Sphere of influence: Sybreed

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It is time for the next installment of the well-received Sphere of influence series (find the first three posts here, here and here)! In this series of posts, we showcase artists with common influences and similar styles. After experimenting with a list centered around a specific stylistic device in our previous installment, we’re back with a collection of artists oriented by the sound of a specific band. This time, the focus is on artists whose music is influenced by, has influenced, or just sounds similar to Sybreed.

Shifting our view away from weeping grooves, relaxed ambiances and harsh dissonances, to immerse ourselves in towering, dark yet neon drenched futuristic soundscapes stretching out between mechanoid riffs, lush synthetic backdrops and dramatic vocal dynamics.



Sybreed

Switzerland
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Don’t quite recall how these guys sounded exactly? No problem, here’s a little nostalgic reminder from their second album to clue you in.




Nakaruga

Switzerland
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Combine the slightly more flexible song structures of early Sybreed with excessive layering and an air of chaos and you’ll arrive somewhere around Nakaruga.




Clawerfield

Switzerland
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Searching for a more ordered take on carrying the torch that Sybreed lit? Clawerfield do exactly that, with a lot of little touches of their own.




Cruentus

Poland
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Blasting out of their Industrial Black Metal background, Cruentus deliver thoroughly mechanical riffing riding on ice cold Industrial ambiance.




Empyrios

Italy
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A bit too freezing? Try Empyrios for a warmer, Power Metal-infused approach to the style, hinging on soaring clean vocal melodies.




Neosis

Switzerland
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Grown from splinters of Sybreeds ex-drummers Breach The Void, Neosis spice it up with an extreme edge and a slight breath of rusty funk.




Decode the Design

New Zealand
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Still working hard on their soon to be released debut album, Decode the Design put their emphasis on melodic arcs drawn in strong synth strokes.




Re:cycle

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In the one-man band Re:cycle from Russia, Anup Sastry-like tight-groovy guitar riffing meets futuristic melodic synths out of a post-apocalyptic cyber city.




Mera

United Kingdom
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Taking the lingering Cyberpunk sensibilities of the sound to heart, Liam Engl paints vivid futuristic aural cityscapes.




Sphere

Norway
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Risen from the ashes of Black Comedy, Sphere take a turn towards a more aggressive Industrial spectrum, carried by a roaring low end and massive hymnic choruses.




The Interbeing

Denmark
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Currently in the process of finishing their second album, The Interbeing build captivatingly catchy bridges across the stylistic space between Sybreed, Mnemic and Textures.




KreepMaster

Hungary
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Missing a more guitar based approach to melodic arcs? (Mostly) instrumental artist KreepMaster may be something for you.




Subscale

Croatia
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Subscale embrace a controlled, guitar driven and progressive take tilting towards early Hacride and Textures.





We hope you enjoyed our compilation of artists that sound like Sybreed. Did we miss any great bands that should have been on this list? Let us know in the comments! More 'Sphere of influence' posts are already in the works, so check back soon for more! If you have a great idea for a list, let us know as well.

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I really appreciate this, Sybreed is one of my favorites. Next should be VOLA or Means End

Im a huge fan of all these bands...personal friend of mine should be mention one man project Neil Melville who has almost 5 albums(last one had vocals) and was influenced highly by sybreed etc...too bad Breach the Void and Neosis have split

Scamp?

Plus they are mentioned in passing in the short line for Neosis. So, it's not like they are entirely missing from the picture.

We didn't forget about them. These lists only cover bands that are djent-related, which isn't the case for Breach the Void and the reason they're not in our database.
But thanks for mentioning them! They're definitely a must for every Sybreed fan Smile

Breach the Void! You mention their lookalikes and forget twin brothers!