One Minute Silence

Buy Now...Saved Later

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One Minute Silence's sophomore effort finds the group expanding on the rapcore style it emerged with on its debut, Available in All Colors, while adding more structure and format to the creative mindset in order for the songs to hit the targeted American market the bandmembers wish to be recognized by. There is much to like on Buy Now...Saved Later, as the maturity of the band over the two years between albums is very noticeable, and by far an improvement. The clever wit has quite possibly been developed even further, coming off as less childish and striking the listener with fierce intelligence along with the inevitable smile that OMS' songs always manage to put on one's face. Colin Richardson's production is tremendous, leaving the songs sounding crisp and clean and allowing the band to truly deliver a quality album. Unfortunately, while these things are beneficial to the group in the long run, Buy Now...Saved Later comes off as a weaker album than its predecessor, primarily due to its more focused design and format. It almost appears as if OMS spent more time developing the fundamentals needed to propel the band into the mainstream, yet failed to follow up with excellent songs to adhere to this new found glitz and glamour. Each song has the potential to stun the listener, yet never quite manages to leave an impression. Despite the slick production and direction, One Minute Silence offers up an album devoid of any memorable songs.

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