After seemingly never-ending label problems, Mesh have found a new home on Koenigskinder Records in Germany – and they’re back on Memento Materia in Scandinavia, the label that started it all years ago. I hope the labels can take care of the band, because this is good. Really good, in fact, and it begs for big audience.
“Step by Step” could be a huge hit, if treated properly. A quiet intro and verse gives way to a massive chorus, just begging for a sing-a-long. Actually, most songs here could be singles – although there are some duller tracks like “Room with a View” – but the absolute high-point for me is the track “Petrified”, the ultimate Mesh song. Long, dark, epic, electronic, captivating. The fact that it’s followed by the almost equally good but painfully short “Rest in Pieces” doesn’t hurt either.
I think it’s impressive that Mesh manage to keep their standards this high, considering they’ve been at it for a quite a while. The song writing is heads and shoulders above most of bands in the genre, and Mesh have established their own sound, a sound that works.
I rate this album higher than “Who Watches over Me”, but perhaps not as high as “The Point at Which It Falls Apart”. So hurry up and get it, before everyone else has it and laughs at you!
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