“Plodding basslines lay a solid foundation for muscular riffs to build up a head of steam from which singer-guitarist Ryan Gombeski draws from to power his focused and earnest delivery”
"Every melody slides off a cliff face, and every word is sung as though through a knife wound to the chest." -
“Soaring vocals, hooks and anthemic choruses. Take to the Oars have nailed a classic formula and, rest assured, will go far with their outstanding album “American Volume”.”
“I fell in love with everything about this album the second I heard it.”
“Top to bottom superior modern rock songs that embrace the freedom of being a musician while still appeasing the masses with heartfelt, contagious, songcraftsmanship.”
“The debut album from Take to the Oars, American Volume, combines eloquent tight-knit songwriting and lyrics so raw I experienced a catharsis in my personal life over the course of their nine-track album" - Colorado Music Buzz”
“However you describe it, I like this record a lot. The songs on American Volume carry a raw and honest sense of melancholy, and a good diversity of sound.”
"Answers" their first single off there new album entitled American Volume, is dark yet beautiful, and melancholy. It Starts Out strong with a full guitar sound and soft, but urgent vocals. Than in some sections the guitar drops out completely to let the bass line shine.