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CD REVIEW: Echocast – “Where The Future Ends”
By Stacey Board - 06/18/2003 - 04:10 PM EDT

Artist: Echocast
Album: “Where The Future Ends”
CD Review: Echocast has written and recorded a collection of muscular rock songs with heavy guitars and lots of emotion. Think Soundgarden, Blink 182, and you will appreciate their sound. They all look appropriately thoughtful and serious on all the CD photos and they all are nice looking fellows. They have all the elements of the sound and even the look in their personas and CD artwork that’s all over alternative radio right now. The songs are melodic, powerful, played well and recorded with top quality production.

The 12th track is given no name, but its my favorite. It uses the ticking of a clock, simple acoustic guitar work and wrap around vocals. It stands out as the most unique idea they used in their songs. My only criticism of the CD is that I wish they would take a few more chances creatively and not so closely follow the formula of everyone else.

They have cathartic, angst ridden lyrics, so everyone dealing with the same feelings will completely relate to them. The songs include power tempo changes and well layered guitars and vocal work. If these gentlemen are working towards a major record deal, they are on exactly the right track. It seems only a matter of time and a bit of luck before some A&R person taps them on the shoulder.

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