Today, we are featuring a progressive/psychedelic rock band; MOUNTAIN MIRRORS, from Massachusetts, the USA. We have reviewed their latest album; Asylum Acres, along with its style, potential, story, recording quality, production rate and more.
Mountain Mirrors is another band that I have discovered through Submithub about three months ago with two songs from their latest album; Asylum Acres, which was released in 2012. The dark, mysterious atmosphere in their music caught my full attention and I really liked the soft, easy going melodies they have put together in the album. The music style of the album can be considered very specific. Songs mostly have long acoustic parts, followed by some additional instruments and tender vocals. Compositions are not standard at all, so the melodies and sections. I am a huge Opeth fan myself, the general vibe in Mountain Mirror’s music reminded me of them. There are some other inspirations such as Blind Guardian and Iced Earth as well but mostly it is more like Scandinavian. And this means only one thing to me, it’s exciting.
I will be open and honest about the recording quality of Asylum Acres. It is hard for me to say that I liked it. The energy is super low, and this is part of the plan, I get that. As you might also remember from some of my previous articles, the recording quality has a direct effect on the general vibe. The character of your music and the production have to have a common frequency somehow. In Mountain Mirrors’ example, what they have in common makes the dynamics go even lower, in my humble opinion. Of course, these words are only for the technical side of the job. You might or might not agree with any of these. I just believe that if you have a super specific music style like this, you can’t be ok with standard works, you need to be assertive with your sound quality.
I believe that Asylum Acres album in Mountain Mirrors’ career is a big step forward. The creative mind behind all these ideas obviously have an interesting mind, and can offer much more interesting and innovative ideas to our standardized world. I am very tired of listening to same sounding bands and musicians every single day. In my book, making something standard is the easy way and easy things never going to bring you something good in return. When I take all these into account, I can clearly say that I am impressed by Mountain Mirrors’ creativity and style, I will be looking forward to hearing more from them in the future. As I said earlier, they have the potential to shock the world, all they need is a professional help from someone who can really understand and value their music. Strongly recommended to those who love dark progressive rock music.
In conclusion, we, as Metalhead Community Team, congratulate Mountain Mirrors for their fascinating album; Asylum Acres, and wish them the very best in their future. Thanks for reading.
Mountain Mirrors – Asylum Acres Album Review