Sunday 12 June 2016
Midian - Soulinside (1994)
The one and only album from this Italian band.
Not much is known about this five piece band whose lineup was violins, keyboards, bass, drums, guitars and vocals. English male vocals, that is.
The art-work gives me associations about a heavy metal, or at best, a prog metal album. So I get a bit of a shock when some Gentle Giant like vocals and weirdness starts this album.
The Gentle Giant weirness does not last long, though.......
I think it is fair to say that this is one of the most weird and diverse albums I have ever heard while running this blog. Gentle Giant has been named here. There are also some Mekong Delta weirdness here. Yes, and some Yes vibes too. That and a lot of prog metal too. The violins also adds some folk and jazz to the proceedings. The violins is a bit gypsy music like too.
The rhythms and melodies are plainly weird. It is like some weird German thrash/speed metal band gatecrashing a prog rock party in a gypsy camp. Which is mindboggling.
The music is almost too weird to make sense. It is too weird to make sense and that is the downfall of this album. It is also diverse and is all over the place.
The music is not particular good either and is lacking in quality. After getting over the shock, the considerable huge shock and shock value, I find this a decent album which has to be heard to be believed.