"~Life, Love, and the Pur$uit Of Poverty~" CD
Genres: heavy metal, hard rock
Oct 13 - 19 2003
HOUSE is your average modern heavy metal band - think Saliva
who mix early metal concepts with modern gloss and mainstream pop
appeal. Some of the songs on ~Life, Love, and the Pur$uit Of
Poverty~ are better than others, although overall this album is
pretty familiar and relatively unoriginal.
"Nice Shine" is one of the album's highlights. It's
a strong, overtly melodic tune with some nice guitar soloing.
Interestingly, it is followed by a much less mainstream-styled tune
called "TTMV," which is aggressive and explosive in the vein
of Opeth and In Flames, except less extravagant.
The angry and yet silly-named "Poop" is also convincingly
The tracks on ~Life, Love, and the Pur$uit Of Poverty~ are
all solid and rockin', but none of it is original or particularly
interesting. This definitely has mainstream potential but lacks
[Vitals: 10 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2003]