"The project MYR was born with the intent of telling our time, through a dark and faceted musical language which paints the nuanced and devious atmosphere of a great metropolis. A metropolis divided between the antiquity of its origins of the unstoppable force of technology, driven by complex social and personal problem".
Italian quintet MYR have produced a rather interesting and dark album which contains elements of modern metal, progressive and post rock layered loosely with hints of oriental tones. In all honesty it is hard to pigeonhole the band, which is not a bad thing, but to offer a point of reference think Porcupine Tree, Korn, Tool and Pink Floyd.
The album is full of atmospherics, tightly interwoven musical passages that offer the foundations for some melancholic vocal tones. There has certainly been a lot of thought put into the constructs that slowly drag you into their world as the music undulates between the dream soundscapes of Land Art and the power of Filler; in saying that the approach is somewhat formulaic, not in a bad way, just repetitive. On the grand scale of things Diva is the real stand out track that defines the bands creative ethos.