"Trust in Amanita" CD
Genres: college rock, rock
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Jan 12 - 18 2004
are a bizarre band. They seem to employ a healthy blend of indie
rock, synth-pop, pop-punk, and metal on this album, Trust in
Amanita. The results are of mixed success.
Certain songs on this album work; others fail like Zager and
Evans b-sides. "How Could Our Lives Have Passed"
and "On Mars" are both among Amanita's better
moments. Though they aren't great songs, they are still
enjoyable, pleasant slabs of epic rock music; the latter is in
actuality a convincingly dreamy bit of spacey alt. pop. The
problem with many of these songs is that they become bland and
ugly-sounding when they go on for too long (which they, of course, frequently
do.) "And Not Said Anything to You," for example,
starts as a very promising hard rock tune but gradually devolves into
dull, draggy crap. "Exploring The Universe" is another
flop - it goes for the whole 'epic' deal, but ends up sounding like a
shitty teenage garage band abortion.
Trust in Amanita is plagued by its own inconsistency.
Don't buy this; the.story.of obviously need another couple of
years to baste before they'll be worth listening to. The talent
is there, it just need to be refined.
[Vitals: 8 tracks, distributed by the
band, released 2003]