Pinch Point: Ruth in Alien Corn
- Die In Peace
After hearing 'Stronghold' on the COP compilation several years ago, I was
awaiting this post-Contagion PCB project with anticipation. Unfortunately after
just a single sitting it was obvious that this album was a total
disappointment. Stereotypical rock guitars punctuated by cliche pop lyrics, and
less than stellar programming all suggested that the two years
needed to compose this album could have been used for something more useful.
Essentially, Pinch Point is nothing but a rock band who has thrown in a drum
machine in an effort to become more marketable. As a result they lack any
sound of their own and end up sounding like a poor copy of bands like Filter,
Stabbing Westward and Gravity Kills. I suppose I should have expected this when
their previous project sounded like a cross between Nitzer Ebb and Front 242.
Pinch Point desperately needs a sound of it's own if it is going to succeed or
end up being relegated to the oblivion of bargain bins.
Pinch Point are: Dave Smith, Jack Boughner & Marique Rebmann
P.O. Box 3688
San Dimas, CA 91773