Tuesday, February 11, 2014

O.S.I. - "Free"

O.S.I. - Free
2006, Inside Out

1. Sure You Will
2. Free
3. Go
4. All Gone Now
5. Home Was Good
6. Bigger Wave
7. Kicking
8. Better
9. Simple Life
10. Once
11. Our Town

I can definitely see why people would like Free over Fire Make Thunder. There's just so much more actual album here. It also has much more momentum. It's heavy at times and haunting at others. I really like the acoustic guitar mixed with the industrial elements. I've always wondered why people don't do more of that. It's also extremely catchy and the songs will stick in your head for days. I don't have too much to say other than I like it. I don't love it, but it is a good album.

Useless Fact: Um.... yeah... did you know O.S.I. stands for Office of Strategic Influence? You did? Well, shoot. They can't all be winners.

1 comment:

  1. In my humble opinion their first album is their best. For one thing it's got Mike Portnoy playing drums. Also it's construction was unique. The guitarist came up with these typical epic prog metal songs and then Kevin Moore came in, absconded with the tapes (or files) and chopped them up into songs and added his own flavor. Subsequent albums follow more standard song writing processes.