Connecticut Rockers, American Amnesia, are a group of teenagers who have recognized their ability to take the necessary steps forward to create their Rock ‘N’ Roll dream. Having come together to work diligently toward crafting their niche and sound over their debut album, ‘Yet Here We Are’, the guys of American Amnesia spent a year ensuring that they were ready to put out the best material possible at this time. Here’s our track by track thoughts.
Kicking off with the first track, “Time”, American Amnesia strums their way into the minds of listeners with Grungy instrumentals and distorted vocals that carry the tone of classics from early 90’s Rock. The second track, “The One”, blasts off with instrumentals that mimic Alice In Chains and swiftly jumps into a lyrical proclamation of the mind of a manic teenager who has nothing but time and every possibility in their hands along the road ahead. “Questions in the Dark” is the third track that showcases the old soul quality within American Amnesia’s artistic delivery as a toned-down lyrical diary entry to oneself speaks of the insecurities that have eaten at Lead Vocalist, Patrick Nemazier. The fourth track, “Carillon”, reeks of sorrow and unease as a dense lyrical journey through an individual’s self-perpetrated personal hell serves as the perfect dose of angst for a sullen listener.
“The Candle” is the fifth track that picks up the pace and showcases the instrumental synergy that the guys are beginning to craft as they lyrically take listeners through a metaphorical tale speaking of a candle that is seemingly burning at both ends. The sixth track, “How Come?”, stomps right into an inquisitive lyrical investigation of an individual’s struggle with addiction and why they are allowing their sickness to take over their life. The seventh track, “Richest Poor Man”, is full of lyrics that create the feeling of a sly jab being put down the throat of those who are living through the eyes and mind of corporate greed. “Means to an End” is the ninth track that is full of teenage projection about indecision, waxing and waning thoughts and heartache which showcases the charming youthfulness that is alive and well within the members of American Amnesia. The tenth track, “No Doors”, carries out huge riffs and complex instrumentals that compliment the lyrics that reflect the vision of an open mind with no boundaries or closed doors. Closing out with “Stars of Orion”, the guys of American Amnesia lyrically end by sharing their life experiences that are far beyond their years and have served the growth of their musicianship tremendously.
This is very evidently only the beginning for American Amnesia. We will be seeing their name on festival lineups over the next five years to come if the band members decide to keep plugging away and growing as musicians. If you’re a fan of fellow rockers such as Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots and Bush, then keep an eye out on the journey ahead on Soundcloud.
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