STYLE: Hard Music RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 44897-13751 LABEL: Ferret Music FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
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Reviewed by Greg Sammons
Well, this was a disappointment. I'd heard good things about this Indianapolis-based band but after giving their debut a couple of spins I'm left distinctly unimpressed. They just seem to sound like an amalgam of rather pale imitations of various other "scene" bands that beat them to the emo-meets-metalcore bandwagon. I can only assume that Ferret signed them as they're very "now" and potentially will sell more records than some of their more experimental bands. Don't get me wrong; Gwen Stacy know how to write the kind of music that'll earn them a support slot along side your Devil Wears Prada or Bless The Fall types, but I wonder who'd pay good money to see them specifically when there are so many better alternatives already out there. Unless this team go in a different musical direction on their next project I doubt many people will continue waiting patiently to see if their undeniable potential produces something notable. Comic book fans will notice that Gwen Stacy was Spiderman's first true love; I doubt her musical namesake will serve the same purpose for many discerning music fans.
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