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Rock Star
Looking For
Malana Dabba
Blakk Room
Shining Star
On The One
Cup Of Sorrow
Heavy Handed

Type: Full-Length
Release Date: 2001
Label: Echo Relations Inc.
Categories: Groove, Rock

MetalBite Review by Tobias on 4/17/2002
Somewhere in a penumbra of grunge, hard rock and metal, Elektrik Mistress is about as inspiring as their name.

Terry Brown, famed for his production work with Rush, Voivod and Fates Warning seems to have agreed to produce this mediocre garage band for only god knows what reasons. While the band seems to have a good time doing what they do, and play some tunes that might get a suburban sports bar rocking, there doesnít seem to be much talent on this album.

To add to it, Iím not sure if it was intentional, but the acoustics of the album sound like the entire disc was recorded in an underground wash echoing and leaving a sense of empty space.

Even though there are some reasonable rock ní roll elements, in general, this is really cheesey music. Songs like ĎShining Starí have lyrics that I might sing to my own ass while trying to squeeze out a motherload into my toilet.

I think the most interesting thing on this album are the bass lines. The guitar riffs are droll and seem to have ripped off many of the songs I wrote in the bands I was in as a tyke.

Well, I really have nothing more to say because there isnít too much on this album to speak of.

Bottom Line: Not bad, but not much metal either. Palatable for many social situations, but I have yet to think of one where this would fit well.

Categorical Rating Breakdown
Musicianship: 5
Atmosphere: 6
Originality: 5
Production: 5
Overall: 5

Rating: 5.2 of 10