Artist/ Band: Miosis
Title: Alberdo Adaption
Label: Lion Music
Year of Release: 2009
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The Review:

Miosis was formed in 2005 in (Gothenburg) Sweden, consisting of Mikael Mangs Edwardsson (bass), Matt Axelsson (drums), Torin Williams (vocals), Mårten Bergkvist (guitar), and Henrik Von Harten (guitar). They focus on creating music that encompasses elements that are both melodic and complex. With influences ranging from newer bands like Riverside, Sylvan and Radiohead to name a few, the music is fresh yet recognizable. I also hear a influence of the heavier moments in King Crimson’s catalog.

Their debut, Albedo Abduction, which can stand alongside the current progressive metal bands that have embraced elements on the alternative rock side. One thing I hear on the album, is a more structured elements not really found in most progressive sounding bands, metal or not. Basically Miosis, stays progressive and fresh without overstaying it’s welcome. They also are more akin to the vocals found on Riverside or Sylvan than the paint-by-numbers progressive meta bands around today.

Albedo Abduction is one album that ranks very high in my favorite releases of 2009, so far. I feel they need more exposure especially since they can be easily named right beside Riverside and Sylvan (heavier moments). With each listen, this album is as near perfect as it gets and deserves a high recommendation.

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on September 30th, 2009


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