I’m An Athlete
At the very least, this album makes no attempt to fool you. The name being quite indicative of what’s to be expected, Distortion Felix drips with distortion pedals to the point where numerous various effects surround even the soggy and unenthusiastically melancholy vocals. Sounding more like noise with a drum beat than solid and fluid songs, the slightly experimental edge of Distortion Felix falls flat in delivering anything more than muddled songs with bland structures.
Too much focus on the various uses for distortion and not enough on the quality or audible friendliness of the songs, I’m An Athlete sounds more like a immature garage band trying to break from the mold of simple distorted rock. The result was nothing more than a slower, non-enthralling and messier version of just that.
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