Here’s another hard rock/metal band that’s proficient at what they do, but they don’t really have a sound that reaches out and grabs you. The problem may be that the guys (They’re a three piece.) are trying too hard to write a hit single with the results being that they sound like they’re trying too hard to write a hit single.

Of the first four cuts on the disc, “Worms” and “Husk of a Man” are out of the Metallica-lite songbook, while the other two cuts are the same bland generic rock that you can hear from hundreds of faceless bands. Autobody is at their best when they throw the pattern out the window and just let it rock, like they do on guitar burners “Serial Sleep” and “Trucker Hat.”

Singer Jerrod Maxwell-Lyster is also a very talented bass player and he allows himself a few hot moments on “The #1” and “Dissolving” at album’s close. These guys have clearly given their all to the making of The Mean Length of Daylight, but they’re going to have to dig a little deeper to come up with something that’s going to make people sit up and notice.

Grade: C



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