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This Misery Garden: Another Great Day On Earth

From Copenhagen Denmark comes a band whose name truly reflects the dark and melancholy of this, their debut release. Although the title track which leads off the album is about hope, it is the one ray of light on this disc that dwells on so many depressing aspects of life. You have to wonder just how bad things are for these guys and just how many of them are on suicide watch.

The band does for the most part convey their mood well through the music but do so in a style that is really nothing special or very original. There are some very listenable tracks such as the hardest song on the disc "On The Edge". Here, lead singer Benjamin gives a much more dynamic performance than the somewhat boring sound on the rest of the disc. I guess that it is little wonder that he has since been replaced in the band.

I won't say that this is a bad disc by any means. It does have some crunch to it and songs like "Vermilion River" and "Rejection Song" do rise above average but the rest of the disc is just a retread of so many bands out their that want to be the next A Perfect Circle. While I do not see much reason to pull this one off the shelf very often, it might be one to keep for days where you can't think it can be any worse. Pop this one in and you might just realize that things are not all that bad after all!

Track listing:

1. Another Great Day On Earth
2. Vermilion River
3. Rejection Song
4. Instant Recoil
5. Force Feed
6. Pantomines
7. Bittersweet
8. On The Edge
9. Swan Song
10. Dirty Playground
11. Fractured Days
12. A Tastelsee Poison
13. Say No Word
14. Everything Comes To An End

Added: January 10th 2010
Reviewer: Scott Ward
Related Link: Band's Myspace Page
Hits: 2496
Language: english

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This Misery Garden: Another Great Day On Earth
Posted by Arjan Kingma on 2010-05-16 17:24:39
My Score:

First of all, this band is not from Copenhagen - Denmark but from Geneva- Switzerland.
Second, the compositions are fresh, powerful and crystal clear and not boring. Ben has a nice voice and it completes the compositions.
Third, try to stop categorize a band with other bands but listen to what they have composed and what they want to tell you.

Last but not least if you are got interested into this band or you are blown away of the voice of Ben, please check out Sybreed. It cannot be compared with This Misery Garden, but you'll got an overview about the broad singings qualities of Ben and that Switzerland has a great underground scene.

Hail to drop!


Arjan Kingma, the Dutchmen in Germany.

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