Ockham's Razor - Dusk

Saturday 1st June 1996
Ockham's Razor - Dusk

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Phil Holbert

This, presumably the debut for the Canton, Ohio band, sounds like they went into the studio and gave it all they'd got, which is a refreshing change in a studio world where computers rule. OcKham's Razor sound somewhere between the 77s and King's X. Their songwriting is quite strong but they do have a slight tendency towards arrangements that would work well at a live gig but are perhaps a little laboured on tape. I have no doubt in my mind that they are a good "live" band and are all more than competent musicians. They show great promise in this recording, however a little bit of work on tightening up the timing in places and a little more work on the arrangements would perhaps make all the difference. Buy the tape, though, if you want to hear the current state of play with a new US underground band.

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