Maudlin of the Well

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Country United States
Added By usefulidiot
14 years ago
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1999-2001 Metal
2009 Rock
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8.5 x4
Free Form Experimental Prog Post Metal/Rock
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31 users rate this artist 7.0 or better, three users rate it lower. 18 users think it is prog, nobody thinks it is merely related to prog and nobody thinks that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 32 studio tracks by Maudlin of the Well.
Track durations range from 1m 38s to 11m 50s, averaging at 6m 58s with a standard deviation of 2m 32s.
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Comment by PowerWyrm 10 years ago
Maudlin of the Well - Part the Second 2009
9.5
Avant-Garde Experimental Prog Post Rock
An awesome album. Somewhere between old MotW and Kayo Dot, but without harsh vocals... and it can be downloaded for free!!!
Comment by Aragorn224 11 years ago
Maudlin of the Well - Part the Second 2009
7.8
Avant-Garde Experimental Prog Rock/Jazz
This is supposed to be prog metal?
Review by ivansfr0st 14 years ago <Permalink>
Maudlin of the Well - My Fruit Psychobells... A Seed Combustible 1999
9.4
Experimental Technical Prog Post Rock
Having listened to all maudlin of the Well/Kayo Dot related albums, this was the only last one I heard. What I heard about the album wasn't fascinating at all: it was said to be a raw, badly written and producted release by an unexperienced group. I, however, didn't mind all the negative responses and got this album to hear what the music was like when it all started. Now, the first listen didn't seem quite promising: some parts seemed badly crafted, some too poppy, others just plain boring and unremarkable. It seemed right for me to blast Bath or Leaving Your Body Map instead at the time, which, frankly speaking, are easier to listen to and "get", yet still very deep. It wasn't until one day when I was in the mood for giving this album another listener and, fortunately, that time I "got" it and since then I listen to it just as much as its successors.

The sound of the recording is indeed raw(not in the "grim" Black Metal way though, don't worry), however, you can hear every instrument just right and the atmosphere doesn't seem to suffer from it at all, and the bad production rather makes its more gloomy, mysterious and, at other times, beautiful. The album kicks in with Ferocious Weights (by the way, it's W eights, not H eights, as listed in the site's database) , which is an especially atmospheric song with both beautiful female vocals, Toby Driver's clean singing, which surprisingly doesn't sound all that much worse if compared to latest efforts, nicely composed guitar parts in accompaniment with trumpets. The song can be called both doomy and gothic, without being any extreme, unlike a few other tracks on the album. There is a part that really remins me of King Crimson 's more heavy complex stuff, which is never a bad thing. A ballsy ... -> show full review
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Part the Second 2009
 #1

8.4 x31
Eclectic Experimental Prog Post Rock/Metal
Bath 2001
 #2

8.8 x8
Prog Metal
Leaving Your Body Map 2001
 #3

9.1 x4
Free Form Experimental Prog Post Metal
My Fruit Psychobells... A Seed Combustible 1999
 #4

8.4 x5
Technical Experimental Prog Post Metal
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