"Lights Out at the Sound of Hysteria" (Upchuck; 2007)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

If you close your eyes and listen close, you'd think that Everdae's six-song affair is actually a collection of unreleased Coheed and Cambria tunes, as the likeness between bands is uncanny, right down to the shared vocal style.

Yet from the cascading chorus found in "Song in C" to the potent post-hardcore fretwork on "Picture Perfect," "Lights Out at the Sound of Hysteria" comes across as a emotionally solid, sometimes even spectacular set of songs, despite disappointingly lifting riffs and ideas and leaving no leeway when sounding overall similar to the aforementioned.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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