Elijah Black's 2008 release, Better Man, is further proof that there is outstanding music being put out by independent artists, largely ignored by commercial radio stations and record companies. This new record is thought provoking and straight from the heart. It also includes a special videography of ELijah Black and his band's performance in the studio. Kid Rock recently on the nationally acclaimed Howard Stern Show spoke with Elijah and said "Dude, you got a great voice" after listening to early demo Tracks and earlier releases. Elijah's 8-song CD is a gritty hard rock album with catchy guitar hooks, big drums, and the attitude to match. Black is not alternative rock, nor is he metal. It's just simple straight-forward rock, and probably one of the best CDs you haven't heard yet. One reviewer wrote that the band plays 'thick-necked, muscular, blues-infested rock with a capital 'R'.' After listening to the CD just one time, you'll see that he was right on target. The outstanding songs on this record show Elijah to be open, true and honest. Opening for rock legends such as Motley Crue, Styx, Neil Young, and Cinderella, among others, the Akron-based Black already has a foot in the door. If Elijah continues writing and recording music such as what is found on Better Man, Elijah Black might find himself listed in that category of 'rock legends' in the future.