My own description of the music of the X-Ray Poetz is that they represent a unique blend of Hip-Hop and Electro-Rock with the odd acoustic ballad thrown into the mix.
These guys don't just fool around with the usual themes you might expect either.
The concept that art and music can genuinely be a catalyst for positive change in this world is not a new idea, but the X-Ray Poetz are lighting the fire anew with songs to rock the establishment and inspire a new artistic renaissance. The lyrics to their songs are powerful and illuminating with a dose of humor thrown in. All this, and some seriously catchy tunes too!
All that said; what do I make of their new release: Zombie Evolution?
Well, I highly rate their first two albums: Land of Illusions and Philosophical weapons, and I believe this one has raised the bar once more.
It opens with a musical monologue which might make you spill your coffee, and then explodes into life with Super Mankind and Touch The Clouds. All the songs are unique and the insightfully clever lyrics invite you to listen intently. On a purely musical level alone, this collection of songs is high caliber, but when you also add in the themes explored, then it has the capacity to really impact a listener with much more than mere sound.
In my opinion, there are several standout tracks on the album including Touch The Clouds, Space Low Rider, Mystic Mountain, Superhero and Goodbye Sandy Hook. If you are reading this, I simply suggest you listen for yourself and find your own favorites.
Discover the X-Ray Poetz.