Cream Camino is a three-piece band from central Ohio that recently released Dames & Disbelief. The band says their album is comprised of “many rock sub genres.” Apparently some of the reasons for this is some of the songs go back to 2009.
The band opens with “The Creamy Theme” which sounded a bit like a song you would hear as an intro to Anime. It’s thirty seconds and doesn't bear too much resemblance to most of the album. The band immediately switches gears with “Vegas Boulevard” which is a mix of blues, rock and country. It felt like a good bar song. The song is well done and down the center. I really liked the vocals right off the bat and the chorus is very catchy which felt a little more ’90s alternative inspired.
They rock out a little bit more with “You're Just Fine” which is another really well done song. I thought the melodies were memorable. That being said there were no real surprises good or bad as the song progressed. The band has more of a ’90s punk rock vibe on “Beyond the Grave” while “Call Me Horatio” is a fairly pop oriented song and strives for epic heights.
There were a couple highlights as the song progressed including “Hurt Me.” “All Tragedy” was a wicked song while the closer “Open Chords” is hopeful and airy.
The songs aren’t as disparate as I thought they were going to be, which is a good thing in my opinion. I always preach that finding a foundation and a signature sound is essential to building an audience. These songs felt accessible for a large audience. Some songs like “Open Chords” I’m inclined to call straight pop. The rock songs are radio friendly as well without much experimentation.
Overall, I thought this was a well written and delivered album. The band shows their talent in multiple dimensions. Take a listen.
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