To those unfamiliar with this French 4-piece,
Yyrkoon actually started
out as a a more obscure black/death metal band (first 2 albums) that worked
their way up the extreme underground. Today, you have a technical &
aggressive death metal ensemble (last 2 albums). "Unhealthy Opera"
is the bands' 4th full-length in about an 8 year span, consisting of 12
(13 with the ltd. ed) tracks / 50 minutes of music. The style that they
have acquired is superb and hardly an inch of error found therein. Yyrkoon
as a whole, have managed to utilize every little nook of musical expertise
that has allowed them to polish other areas in the spectrum. Such other
areas include solos, acoustic parts, and even a few clean vocals here and
there. They have even found the graces of Andy LaRoque on track 9 to assist.
Overall... a very nice follow-up to "Occult Medicine". To me,
not quite as aggressive.... but more choppy / thrash-oriented. Good stuff!!
Reviewed By: Thomas Mitchell