This five piece band from Los Angeles is looking to make a name for themselves in the world inhabited by such groups as The Foo Fighters and Nickelback. Their five song debut EP is filled with the radio friendly type of sound that the above mentioned groups are famous for.
Most of the songs on the disc follow the same pattern, mellow beginning that allows lead singer Ben Bensadoun to show off his very good voice with the emotional type of lyrics that I am sure help with the females in the crowd, then there is the slow build up till you get the loud power chord filled chorus where Ben can show all the angst and pain that will make those girls once more shed a tear as they feel for this poor soul with the stiletto heel marks up and down his back. Three of the five songs deal with getting hurt by a girl and the other two deal with other types of loss.
While there is nothing offensive on the disc, it is one where the band needs to try and find their own niche instead of copying the style of all those other bands who are trying to be different. Benevolent Tomorrow does have talent. There is no doubt about that. Bensadoun has an excellent voice and the band behind him is really good. What they lack is originality. The songs are O.K. but it is just too much of the same old stuff. For fans of the 3 Doors Down, Matchbox 20, 3 Days Grace, etc… genre, here is one that will fit in nicely and they do put the band name on the disc so you can tell them apart.
Don't get me wrong, for what they do, they do it very well and in this world of short attention spans these guys could very well become the flavor of the day because they are not much different than yesterdays offering.
1. The Motto
2. Take Me Away
3. My World
4. 20 Years
5. Down The Rabbit Hole