Released: 2005, Self-released
Reviewer: Luxi Lahtinen
Metallic greetings from a wasteland of noises... myGRAIN? Hmmm... a totally new name to me, so let´s check out what these four dudes and one dudette have to offer, shall we?
Let´s take "Plastic" first... Damn, this is some surprisingly heavy yet catchy shit! Lotsa up-tempos, amazingly raging guitars, hateful yet extremely pissed-off sounding vocal parts, nicely fitted keyboard parts - even some clean vocals thrown in, so the question is has this stuff something to do with the latest ´Nu-metal´ -phenomenon? Maybe, but probably not. The band calls this just ´rough metal´, so you´d better draw your own conclusions out of those two particular words, I guess.
"Downfall" brings another Finnish hard-edged metal band to mind, namely Pain Confessor in a somewhat peculiar way, but added with some industrial brutalities of Total Devastation, also hailing from Finland. Is it a good or bad thing, I don´t know.
The last song on this 3-track promo-CD, titled "W.I.F." is a strong up-tempo tune again, shamelessly heavy and even somehow irresistible catchy, and that should be a good enough reason to sell your worthless soul for. I didn´t, but still I wanna spit the following compliment out: "Well-done job, the folks in myGRAIN...". ;=)
myGRAIN have also officially found their way to the Spinefarm -roster now, so I guess there´s something special and unique in this band after all. The band´s debut album is scheduled for Spring 2006 release, so feel free to stay tuned for them if you feel they might be right down your alley.