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info opinion

Last Supper

"Served" CD

Vamp Records

Genres: rock, grunge, alternative rock

Mar 22 - 28 2004

Last Supper is an average rock band that plays exactly what you would expect from a bunch of folks raised on alternative rock and grunge. You will be very disappointed if you come into Served anticipating anything new or different - these thirteen songs are all very normal - blandly so, oftentimes - and if you're into originality, you'll have to look elsewhere.  

All things considered, principal songwriter Dan Shwetz has done a decent job with these songs.  Sure, they are frequently dull, but he has captured the sound of mainstream alternative rock quite well; with a bit more energy and crisper recording, Last Supper could land a few of their tunes on popular radio charts.  "Justify" and "Crazy", for example, show some serious melodic potential.  The former boasts a neat (albeit overused) complex percussive element, as well as a brooding, menacing chorus not far from Vex Red and White Zombie territory.

Overall, this disc is pretty boring - though, given it's genre, it isn't at all a failure.


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 13 tracks, distributed by the band, released 2003]