...And The Battle Begun review by RX Bandits

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  • Released: Jun 27, 2006
  • Sound: 9
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.3 (74 votes)
RX Bandits: ...And The Battle Begun

Sound — 9
After releasing an album like "The Resignation" its near impossible to put together an album with such ingenuity, intricacy, and freshness. Well, fortunately, the Rx Bandits found a way with "...And The Battle Begun." Track after track is filled to the brim with unique chord progressions, soulful singing, and all out rocking. The constantly changing time signatures easily throw off first time listeners, but this type of music is perfect. It takes many listens to absorb all that the RX Bandits labored to pour into the album. Every song starts one way and evolves to finish differently. Highly musically advanced and emotionally charged, the Bandits have put together a "rock symphony" if you will. Simply incredible.

Lyrics — 9
Truthfully, the Rx Bandits boast some of the best lyrics of any current musicians. The lyrics are always honest and emotional. Unlike many bands who struggle to write 12 sets of lyrics for their album and end up writing regurgitated love stories, Matt Embree of the RX Bandits always has a story to tell. His lyrics are thought provoking and obviously come from his heart. He uses his phenomenal range and emotionally charged voice to deliver them exceptionally well.

Overall Impression — 10
If this CD were stolen or lost I would most likely buy 5 more to take its place. I love everything about this album. Putting a review into words is near impossible. This music speaks for itself. If you don't believe me take a listen for yourself. Even if you aren't completely into their style of rock, their phenomenal musicianship should be obvious. Fantastic album, I recommend it to anyone!

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    F@ Man
    i saw these guys live at a local venue.. didnt know what i was in for
    rx bandits...the best kept secret in all of music. saw them live and it was the best show ive ever seen.
    Oh man this is sad. Just three comments? People should give these guys a listen and experience what genuine and amazing songwriting sounds like. Plus original musicianship and engaging lyrics that make people think..RX Bandits have progressed so much. They deserve to be acknowledged
    yeah there musicionship is amazing, better than any band in the charts at the moment, i find it amazing they havn't hit big.. i mean just listen to any one of the songs.