Review Summary: While The Pledge won’t take you on an unknown voyage into the scary black waters of metal, they are a sturdy ship on which to sail...
To clarify, I’m no metal head. The vast black oceans of metal are for the most part a scary mystery to me. To further clarify I don’t review things to show off my meager writing chops, I review things so they can get a little exposure. Miroist are an instrumental progressive metal group from London (UK) that deserve a little exposure. They have made a technically saavy, but very easy to listen to EP that utilizes their tendency towards the melodic to extenuate their prowess in song writing.
Song writing is a huge draw for this group as each song of the three songs has a distinct feel and energy imbued in it. Each of the songs is filled with djental grooves and all round excellent guitar play, but this also isn’t a band that pulls out the proverbial broom and goes on a sweep fest. Throughout the EP the band rarely lets off the gas pedal once they get on it and it never takes long for them to stomp on it.
Due to the epicness of all of the songs, it wouldn’t be out of line to describe this record as having a post-rock or post-metal feel to all of them. Each segment flows seamlessly into the next and before you know it, you’re in the middle of the next song and had no idea. Musically there’s nothing wrong that can be said as far as my ears are concerned.
Due to the inherent nature of metal, it is repetitive to a degree and it's highly doubtful that this EP will change your mind if you’re against it. However I would still recommend it to them and all fans of metal. While The Pledge won’t take you on an unknown voyage into the scary black waters of metal, they are a sturdy ship in which to sail on.