Saturday, July 16, 2016

Trytan - Sylentiger (1990)

Country: USA
Year: 1990
Line-up: Lary Dean (vocals, guitars), Steve Robinson (bass, keyboards), Jim Dobbs (drums).

Track Listing:
1. Take Cover  
2.  Deadly Masquerade  
3.  Beyond the Night  
4.  Star Bound  
5.  Make Your Move  
6.  Sylentiger  
7.  Here to Stay  
8.  Playing with Fire  
9.  Life Goes On  
10.  Waking the Giant  
11.  By My Spirit  

Fletchanator's comment: Trytan were a Chicago-based Christian hard rock band who released two albums - Celestial Messenger in 1987 and this one - before disbanding in the early 90s. Apparently frontman Lary Dean is a church minister these days, calling himself an "extreme pastor" and renouncing his past "sinful" rock'n'roll lifestyle. But don't let that put you off giving Trytan a listen.
I've heard this band referred to as prog rock, but beyond Dean sounding similar to Rush's Geddy Lee I don't see that connection. They are pure glam metal, similar to a basic Ratt or Motley Crue. The combination of vocals and music are definitely quite unique sounding. Just one question remains: What the hell is a sylentiger?

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