Tiny Tree – XI - Reviewed By zwaremetalen.com! Tuesday December 21 2021, 8:26 AM
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Tiny Tree – XI - Reviewed By zwaremetalen.com!

Tiny Tree – XI - Reviewed By zwaremetalen.com ! Check it out here at this link: https://zwaremetalen.com/albumrecensies/tiny-tree-xi

Post-metal duo Tiny Tree from Michigan, USA is back with a successor after the rather strong debut Embolisms. I found on Embolisms that Tiny Tree sounded like a post-metaloer forest where frozen dew had been tackling the needles for months, but where the first spring rays could break through at any moment. Lyrical as I was then, I also noticed the song The Other II as an absolute highlight, but also as a centerpiece in three consecutive songs. The Other II is an absolute whopper and only for that it is worth running Embolisms again.

On XI, the approach with consecutive songs has remained largely the same, but this time the songs stick together even more strongly. What is immediately noticeable about Yuri's Revenge is that the band has become stronger in arranging the parts and that the addition of tasty samples elevates the whole. Furthermore, it is striking that this album sounds a lot more melancholic than its predecessor. Return takes its time to repeat like a post-metal drone and the vocals are very subdued. Idle Eyes also only gets going in the second half, but when it really erupts, the drums seem to stumble over themselves. Unforgivable. The song is further accompanied by one of the ugliest video clips I have ever seen, but I am going to spare you that visual terror.

Paper Boat colors within exactly the same lines as Return, only the vocals in the higher regions are produced a bit sharply and that does not always sound pleasant. On December and Misinformation Effect the heavier guns come to the surface, but the vocals remain largely in the background here. So we don't get solid screams about heavy sludgeriffs and that's a shame. Also the influences, Isis, Tool and Russian Circles seem sublimated on this album because I find almost nothing of it anymore.

XI leaves me half-hearted. You don't get blue balls from it because it wasn't that exciting at all, but it's a pity that the band doesn't know how to exploit the potential that was presented at Embolisms. There is little magic or enthusiasm in it. It's not a bad record, but there's not much good to be noticed. - zwaremetalen.com

FFO: Isis, Tool, Russian Circles 


The upcoming release from the band Tiny Tree titled XI.  The album was written and recorded in December of 2020 at Analog Time Machine Studios in West Michigan. Album is set for pre-order on the Bandcamp page with the first single Idle Eyes Available 

The album features a guest appearance from bassist and friend JD Pinkus (Butthole Surfers, Melvins, Honky, Daddy Longhead) on the song December.

The album XI is the second full-length release from Tiny Tree

Official Album Release Date: 8/27/21 

Label: Onama Media Group 

XI will be available on all streaming platforms and in the following physical formats, 180 Gram White/Black Marble Vinyl, Transparent Blue Cassette.

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Members:
Addison Eliers (Guitar, Vocals)
Paul L Jensen (Drums, Synth, Samples)
Featured Artist: JD Pinkus (Bass on Track 6. ‘December’)

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Tiny Tree - XI - Track Listing

1. Yuri’s Revenge
2. Return
3. Idle Eyes
4. P.F.D.
5. Paperboat
6. December
7. Soo-Locks
8. Misinformation Effect

Album Info:

Tiny Tree 'XI' was written and recorded in December of 2020 at Analog Time Machine Studios in West Michigan. The album features a guest appearance from bassist and good friend JD Pinkus (Butthole Surfers, Melvins, Honky, Daddy Longhead) on the song 'December.' 'XI' is the second full length release from Tiny Tree.

Artist Bio:

Tiny Tree is a two man experimental, post-rock, noise rock, progressive, shoegaze band from Michigan, United States. Band Members: Addison Eilers - (Guitar, Vocals) Paul L Jensen - (Drums, Synth, Samples) The band was formed in Dec 2017 in Muskegon, MI.

Follow the band at these links:

Official Website - www.tinytreeband.com
BandCamp - https://tiny-tree.bandcamp.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/tinytreeband
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tinytreeband
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/TinyTree



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