Ethos - Vessels
- Artist: Ethos
- Album: Vessels
- Year of Release: 2012
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- Reviewed by: carlita on 2013-03-03
In the tradition of bands combining progressive rock, rock opera, electronica and classical music before them, Ethos now offers their own novel spin on this concept in 2012's Vessels. In the Muse, Tool, Mars Volta and 30 Seconds to Mars mixing lane, "Supernova" with epic guitar riffing and classical piano lines, streaks across the intergalactic musical night sky, addressing the fake "wolves posing as sheep" on their opening track. Seeking genuine love while "ridding the parasites", masochistic sorrow of "broken men" courses through the
album's veins on "Echoes" and "The Rift".
Towards the middle of the album, Vessels sail on quieter pop seas, rolling around in anguish- filled "watery tomb" emo waves on "I'm a Sailing Drifter, You're A Drifting Sailor". Instrumental tracks soon follow on the "Interlude" and "Prime", with the tempo picking back up on screamo-tinged "Out of the Darkness", though the darkness really remains constant throughout the album. Mixing professional classical music training with several rock and EDM genres, Ethos proves their vessels have no holes.
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