The 16 tracks of “Zombie Evolution” are not the usual rant against the powers that be. Instead they work like literary tales, shining a light here and there, and always managing to leave the listener with a feeling that things can change and that he can be the one that does it if he decides to “stick his neck out.” There are demons, zombies, politicians, criminals and the devil himself there to stop him on this musical journey but the music and vocals are always inspiring enough to help listeners overcome. The X-Ray Poetz are joined by UK recording artist Catherine Kubillus on the song “Superhero” which is a pop number that can play on any station. “Charlie Chaplin” will likely be a surprising hit to many that may not be familiar with the film star and his battle with the U.S. government that kicked him out of the country.
The X-Ray Poetz are not from the streets, both members are college educated guys with diverse career paths, but their music may just offer the streets and more a way out of the muck that has covered a country for too long. “Zombie Evolution” is musical storytelling that is political without hitting you over the head with it. You can bop your head while learning something. These are songs about a nation, about a culture and about where it can go if people only take a better look. There are zombies but they can evolve. There are criminals but they are beaten by artists. Here are two talented musicians delivering work found no where else; unique, unflinching, and completely needed and wanted by today’s culture.