SEEMLESS‘ sophomore album, What Have We Become, arrives with the hope of being something special as alluded to in their debut album. The album continues their heavy blues rock sound, which neither follows the clichÃ©s of retro rock bands nor is too predictable as anything typically termed “stoner rock.” Though there is nothing on the album that can be described as “bad,” there is just something missing here. While some riffs and songs parts are cool, most of them fail to excite and may leave you indifferent. The songs maintain a certain level of complacency and never really get into the groove of things and really kick ass. Perhaps the abundance of bands out there that share a relatively similar sound hinders SEEMLESS‘ effectiveness as well. The conviction of the band is not questioned. However, the execution is another matter. At the end of the day, What Have We Become fails to do its job and grab the listener. (Equal Vision Records)
SHADOWS FALL has announced plans for a major U.S. tour with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. The Springfield, MA-based rock outfit-currently in the studio recording-will take part in a multi-band itinerary that also features 2 CENTS and BURY YOUR DEAD.
The month-long trek will kick off on November 9th at Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, NC, with dates continuing through a November 26th show at the Big Easy in Spokane, WA.
SHADOWS FALL is currently in the studio with producer Nick Raskulinecz recording their highly anticipated Atlantic Records debut, expected in early 2007.
11/9 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
11/10 Nashville, TN – Rocketown
11/11 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
11/12 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
11/13 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
11/15 Austin, TX – Emo’s
11/16 Lubbock, TX – South Beach
11/17 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
11/18 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
11/19 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
11/21 Fresno, CA – Rainbow Ballroom
11/24 Sparks, NV – New Oasis
11/25 Boise, ID – Big Easy Concert House
11/26 Spokane, WA – Big Easy