ASTRAYA is a Post Rock Band from Stuttgart, Germany. Their unique sound hails directly out of a parallel universe. Spherical Post Rock meets Metal meets great emotion. All of this paired with a certain amount of world weariness and the longing to be somewhere far away. They mourn about the coarsening of society and deal with questions about our existence. Their goal is to conquer the stages of our world and enchant us with their music. Epic vocals, exceptional guitar riffs and a dark melancholic spirit are the ingredients.
The music picks up the atmosphere of the dutch pioneers The Gathering. The songs are built on heavyness and elegy.
– Legacy Magazine
Delivering a very well-done mix of Progressive Rock and Postrock, with beautiful melodies and a great vocal, in addition to a good weight, when the music calls for it.
– Roadie Metal
Epic vocals surrounded by hypnotive instrumental interludes, compactly interpreted.
– Distrito Uve
Myth Of Dike is about creating an atmosphere, about a mood that corresponds to the dark lyrics, both are skillfully conveyed. A treat for Doom and Progressive Rock Fans.
– ROCK HARD
With a debut album like this, you should have a golden future as a band.
– Rock Garage Magazin
As for the music, The Gathering immediately comes to mind, not only because of the vocals but also because of the arrangements.
Myth of Dike is without a doubt a release full of emotions, feelings and moderately melancholic moments that deserve to find its way to your ears.
– Fatal Underground Fanzine
The Band earns attention and commercial success with the album.
– Twilight Magazin
“You people, aspire to my attitude. You people, always think I’m on your side.
But after all, noone of you, noone of you, could ever do me justice.
I’m ascending up into the sky, there far away, I’ll sit and watch, while the earth gets darker.
I’m the last one, you expelled me. Every fabulous being gone. Scared off, by vanity and pride.
Shame and awe remains, dying humans, gloomy wailing and no help to be seen.”
ASTRAYA – Myth Of Dike