Review Elements

  • PREVIOUS RATING: 7/10
  • ACCESSIBILITY: 7/10
  • HEAVINESS: 6/10
  • MELODIC: 9/10
  • ARTWORK & PACKAGING 0/10

The second album from Pi Mezon was highly anticipated album for me because I did like their debut. This Finnish band had an outstanding song on that album called the puppet which is reprised also in track 10 of the album.

The second album did not disappoint after listening to the the New World I felt the urge to call Jarrko up and tell him how much I liked the album. 

Like the first album I think this album has one stand out song.  Drown in My Sky is that song for me.  The big difference with this album is that the other songs on the album are all outstanding where on the first album I felt they were average.

I am not sure the band’s influeces but, Hear the Raving is a song most Leprous like for me. Lead singer Jarkko at times sounds like Leprous’ Einar Solberg occasionally and on this album I hear the similarities the most.  Then in the next song The Unfamiliar Room sounds like its straight from a Porcupine Tree album.  Don’t let me give you the impression that this album is derivative of other albums.  Pi Mezon has their own sound and its that great mixture of heavy and melodic that I search for in an album.  

Check this album out for yourself.  I think you will be glad you did.

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Key:
These ratings are just attributes and may not have correlation to the most important: OVERALL RATING

PREVIOUS BAND RATING
0: Never heard of them or debut album.
2: Someone recommended. I give them another shot.
4: Some good moments in the past but never put together an album I really liked.
6: Some 4 or 5 star songs but albums can be hit or miss for me.
8: I like 80% of their songs and probably went to see them live.
10: I would, and probably have gone on a plane to see them live.

ACCESSIBILITY EXAMPLES
2: Weather Report
4: Zappa
6: Genesis – Selling England by the Pound,
8: Marillion – F.E.A.R
10: Kino – Picture

HEAVINESS EXAMPLES
2: IQ – Seventh House
4: Discipline – Unfold Like a Staircase
6: Porcupine Tree – In Abstentia, Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
8: Vanden Plas – Chirst 0, Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
10: Opeth – Black Water Park

MELODIC EXAMPLES:
2: Opeth – Black Water Park
4: Vanden Plas – Chirst 0, Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
6: Porcupine Tree – In Abstentia, Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
8: Discipline – Unfold Like a Staircase
10: IQ – Seventh House

OVERALL RATING:
2: Will Never listen to again and deleted under no circumstances should you buy this
4: Not my thing maybe one redeeming song.
6: I like parts of this and I would check them out if they were near me.
8: I would get in the car and road trip to see this album live
10: I would get on a plane to see this performed live

Packaging:
0: Did not send
2: Sleeve or jewel-case with only single card front.
4: Some interesting information in packaging.
6: Nice art and some information
8: Nice art and full lyrics
10: Full lyrics, composer credits, are for each specific song

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