Philadelphia-based rock group Cincotta has been playing the Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C. and New York for the past one-and-a-half years. They describe themselves as “Aggressive Rock.” Their influences include The Rollins Band, Rage Against the Machine and Tool.
In their second appearance at the Pontiac Grill on Nov. 15th, they demonstrated their strong potential.
Heavy beats and strong guitar work combine to support vocals that hold the audience’s attention. Stage antics are kept to a minimum, giving the audience no reason to ignore the artistic talent.
Their songs ran the gamut from the angry “One of Them” to the dizzying “Vertigo.” A stop in the middle of their creative range drops the listener into “‘Cain.” A tribute song for a friend of the singer, “‘Cain” has mournful guitars, a simple drumbeat that resembles a pulse and sorrowful, angry vocals.
Their ten-song set ended with the debut of a work in progress titled “Wait it Out.” The lack of formal lyrics for this song created the need for a free flow of vocals that was accomplished with confidence and style.
“We want to move into more melodic vocals, that’s the next step in our music,” Carl said.
The new song revealed their capability to explore new directions.
The four members – Carl on vocals, Jeremy on guitar, Mike on bass and Pete on drums – have a tight sound that shows the dedication they share for the band.
Cincotta is definitely a band to watch for if you like driving music. Check out the band’s live schedule on their web site: www.Cincottanet.com