Mire are a band from Canada that plays a mixture of progressive rock, metal and alternative and this is a review of their self released 2014 album "Inward/Outward".
The album starts out with drum beats before going into a heavier alternative rock/metal direction along with some melodic vocals which also get more aggressive in certain sections of the recording and the music also uses of mixture of clean and heavy parts along with some progressive metal guitar solos and leads.
When the album goes into other songs the music gets a lot more darker and heavier as well as bringing in a great amount of progressive rock influences as well as bringing in a small amount of spoken word parts and female vocals and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
As the album progresses synths and avant garde elements are brought into certain sections of the recording along with some acoustic guitars and pianos while most of the music sticks to a heavier direction.
While this is not a very original sounding album Mire still display a great amount of talent and melody an their recording and there music is diverse enough to appeal to fans of metal, rock and alternative and their music is very progressive sounding while also being mainstream enough to be played on the radio stations.
Song lyrics cover philosophical and metaphysical themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound for being a self released recording where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this album.
In my opinion Mire are a very decent sounding mixture of progressive rock, metal and alternative and if you are a fan of these musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Complex" "Convolution" "Catalan Atlas" and "Open Circle". 7/5 out of 10.