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More of a party princess than a wallflower !
Dave Ormston | UK | 09/10/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My Sister's Machine are one of the inexplicably unsuccessful bands of the early nineties grunge scene. In seattle, they were club-fillers along with Nirvana , Mudhoney and green river at the turn of the decade, and their first album "Diva" was a fine, more conventionally hard rockin' album, albeit with cartoon-terribly lyrics.
Wallflower followed two years later after label problems.
This album is much darker and takes itself less seriously that its predecessor. More melody and slightly less silly lyrics marked out a definitive runge groove. Nick Pollock's vocals a magnificent mix of Max Cavalera's growl and Chris Cornell's range and musicality raisd "Wallflower" to the quality levels of neighbours Alice In Chains. Walls of guitars, everywhere, particularly "crackin' new ground" and "Inside", lots of light and shade seasoned with power riffing in tracks like " Enpty Room" makes THIS listener wonder why they never made it HUGE. Better tunes by far than Pearl Jam for example, and barely a riff stolen from anywhere else over the whole album.
Still a staple in my card CD player more then ten years after release.
If you listen and enjoy, and want more of the wonderful singer/guitarist as Nick Pollock , try the new Soulbender album with Queensyche guitarist Michael Wilton. It is like a modern My Sisters machine album and NOTHING like Queensryche !
Wallflower and My Susters Machine Highly recommended !"
Underrated grunge band
Emmett Gilman | San Francisco, CA United States | 06/01/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"my sisters machine, one of the most underrated bands onf the 90's. Their debut album diva was a great offering, filled with catchy riffs and hooks, albeit with generally awful lyrics. The follow up, wallflower, steps up the writing quality considerably; the songs are filled with dark insight on self control and perception of the masses. While they're still not the best lyrics around they're good and solid. The first half of the album leaves something to be desired, but still offers solid tracks in Inside of Me, Broken Land, and Pain. But the second half stands up to almost any grunge album, with the perversely catchy enemy as the lead single. In addition mocking bird, cracking new ground, and empty room act as powerful ballads. Burn is also an excellent track.
Simply one of the best bands to never make it, up there with "failure", and "the lords of the new church" who both experienced more success than "My Sisters Machine""