Poney is a five-piece band from Wausau, Wisconsin formed 6 years ago. So far they have released two EPs and "Seamyth" which is their debut album. "Seamyth" is a concept album based on Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner" and I have to say that is a pretty strange record but in a good way...
Poney describe their sound as progressive stoner hardcore but I think it's much more complex. They blend hardcore with progressive, punk with psychedelia, metal with experimental stuff and you can find even grunge here and there. Most of the times this mix works great (and if you take in consideration the lyrics it becomes even better) but at some points it looses the focus (fortunately these parts are very few) in a way that you can't concentrate 'cause you're hearing too many stuff with a lot of changes. But overall it's a fine album with many riffs, quality drumming, appropriate for each case vocals and the right amount of experimentation and heaviness. The good thing is that it can be appreciated by fans of bands like Sword, Melvins, Mastodon or even Smashing Pumpkins or more punk-oriented bands.
*Thanks to Ben Brooks (Poney's drummer) who came in touch. Check out also Romero, another band Ben is involved.
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