1. Alles Auf Ende
2. Shadow Biosphere
3. A Life Decoded
4. Tardigrade Empire
5. The Hitch (We Are Not Small)
6. We are the Endless Black
7. Away Team Alpha

KG Cypher - vocals
Hedrykk F. Gausenatt - guitars, bass
Zyan - guitars
Priebot - guitars
Android - drums
Doc Faruk - synth, sounds
Akku Volta - violin
Nostarion - cello

The Initial Frontier Pt. 1 (2013)
The initial Frontier Pt. 2 (2014)


Produced and recorded by Endzeit Kollektiv, mixed and mastered at Soundlodge Studio

Released 2018-04-20
Reviewed 2018-04-16

supreme chaos records

Vyre comes up with a Weltformel, one that they have developed during their travels through space. Travels that have shown some hardships like the drummer that managed to blow himself out an airlock who was replaced by an android and some other things like that. Once you have checked out The Initial Frontier and with this album you realise that in the cold of space no one can hear you make yourself a sandwich and that a distress call from LV426 takes six million years to reach Belgium. With that knowledge it is an exciting journey we embark upon when we take a closer look at the Weltformel that this group of German space explorers has to offer.

You are drawn into the depths of space when you take on this album, or this musical adventure – depending on how you decide to look upon it. It is a journey through the vast cold distances of space, the monotony of the journey mixed with the beauty and the wonder it has to offer. All told in seven chapters, the voices are growly or hoarse and the music itself can be described as avant-garde black metal with emphasis on a great atmosphere. It is a lot darker than the cover suggests and perhaps they have really found a formula to describe the world or perhaps Away Team Alpha realised that Xenomorphs are just chickens after all and that makes them, just like myself, realise that this is a creatively interesting creation that is really well produced and quite exciting to listen to.

Really exciting and great stuff, and it has an opening track that really draws me into the adventure that follows and that is a great adventure. An adventure that takes us to Shadow Biospheres and Tardigrade Empires on our way to the Weltformel that might be the conclusion of this adventure, and it has an opening track that is pure musical magic. A creatively interesting album that feels like a musical adventure, an exciting one at that – the songs are great all the way through and the story conveys the vast cold and beauty of space in an excellent way that gives a great sense of adventure from the excellent opening track until the last tone fades. This album is really impressive stuff, well worth enjoying many times over.

Exciting, entertaining, adventurous, dramatic, deep, dark, cold and great – that is how I would describe this album and I recommend that you have a look at it. If you like sci-fi or avant-garde black metal it is a fantastic album for you and even if you don’t it is certainly an album well worth checking out, I think it is one of the most exciting and interesting albums I have written about this year. Weltformel shows that Vyre has a great formula for a strong album, and I think you should check it out.





Label: Supreme Chaos Records/Cargo
Three similar bands: Ulver/Arcturus/DHG

Rating: HHHHHHH (5/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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