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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 that we review know how we
think of their music and how we listened to their creations.
First of all, we strongly believe that if your music stinks then
the world should know about it! After all, you have the nerve to charge as much for
your stuff as the majors do so it better be pretty damn good. If your material is good, we'll be glad to
tell the world. I We will hold nothing back! That is a promise.
The EvO:R CD Review Team
Reviewed by: Michael Mallory
About the Artist
This is one 4 piece band from Buffalo, NY that brings to the table effective songwriting with a high-energy prog-driven delivery. This is Pollock’s latest release entitled “Valentine” released in 2010 & it certainly doesn’t disappoint. Band members include: Joshua Klein (Guitars, Vox), Mary Schnepf (Bass & Vox) Ryan Patrick (Guitar), & Michael Quigley (Drums). Venturing to their website (a professional presentation) I get the impression this band is also known for their powerful live performances around the New York area as well.
The opening track "New Machine” sets the stage rather well for this CD. It was a great intro piece which had me focused eagerly on what lied ahead. All in all the whole EP is a great teaser of sorts & a fascinating musical statement. Music reminded me a little of the usual suspects: Prefect Circle, Queens of the Stone Age, Audioslave & even Sevendust. There are some fantastic grooves on this CD which gives this band a modern Alternative Rock vibe that is dark & extremely captivating. Kudos goes out to Klein’s vocal presence which works well. The whole band just grooves together as a whole.
This is a good start for Pollock. I can’t wait to hear the full length release this Summer.
Michael Mallory...EvO:R Reviewer.
7 0f 10 starts
About the Reviewer:
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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