Tuesday 10 April 2012

I The Mighty - Karma Never Sleeps (Review)

The new and first release from "I The Mighty" which are also newly signed to Invogue Records, "Karma Never Sleeps".

This is a nice change of albums to see from these newer record labels, as they seem to attract the more usual metalcore that doesn't have to much variation. Though "I The Mighty" is a good catch and a nice refreshment on the usual new bands I have been seeing.

"I The Mighty" aren't, and probably not even considered "metalcore" or any form of "core", just a nice alternative band with some light screams here and there.

First of all the most capturing aspect of this release is the lyrics. The lyrics are just so in depth and relateable in some aspect it acts as a good form of reflection, something I don't think you get to say to often anymore with music. As heard in "The Dreamer", a song about a person that to shy to admit his love and so rather dream about it, not releasing that the one he loves, feels the same, but as he just leaves himself in his dreams, he is missing out on what can be. The lyrics are just captivating, and the other songs feature that sort of lyrics which are reflections of how people are. Kind of gives you an idea about how people are.

The writing of these songs come well along with the consideration of the lyrics. The style is quite melodic with quite a bit of use of clean guitar and smooth chord progression. Though the songs do reach a sort of "heavy" point, nothing like a breakdown or anything but, just how the chords are used with a touch of blemishes or so.

The songs aren't too technical, though not simple as they are obviously quite well written and not just a few chords with cleans over it. Drums are nice and keep a great beat to the songs, completely suiting the style. What I quite like seeing is how the bass is being used in this band, it is defined from the gutiar and sometimes independent of the guitar, really make it, it's own instrument, which is nice to see rather than the usual just do the root notes of the gutiar's part.

Overall it is a great album and a nice refreshment to the usual that has been coming up lately. Maybe some bands can create such lyrics as well. Cleans are great, smooth and great to sing along, instruments are well defined and mixed well, a well done album in quality and structure.

I The Mighty - Karma Never Sleeps               8.2/10

1. The Dreamer
2. Dancing On A Tightrope
3. Cutting Room Floor
4. The Frame III: Sirocco
5. These Streets Are Alive
6. Escalators

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Sub Radar (Mike) said...

Nice one, that lead singer has some pretty good chops.

Thomas Duder, Author of the Things said...

DAYUM, bro! Y'know I'm not much for this style of music in general, but man when you bring forth a great gem...you bring forth a great gem!

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