David Maxim Micic
Bilo 2.0


5.0
classic

Review

by Cultclassical USER (48 Reviews)
July 4th, 2012 | 17 replies | 4,210 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: From the get-go this EP grabs your attention and with a GI JOE kung fu grip, doesn’t let go...

4 of 6 thought this review was well written

Much like what has happened to metalcore, the musical world of djent metal has become saturated with cookie-cutter artists who seem to write songs based off of a recipe they found online. That makes it all the more sweeter when you find an artist who puts out a release like Bilo 2.0. This EP is soaked with original riffs, well written songs with diverse structures, and effects that are not only tasteful, but enhance the parts of the song they show up in.

While his first EP, Bilo, showcased a lot more chugging in conjunction with atmospheric effects and riffs, Bilo 2.0 puts the chugging into more of a supporting actor roll and lets shine his improved skills sweeping and picking scales. The effects also have a more prominent though nowhere near overbearing or annoying role in this release. The intro to the EP does just what an intro should, gives you a taste of what’s to come. The song slowly builds up into a sexy lick which coupled with the build-up flows perfectly into the spacey progression that is the conclusion. The next song (my SOTY so far) Rise and Shine begins with one of the most addictive riffs I’ve ever heard and pulls you blissfully though the entire song with the slower portions leading into faster portions effortlessly ending with a masterful guest solo.

The remainder of the EP takes you through an amazing ride. From the beautiful soaring chorus and saxophone solo of “Along for a Ride” to the gypsy-esque intro and oddly well placed (though off putting at first) singing portions of Mbinguni Amina, this EP grabs your attention from the get-go and with GI JOE-like kung fu grip, doesn’t let go. And while I could individually describe how each song progresses through the EP, the idea in writing this review is to have people more musically inclined than I to listen and see just what David Maxim Micic can do. Fans of progressive metal and progressive music in general would do themselves a huge favor in giving this a try.



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Calc
July 3rd 2012



12005 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

I had no business reviewing this but I really think people would enjoy it..

Rise and Shine (and rest of EP)- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O9APjAvdl4

Digging: Kashiwa Daisuke - April. #02

Calc
July 3rd 2012



12005 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Fuk it here's a link to the last EP too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcrIcpeyuN8

CaptainDooRight
July 4th 2012



28340 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Good ep. Both this and the previous ep can be streamed on his bandcamp page. You should post the link here Calc.

Digging: IQ - The Road of Bones

ZedO
July 4th 2012



1096 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yea, great ep!..

Calc
July 4th 2012



12005 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

YES!!! the fact that one person listened and liked it made this review not wasted lol

ZedO
July 5th 2012



1096 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

haha, keep reviewing dude

BirthRite
July 5th 2012



1318 Comments


for life

Calc
July 5th 2012



12005 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

I know its not up to your calibur Birth but I had to try...

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
January 1st 2013



1981 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I've had this for a while, but sort of forgot about it for a little... David Maxim Micic never disappoints. This is amazing. Perhaps even 5 worthy, honestly.

Have a late game pos.

Digging: Rx Bandits - Gemini, Her Majesty

Calc
January 1st 2013



12005 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

yay my first review!! thanks man :] he has fuking 4 releases coming out next year but im just waitin for 3.0

CaptainDooRight
January 1st 2013



28340 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

swee


AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
January 2nd 2013



1981 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

he has fuking 4 releases coming out next year but im just waitin for 3.0


Duuuuude I knoooow.

I think I heard some early demo sounds for 3.0 a while ago and they were pretty boss. Destiny Potato stuff sounds great too, though. I love Aleksandra's voice.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
January 2nd 2013



10003 Comments


this sounds sweet.

Digging: Deniro Farrar - Rebirth

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
January 2nd 2013



1981 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Omaha, you just need to pump "Rise and Shine" all day e'eryday.

CaptainDooRight
January 2nd 2013



28340 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

pump it, use your hand, grab the handle, and press

Calc
October 6th 2013



12005 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9VIuvRPpnU


at least the guy isn't dead, just playing sweet solos for djentcore bands.

AnimalsAsSummit
October 29th 2013



622 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

New album has a release date and shit

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