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America Amnesia’s new album shows band’s skill, needs vocal guidance

Pulling me in from the start of the record with its instrumentation, ‘Time’ is the first track on the group’s new twelve-track album.

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America Amnesia
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Pulling me in from the start of the record with its instrumentation, ‘Time’ is the first track on the America Amnesia’s new twelve-track album, ‘Yet Here We Are’. Toward the middle of the track, the lead vocalist goes into a rapid singing style, best described as rhythmic rap, bringing a different element to the usual Rock composition. Next, ‘Love U’, like its predecessor is about feelings, and how he believes that a particular woman should feel about him. Its tempo differs from the fire-starting introduction track, but its chill demeanour works for what the lyrics say.

‘How Come?’ calls someone out for being inebriated all the time. Personally, it isn’t my top pick. I didn’t enjoy anything about the vocal display, nor the song’s arrangement. ‘The One’ picks the album’s tempo back up with roaring electric guitars and a vocal execution that leaps off of the audio file. As all of the cool kids would say today, it is a bop about saving one from themselves.

‘Questions in the Dark’ isn’t a favourite because of what I’ve heard in the previous records. The beginning of ‘Carillon’ and ‘Richest Poor Man’ are incredible. Specifically, ‘Carillon’ gets weird—vocally—to me. In my opinion, it sounds like more of a demo than a polished album track. ‘Means to an End’ may be my favourite record on the America Amnesia album. Everything else is a supporting role for the complete outfit.

Overall, the album is a good start for the Torrington and Winsted, Connecticut-based band America Amnesia, but there are some areas that could have become better. After all, they are teenagers, so they have plenty of time to grow. Without further ado, stream the album below.


Written by Richardine Bartee

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