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October 1, 2005

edinberghBand Name: Edinbergh

Album Name: S/T

Best Element: Tight, well-coordinated songs
Genre: Emo/ Indie Rock

Label Name: N/a

Band E-mail:

Let me first start off by saying I am not a big emo fan- it just isn’t my style. But when I first listened to Edinbergh, I really liked their sound. Edinbergh has a sound that puts a creative spin on emotional hardcore while still blending in nicely with the emo crowd.

The band achieves a very heavy sound without extremely heavy instruments. The guitar parts are heavy, but not over the top to where you can’t hear the melody. This very tight chemistry is coupled by very good vocals- the harmonies give the songs a melodic tone that becomes trance-like, as the singer’s voice compliments the instruments perfectly. The lack of screaming also caught my attention- this makes Edinbergh’s music flow with a liquid-like quality that can be appreciated by anyone.

I really enjoy the entire album, as it is put together very well. The tracks flow into each other like they took one song and cut it into 5 smaller pieces. It’s one of those albums that you only have to hear once to know it is very good.

However, I did not like how most of the songs are arranged the same. They are comprised of the same verse, chorus, bridge pattern, which can get boring after a while.

Edinbergh can be described as a bad-ass emo band with a hard and edgy sound that will rock the house. They are true musicians who are not afraid to make good music for everyone to enjoy, although their future releases could use some songwriting diversity. If you are in the Tulsa area, definitely check out Edinbergh.

-Zack Albrecht

Stephen Carradini and Lisa Whealy write reviews of instrumental, folk, and singer/songwriter music. We write about those trying to make the next step in their careers and established artists.

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