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AND WE'RE NOT HERE AFTER ALL

Overhead

 

Crossover Prog

3.11 | 46 ratings

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Menswear
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2 stars Hybrid rock with low prog calories.

For those who know bands like Funeral for A Friend, Three Days Grace or Hender, you know the emphasis is on the catchy side of the tune. Just like them, Overhead have indeed, a young and capable singer engulfed in a super licked sound all wrapped in a modern production ; all things shiny like a nickel.

Modern and superficial, this album is in the 'diet' bin, not providing a lot to think about. In fact the songs are dynamically dichotomical: pretty but superficial, polished but too often boring. Everything is there for quality, but you forget too soon all this thick layer of highly perfumed hair gel, symbolizing to me a desire to be hip but being soapy and too intense (read FM clone bands). And another annoying thing: the lack of instrumental passages (although nice 15 seconds on track 3). Why the guy's always singing? Too few ideas? Shut up already!

To me it's not far from the supposed 'concept albums' made by FM emo bands, wanting to please the producer and trying hard to be original.

For better results, try Sylvan.

Menswear | 2/5 |

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