Chris Matyus, a gifted composer and guitarist is currently shopping a four track CD-R demo of the music from his band, Archetype. With Keith Keith Zeigler on drums and Jamie Still on bass, the band delivers heavy metal sounding compositions that take advantage of odd meters, harmony, chromatics and a variety of embellished chords. The overall effect is aggressive, first-rate metal bordering on the progressive. Their ace in the hole is Matyus' musical chops, as he cranks out sublimely savage solos of sheer headbanging intensity. There is definitely some imaginative metal to be found on this CD-R demo, especially on the standout tracks "The Sage" and "Epic". Archetype was originally profiled in the December-January, 1998 edition of The Undiscovered.
Chris started playing guitar at age 16, influenced solely by Glenn Tipton's work with Judas Priest. He went on to receive a degree in Classical Guitar from the University of Akron in Ohio. After college, Chris started a band and began writing a lot of music. Archetype was formed in July of 1997 with the intent to create an original style of music. The group performed instrumentally in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio for several months under their original band name, Prototype.
Archetype currently has twenty original songs and would like to find the right vocalist and an individual or label who has the means to help the band take their music to the next level.
1844 W. Wallings Rd.
Broadview Hts., OH 44147