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IIRIS

Absoluuttinen Nollapiste

 

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Passionist
3 stars Iiris is a lot more modern album and very similar to the one realased after it. I'm quite unfamiliar with this album still though having heard it at least 10 times in a row. This album is addictive.

A lot has chahged within the years. I'm not sure I like the way this band is going. The music is definately as creative as before, but the melody has been at times repplaced with powerful chords and riffs. The singer has developed a lot too, and the lyrics sound as if there was a lot more experienc there than for example in Olos. I believe Absoluuttinen Nollapiste are more famous than ever and they do a lot of gigs, people aside from art-rock geeks have been discovering this band since a couple of years ago.

There are quite a few great songs on the album: Lumous, Menit Sitten Haihtumaan and Tytöt Varieteen to mention a few. The melodies are powerful but created with routine like a fully grown up band should.

There are some aspects I've never met listening to Nollapiste. For example Puhelin Mutta Ei Luontoa shows quite a few elements from the 80's and the fashionable comeback. Funny thing in the sense, that these guys never existed back then.

The record could be a lot better, and I feel, that they've started doing something new, not quite getting the hang of it yet. The following record sounds a lot more "together" as one would put it, but there are a lot of unfinished passages that irk me in a way. Of course at times they come back to their roots with songs like V niin kuin Verikosto (V for vendetta), but there's still the sound in the air, as if old men were trying to sound like teenagers.

The whole album sounds a lot better live, but isn't bad as a recording either. I trust that every fan of Absoluuttinen Nollapiste has this album and likes to listen to it at times, but it's not their best recording. If this should be your first Nollapiste-album, be sure to remember, that there are albums that they have played with less skill but a lot more energy. So I'll forgive the for groving up because the spirit of doing something progressive is still there and the songs are as cunning as ever.

At the live show the guys come back to life and there are no musical restrictions. However, to conclude, the year 2007 was for Nollapiste like the early 80's to a lot of great bands: too much new, and you can't adapt it all we at once. 3 out of 5. Have faith though, there's great things to come in the future.

Passionist | 3/5 |

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