Syryn tops big local rock night at Slice with tales of piracy


 Saturday night was all about metal. In addition to Tyrants of Chaos and the Andi Roberts Band tackling the ’80s at the Cité Des Prairies, the Slice was all about modern metal and alternative rock, Aug. 14.

An almost full house was there to enjoy a variety of local acts.


Syryn entertaining at the Slice, Aug. 14. photo by Richard Amery

 I arrived for the last song from Alumnus, who played sludgy stoner rock with a touch of progressive rock,  which was a little reminiscent of Tool.


 21st Avenue, who are also playing the Owl Acoustic Lounge this weekend, played a set of alternative rock and metal which touched on a variety of sonic experiences encapsulating most of the ’90s. They played a set of mostly upbeat original music, which had a bit of a Red Hot Chili Peppers funk punk, some reggae and some psychedelic rock. One song ever featured a rap break. Another song had a Rage Against the Machine feel.

 They were mostly playing music from their new CD.


 Calgary pirate metal band Syryn, took awhile to set up, and didn’t get on stage until well past midnight. I was looking forward to seeing them again as I enjoyed them last October, when they were played the Slice in between plague outbreaks.


 They set up a full multi-media experience featuring lyric videos and seafaring images.


 They sang of piracy, seafaring, drinking and classical themes.

 Vocalist Sloan Voxxkills  showed off her magnificent operatic voice which was just as impressive as I remembered.


 They had big riffs and searing guitar leads with Pablo Rage and Byron Gorieu and were a lot of fun. Bassist Lyxx Rose and drummer Bryan Campbell were locked in as a super tight , bombastic rhythm section

 Like the last time, “Unbreakable” was a highlight. but they also had a few new songs.

— By Richard Amery, L.A.Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 August 2021 15:41 )