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Myon is one of those quirky rock groups which offer up something a little different than the standard melodic hard rock fare. While Finland is famous for its musical quirks, it's normally reserved for bands from the heavier side of life.|
Myon have a progressive edge added to their unique delivery of melodic pop rock.
These guys really mix it up and deliver an album that readers of this site will either love or loathe. Those that love it will embrace it as something original, mixing pop and progressive and those that don't will be those that prefer their AOR delivered straight up classic style.
This is the band's third album and it shows, as it's a strong body of songs. This is a progressive rock album presented in a pop setting, much like the band these guys most compare to – Canada's legendary prog-pop outfit Saga.
So, the delivery is a little quirky, but behind that lie some well written songs.
For example, check out Forgive Not Forget – the track has a classic AOR feel to it, with a lead vocal close to that of Ken Tamplin, surrounded by swirling keyboards and the odd change in timing.
The ballad Died For The Moment adds a touch of dramatic flair, especially with the vocals and following that, Take Your Side continues the darker mid-album edge.
Elsewhere Still Alive has a 80's pop beat and crunchy guitar riff; How Does It Feel has a great hook, although the drum machine is a bit off putting.
Fire/Water closes the album with a bang – it's a little heavier and the sound is definitely fuller.
Vocalist Jukka Nummi has a voice not unlike Christian rocker Ken Tamplin. While definitely not as commanding in his delivery, his tone however is very pleasing to the ear and helps make the album more enjoyable.
24/06/05: Freddy De Keyzer - email@example.com
Nice try, but these guys from Finland still have a lot to learn, before joining the more estabished acts.
It all sounds reasonable, but where is that extra touch of class.
I does nothing at all for me.
Not bad, but not my cup of tea at all !
Next time better !
A pity that Escape give such a band a chance while there are hundreds of american and canadian acts, waiting to release some stuff !