STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 8182-7935 LABEL: Forefornt FFD5152 FORMAT: CD Album RRP: £10.20
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
The Seattle effect continues to have its influence in the direction of Christian rock as a number of bands explore the grungier end of the genre creating the customary wall of sound approach. Five piece Bleach combine a degree of melodic rock with a hefty sprinkling of grungy sounds to make this a modem rock offering. Of a lighter hue than their labelmates Grammatrain or Skillet, they still rock our on "Eleven" and the lyrically cute "Perfect Family". Elsewhere, these songs have atmosphere and songs like "Sugar Coated Ways" and the album's closer "Space" show this subtle side of the band. The love song "Wonderful" indicates that underneath the modern rock exterior, they have sensitive hearts and probably love their mothers! Superficiality is attacked in "Eleven" and "Epidermis Girl" which combines a grunge feel with elements of the heavier end of Brit pop. My biggest concern is the number of bands who are creating this derivative sound. Okay it this is your bag. Me? I want my rock to he a little more original. Kurt Cobain has a lot to answer for!
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