Oblivious 2 Review

artist: Dark Olive date: 10/04/2004 category: compact discs
Released: Aug 12, 2004
Genre: Rock
Number Of Tracks: 2
The live tracks have been mastered by the bassist and the guitarist, but regardless of this the CD comes across as extremely proffesional. This is a rock CD for all to enjoy, it has a vast mixture of styles and can be appreciated by just about anybody.
 Sound: 6
 Lyrics: 4
 Overall Impression: 6
 Overall rating:
 2.7 
 Reviewer rating:
 5.4 
 Users rating:
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overall: 8
Oblivious 2 Reviewed by: unregistered, on august 13, 2004
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Sound: The CD is well mixed to say that the 2nd and 3rd track are recorded live. The singer/guitarist mixed the first track, Oblivious 2, and it is well mastered for a beginner. The live tracks have been mastered by the bassist and the guitarist, but regardless of this the CD comes across as extremely proffesional. This is a rock CD for all to enjoy, it has a vast mixture of styles and can be appreciated by just about anybody. This CD should be cranked up to full! // 8

Lyrics: The singers voice is extremely distictive, and the first track contains english garage rapping, which is extremely rare for music of this punk-rock nature. The lyrics are simple but can be related to easily, the title track, Oblivious 2 is about chilling out with your friends and just generally being a student, and being alive! // 6

Overall Impression: I believe that this band have the potential to go far, they are a very young band, and if this CD Single is even a snippet of what they can do live, they will make it. The songs are tight, perfectly in time and very mature for people of their age. The band consists of 3 males and a female, the female, suprisingly is not the vocalist, which takes away alot of stereotypes. The CD is only available through their website (www.darkolive.co.uk), or emailing Darkolive123@hotmail.com. This is your new favourite band! // 10

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overall: 2.7
Oblivious 2 Reviewed by: unregistered, on october 04, 2004
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Sound: Wow, one can only asume the previous reviews are either deaf or Dark Olive band members because this is absolute trash. I was willing to give this leeds punk rock band a chance after a friend saw them live, he told me they were really good, I'm no longer friends with that person. They have tried to mix punk, rap and good old fashion rock and roll, unsurprisingly it didn't work. The drumming borders pathetic, his/hers attempt at hip-hop beats are laughable, please put the drum sticks down. The guitar work is'nt that bad, nothing original though basic riffs and strumming. // 4

Lyrics: Okay, two vocalists who are very different. Both are pants, the background singer has a very annoying voice, if your putting that accent on please stop, it sounds awful. If that's your real singing voice well get lessons. The lead vocalist oh dear god he's the worst of both worlds, you can't rap and you can't sing oh and your lyrics are so bad they are almost funny. You can't make the chorus out due to the annoying one sounded like a cat on deaths door. // 2

Overall Impression: The music scene does not need this trasy band, if they are signed I pity whom ever signed them, if they ain't please stay well clear. It seems to me Dark Olives influences come from some half assed punk bands like the Offspring or the Sex pistols (yes the pistols do suck). Why they wanted to mix hip-hop beats and rapping into punk rock I'll never know, you're aint Atmosphere F.F.S, stay well clear of this awful band. // 2

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