Friday, 13 May 2016
Methexis - The Fall of Bliss (2011)
The debut album from this Greek one man project.
The name of the musician here is Nikitas Kissonas and he has his background from bands like Yianneis and Verbal Delirium. Both bands has managed to fly undetected under my radar.
Nikitas does the guitars, synths, mandolins, bass and vocals here. His friend Nikos Miras does the drums. And that is Methexis. A band not to be confused the wine of the same name.
.... Although the music here is not unlikely a good cabernet sauvignon or a chardonnay.
The music is very much vocals driven at times. Some very good Enlish vocals, that is. The music is gentle crossover prog with a lot of influences from neo-prog, prog metal, pomp pop, pomp rock and symphonic prog. Both Aphrodite's Child and Van Der Graaf Generator is also good references here. And it is a compliment when I compare Methexis with pride of Greece; Aphrodite's Child. Fans of that band must check out this album.
The music on this one hour long album is a lot more dynamic and more lively, though. It has got a lot of theatre about it too. A lot of modern prog too. This album also feels like a concept album at times. But I don't think it is a concept album.
Most of the music here is very good. I am not a fan of the metal parts here. I am more a fan of the more gentle, pastoral parts. But most of the music here is very good and this is indeed a very good album. This band has been included in my talents to follow notebook.