Review #1 - Chris Earnhart
Sevenstar is poppy-alt rock. I like this sampler a lot, and it
makes me anxious for more from this St. Louis based band.
The band actually sounds like a lot of bands played on the radio
today. (Take that as you will.) The band is quite talented, with
the lead vocals successfully hitting a wide range of notes that
really flow and go with the music (almost reminding me of toned
down Our Lady Peace vocals).
"push" is my favorite, but it doesn't make the rest
of the album a let down. It, like the rest of the songs, has a
catchy chorus and very listener friendly music. By that I mean
that it is music for listening, not for dancing or being angry
or sad (though "typical" comes close to that last kind).
Overall, I liked this album and think it was well done musically,
vocally, and lyrically. The sound quality is good too. I think
that the only problem that people might have with this album is
its poppy qualities (which are most certainly not dominant). So
unless you do have an aversion to those, then this band is definitely
worth checking out at http://www.sevenstarmusic.com. And I would
pick up the sampler if you get the chance too, so long as it's
not too much.
Review #2 - Danielle Stephens
Seven Star, a St. Louis, Missouri based pop-rock band, show great
promise on their second EP, "Superstar Wraparound."
The standout track is "Break on Out," a great song
with which to start the EP. The song is quite catchy with its
tight sound, distorted vocals, and almost haunting acoustic guitars
Seven Star's sound is reminiscent of bands like Our Lady Peace,
The Verve Pipe, and Fuel. It is also very hard to ignore vocalist
Grant Essig's tendency to sound like OLP vocalist Raine Maida.
Overall, Seven Star's songs are radio-friendly, catchy, extremely
well-instrumented, and strong, both vocally and lyrically. The
EP is a bit of a tease, giving us only three songs to sample from
the band, but I look forward to hearing more from Seven Star in
Be sure to check out their website, http://www.sevenstarmusic.com,
for audio and video downloads.