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EMPYRIOS is an Italian prog metal band formed in 2001 by guitarist Simone Mularoni and drummer Matteo Mastroianni with the intent of writing and performing their own original brand of progressive metal.With an early,improvised line-up,they hit the local Italian club and festival scene playing covers of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN,KANSAS and SYMPHONY X tunes,among others.

In 2002 EMPYRIOS found a vocalist in Silvio Mancini,and went into the studio to record their first ep,a promo called "The EverSinner",which received positive reviews worldwide.Two new members were soon recruited to round out the line-up,keyboardist Emanuele Casali of Italian DREAM THEATER tribute band ASTRA,and bassist Simone Bertozzi of UNDEAD.

EMPYRIOS released their fist full-length album "And the Rest is Silence" in 2007.

Mixing influences from bands like ARK,NEVERMORE,SYMPHONY X and even DEVIN TOWNSEND,EMPYRIOS plays technical,aggressive and yet melodic prog metal and come highly recommended.

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The EverSinner, studio album,ep (2002)
And the Rest is SIlence, studio album (2007)

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2.80 | 5 ratings
And the Rest is Silence
4.26 | 11 ratings
The Glorious Sickness
3.20 | 5 ratings

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2.00 | 1 ratings
The EverSinner


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 The Glorious Sickness by EMPYRIOS album cover Studio Album, 2008
4.26 | 11 ratings

The Glorious Sickness
Empyrios Progressive Metal

Review by TheProgMetal

5 stars Was a great surprise for me to listen to this new album from this new italian prog/trash band, Empyrios - The Glorious Sickness. Here we find a masterpiece of heavy progressive metal modern music, with extreme good taste, full of melody, arrangements, production, musicianship and speed, making the whole audition as a single piece of Heavy Metal power, from beggining to the end.

Each song has his single, cativating lines, powerfull chorus, inspired riffs and solos, all with its own light, one after another! If i could describe it, would sounds like a mixture of Symphorce, Eldritch and Nevermore. The timbre of the vocalist Silvio Mancini is much like the Symphorce's Andy B. Frank; the guitars scream and flows like a river of heavyness, conduced by Simone Mularoni (also DGM's), and an especial audition to the great drums, lead by Dario Ciccioni, with his double-speed bumbos and delicious timbres in each piece of his equipment.

As cascade of emotions and agressivity, the album proceed agressively without exceeding the limits of the true progressive music, but full of sensations and heavy break-neck songs, kickass technicianship and violent waves of Heavy Metal as it must be: crude when its needed, and complex and powerful when it must be.

In the rampage of bands that proliferate in the metal world scene, its sure that Empyrios has his well deserved place amongst the Heavy Metal masters!!!

My rating would be 4.75, that i bring to 5 stars.

Thanks to TheProgtologist for the artist addition.

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