"An Excellent Servant But a Terrible Master" is the debut full length album of New York's technical death metal band PYRRHON.
The album is a nightmarish blend of clanging death metal with surreal psychedelic elements, jazz rhythms, and delirious storytelling. The material was recorded and mixed by Dan Pilla at Bad Lab Studios in Tabernacle, NJ and mastered by Colin Marston (GORGUTS, DYSRHYTHMIA, KRALLICE) at The Thousand Caves Studios in Queens, NY. The cover art and layout were created by Caroline Harrison.
This 8-song CD will definitely appeal to fans of GORGUTS, ULCERATE, MESHUGGAH, DEATH, MISERY INDEX, SUFFOCATION, ATHEIST as well as DEATHSPELL OMEGA, KRALLICE.
"While there are moments on the album where the only purpose is to play a megaton of scatter-shot notes, Pyrrhon sidesteps a majority of the usual knocks against the genre." - Metal Underground
"...an impressive effort, composed of rich, intelligent material - brains as well as brawn." - About.com
"...on repeated listens I began to find a creepy, unsettling beauty to the dissonant, spaced out parts that really throw the listener off guard." - Metal Crypt
"...provides the listener with more than enough evidence proving the case for the growth potential death metal still has." - MetalReview