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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: The Better Death
    Album: Day of Death
    Stength: NU Rock
    Rating: 7 out of 10 stars
    Website: Band Official Website
    i-Tunes: Download EP

    Reviewed by: Joshua Beach
    Edited by: Janne Zawa
    Review Comments: jannezawa@gmail.com

    Over the years we’ve seen rock, pop, and even hard rock slowly erode into over-commercialized, corporate puppet shows providing music that is extremely sing songy, predictable, popish and highly corporate. I hereby call this new breed of music “Poser Rock” and I want to personally thank all the corporate giants for successfully transforming “Sex Drugs & Rock n’ Roll” into “Yoga, Vitamins and Nikelback” Of course millions of musical lemmings don’t know the difference and trust me when I say not everyone is entertained. Talking to many music fans out there the response is overwhelming. Give me something new, something fresh, something real.

    So across my desk slides the new 5 songs EP by Pittsburgh 4 piece Alternative Rock band The Better Death entitled “Day of Death.” During my initial research I thought this write up summed it up for me: Their self-titled debut plays to the listener. You simply won’t know what’s coming next. A memento to Jane’s Addiction and Bruce Lee, of Bjork and Evel Knievel, of Radiohead and Ralph Waldo Emerson; In the spirit of Mike Patton, The Flaming Lips, The Mars Volta and Pablo Picasso. The adopted philosophy of “as a well spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death” (Leonardo da Vinci) fuels their intense efforts to play outside themselves.

    Like their hooded high wire walker icon it was time to step out into the open, blind to their approach and balance the long thin line that separates us all from doing what we really want to do. What I heard put a smile on my face. It’s a nice easy flowing record that delivers solid songwriting with a nice rock feel. The Better Death remind me of Mr. Bungle on steroids. You will also hear a side of Alternative Rock, and Hard Rock along the way. If you like the above bands you should definitely check out this EP. My favorite track is probably “King fu Grip”

    Songs available on CD Baby:
    Genki /  Kung Fu Grip /  E.G.G. /  Count Darkula /  Beg For Me / 

    Conclussion
    This latest EP by The Better Death is invigorating. Invigorating in the sense that it will lift your spirits, and give you a sense of hope that rock is not officially pronounced dead yet. This EP is a solid release with many solid grooves with a guitar driven sound and entertaining vibe. At the d end of the day it’s an EP that gives us a fresh glimpse at an amazing band that’s been beneath our radar up to now and takes us back a few years – before everything started sounding like – well like NIKELBACK.

    Reviewed by: Joshua Beach
    Edited by: Janne Zawa
    Review Comments: jannezawa@gmail.com
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