"91205" (Tribunal; 2004)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

"91205" could use a little consistently. The CD starts out as a strong modern rocker (with the curiously titled "Hip Hop: Anonymous") and then dodges throughout the rest at times sounding a little like Creed, at times a little like Slipknot and at times featuring a little like Lamb of God. There are even a couple of riffs that have a Judas Priest edge to them.

Unfortunately, the CD meanders so much that you're never really sure you're at or where you've been. One minute you're rocking in the extreme, the next you're hearing some radio-friendly Creed clone, the next you're stuck in the middle of a syrupy ballad. It's a bit disconcerting. In fact, by the time track 5 ("Martini") ends, you'll almost be ready to give up on the thing. But track 6, the cleverly-titled "Either They Decorated for Christmas Early or They're All Dead," comes along and saves the day with its quirky yet irresistible guitars.

"91205" is nothing if not intriguing but one can't help but wonder if repeated listenings will improve the experience or diminish it. It could easily go either way.

He Is Legend: Steven Bache - Drums; McKenzie Bell - Guitar; Schuylar Croom - Vocals; Adam Tanbouz - Guitar; Matt Williams - Bass. 

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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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