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Old 05-04-2013, 08:26 PM
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Elevator to Hell– Parts 1-3 (1996)

I doubt anyone here has heard of this band. First off, they aren’t metal at all. More lo-fi, pop/rock with a lot of psychadelia later on. Secondly, they were from Moncton, New Brunswick. I doubt most people here have even heard of that place. See the cover, that's pretty much Moncton right there. From September to May. Third, they never got any press despite releasing a lot of music on Sub Pop Records (a fairly large indie label). It wasn’t so much a band at this point as one guy with a four track named Rick White. This was a collection of his/their earliest three EPs on one CD and has some great, catchy, worry-free music. The first eight songs make up Part 1; it’s more lo-fi, dreamy acoustic pop/rock. The next nine songs are Part 2 and it’s a bit more experimental, with a lot of drum machine and casio keyboard. The last ten songs are Part 3 and it’s more rock with a bit better production. All good, all retain this dreamy atmosphere, but Part 2 is a little weak. The problem I have with a lot of the songs is they all follow the same formula of verse-chorus-verse-chorus-solo-end in total chaos. They could never end a song. And it gets to sound pretty similar after twenty seven songs and over an hour. Hearing the three EPs separate and at a different time would probably be better.
Favorite Song (Part 1): Rather Be
Favorite Song (Part 2): Elevator to Hell
Favorite Song (Part 3): Analysis 1313
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