Saturday, May 12, 2012
Pressure 4-5- Burning the Process
Anyway, I came across Pressure 4-5 with a promo handed to me outside a Weezer concert. I had actually discovered some cool bands that way before, so I was taking whichever promos they were giving out. I got a "Beat the World" single, which is probably Pressure 4-5's best track. The other promo I remember getting that night was from the very similar Pete. (yes, like moe. the period is part of the band's name) which featured the very similar song "Sweet Daze." When you break it down, most nu metal is very similar. Sure, there are slight variations on the formula, but it's generally the same stuff. I don't think Chevelle is so different from Trust Company that you couldn't confuse one for the other (unless you're a connoisseur of the genre, which doesn't seem like the sort of thing anyone does. I could be wrong, but this seems to be the sort of music one lifts weights or is Vin Diesel to). So I'm not here to dump on the genre. I just intend to say that when you have the itch, Pressure 4-5 will scratch the itch just as readily as Taproot or 30 Seconds to Mars. No band in the genre is seemingly superior or inferior to any other.
The only question is how to properly rate an album that I don't really dig for all but one day (on average) of the year? I dunno. Let's give it two and a half stars and be done with it.