||“No Hay Banda” is the debut from
Norwegian band Audrey
Horne. It should be appealing to fans across the spectrum, including
Queen of the Stone Age, Velvet Revolver, Foo Fighters, HIM, Faith
No More, Audioslave and Monster Magnet. So as you can see it’s
some sort of hybrid between melodic rock, hard rock, and goth rock.
It’s a nice combination of traits, but it may be a little stale
sounding. Not really anything that hovers above the rest. Joe Baressi,
who has worked with Queens of the Stone Age and Snake River Conspiracy,
did the mixing, and he did a fine job! Audrey Horne already have their
first single from the disc, “Confessions & Alcohol”.
There has also been a video recorded for the track as well. Overall
a good effort for a debut, but a little development wouldn’t
hurt. The CD could use a little more vitality. I guess you could say
it even bored me at times, but there are parts you can get right into
the grove too. Call it dull energy? Maybe it’s just not metal
enough for my tastes.