Drawing influences from the past to create the new…
The Osiris Club is a collective from UK with a bigger than life sound and musicality. They are really excellent in what they do and the songs they’ve penned are anthems but there are reasons behind that and let me explain you:
The group’s set to make some kind of modern sound alike (but hark: not that much!!!) bands like Dream Theater and Opeth. But the comparisons stop HERE! So are they the new MASTODON? No fucking way dude! So what are they up to?
The sound of The Osiris Club is influenced by a very specific myriad of past sounds being them: psychedelic 60’s rock; progressive rock; 70’s hard rock (ie Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, etc), 80’s post punk and (somehow) heavy metal and 90’s alternative rock…
Okay I know that it sounds like a strange and stodgy mix but they alchemically make it work perfectly. No flaws, just delights to the eardrums.
In another angle: they are not so heavy or complex that will send boys and girls away but also not so mellow that will drive out die hard fans of good music.
The riffs are beefy, the production is heavy, I wouldn’t call them alternative music, but a modern hard rock band with progressive (being metal or rock) influences.
The broken tempos of That’s not Like You with a complex songwriting but easy to get approach to listener (if that makes any sense to common sense) delivers a great and sticky tune.
The experimentations of Mystery Sells are what they best have to offer. They break here, change tempos there and the mysterious voice of Maximilian Filf borrowed from Gothic/Punk bands and (of course) Alice Cooper (mainly from his post Brutal Planet era) is so dynamic that it kills. Undoubtedly that’s more than meets the ear, but is up to you to discover.
The great vocal duty of The Bells is really impressive and go-getting. It’s such a great number!!!!
But the instrumental emotions emanated by the track Miles and Miles Away is brutally made to shatter our senses with delicate nuances of soundscape set to make one wonder what the actual heck is happening: subtle contrapuntal passages, with an all-active keyboard and broken phrases are simply second to none and I confess I love this track in particular. The complicated final session is orgasmatic to say at least!!!!
The Osiris Club have created a totally new entity, something that even may evolve to another style (I dare not to give a name to it). Impressing album, impressing band, I hope to hear much more of them in the near future….
Blazing World is out now on Indie Recordings.