Local Reviews: One Strike One Rise

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One Strike One Rise
Bring it Back in Me
Self-Released
Street: 05.14
One Strike One Rise = Songs: Ohia + Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Bring it Back in Me is meandering, rote dirge rock. The band, at its most successful, recalls the gothic country of Songs: Ohia. At its least successful points, the vocals sound one take away from being finished, and there’s a flute needlessly warbling all over the track. Instead of being moody and introspective, the sound is limp and tuneless. Plenty of bands have managed to make bold statements despite their lack of musical chops, but One Strike One Rise is not one of them.

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