Album Review: Max Pie – Odd Memories
Posted by Reggie
Length: 62 Minutes
Genre: Progressive Power Metal
Previous Albums: Initial Process (2011); Eight Pieces, One World (2013)
For those that live for the robust compositions of progressive metal, Max Pie should spark some interest. Their new album, Odd Memories, is about to hit store shelves and digital libraries. It leans a bit to the power metal side of the spectrum. So, it is progressive metal that makes you feel good when you are done hearing it. The good thing though, is that the album is a bit more diverse than just odd time signatures and power metal, sing along choruses. Promised Land is a great example of a song that makes you want to sing with the band, and sing it in the shower at the top of your lungs, but Cyber Junkie has a lot more chunk and heavy metal riffing.
While Love Hurts is more progressive, Hold On is more ballad-like. Again, giving the album a bit more balance. Sometimes listening to progressive music can wear a listener down due to its complexities, but Max Pie does a good job of easing up a bit here and there to let your brain relax. Overall, Odd Memories is a well-produced, great sounding album. Musically, Max Pie has taken the extra steps to ensure 62 minutes of music will reward you, not punish you. It’s a solid third effort from the band.
3.8 out of 5