Band Website: www.thismiserygarden.com
Label: ProgRock Records
Release Date: 2009
This is the first official release for the
The quintet calledThis Misery Garden consists of twin guitars, bass, drums and vocals. What we have here with Another Great Day on Earth are 14-tracks all in the three-to-five minute range that will find a nice home on any modern rock playlist. Let me clarify, modern rock with hints of proggy embellishments. The tunes all feature some intricate arrangements where layers of electric guitars will slide away making room for acoustic guitars. And just when things start to sound a little samey the band open up a new box of tricks such as “Rejection Song” [5:30]. One of their most intriguing tracks is “Instant Recoil” [5:54] which starts of in a more somber style with a long introduction preceding the hollow echoing vocals. The tune itself is one that’s more low key and mid tempo but full of edgy atmosphere. You just wait for something to explode as the tension is built; which it sort of does around the four and half minute mark. Nice.
If you enjoy the music of the bands such as Porcupine Tree or much of what’s heard on today’s modern rock radio, aggressive guitar based rock, then my guess is you’ll appreciate the work of This Misery Garden…the tunes on Another Great Day on Earth have a funny way of burrowing into your brain and making a nice comfy home there. There is much to enjoy and appreciate here.