TONGUES: Self-titled: LP

Former members of Joan Of Arc and a myriad of other notable bands (Apocalypse Hoboken, Mexican Cheerleader) that make up Tongues should know better. Obnoxious vocal affectations, mimicking such over-the-top front man windbags like Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) and Layne Staley (Alice In Chains) really push this over the top into unlistenable territory. The hollow drumming and grunge meets Sunset Strip metal don’t help things out any, either.

 –Jeff (Self-released)