Ten Second Epic Hometown

Ten Second Epic Hometown
It's hard to believe that this is Ten Second Epic's third full-length release, as you would never think that a band fronted by a man with such a ludicrously '90s pop punk voice and accent could get that far in their career. Evidently they've tapped into an undiscovered mine of radio-friendly pop fans in Alberta, as no one else could take the likes of "Costa La Vista Baby" seriously for five minutes, let alone five years. The guest female vocals on "Every Day" is cringe-worthy, as is the faux-intense cracking of singer Andrew's voice, and unfortunately there seem to be more recycled pop clichés on this album than original ideas. There are too many of these types of band outside Canada for them to tackle the international arena with any real degree of success but then again, who am I to criticise the "best band in Edmonton"? (Black Box)