The Nebularium / Restless Memoirs
Review by Adam M on September 1, 2009.
An eclectic mixture of sounds characterizes Disarmonia Mundi as they are able to melodically combine many different things effectively. The album doesn’t have a huge vibe of being progressive, but there certainly is that feeling present when listening to it. There is a catchy vibe present to the songs, but something more deep as well as they pull you into the complex twists and turns to be found.
The songs have an invigorating feel as they build up into their crescendos to fulfill a feeling inside you that might not otherwise be present while remaining melodic enough to ingrain in your brain. The EP here is certainly more melody-oriented than the album and thus makes for a different listen overall as it comes across slightly more straightforward sounding.
The package makes for a complete listen however with great performances to boot. The guitar has a swirling manner of entrancing you, particularly with "Nebularium" and they build up into a multi-layered approach that is quite appealing. The vocals aren’t quite as strong, but fit nicely over the sounds created. Again, when looked at as a package, there is a greater variety of things to be found here with the band playing a slightly different type of music with each release.
Overall, though a solid act that has the ability to mesmerize you with their playing skills and melding of different ideas together into a cohesive whole. The entire package here is worth listening to for variety’s sake and in particular "Nebularium" is interesting for its adventurous aspect. If the band continues to further develop their progressive side, they should be more compelling in the future and introduce us to different aspects of the outfit that are worth listening to.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 8.2 out of 10