|Because sludge/doom is so basic, it seems that many bands have problems with finding new ways to make sludge/doom. I was however glad to discover that Men In Search Of The Perfect Weapon has indeed found a road of their own. |
This is what one might call melodic sludge/doom. The main guitar and acoustic one are the ones that mainly create the melody, but at times the riffage provides a perfect backup for it and thus do their part. Actually even a melodic doom/death fan would be able to enjoy this.
Apart from the acoustic sections, which are rather mellow and calm, the music is usually loud, heavy and intense. This does not mean that the music is aggressive like most sludge bands sound. Rather the opposite, the music is depressive and melancholic.
The distorted vocals on themselves are rather remarkable. Spoken industrial sections are also present. So when I say that these guys remind me of Cult Of Luna, Toadliquer and Grief, don't take it too literally. They do remind me of all of them, but just as much they are a band standing on at least one original leg.
Having said this I would also like to say that I am really glad I discovered this demo. In my opinion it's one of the best releases in 2004. And the best part is that on their homepage you can find the whole demo for free.
[edit by author: The demo isn't for free download there anymore, though the album versions of the two tracks are.]
1. Fall For Your Creation
2. Atacama Rain
Duration : Approx. 21 minutes
Visit the Men In Search Of The Perfect Weapon bandpage.