Former Tate Music Group recording artists Jon Edwards, Sean Rizzo and Clint Sawyer began a new project focused on creating
progressive, but accessible hard rock music, fueled by all of their influences. Their music contains elements of rock, metal,
blues, punk, and everything in between. Finally, the brooding vocals of Dale Garris were added to the mix, which can range
anywhere from a deafening growl to soaring highs. Their lyrics are deep and meaningful, while at the same time ambiguous
enough to have a personal meaning to all who listen to it. Based out of Branson Missouri, Criterion is trying to get out of an area
where the music scene is non-existent to eventually tour the country.