Day of Infamy
"Red Autumn" CDEP
Genres: alternative rock, hard rock
July 18 - 22 2005
Remember Serial Joe? They were a group of high school
students (or was it junior high?) who took the mainstream Canadian
rock scene by storm in the late nineties. Listening to their
hits now, it's hard to see why they ever became popular - their music
was hardly good, or even particularly catchy; it seems obvious they
were little more than a novelty.
Day of Infamy is Jeremy Morris (age 19), Jeff
McMahan (15), Michael van den Berg (16), and King van
den Berg (11). Yes, you read right: eleven. Their
music is standard alternative rock - no frills (aside from their age),
just plain, mainstream-style hard rock. However, aside from decent technical skills and some surprisingly solid drumming for an
11-year-old, there isn't much here to hold my attention. The
band presents one full song and two short bits of other tracks.
There isn't anything bad about the music; it's just far too derivative
and bland to stand out. I've listened to this EP several times,
and I still can't remember anything about any of the songs.
For now, Day of Infamy has a good enough sound to blend in
with the myriad of other bands in its niche; fortunately, the average
age of the band members means they'll have time to experiment and
differentiate their music before they make another record.
3 tracks, distributed by the
band, released 2004]