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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: Wooden HEZ
    Album: Children’s Parade
    Stength: Punk Rock
    Rating: 7 out of 10 stars
    Website: Band Official Website
    i-Tunes: Download EP

    Reviewed by: Rory Richardson
    Edited by: Joshua Beach
    Review Comments: joshuabeach9@gmail.com

    Core members include 3 members: Dave Pitone - Vocals, Guitar, and Alan Lee - Bass. Other contributors: Sam Shemin – Drums, Aviv Roziner – Drums, Chris Welty – Drums, Mark Pilli - Guitar.

    In this overly saturated genera/market with a plethora of artists coming out of the woodwork, armed with nothing more than a PC, Microphone, a guitar and a crappy sounding CD – it’s nice to know there are a few bands and artists out there that can still deliver what I call good music. These new artists I speak of manage push their music out to the world and much of it do I dare say is substandard to say the least.

    So what do bands like The Bicycle Thief, The Strokes, Reel Big Fish and Nirvana have that Philadelphia based band Wooden HEZ don’t? Not much really if you ask me save the multi million dollar promotional machines, Producer assistance and major record label support. Wooden HEZ breaks the mold with their impressive sound and catchy vibe. Their latest release “Children’s’ Parade’ delivers music that has a deep seeded Alternative-Rock roots with a side of Punk and even classic Grunge. The guitar playing, writing and vocal presence of front man Pitone is as good as it gets for an Independent Artist. The songwriting from this unit is the most amazing part of this CD. Musical overtones that will remind you of acts from Neil Young to The Replacements and even Manic Street Preachers. But honestly let me go on record and say there’ isn’t a hard working garage band out there right now that can go toe to toe with Wooden HEZ insofar as vibe and pure musical mojo. Right now after hearing their music - they are the ultimate slam bar band artist out there right now. I don’t say stuff like that often.

    Some of the songs on “Children’s Parade” are clear as mud when it comes to the overall production quality. Reading my first paragraph I mentioned he lacks Major Record Label Support. Because of this some of the recordings sound very amateurish and lack serious bottom end power. But despite this the CD still manages to make a good impression which is quite impressive. So perhaps even great artists have to start somewhere right?

    Songs available on CD Baby:
    Take Them There /  Radio Man /  Children's Parade /  Sinner /  Old Skin /  Just Sacrifice /  Walk By /  Competent Man /  Childeren's Parade / 

    In close Wooden HEZ stands out from other Indie-Alt Artists in a good and bad way within this very saturated singer/songwriter market. “Children’s Parade” is a good starting point to springboard from and despite the CD’s issues it shows this band has potential and vision. Why do I say this? Their answer to boring, trivial music is to deliver something unique with a breath of fresh air, a hard hitting signature sound and impressive grooves to call their own. Artists like this are not a dime a dozen. The strong suit of Wooden HEZ is his ability to write you a powerful piece of music via solid musicianship and messages that speak to all the senses. One would be wise to keep a watchful eye on him over the years to come.
    Reviewed by: Rory Richardson
    Edited by: Joshua Beach
    Review Comments: joshuabeach9@gmail.com
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