The Douglass Brothers - Still In The Basement
Hailing from Pittsburgh, The Douglass Brothers reveal their youth and amateurishness on their LP release Still in the Basement, which holds glimpses of the band's potential within the numerous, conspicuous blunders in their sound. For one, the vocals are very monotonous; the opening track “This Town,” for instance, drones on for two and a half minutes, barely salvaged by a very 80s influenced guitar solo and heavy bass lines. Even the crescendo building shout at the beginning of “WWOD?” cannot escape from the monotony that ties the album together, though, again, a eyebrow-raising guitar solo is shredded as a glimpse of hope—but only more of the same is to follow.
The fourth track “Sandwich” is the most cringe-worthy song on the album, containing the repetitively moronic chorus, “You can’t eat a sandwich for the rest of your life / you can’t eat a sandwich, you know that it’s true.” The track epitomizes the reasons Still in the Basement is unsuccessful in its delivery: it lacks maturity, musically and lyrically. However, if the Douglass Brothers could break from their apparent systematic song writing and producing, they would be a band to watch out for, as they have displayed their innate ability to play guitar well. Until then, though, this band will forever remain In the Basement.
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