Juhan Ongbrian – Mood Swings Song Review

Today we are featuring another promising experimental jazz fusion artist; Juhan Ongbrian, from the US. We have reviewed their captivating song; Mood Swings, along with its character, style, story, potential and more.

Juhan Ongbrian is a promising experimental jazz fusion artist I have discovered through Metalhead Community Submissions about a month ago with their impressive song; Mood Swings, off from their EP album with the same title, which was released in 2019. Although I have been a die-hard metal music fan all my life, I never lost interest in music with advanced musicianship such as in this example. Juhan Ongbrian, Ech0, Sly Chong have collaborated on three songs in the Mood Swings album, and we are here to talk about their phenomenal work. Please give it a listen while reading the rest of the article.

I know that jazz music is not for everyone, just like some other specific sub metal genres. Being an artist means to me is having a genuine interest in good music regardless of the genre. I can say that Opeth has been a great teacher for metal music fans in many different ways, where they have become a pioneer in their genre by blending jazz and black metal elements together. Juhan in this example is showing huge potential with his way of understanding music first of all. It is incredibly melodic, addictive and captivating. When I listened to the first couple of seconds of Mood Swings for the first time, it was an instant approval. If you also think that you can make the difference between good and bad music, then this song is for you.

Juhan, Ech0 and Sly Chong here are showing not only their advanced musicianships but also their composing skills, ideas, sentences, decisions and so on. I fell in love with every single detail about the song. Hands down. On the other hand, the general guitar playing style of Juhan along with his music style has reminded me of Guthrie Govan from time to time. I can’t tell you why exactly, but probably it’s because of his toning and sentences. When I look at the structure, I can say that there’s nothing standard about the composition at all. Also, the atmosphere is magnificent which immediately pulls the listener into its world. It wasn’t possible for me to listen to this song with a lower volume, to be honest.


Technically, Mood Swings has top-class standards as well as its musicality. Everything sounds clean, clear, natural, atmospheric, very well handled, recorded, mixed, and most importantly in great harmony. Hands down. This is one of the most delicious tracks I have listened to in this genre for some time. I don’t know who was their producer on this album yet I can easily say that he has done a remarkable job. The producer certainly has a key role in this outcome. Also, every time I listen to the song with my headphones, it unconsciously makes me wanna close my eyes and imagine them playing this song live in a dark ambient jazz club or something, which would be an amazing thing indeed.

When I take all these into account, I’d like to say that I am blown away by Juhan Ongbrian, his understanding of music, advanced musicianship, music style, and guitar playing. I really don’t know how to put this into words but listening to Mood Swings was impressive enough for me to take him under Metalhead Community’s radar. I am sure Juhan and his mates will get to the point where they really belong, start touring and make this world a better place!

Mood Swings has earned its place in our TOP ROCK SONGS PLAYLIST on Spotify! Please go ahead and check out the links below if you’d like to find out more about the band, follow them on social media and subscribe to their channels to show your support and also not to miss any upcoming releases.

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In conclusion, Metalhead Community Team congratulates Juhan Ongbrian, Ech0 and Sly Chong for their exceptional piece of work in Mood Swings and wishes them the very best in their future careers. Thank you for reading.

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