|2. Behind The Scenes Footage|
|5. Buddha For Mary|
|7. Welcome To The Universe|
|8. The Mission|
|9. End Of The Beginning|
|10. 93 Million Miles|
|11. Year Zero|
|12. The Struggle|
Any MSCL fans will no doubt already know from the song 'Red' seen on the show, as I did that frontman Jared Leto has got an amazing voice (kinda like Chino Marino [Deftones] without the whine) and he doesn't disappoint in this debut album. That teamed with good lyrics of a sci-fi subject, a drummer playing along the same lines as Danny Carey of Tool, the fantasy meets somewhat glam overtones and produces a modern sound, refreshing in this era of same-old:same-old new metal.
Capicorn [a brand new name] is a great starter to the album, but if that doesn't get you hooked, I found the subdued Echelon was a good middle point to build out from. It took some effort to get into the mood of this album, but like other good bands e.g. Tool, the more time it takes to get to know/like the album, the longer you will love it. This one is a definite 'grower' (Balladie 2002).
If you like A Perfect Circle, Deftones, Tool and Pink Floyd (to a degree) then you should definately try it and give it some time.....happy listening! :)
Like VAST and Orgy, 30STM look back to the 80s, and bring the sound bang up to date (unlike the electroclash movement, which seems pretty content to replicate the 80s). There is a sci-fi theme through the album, but this isn't some nonsensical fairy tale. The lyrics deal with real issues, albeit metaphorically.
Jared Leto cites Rush as an influence, and the track 'Echelon' could have evolved (musically at least) from 'Grace Under Pressure' and 'Power Windows' era Rush. And the spoken outro on 'Year Zero' could be from 'Signals'. Some influences are more modern, with 'Welcome to the Universe' being reminiscent of Devin Townsend's more melodic moments. I can even hear some Oingo Boingo in the track 'The Mission'.
Vocally the sound is very clean (no post grungeisms here), the rockier moments remind me of Robin McAuley, vocalist with long gone 80s rockers McAuley Schenker Group. But don't be put off by all these 80s references, this is definitely a progression, and sounds incredibly fresh in a climate of nu metal has beens, and Nickelback wannabes. And unless I hear something fantastic by the end of December, my album of 2002.
Its the sort of album you get lost in the sounds , it absorbs you in and thats what you need some times
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