Mr. Gnome- Deliver This CreatureAugust 5, 2008
I gave their first two Ep’s a listen- the self-titled Mr. Gnome and Echoes on the Ground (re-released on 1 cd) and there are some good tunes there. However, it is only with their album Deliver This Creature that the sound has become more refined. The drumming seems tighter and more concise and there is a great ambient feel in most of the tracks- the headbanger energy is still there though!
The first three tracks are stunning- Pirates is a great opener then Rabbits with a slightly softer sound before Deliver This Creature ramps up the noise level again…and what delicious noise it is! Sometimes Nicole Barille’s voice is haunting and will lead you into a false sense of security until she belts out and jars you out of that comfort zone…accompanied by the excellent drumming of Sam Meister it is a great combination indeed! There are some other great tracks on here as well- some more metalish than others but each one a cracker- it’s not often that you get an album with no sleepers on it at all.
Am looking forward to their next album and hopefully they will make it to this side of the world for a gig! For the moment though- you can stream their tunes from CdBaby (cut off after two min mark) and go to their official site to get the cd’s!