Mechanical Organic - An eclectic synthesis of melodic metal shrouded in a progressive veil. Music beyond genre, theme's beyond belief. The bitter truth awaits...
Now here is a killer prog metal release from Australia. Mechanical Organic is a new band led by former Vauxdivhl keyboardist Eddie Katz and ex-Neue Regel/Fracture vocalist David Bellion. This Global Hive is an incredible marriage of different aspects of prog. The result is a band that has created a sound that sounds like a mash up of Zero Hour and very early Queensryche. Its the second part of a conceptual work...NMR has both titles in a bundle deal. Members:
David Bellion - Vocals, Keyboards, Guitars
Eddie Katz - Keyboards, Artwork and Design
Conny Dee - Guitars
Evan Harris - Bass, Fretless Bass, Chapman and NS Stick
Andrew Hurst – DrumsThis Global Hive Part Two Review Quotes
Screaming Symphony - “The somewhat extra-terrestrial mindset of Eddie Katz combined with the hieroglyphic decipher of David Bellion, translates into another 50 minute outing with the musical complexity that challenges the artistic dexterity of the most seasoned musicians. And it is just this musical elite that is called upon to complete a rhythmic as well as melodious landscape you’d be hard pressed to find elsewhere in this galaxy of our known universe. This is just as ‘This Global Hive: Part One’ was, a must have release.”
Metal Glory - “Conclusion: "The Global Hive – Part Two" is another progressive goody from the house of Mechanical Organic which satisfy in all cases. When anyone can direct progressive "chaos" into the right channels then it is Mechanical Organic.”
Rating 9.5 out of 10
Darkscene.at - “With this concept the band has delivered a prog-adventure, where everything has to be measured in this division. It is almost a crime that no label has discovered this band . . . . If you compare “This Global Hive: Part Two” with Vauxdvihl’s masterpiece, then there are no losers, and a greater compliment you can not make for an album. Mechanical Organic are a big favorite of 2014!
Rating 10 out of 10”
Rock – Metal – Essence - “You will find in your hands an album level, certainly independent and underground (perhaps by choice), but absolutely worthy of comparison with the greats.”
Metal 1-“These Australians produce dark, bass-heavy U.S. prog-metal, that knows how to shine above all through perfect instrument control and elaborate arrangements.”
O Day Rox - “This band is terrific at their game, producing some truly awesome, satisfying melodic progressive metal. The arrangements are necessarily intriguing offering precise riffs, swirling keyboards and piano, defined and directed bass lines and stick, assertive but not punishing drumming, and skillful and lively guitar solos. David Bellion's vocal style lends character to the music, with a quivering melancholic tone.
Overall "This Global Hive part II" is a great piece of prog metal and very well recorded and mixed for your listening pleasure. Strongly Recommended.”
MUSIKREVIEW.DE - “Part One was already a strong piece of Prog Metal that harkens back a bit to the 1990s. The follow up is just as good, maybe a tad more condensed, although still epic in it’s dimension.
Oblivion - “For the nine tracks on this album other bands could easily have made nine albums. In addition to the outstanding guitar work of David, his vocal performance is a highlight. . . . .the cover artwork once again is the icing on this delicious Progcocktail. Immediately order from: http://www.mechanicalorganic.com” Rating 9 out of 10
Dangerdog Music Reviews - “All in all, This Global Hive, Part Two lives up to its name, continuing what was started in Part One: interesting and eclectic melodic progressive metal.”
Rating 4 out of 5
StreetClip.TV - “Again you will hear the wonderfully classic and slightly progressive U.S. Metal vibe with at times perhaps even a greater sterility á la 'Perfect Symmetry', so all followers of VAUXDVIHL, DIGITAL RUIN, POWER OF OMENS, REDEMPTION, QUEENSRYCHE and FATES WARNING should by now be aware of MECHANICAL ORGANIC.”
Keys and Chords - “How is it possible that this band has not yet been picked up by a major label?” Rating 4.5 out of 5