The Entrance Band - The Entrance Band
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  • Summary: Guy Blakeslee who originally recorded under the name Entrance, with Derek W. James and Paz Lenchantin contributing, they now credit themselves The Entrance Band.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. He moans echo-caked utopian incantations, hustles some groovy conspiracy theories, spins a stolen Dylan melody into a elegiac space jam and ponders the nature of "circular time." But there's as much Sonic Youth doom in his band's guitar explorations as there is folky grooviness.
  2. 60
    This throwbackin’ threesome--an expanded version of frontman Guy Blakeslee’s subdued solo outing under the name Entrance--kills it when they stick to the classic power-trio formula.
  3. Blakeslee finds himself torn across the aforementioned line of mainstream opus and neo-psychedelia territory.
  4. The band excels when they succumb to the light-hearted rush of the jam, which they do roughly half the time here. [Fall 2009, p.72]
  5. Their insides have been swapped: the dirty, heavy, colossal, dark-nastiness has been replaced with arena-rock aspirations and fresh-white, paper-thin production.
  6. What we do get is delay-drenched college rock, circa 1983.
  7. He's only a middling guitar player, but insists on soloing and showboating endlessly, drawing out songs to unnecessary lengths.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15