Thursday, May 8, 2014


Trophy Scars
Holy Vacants
Monotreme Records

Morristown, NJ's Trophy Scars returns with an album that began as a 35-page treatment for a screenplay.  A treatment can be a one-page synopsis or a much longer combination of an outline and synopsis.  Here, the music and lyrics are as cinematic as a movie.

It is also a pop take and, toward the end, a more metal take on the progressive metal band Mars Volta.  I like this album as far as it goes, but this band needs to develop more of their own sound with a little less of Mars Volta.  Nevertheless, it's a good album -- interesting, thoughtful music and lyrics, and, if you like Mars Volta, you’ll probably like this album, too.
Andrea Weiss

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