||A short couple years after the formation of Plank
63, the band releases their first CD "Plank 63." Their
sound reminds me of a cross between Tool and Stone Temple Pilots
with a Life of Agony feeling. So they have the sound of the popular
bands, with a little bit of a metal edge and groove. But they are
not really anything special or ear catching. Like many bands they
have their moments, and they do sound good together, but after a
while their music got a little boring to me because it didn't have
the energy that I expected. There are probably a bunch of people
that would like this disk. Its similar to much of the music that
is getting played on modern rock stations these days. They have
created something that is powerful, melodic, and has a catchy sound.
But, they are another decent band in a time that every decent band
get a shot, but by this time it might be a little to late. Of the
seven songs and nearly thirty minutes of music, the songs "Fly,"
"Distrust," and "W.O.S." show the most potential
for the band. There are a select few excellent riffs found thoughout
the album as well. I will have to hear some more music by Plank
63 before I can decide if I like this band or not.