Press

Fifty Years Later

Many reviews across the whole world

Some extracts

“It has twists and turns that will keep your ears glued to the cd player until you hit the repeat button”
(Ravenheart Music / UK – 9,5/10)

“Nous sommes clairement en présence d’un groupe aux influences multiples qui mélange le tout avec une grande maturité. Le power/speed, le sympho, le prog aussi parfois. Tout ça? Oui! Et le tout est une belle réussite. Les compos sont soignées. Un groupe qui mérite largement de se faire connaître. Du plaisir pour les oreilles!”
(Les Seigneurs du Métal / FR – 8,5/10)

“La scène Française symphonique a trouvé son porte étendard. ASYLUM PYRE continue dans sa (très bonne) lancée avec un second album qui n’a plus rien à envier aux grands du genre.”
(Pavillon 666 / FR – 8,5/10)

“Chaos Heidi is one of the better female vocalists in the melodic metal arena.”
(Dangerdog / USA – 4,5/5)

“Asylum Pyre pose là une nouvelle pierre d’angle à son édifice musical et s’impose comme une valeur forte et sûre de ces prochaines années.”
(La Grosse Radio Metal / FR – 9/10)

“Un petit chef-d’oeuvre qu’il parait inconcevable de ne pas posséder dans sa discothèque ! Un must pour les amateurs du genre.”
(Les Autres Mondes / FR – no quotation)

“Ce deuxième album est une vraie réussite qui n’a pas à rougir face aux productions internationales, une vraie bonne surprise 2012, à écouter sans modération ! ”
(Rock Meeting / FR – 4,5/5)

““Fifty Years Later” es un sólido redondo de Metal melódico que se adentra en distintos subgéneros de este estilo global, creando un resultado final ameno y entretenido. Y con muy buena calidad en todos los aspectos.”
(Queens Of Steel / SP – 7,5/10)

“The cd is such a great cd that I found myself so caught up in this world that I did not want to leave. This band should be just as huge as Lacuna Coil, but they have so much more talent and a singer who is more than looks, she is very talented and if there is any justice in the record industry these days, they will be huge very soon.”
(Wicked Channel / USA – 8,5/10)

“Fifty Years Later is catchy as hell, with lots of hooky melodies and choruses that take on their own power and life through the energy of Heidi’s vocals and the strengths of the song writing.”
(Sonic Cathedral / USA – 8,5/10)

“Nachdem in dem variablen „Any Hypothesis“ sogar growlähnliche Töne von dem zweiten Sänger zu vernehmen sind, versprüht das größtenteils treibende „Just Before The Silence“ pure Spielfreude, bevor der siebenminütige Titeltrack recht gefühlsbetont dieses, nicht nur Gothic und Symphonic Metal Fans, ansprechende Machwerk abschließt.”
(Cross Fire / GE – 7,5/10)

“Le groupe a profité du passage de l’auto-production au label Massacre Records pour confirmer tout le potentiel entrevu avec “Natural Instinct?”. Vivement le prochain…”
(Progressive Waves / FR – 8/10)

“On the basis of this album you would have to say that Asylum Pyre are a band well worth checking out, full of talent and potential that hopefully will see them break through to the bigger stages of the female fronted metal world.”
(Planetmosh / UK – 8,5/10)

“En changeant de chanteuse, les Français d’Asylum Pyre semblent avoir fait le bon choix. Car même si le groupe conserve encore quelques sonorités lyriques, la voix grave de la vocaliste apporte un feeling résolument rock, voire pop, à la musique de “Fifty Years Later”, parfois pas si éloignée de ce que Within Temptation aurait pu faire récemment […] Asylum Pyre se démarque également par sa facette prog […] centrée sur les guitares et les riffs”
(Hard Rock Mag / FR – 7/10)

“Fifty Years Later provides a very modern Melodic Power Metal sound. It’s an extremely enjoyable listen which involves a smooth, melodramatic, and enigmatic experience. As female fronted Metal continues to gain momentum and a wider fan base, Chaos Heidi will come out as a leader of this movement. Asylum Pyre is a grand trip though many types of Metal genres and will easily be accepted by all.”
(Metal Express Radio / NO/USA – 9/10)

Natural Instinct?

More than 60 reviews across the whole world…

Some extracts here

« This band’s universe has something…magic. And rare »
« This disc is a real breath of fresh air […] that would deserve to have a professional distribution. Labels, distributor, managers, talent is here and is waiting for you…»
(Soil Chronicles – 10/10)

« On these clever singular compositions join the voices of Carole and Johann. And here, we reach something Sublime! »
« Great piece of Art! »
(Metal Integral – 18/20)

« Can one say […] that there are other bands like this? »
« A killer album with unique colours and tasty intonations. With such an album, professionals should help them to launch their career, or there is no more hope for the French metal scene. Wake up Labels! »
(La Guilde du Metal – 16/20)

« The band has a real talent for writing highly enjoyable melodies »
(Encyclopaedia Metallum – 87/100)

« Melodies are graceful and follow one another with pleasure, sometimes powerful, sometimes melancholic; they lead us through a wide range of emotions […]. Finally, with their album, Asylum Pyre’s members offers a nice renew of this musical genre. »
(InWebZine – no quotation)

« A huge potential concerning melodies »
« Concerning the singing, we are not outdone […] considering that the voices really fit together and give Asylum Pyre a unique touch »
(Aux Portes Du Metal – 18/20 – Coup de cœur)

« An incredible Album, with very varied and complex songs. The male voice, in opposition with the lyrical one, gives strength to the compositions »
“’Natural Instinct?’ is an excellent discovery, with an impressive maturity for a first album, as much for the instrumental and vocal part as for the production. Very very good album. »
(Les Autres Mondes – no quotation)

«The themes are varied, clever and often hit the bull’s eye […] we are dealing here with definitely promising band. A band it’s worth keeping an eye on. »
(Heavylaw – 8/10)

« We are then dealing with a real very good ‘Melodic Metal’ album so as to sum up Asylum Pyre’s style that knows how to be different from the common canons. Lively, refreshing, entertaining… »
(La Grosse Radio – 8/10)