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ALBEDO ADAPTION

Miosis

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.62 | 12 ratings

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Bonnek
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4 stars Largely indebted to Tool, this Swedish band nevertheless shows some great promise on their debut album. If you're a Tool fan you should be in a record store already. But I am not a devoted fan of either band, nor do I like bands copying others very much. So what does Miosis have to offer that made me give them 4 stars?

First of all, they sound much more alive then Tool does on their studio albums. I remember being introduced to Tool during a festival in 1991 and I was completely blown away. Since then I checked out all their albums but I never find that feeling back they had hit me with on that live gig. Miosis does. Their take on Tool sounds energetic, crisp, spontaneous and deeply moving.

This brings me to the next point. I don't know what it is with these Swedes but somehow they pull my emotional strings. Bands like Anekdoten and Opeth(-light) have that understated melancholy to them that I can't seem to find back with other bands. The vocalist here actually reminds me a lot of Jonas Renske from Katatonia. Actually, he would fit somewhere in between Jonas Renske and the nasal Ozzy-style of Mastodon. In my world, that makes him more enjoyable then Mastodon, but slightly less then Katatonia.

Next point, and always very important to me, would be the songs and the musicianship. No criticism here, there are no dips on this consistent album. All songs have plenty of entrancing bass grooves, melody, variation, and crescendo developments. All musicians are competent and play together very tightly. The singer however would be the weaker link. Despite his heartfelt delivery, I sometimes get tired of his voice after a few songs but that may be just me. I don't know. From what I've heard they would seek another singer. Let's hope the replacement can stir up the same emotions and add a bit more dynamics in the vocals.

A great item for fans of Tool, Katatonia and recent Porcupine Tree.

Bonnek | 4/5 |

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