Art in general has been used as a powerful weapon against the evil of the world (and sadly, to do the opposite). Our next band is leaded by a group of people, than in a bigger level than the other, have championed or founded some organizations to battle all these things that have been tearing nations, not only from a political standpoint but also a social and human one. And while many artists do this type of philontropical work as a side job, Michael Perlman and co. convey this throughout their music as well. Hoping to make a change, one song at a time.
Evolve is new record by Rejectionist Front. A real throwback when Grunge used to rule the rock scene thanks to artists such as Alice in Chains and perhaps the band’s biggest influence, Pearl Jam. The angstyness that used to define PJ is tangible throughout this new record. Filled with fast paced, heavy guitar riffs and powerful baritone vocals – every song is set to kick you off your sit and get you rock and rolling throughout the room or the outside, where you are at the moment you will not be able to control and lose yourself into the sound. “All Is The Same” and “Savior ” are among my most favorites and pretty much sets the tone of the album.
By now you’ve probably noticed I am not a fan of consistency, and while the record tends to suffer from some of this, it never gets tiresome as the band really knows to remain true to their heavy sound while adding new layers or changing the tempo from time to time. Though it seems they can’t help but to not get away from their own comfort zone. That could be either a good or a bad choice, time will tell.
In the end, Evolve does not showcase any sort of evolution for the band but the impactful lyrics and anthemic rock music are enough for you to have a really great time. It may have become a cliche by now, but I do see this band filling and playing big arenas, again, their music is one of the nicest throwbacks I've had the chance to listen and delight myself with. Hopefully moving on, we will get to see them exploring other sounds, expanding the universe and all this happens for the best.