EP Review: Four Star Revival – The Underdog (Headstone Records)


Four Star Revival features Jack Emrick (Life After Death – which also featured members of Armored Saint) on vocals, Benny Bodine (WarMinister) on guitar, Ed Girard (House of Jason) on bass, and Paul Strausburg (World Gone Wrong) on drums.

A hard-rock outfit with one foot set in an 80’s, this EP is set for release on January 13th via Headstone Records.

This 5 track EP is filled with catchy tunes & huge-sounding chorus. Four Star Revival’s The Underdog is an impressive EP that will leave a smile on your face.

The hard rock beat of opening song The Underdog has a lovely rolling riff with the occasional squeal of guitars. Vocalist Jack Emrick has a wide range & it’s his singing that often stands out. On songs like Liar (backed up by a lovely bass beat) & Broken he really helps sell the song to you.

It’s Rumours of War that really stands out from the pack though. From the opening riff to the guitar solo that comes near the songs climax, it’s an infectious song that will have you singing along happily.

The EP wraps things up with a fast-paced riff/catchy drum beat that drops into a nice groove & melody before exploding into a blistering solo. It’s a good finish but not as instantly likeable or as memorable as what has come before. As a finish to this short EP there can be few complaints as it wraps things up nicely.

Underdog is a lovely slab of hard-rock that dishes out the riffs as if they’re going out of business. The catchy beats & hooks keeps it sounding fresh throughout!

Overall Track List:

1. The Underdog
2. Liar
3. Rumours of War
4. Broken
5. The Garden of Good And Evil

We’d like to thank Four Star Revival & Against PR for providing us with a copy of the EP for this review. You can pick up the EP in the near future via their official website. If you want to know more about the band you can check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Google +. You can check out the band’s music on YouTube, Soundcloud, iTunes & Amazon.


Four Star Revival - The Underdog (Headstone Records)
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