Vyre offer up a 52-minute sophisticated cocktail of electronically enhanced avant-garde/post-black metal, which has been further spiked with keyboards, synths, cello, and violin.
The music on this album is sci-fi themed and the moods and feelings evoked across the tracks are explored accordingly. The band mix avant-garde, progressive, and post-metal into their blackened mix, making for music that may have a base of black metal, but frequently launches off from this into the stars, providing a wide-ranging toolbox for the band to use as they search for life in the seemingly barren cosmos.
The songs are well-written and have clearly been thought-out regarding structure, composition, dynamics, and pacing. The tracks take in a lot of styles and influences across the playing time, showing a decent diversity of delivery. The blackened music demonstrates a good mix of ranges across the album, (fast and slow, heavy and light, harsh and soft, etc.), with the textures of the music being greatly enhanced by the additional keyboards and other instruments mentioned above.
In contrast to the majority of the futuristic music, the singer has a throaty, traditionally-delivered blackened rasp that provides a vicious focal point for most of the time. This is not the only style used, however, with clean singing, when it appears, being particularly well-performed.
The album has the kind of first-rate professional production that a release like this demands; there’s no fault to be found in this department. Everything sounds clear, powerful, and rich.
Weltformel is another strong and high-quality addition to Vyre’s discography. Make sure you give this a spin, and explore the galaxy with Vyre.