back in the mid-nineties when a band called Live broke big with a
wonderful record entitled “Throwing Copper”? Live still exists and
records music I’ve read, but apart from that I’m not sure if they
have great relevance to the modern rock scene.
am I going with this? Well, my point is that Evolocity from Phoenix, Arizona
owe a lot to Live both in terms of sound and feel. Evolocity frontman
Aaron sounds quite a bit like Live’s Ed Kowalczyk. This is extremely
obvious if you listen to the song “Too Far” which supposedly is the
band’s first single.
album has a great production, the mix is perfect (done by Toby Wright
who some might know from his work with Korn and Alice In Chains), in
fact everything sounds great.
the sound is heavy, but ultimately what we have here is a rock album
that caters for the US semi-metal market, referring in many ways as it
does to a style that was predominant in the early to mid-nineties,
garnished with a bit of the heavy production that the US market has seen
work commercially with Pantera, Slipknot and Evanescence. I’m sorry,
but I don’t really buy it. Even though the band is playing around with
turntables and saxophones, it all turns out a tad too perfect and
polished, if you know what I mean.