Monday, January 26, 2009

Introspection - The Maension

Introspection, the 5 track e.p. by Hollywood rocker's, The Maension is a great rock album! Lizard Eyes, the e.p. opener is very well produced, recorded, and written. In the vein of Tool, Lizard Eyes utilizes time and space in a creative and driving way.

Camilia (Opera Song) swirls with a delay-laden opening riff that sets the ominous mood of this 6+ minute song. Again, with great execution, The Maension is able to use non-traditional hits and percussive rhythms to set them apart from the bland mainstream of Hollywood rock.

Perhaps their most critical song, is Hedonistic Goat; a riff-laden song with punching bass lines and enough grit to blind you. By no means is it watered down and poppy, but it remains singable and will stick with you for hours. This song has real punch to it.

If you find yourself on the West Coast, be sure to check their tour calendar and take in the live show. If it stands up to their e.p., The Maension is sure to be an up and coming force to be reckoned with.

Rating: 4.5 of 5

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