Sea Of Tranquility

The Web Source for Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal & Jazz-Fusion
  Search   in       
Main Menu

Mechanical Poet: Handmade Essence

The web site for Mechanical Poet calls this Russian trio a "progressive gothic-metal band," but the six-song EP Handmade Essence sounds more like a combination of symphonic progressive metal and Eighties-influenced hard rock. In fact, there is hardly anything "gothic" here at all. But I'm not complaining. Quirky melodies and lyrics intertwine with dramatic orchestral arrangements, aggressive riffs and enthusiastic vocals to make this project required listening for labels in search of new bands and prog fans in search of a pleasant surprise.

Mechanical Poet is reportedly working on its debut full-length CD, a concept album that, based on such Handmade Essence tracks as "Hermetical Orchard," "Clue of a Scarecrow" and the instrumental "Waltzing Skip-Jack," should be worth tracking down. I'm sufficiently impressed.

Track Listing

1) Handmade Essence (3:47)
2) Frozen Nile (4:44)
3) Hermetical Orchard (5:50)
4) Clue of a Scarecrow (3:58)
5) Clockwork Shrimps (1:25)
6) Waltzing Skip-Jack (2:13)
Total Running Time (21:59)

Added: February 23rd 2004
Reviewer: Michael Popke
Related Link: Official Mechanical Poet Web Site
Hits: 2672
Language: english

[ Printer Friendly Page Printer Friendly Page ]
[ Send to a Friend Send to a Friend ]


[ Back to the Reviews Index | Post Comment ]

2004 Sea Of Tranquility
For information regarding where to send CD promos and advertising, please see our FAQ page.
If you have questions or comments, please Contact Us.
Please see our Policies Page for Site Usage, Privacy, and Copyright Policies.

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all other content Sea of Tranquility

SoT is Hosted by