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Band
The Commander In Chief
Title
Battle for the Mind
Type
LP/EP
Company
Independent
YOR
2010
Style
Hard Rock
11/28/2010 12:06:49 PM - Review by: Ben McCraw
Battle for the Mind is a six song EP from the seven-string guitar wielding singer/songwriter Commander In Chief. A perfect balance of technique and songwriting, every song has a catchy melody and great guitar work. Great Expectations was my personal favorite, with its wild solo and riff-driven chorus. The title track in particular showcases CIC's singing ability, while an adrenaline-fueled cover of Paranoid excites. This is an extremely well rounded and focused effort that will likely appeal to fans of rock, metal, and instrumental.--Hail to the Chief!!
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    4.5 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Battle for the Mind
2010
Independent
Ben McCraw11/28/2010
4.5

ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF
INTERVIEW INTERVIEWER DATE TAGLINE
The Commander In ChiefBen McCraw1/14/2011

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