Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Submissions: Myosis - Schism of Precepts (Split w/ J) & Obsidian Kingdom - 3-11

So occasionally I get requests from bands across the globe to post their material. Recently I've received these two albums. 

Myosis is a Pakistani Doom Metal band that plays pretty straight-forward, head-nodding doom with the requisite lyrics about enlightenment and stuff. Its a bit repetitious, but theres a groove there, and I definitely get a Gallhammer vibe from them, which is good. I'll be honest and say they've got some work to do, especially drums wise, but overall they've at least got the atmosphere right, and so its a decent slab of distorted muck, and a pretty good first effort. 

J's from Thailand or something. J plays funeral doom, or something.

Myosis (and J) - Schism of Precepts

I did a bit of research on this band, and get a lot of tech death metal descriptions, saying how they're huge on the underground scene or something. Upon first hearing it, I immediately pegged them as melodic death, but I'd say occasionally they venture into at least quasi-technical territory. Well, once, to my recollection. When they're doing the melodic death thing, I'd say its pretty decent, but they have this annoying habit of also going into James Maynard Keenan mode and pulling off this Tool/Perfect Circle shit, which really rubs me the wrong way. Overall, I'd say there's definitely potential here, but at least as far as this EP is concerned they really need to peg down an identity for themselves. The melodic stuff's alright, and the quasi-tech stuff they occasionally go for also works for them, but FUCK I hate anything that sounds like JMK had anything to do with it.

Side note: 311? Really? You couldn't think of anything better?
Come Original, guys. You've got to fucking come original.