[schema type=”review” name=”Ython – Titanomachy” description=”self release” author=”Sabine van Gameren” pubdate=”2015-10-16″ ]
The Belgian Ython is still a young band as they formed halfway 2013. After a few line-up changes the band started recording some material and now has their debut album out. It is called: “Titanomachy”.
For a first release the band surprises you. They have payed attention to creating their own face and identity, having Heavy Metal as their basis with a bit of their own addition to it. Some experimenting here and there, but an interesting way to see their learning path come together at this disc. Some grunts come in, and there are female vocals. The latter one may not be the best add as they could have been stronger, but it does not completely mismatch with what the guys are doing.
The album is half inspired by a poem about Greek gods, but also has some songs that are not fitting that theme. I would have expected them to put these on an EP as a first release but so the statement is made they do not want to limit themselves to a theme. For this release this turned out well but the band should be aware that the songs are not going to be too far apart in future releases.
“Titanomachy” shows a band that has a good idea of what direction they want to go to, but is not really sure how to fill in the details and is now experimenting to find that out. With this release they can play a lot of shows an grow in that, grow in the playing and show us a second release in which they progressed a lot. It is all in there and time will bring out of them.
Walter (Walla) Mennekens – Vocals
Ignace van Spilbeeck – Guitar
Alex van Spilbeeck – Bass
Roberto Devos – Drums
01. Kronos and Zeus
02. Black Shield Nymph
03. Bit by the Iron Snake
04. Prometheus’ Gift
07. Enduring Atlas
08. Cthulhu Fhtagn