[crave] - Ways And Means

Published Wednesday 8th December 2004
[crave] - Ways And Means
[crave] - Ways And Means

STYLE: Rock
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12281-1330
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: CD EP
ITEMS: 1

Reviewed by Jeremy Williams

Having only been together for six months, Crave have wasted no time in recording this four-track taster. Perhaps they could have done with waiting a little longer, as 'Ways And Means' feels like it was produced on a tight budget. The murky production steals the thunder of the snarling guitar intro of opener "I Fall Down", robbing the song of its initial impact. It still manages to engage however, in an early Foo Fighters grunge style. "Losing Control" continues in a mid-'90s American alternative sound, before the band display their quieter side with "Palm Of Your Hand" and "Not So". The latter starts slowly and then builds into a mighty epic, and it's a shame that the guitars and bass seem to founder in a sort of sonic swamp, as there's real ambition here. The songs call for arenas and stadiums, if someone would just give them the studio they deserve.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Be the first to comment on this article

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.












We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.

NAVIGATION
CONNECT WITH CROSS RHYTHMS
SIGNUP

Connect with Cross Rhythms by signing up to our email mailing list

Press Forward, Now!
Cross Rhythms Media Training Centre
MORE ARTICLES
DISCOGRAPHY
ARTIST PROFILES
Artists & DJs A-Z
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z #
Or keyword search

 

PRAYER ROOMS
Dedication Room
Live on the edge and shout what you believe in our Dedication Room