Fortunately, it just adds to the ambiance of what is an overall fantastic intro album into the hard rock and metal scene that claws at the recesses of your 90’s metal experience for a combination of new and old that is beautifully eclectic. Meshiaak is greek for “Messiah,” and if these guys are implying they are the musically religious equivalent of a new savior, they’ve made a bold footprint in the sand for that title.
If the Fantastic Four (the comic I mean, Jesus Rollerblading Christ not the movies) were rebooted to modern times, this would be their modern reinvention. If Meshiaak were to submit a resume for the position of leading new hard rock band, a prospective employer would be sweating at their over-qualification of talent and badassery. “Wait, you took notes from Dream Theatre and iconic Four Horsemen material and can articulate that to the new hard rock scene while retaining your sense of individuality?” Cue Scanners‘ style head explosions, and you have, my fellow rockers, Meshiaak.