Album 0252: Stolen Babies – Stolen Babies


Release Date: 2003
Genre: Avant-garde Metal


1. Mileage (03:46)
2. Showcase (03:32)
3. Hand It Over (03:07)
4. Idolesce (04:13)
5. Untitled (04:53)
6. The Sewn Line (03:36)

Total Length: 23:06

Mileage has a cool main riff to it, it reminds me of something but I can’t quite put my finger on it. The production quality feels a bit cheap, but this is kind of an expensive demo for them so that makes sense. Showcase is kind of boring, there isn’t too much going for it. There’s even a part halfway through where it feels like the song totally stops. Hand It Over has a cheesy yet nice intro, but unfortunately the song doesn’t capitalize on it and I’m left uninterested.

Idolesce is kind of a nice song. It has a good flow to it but still feels like a childish song in a way. Untitled is a collection of sounds and other odd things. Two things came to mind. The first is that I have heard this done better on other records. The second is that this is useless on an EP of this length and has no thematic purpose. The Sewn Line is a fairly neat song, but still doesn’t stick with me. It’s almost a wonder the band improved so much with their first album, so I wonder how much influence the producer had.

Final Rating: 6/10


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