I Am The Pilot - Crashing Into Consciousness Released April 24th, 2007
Broken English Records
Stormily straightforward rock outfit out of Poughkeepsie, NY. Stowing away a sleek technical bite behind balls to the wall drive, there's little to differentiate I Am the Pilot from Halifax and the like.
How Is It?
I'd love to say there's a lot going on over the duration of Crashing Into Consciousness, but I'd be lying. You can get through it in one sitting and come out of it relatively unphased. Vocally, the album is nothing to scoff at and unfortunately you should be able come to terms with the uninspiring, yet forceful, lyrical hitch. However, some of the vocal harmonies between Chad Gannon and Justin Kaczmar sound ridiculously boy band-ish (see "Waiting Takes a Lifetime"). The album starts to pick up a tad towards the end, but by that point you will probably be beyond caring. It's unfortunate such a determined sound couldn't be more well-rounded.