FEAR OF WATER


"Fear of Water" (Ten Fold Records; 2005)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

 

Fear of Water's self-titled EP is a versatile rock record that runs the gamut from Pearl Jam grunge to Alice in Chains metal to modern edge bands like Sevendust all the way to syrupy rock'n'roll ballads.

That may not sound like much of a gamut but it really is. Each of this CD's six tracks all have a different attitude and power of their own. From the first track, "Can't Believe," (a solid modern rocker) to the hip groove of "Relativity," to the lilting, nearly David Gilmour-ish beginning of  "In My Sleep" (which expands into a rollicking rocker of its own) and forward, "Fear of Water" covers a lot of ground, and covers it well.

The music here is often more of a modern rock sound than a hard rock / heavy metal sound, however, and those looking to bang their heads constantly had best look elsewhere, especially with tracks like "Erase," an effective, poignant yet inherently slow-tempo ballad.

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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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