Album Rating: 5.0
This review seems to be a very bad one. Comparing bands to other bands due to their "influences" and down right dismissing them is very unfair for the band. I do not know what you were smoking brother - but I find the album high on theme, intense emotions and a very "hey, just found this cassette in my grandpa's coffin" sorta sound. They are totally avant-garde with your first listen being the worst listen.
The first time i heard it, I could not differentiate between the sounds, but after a couple of listens - this band has done what other bands in Poland have not - they are not predictable. I like my music to be that way - in no way should the music be served on a platter.
Tusan homichi is a folk tale about a mouse saving the village from the powerful hawk - you can draw a parallel on various levels - regarding the power of one to bring down the tyrannical rule of the powerful. Whose the god now - speaks of various human emotions - sang in a very interesting manner - "you may be as he is, but you are stronger - anything you can do..." and so on the song goes.
Ninth wave is again an amazing instrumental, whose interpretations may vary from person to person, but the song is beautifully tailored.
For me, the vocals on this album/band is by far the most innovative and intriguing. They have made sure that the vocal is part of the band, not a leading feature (as per our present day trends of having a uber cool frontman with amazing ear screeching abilities). The band has the vocals as a part of a wheel, where their prime motive is to entice your emotions on a combination (but NOT due to a single factor) of instruments and voice to create MUSIC.
It is absolutely sad that bands like this do not get recognition - because we, the audience, have not evolved to their level.
TRUST ME - this album will get their cult status.
Please - do not take this personally, but I simply hate it, when people "review" such albums on their face value and dismiss it as a futile effort. This album caters, almost certainly, to an esoteric audience, and I am most happy to be one of them.
Album Rating: 3.5
interesting how this thread has been bumped recently. Tonight i had "and who's god now" pop into my
head and it took me a while to figure out who it was, but i really like that song. The rest of the
album isn't as great, but i do like tracks 1 & 3 a lot and would definitely check out something new
from these guys.