KOUZIN BEDLAM - Longing for the Incomplete - CD - Inverse Records - 2014
This is what happens when you put together a guy who spent years trying to
become the fastest guitarist in the world, his dreamy poetic brother, a guy who
collects and sonically abuses keyboards, and a few more forest-dwelling Finns.
No, you're not getting another Stratovarius.
You're getting something darker, more serious, and more intriguing. The
guitarist actually developed a few other skills apart from just being fast. The
keyboard collector found a lot of tasteful sounds. The dreamer can actually
sing too. And Longing for the Incomplete became a steamroller of an
album. With a rhythm section to match, don't worry.
There's much to hear and experience on this debut. Most of it is not happy,
but it doesn't need to be. It's intelligent, well composed, sometimes
depressing, sometimes energetic and at times even mocking or arrogant. One
thing's for sure: it's never dull. Think of it as progressive, heavy metal with
a bit of pop infused. Kouzin Bedlam has made an
accomplished album for any kind of music. No obvious hits or misses, other than
the lack of an emotional dimension, which is why we recommend trying before
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