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Imagine a great beast that
slumbers beneath the surface of the Earth. It is so massive that it spans
continents. Any inopportune movements would crumble mountain ranges and
demolish civilizations. Now imagine that once a millennia this great beast
slowly awakens to truly fuck shit up for mankind. Imagine the power possessed
by a monstrosity like that. Put that power into the form of music and you have Poseidon.
This band is everything I love
about music. They bring a fully immersive experience,which for me is what the
very best bands accomplish. A pop band, or rock band, is not able to do this.
Their songs are not long enough, nor do their songs carry enough heft. This is
music that you want to turn up louder and louder, so the music will pound and
pummel you appropriately. It is also music that is richly nuanced, and gives
more of itself with each listen. Bands like this that can deftly swing from
crushing power to acoustic finesse do not come along all the time. They are
very worthy of our attention when they do come along.
“Prologue” is the first work in
The Medius Chronicle, which tells the story of the destruction and
reconstruction of a post-apocalyptic world. I hope it is the first of many such
albums. I hope that someone gives these gentlemen a massive pile of money so
that they don't have to worry about anything else except for getting this
chronicle out into the world. I'll take it however I can get it though.
The entire album is simply
amazing. The band plays with a great command of tempos and textures and is able
to bring forth strong emotions in the listener. I would love to hear this band
live as I'm sure they play at a volume that would do justice to the music. I
love the first track on this album, “The Beginning; The End, The Colony”. The
riffs are incredible and feel like slabs of sonic fury. There is a passage that
includes dissonant notes that come and go and stab at the listener, and serve
as a reminder that all is not right here. This is just one of many examples of
the band using sound to tell a story, to create an atmosphere, to pull you in
to their world.
I've listened to this album
several times now, and every single time its over I want to drop the needle
again. Immediately. I've gotten upset if the phone rings while I'm in the
middle of listening. I truly want to just drop out of what I am doing and drop in
to what this band is laying down. This has got to be a year end top 10 album on
my list. I can't believe that there would 10 more albums released this year better
than this one. If there are, I can't wait to hear them. My advice to you; don't
wait to hear this one. Jump on it as soon as you can. You will be rewarded in
more ways than you thought possible from music.