June 21, 2019

Default - The Fallout (Limited Edition) (2002) ☠

*Released in 2002 by TVT Records with an alternate album cover. The limited edition pressing contains 3 bonus tracks and a bonus DVD (not included)

Country: Canada
Language: English
Genre: Post Grunge
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☠: Selected by Lass
© 2001-2002 TVT Records
AllMusic Review by Andy Hinds
Default's debut album, The Fallout, sounds like a souvenir of the mid-'90s. Much like the second-generation grunge bands of that era -- Silverchair, Seven Mary Three, and Bush, to name a few -- this Canadian quartet sports a thick, buzzy guitar sound (courtesy of producer Rick Parashar of Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains fame) and a frontman whose mannered singing is equal parts Eddie Vedder, Maynard Keenan, and Layne Staley. With any lingering whiffs of danger or subversiveness that may be associated with those mentors airbrushed out of the picture, The Fallout provides a non-threatening option for those who seek the stylistic affectations of grunge rock, but wish to avoid all of the substance or excitement of its first generation. Default plays competently and the music sounds fine, but they simply have little to offer in the way of originality, which can also be said of a band like Creed, who nevertheless has millions of fans.

tags: default, the fallout, limited edition, 2001, 2002, flac,

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