Trying to pigeonhole One-Eyed Doll might be considered heresy among the rabid fan base this band has managed to garner. I would attempt to describe them as Alanis Morisette, The Cranberries, Sex Pistols, and a macabre sense of humor thrown in a meat grinder. The variety of songs on Break is just too massive to attempt a breakdown of the album by track. Instead, you’ll just have to listen to yourself. I will however give some highlights from the disc, such as the track “Cinderblock.” This is a dark exploration of child abuse and one girl’s solution. Musically, I would say it’s a mix of that Cranberries influence within a narrative frame found in old country. Another stand out track is “Sucker Fish,” which is the heaviest track, musically, on the album full of breakdowns and all. The last highlight I wanted to point out was the title track that superimposes Kimberly’s bent halo-angelic vocals upon a punk-fused high tempo riff. This seems to be a track about addiction, abuse and revenge. Overall, Break has a darker outlook on the self-image, but with a hint of humor for taste…great album for those with an open mind.
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