2020 Best of Metal: #14 Sylosis-Cycle of Suffering

Release date: February 7, 2020

Origin: Reading, England

Personnel: Josh Middleton-vox/guitar, Alex Bailey-guitar, Conor Marshall-bass, Ali Richardson-drums

I was a little worried when word came down that Josh Middleton had joined Architects after the death of Tom Searle. I was concerned that this would lead to the end of Sylosis as an active entity. So, my spirits were lifted when this one came out earlier this year. Sylosis is one of those bands who I feel has fully grabbed the mantle of the the modern thrash movement. This is controlled aggression at its finest. Just blistering riffs from the word “go” and it is just a relentless attack all the way through. Josh Middleton is one of the true stewards of metal riffs.

4 flip flops out of 5

The list so far:

14. Sylosis-Cycle of Suffering
15. Kirk Windstein-Dream in Motion
16. Oranssi Pazuzu-Mestarin Kynsi
17. Forming the Void-Reverie
18. Lamb of God-Lamb of God
19. Demons and Wizards-III
20. Killer Be Killed-Reluctant Hero

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