Revolve stands out from the rest
There are a lot of bands in the mainstream hard rock segment right now….and I mean A LOT! So many in fact they all seem alike, you could just exchange singers and call it a day. Well there seems to be a band hailing from the Baltimore area that is trying to stand out amongst the herd.
The band Revolve and their recently released EP “The Road to Here” is taking the huge field of competition head on. While under the veteran production skills of Clint Lowery (Sevendust), this 5 piece has created an example that not all current hard rock bands need to have growling vocals and chuggy guitars. This EP offering has some true harmonics and melody in it. That in itself is becoming more and more difficult since the onslaught of true “singing” is disappearing.
Now, I’m not gonna say that this band doesn’t have obvious influences by bands like Sevendust and Gemini Syndrome in songs such as “Stranded” and “Buried Alive,” but that is hardly a bad thing really. They seem to be skating the razor just enough to pick up the best of the genre powerhouses while keeping their own identity. I think that will only become more complex as they get more time as a group under their belt. I’m really curious as to where the grit in Revolve’s singer Tommy Michaels’ voice and the haunting exchanges between guitarists Debbie Barlow-Phelps and David Phelps will go because I like where they are coming from already.
Revolve is currently touring and booking shows at venues nationwide. They have been getting some radio attention with their single “Stranded” in the MD, PA and TX markets since its release back in March of this year. Should you keep a look out for them and snatch up their current offering…HELL YES!
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