UNCOMMON EVOLUTION: Self-titled: CD

It’s rare that I’ll give a band a review without listening to their entire EP/ LP / demo, but this shit is truly awful. Uncommon Evolution is absolutely unlistenable, dear reader. I got to skipping a third of the way through the first song and skimmed till the fourth song before I realized there’s only five tracks on the CD! I’m giving it the full college try now but—I promise—this is not for you. Unless, of course, you’ve developed an affinity for Creed, Disturbed, Nickleback, or Eddie Vedder-like yarling. They’re typical hard rock with classic rock elements and a vocalist who sounds like he was recorded at half speed while underwater. According to their Reverbnation page, their guitarist came from Monkey And A Roast Beef Sandwich, “a local hippie hop jam band.” They proclaim to want nothing but to play BADASS music for you. I think the postman was drunk when he dropped this one off. Do yourselves a favor and stay away. Further away. 

 –Kayla Greet (Self-released)