Rock takes it a notch slower with much of Daisyhead’s In Case You Missed It.
“Hold the Door” provides a good, dark, almost dirty feel to the opening of the record. Track three, “Bodies,” is the song you won’t be able to stop yourself from playing air drums along to, whereas the next song, “Ready for the World,” is a somber acoustic piece. It starts out sweet and emotional, but sounds the same for the first two and a half minutes, which ends up making the song feel dragged out until the last minute, when it picks up a little bit. “Our Last Exchange” also feels a bit of the same throughout the song. With crashing drums and a guitar riff that gets stuck in your head, “Common Ground” takes the cake for best track on the album. The second to last song talks about needing to get out of your head in “Dark Circus.” Sonically, it’s reminiscent of the first track, “Hold the Door,” with that darker feel to it, and makes the song really work and play well, while also matching its subject matter. The song really picks up a little over halfway through, and I wish Daisyhead brought this punch and energy to the rest of the album. The record closes on “Opryland Lights,” the slowest track, but somehow feels like a good closer to this record, making the whole album feel complete. As much as I like this album, I feel like it’s lacking a certain ‘umph’ that could take Daisyhead to another level. I think with one more release, these guys could really solidify their place within the music scene, as they grow into their sound.
Overall: In Case You Missed It is definitely a good rock album, but lacks a push to make it memorable.
Review by Shane Haley