Trust Company

True Parallels

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With True Parallels, commercial hard rockers Trust Company do little to undo the anonymity the band brought forth on its 2002 debut The Lonely Position of Neutral. Sure, "Stronger" is an energetic, riff-laden high-production number, but the group might as well be Hoobastank or Papa Roach, as it does little to carve its own mainstream identity. Produced by big-name heavy rock knob-twiddlers Howard Benson and Don Gilmore, melodic noise like "The War Is Over," and loud faceless crunch rock like "Fold" and "Surfacing" may keep the cash registers ringing at Sam Goody, but it's still steeped in mediocrity.

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