- South Of Sideways
“Everything’s Bigger In Texas,” or so goes
one of the Lonestar State’s numerous mottos. Hailing from the land of ZZ
Top and rapid-fire executions is Edgewater...bigger and badder than most.
Vocalist Matt Moseman (a heavier Ray Liotta
look-alike?) has assembled a deft lineup of musicians with which to perform
quick-draw hard rock mayhem and shoot-em-up song writing.
Running the gamut from raucous to radio-friendly,
Edgewater are tough to pigeonhole based on the material presented here
on “South Of Sideways.” This could be a testament to the quartet’s song-crafting
abilities or simply the sign of a band that haven’t yet found themselves.
Consider this jury hung.
“...Sideways” is a collection of 12 songs,
7 older songs recrafted from their full-length demo “Lifter” along with
5 recently penned stylings. Opening with a heart-stopping “Inhale” and
reminiscent of Cold or Trust Company, Edgewater hit all the appropriate
tempos and outward displays of angst.
The reason Wind-Up signed the band is the
Nickleback-tinged “Eyes Wired Shut” an older Edgewater song reworked and
updated for inclusion here and easily the stand-out track. This is the
big push for them as it additionally introduces the band’s website and
is included on the Wind-Up Records produced “Punisher” soundtrack. A bit
of a triple-dip, but there is nothing tastier on the current Edgewater
Other standouts include the infectious
“Sweet Suffocation” and the luminous “Story Of...”. Both songs have a hooky
chorus that will have you remembering it after the disc is over.
Wind-up seems to be trying to fill the
Nickelback / Fuel / Three Doors Down slot in their stable of artists and
while some of Edgewater’s vision seems to sustain that notion, their tide
does turn in a decidedly, and maybe forced, harder direction.
A follow up album will illuminate if the
stars at night are, in fact, big and bright in the heart of Texas.
- South Of Sideways
2. Science Of It All
3. Eyes Wired Shut
5. Break Me Out
6. Story Of...
7. Tres Quatros
8. Sweet Suffocation
9. One Perfect Something
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