Picking up where Soundgarden left off, the Hagerstown, Maryland-based Foam turns in an impressive alternative-metal record with its debut album, Big Windshield Little Mirror. Foam balances big, heavy anthems with ballads that have a slight rural edge, and they're equally adept at both sides, particularly since producer Michael Beinhorn knows how to record big, heavy rock. That doesn't mean the album is without faults -- the melodies are slight, and the hooks don't always take hold -- but there's enough power in the group's attack to make it a worthy first effort.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine