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Fear of Dolls — All Monsters Eat Children
((Not on label) no#, 1995, MC)

by Peter Thelen, Published 1997-02-01

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This Seattle area four-piece plays in a song oriented style, somewhere along the alternative-gothic-noise axis, the vocals typically heavily treated and guitars shimmering in an almost-psychedelic dronescape. One might be reminded at times of the Velvet Underground by their overall approach to the compositions, yet there are countless other more recent gothic-oriented bands that could be cited as well. Certainly the ten songs contained herein have little commercial potential, which makes them rather interesting from a purely artistic standpoint, but how their sound ties in with what would be considered progressive among most readers is more of an exercise in drawing lines and developing definitions. Suffice to say, this probably has too many trendy aspirations, yet it's still quite good on its own terms, and can surely be recommended to those with an open mind.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 11, 1995 releases

Related artist(s): Fear of Dolls

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