JACK THE EN­VI­OUS

IN YOUR OWN WAY (SELF-RE­LEASE)

Kerrang! (UK) - - REVIEWS - IAN WIN­WOOD

MID­DLE-EAST­ERN MOB DO IT ANY WAY BUT THEIRS ON UN­DER­WHELM­ING EP

■ THERE CAN’T be many bands in the world who were formed when its mem­bers were con­scripted into the army in the name of na­tional ser­vice. If noth­ing else, this is a nugget of orig­i­nal­ity to which Is­raeli-born and now Bri­tish-based rock­ers Jack­the En­vi­ous can lay claim. In Your Own Way, how­ever, is about as mis­lead­ing a ti­tle as one can find; the band aren’t do­ing any­thing in their own way and are in­stead do­ing ev­ery­thing in the style of some­one else.a near-des­per­ate yearn­ing to be Linkin Park, not to men­tion a whole host of al­ready in­ter­change­able pop-punk bands, means that much of this mu­sic is ser­vice­able, but in terms of their own iden­tity Jack The En­vi­ous are about as dis­tin­guish­able from the pack as one in a thou­sand baby tur­tles hes­i­tantly mak­ing their way to­ward the sea. DOWN­LOAD: Shut Me Off, Guilty. FOR FANS OF: Linkin Park,you Me At Six.

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