Oblivion is an American rock band that delivers guitar-driven rock with a funky and groovy sound. From the opening track "Situation Six" you can hear their influences right away. These guys have listened to Red Hot Chili Peppers and Lenny Kravitz for sure. Many of the tracks have strong and clear influences of these two bands mixed with their own sound. The singer Tres Crow sounds a lot like Red Hot?s Anthony Kiedis.
Even some of the songs has a Nu-Breed feel over them with heavy guitar riffs and angry vocals from Tres on the songs "Petal" and "Sagawa?s Son" to mention two. The piano ballad "The Language of Dissent" is very different from the rest of the album. A great acoustic ballad with nice melodies and harmonies.
They have produced the album together with Ben Began and the result is very good indeed. These guys may not get the same attention as Red Hot Chili Peppers and Lenny Kravitz. "The Garden In The Machine" is not a bad album at all but they need a couple more stronger songs for the next album to get more feedback. A solid album nothing more.