While I haven't been a longtime fan of this band, I have definitely become a big fan. I love Jason C. Miller's vocals. This album definitely allows Miller to show us what he is made of again without the rest of the band getting lost in it. The music is more modern tinged as fans who know of this band already know. It isn't so modern tinged that fans of older metal can't really understand it. There is a great deal of melody with this release and that will help it's accessibility to a broader audience. It rocks out as well and has a nice steady consistency as it progresses. The opening track is also the subject of political subject material and a video. 'Trapped in your Lies' has a nice catchy feel and with the images in the video, you aren't going to have a hard time getting the bands point. 'Hey You' is typical of what we hear from Godhead. Memorable choruses mixed with hard driving rhythm work. When you get to the track 'Fall Down', you understand how capable this band is on the melodic side. This is what I would consider a modern day power ballad and if it was me, it would go straight to radio. Definite hit potential. 'Another Day' has a bit of a dark feel to it that translates to a bit of versatility. I really like the feel of 'Once Before'. This track is upbeat and catchy with some memorable chorus lines. 'Through the Cracks' is a decent midtempo track that has a bit of a commercial feel to it. 'Goodbye' is a really cool track that reminds me a bit in sound of earlier Godhead stuff. Very cool tempo switching in this tune. The album closes very good with the melodic track 'Inside Your World' that once again showcases the great vocal work of Miller.
This is a very solid modern rock release. I almost hate to label it that due to it's melodic nature and accessibility. I mention it just to get the point across that the band have a more current sound, but can crossover to other audiences if given a chance. Most of the stuff on this album is very good which allows me to recommend it to you!
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Reviewed by Dave Palmer
Here is a band that came out of the blue for me. Arizona based Evolocity have a pretty unique sound. It's definitely modern tinged hard rock, but there is quite alot going on with this album. The band excel in the variety department of songwriting. Let me give you some examples of what I am talking about. The album opens up with the catchy yet kind of dark sounding 'Too Far' which is preceded by and intro track titled 'Evol'. The guitar tones on this song make it what it is. Most rock fans will dig this track. I would send it to radio to get this album moving and to the people's attention. '4th Wise Man' is similar in tone and styling's. 'Duh Wayne' however shakes things up a bit. It's still heavy, but has a bit of an upbeat feel to it. One of the most fun tracks on the album in my opinion is 'Herbie (Doesn't Like to Make Toys)'. Vocally I was thinking Red Hot Chili Peppers. Maybe in the music as well. It's definitely a party track. A favorite track of mine is 'Natural Drag'. This tune comes with some great percussion sound to it. Don't miss the humor in this track as well. The tune is one of the catchiest on the album. An other radio nominee maybe? How about a bit of funk? Try out 'Cockeyed'. Great funk bass lines mixed with a rock sound make this pretty infectious. As the album progresses through some more consistent heavy rock stuff, we get to the track 'Dog Lover'. More humor injected in this track. Take the line 'The more of you that I meet...the more I like my Dogs'. You get the point. The album ends with a little more diversity with the track 'Pyramids'. This closing track is another one of my favorites due to the tones used. It sounds amazing the way the band recorded and put this track together.
It's always nice to see a new band come along and totally rock you out with their sheer ability. The diversity the band displays on their album is one of it's best attributes. They offer up something for everyone which in some cases becomes pretty important. After hearing this release, I will be keeping an eye on them in the future. You can be sure of that!