Minor/Minor – Minor/Minor (Review)

Minor MinorThis is the debut album from Belgian rockers Minor/Minor.

Minor/Minor play modern, emotive rock that takes influence from a few different places. Think a mix of bands like Arcane Roots, Pink Floyd, Coheed and Cambria, Cave In, Filter, and Radiohead as starting points, maybe.

The songs are well-written and professionally delivered. It’s clear that a lot of time, care, and consideration has gone into this album.

As well as having soaring, uplifting, and life-affirming moments, I like that the album has a bit of a dark side to it as well. It’s also got some teeth, characterised in some of the beefier riffs that the band occasionally employ.

The music is textured and rich, leaning on its progressive rock influences well to provide ample depth and substance for the listener to enjoy. And enjoy we do.

Along with the actual quality of the songwriting, the key to a band like this in some ways is the quality of the singer. With a weak singer, this kind of material just wouldn’t work. As you’ve probably gathered, this isn’t an issue here. The singer of Minor/Minor has a talented voice that’s more than capable of achieving everything that’s asked of it.

With plenty of catchy and memorable songs, more than enough hooks, and a good deal of dynamic, atmospheric moments, this is a high-quality album that’s really quite impressive.

One thought on “Minor/Minor – Minor/Minor (Review)”

  1. I get tiny bits of guitar elements from Kirk Hammett and some beats like Tool-Sober.

    I might have to check them out.

    I don’t hear any Floyd in them, but maybe I will on further listens.

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