Monks Of Mellonwah – Neurogenesis EP Review

The new EP by MoM starts with some tasteful natural guitar harmonics. It’s pleasant. Yay. Great Job!

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With my personal pretentiousness aside, the good things I really notice after giving the EP a listen through, is:

  • Excellent guitar tones
  • Good use of builds/dynamics
  • Solid Drum beats (Lots of great hi-hat accentuation)
  • Well done, although typical vocal harmonies
  • Great background music (easy to work to)
  • Some good, high-energy stuff

Now I would say some of my complaints about the EP are:

  • Fairly typical vocals and guitar parts
  • Typical arrangements
  • Doesn’t make me really excited about the music
  • Doesn’t relate to me on an emotional level, although the production is still excellent.

I think if the EP were to introduce some new concepts, it would be a lot higher up on my list. But I found that a lot of it was very typical.

Was it well done? Yes! Very much so. It doesn’t sound amateurish or anything like that, and beats the hell out of Nickelback.

But as far as doing something that might get me excited, I’m not hearing that in this EP.

It is worth a listen, don’t get me wrong on that front. I’m obviously a snotty and critical music reviewer, so for those of you with less strict music taste’s (oh how pretentious can I get, right?) you will find this to be an excellent and pleasing EP.

For me, I wouldn’t personally add it to my music library, but it wasn’t painful to listen to either, it was just mediocre.

But don’t let me decide for you, go take a listen. If it grabs your fancy, don’t feel guilty about liking something that I wouldn’t listen to.

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