Album Review: Trash Gallery – “Trash Gallery”
There’s few things more frustrating when you’re a music reviewer than coming across a band who have all the right ideas but are just frustratingly short of really getting it right.
Take Canadians Trash Gallery for example – these guys clearly know their way around a decent riff, are pretty competent musicians and can certainly rock out a bit. Right ingredients in place then – it’s just a pity that this sounds so … well, ordinary to be honest. There’s a hint of Alice In Chains, a bit of the Chilis but somehow there’s just nothing to stand out. Like I say, it’s solid, it’s competent, it’s everything you’d want from an IKEA table lamp but not necessarily from a rock band. Add to this some real lyrical clangers (“Murder In The First”‘s chorus of “I got a rope around my neck/Oh what the hell, what the heck” being a particular low point) and the picture’s depressingly complete. It’s not a total write-off – like I say, they’re not bad musicians by any standards so there’s certainly the potential there for them to improve with a bit of extra time and confidence. But a lot of work’s needed here.