EP review for Where Olympus Dwells by Agony In The Garden
I was recently introduced by a fellow author Jane Yates, to an amazing , multi-talented musician on twitter. That musician was Mack Perry of Agony In The Garden. After hearing some of his music I agreed to listen to and review his latest EP
Where Olympus Dwells
I was honoured to be able to do so. Those that follow me know my love of fine music , especially Independents or Indies.
First off, let me tell you a little about Mack and his roots. Mack is a musician that has multiple talents which include playing guitar, drums and vocals. This alongside his ability to compose and write lyrics makes him a veritable "one man band."
He cites numerous influyences inhis music the likes of the Rolling Stones, Beatles, including blues artists.
BIO from Agony In The Garden website
Agony’s beginning echoes honor to those who would challenge the sun. Though our overture reflects the eternal dream the sleeper has awakened. As we bore witness to this paradox the logic is ill refute.
Lyrics that could only be written in the stones, they will echo through eternity and well beyond. Enter Agony’s coliseum, let it begin. Submerged in a rich sound filled musical background ranging from Blues to Metal, combining these multifaceted influences to create a wall of sound engulfing the listener at the event horizon and never letting go.
Mack Perry - Founder, Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter, Composer, covering all instrumentation for compositional and recording purposes.
Agony’s music was introduced to the world in April of 2013, taking the music community by storm. Proving to be an unmovable force to be reckoned with. Fans worldwide are highly anticipating Agony‘s new EP release in the Spring of 2015.
Just two months after releasing the single Wayward One Mack was signed with Sunny Dragon Records/Studios. In February 2014 becoming an independent artist. Premiering Agony's first EP in April of 2015.
Agony’s music has received excellent reviews from tastemakers and critics the like.
Unlike any Alternative Metal, Rock you will ever hear, join Mack in the garden for a bit of Agony.
The premier of the EP Where Olympus Dwells took place on the 24th of April 2015 at 16:00 in EDT with W4CY Radio and today is the release of the EP which is available to download and buy from Amazon
There are four tracks on the EP these are :
Let It Burn
Queen Of Hearts
and finally Where Olympus Dwells
Mack has unique vocal styling reminiscent of David Bowie at his peak in the 70's.
For those that feel that rock is a dead genre, this is plenty of spin on an old theme. With tracks that range from the Blues right on through, and up to Heavy Metal.
Mack Perry has been compared to Trent Reznor by MusicBank.co, due to his "one man band" abilities.
These tracks are filled with such depth of emotion and soul. A particular favourite of mine is the final track on the EP Where Olympus Dwells, Let it burn coming a close second.
Please head over and check out the EP and buy it now.
Mack has also supplied the soundtrack RAIN to the awesome trailer for the book Garden by Jane Yates. I met Jane last year at Doncaster's Steampunk Rally. Where we were both performing book signing, dressed in our Steampunk finery. As some of you know my WIP is a Steampunk adventure and Jane writes in this sub genre.
Having no choice, Aberdeen is sent to live with her uncle back on Earth where her fascination into her new surroundings begin to take hold. It isn’t long before Aberdeen befriends three other children - Maisy, Peter and Lenard.
Oh, and there’s Frank too, Peter’s robot dog, who completes this special circle of friendship.
Garden is a journey of self-discovery, of trials and friendship. With adventure boundless, Jane Yates follows up her acclaimed Paradox Child trilogy with a new tale for young fans of steampunk and science fiction.
The book is available in paperback, kindle and a recent addition is the audible version from Amazon
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