Mental Home - _Upon the Shores of the Inner Seas_
(Century Media / The End, 2000)
by: Adrian Bromley (6 out of 10)
The most appreciative quality about Russia's Mental Home is not the fact that that their music is chock-full of many sounds and styles, one time going the melodic metal route, the next taking on a doom/gothic sound backed by searing keyboards. The music is well done and very complex, and while many critics and fans like them, I am beginning to see a loose grip of material take over their sound. They expend too much time working on shape-shifting their music here to make it a solid listen throughout. Highly potent at times, but still missing the mark by a small distance in my books. Choice cut: "Breakdown".

(article published 12/8/2000)


CHATS
8/12/2000 A McKay Mental Home: The Shores of Inner Thoughts
ALBUMS
10/1/1998 B Meloon 8.5 Mental Home - Black Art
3/10/1998 A Wasylyk 5 Mental Home - Vale
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