Decoding The Soul
I was not a big fan of Mag 9’s previous album, Chaos to Control, although I must admit that over time, I’ve grown to like it. But this one is a whole lot better.
I’ve enjoyed this one from the very first listen and have been enjoying it ever since. However, I must say that, although as powerful as the previous, this one is much more melodic overall and that’s something I like.
Overall, the album shows much more maturity in the music and the performance. It will certainly please anyone who loves powerful music that remains music rather than noise as some bands do a lot of…
If you’re not familiar with their sound, think of Queensryche or Dream Theatre or Symphony X. It’s along the same lines, but not exactly the same thing.
A nice dosage of metal and melody. Great songs, great performance, great production. Certainly a worthwhile album.
Chaos to Control
A nice little Metal album.
A bit uneven in its overall direction. The first three songs are not overly aggressive, then the next three are typical aggressive Metal songs. Then we’re back to a great, original song, followed by another couple of typical Metal songs, to end with something that gives the impression of being a typical Metal song, without actually being one.
My overall impression is that these boys are truly talented, but are somehow hesitant in releasing their full potential. More songs like the first three or the last, Writings, would ensure them a strong following.
Hopefully the next albums will be more in that direction.