Train To Hell

With the notable exceptions of The Beatles and Led Zep, every band with a misspelt name has always made me wonder whether it’s a monumental cock-up or a deliberate defiance of the dictionary.

Either way, ‘Train To Hell’ is the EMO offering from Anemic that plants both feet on the other side of the pond with its American rock sound.

There are tons of good points to note based on this record from the Mansonesque vocal to the pleasantly staccato guitar rhythm. However, having been voted second to Enter Shikari in a recent unsigned band poll, I admit I expected more.

Maybe without the fade-out ending and with less production muddying the impressive voice it would pack the punch of a real dark rock band, but things are just a bit too pop on this record to be entirely convincing.

It would take a strong live set to convert me to this band.

Watch Anemic – ‘Train To Hell’.

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.

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