Label: Debemur Morti
02. Aram Chaos
06. Black Olympics
The mesmerising second album from Barcelona’s Syberia represents a new dawn following a period of heightened turmoil. Both head and body music, “Resiliency” documents a mental and spiritual transformation where darkness and light are both essential to the transmission of ideas.
Interspersing influences from across the full spectrum of instrumental rock/metal, dream pop and shoegaze, the band juxtapose order and grace with notions of cathartic freedom - finding liberation in beautiful, uplifting melodies that never lapse into over-sentimentality.
Syberia combine swathes of yearning, crashing crescendos with the serene and pastoral. Tremolo octaves create stately themes from chord progressions which catch you with their heartbreak - ever-questing, hypnotic guitars bring sunlight underpinned by the creeping sense of a tumultuous and complex inner world poised to surface. Dream-like synths and subtle electronic touches create a wide-screen timelessness dotted with barbs and traps, undercurrents of wistful unease which explode into powerfully devastating passages.
“Resiliency” is exhilarating filmic rock which, by the album’s poignant conclusion, will have realigned and reinvigorated you without struggle.