MetalBite Review by JD on 5/31/2010
Let me tell you, I am one hundred percent knocked on my ass for a change when this CD had crossed my desk. Babylon Mystery Orchestra
is a band that truly has come out of left field on me...but let me tell you that it was a very good sort of surprise.
sounds, is one of those things that is hard to really pin down... but this is my job here. The best way to honestly explain the music is to take the straight ahead metal of Motorhead
, add in some low and growling angry vocal Rammstein
(without the German) and then add in the heaviness ala Black Sabbath
with this odd sort of smatterings of southern rock and near Doom sort of feel.
Now that the music end of things has been set, you add in unyielding and uncompromising words on topics like political and social issues which are delivered with an unvarnished look at our world today. When you do all of that, it is then that you get the closest idea of exactly what the band is all about. What you get is a cynical yet so damned truthful and in-your-face sort look at what our world has become.
Many have been afraid to do exactly what BMO
has done here. They may never win a Grammy or any other award because of the type of band they are... but the respect they will garner in the metal world, may be enough. They are originals, they are leaders... we all should be this honest and open to the world. Perhaps out world would not be as fucked up as it is, nor would we be as inclined to let our elected officials get away with the crap they do.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 9.1 out of 10