AMPS FOR CHRIST: The Oak in the Ashes: CD

Mar 19, 2002

A mix of mellow college rock, bop, poetry and maybe a dash of country. There’s some amazing guitar work in the form of two traditional Scottish songs and I really like the eclecticism in that it’s very obvious they’re trying to do something different. I can really get behind that. My only gripe is that I wish there was just a little more bite to their sound or that they’d lower the sonic BOOM now and then, ‘cause that woulda really woke me up after one of the more mellow tracks. Either way, this was pretty good for what it is and if you’d like something a little off the beaten path, you could do far worse than this.

 –jimmy (Shrimper)