A French fivesome, Pyrah are fronted by singer Stephanié Montel whose voice excels in its melodic range and can effectively add grit and gravel when needed. After a mellow, mystical, atmospheric intro, “Stumble” explodes into a heavy metal gallop over which Montel, in fluid English, is sometimes joined by a male harmony voice. The lengthy song alternates mystical/gothic sections with high-power metal passages to its 6-minute conclusion. An ominous march heralds “All of Us” where Montel delivers solid vibrato over insistent guitar riffs and a muscular drum sound. Those drums play even more of a role in “Rage,” a headbanger where the singer’s voice shows its ability to project over a pummeling onslaught.
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Style: Alternative Metal