Muse - Black Holes And Revelations (July 3, 2006)

A melody approaches you from somewhere afar… the music is fair but odd at the same time. A bit later the melody turns into an energetic music which is full of drums and guitar, and it’s provoking to scream. The very music is combined with unique vocals, once you hear this voice you will never confuse it anymore. Let me present Muse, one of those bands, which represent alternative and progressive rock. This band has probably attracted your attention. It’s formed in 1994 in Teignmouth, England. Band has three members: Matthew Bellamy (vocals, guitar, piano, lyricist), Christopher Wolstenholme (bass, back vocal), Dominic Howard (drums)… And they do their best to make their music high-quality, that’s why an enormous army of fans stand behind them.
Listening to the songs of Muse your mood may change harshly: first you’ll want to sing, move, and a bit later, when the rhythm changes and the sound of the guitar disappears, you’ll became absorbed in a bit psychopathic but pleasant music.
The same feelings will accompany you when you listen to their fourth studio album; Black Holes and Revelations, which was released in July 2006. It differs greatly from the previous ones by its sound. It’s mostly rhythmical and there elements peculiar to electronic music are drawn…
…… yeah you’ll burn in hell.
You’ll burn in hell, yeah you’ll burn in hell for your sins… Matthew sings with his gentle voice…Yeah, don’t get confused, this is a fragment from the song’s lyrics which opens the album. This song is somewhat edifying and refers to all the sinful music lovers... but if you find yourself innocent, so be indifferent and don’t take a bow.. The song is called just like that - Take a bow’.
The second single and the second song of this album suits its title fully. While listening Starlight you’ll receive a host of positive emotions from these Marsians ;) It contains very joyfull rhythm which will set you into a singing mood…. But wait!!! Do you know where you’ll get chasing this starlight?! Yes! Them! Mars!! =) And when you reach It, the lights will be turned out and you’ll appear in a Supermassive Black Hole! Take an advantage of darkness and free-of-charge music and enjoy it in full!
If you’re inclined to listen to Supermassive Black Hole (by the way it’s also the first single of the album) it’ll give you good mood, and then during Map of the Problematique it will be just impossible to keep your good mood... there are many electronic elements in it, but judge by yourself:
Fear, and panic in the air
I want to be free
From desolation and despair
And I feel like everything I sow
Is being swept away
And I refuse to let you go
Loneliness be over
When will this
Loneliness be over?

Listening to the rest some of songs of the album (Soldier’s poem, Invincible, Assassin, Hoodoo) you’ll need to find an isolated corner and stay alone by yourself…. I guess... The fault is probably of the Matthew’s voice and the lyrics. The album ends with very interesting song - Knights of Cydonia (at least it’s interesting for me). Every time, when I’m listening to this song, it always gives me some new and fresh energy)).
In general this isn’t one of those albums, that you will limit listening to only the singles, and maybe that’s why it has a big success not only in EU, but also in USA.

In the nearest future(14 September 2009) Muse will release their new, fifth studio album which will be called “The Resistance”!!! One of the track title is United states of Eurasia, and the first single will be Uprising!!! They have already planned The Resistance tour in the UK, Europe and North America this autumn!


Manu said...

what a wonderful way to describe what i didn't thought i was capable to describe in words! I really liked this great post about MUSE as it really said what i would wish to but without words...

Mari said...

Wow!!! I guess my playlist is going to be MUSE tomorrow, as the post made me to relive the emotions I always had while listening to this great group...
Thanks for sharing, great job, and can't wait for their last album release! ^_^