Minneapolis-based rockers Pinwheel have just released their first full length album "Reset" and there's a distinctly powerful sonic groundwork being laid - think the melodic veracity of Tool meeting the instrumental headiness of Nine Inch Nails. Call it industrial; call it prog-metal; call it what you will, but one thing is clear: the impressive chops summing Pinwheel's whole are an aggressive, bo
undary-testing aberration. The band's output is tightly-executed and atmospherically jarring, ideal for fans of electronic-tinged hard rock. Combine all that with a notoriously raucous live show, and you've got one of the Twin Cities' buzziest hard rock bands.
"Pinwheel don’t give a lot away about what to expect from their music in their bio, so going into the album I was open to what I was going to hear and unsure of what I was going to think – the result though is spectacular. Don’t consider this an album you listen to, think of it as an arrangement, a selection of tracks which pull you through an emotional journey, each one coming and bringing about a new outlook or mood to take on board. Definitely a band to make sure you check out – and one we need to get over here pretty damned soon.”
~Dave Nicholls; loud-stuff.com~
"I caught wind of Pinwheel's music through a top secret organization whom I can't name for obvious reasons. When I listened to it, I noticed that I had gained the ability to surf the Internet at unprecidented speeds (without a computer). When I exited my home, I noticed I was surrounded by European supermodels (why were there so many Eropean supermodels in downtown St. Cloud BTW?) and my ability to bond with them on a personal level was enhanced tenfold. My sexual prowess was matched only by my God-like intellect. Yeah, its pretty safe to say that Pinwheel has been a good addition to my playlist.”
~ JT, 88.1 KVSC, St. Cloud~
The eleven-track album Reset is aggressive; expect heavy beats, loud riffs and grunge- like vocals throughout. The vocals are belted out by Ben Brock and they are crisp and clear, rising above muzzy guitars, giving Pinwheel a unique sound- separating them from other metal acts.
~Ciara Mooney, MusicReviewUnsigned.com~