From the band's name, and five seconds of any track on Ownerless
, it's clear that Everest aims for enormous. Since the beginning of the L.A. quintet's career, any listener can see that they have had that talent on lock. Ownerless
, their third LP, sees a relaxed group playing in character, happy to leave tracks in a simple state. At it's lowest points, the album feels stagnant and rehashes ideas a few times over. At their best, Everest shows the merits of playing straight-up rock: well-crafted melodies, beautifully distorted electric guitars and irresistible singalong harmonies.