Cydia are a band from Russia that mixes death metal with metalcore and this is a review of their 2011 album "Evil Sun" which was released by Metal Scrap Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown in at times, while the synths which are only used as a sound effect bring an atmospheric sound to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine death metal, thrash and metal core together with some melodies being thrown into the music while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars which are only utilize briefly they use finger picking to enhance the darkness of the music.
Vocals are a mixture of deep death metal and metalcore growls and screams as well as a brief use of spoken word parts and rap/groove metal type vocals, while the lyrics are written in Russia with themes that cover dark,, evil and hateful themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful and heavy sound to it.
In my opinion while this is not my favorite style, I still feel that Cydia stands out from the rest of this genre and creates interesting music and if you are a fan of death/groove metal/metalcore, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dance of The Death" "Evil Sun" "Stalker" and "Alive Too Much". RECOMMENDED BUY.