Lovewar is a three piece melodic hard rock band very much in the vein of Extreme, with hints of Mr. Big, King's X, Galactic Cowboys, and eventual label-mates, Guardian, thrown into the mix. Tight vocal harmonies, big, guitar hooks, intricate bass rhythms, and strong song crafting are the key elements of this band, with catchy melodies sticking in your head for days and insightful lyrics requiring a degree of thought.
The truth is actually that this is Prog Metal and Guardian-like with big hooks and serious guitar chops. It's clean. It's fun. It's Prog Metal at it's finest with a great mix of metal, funk, jazz, grove and fusion with lots of starts, stops and time changes but with a little bit more flash and pop that on a King's X album. The guitars are crunchy and precise, the bass is dominant and THICK and almost worth the price of admission if not for the talent of the rest of the band. The drums are a great mix of jazz and funk, and the lead vocals and harmonies are very catchy. Overall the songs are very well put together tight and infectious.
Tim Bushong claims to have been influenced by popular writers like Francis Schaeffer and CS Lewis. No wonder lyrically, soak your brain displays more interest in apologetics (the defense of the doctrine) than do most records.