This album is suppossedly already one hot contestant for the Metal album of the year - and the year has hardly begun. "MyGrain" is already the band's third album and maybe it is just about time to finally put them under our scope. If I remember correctly I called them once boring and unworth of my attention, a judgement that I now honestly have to declare to be false. Or at least put differently. Maybe earlier they used to be whatever they ued to be but now they are definitely someone to take damn serious.
On the self-titled album MyGrain present a mix of Melodic Death Metal and Swedish axing somewhere between Soilwork and Sonic Syndicate, with a lot of keyboard backing adornment. the nine songs are spun together through an invisable, but definifitely hearable power force. Each song kickstarts like a duracell bunny from hell. Tuomas Tuovinen's vocal performance is stronger than ever, ranging from gut-deep complaining to sweet chirpen. The already mentioned keyboard scapes are built on brick-thick guitar walls, assuring to give your brain cells are nice twirl on the house. The general theme of the album seems to circle around all kinds of synonyms for end time scenarios in all shapes, it adds nothing new to the plate for genre lovers, but the groovy package makes up for everything. Almost, as there are a few dodgy filling spots here and there that remind somehow of spocky alien voyage scenery and could have easily be left out.
The more often you spin it "MyGrain" as well as MyGrain will grow on you, maybe because of their quite American scene-approach. Credit where credit is due, the author needs to admit that sometimes even we "experts" are truly wrong. This time however everything is right.