The "New Band To Burn One To" today is Mystons.
In late 2007, something mystical was brewing in the city of Turku, Finland. As long-time friends and musicians M Myston (guitar, vocals) and Jay Myston (drums) found themselves in extended spontaneous jam sessions, it became evident that this burst of creative energy was to turn into something more permanent, and more menacing, harnessing into rock music a sense of danger it seemed to be lacking at the time. The band that came to be known as Mystons first appeared in the flesh in its current line-up on the eve of the 2007 September equinox, on a Finnish ranch. The actual birth of the band is surrounded by rumors and mystery, but one thing is for sure: Mystons have brought a wholly unique sound to the field of rock music, one that can be described as Mystic Rock, a mixture of influences ranging from blues and alternative rock to grunge and metal, with a dark, brooding undertow flowing through it. The inimitable Mystons sound finds its ideal expression in the enthralling live performances of the band that have occasionally led to talk of fire-spitting demons in black robes.
The legendary Mystons bible known as the “Black Book”, gave title to the band’s debut album, released in 2008 and followed by the single “Tearstained”, from their second album “Alkaem” released on Nov 4th, 2010. “Alkaem” showcases Mystons’ wide range of styles and influences, with M Myston’s distinctive vocals tying the songs together, varying from a tender sigh to a bold, confident audacity and further to a despairing, Morrisonesque shriek. The dynamic, almost telepathic chemistry between band members has been a key element for Mystons from the very beginning, enabling a sound that knows no boundaries, while keeping it uniquely Mystons. Bands such as Danzig, Black Sabbath and The White Stripes have been mentioned when describing Mystons, as well as The Doors and Johnny Cash, giving some idea of the roots of the band’s Mystic Rock. According to some rumors, the origins of Mystons can be traced as far back as the 14th century, to a group of robe-wearing religious mystics. Whatever the truth may be, through some enigmatic alchemy, the ancient creative force of music has found a new, dark and powerful outlet in the hands of Mystons. It is rumored that a third album will see the moonlight in the fall of 2011!!!!
Lead by captivating vocalist/guitarist M Myston, this 2-piece band along with Jay Myston emit some of the freshest sounds heard by these ears in a long time. These robe wearing "mystic rock" muther fuckers skillfully blend elements of metal, grunge, stoner and blues with the passions of evil and sadness. The guitar tone is especially warm and fuzzy and the production is stellar. M Myston's vocals are the highlite of this band especially on ballad "All Alone". I hear influences in their music ranging from Johnny Cash to Danzig. Tunes such as "Mountains", "Shadows of the Beast", "Good Enough For Death" are simply stated, cool as hell. You will be hitting the repeat button multiple times, guaranteed! The only problem I had with this album was that it was not long enough. The band has made the album available as a FREE download, but be generous and help the band out by purchasing the album at this location.