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Masters Of Reality - Deep In The Hole (7/10) - USA - 2001

Genre: Alternative Rock
Label: Metal Blade Records
Playing time: 3948:
Band homepage: Masters Of Reality


  1. Third Man On The Moon
  2. A Wish For A Fish
  3. Counting Horses
  4. MajorLance
  5. Scatagoria
  6. High Noon Amsterdam
  7. Corpus Scorpios Electrified
  8. Deep In The Hole
  9. Roof Of The Shed
  10. Shotgun Son
Masters Of Reality - Deep In The Hole
I never really paid any real attention to the MASTERS OF REALITY, cannot really say why, but "Deep In The Hole" is my first contact with the duo. And I have to say that I now can understand, why people like their music.

To make it short, MOR combine temporary and timeless Rock with BEATLES-influences melodies and vocal-arrangements, but a lot more accessible as the roughly comparable KING'S X, who never had been to my liking because of their rather own melodies and abstract passages. To filter out other influences is very hard, maybe because I never had really listened to their stuff before...

Clad in a very earthy and ground-rooted sound the songs time and again conjure up the image of the BEATLES in some kind of Alternative Rock-dressing, but never drifting off into trend-infected regions. The songs are compact, but because of their hang for the repetition of certain sequences there is a slight unnerving factor to be complained about, too. But that is a rather minor minus.

If you want to check them out, take "Third Man On The Moon" and the swinging-relaxed "Deep In The Hole", which you won't get out of your head after the first listen...

So who could imagine to like this mixture, should get an enjoyable album in "Deep In The Hole", which will lead you beyond the mainstream and which you haven't heard dozens of times before!

Alexander Melzer

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