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3.16 | 7 ratings | 4 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2010

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Sixth Dawn (5:33)
2. Bizzare (5:53)
3. Reason Crusade (7:40)
4. Inner Voids (4:52)
5. Lost Grip (3:56)
6. Cortex Tectonics (2:59)
7. Rebuilt Babylon (8:30)

Total Time 39:23

Line-up / Musicians

- Alex Petriuc / bass
- Kirill Zmurciuk / guitar
- Vladimir Ghillien / vocal
- Mike Grigorash / drums

Releases information

Released as a download, 2010.

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NEUROMIST Move Of Thought ratings distribution

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Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(43%)
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Review by Conor Fynes
3 stars 'Move Of Thought' - Neuromist (6/10)

From a miniscule Eastern European republic that has only garnered recent musical attention for their dance-pop Eurovision contestants, one might not expect a death metal band from Moldova. However, where there's a will, there's a way, and death metal act Neuromist has been able to break out of their country onto a more international market, despite very little initial exposure from the outside world. However, in a region of the world that can be said to have had a very dark and turbulent history, this band seems to have found a perfect birthplace for a metal band. As their debut, 'Move Of Thought's strong display of talent and band tightness will undoubtedly make them one of the up-and-comers in the world of metal, but there are a few issues this band needs to rectify, before they will be able to create something excellent with their skills.

The music here falls very deeply within the realm of technical death metal, an American scene-inspired, bass heavy mix of dissonance, rhythmic experimentation, jazzy elements and alot of heavy riffs. In a way, this band shares the same field as veterans such as Florida metallers Athiest, but to a lesser degree of innovation. However, the songs flow very nicely between the heavy and mellow, jazz-guitar elements. The highlight and go-to track here is 'Rebuilt Babylon', which closes off the album with an epic flair, the first sign of clean vocals, and throws in riffs that are as memorable as they are heavy.

One of the more recurring issues I have with the album here are the vocals of growler Vladimir Ghillien. While not necessarily a bad growler, his delivery is quite inconsistent. At times, he will go from some decent grunts that are reminiscent of Kidman from Meshuggah, but at other times it sinks to the point of a amateurish huff.

Instrumentally, the band upholds their technical death metal label quite well. Of particular note is the bass playing of Alex Petriuc, who- quite simply- steals the show. While many bands of similar ilk drown out their bassists in the mixing, Alex's dystopic style of playing is often at the forefront of the music. With that being said, Neuromist certainly shows promise as an up-and-coming death metal act, but with a little work towards finding an individual identity in the metal scene, the band could easily break out of the Eastern European scene to the rest of the world's metalheads.

Review by UMUR
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars "Move Of Thought" is the debut full-length studio album by Moldovan death metal act Neuromist. The album was independently released as a free download in March 2010. Neuromist were already formed in the fall of 2004, but several lineup changes have postponed the release of "Move Of Thought". The album was originally planned for a 2007 release.

The music on the album is technical death metal with progressive elements thrown in (semi- jazzy/fusion soloing). The musicianship are excellent and the band are more than capable of playing the many tempo- and time signature changes featured in the tracks. Although I hear influences from a varity of technical/progressive extreme metal acts in the music Iīm actually mostly reminded of two of the probably lesser known acts in the genre in Tholus and especially Theory in Practice.

The sound production is decent, but a slightly more professional sounding production could have done wonders to an otherwise really great album. Itīs especially the drums that feature a cold digital sound that doesnīt suit the music that well. However just to set things straight Iīd like to point out that itīs a minor issue that doesnīt in any way ruin my listening experience.

"Move Of Thought" is overall a very intriguing debut album by Neuromist and despite my minor issue with the sound production, thereīs little to complain about here. The songwriting is strong and at times very intriguing but without ever losing brutality and aggression and as mentioned above the musicianship are very strong too. This is definitely a band Iīm going to follow. A 3.5 star (70%) rating is deserved.

Latest members reviews

4 stars Reason Crusade There are many reasons to like Neurmist's first full length album. Whether it be the rock solid guitars, beautiful drums, or Vladimir Ghillien's vocals. One other cool thing about this album is that the songs blend well into each other, creating a nice fluid sound. Occasionally t ... (read more)

Report this review (#386213) | Posted by The Block | Tuesday, January 25, 2011 | Review Permanlink

3 stars This album = the debut album from this band from Moldova is a free download and therefore well worth checking out for a metal hungry rusty reviewer. The metal here is based in both hard core and tech death metal. I would also add thrash metal. It feels more thrash metal than death metal. Ther ... (read more)

Report this review (#300795) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Tuesday, September 28, 2010 | Review Permanlink

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