Wake Me Up by Star Off Machine
Reviewed by Joseph Timmons: Xombiewoof Magazine
Available at http://www.stofma.com
Wake Me Up by Star Off Machine is a bit of an enigma, meaning “why have I not heard this album, or this awesome band until now!”
Star Off Machine is a Musical Force that is a storm forthcoming and will lay to waste the LA Music scene. In the vein of musical dynamics and creative artistry, Star Off Machine, akin to their LA Compatriots, such as Heaven Below or Adler, Star Off Machine look to create Music with meaning and a message, and not drunken brawl recorded to CD.
Based out of Huntington Beach, California, band members Erick Holloway, Robin Charlet, Aaron Wilder and Greg Tuthill have created a perfect blend of Hard Rock, Ballad Metal, harmonic lyrics with soulful meaning and elegant composition.
I did some research and found out that they are not a new upstart band but have been well established and have a loyal following.
Here are some facts about them: Star Off Machine was honored and awarded “Best Hard Rock Band” and “Rock Group of the Year” at the prestigious Orange County Music Awards (OCMA) and the Los Angeles South Bay Music Awards (SBMA). Star Off Machine has shared the stage with the Sevendust, Saliva, Taproot and Marcy Playground with sights on more great line ups for future performances.
With influences of Breaking Benjamin, Incubus, Taproot, Sevendust, Chevelle, Foo Fighters, A Day to Remember and My Chemical Romance, Star Off Machine has not only the potential, but the destiny to be a new “super-group” that could break the infamous glass ceiling that the former legends of Rock have set as the Gold Record standards.
Best songs on this album, out of all the fantastic and well executed recordings to choose from are “Make Me”, Power Of One”, “Side of Me”, Left Behind” and of course, the title track “Wake Me Up”- Hard and Heavy with piercing vocals that drive the message of the music home, not one song a disappointment and every note memorable, this band is on the road to every collectors vault of music that will be instrumental in the future of Rock’s best independently produced albums of the year.