Slug Comparison is the side project of Canadian vocalist Doug Harrison from the band Fen. It’s a tasty blend of pop, rock and prog rock pomp. The main feature is Doug’s amazing voice which has a nice range and an exceptional falsetto. Check out the track “You’ve Seen Me” for that falsetto.
Song writing is the core of this album. Doug has written an excellent batch of songs that are all of the highest caliber. They all are hook-laden and unique at the same time. This is the side project I would have expect from Thomas Giles Rogers of Between The Buried And Me! Yes it’s better than his solo material.
Doug proves that an album can be varied and not confusing. “Summer ‘99” is a riff rocker, while “Love Live The Night” is all out prog rock. And then, “Short of Hell” is the soundtrack of a crazy mind. Vocally, Doug reminds me a little of Casey McPherson of Flying Colors, only Doug has a much better voice. Yeah I said it! The bottom line is that Slug Comparison is an album that more people should be aware of.
It’s albums like this that we should all be grateful that Bandcamp exists! Highly recommended!