Myotonia / Myotonia
Album: Myotonia   Collection:General
Artist:Myotonia   Added:Apr 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-05-17 Pull Date: 2004-07-19 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Jul 18 Jul 11 Jul 4 May 30 May 23
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 15, 2004: Les Chevaux De Frise
It Had to Be You
4. May 27, 2004: The Triumph Of Time Over Space
The Settlement
2. Jul 08, 2004: Les Chevaux de Frise
It Had to Be You
5. May 20, 2004: The Triumph Of Time Over Space
Impressed with Yourself
3. Jul 01, 2004: Les Chevaux de Frise
1 A.D.

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-07-04
Myotonia – Myotonia (self-released)
Metalcore. Local band (from Oakland), this seems to be a self-produced demo of sorts. Great quality recording, great performances, a lot of math-y influences, but without getting wacky or becoming derivative, and an overall raw and mean sound that I really like.

1) Starts with open string picking, some soft drumming, and then launches into heavy winding riffs.
2) Breakdown-ish, syncopated riffing/drumming with some manic screaming that eventually transforms into seriously classic hardcore.
3) Starts clean, with distorted vocal samples, and then becomes eerily melodic with some really heavy breakdowns. Reminds me of Nora. Awesome song!
4) More metal, with some intricate drum patterns, and then becomes another mosh-starter. Killer!
5) Another open-string picking opening that becomes chaotic and messy, but this stands out for its metal-as-fuck riffs. FCCs in the mid-section spoken-word sample.

Track Listing
1. 1 A.D.   3. The Settlement
2. It Had to Be You   4. Impressed with Yourself
  5. Flashlight Blinds