“Reluctant Hero is an alternative rock band from California and their E.P. “All As One” is here to show what California is all about. Just released this year (2013), the album is putting Reluctant Hero on the map. ... Overall this entire album is fantastic. Considering Reluctant Hero is still an independent band this album is very well produced and the structure these musicians put to their songs is phenomenal. I definitely think everyone need to look into this hidden gem. Reluctant Hero will surely skyrocket very soon.”
“If the fine folks over at Merriam-Webster were to cross paths with Reluctant Hero’s latest release, All as One, they would undoubtedly be compelled to redefine the meaning of EP as shorthand for “epic.” And epic it is. All as One is a perfect amalgamation of Tyler Brown’s soaring vocals with the searing yet melodic guitars of Gavin Morse and Marty Nevarez and Jacob Mendez’s throbbing bass lines — all held together tightly by Daniel Yakobchuk’s dexterous drumming. As powerful as this record is, however, it is far from lacking in dynamic range, and could serve as the soundtrack to a Bruce Lee fight scene just as easily as teenage heartbreak. What stands out most, however, is a consistently positive message promoting the strength and will to stay on top, which is exactly where Reluctant Hero is headed.”
"Reluctant Hero issue a bold mission statement in the chorus of “All as One,” the title track of their new EP. The Ventura band has been through the rock ’n’ roll wars — working through lineup changes, battling disbelievers — and the new CD is packed with powerful words about perseverance."
“WOW! These guys are amazing!! The sound is so unique & the lyrics touch my heart, I know this band will be around forever.”
“...played last year’s Warped Tour in Ventura, and is back in the running for this year’s. By Brown’s estimation, the sound is 85 percent rock and 15 percent screamo or “heavier stuff,” and their approach to promotion is 100 percent DIY. They are currently recording an EP and recently landed a deal with the Milk Rocks campaign, where they’ve joined the ranks of The Duke Spirit, The 88 and local up-and-comer Britney Christian”