UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA
GATEWAY’S SONIC LEAVES
OCTOBER 29, 1993
Most of “Idaho” Boring and Depressing
review by eric johnson
Idaho: Year After Year
Idaho is a California band made up of John Berry and Jeff Martin. The two have been working off and on together for 10 years and have released a couple of E.P.s.
The band’s sound is slow and subdued with Martin’s vocals offering another slightly soothing sound to the mix. The album starts on a positive feeling with “God’s Green Earth,” but quickly winds down into a depressing mode which seems to last forever. The group drags its feet through-out most of the album, which is both boring and depressing.
Songs like “Gone” sound like death metal slowed down. The only other upswing in the effort is “One Sunday,” which is as close to a single as Idaho gets. Once again, however, things wind down and begin dragging through to the end of the album.