JAM Magazine CD Review

May , 2011
Review by Tim Taylor


"Blur On The Horizon"

Label: Independent

Dallas' Redefine are ready to take over the local music scene. After revamping their line-up several times, the right pieces are finally in place. Blur On The Horizon, the current line-up's first EP together, showcases Scott Headstream's intelligent lyrics and passionate vocals blending perfectly with the guitar wizardry of Chris Apaliski and Ryan Maynard, while Mike DiQuinzio's intricate bass lines combine with Daniel Taylor's inspired, masterful drumming to bring each song it's creative and powerful rhythm. Opening track "Arcana" is an ass-kicker with a bit of a prog feel, while "Motorcade" will have you singing along to the most infectious chorus the band has ever come up with. "Cut The Cord" shows the radio-ready side of the band, and you will be replaying it in your head for days. "Like A Vision, A Ghost" reveals the chemistry that has grown between Headstream and the band, and the blistering solo in "Take Your Medicine" will leave you longing for more as the EP comes to an end. Redefine have clearly decided to focus on melody rather than making a heavier record than "The Power Of Persuasion", but each song still has the right amount of heaviness. They've evolved into one of the finest bands in the Metroplex, combining addictive, sing-along songs with skilled musicianship and sweaty, powerful live performances. Blur On The Horizon is a must-have EP for anyone who loves original rock music. Check them out at the CD release party Saturday May 14th at the Curtain Club. Buy a CD, and let them melt your faces off!