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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.
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The EvO:R CD Review Team
Reviewed by: Rory Richardson
Edited by: Cyrus Rhodes
This is Farehaven’s latest effort and it certainly delivers. Venture to the internet – it will reveal an emotionally charged musical journey starting from Cincinnati to your heart. This is one band from Ohio who brings to the table an elite songwriting craft coupled with top flight musicianship and a knack for making a the emotional connection live with listeners. Musical flavors presented: Hard Rock, Alternative Rock, Modern Rock.
Song Samples from the CD
The opening track "Nobody Knows You” is a marquee song that sets the stage perfectly for this CD. It was a great intro piece that stuck in my head and had me eager for what was ahead. All in all the whole CD is brilliantly delivered with warm musical textures and flowing compositions that push hard. Headed up by singer-musician David Sizemore, backed up by: Dan Durrant (Drums) and Rob Jamison (Bass). Sizemore’s voice compliments this style of music perfectly. Musical overtones reminded me a bit of Finger 11, 12 Stones, Breaking Benjamin and even Sevendust. There are some fantastic pieces on this CD which gives this musical production a very accessible feel emotionally. Also you will notice impressive shops and playing that will cause your jaw to hit the floor. The overall fretwork is impressive and the writing style is brilliant and I would describe it as emotional, pure, genuine and straight from the heart. These 3 have all the talent and musical flair needed to make their mark here in the US and abroad. Need I say more..
Favorite piece on the CD is a toss up between “Caught in your Trap” and the title track.
All song samples are from Farehaven
page on CD Baby.
The Black Heart /
Caught In Your Trap /
Nobody Knows You /
Wandering Alone /
Upside Down /
Tell You /
The Liberty /
Going Nowhere /
Cast Out /
If there were two words I would use to describe Farehaven it would be enlightening and powerful.
Enlightening is the way that writing music can be a cathartic thing, but also enlightening to the
listener to never take any style of music for granted. Farehaven is highly original in this regard.
Bottom Line: Upside Down by Farehaven has potential if delivered effectively on the radio an on the stage.
It’s a musical experience you will return to time and time again.
10 star rating average – This CD gets 9 stars!
Rory Richardson...EvO:R Reviewer.
About the Editor:
Cyrus Rhodes is also President of Katavi Arts kataviarts.com a record label based out of Seattle, WA.
He also plays guitar for local rock band Seven Against Thebes, Over the years Rhodes has been
a guitarist in a touring band, band manager, booking agent, A&R representative, talent buyer, executive
producer and most recently a syndicated music critic. His reviews have been posted on USA TODAY and HEADLINE
NEWS. In 2009 he launched INDIE MUSIC DIGEST. IMD is dedicated the helping Independent
Artists and only accepts material from unsigned bands.
Cyrus's Record Label kataviarts.com
Cyrus's band Seven Against Thebes www.7at.net
Drum Dynasty www.drumdynasty.com
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