Eudora
...And It Rained Machines


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by Full Collapse299 USER (1 Reviews)
April 4th, 2007 | 6 replies | 2,602 views


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Eudora combines different styles of modern rock for their first release "...And It Rained Machines." Powerful vocals and basslines really shine through on this one. Unfortunately it is solid effort that is brought down by generic lyrics and guitar parts.

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Eudora is an alternative rock band from Orange County, California. Having played an innumerable amount of shows they released "...And It Rained Machines."

"...And It Rained Machines" is an album that can be best described with the phrase, "Down but not out." For the band's first release this is not at all a poor effort. There is indeed room for improvement for their upcoming full length.

At the core of "...And It Rained Machines" there is definitely variety in each song. No song sounds too similar to one another. There are only really six real songs as the opening track Broadcast Over Silhouettes is just static being played in the background with certain clips from each song being played. After the track clocks in at 0:43 it all goes downhill. Unfortunately the clips in the beginning aren't enough to determine the whole album. There is also an awkward transition into the next track Death of A Soap Opera. The remainder of the album becomes tedious and drags on.

Guitarists Tim Markel and Robby Friend provide great intros to each track but can't hold it out as each track starts to get on the boring side as you get deeper into them. If you listen close enough the basslines are quite interesting. Bassist Kevin Connor is really the star on some tracks especially Satellites on Parade.

Peter Coranza provides solid druming but he tends to stay on the safe side and not go out of the box as does the rest of the band. Even worse the drums aren't very loud throughout the whole mix.

The worst aspect without a doubt is the lyrics. Luckily the band parted ways with singer David Tom. He has a phenominal range but writes terribly generic lyrics. His voice can be best described as the singer of Anberlin meets Anthony Green formerly of Saosin, currently in Circa Survive. If you're not familiar with either vocalist it's sort of a high nasally pitched voice.

Lines such as Give me reason to confess / I'm tired of this mess will make you want to puke. Back up screams and growls occasionly show up on such songs Satellites on Parade and Every Answer Mute but they could be used so much more because quite frankly David Tom can't pull it off himself with the job of vocals.

If you can look past the awful lyrics this is a decent album for a band's first release. With the band in search of a new singer I am curious to see how their upcoming full length will turn out.


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Ephex
April 6th 2007



730 Comments


It's a fine first review. Keep it up.

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
April 6th 2007



17920 Comments


A good first review. I feel obligated to tell you that it needs some more detail though. What you have is fine, but for example when you talk about the guitarists you say that they have nice intros but can't keep up that quality for a whole song. Well okay but how do they play? What's their style? Solos? Power chords?

Also, and this is a matter of personal taste, bolding the band members is unnecessary (as is bolding in general, but that's my opinion) but it doesn't bring down the quality of the review.

Again, good work on your first review.

Full Collapse299
April 7th 2007



507 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Thanks a lot guys. I appreciate it. I'll be sure to work on it for my next review. =]

ans722
April 7th 2007



1 Comments


you spelt "their" wrong in the 2nd paragraph.

but a good review, nonetheless.

Full Collapse299
April 12th 2007



507 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Fixed! Thanks a lot Angela. I appreciate it.

anIadrift
June 2nd 2008



33 Comments


But a good review nonetheless


agreed



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