Hailing from Canada, the Tylor Dory Trio has released a four-track EP that makes a strong statement about where they stand presently as a band. Carried Away is filled with a kind of gentle aggression. And though the description itself may seem to be a paradox, this EP is truly something you’d have to hear to understand. There is uniqueness to their sound—almost as though they’ve created a genre on its own. It features their unique blend of progressive rock with a tinge of metal over haunting vocals. Each song has a distinct feel, but all have a commonality to tie it all together; heavier, moodier riffs supporting expressive, melodic vocals.
The first track, Time, The Beholder opens with a haunting piano melody followed shortly by softly spoken vocals. Eventually, it gives way to a more assertive sound. With frequent changes in time signature and key, this track really gives listeners a glimpse of the challenging music the trio can perform. The second track, Carried Away, is easily one of the stand-out tracks on this EP. It really captures the dark, moody, and more complex elements of the band. The third track, The Black Lodge, emphasizes the bands heavy metal influences. While the previous tracks will demonstrate the band’s capability of producing beauty, this track shows that they are also capable of producing pure brutality. The final track, Anne, is a primarily instrumental track with an artistry that fits right in with the rest of the album.
According to the group’s page, their intention as a group is to create non-genre specific music drawing from all realms of influence; metal, progressive, grunge, and anything else that inspires them. This shows in that the music on this EP is incredibly diverse. The songs on this short album seem to represent the very tip of the creative iceberg that Tylor Dory Trio are capable of producing and sending out to the vast ocean that is the progressive-rock scene.