The Mute Sessions
Review by Jack on January 6, 2005.
If you haven been skeptical about Autumnblaze in the past then their latest record – an acoustic version of their past tracks titled The Mute Sessions, will do absolutely nothing to change your outlook on the band.
Autumnblaze are one of those mysterious bands that you either love or hate. This is mostly due to vocalist Marcus’ crooning that you will learn to live with or be driven away from. No amount of technical guitar wizardry of savvy songwriting can overshadow Marcus’ voice and he certainly makes or breaks the Autumnblaze experience. If you like his vocals then I’m 99% sure you’ll fall for Autumnblaze, but if you ain’t so hot for his voice then it’s a sure bet you’ll be looking elsewhere for your acoustic fix of downbeat romantic melodies.
Musically, Autumnblaze fall somewhere in the midst of light gothic rock, emo and gentle lounge music. This is the sort of stuff to mellow and chill out to. No major surprises, no dramatic guitar riffs, no screams, no samples – just relaxing songs that make for some easy listening.
For Autumnblaze fans, The Mute Sessions translates past Autumnblaze songs very well into acoustic versions and I really recommend that you pick up this record as I’m sure you’ll get some enjoyment out of it.
Possibly not the -best- Autumnblaze record to start off with, so it might be a better idea to check out their two past records in Mute Boy, Sad Girl and Bleak.
Rating: 6 out of 10