When you’re in the music industry as long as we’ve been, you see trends emerge and fade away just as quickly. Plenty of bands we’ve discussed in the past have gone on to bigger things, broken up, or simply ceased to cash in on the momentum they gained quickly. New York rock/nu-metal band fit the first role, but not quite in the way you’d think – their current success with their 2nd album (and 3rd overall) for Hopeless Records, Seasons, certainly didn’t come overnight.
No, this is a band that had nothing handed to them, simply playing basements in their home state of New York. Being from New York City, a diverse melting pot of cultures, gave the band a unique demographic to tap into initially – but it’s Sylar’s willingness to experiment inside of their rap-rock framework that makes them an already successful crossover act. The maturity from their debut album To Whom It May Concern to 2018’s Seasons is an effective one, because one listen to Seasons and both old and new fans will realize that Sylar has a distinct trait – and that’s honesty.
Becoming a father is no small thing, as Sylar vocalist Jayden Panesso experienced a few months ago, and it really does change your outlook on life. Weathering life’s “Seasons” can be difficult, but ultimately is rewarding.
We were able to have an extended chat with Jayden last week, as they’re currently supporting Beartooth and Knocked Loose on a massive tour right now. If you’re keen, we dive really deep into the history of the band, as well as having their huge single “All Or Nothing” played on Monday Night Football. Give it a spin below, as well as their new album Seasons.