Saturday 30 August 2014

Yurt - Ege Artemis Yurtum (2009)

The debut album from this Irish band and a free download album too.

Yurt is a power trio and they creates a heck of a racket with guitars, electronics, bass, drums and vocals. They are a power trio who creates a lot of noise in the form of heavy rock. Heavy rock with a difference, though.

This fifty minutes long album is full of experimental heavy rock with a lot of weird time shifts and quirky melodies. Take a lot of dirty space rock and add some avant-garde, hardcore and punk to it too. Then add some heavy rock in the form of Budgie and you get the drift.

The first half of this album is mostly straight forward heavy rock with a very dirty sound and quirky melodies. Some sort of melodies, that is. In this mud-storm, the art of good melody making is not easy detected. But they, the melodies, are still there.

The music here is thundering along like a freight train through the wild mountains of Canada. The landscape is desolate and does not offer up much life. The songs are very long. The longest one is twenty minutes long and has got a lot of avant-garde electronica at the end too.

I have to admit I am perhaps not their intended target as I feel this is too much noise and not enough substance on this album. That said, this is not a bad album at all. It is most certainly worthy the download and the time spent with it. This is a decent to good album and I will also check out their second album too in due time.

2.5 points

The album

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