The first time I met Myr's name was months ago, while chatting with Elisunn about evilness and obscurousity. Their latest work, named "Habits", seemed to me extremely consistent, right after its first time in my stereo. Did my opinion change? Not even a bit.
Well, let's be honest: actually, my point of view about that fine piece of Progressive and Post– Metal, so dark and obscure and Tool-ish, got even better! With some time and various listening sessions I ended up appreciating each different layer in the structure of the album; every single time it gets in my stereo it means I'm going to trip in the most psychedelic way, no half measures, thanks to the finest arrangements, technique and style of a band who's got much to offer. Those orientalish rhythm and movements, that both Tool and A Perfect Circle loved, emerge here and there and keep on haunting several times the songs, while such valiant vocals are the icing on the cake (as in "Monster Love").
In fact, a not negligible element of the sound proposed by Myr consists in the synergic work played by each member of the band: from keyboards — which sometimes act as atmospheric background while guitars lash out at the insistent, methodical drumming or even, when needed, fit into lead roles within the complex harmonies and the systematic arrangements — to the rhythmic section, that proves to have mastered a flawless technique over almost forty-seven minutes. As much as the vocals, the work of the guitars isn't weak at all and, moreover, it's totally praiseworthy, also because of its simplicity, its lack of adornments, which allows this album to evolve from a simply rough diamond to precious stone skilfully carved.
In the end, if it's not already clear: Myr's "Habits" is a hell of a disc, undoubtedly one of the best things I've had the pleasure to listen to over the last year. Chapeau!