The crossover progressive music from Austria.
Austrian Mayfair presents their new album My Ghosts Inside, which is not really a progressive album in its entire splendor.
The sound is a kind of crossover between heavy metal and alternative rock. The vocals sound very mellifluous at the track Loss, very, very sentimental, but with a very subtle change of direction the song My Ghosts Inside shows a robust sound that no rocker who likes a heavy sound will despise. Indeed that’s the charm of Mayfair which is shown in the subsequent track Desert when the ears start to get accustomed with the modus operandi of the band, that sometimes sound bland, sometimes not. All I know is: this track is really good and one can expect guttural vocals!
But somewhat they don’t sound like a copy of Opeth or a mere copy of Kamelot. I mean I simply can’t put aside this album just because it’s original as hell.
Sometimes the vocals are balmy but the matter here is that they are uneven, but just when one’s about to desist then the timbre of Mario “le Fate” Prünster shows a strong influence of Geddy Lee which is suffice to love it instead of condemn it. The song Blinded By Your Light is a prime example of that.
Ghostrider is a robust rocker that if it’s not heavy as hell it succeed in not going to pop. It’s climatic, the metric changes smoothly and there’s a correct semi-acoustic guitar that closes the song.
There’s even a song is German called Schrei Es Raus.
My Ghosts Inside is not an album which will be appreciated by anyone. It’s a good album but it takes time to like, even to love it, and it can become a favorite album to think and relax. It’s honest, well done, it doesn’t pretend to be superior, it’s done and played with honesty and it’s committed only to itself and the music.
My Ghosts Inside will be released tomorrow on April 15 on Pure Prog Records.
(Daniel “Roderick” Death)