Alkaline Trio - Damnesia
Released July 11, 2011 via Hassle | Rating: 4/5 | By Miles Hackett
Is it really fifteen years since the Alkaline Trio first graced our ears? Wow! To celebrate the band have released this collection of clever re-workings of some of their finest moments, a couple of newies and a cover. All the favourites are here - 'Private Eye', 'This Could Be Love' and lest we forget 'Radio'. Skiba and Andriano's vocal contrasting bounce off each other while Grant's toned down back beat adds the rhythm. 'American Scream's' lilting piano adds an entirely new slant. 'Damnesia' is a must for any fan and its mellower approach may entice in former doubters who passed them off as too raucous. It's nice to see them give their fans something unique.