Power of Metal.dk Review

Mother of Millions
Style: Progressive Rock/Metal
Release date: 25 February, 2014
Playing time: 40:14

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?

State I
Propaganda Techniques
The Parallel
State II

State III

09. Running
10. Human
Label: Turkey Vulture Records
Distribution: Trailblazer Records
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 7 June, 2014
Website: www.motherofmillionsband.com