Exit 420 Review

artist: -Itis date: 02/11/2008 category: compact discs
-Itis: Exit 420
Release Date: 2007
Label: Hat Light
Genres: Rock
Number Of Tracks: 17
Sound quality of the disk could be better, but is by far superior than many CDs put out by some of the major labels today.
 Sound: 10
 Lyrics: 8
 Overall Impression: 9
 Overall rating:
 7.7 
 Reviewer rating:
 9 
 Users rating:
 6.4 
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 20 
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overall: 9
Exit 420 Reviewed by: monsterlicks, on february 11, 2008
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Sound: This Colorado Springs based hard rock, power pop act has overtones of 311, Foo Fighters and Faith No More. Stand out tracks are the powerful Pantera-ish groove of One Hit Wonder as well as power pop song Wasting Together. This is a guitar-driven band pushed by string master Craig Soderberg who has also played in another band called Shockhead in the mid-'90s with former 24-7 Spyz drummer, Joel Maitoza. Craig's hook ladin grooves push and pull the songs into tasty works of art that only a professional musician could pull off. Sound quality of the disk could be better, but is by far superior than many CDs put out by some of the major labels today. // 10

Lyrics: Overall the lead vocals remind me a bit of Mike Patton from Faith No More, but a little more current. Many catchy hooks on most of the chorus sections with King's X meets Beatles background harmonies. Could have done without the last track titled Azz Go Boom. The band covers many styles of music well and does not need a rap track to complete this record. // 8

Overall Impression: Love the reggae feel in Hey Mom, Yeah I Smoke Pot and the King's X vibe on Under the Table. With 10 CDs recorded to date (according to their website), I feel this is the strongest release out of the six I own. Can't wait to see them on tour to see how they pull some of this stuff off live. // 9

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