Fall From Grace Sifting Through The Wreckage

The debut effort from Fuse TV's million-dollar Battle Of The Bands winners, Sifting Through The Wreckage is shockingly flat for something that comes with the stamp of approval from Sex Pistols' John Lydon, Biff Naked and the Cult's Billy Duffy. After the obvious hooks and uncomplicated passive-aggressiveness of tunes such as "King Of Lies" and "Blue And Cold" play out, one feels almost dirty for having something so blatantly crafted for multi-media having touched them. In fact, they even manage to suck any semblance of cool out of the Ramones' "Pet Sematary" in the process by rendering it a half-tempo mess of overwrought vocals and spiritless musicianship. Radio-friendly unit shifters dolled up to look "punk," Fall From Grace are already a self-fulfilling prophecy with one measly album. Sifting Through The Wreckage is bland and tasteless but these guy will be huge with pre-teen sheep. (Bunk Rock)