Deadlights Deadlights

This band suffers from a major identity crisis: They can't decide whether they want to be part of the nu-metal movement or whether it's alterna-radio rock that's their calling, or if they're just trying to bring back the second wave of grunge. In the end, they just end up sounding like a less complicated version of Tool, due in large part to producer Sylvia Massey's attention to low tones and the vocalist's attempt to show the world how much of a non-conforming outsider he is. Don't buy it for a second. Although they do have their brief musical moments in the form of "Sado," "Whores" and "Amplifier," the lion's share of this will probably be featured on your local "edge rock" station by year's end. (Elektra)