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    Welcome to the EvO:R Independent CD Reviews Section.
    I would like to take a few minutes to introduce ourselves to everyone. The EvO:R review section features reviews from various independent musicians that submit material for our consideration.

    I wanted to let you know a little about our review teams collective thoughts on music. It's important to let the people we review know what we think of their music and how we listened to their creations.

    We hold nothing back! The team has been instructed to be honest and respectful of all CD's reviewed.
    The EvO:R CD Review Team
    Artist: ARMORED THEORY
    Album: 4 Track EP
    Genre: Metal
    Rating: 8.5 out of 10 stars
    Website: Band Official Website
    Downloads: Music
    Reviewed by: Michael Keith
    Edited by: Mindy McCall
    Review Comments: indiemindymccall@gmail.com

    Introduction: Have you listed to the Radio lately? Is it me or is something horribly wrong with today's music. Do you remember when music actually had really instruments in them with real people playing them? No kidding. How about good songwriting performed by artists that not only wrote the music but poured their heat and soul into performing them. Now when one listens to the radio what do you hear: a pretty face, cookie cutter songwriting, crafted via a microphone, some fancy sampling and a mix that sounds more like a commercial than a piece of music. Yes the magic is all but gone from modern-day music, and people are wondering why.

    There are a few select artists out there that still believe in the power of live performance with real instruments, real songs. Sung by real singers. Artists like Norfolk, VA based Metal band Armored Theory. for example who just released their latest self titled debut EP. Review: I have to say I was extremely impressed with the opening 3 tracks "Epic” “Ockhams Messer” and Gingerbread Man”. They actually made quite the first impression and each one possessed my full unadulterated attention.

    To be honest: I expected cheesy Indy Rock that was extremely predictable and shallow in nature – very compatible for a mass audience. Kind of like Nikelback, Lifehouse or Daughtry. What I discovered was actually quite the opposite. The whole CD is wonderfully conservative yet full of what I would call explosive energy with music that appeals to so many different senses on so many different levels. It reminds me of Default, Stand, Fuel, Theory of a Deadman and Crossfade. I can also hear the slight Alternative Rock, Hard Rock influence in there as well. What I really like about Armored Theory is there is no attempt to sugar coat the truth or deliver what I call over the top alt rock. Cheezy music with a tattooed face via top flight sampling, cookie cutter songwriting via a mix that sounds more like a commercial than a piece of music. It will also appeal to both advanced and novice listeners alike – but make no bones about it this is high octane rock n’ roll. Whatever kind of listening level you’re on - some will identify with things while others will not. Like a three layered cake Armored Theory is one band that has a lot of depth and has so much to offer.

    Weather it’s musically, lyrically, inspirationally, emotionally, spiritually - if you feel like music is taking us in the wrong direction than rest assured Armored Theory is taking us back in the right direction away from that horrible Nikelback-esque Corporate Sound with these 4 tracks.

    Bottom Line: Armored Theory will affirm your faith in “real” vintage Hard Rock again. William Ely and company are a unique, hard working rock artist that knows his way around a dive bar, a catchy song and a concert stage. Ely and the gang represent all that is good in music and their latest EP delivers the goods. It’s a highly passionate 4 track catalog via action packed musicianship, entertaining songwriting and music that covers all the bases: Alternative Rock, Rock and Heavy Metal.

    Conclussion
    Armored Theory will affirm your faith in “real” vintage Hard Rock again. William Ely and company are a unique, hard working rock artist that knows his way around a dive bar, a catchy song and a concert stage. Ely and the gang represent all that is good in music and their latest EP delivers the goods. It’s a highly passionate 4 track catalog via action packed musicianship, entertaining songwriting and music that covers all the bases: Alternative Rock, Rock and Heavy Metal.
    Edited by: Mindy McCall
    Review Comments: indiemindymccall@gmail.com :

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