Mutiny Within – Mutiny Within (2010)
Mutiny Within’s self-titled debut album seems to be a love it or hate it record but we sit firmly in the love it camp!
Like a progressive/technical/power metal tornado, this assured debut practically channeled every sub-genre metal has to offer with everyone from Dream Theater to Killswitch Engage proving an influence. As disparate as that may sound the result was uniformly impressive, melody and might colliding in a series of scintillating vignettes from a band with talent to burn.
As adept at crafting radio-friendly anthems as they are at kicking your teeth in with growls, screams and spine-shattering riffs, those not accustomed to embracing the more melodic (read ‘cheesy’) aspects of prog metal may balk at Mutiny Within but open ears are rewarded wholesale. Try the tricky balancing act of “Reflections” if proof is required.
Heavy when needed, introspective when desired; Mutiny Within was a beyond confident debut from a band surely destined for great things.