MetalBite Review by JD on 8/21/2014
Finding originality is an obsessive hobby of mine. I love the artistry it takes to be different, to be one-of-a-kind and to be steadfastly proud of it. In metal, being original means that you raise above the sea of blahness and into that one percent of pure respect. The Greek prog/alternative metallists Mother Of Millions
is a band pushing those self-same boundaries to its breaking point with the release of their killer album aptly named Human
With a shocking array of different styles of metal and rock, and their own category which is numbered only as one - this is originality at its best. Combining the slower heaviness of Mastodon
, the musical complexities of Dream Theatre
, the rawness of vocals sort of like Alice In Chains
with the poetic and haunting lyrics like Novembers Doom
– these guys are the real deal, and deliver it their way.
Coming at you with varying vocal attacks, wicked time changes not to mention some bizarre yet genius arrangements, the music of Mother Of Millions
keeps you intrigued and wanting more and more. Songs like the epic title track or the very intense hammer blitz of "Fire" keeps the listener wondering what he is listening to and yet loving it its heavy goodness.
Some metalheads will not get into the complexities of this music, but most – especially musicians - will be drawn to the near chaos brilliance of Mother Of Millions
. Its metal, its progressive… and it will challenge the listener to see just what the hell this band can offer, and dare to really listen. Brain food for metalheads… kinda like this shit.
Rating: 9.5 out of 10