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Yyrkoon
Occult Medicine
December 2004
Released: 2004, Osmose
Rating: 4.0/5
Reviewer: JP

Year-end wrap-up: Each of the last few years to wrap up the year I have picked a theme for my reviews for December. This year due to the overwhelming number of CD’s that deserve exposure, recognition and commentary I am going to resort to quantity over quality. I usually try to give as much attention to each CD with extensive commentary however this month’s reviews (perhaps unfortunately) will be short and sweet and much more in the style of traditional magazine reviews where space restrictions are an important factor. (ie. Less detail) I apologize in advance to readers who expect much more detailed reviews. Please check the reviews archives as many of my colleagues have written excellent detailed commentary of many of these CD’s. I hope the large number of quick comments will help guide you making some of those important year-end CD purchase decisions. Happy Holidays and see you in January. JP



At times it is hard to articulate why something catches your ear. Mood, timing, karma…who knows, but I do know this; Yyrkoon tore me a new one! A tasty blend of thrash, death and hints of black this French band is pretty wicked. The songs are catchy, fast, heavy raw and damn fun. The bands third overall and I’m a new fan! An old-school vibe with modern intensity. Great hooks, good shredding, fast drumming all the essentially elements are there and there is perhaps no reason why this CD stuck in my mind more than other band in the genre, except just great songs and arrangements. There is enough variation in the intensity and riffs are cool enough that Yyrkoon is a winner.
Track Listing

1. Intro
2. Doctor X
3. Censored Project
4. Blasphemy
5. Occult Medicine
6. Revenant Horde
7. Reversed World
8. Trapped Into Life
9. Surgical Distortion
10. Schyzophrenic Carnage
11. Erase The Past

Lineup

Stephane Souteryrand-Vocals
Francois Falempin-Guitar
Voctproen Vilchex-Bass
Geoffrey Gautier-Keyboards
Laurent Harrouart-Drums

Contact

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