"House of Cards takes a stand against the bland, overproduced, Top 40 type radio airplay that has been lulling the unwashed masses into a coma for far too long... There's an intelligence and sophistication that's present on almost every song, with an underlying ska rhythm that is simply hypnotic... an album you're likely to keep on repeat to catch all the nuances... this is one House of Cards that won't be blown down very easily."
"...a certain storyteller feel here...thematically similar to the Joe’s Garage saga of Frank Zappa. The talent of the band ensures that all can appreciate the story that is told...they have the talent and skill together to make for something that is absolutely earthy-shattering."
"...entertainment at its finest. They come to you with full force... a psychedelic mix of jazzy funk and rock... takes you back to the days of “Tommy” by The Who. They have poured their hearts into every song and it spills into your ears and leaves a taste of candy in your mouth." "...a party that does not relent until the very last note has been played. There is a feeling of angst, power and foreboding that pulses to the rhythm and races through your veins. Vocally the singer draws you in and leaves you hypnotized. I like the world they have created and I’m happy to relive it over and over." "SIXSTEP is a revolutionary band... highs and lows that feed your emotions and leaves you breathless." "These guys rock! They are bringing positive vibes with a groovy sense of humor."
"House Of Cards...a subversive allegory on pop music and where the world is going... sparkling with great guitar licks and lyrics... a very enthusiastic thumbs up!"
"...many different musical soundscapes reminiscent of such classic acts like Wild Cherry, Steely Dan, Dave Matthews Band, and even Paul McCartney and Wings, Lenny Kravitz and Rare Earth. The music itself is an impressive blend of Classic Rock, Psychedelic Funk, R&B, and Fusion. You definitely get an unmistakable guitar driven Psychedelic Rock vibe from the catalogue which all the Flower Children will die for. I get the impression Al Rahn and company are having a lot of fun just letting it all hang out via these songs." "This 11 song line up has a feel good groove to it and a musical personality that shines on like a priceless gem. The CD and music is highly original, and quite progressive and dynamic... this CD has something for just about everyone." "House of Cards from SIXSTEP is a barn-burner of a release."
"SIXSTEP has a bite to it... a free fall of jazz/rock hybrid sounds... interesting and peculiar... carries the listener to a deep trance of mystery..." "...a great party band. Fans of The Dirty Heads, Here Come the Mummies and even Oingo Boingo will find something they like."