Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Miss May I - Monument: Deluxe Edition (Review)

In June Miss May I released their deluxe edition of Monument including 4 new songs on top of their Monument album with 2 music videos, 3 live shows, and interviews with the band and parents of the members. I have been able to see Miss May I perform live and they sure give a good show. I remember listening to them when hardly anyone knew them, having only 50,000 views on youtube and just general not so popular, year and a half later, monument comes out as well, and the band has millions of views and is well recognised, it is an overwhelming feeling to see something you like progress in such a way.

So obviously the album sound exactly the same as their previous edition of Monument. But I can comment on the 4 new songs.

Song wise the songs sound like Miss May I, but are quite a bit different than their previous work, and how the songs are was kind of surprising to me. But it was nice to know that the band has seemed to change while keeping the "Miss May I" feel to it. Sure teases me for their next album.

Vocals I think have become more mature in a sense as the band has grown up, clean vocals seem better now, but not sure if that is just due to better mixing. The guitarists seem to keep the songs some what technical which I like. But the mixing done on the new songs is quite different, and I can't make a sure opinion on it till a full album, but the mixing does sound good. The guitar tone has changed a bit, the songs are less bass like, the drums seem softer. Though these are additional song to this album, so this is probably not what the new album will sound like.

Though I will have to judge it like the normal Monument album, the new songs are great and the older songs are still great and I am glad to own this edition. The music videos in high resolution are just great, it just would of been nice to put the new music video Masses Of A Dieing Breed on it as well. The interviews are interesting and I have never seen a parents perspective on it, and it is just general interesting information. The live videos I actually have never seen, and they to are great and shows just the in-saneness of their shows.

Miss May I - Monument: Deluxe Edition            8.7/10

Relentless Chaos


Masses Of A Dying Breed

11 comments:

Mark said...

I have no real idea of what they sound like because YT was being evil and not loading, but I did like the sounds of what I did hear. Does sound kinda my thing.

Kenneth Tso said...

Miss May I! One of my friend's going out with a member of that band.

Jammer said...

Miss May I is bad ass.

fabio_2007 said...

great songs

Mekkor said...

argh, video not aviable >.<
anyway, great band :D

Bulletproof Zombie said...

I am always a fan of a great band with good presence, excellent guitaring, a solid drum beat and clean vocals. I'm not into the growling unless there is another layer of vocals that I can actually understand going on.

So, I quite like this.

Jammer said...

Got any new bands to blog about yet?

ShadedGaming said...

Never heard of this band, awesome music though. Thanks for the introduction ;)

Manu said...

its like impossible to not like every single one of their songs

Felix Hoffmann said...

this is great

AgusFan said...

wow! great video! =D

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