harsh love = i really enjoyed this!....defnintely not your typical run of the mill main stream stuff, great experimentally driven guitar/drum stuff with a great live feel to it
disclosure = has a improv feel to it, the drumming is a little tighter on this track than the last one i'm reminded of some earlier pink floyd
my beard = i'm a silverstein fan myself.....this gave me a good smile, pretty sure shel woulduve enjoyed your take on this
overall man an enjoyable assault on my ears.....sounds like you guys put on a helluve a show
Okay- first rule, don't name your band Cannabis Sativa, lol. Sure you'll draw in the weed crowd- but you'll drive off anyone else. These guys are a loose alternative groove unit specializing in "out-there" tunes that remind me a little of Zappa, a little of The Melvins, with a healthy dose of EARLY Nirvana thrown in too.
This Is A Mutiny: Your rhythm section is TIGHT, really powerful and steady- HANG ON to that, it's a hard thing to find in the music biz. I can dig the guitar too. I like the distortion and the tone you're using, very "Bleach"-era Cobain. I like how it stops and comes back in faster- nice little trick, piques my interest just as the song was starting to become monotonous- this is a good thing to do when you've got repetitive riff-rock.
Sound: It's got that Seattle garage-band sound to it, but recorded well enough I can hear everything- the playing style is a little sloppy, but I think that makes it better.
Vocals: I hate to say it but the singing is the weakest part of the whole thing- really kinda distracting. The lyrics are unintelligible, and the way the vox are recorded makes it tricky to understand what you're doing- they drift out of the rhythm of the song, and almost make me lose interest- everything else is great- but the vocals really put a huge AMATEUR stamp on this track- which is too bad.
Look Back At This Nice progression, Lou Reed soundin' kinda, maybe some Elliot Smith nuances too, I can really dig that for sure. Bass and drums are adequate again as before- they do a good job thumpin' along. I REALLY dig the chorus distorted part too, nice change, reminds me of Sonic Youth a little maybe. All the instruments sound great, brings me back to '93, BUT...
Vocals: I'm not gonna beat you over the head with this point- but they're pretty terrible- they lack the effort, passion, and skill of the rest of playing on this track. With some really decent vocals your band would be GREAT- 25-35 year olds would be lining up to see you guys, but with this kinda singing, it really changes your sound from the exciting neo-grunge I've been waiting nearly a decade for, to uninteresting kids goofing around. I dig that you're going for that dissonant vocal sound, Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr. type-of thing, but yoursinger needs to at LEAST learn to sing IN the rhythm OR on key. You can be a LITTLE off rhythm OR a little off-key, but not both cause it takes away from the pleasure of listening to the MUSIC, which is actually pretty damn good.
Well I'm not going to review more than two right now cause I've got other folks waiting. You guys are off to a GREAT start, you're writing VERY engaging music, and you're pretty good players, and also pretty tight too, but the vocals need serious work. Get that down, and you'll really be onto something.