Album Review : Trapped In The Amber Of The Moment EP - The Glass Menagerie 6*
For Fans Of : Good Charlotte, New Found Glory
Rather than being anything special, what I think this EP shows is the promise of better things to come. The Glass Menagerie, a young pop-punk band from Boston, had previously released a self titled EP which to be honest was a rather plodding, by the numbers, post punk effort. Trapped though shows a marked improvement in energy, projection, vocals and songwriting over the band's debut, it is altogether a more driven and rockier effort.
TGM still need to work on their technical ability, some of the guitar parts are still too choppy and basic and the flow of some tracks could be improved. Signed, Stamped And Filed is a song where you could say they almost have it, the changes between sung and shouted vocals work well and if the guitar parts were a little slicker it would be a great song.
A band to keep an ear out for, if with their next release they can improve as much as Trapped has over their debut they will be well on their way to being a very decent post punk outfit.
You can download both of the band's releases from their Last.fm page.