CD Cover Celestial Magenta
Independent 7"

Review by Darren Gawle

45-second excerpt from "Clivedon" (various formats)

It's refreshing to hear a surprisingly well-recorded effort by a local band, as most demos/singles wind up sounding like they were E.Q.'ed by someone who flunked out of Trebas or Columbia Academy. The bass here tends to have that GONNK! GONNK! GUNNK! sound, but at least there's adequate bottom-end to keep it from sounding like a strand of piano wire nailed to a board.

Side A, "Clivedon," is an exercise in run-of-the-mill punk/metal riff-bashing which succeeds in part because of a tuneful vocal melody in the chorus and some minor evidence of having at least been thought out before being committed to vinyl. The B-side, "Another One," does what a B-side should, i.e. make the A-side sound better. It's fairly primitive songwriting, but damned if I can't get the shrieking of the verse and the one-phrase chorus out of my head, and so it succeeds where "Clivedon" fails in the hook department.

Artist Contact Info: #5 - 3217 Heather St., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, V5Z 3K4

First published in Drop-D Magazine on August 22, 1997

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