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Moth – Immune To Gravity (CD)


Sound: B     Music: C+



Moth is a newer Rock band getting its share of critical kudos, but it has not been overwhelming either.  The mixed feeling continued as I listened to their new CD Immune To Gravity, issued late 2005 on the Hey Domingo Records label.  There is a struggle here between Punk, Pop and straight-out Rock influences, but the result is not edgy enough to really be Punk outright or even to a Green Day extent, yet the band is giving it their best.  The weakness is in the lyrics.


I felt like I had heard this kind of writing before and now too often, bordering on the kind of “moon, June, spoon, croon” rhyming that is better than bubblegum, but not too much else.  It is also a bit clichéd in some of its situations, as the following titles will confirm:


1)     Helpless

2)     Revolution (NOT The Beatles’ classic

3)     Girl On Girl

4)     Sticks & Stones

5)     Perfect

6)     Supermodel

7)     Immune To Gravity

8)     Constantly On

9)     Put Her Down

10)  Shock City

11)  How Could You?



This is not Emo Rock or just Pop, but a sort of concoction unique enough to keep the band afloat.  Unfortunately, it is not too memorable, though I would like to hear more material before making a statement on the band itself.  The set is simply not immune to description or criticism, but feels like a band that that is not going al the way with the energy and talent that seems to be there.


The PCM 16bit/44.1kHz 2.0 Stereo is not bad for a recent recording, but nothing very distinctive either.  At least it sounds like Rock music, even if the content does not always deliver.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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