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Here, in a nutshell, is Christian-music label ForeFrontís apparent marketing strategy: Scan Billboard for top-selling acts, find a group of 20-somethings to mimic them almost exactly, then ram the record down the throats of the youth-group crowd.
Introducing The Benjamin Gate, a group that "borrows" heavily -- isnít stealing mentioned in the Ten Commandments? -- from the likes of Garbage and The Cranberries down to the press-kit photos, CD packaging and electronica-production techniques. Gone is Shirley Mansonís sensuality and Dolores OíRiordanís intensity, arguably those actís selling points. Blatantly stealing anotherís bandís soul wonít get you into my CD collection