Cold Breath of What It Takes
With the release of their 2nd album, A COLD BREATH OF WHAT IT TAKES, Syx forges ahead honing their sound and perfecting their mix of hardcore rock with tastefully chosen and executed effectual samples alongside walls of crunching guitars, that result in a compelling sound which follows suit to the likes of KORN and Mudvayne. Formed in Portland, Oregon in the Fall of 2000, Syx have proven themselves as one of the leading acts to come from the area. Originally focusing on a sound born more out of punk and metal, the group began their experimental techniques with their first album UNDERNEATH THE SURFACE, which demonstrated their natural affinity for creating a brutal yet heartfelt sound that has pleased fans at their live shows around the northwest for the past few years. A COLD BREATH OF WHAT IT TAKES pushes the envelope even farther with a greater focus on melodies and dynamics of vocals that come across brilliantly in songs like NALU, A Letter To Divide, and Amendments To A Sick Art. The records' rabid fluidity is also partially due to the production talents of Brian Lehfeldt (Everclear, TV:616) whom spared no effort in bringing out the best in this band. A COLD BREATH OF WHAT IT TAKES will be independently released on May 3, 2003 and at this writing tour plans are already being negotiated to promote this hot act, which locally is being called the hottest rock act in Portland.