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BLACK HOLES AND REVELATIONS

Muse

 

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imoeng
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4 stars Black Holes and Revelations

Black Holes and Revelations is my second album from Muse after I was introduced to the Absolution album. A quite important moment because by the time you start to recognise a new band, the first album you buy is very important, because then you know what kind of band it is. Well when I listened to songs in Absolution, rock band, alternative, possibly Brit kind of band crossed my mind. When I said rock, I mean real hard rock band.

That is why Black Holes and Revelations suits my ear really well, because it offers what I expect from Muse's songs. As a comparison to Absolution, the songs in this album present nice emotion and the songs are heavy too, with cool instrumentation. The difference, which I don't really like, is Muse used more sound effects and experimentations in this album, although it made this album quite unique.

Honestly I was quite disappointed when I listened to this album for the first time. As usual, I always listen to an album from track one to the last track consecutively, so I can grab the emotion of the album. I like the first track, it gives me a nice feeling of the album. The second track is also a very nice song, quite heavy and I could hear the main line of the album, "Black holes and revelations". However, the third song disappointed me, because it hardly has any heavy rock element. Since the beginning of the song, Muse used some sort of sound effect, without any rock element. At that moment, I stopped listening to the album for awhile. But the other tracks are cool, at least they are cooler than Supermassive Black Hole. The offer a very good element of rock, and some of them have very cool solos with nice drum fills, just like the song Invincible (track 6), for example.

The only thing I like least from this album is the experiments and sound effects that they did. Heavy songs in Absolution did 150% for me, and I love every single one of them. While in Black Holes and Revelations, some songs do not have it all. Nonetheless it is a very good album and is worth-buying. I gave Absolution four stars and I like it more than this album, but three stars will not reflect this album the way it is, so I will give four stars as well. If you like Absolution the you will like this.

Take a bow - Imoeng

imoeng | 4/5 |

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