Roundtable Review: Destiny Potato – LUN
Release Date: May 13, 2014
Length: 50 minutes, 12 tracks
Genre: Modern, different Prog/indie/rock
Studio Albums: This is their debut
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
For fans of: Experimental, fresh-sounding music, Devin Townsend, Lacuna Coil
WarpRider – With a name like Destiny Potato It’s unlikely I would have grabbed this off the shelf as an experiment, but after having it referred to me several times it was time for a listen. First, the vocalist has a remarkable set of chords. I enjoy the melodies combined with a much harder djenty/metalcore edge. Mostly, I am captivated by the vocals; she is very impressive behind the mic. 4.0
Irmelinis – This record has been in the works for quite some time and was initially going to be released by Century Media, who signed the Destiny Potato immediately after attending one of their live shows. Although the band is still working with the label, they chose to go independent with “LUN” anyway. It’s their first album as a full band, but songwriter/guitarist David Maxim Micic, now working on his fourth solo release, is already famous in the progressive metal scene. Similar to his music, the atmosphere in Destiny Potato’s songs is fresh, vibrant and soulful, with an easy going, confident approach and absolutely irresistible, highly detailed compositions. The vocalist Alexandra Djelmas has one of the most fascinating female voices I’ve heard. Her dramatic, dark voice is full of attitude and it’s a pleasure to hear how she goes from soaring high notes to aggressive, insane screams, always keeping you on your toes while listening. The songs on “LUN” might be described as pop metal, they certainly have elements of both genres; the accessibility and polished melodies of pop music combined with the focus, sincerity and the heavier instrumentation of metal. I love the guitar work in “Indifferent”, the folk music influence in “Lunatic” and I’ve already played the beautiful “Love Song” more times than I can count. Magical potato music is fun, fun, fun. 5.0
ChristopherMammal – David Maxim Micic, a composer most prolific,
Writing music esoteric, from the tranquil to the hectic.
With Destiny Potato he satisfies the needy
Whose lust for something new makes them musically greedy.
The essence of his music may be largely prog and djent
Infused with sweet math metal of an intellectual bent.
But please don’t let that sway you if your love is death and ’core;
Once you’ve tasted this Potato, I am sure you’ll ask for more. 4.5
A Metal State of Mind Score – 4,5 out of 5 (based on three ratings)
Our ratings are done on a scale of 1-5 with a 1 being an abysmal album, a 2.5 being a halfway point (an O.K. album), and a 5 being outstanding.
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