February 2014 National Music Reviews

Review: The Entrance Band – Face The Sun

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The Entrance Band
Face The Sun
Beyond Beyond is Beyond
Street: 11.19.13
The Entrance Band = The Growlers + Alice in Chains
This album sounds like a ’90s alternative band trying to latch on to the recent rebirth of the psychedelic trend. Maybe it is the thinly veiled (read: shitty) heroin metaphors, or maybe it is the surprisingly sexy female bass player from A Perfect Circle and Zwan, but despite the decent melodies and engaging psychedelic-surf guitars, this album seems dated and uncool. The song “Spider” is clearly about heroin addiction, and at certain points, the vocals are straight out of early ’90s grunge movement. The highlights of the album are the guitarists’ winding psychedelic lines and the backing vocals. –Cody Hudson
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