Sound — 8
Thousand Foot Krutch. What do you think about them? The party-anthem Rawkfist, the grunge-influenced Puppet or any other of the songs they have made? Well, forget all that. FM Static has, in spite of being a side-project of TFK, nothing to do with their rap-metal. They are much sweeter than that. Trevor McNevan (singer) and Steve Augustine (drummer), wanted to do something else and equipped Justin Smith (bassist) and John Bunner (guitar) and recorded an 11-piece pop-punk-high-school album. In every track there's laid down a careful guitar-riff, while Trevor is pouring out about problems and pleasures about being a teenager. Actually, when I think about it it's more pop than punk. Sometimes it get so sweet it's bittersweet, but that's just how he planned it.
Lyrics — 10
Trevor has a nice, soothing voice on this album. He fits the role of a sweet caring teenager very well, and he clearly remembers how a teenagers life is like. In "Three Days Later," you hear him say "We'll bring out our guitars/sit on top of our cars/and sing the night away /just like rock stars." Speaking of dreams and relationships, friends and Harry Potter, he is convincing to the max. He brings out his message very well and manages the gender perfectly.
Overall Impression — 10
Although FM Static is for minor teenagers, it's a well-produced album that deserve some attention. For some it can be too "poppy" to handle, so metal-heads should stay clear away from this pearl. But, this album can manage to make alomst everyone to think of the good things in life. Radio Hits are "Crazy Mary," and the soft, acoustic ballad which actually is a hidden track, "Hey Now."