Sometimes you get totally surprised by a CD - I didn't expect anything from this
album because Turkey Vulture Records isn't Nuclear Blast or Metal Blade and lots
of times the bands on little labels aren't that good. I have to come back on
that, because this Greek band Mother of Millions is a big exception. This band is
unique, they combine several styles and are difficult or should I say almost
impossible to label.
The majority of the new CD's are easy to label: it sounds like this, or it
sounds like that. Those CD's are the easiest to review, but with this album I
had some trouble. How on earth can I describe in words what this band sounds
like? Sure I can write that it is good, and that every prog rock/metal fan
should at least listen to it once. Stoner, djent, doom, industrial, folk,
prog-rock, metal, post-rock, eastern and a lot more music styles can be heard on
this album. The vocals of George Prokopiou vary from harsh thrash to melancholy
emotional clean singing. Sometimes you think that Mille (Kreator) is behind the
mike and then it sounds like Tomi Joutsen (Amorphis) or Mike Patton (Fatih No
More. The keyboards play a prominent role in the music, they sound very dreamy
and that see to that the album breaths a kind of dark atmosphere.
Curious as I am and still a bit unsure about what to write about this music, I
searched the internet. Am I the only one that can't really put a finger on this
band. Well I found some reviews on other webzines by colleagues of mine and I
give you an anthology of different bands they mentioned in their reviews.
Amorphis, Tool, Pain of Salvation, Dream Theater, Meshuggah, Opeth, Orphaned
Land, Metallica, Kreator and a few more. You can see that the bands they mention
play a lot of different sytles and indeed you can find something by these bands
somewhere on the album.
I think this band deserves it to be checked out, if Pain of Salvation has so
many fans, why not Mother of Millions also?