"Mechanical Organic - An eclectic synthesis of melodic metal shrouded in a progressive veil.

Music beyond genre, theme's beyond belief. The bitter truth awaits . . . . "





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Metal Glory - 9.5 out of 10

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Two years ago a progressive goody from Australia appeared in my hands and it has blown me away. Mechanical Organic had sent me back in the days their 5th studio album "The Global Hive – Part One" and these have delighted me in a way that I have rated it with full 10 Points. The all-rounder Eddie Katz (Keys) and David Bellion (Vocals/Guitars/Keys) rather count on themselves and play a lone hand than they bow down to any label bosses. That is probably the reason why I only now received their 5th output.

Only a few days ago the long-awaited replenishment in the Form of "The Global Hive – Part Two" was sent to my house. So, just go in into the familiar hi-fi system and the play button is pressed. After a few listens we can see that "The Global Hive – Part Two" carries on exactly there where a second part should continue. It should namely tie in with the first part and became at least as good as the first one. In view of the 10 points for the first part it was difficult but the second part gets at it as closely as possible.

The second part of the story is with nearly 50 ½ minutes significantly shorter than the first. However, it offers suitable listeners all facets of the progressive art of Mechanical Organic. Here you can get everything the heart desires as already shown at "The Global Hive – Part One". You can find everything from pushing riffs and shredding guitars via delicate melodic arches and tricky Hook lines through to energetic solos, exactly drums and a forceful existent bass. The fine arrangements flatter your ears on the one hand with tender melody and on the other hand the pressure of a powerful riff blasts away like a punch in the gut.
The wall of keyboards create a handsome background atmosphere und are always on the spot, but they don't cover up the ensemble. The expressive vocals of David are again here a signature feature of the music and are simply perfect. The samples and performances of spoken passages give this opus a lightly touch of science fiction. The subject of "The Global…Part One" carries on consequently in the second part besides the music but certainly you see some small hope to save the world after all. Science fiction and the real world blend into each other here as well. The 9 tracks of the album are characterized by an especially high level. All of them bring out the main points but are still as if made from one piece. The production is forceful and draws perfectly attention to the music. The mixture leaves nothing to be desired and the listener can perceive all the details.

Conclusion: "The Global Hive – Part Two" is another progressive goody from the house of Mechanical Organic which satisfy in all cases. When anyone can direct progressive "chaos" into the right channels then it is Mechanical Organic.

Rating 9,5/10

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Screaming Symphony - Peter Fundeis - 08/05/2014

Keeping it true, original and way out there, Mechanical Organic are back with the follow-up release, ‘This Global Hive: Part Two’. The somewhat extra-terrestrial mindset of Eddie Katz combined with the hieroglyphic decipher of David Bellion, translates into another 50 minute outing with the musical complexity that challenges the artistic dexterity of the most seasoned musicians. And it is just this musical elite that is called upon to complete a rhythmic as well as melodious landscape you’d be hard pressed to find elsewhere in this galaxy of our known universe.
Yes, the string combination of guitarist Conny D and Even Harris on bass simply screams Jasun and Troy Tipton of Zero Hour all over but just the same, Digital Ruin, Fates Warning, Vauxdvihl, Venni Domine, Memento Mori, Taramis and any similar dark prog band you could possibly think of deserves a mention here. And yet, none of those mention will survive a direct comparison as a whole.
The drumming of Andrew Hurst matches the staccato riffs in the fractal voids to metronome and David manages to call upon the minor keys as soon as the keyboards stay on the white ivory and this counter melodic play goes vice versa, quite John Arch style.
Of course, there is still some narration, even though slightly pulled back and more diverse in subject, As a matter of fact, Mr. Bellion who did the mix of the album left lots of room for the plethora of audio samples and electronica, the bearers of Eddie’s creativity. Still, any deep thinker’s paradise will be challenged to overflow if you follow the lyrics closely and the same might drown you within, should you be trying to actually interpret the message into some digestible nourishment.
Call it avant garde metal, Dijon metal or whatever your heart desires, Mechanical Organic are still on the forefront of a music style that most likely will remain underrated and miss-understood, but for the open minded amongst our listeners. This is just as ‘This Global Hive: Part One’ was, a must have release, go to www.mechanicalorganic.com to purchase the album directly for A$16, inclusive postage! Grab ‘Part One’ while you are there, I think that’s only A$13. Support your local artists, support independent music, you shall not regret.

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“The somewhat extra-terrestrial mindset of Eddie Katz combined with the hieroglyphic decipher of David Bellion, translates into another 50 minute outing with the musical complexity that challenges the artistic dexterity of the most seasoned musicians. And it is just this musical elite that is called upon to complete a rhythmic as well as melodious landscape you’d be hard pressed to find elsewhere in this galaxy of our known universe.”

This is just as ‘This Global Hive: Part One’ was, a must have release.