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September 2005
Released: 2005, Self-released
Rating: 3.5/5
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.
Track Listing

01. Plastic
02. Downfall
03. W.I.F.


To(mm)yboy - Vocals
Resistor - Guitar
Matthew - Guitar
Eve - Synths
DJ Locomotive - Drums

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