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    Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:45:05

    Mindset Evolution EP Review — 4 out of 5 stars - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino...

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    The second half of Mindset Evolution's moniker remains telling of both their music and ethos.

    The group stands at the forefront of hard rock's evolution with a sound based on bruising grooves, tight solos, punchy riffs, and massive hooks. It's like they pick up the torch from Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, and their other Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival tour mates and light their own fire just as bright and high. Last year, the band won the Festival's "Battle of the Bands", and now they're along for the ride—deservedly so.

    First single "We Are Stars" cruises from a thrashed out six-string assault into a scorching lead. Their debut EP's standout is "Like to Fall", which reaches heights of modern rock brilliance with a towering refrain from vocalist Rob Ulrich.

    Meanwhile, "Rise" and "Hopeless" both pivot on incendiary grooves cascading into more entrancing choruses. Get ready to witness hard rock evolve again in Mindset Evolution's hands.

    Rick Florino
    08.21.12


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