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A nice debut album from New York-cum-L.A. band ..Sosohuman... The sound is relatively raw, holding exactly what one would want from an excellent house band. The production makes the sound and the feeling nearly equal to a live show. At the same time, the songs often come across a little more lackluster. The band are very good at what they do, but the sounds seem almost borrowed. The album opens with "Weakened and Scattered," with slight references (intentional or not) to System of a Down sprinkled within. The sound develops further as the album progresses, finding notes of ..Sosohuman..'s own sound becoming unburied. "Wheelchair" finds the band showing off influences from the post-grunge era, Anthem has more blatant riffs from Nirvana. As the group moves along though, songs like "Threat of Rain" and "All the Same" seem a little more original. Tones from the pop end of the spectrum are lightly placed into a heavier, straightforward rock outfit. The band has plenty of potential both artistically and commercially. Twenty-Six one might be a nice listen, but look for bigger things to come in time.

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