The Mission Veo - Strangers
Pop, Rock I feel like I'm a bit out on thin ice here, I don't think I have been on so thin ice since... I actually was on thin ice when I was ice skating as a kid. Dark Pop or Pop-Rock is not generally my thing. But since they wanted a review, you will get an out of the box kind of approach to it.

There's non electro artist I enjoy, Smashing Pumpkins, Nick Cave, Johnny Cash and not least my personal God's 16 Horsepower, to mention a few. The red thread that connects them is that they all have (or had) great talent. Even though The Mission Veo is not great enough to be together with such musical epics, they sure have talent as well and I must say that I actually quite enjoy their album 'Strangers'. Even though this band origin from Florida, they have quite the Scandinavian sound to them.

I guess the best way to describe them is Rock with a pinch of Goth and a great focus on Popish Rock melodies and choruses. The best part is that they do a damn fine job most of the time. The choruses are really the strong point of The Mission Veo. The verses tend to be a bit flat every now and then. Sometimes they feel a bit unvaried as well, like the sounds and structure has been reused on some of the tracks.

Luckily it all blooms out with the choruses and still make the tracks easy to remember and cherish. Great examples of this are "The Jacket", "New York Scum" and "Ordinary Life". 'Strangers' is worth checking out.
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The Mission Veo - Strangers

7.0
"Good"
Released 2011 by Spiralchords Music
I feel like I'm a bit out on thin ice here, I don't think I have been on so thin ice since... I actually was on thin ice when I was ice skating as a kid. Dark Pop or Pop-Rock is not generally my thing. But since they wanted a review, you will get an out of the box kind of approach to it.

There's non electro artist I enjoy, Smashing Pumpkins, Nick Cave, Johnny Cash and not least my personal God's 16 Horsepower, to mention a few. The red thread that connects them is that they all have (or had) great talent. Even though The Mission Veo is not great enough to be together with such musical epics, they sure have talent as well and I must say that I actually quite enjoy their album 'Strangers'. Even though this band origin from Florida, they have quite the Scandinavian sound to them.

I guess the best way to describe them is Rock with a pinch of Goth and a great focus on Popish Rock melodies and choruses. The best part is that they do a damn fine job most of the time. The choruses are really the strong point of The Mission Veo. The verses tend to be a bit flat every now and then. Sometimes they feel a bit unvaried as well, like the sounds and structure has been reused on some of the tracks.

Luckily it all blooms out with the choruses and still make the tracks easy to remember and cherish. Great examples of this are "The Jacket", "New York Scum" and "Ordinary Life". 'Strangers' is worth checking out.
Apr 15 2011

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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