Its been a while since I’ve had the pleasure of doing a music review, so you can guess that I was excited when Corrington Wheeler reached out to me about his EP “Traveling East.” I was even more excited when I found out that he is a rock musician; my favorite.
His EP “Traveling East” is a three song CD of what I think is a solid foundation to music. And when I say “solid” I mean that Corrington definitely has potential in his genre (there is screaming in this music so if you are not a fan of that please be aware).
The songs have clean vocals all around, his upper register is not piercingly annoying like some vocalists that are trying to stretch their range and just aren’t quite there yet. The instrumental is strong and has a nice driving beat that is appropriate for the genre. It doesn’t sound like a muddled mess, which I find that with this style of music it can go real mucky real easily if you don’t know what you are doing.
As I was listening to this I was really impressed, obviously, but what impressed me the most (and made me a little giddy inside) is that the songs “Altering Buddha’s Principals” and “Skorkas Witchery” are half in Japanese! If you know me at all, you know that I am a sucker for anything Japanese! I was really thrown off by this but it was a pleasant surprise and I would highly suggest that if you are into any J-Rock, like any of my One Ok Rock or Crossfaith fans out there, you should definitely look up Corrington Wheeler! Even if you don’t know who I just mentioned and are like “what is J-Rock,” you should still look up Corrington Wheeler if you are into the whole hardcore rock scene.
Personally, my favorite song off the EP is “Skorkas Witchery” featuring Tada Maico. It is a nice change of pace for the EP as it is a slower song. I was a bit worried after listening to the first two songs that all the songs on this EP were going to he hard-driving songs and we were not going to see a more softer side, but the balance was nice and smart. (I would suggest this to anyone who is thinking of putting together an EP, have at least one slower song featured to show versatility).
Corrington Wheeler and his team will be release their first full length album later this summer, which I know that I am excited about! If you are a fan of rock music and love to support the local scene, please check out Corrington Wheeler! All his links will be listed at the end of this post so click on them and show him some support, the guy deserves it! I can definitely see great music coming from this guy in the future!