This is the first and last album from run, WALK!, as the band have recently announced their farewell. As a result, one would hope that this ten track record clocking in at just 26 minutes would be one to remember. Sadly, it isn’t.
The opening track is a three minute intro which sets the tone for the rest of the album – one that is repetitive, schizophrenic and overall not an enjoyable listen. The following three tracks are a mish-mash of guitars and drums, although ‘I Don’t Know What the Real World is Like’ certainly has a lot more about it than the rest of the album, and you wonder if from here on in the album will pick up and something salvageable could be grasped from the remaining five tracks. Unfortunately, this does not turn out to be the case, despite a bright opening from ‘Warm Skin’. The vocals from Matt Copley really don’t gel with the music being played either, which only adds to the discordence.
I wish I could write more, but sadly there isn’t anything else TO write. If run, WALK! were hoping to leave some sort of mark with this album then they got their wish – a mark in the sand that will soon be washed away. 4/10
2. Blank Canvas
3. Black Dreams
4. Out of the Blue
5. I Don’t Know What the Real World is Like
6. Dead Room
7. Warm Skin
8. Lose All Your Fear
10. Under a Rock