POOIS - OPERA HOUSE
ARDENT KNIGHTS PRODUCTIONS
Metal To Infinity
you discover front covers that makes it impossible to tell what the music is all
about. Same counts for the band name… What the hell is Poois? And why does
this front cover reminds me to some Seventies Progressive Rock band. It might be
a band in this style but why is Rob Dukes of Exodus a guest musician on this CD?
Is this Thrash? Anyway the front cover reminds me to Ronnie James Dio’s
adventure with Glenn Drover on the “Love is all” hit. Is it because of the
frog on the cover? Damn, without hearing one single second I have too many
questions, let’s give this one a shot…
CD contains two acts and in the first part I’m surprised by what I am hearing.
This is some special kind of Metal but the link with the Seventies Progressive
Rock scène isn’t always that far away. Alternative for a big part but Metal
and innovating for a big part. Totally innovating? Not exactly but this isn’t
the common kind of Heavy Metal and I need multiple listens but I’m already
convinced this is an amazing strong CD. Fans of Psychotic Waltz and Deadsoul
Tribe must try to find this album! Mix it with influences from Pearl Jam or even
Rage Against The Machine and you will understand what I am talking about!
Don’t panic, Poois only used the positive elements of both last bands I am
talking about. Qualitative seen they’re far beyond this ‘grunge’ bands…
is Progressive all the way but they never lose any sense for melody. The
arrangements aren’t always that easy to follow, same counts for the vocal
lines but that isn’t at all a negative point. Poois gets all of your attention
and while you’re listening you’ll discover so much awesome things. Hard to
explain but very enjoyable!
will never be the band for the big public, therefore the music is far too
complicated. In the beginning I had difficulties to discover where the
‘Opera’ was but I can’t deny some arrangements reminds me strong of at
least one or another musical and yes, even a Rock Opera isn’t always far away.
It proves that Poois is a very bizarre band, a formation that especially
Progressive Metal fans will adore. Take your time, time will learn how exclusive
this release really is.
the lyrics are at some points bizarre yet intelligent. It’s a pity they’re
not added in the booklet but after a few turns you will find the time to
discover the messages in them. You’ll find once more out some strange yet
creative thoughts are behind these guys. “Horny America” is for example an
incredible track! Poois also expresses plenty of emotions, proves once more that
some masterminds are behind this band. Especially in the extraordinary riffs,
the amazing guitar solos and the exclusive vocal lines you’ll discover what I
am talking about. Add some awesome atmospheric samples (for example some
speeches of German Nazi’s) and you’ll understand Poois isn’t just a
band…it’s, it’s… it’s just Poois! Too many highlights to point, in
both acts you will hear outstanding tracks!
I’m perplexed, more than once!
can’t say enough how strong yet odd this release is. Poois is a band with a
clear vision and fantastic musicians! They’re hard to label, out of the
ordinary, hard to understand, easy to love! And the front cover? It seems it has
a lot to do with what “Opera house” is really about! Eccentric but beautiful…
Check this surprising American band out at http://www.myspace.com/pooistheband
My Points: 87 / 100 (Review by Officer Nice)
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