Drone: Doors Of Perception
With both hands deep in to the legacy of acts like Tool, Nirvana, Alice In Chains and Staind with a little Primus added for good measure, Danish trio Drone aka Rasmus Sjøgren (vocal, guitar, samples, keys, drum programming), Rasmus Cederlund (drums, drum programming) and Morten Nygaard (bass) strut their stuff in a 1990s meets today progressive grunge rock as equilibristic as it is melodic as it is hard hitting on their full length debut ‘Doors Of Perception’.
Mighty opening quartet ‘Antic Disposition’ (in the player), ‘Divide And Conquer’, ‘Cassandra Syndrome’ and ‘Carmen Vernale’ also accounts for four impeccable highs during the 66 minutes long ride, the only completely insignificant track the two minute, ominous piano backed ‘My Own’ which is a wannabe artsy “I’m really hurting here” Kurt Cobain pastiche that evokes nothing but annoyance. Because Drone are better than that. Which they fortunately and continuously prove on this pretty splendid debut.