With the release of their 3rd album, "AUTOPSY OF AN AQUARIUS" , SYX continues their legacy with their unique sound of hardcore rock, metalcore, slamming grooves, and heartfelt vocals. Formed in the beautiful City of Roses (Portland, OR) in the Fall of 2000, SYX has proven themselves as one of the leading acts to come from the area.
Originally focusing on a sound born more out of punk and metal, the group began their experimental techniques with their first album "UNDERNEATH THE SURFACE," which demonstrated their natural affinity for creating a brutal yet heartfelt sound that has pleased fans at their live shows around the northwest for the past few years.
"A COLD BREATH OF WHAT IT TAKES" then pushed the envelope with a greater focus on melodies and dynamics of vocals that come across brilliantly in songs like NALU, A Letter To Divide, and Amendments To A Sick Art.
After A few line up changes and 2 years hard at work on the road, SYX brings forth "AUTOPSY OF AN AQUARIUS." A.o.A. proves to be the new direction of heavy music, creating a genre all of it's own, only to be called OR-Core. With style that could only come from the North West, Oregon Core is born.
New drummer Scott Walker added to the lineup intensifies the package with blistering double bass and a fresh out look on traditional metal drumming, pushing SYX to the breaking edge of their extremes. Additional guitarist, Josh Webb, was added to further the melodic capabilities of the band, as well as the severe brutality of their sound.
With an intense live show like none other, SYX earned the opening slot for many National acts such as: Slipknot, Slayer, Machine Head, It Dies Today, Hatebreed, Remembering Never, God Forbid, Super Joint Ritual, and many more.
This isn't your older brother's Metal. SYX continues to further develop their unique style and fresh take on Modern Metal. Looking to break away from the Nu-Metal genre, but not completely abandoning their roots, SYX takes a more direct approach to their music; refining their skills as musicians and further developing their style. "We have taken all the things we feel we did best on our previous record and really capitalized on them. You can expect a heavier sound with a lot more melody at the same time. We wanted to keep the energy level high, without sacrificing our melody." (Jasyn Warren guitarist of SYX)
Epic, Aggressive, Heartfelt, Original... this is SYX.