Exhale

April 23, 2013 | Format: MP3

$4.95
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  • Original Release Date: April 23, 2013
  • Label: Stardog Champion
  • Copyright: 2013 Stardog Champion
  • Total Length: 19:19
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  • ASIN: B00CFCIZD0
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,377 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tim Brough TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 8, 2013
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When Breaking Benjamin went through a very ugly breakup and set guitarist Aaron Fink and bassist Mark James loose, they hooked back up with old bandmate and vocalist Nick Coyle (who served time with Fink and James in a band called Lifer - one album in 2000) from the critically acclaimed Drama Club, then found drummer Josh Karis. Laying low during the legal wrangling that was Breaking Benjamin's crash, the foursome started wood-shedding on new material. Taking their name from a Mother Love Bone song, they finally surface with this self released EP. "Exhale."

The album starts of promisingly enough with "Aphrodite," which plays to the band's strengths. I've always thought Fink to be an underrated guitarist who can create the heavy riffs but can also deliver atmosphere. Turns out Coyle is a pretty enthusiastic singer. There's also a very strong single contender with "When We Fall." Producer Grammy-nominated Neal Avron understands this kind of polished thump, and Stardog Champion follow through with the kind of high polished radio ready rock that would fit nicely on current AOR radio, especially anyone would take a shot at "When We Fall."

Unfortunately though, something is missing to my ears. Stardog Champion are certainly above the regular competence of plenty of bands mining this genre at the moment, but they seems to lack a certain sizzle that made Breaking Benjamin stand out over the crowd. I'm not sure if Stardog Champion needs to take themselves out on the road to gain that grittier feel, but the songs here come off as too polished, too eager to please. There's enough promise on "Exhale" to make me want to see where they go next, I just guess that I'll have to see where they head to as they continue onward.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Aeonix01 on April 28, 2013
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I was expecting to hear something unique because of the Breaking Benjamin affiliation. Not BB repeated, or even the same sound in general, but something different. This sounded very commercial and offered something quality and polished but not special. The singer has a good voice, and it's clean, and that's not unique either. Disappointing.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Luke on April 28, 2013
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I will make this short and sweet.

I was a huge fan of Lifer, My Downfall, The Drama Club, and Breaking Benjamin. I always thought Nick could make far like Ben did with the guitar duo they both once sang with. I was wrong. This is in no such way any combination of the bands they all previously played in. While I was not expecting the same exact style, I was hoping for the originality and musicianship they showed in the past. Not there. I don't know what these boys were thinking (other than - how can we make a record to get radio play like all of the other not-so-great music being played now a days), but the I do know that the guitar style I have come to love is watered down and boring, and Nick does not use his strong vocals that he once had to make this CD anything but bland and not worth 1 listen. I think these guys missed big time with this effort.
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