I realized their music could be considered a throwback offering to the origins of metal.  A worshiping influence of deep seeded vocals and guitar driven rhythms.

Metal is re-inventing itself constantly. The past has allowed old influences to reform and sounds to be recycled. Imitation is considered the most serious form of flattery and we need this mimicry to break the current cycle of musical stagnation.

Pyroxene has been around since 2011. Their name is derived from the Ancient Greek words for fire (πυρ) and stranger (ξένος). “Fire strangers” are often seen as crystals in volcanic lava. Pyroxene, are literally the diamonds in the rough.

The music of Pyroxene can best be described as classic rock with doom / heavy metal influences. The vocals of Jan Tehovnik were initially challenging but after a few listens his a-typical delivery really grew on me. Straight laced vocals with high pitched wails are unique to metal and will undoubtedly help Pyroxene to stand out. Highlight tracks for me are: “Bullet’s Fly”,” Cleansed in Fire” and “Helium – 3”.

The superb cover of Black Sabbath’s “Electric Funeral” is what made me consider Pyroxene differently. I realized their music could be considered a throwback offering to the origins of metal.  A worshiping influence of deep seeded vocals and guitar driven rhythms.

Pyroxene’s self-titled EP features an uncommon sound, one that mainstream metal has been neglecting for too long. Pyroxene’s throwback rendition is a gem that has the potential to be noticed. Check out this debut EP and find out if Pyroxene can be that diamond for you. \m/

Pyroxene are:

  • Anže Mikulan – Drums
  • Kristjan Hacin – Guitars
  • Jan Tehovnik – Vocals
  • Mate Hrovat – Bass
  • Andraž Kumar – Guitars
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