This band is hard to label as it touches upon Progressive Metal as well as classic Hard Rock/Heavy Metal and Doom.
Dark and heavy riffs topped with melancholy and tons of creative melodies that set STYGIAN FAIR apart from most new bands these days. Pontus Åkerlund's bright voice catches the vibe of Rob Lowe or even John Arch’s even if STYGIAN FAIR are more primitive and rough in their sound still. Also musically the references are the same; the doom and gloom from SOLITUDE AETURNUS are there mixed with the structure and technicality of FATES WARNING, also more contemporary acts as ETERNAL CHAMPION and TAD MOROSE can be mentioned. There are also more basic Rock-oriented passages which lighten things up which is why STYGIAN FAIR are hard to label. It is melodic and heavy, technical but still catchy which shows on the debut “Into The Coven” EP; a release that presents creative song-writing and a band with great talent. The future should be bright for STYGIAN FAIR