English label Visible Noise has a good nose for promising bands in the Alternative Metal sector and they do not search in the States, but gets local hopefuls and gives them a chance to prove themselves on an international level. That had happened with LOSTPROPHETS, which in the end secured a licence deal with Columbia/Sony Music and should have good chances for more success.
Qualitatively NUMBER ONE SON are no second to their countrymen and have more outstanding tracks on their debut than some other bands in this genre. “Majority Of One” kicks major ass, but neither are stingy about melodies and enough variety and you cannot deny them the will to leave the beaten path. Of course you can find some passages that you already know from more established acts, but that is not too deterring when looking at the overall work and should only eructate sourly with the most finicky critics. In the foreground we have songs that from the musical abilities up to the perpetually changing heaviness convince and besides the distinct variable vocals also feature some electronic elements. „Contrasts“, „Hourglass“, „Becoming“ or „Bitter Pill“ are only one part of the songs that catch the listener quickly to seize your gyruses.
So I can without any bad conscience recommend this band and put NUMBER ONE SON into the line of bands that are a promise for the future and should not have gotten our attention for the last time. (Online February 12, 2004)