Pop Evil ‘Monster You Made’ Proves Timeless – Song Review [Audio]

Review by Anne Erickson

Pop Evil’s ‘Monster You Made’ is refreshing, reflective, inspiring

Every great rock band will eventually write their benchmark ballad. It’s the timeless song that carries a deep meaning to the band and that strikes a profound chord with fans of the past, present and future. It’s the irrefutable masterpiece distinctive to them alone. For Pop Evil, that track could quite possibly be their latest single, “Monster You Made,” off this year’s, War of Angels, album.

For a band that came out of the gate singing the brawny and hard-hitting, “Hero,” the softened, heartfelt “Monster You Made” shows the guys have real dimension to their sound. A simply, almost mournful riff opens the tune, before singer Leigh Kakaty’s comes in with the pain-soaked verse:

“Take a good look at me now / Do you still recognize me? / Am I so different inside? This world is trying to change me.”

One of the reasons this track works so well is because it’s evident Pop Evil wrote from their personal viewpoint being in a successful rock band, dealing with the temptations that come with fame and popularity in the music industry: “Erase this monster I’ve become / Forgive me for all the damage done.”

“Monster You Made” is refreshing, reflective, inspiring and begs once to look at their life. What’s important? What’s shallow? The chorus shatters from Dave Grahs and Tony Greve’s impassion guitar playing, and Kakaty’s powerful vocals erupt into a propulsive cry on the final chorus, brought alive by     Matt DiRito’s solid bass guitar beats and Dylan Allison’s precise percussive delivery. “Monster You Made” sounds like the perfect cap to Pop Evil’s already solid catalog of rock hits and breaks new, softer ground.

Ink Rating: 4 out of 5 Splatters


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Anne Erickson
Posted by Anne Erickson | Music, Reviews, Rock

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