren

    Speaking of The Monolith (zing), here's The Monolith's review of Dormant Heart: http://www.themonolith.com/music/review-sylosis-dormant-heart/ - "...there aren’t many bands kicking out headbangers of this quality right now."

    13 Jan 8:09pm Reply
  • padavanGreg

    I expected more. Dormant sounds really bland at some points. Hope I am gonna get into that as easily as into The Monolith, which I consider their best record.

    12 Jan 9:18pm Reply
  • fsharptrit0ne

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEGDZPmCxUk Hey guys, just reviewed Dormant Heart for my YouTube channel. Please check it out and click subscribe if you liked the video. Thanks so much for your time!

    12 Jan 5:00pm Reply
  • lussyero

    Compared to their other releases which I personally thought were overly long snooze fests, Dormant Heart is a breath of fresh air to me from this band. They really pulled this one together good. A good start for metal in 2015. p.s RIFFS

    12 Jan 2:31pm Reply
  • AuthoritaFigure

    Dormant Heart is so delicious, also who the fuck calls this metalcore?

    11 Jan 3:54am Reply
  • Schander

    Not that it would have saved this album by any means (even as an EP it would've been horrible), but what the fuck's up with all these excessively stretched intros/outros/fades? It's one gigantic filler.

    11 Jan 2:35am Reply
  • Schander

    Christ, Dormant Heart is utterly boring. I can hardly believe this shit's for real.

    10 Jan 10:06pm Reply
  • Matty-PS

    Can't wait to receive my copy :)

    10 Jan 9:22pm Reply
  • PieruG

    Dormant Heart wypierdala korki z pionu! [3]

    10 Jan 9:57am Reply
  • Fallenking92

    Amazing album!!!

    10 Jan 6:51am Reply
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