Cyrax are a band from Italy that plays a mixture of power, thrash, and progressive metal and this is a review of their self released 2013 album "Reflections".
Progressive rock style synths start off the album and after a minute the music starts going into more of a heavy prog metal direction that still uses the synths and melodic power metal style vocals start becoming a huge part of the recording and the music starts bringing in more melody alongside an epic atmosphere.
At times the vocals can be aggressive along with the heaviness of thrash metal and the synths also bring in elements of electronic music at times and the songs also bring in a good mixture of synth, clean and heavy parts along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and some of the later tracks also mix in influences of 70's psychedelic rock with a modern progressive metal sound while some of the later songs add acoustic guitars into certain sections of the recording while a a few later tracks also adds in a small amount of violins and operatic vocals.
Cyrax plays a musical style that mixes the progressive genres of metal and rock together along with the heaviness of thrash and the vocals of power metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover poetic and philosophical themes.
In my opinion Cyrax are a very great sounding mixture of power, thrash, and progressive metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Doom Against True Hell" "The Moor Of Venice" and "Feel The Essence Of Blues". 8 out of 10.