Friday, 21 February 2014

September Code - Remembering Mirrors (2012)

The debut album from this Greek band who I believe has just released a new album, their second album. It is named 2 Smiles Ago.

Back to Remembering Mirrors, though. The music on this album is a mix of art rock and progressive metal. That is a 50/50 split. Include a lot of neo prog too here in the art rock segment. The sound is contemporary and the band uses everything available to them. That includes keyboards, classical music instruments samples like for example strings, guitars, bass, drums and male English vocals.

Despite of this standard setup, the sound is surprisingly warm and human. Yes, the sound is clinical perfect and leaves nothing amiss. The vocals are good too with a bit of a rasping metal feel. A bit djent like.

The music is very good throughout without really being great. There is no great tracks here. The band has yet to develop their own identity too. The band is firmly placed in this new modern art rock genre which is so populated these days. That said, this is a very good album well worth checking out.

3.5 points

The band's homepage

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