Album Review: Eighth Wave – Last Night’s Hero
When a band claim to have formed with a ‘mutual appreciation for mainstream rock’, alarm bells immediately ring in my head. Mainstream and middle of the road is not something to be aiming for surely?
Whether a valid goal or not, they’re certainly achieved it with this record. Proclaiming to be ‘infectious pop-rock’, they are just so horrendously nice it’s sickening.
Inoffensive guitars and a comfortable mid-paced plod drag us through Eighth Wave’s family friendly songs about being in love with a girl and how lovely that is. There are occasionally moments when the girl says no, or our protagonist is a bit upset about something, but it’s always alright in the end. At no point would getting drunk, breaking stuff or even raising your voice be an option.
NICE NICE NICE IT’S BLOODY SICKENING! What has happened to people today when their ambition is to be so amazingly bland that Coldplay could be considered edgy in comparison? Where’s the rebellion in that, where’s the passion, the anger?
And the sad thing? One day this lot will probably sell millions and be the soundtrack to a Gwenyth Paltrow romantic comedy.
- Days & Night
- All In Your Head
- Till We Die
- Find Your Way Back
- Waiting For Tomorrow
- Worlds Collide
- Incomplete (acoustic)