Monday, February 21, 2011

Review -- FIVE STAR TRAILER PARK -- Dark As The North Atlantic

DARK AS THE NORTH ATLANTIC
Five Star Trailer Park
Indie
8-out-of-10

Last September I reviewed The Fight That Broke Your Heart from the Toronto-based band Five Star Trailer Park, and enjoyed the fact they were a rock band which played rock, not some derivative of the genre chasing a niche listening market.
Well the good news here folks is the band has stayed the course and are still just a good rock band,
There may be a touch more polish here than on the previous effort, but then again you would generally expect that based on the experience gained with the earlier disk.
Dark As The North Atlantic starts off with the solid Set Fire To Me, a catchy rock song.
The band shows a touch of Celtic heart, sort of a Captain Tractor-ish feel on Two Shots Across My Bow, the song from which the CD’s title is drawn.
This disk is a little slower than the earlier work. Five Star has infused a bit more emotion into the work here. Where Were You? is an example of the passion of the album. A very solid cut. The song really shows off Nick Spence’s vocals, the front man for the band.
The disk offers only eight songs, but they are a solid eight, and in a world were rock usually comes tinged in some fashion, this band is a great listen simply because you get lyrics you can hear vocally and music that has some rock passion to it.
The band is a six-piece unit, so there is a big sound when they want to put it out there.
Check them out at www.fivestartrailerpark.com
— CALVIN DANIELS
-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper June 16, 2010 - Yorkton, SK. Canada

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