Attaloss debuts with a ten track, five song EP that highlights both what’s good and bad about rock music in today’s music scene. First off, the band does a great job of doing what they know and we expect, putting together competent rocks songs with enough catchy material to get YouTube plays and airplay on a variety of rock radio stations. The highlight of the disc is “Fate Will Only Know Tomorrow” that seems to rise up above current single “Open Door” as the best track on the disc closely followed by “Before You Let Me In.” All of these tracks are able to transgress the ill-fated “Forward” which can never seem to get past is namesake title being screamed in the chorus.
However as you continue to delve further into the disc you see that, barring the acoustic versions of the five original tracks, there isn’t much new to offer the world here. Maybe rock is still dead in a way where bands like Foo Fighters and Soundgarden are still amazing us because they’ve amazed us for years, but there hasn’t truly been a dramatic breakthrough artist in some time that can honestly be remembered past a single or two or delving into ballads and country duets.
Attaloss is a serviceable album with enough tried-and-true material to capture an audience, but they’re going to have to do it much bigger and better to have the kind of shelf life you want in this scene as more and more bands attempt the very same thing, there’s only so much audience to go around. A debut worth listening to, but will you remember it?