Low Fi – After All This Time (CD)

“Last Transmission” is the first track on “After All This Time”, and it immediately provides listeners with the perfect blend of emo, rock, and punk music. The nearest thing that I can link Low Fi to is the pre-Metal Blade Goo Goo Dolls. There is a fury and passion that is present with each of the cuts on this EP that will permanently imprint the band onto the minds and hearts of all listeners. “Dog Days” has a little bit more of a crunchy feel to it, but the dynamic that is immediately created between the drums and guitar catches on immediately. The addition of different styles and sounds to Low Fi’s repertoire during each cut on this EP give the band tremendous latitude in overall sound.

What comes forth as the uniting element here is the quality of composition and arrangement of the tracks, all which provide a listener with a great appreciation and expectation for the band’s later recordings. “Idaho” is a defining track for Low Fi, as it works well to provide listeners with the road-weary lifestyle lived by all musicians.

The track gives listeners an eminently singable chorus while establishing a dense linking of sounds, styles, and influences to their arrangements. “Into the Sun” impresses immediately through a Metallica-esque guitar and is weaved through the subtle interplay of the different elements of the band. . The call and response arrangements to the aforementioned guitar is the narrative “Hey I” begins with a sun-baked guitar riff and brooding sound that is continued through heartbeat-like drums and an overall ropy flavor; the instrumental intensity of bands like Queens of the Stone Age and Tool are present here. Whenever you get the chance, pick up a copy of “After All This Time” and check the band out whenever they come to your neck of the woods.

Top Tracks: Last Transmission, Hey I

Rating: 8.3/10

Low Fi – After All This Time (CD) / 2011 Self / 6 Tracks / http://www.lowfirocks.com

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