Roel de Haan : Satyros is a Polish melodic black metal band and the album 'Riven' is the subject of this review. Besides black metal there is also a Gothenburg influence quite noticeable in the melodies of the band and then you soon will run the risk of sounding rather recycled or old fashioned. Indeed, quite often it feels powerless or somewhat uninspired. But sometimes Satyros shows that it actually has good ideas. Especially when the band just completely gives in to their melancholic melodic side, surprisingly beautiful, lingering harmonies come up. I would say: leave the semi- aggressiveness aside and concentrate on that instead.