REVIEW: The Reveling’s “3D Radio”

Image and video hosting by TinyPic The Reveling‘s 3D Radio is a 4-song self-released EP that works as a demo and a mini-LP release to introduce themselves to people and in the process, make fans hungry to hear much more. Their style of punk rock is mixed in with the pop sensibilities of bands like The Buzzcocks, Bad Religion, Social Distortion, and Blink 182, and early Green Day, with a minimal amount of doodling and a maximum amount of powerful lyrics, strong messages, and instrumental strength. Even the dual guitar solo was a nice touch, something that might be called a cliched hair metal tactic by some but it’s not in this case.

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Drummer Jay Weinberg is the son of E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg, and his drumming skills shows the love and admiration of his father. Vocalist Sean Morris, guitarist Dave Kramer, and bassist Dennis Murphy play in a way that shows the influence of all of the melodic punk from the early 90’s, proving that Generation X wasn’t just an era of slackers after all. Perhaps these guys, with an unabashed energy that is most welcome, will gear up for what will be an explosive decade of music, and help sections of the world rock once again. It makes me feel younger again when I used to go to cramped VFW halls waiting for bands to fill up rooms with a capacity of a mere 72, and while that dates me as an old-man-to-be, I’m not old enough to forget what this music means and can mean to those who need to hear this.

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