Friday, April 18, 2014

Midnight Mosaic Fire Work CD Review

The band begins Fire Work with a tremendously interesting use of time signatures, meaning that the act has a sound that has equal parts of Tool, 311, Sublime, and Primus. The vocals are able to expand upon the work of bands like Coheed and Cambria and Fall Out Kid, along with hints of Incubus and Godsmack. The production present on Fire Work allows each of the different elements of the band to shine, even as the work present on Spotlight or Bazooka Gumption is incredibly cohesive. Spotlight is a track that starts off on the slow side before the band builds up into a tremendously melodic chorus. The dynamic that is presented between the vocals and the drums gives this cut a very Use Your Illusion-era Guns ‘n’ Roses sound. Underdog has a very orchestral sound that grants the effort a very epic sound. The tempestuous fury of Midnight Mosaic showcases the breadth of their style, as overtures to emotive rock and 80s metal can be discerned before the band closes up shop. My Fair Lady includes a ropy, thick bass line alongside hints of electronic music. This track provides a wholly different look at Midnight Mosaic as the band is able to confidently put an end to a tremendously solid LP; here’s to hoping that Midnight Mosaic is able to parlay the successes of Fire Work into a long and fruitful career.

Midnight Mosaic is able to create an album that is utterly unique and provides listeners with enough in the way of influences to keep them coming back from more. Visit the band’s website for more information about the album and samples of their music.

Top Tracks: Right To Die, Bazooka Gumption, My Fair Lady

Rating: 8.6/10

Midnight Mosaic Fire Work CD Review / 2014 Self / 10 Tracks / /