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Album: Deep Inside Your Mind
Review by Alec Cunningham
By the sound of their album title, 61INCH has attempted to make their new release Deep Inside Your Mind one that you will be able to relate to within the innermost depths of your mind. All of their songs do not necessarily hit that close to home, but their lyrics, which are about relationships, challenges, and overcoming problems, are all easily relatable and nonetheless all offer catchy rock and pop driven beats to keep you focused.
Being from Heidelberg, Germany, their lineage shines through within the accent in the vocals on each track. There are certain words that challenge Safferling’s drawl more than others, whereas words such as “know” and “survive” instead make his accent sound slightly British for one reason or another. But the accent is particularly clear in “After All,” which features a short portion of spoken word vocals, making the band’s roots especially stand out.
The album begins much like a normal day would, with “Morning Sunbreak.” And from this beginning, it is obvious that their guitar riffs are heavy enough to be considered rock, while they are still light enough to be able to carry pop vocals when needed. This style that is used and the sound that has resulted from it draws parallels to the sound that Blink-182 made so popular more than ten years ago. Both bands are even made up of the same three person structure, each containing a vocalist and guitarist, a bassist, and a drummer. But instead of exemplifying the same soft, boy band vocals that Tom DeLonge sports, lead singer Jesse Safferling’s vocals are slightly deeper, landing somewhere in a mix between the sinewy grunge of Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and the tender popiness of Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas.
Every once in a while, bassist Klaus Körmös adds his own vocals to the mix. “This Paper Is All Empty” is one of those occasions. But instead of contributing vocals that are similar in style to Safferling’s, he supplies the band with screaming. These backing vocals are subtle, though, and come toward the end of this song, Since they are conveyed in a way that even people that are not a fan of screaming can tolerate and even enjoy, his vocals do little to detract from the song, and in fact add an aspect of interest to the album as a whole. To aid them in their last song venture, they have summoned the rasp of Kurt Cobain and the intensity of Nirvana and have succeeded in doing so. “Lie” is the epitome of what any good grunge or punk song should sound like. And to complement the anger expressed with each f-bomb, Körmös, steps in to contribute his screaming once again. This time he lays it on a bit heavier and thicker than before.
As odd as it may initially sound, the album even features a hidden track of a song by singer and actress Marlene Dietrich that dates all the way back to 1901. The song, which is also unique in that it is the only track off of the album that is sung in German, is titled, “Für mich soll’s roten Rosen regnen”. The title translates into English as, “It Should Rain Red Roses For Me”.
Each song on Deep Inside Your Mind is carried by an incredibly catchy atmosphere, making it difficult not to become wrapped up in the melody. And as with most foreign bands, their substantial accent makes their music that much more appealing.
Review by Alec Cunningham
Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)“
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