Persistence of memory by Caroline Matt's music is haunting and unforgettable. He has tapped the darkest depths and displays it for all. If you are looking for powerful and dark emotions displayed in hard, rythmic music - you have come to the right guy and the right CD. --------------- From the crunching guitars and pounding drums and bass on 'It's Your Time' to the relaxed feeling of the acousitc guitar on 'The Night', this disc has all sonic bases covered without going overboard in any one direction. The title 'Mettle' reflects the spirit of the songs throughout this album. Lyrically and vocally, FUTURE DRIVEN stretches out and covers many emotional highs and lows of the human experience with power, range, and versatility. All in all, this album is for true Hard Rock lovers everywhere! This is what Larissa Theodore from Buzzemporium had to say about FUTURE DRIVEN'S 'METTLE'; Future Driven, 'Mettle' By Larissa Theodore * * * (three stars) What do you get when you cross Creed and Godsmack? Well, Future Driven of course. Future Driven is a three man muscle band with a metal edge that's all their own. Their new CD appropriately titled Mettle, deserves it's own special medal of honor. This alternative CD is pretty good because these guys can actually sing. And the lyrics aren't bad either. One of the better songs is 'The Night the World Will Cry,' an acoustic song with a message about a collapsing planet left in the hands of inadequate world leaders. Future Driven's vocals are on key, the music is on cue and lead singer Matt Zuber's voice is captivating. In addition to vocals, Zuber takes on the task of electric, bass, and acoustic guitars, keyboards and percussion. Band mates Nathaniel Davis and Wayne Staples back him up with drums, bass and vocals. It's obvious through their music, these guys were born to perform. If you are a sucker for electric guitars and witty lyrics, Mettle is the CD for you. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Larissa Theodore (Buzzemporium.com) --------------- What's in your deck? by David (this is in reference to matt's new CD, Sacrifice!) If it isn't this, you're missing out! This CD is dark and powerful and flows from one track to the next. 'Closer' and 'Had Enough' are 2 of my favorite tracks on this CD. Treat yourself to a from the heart, original and no bullshit CD. --------------- a powerful force by Nathaniel Davis this music has a powerful force behind it that can't help but shine through when you listen. Songwriting, musicality, musicianship, energy and emotion - it's all here. ^#^let this album take you over. ^#^as a drummer and friend to matt zuber i've been privileged to be a part of this project. 'mettle' is an experience only to be outdone by matt's forhtcoming album; with all of the heart, all of the talent and beyond.