Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Cassette Review: Polyon "Three Songs"

[$3 // https://polyon.bandcamp.com/album/three-songs]

These three songs by Polyon remind me right away of Coldplay for some reason, but luckily that notion doesn't stick around for very long.   There is a heavy amount of percussion, on the first song especially as the cymbal crashes just seem to take over.   It's best described as somewhere between Filter and Switchfoot, with the distortion meeting the melodies.   Hints of Marcy Playground and even Kings of Leon can come out just as well.

Lyrically, this is something you could pull lines from all day if you really wanted to do that.  I enjoy that on the first song though that there is a line of "Thought that you were alone until you found the right religion".  This somewhat sets the tempo for the content to come and, well, whether or not you are a religious person it is something deep enough that you have to admit it's better than the majority of lyrics in rock songs currently on the radio.

For three songs, this is rather good.   In some ways, I wish it was two songs with one on each side so as to create a cassingle.   But having three songs in total, and then having them repeat on each side as well, is just another example of what cassettes can do if you just let them.    So, yes, I would recommend these songs to fans of rock music but also make sure you get the cassette because it is truly something special.

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