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Thursday, April 9, 1998

Review - Spread it All About

Artist: Foil

Posted on Thu, Apr 9, 1998 at 4:00 AM

Some debut albums make striking impressions from the get-go, while others clue the listener in on a band's career potential. Foil's "Spread It All Around" does both, setting the mood from the opening track and not letting up until the entire spectrum of hard-edged rock has been explored.

The Edinburgh, Scotland, band comes across as a more mature version of Green Day in their approach to song structure and lyrics. "Are You the Enemy?" is a prime example, delivering an outraged message of distrust. "Control Freak" sounds like the opening monologue from "Trainspotting" if Ewan McGregor had been a million times angrier. The best cut on the album by far is "Don't Come Around," which utilizes a speed metal attack to relate the story of a man and his ex-girlfriend.

Foil is the kind of band that brings out the untapped, mildly sadomasochistic instincts of unsuspecting individuals.


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