Hard Rock Hideout
March 26th, 2008
Writer: Rob Rockitt
If the 4 song EP, Unbecoming by Dallas Perkins give any indication what the future holds for this talented guitarist, then I expect big things for him in the near future.
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Perkins plays a heavy, Bluesy style of Hard Rock with lots of fluid – but not florid – guitar parts on Unbecoming; while he can certainly play a guitar with a great deal of skill and soul, he doesn't overdo it with lots of needless shredding and noodling. Perkins' playing on the disc is interesting and involving, but never over-the-top or flashy just for the sake of showing off.
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“Unbecoming” is the latest EP from unsung guitar hero Dallas Perkins. In a world filled with limitless “shredders” who do nothing but jaunt up and down the fretboard for sixty minutes, press
it onto a record, and call it a day, Perkins is a breath of fresh air; this American guitarist knows how to balance feverish fretplay with the simple nature of good ol’ Hard Rock. Throw in the
engineering and production of the legendary Neil Citron (known for his work with Steve Vai and Steve Lukather), and you’ve got one hot record.
Classic Rock Revisited
May 15th, 2008
Writer: Ryan Sparks
.A. based guitarist / vocalist Dallas Perkins might appear on the surface to be yet another graduate of the school of shred, however after one listen to this 4 song mini CD Unbecoming, nothing could be further from the truth. Sure Perkins can peel off lightning fast runs, as each of his solos threatens to rip the listener a new you know what, and he certainly proves he has chops to burn, but he is inventive and also economical in this regard.
February 17th, 2008
Writer: Ruben Mosqueda
Dallas Perkins is a So Cal based musician whose specialty is modern melodic rock with soulful hooks and driving guitars. On his Unbecoming EP, Dallas throws four of his best shots at the listener. The result is an enthusiastic, potent rocking affair that made me wonder why this guy hasn't been signed to a major independent label. Perkins can shred, but he doesn't over play. He shows the power of restraint and that proves to be just as much of an asset as his talent on guitar. His lyrics are thought-provoking; you'll become riveted to the music as you hang on each and every word.