Athyia’s debut EP Strangers Part 1 is out now.
Hailing from Bray in Ireland, Athyia is a one-man progressive rock/metal project that arrives fully realised. Seriously, the project’s first EP Strangers Part 1, which was released last month, could be the work of a band that’s been on the go for years. Many bands don’t achieve this level of accomplishment in their whole careers. ‘Vacant’ is a definite stand out from the set. It is intricate and yet direct. That means that it’s a bit proggy but doesn’t shy away from a big hooky chorus either. Also, do I hear a hint of Deftones thrown into the mix too?