KYOTY, (or Keep Your Opinions to Yourself), are an instrumental act that have an atmospheric approach to music, taking in styles such as post-metal, post-rock, and sludge, combined with an industrial edge. Gathering together nine songs that were released over the 2020 isolation period, along with a new track exclusive to the album, this is a 70-minute work of rich evocative soundscapes.
The band achieve their chosen style by combining some common post-rock/metal elements, (such as resplendent melodies and the build/release mechanic), with some uncommon ones, (such as some very inventive and/or unusual riffs, and an industrial influence).
The music has a sparse, sometimes harsh, minimalist feel to it, yet actually has a range of sounds and textures spread across the tracks. Each song has its own character, while still flowing well from one to the next. The songs on this release all have two main things in common; they’re atmospheric and they’re filled with emotive mood. Although I should point out that this is often brutally realised, despite the melodic colour and exotic industrialised beauty that also exist here.
Using the above approach to fuse their various influences and component parts together into an engaging and immersive collection of sludgy tracks, KYOTY have put together a very enjoyable slab of weighty music on Isolation.