From the over dramatic layers of high-pitched vocals to the mid-tempo, upbeat guitar driven tracks, there’s certainly nothing new here from this New Jersey band. Even with the lack of a fresh sound, Tokyo Rose does a decent job to create a listenable album.
Songs like “Can I Change Your Mind?” and the title track are certainly catchy, and even fun. Yet, because of the monotony, no song stands out.
Producer Chris Badami has had much better luck with the Dillinger Escape Plan, the Early November and the Starting Line.
A generic sound, immature lyrics and a boring song lineup make The Promise in Compromise smell like anything, but, well … roses.
The Promise in Compromise is currently available.