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The Mass Media

Something Worth Listening To

Something Worth Listening To

When I received a CD to review for The Mass Media, I immediately thought it was going to be horrible. Well, I was right. They go by the name Trapt and they fit somewhere between Panic at the Disco and Fall Out Boy. Now, if you’re teeny bopper, you might like the catchy beats and synthesized vocals.

As soon as you turn on the CD, the vocals come across as obviously edited and it ends up sounding just like any other wannabe band out there. On songs like Stay Alive and Hollowman the instrumentals overpower the vocals and it starts to sound screamo. The vocalist might have some talent, but it’s impossible to tell with the magic of studios.

If you’re angry or depressed and need to just shut out the world; this is the music for you. On the bright side, it can be fun to mosh and rock out to. Also, if you’re driving in the car, just crank the volume and have a jam session, just be careful when driving!

Even though I, personally, am not a fan of Trapt, it does not mean that other people would not like them. I just find that there are so many bands out there today, that have nothing special to offer and end up sounding exactly the same. They don’t sound pure or natural; it’s edited to sound perfect. Let’s face it, if you cannot sound good live, then chances are it is fixed or cleaned up. Nothing is worse than getting pumped to see your favorite band live, and having it be a disappointment.

If you’re interested in learning more about Trapt you can check out their website: http://www.trapt.com for tour information and a chance to hear some of their music.