"Rockin' The Planet Off The Richter Scale..."
The project Seismic Anamoly was started in 2002 by Michael S., who lives in Meridian, MS, USA. Seismic Anamoly has been composing and playing music only since 2000, and his work is done primarily utilizing his Peavey EVH Wolfgang, Millennium J Series Bass, and Indianola ER Acoustic.
Three Reviews of my Work on this CD:
Seismic Anamoly - "Snake Eyes" - Statue Records Group
The brainchild of Meridian, Mississippi's Michael S., this instrumental rocker seethes with a growling guitar attack backed by post industrial rhythms. You feel the influences of Ministry and Ramstein, kissed with guitar work that can range from punked up squawk in "Just Don't Give a Damn" to hair metal shred in "Runnin' Amok." With fresh song writing approaches, Michael proves you don't have to be an arpeggio master to create intense rock guitar instrumentals.
CD Review by Mark E. Waterbury
SERGE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
"'Howl At Tha Moon' sounds like a Viking Throwdown. This track manages to be entertaining on sheer energy and heart. This could be the new Indian music, transcendental and good for dancing or meditating while you're ripped out of your brains. The tribal rage will never die. Your playing is all heart and embodies the spirit fully. The style is rendered without the need for fantastic solos or parts. If there were some awesome breaks or beats, differing instruments or passages of different music, there would be more opportunity for glory. But it rocks as is. This is the most straightforward music I've encountered in this genre; call it 'Wordless Rock Groove'."
Music Industry Review, Make-A-Star.com
"The musicianship throughout 'Broken Dreams' is fairly solid. You can especially here this in distorted power guitars that enter with the climax around the two-minute mark. This is the point where the song probably takes
off and displays the most energy and from here on in it's a great power metal listening experience. For fans of up-and-coming power metal, 'Broken Dreams' is a track that you won't want to miss."
WHAT FANS ARE SAYING:
Seismo...Dude, that's some awesome guitarin' you got goin'on. Very cool indeed; at times you swear the guitar is talking to you....
I don't know if this is what you were aiming for....but I got a cool vocalistic vibe from the way you played and phrased the guitar melodies. The cool funky track underneath seems to function as a music score on its own...kinda "Blade Runnerish" vibe. And the guitar is narrating a story to us. Very cool...gotta love it.
Kim Riemer (on "Crying In The Rain")
NutCity Music Discussion Forum
WHAT FELLOW ARTISTS ARE SAYING:
A brilliant track. The guitars sound so crunchy and powerful. The song title gives you an idea of what's going on in the musicians head as he created this. Aggresive track. You could play this at a party and it would lift the whole energy of the party up. Am now dancing around the living room and can no longer type as this song makes me want to "Howl at the Moon"!!
Chris Bowers (bbChris)
Sisters Of Sharon, Thinking Out Loud, Shazza Music
I've been a fan of Seismo since I first heard him. A great musician who's songs are original and have high quality production. 'Howl At Tha Moon' is vintage Seismo and would make an awesome soundtrack piece. It's like Soundgarden meets Joe Satriani at Van Halen's house! Brilliant!!!
Mark Hewer Productions
I just listened to Seismo's "Howl at tha Moon" and I thought it was a really dynamic track. I love the use of counter melody...that is so cool. It feels like it should be in an action adventure movie..something like a Vin Diesel Triple XXX kind of movie...It sounds Awesome!!! Seismo is Coooooool!
Sammi Morelli Productions
I just listened to "Howl at tha Moon"; What a fantastic song!! I was blown away by the guitar playing, and the production is really great. Seismo knows how to Rock!! I couldn't help dancing, and now, excuse me while I go outside.....I feel like doing a little howling myself!!
David M. James Music
Another killer cut from the Seismic one! This dude has so many great songs and you gotta checkout this one.."HOWL at the MOON"..it is a definite must for your HEADBANGIN NEEDS!!! The guitars growl n roar!! Go out and get Seismic Anamoly music; it ROCKS HARD!! This dude will blow your speakers- SPREAD THE WORD!!!!
Art "Flesh" Gordon
Flesh Gordon Productions
Just had a listen to your tunes. They took me back. I heard every influence that you described in your bio in "Just Don't Give a Damn". You get great chunk out of your rig. "Broken Dreams" was my favorite. Great work.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF VARIOUS SONGS ON THIS CD:
"Broken Dreams" reached #1 on the Power Metal and #5 on the Overall Metal charts at MP3.com, September, 2002
"Broken Dreams" and "Come With Me" reached number 6 and 27 respectively on Maddog Rock Radio's Top 40 chart the week of October 24, 2002
"Broken Dreams" reached #1 on the Overall and Hard Rock/Metal charts at MPulse.com, December, 2002
"Broken Dreams" included on Volume II of WSVN Radio's Hall Of Fame Compilation out January, 2003
"Howl At Tha Moon" made Semi-Finalist at Make-A-Star.com, February, 2003
"Howl At Tha Moon" reached #2 on Instrumental Rock chart at MP3.com, February, 2003
"Anthem For HCP" reached #1 on MP3.com Instrumental Metal chart, February, 2003
"Snake Eyes" reached #1 on MP3.com Instrumental Metal chart, March, 2003
"Runnin' Amok" reached #1 on MP3.com Progressive Metal chart, March, 2003
"Broken Dreams" voted one of four Finalists in "Chicago Music Madness" at Chicago Music Scene, August, 2003
"Broken Dreams" reached #5 on ARTISTLAUNCH Metal chart, January, 2004
"Tsunami" reached #5 on ARTISTLAUNCH Metal chart, January, 2004
"Crying In The Rain" reached #1 on ARTISTLAUNCH R&B/Funk chart, #7 on overall Top 40 chart, March, 2004
"Scuttlebutt Strut" reached #1 on ARTISTLAUNCH Metal chart, #9 on overall Top 40 chart, April, 2004
"Come With Me" reached #2 on ARTISTLAUNCH Metal chart, May, 2004
I strive to capture and reflect the styles of Van Halen, Nugent, and Marino in my compositions...hard driving Power Metal/Acoustical..this was the sound that I grew up with and came to love..I hope people enjoy it for what it is in general - body-movin', mind-pleasin' metal/rock ear candy.
Seismic Anamoly is proudly represented and promoted by Statue Records Group of Los Angeles, CA, USA, and GMM Records of Worthing, England, UK.