Label: Indie 2011
Review by Urban "Wally" Wallstrom
One Glimpse Away is an impressive power-trio from Russia and their latest EP is simply entitled "1991". I know that some of you are (still) thinking: dodgy production, ditto horrible vocals (broken english), etc, etc. Nope, sorry to disappoint you all, but that's (mostly) Russia of the past (eighties/nineties). This is the new generation and their acts are just as good as any other band outside of the English speaking countries of course. This particular power-trio create a breadth of musical styles that range from the Nirvana inspired opener "H.E.I.H.E." to the ultra catchy and radio friendly (My Chemical Romance) rock of "On My Wings Of Sin" and "This Routine".
Eclectic to say the least!!! They certainly enjoy to spice things up by adding a bit of Coheed and Cambria (especially their first couple of albums) as well as Weezer influences. Other tracks are straightforward metal, but most of them start with with a quiet, moody part, move on to a bit of a racket in the middle, before exploding into a super catchy refrain. I like it, it's very 'out there' and modern, yet with a nice retro thinking and it's all very professional done. "Here For Us" and "Alive" are two great tracks nearly as good as any MCR and the closing one reeks of fun Rock/Punk in the vein of Weezer vs. Green Day. They are definitely too impressive to be independent and "1991" comes highly recommended by this reviewer. Check out link below for more info and tracks.