Since 1998, Arizing has been independently cultivating a dedicated fan base by a strict routine of performing and promoting. March of 2002 marked Arizing's debut full length release on Medea Records entitled 'Womb' produced by Tony Hamera (Factory 81). Their August 2003 release, 'Advance', produced by Grant Mohrman (Celldweller, Jettared) and mastered by Tom Baker (Stone Temple Pilots, Marilyn Manson, Taproot) sets a new standard for the sound of Arizing by clearly portraying their truest capabilities and representing the direction of their music. The opening track, 'False Semester', is a melody-rich upbeat ballad that demonstrates the full rock essense of Arizing. Conversely, 'The Big L (Falling In Love Again)' leans towards 80's pop, and exhibits Arizing's inherent knack for solid song writing and strong vocal hooks. 'Pinky Swear' and 'Sour Patch' represent their more prominent aggressive side, yet still validates the undeniable fact that Arizing is not your average alt/rock or pop/punk outfit.
Arizing - Detroit, MI. Emotionally driven, melodic, heavy alternative/rock with atmosphere and a touch of emo/post-hardcore influence. Combines elements of A Perfect Circle, Smashing Pumpkins and Failure/Year of the Rabbit with Far, Incubus & Glassjaw. Advance EP (August 2003), was recorded by Grant Mohrman (Celldweller, Jettared) and mastered by Tom Baker (Taproot, Static-X, Stone Temple Pilots).
"Arizing have rapidly become one of the Detroit area's brightest young hard rock acts, quickly assuming the crown that Factory 81 once wore proudly. "Advance" documents the band's continued growth as musicians, and it is impressive to see the group bloom into such a melodically proficient hard rock ensemble. While it is apparent that they have been learning from such groups as U2 and The Cure, the band still show a much more adventurous understanding of how to write dynamic songs that focus on a wealth of emotions, and the juxtaposition of light and dark tones thickens their sound tenfold. This material is also much more accessible, insinuating it's infectious nature into one's memory with ease."
- Wookubus, ThePRP.com
"For those of you who have not heard of Arizing, they can be likend to bands like Incubus and Hoobastank, minus the Brandon Boyd-ish vocals. Vocalist Matt Dalton's voice can be described as a hybrid between Brandon Boyd and Stephen Richards of Taproot. The music of Arizing reminds me of the late Mad at Gravity. Hopefully, that generalization can give you an idea of what they sound like. The four tracks on this disc are great. They flow very smoothly, and most of all, they sound incredible. Produced by Grant Mohrman, this CD sounds awesome. Crisp, fresh, completely clear. You couldn't ask for better production on this CD. This should be one of the more popular underground CD's of the year, easily."
-Logan Bowes, DigitalNoise.net
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1. False Semester
2. Pinky Swear
3. The Big L (Falling in Love Again)
4. Sour Patch