mill creek, WA
On the rise up into the Seattle music scene syztem7 is slowly making a mark with a unique style of music and presence. Syztem7 is a unique fusion of industrial, metal and experimental, and the diversity really shows. They're a unique blend that could be the love child of White Zombie and Faith No More, with Rammstein for a mistress. Their songs take you for an energetic ride, with a combination of heavy guitar and wide-range keyboards, and occasional doses of industrial sound bytes. Jaymz formed Syztem7 in 2004, and while there has been a couple of lineup changes, the final product has definitely found Syztem7's calling. The current group has been working together for just over a year, but has already tapped into each other's minds to build on the common thread, creating the kind of music they are all passionate about. They instantly became like family, and there is a peaceful chemistry to the chaotic creation of their music. Each of the members brings a crucial element to the band. One nice thing about Syztem7 is there isn't any fluff. Ed Rhoads, the drummer, delivers a wide range of percussion styles including everything from metal to hip-hop beats, and the keyboardist, Joey Scott, keeps it tight and locked, without overdoing the sound effects or sounding too 80's. In fact, the keyboards are a defining point of the band's sound, rounding out the hard, guttural guitar and the wide range of vocals. The vocalist for Syztem7 is Josh Williams, His voice is powerful and extremely versatile, starting in a low, rich melody, however his real shining point and versatility are shown when he goes into the higher range vocals – he has a very controlled, primal voice. Josh joined the band when Jamyz heard his voice in a recording of a friend's side project, and knew right away that it was the voice he needed to back up this diverse project, and the results have been flawless. Syztem7 already has quite the following, and is making a mark on the Seattle music scene. They've played venues like El Corazon, Studio 7 and Showbox Sodo, and now that their engines have cooled a bit after sweating blood and tears in the studio, they're starting to fill up their calendar with future shows. With a fresh sound and performance style Syztem7 will not go unnoticed.