Blind Eyes Open - Blind Eyes Open

Thursday 1st May 2003
Blind Eyes Open - Blind Eyes Open
Blind Eyes Open - Blind Eyes Open

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 4 4 4 4
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Steve Best

Hmmm. These kinds of albums are always hard to review without sounding unduly cruel - such is the lot of the reviewer; anyway, here goes. Written, produced and, one assumes (since we're not actually told), sung by Eric Campbell, this release suffers from several problems. One is suspect guitar tuning, another is the ensembles' erratic approach to tempo, a third is the admittedly live-sounding but quite awfully recorded drums, and finally there's a fairly reedy and weak lead vocal. Whilst not for a moment wanting to doubt the intentions behind this album, the formulaic lyrics and mediocre delivery will make very little impact in what is a crowded genre.

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