Easy Jane - Manic Mood - Album Review - Progressive Rock from Belgium / Lebanon

Easy Jane - Manic Mood - Album Review - Progressive Rock from Belgium / Lebanon
Easy Jane - Manic Mood - Album Review - Progressive Rock from Belgium / Lebanon

Today, we explore the captivating world of Easy Jane, a promising atmospheric/progressive rock band hailing from Belgium and Lebanon. In this review, we delve into their groundbreaking debut album, "Manic Mood," exploring its character, style, story, potential, and more.

Easy Jane emerged on my radar approximately two months ago with their four impressive songs: "Destiny," "Lost in Connection (Part 2)," "Manic Mood," and "Sheikhs Under Attack (Sanaa 4:00 AM)," featured on their debut release, "Manic Mood," in 2019. While Easy Jane leans towards being a one-man project with collaborative efforts from talented musicians, I prefer to address them as a band. After immersing myself in "Manic Mood" multiple times, I can confidently state that this album is a marvelous blend of various captivating ideas and styles. I encourage you to listen to it while you read the rest of this article.

The album takes listeners on a nostalgic journey through the 90s pop-rock scene, rock and roll classics, industrial rock/metal, 90s progressive rock, and atmospheric rock vibes. This diverse range of influences pleasantly surprised me and allowed for a deep connection with the music. Many of these vibes evoke childhood memories and resonate with artists like REM, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Early Dream Theater, and more. Each song possesses a powerful atmospheric quality that leaves a lasting impression, even after just one listen. The album strikes a perfect balance between familiarity and diversity, showcasing well-crafted structures that maintain excitement from start to finish. I believe that "Manic Mood" has the potential to become a timeless classic due to its freshness, especially in the current musical landscape.

Despite being Easy Jane's debut album, they have surpassed the typical expectations of an up-and-coming band. Their extensive experience in songwriting, production, instrumentation, composition, guitar playing, and recording techniques shines through in every aspect of their music. Releasing a full album with nine songs demonstrates their commitment to their craft and artistic vision. This dedication is crucial, as it reflects a strong connection between personalities and achievements in life.

Furthermore, "Manic Mood" showcases rich instrumentation and original production approaches in each song. The music video for "Destiny" left me utterly astonished. I did not expect such extraordinary musicality paired with a visually stunning video. This example highlights the impact of music videos and their ability to elevate a song's success. The combination of instrumental sections, atmospheric elements, vocals, and overall mood in "Destiny" showcases Easy Jane's expertise. It is through these moments that the band's strong personality and greatness become evident.

Technically, "Manic Mood" is a masterpiece. This album stands among the few that truly capture the essence of progressive rock. It offers a driving energy that satisfies metalheads, melodious passages that resonate with music lovers, and technical prowess that impresses professionals. "Manic Mood" has something to offer for every music fan, regardless of their background. I extend my congratulations to the band, additional session musicians, the studio team, from assistants to sound engineers, producers, mixers, and masters, for their phenomenal work on this exceptional record.

Taking all these elements into account, I am thoroughly impressed by Easy Jane. They possess a strong character, a distinct personality, exceptional musical taste, and an exemplary approach. While "Manic Mood" may not catapult Easy Jane to the forefront of the industry, it will undoubtedly become a classic appreciated by all, a source of pride for generations to come.

"Destiny" has earned its place on our TOP ALTERNATIVE SONGS playlist on Spotify as well! To find out more about Easy Jane, follow them on social media and subscribe to their channels using the links below. Your support will ensure you don't miss any upcoming releases.

In conclusion, on behalf of the Metalhead Community Team, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to Easy Jane for their exceptional debut album, "Manic Mood." We wish them the very best in their future endeavors. Thank you for reading.



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