Why? Well, because initially, Three Way Plane is a post hardcore band but over the years, they have evolved into something more interesting, adding elements from grunge, noise rock and alternative rock to their sound. Furthermore, they have never been afraid of experimenting, which is always good.
Opener 'Inner Warfare' is my favorite track in this album, a dissonant, pounding piece of noise rock that somehow sounds like a world class alternative rock song. It takes the weirdness of their previous effort and turns it into rock greatness. About that previous effort, I had this to say: "If these Greeks can manage to put as much variation and weirdness into forty minutes as in six, they're well on their way to become something that will surprise and disturb audiences everywhere."
So did they? Hell yeah, they did. Another prime example of Three Way Plane's genius is the highly immersive 'A Waltz For Unity & Love', which incidentally was the single I reviewed earlier. Today, I absolute adore this bluesy stoner noise grunge tune. I think it's was an excellent idea to put this on the full length. It shows perfectly what this band stands for: excellent music, regardless of genre restrictions. I for one can only applaud that. In fact, I have been applauding these guys so hard that they ended up in my book.
Then, there is the punky 'Get Off Your Hands', a song that will get a large part of the audience off their feet, or banging their head. Just to show you a bit of the level of variation this album contains. You know, maybe it's a personal thing, but when I look at the alternative rock scene, bands like Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Therapy? have been the defining ones, but somehow, Three Way Plane is a defining one too. I really hope the future of alternative rock music sounds somewhat like this.
You want post psychedelic kraut funk? Listen to 'Xepiasakos Theme'. You love that old Faith No More weirdness? Try closer 'Psychic Changes'. You want post metal? You got it. Fact is, Three Way Plane are so diverse and divergent that it's impossible to categorize them properly. All I know is that is a highly recommended album, one that surprise and stun you on many occasions. Check it out, and then check it out again because it might need to grow on you for a while but it's definitely worth it.