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Exclusive guitar playthrough: Sylosis – Cycle Of Suffering with Josh Middleton

Josh Middleton (opens in new tab) is one of the greatest talents to emerge in the UK metal scene for decades, and he's finally getting the acclaim he deserves with his band Sylosis as well as newer plaudits as a member of Architects (opens in new tab).

The guitarist and vocalist has written one of 2020's greatest metal albums with Cycle Of Suffering – a comeback for Sylosis that reminded us of their incredible ability to fuse old school thrash with progressive ambitions.

The album's title track is a showcase of that blend in a MusicRadar exclusive Josh plays through it here on his ESP E-II series guitar. 

(Image credit: Jake Owens )

Cycle Of Suffering is available to buy from Nuclearblast.com (opens in new tab)

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.