Being review by Ayurveda

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  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.7 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.5 (13 votes)
Ayurveda: Being
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Sound — 10
Ayurveda's sound is a beautiful marriage of the best elements of bands like Alice In Chains, Tool, Opeth and Nirvana. Guttural screams, melodic, intelligent vocals, psychedelic breakdowns and crushing prog-metal riffs round out an amazing sound. The album was produced in Ithaca by Alex Perialas of Bad Religion fame, and the tones are great. The two Nepalese guitarists use Les Pauls as well as a Telecaster and Strat on some tracks, an unusual combination for heavy rock/metal but the sound is phenomenal. The bass is not muddy and has a really sweet tone and the drums are very well mixed.

Lyrics — 9
The lyrics range from political and social unrest to philosophical, prog-rock fare that relates to the name of the band: Ayurveda (the science of life) and existential observations. Well written, but more importantly, beautifully delivered with interesting phrasing and great melodies by the lead singer.

Overall Impression — 10
If you are a fan of '90s grunge, prog-rock like King Crimson, Tool or Kyuss, give Ayurveda a listen. They just released "Being" last week and it's available on their website at www.ayurvedamusic.com or you can listen at their www.myspace.com/ayurveda (I'm not a member of the band shamelessly promoting, but a fan and friend who loves their music and would like to share it with others).

4 comments sorted by best / new / date

    kyucide
    Tool is incomparable, but rarely is a band able to in some way emulate the qualities and expression of their music
    nirose
    This is quite a good band. their song "Harmful Armful" has great music. Worth a listen. But comparison out the question.