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Appetite for Destruction
Average Customer Review: 4.68 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (25 October, 1990)
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A glimpse of the future, and not because of its huge influence and umpteen million sales. The poor-little-rich-boy protest "Out ta Get Me" intimates that Axl Rose's egotism and martyr complex were soon to grow bigger than his head; still, Appetite's night-train wreck of punk and metal sounds and sensibilities make it more than just an emblem of its time. Whether GN'R are dancing with Mr. Brownstone, penning a callow kiss-off letter to some chick named Michelle, or passing out on somebody else's sofa, this was and remains a savage journey to the heart of the American--or at least the Hollywood--dream. --Rickey Wright ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best heavy metal albums of all time
The significance of this album is unquestionable. This was the 80s metal album that united those who liked hair metal (Poison, Warrant, etc), and thrash metal (Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slayer). It's an excellent mix of blues, hard rock, attitude and machismo.
Guns N Roses were one of the most essential and important bands of the 1980s. Axl Rose's aggressive and shrieking vocals were very adequate (despite the fact that he burned out too quickly and cheated his fans), and Slash's blistering guitar solos are amazing, and he's certainly one of the best guitarists ever. "Welcome to the Jungle," "Sweet Child O'Mine," "Paradise City," and "Mr. Brownstone," are already rock radio classics that still sound juts as awesome today as they did back in 1987. You can still feel the power of the band in those songs, and for other songs on this album like "Night Train," "Out To get me," and "Rocket Queen." What a great album. I listened to this all the time when I was 6 when I'd steal my Dad's tape of it, until my parents took it away from it because of all the 'dirty words' on it. It is one of the most essential albums of all time, especially in such an era like the late 80s where bad music was just as normal as apple pie.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best rock album of all time
Everythings been sauid about this album, but check out this guys post:

Yo hip-hoppa's, how ya'll be?? You know, just like everyone, when I turn on the radio, I wanna hear nu rock, nu metal and hip hopp!! Yet all I keep hearing is dumb old bands that have NO prupose now and have never had any purpose at any point in their careers actually!! Why is the airwaves clogged up with this junk anyway?? "Welcome To The Jungle" has a horrible riff, dumb lyrics, and is the theme song for the Cincinnati Bengals, the wrost football team ever!! "Sweet Child Ov Mine" is a cheesy toon about remembering childhood, "Mr. Brownstone" is about a cooky neighbor, and "Paradise City" goes on for about 6 minutes too long!! Enough with all the annoiyng guitar solos, their sooo annoying!! Axl also has the most whiny voice ever. Plus the bass playa sounds like he's just tapping his bottom string and not playing, listen to the intro of "It's So Easy" and ya'll see whut I be meanin'!!! For good music, look to bands like Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Disturbed, KoRn, Bubba Sparxx, Eminem, Puff Daddy, Puddle Of Mudd, Seether, Saliva, Nickleback, Drowning Pool and the new talent like Clay Aiken and Smile Empty Soul :]!! Skip this WASTE of plastic!!! Peace out G'N R dudes....

First, DO NOT take this f*g seriously. He doesn't like guitar solos, and he listens to Eminem. Paradise City is the second best song on the album, and in no way is it to long. remember, most of the 2nd half is the outro solo, which, by teh way, is AMAZING. Second, if anyone's familiar with music here, you'll know that Bass is to support the band. To add bottom. Limp bIzkit and Linkin Parks bassists are 10 times worst than Duff (bassist for GNR) Plus, the intro to It's So Easy is played on the guitar you dumbass. it sounds like the bass, but it's not. Third, Mr. Brownstone is about the bands drug addictions, not some cooky neighbor.
This guy is obviosly a p*ssy a*s teen who doesn't appreciate real music. I mean come on, look what he said: " You know, just like everyone, when I turn on the radio, I wanna hear nu rock, nu metal and hip hopp." This guy doesn't appreciate rock n roll, so he has no buisness posting a review about music he hates. i think all Gnr fans should go post crappy reviews for nu bands liek Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit. I think i speak for all true rock fans, when i say that Appetite For Destrucion is a CD of true talent, and is, in my opinion, the greatest rock album out there. Long live GNR (the originals atleast!)

5-0 out of 5 stars Appetite for Amazement
"Appetite for Destruction" is a CD in a league of it's own. It surpasses "Led Zeppelin IV" and "Back in Black" by far. It is the best CD's ever by one of the best bands ever. Guns N' Roses came into the spectrum at the height of hair metal band faz. Such as Def Leppard, Poison, and Motley Crue were all the rage. Not that these bands don't rock, it's just that GN'R does so much better at it than them. This CD is the third best selling rock CD in the nation (behind the 2 earlier mentioned), and it is hard to see why it isn't numero uno. It definitely is in my book.

First off, there is Saul Hudson (Slash) on lead guitar. The best guitarist of all time. He has his own distinct style and has the speed to keep up with Eddie Van Halen and Toni Iommi. Although he has had his problems with drugs (he was clinically dead for over 30 seconds), what Rock-star hasn't. Next there is the amazing frontman Axl Rose (Bill Baily). That is simply all you have to say about Axl. Amazing. Although he doesn't have the best voice in the buisness, he makes up for it in stage presence and attitude. He has to be one of the best frontmen of all time. While the other members of the band aren't as prominent as Axl and Slash, they still deserve to be mentioned. Izzy Stradlin (Jeffrey Isabel) on rythym guitar. Steven Adler on Drums. And Michael "Duff" Mckaegen.

These songs were instant classics. Who can resist that opening to "Welcome to the Jungle." Or the emotion behind "Sweet Child of Mine," (plus the best guitar solos ever). This debut CD for the band was all about their lives, the good and the bad. Such tracks as "Mr. Brownstone," "Paradise City," and "Rocket Queen," have obvious drug and partying references behind them, and rock just much as they should.

This is the CD that spawned millions of fan-clubs and websites all about the band. It is one of the essential rock CD's to have and of course I recomend it. ... Read more

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...And Justice For All
Average Customer Review: 4.59 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (25 October, 1990)
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This record has so much good material that it's a shame the production is so shoddy. Songwise, this is probably Metallica's most sophisticated album, exploring the theme of justice and perversions thereof with a vengeance. "One" is one of their best songs ever, building from a slow, edgy beginning into effortless overdrive. The title track is excellent and never boring, despite clocking in at more than nine minutes. It's the epic of the album, but all of the songs are long, displaying impressive chops and songwriting. Metallica took a commercial turn after ...And Justice for All, and it's interesting to speculate on what would have happened to their music had they continued in the direction suggested by this album. --Genevieve Williams ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars bad production stops this masterpiece cold
This album tried to take 1986's Master of Puppets one step further by looking at our corrupt justice system and other typical Heavy Metal topics: Insanity, rebellion...etc. And Metallica, considered by many (not me) to be the best band ever, comes out swinging. "Blackened" in Battery revisited, with scorching guitars and classic Metallica arrangment. However, once you get past the speed at which this album starts out, you notice one thing (well, at least I did) There's no bass. I pumped the bass up to the max on my stereo and still I couldn't hear anything, save for the occasional weak bass trying to work its way into the riffs every once in awhile. The result is that a lot of the songs, though well arranged, come off sounding thin and watery, without the punch that good bass brings to a song. I honestly don't know if Jason Newsted even showed up to the recordings. The production is crap, and it's a shame becuase it ruined whatever hopes this album had to be "best ever" status. Still, "Justice" does boast songs like "One" and "Dyer's Eve", great Metallica and a great effort. Buy this album, and just pretend there is some bass :)

5-0 out of 5 stars Metallica's most elaborate, experimental, & angry work.
Despite the poor production on And Justice for All, this stands out as Metallica's most complex album, and my personal favorite from the band. Most of the songs on And Justice for All are extremely long, but thats certainly not a bad thing when when you're dealing with Metallica. All the songs go through elaborate stages, changing up the tempo & mood constantly. It's very impressive just to sit back & listen to. Whether they're playing speed-metal, pounding you with some slow steady riffs, throwing in some acoustic parts, or going off on a classic, thrashy guitar solo, its all done very well on And Justice for All. This album has an epic vibe to it, and it has two of the best songs ever written by the band. There's "One" or course, widely considered to be the bands best song, and then there's "To Live is to Die", an emotional instrumental tribute to Cliff Burton. That song is simply breathtaking. The rest of the album is outstanding as well. James's lyrics on this album are the most meaningful he's ever written, shouting out against various injustices concerning the government. This is also the band's most passionate & angry album as well, as they vent from pain & sorrow of losing their close friend & bass player Cliff Burton. While Master of Puppets overall may be considered Metallica's best album, personally I like And Justice for All more because of its raw & angry sound. Its much less polished than Master of Puppets & plus its has "One" & "To Live is to Die" which are my two favorite Metallica songs. So you can complain about the poor production & nearly inaudible bass on And Justice for All, but Metallica fans cannot deny that the actual music on the album is among the band's most experimental, progressive, & best work.

4-0 out of 5 stars 4.5 *
1. Blackened 5/5
2. ...And Justice for All 6/5
3. Eye of the Beholder 4/5
4. One 100/5
5. Shortest Straw 3/5
6. Harvester of Sorrow 3/5
7. Frayed Ends of Sanity 4/5
8. To Live Is to Die 4.9/5 too long
9. Dyers Eve 4/5

almost every song starts off the same way, but other than that, a very good album.

if you want to download this cd...go to winMX.com ... Read more

Asin: B000002H6C


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Operation: Mindcrime
Average Customer Review: 4.81 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (25 October, 1990)
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Long dubbed "the thinking man's metal band," Queensryche have always been difficult to classify; somewhere between Iron Maiden and Pink Floyd. Mindcrime was their breakthrough album, garnering the band commercial and critical success. Arguably their best release, this is a complex, ambitious effort, with top-notch music and a complicated storyline (a disillusioned fortune hunter of the Reagan era joins an underground movement to assassinate political scumbags) that flows smoothly from start to finish. The combination of experimental, progressive music with shorter, more radio-friendly songs works well, and enabled the band to release singles from the album while keeping the story intact. These shorter songs provide the album's most exciting moments; "Revolution Calling," "Eyes of a Stranger," and "I Don't Believe in Love" are some of the best metal songs out there. --Genevieve Williams ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The best album I've ever heard.
In 1988, Queensryche was at the forefront of progressive metal, a genre which they helped create. Their masterpiece Operation: Mindcrime remains to this day not only the best prog metal album ever, but, in my opinion, the best album ever.

The album tells the story of a man who buys into government and religious conspiracies. He becomes a pawn of an extreme left-wing terrorist organization and begins murdering high profile religious and political leaders. He eventually tries to leave this whacko organization, but they kill his lover--a nun--and he ends up in a mental institution. The story starts there as he tells the listener how he arrived at that point.

A good story, but it is the music that makes this dark story of murder, betrayal and love so great. Queensryche, helped by the best vocalist rock has ever seen in Geoff Tate, paints a pretty good picture for the listener. Some songs are just dark rockers, like "Operation: Mindcrime", "Speak" and "Spreading the Disease". But then you have moody songs that slowly build until they explode with fury like "The Mission" and the epic "Suite Sister Mary". That's not all Operation: Mindcrime has to offer, though. There is also the trio of radio friendly rockers "Breaking the Silence", "I Don't Believe in Love" and "Eyes of a Stranger".

This is a great album.

For those of you unfamiliar with Queensryche's sound, they're Iron Maiden meets Pink Floyd.

5-0 out of 5 stars Probably the best album - ever
lthough I've already reviewed this, I wanted to re-review it because I felt the last one didn't do it justice. This is album is quite possibly the best I've ever heard. Queensryche must have known when they were making this that they would never reach this height again. Anybody who has heard this album time and time again will know what I mean. Every moment - every note played, every word sung, every drum hit is just perfect.

Goeff Tate's voice is one of the best there is. He hits high notes with such passion and emotion that you feel it inside. Michael Wilton and Chris DeGarmo may not be the most technical of guitarists, but they play leads with extreme care and caution and they write some amazing music on this album. Eddie Jackson is a very solid bass player and has a promenent style that doesn't just follow the guitars and Scott Rockenfield is a great drummer.

The album is also telling a story. The main character is Nikki, who is a nobody. He gets picked up by a mad Doctor called Dr X who uses people to plan a revolution and murder Senators and hooks them on drugs. Nikki also meets Mary, who he falls in love with. I'll leave the rest for you. The story is kind of a downward spiral, and especially near the end of the album it is very emotional. What's even better is that once you know the story and what part of it the different songs are telling, images fill your head when you're listening as if I if you were imagining it as a film. No other album does that to me.

All in all there are no fillers - every song stands out. My particular favourites are Revolution Calling with an excellent chorus, Electric Requiem and Breaking The Silence for the emotion, and the closer Eyes Of A Stranger which is one of the best album closers I've ever heard. But like I said, all the songs rock. One reviewer even went as far as to say that "there is only one song - it just changes pace and tone".

Although its brilliance may not be immediately apparent, it will not take long for you to recognise how good it is. I cannot recommend it enough, and I can honestly say that it is the best album in my collection. If I was stuck on a desert island with only one CD, it would be this.

5-0 out of 5 stars Among the greatest albums ever made
Operation Mindcrime continues to be my favorite album of all time. I discovered this album in 1990 and it continues to stand the test of time. I was blown away by the story, intensity and music. Everything is near perfect and loved the little audio clips between songs to progress the story.

Another reason why this album is great is even though this album was written in 1988, the political overtones of the album still apply today - 16 years later. ... Read more

Asin: B000002UEB


Badmotorfinger
Average Customer Review: 4.64 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (08 October, 1991)
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4-0 out of 5 stars the first CD i ever had
When I was 9, my family finally got with the times and got a CD player and the very first CD I got (and listened to) was Soundgarden's Badmotorfinger. I almost played this album out and to this day (9 years later) I still love it. From the dual guitars in "Rusty Cage" to the dreary "New Damage," this was a definitive album for Soundgarden, and it was on this album that their craft of Black Sabbath-like drudgery and Led Zeppelin-influenced sophistication (with a hint of Rush-like odd time signatures). My favorites on this album were always "Outshined," "Slaves & Bulldozers," "Jesus Christ Pose," "Searching w/ My Good Eye Closed," "Room 1000 Years Wide," and "New Damage." With Chris Cornell belting out heavy high-pitched lyrics of pure angst, with the amazing guitar solos of Kim Thayil, and the awesome rhythm section of Ben Shepard and Matt Cameron (now of Pearl Jam), Badmotorfinger is a definitive album by Soundgarden, although they would get better on their final 2 efforts.

4-0 out of 5 stars not for the squeamish
soundgarden are one of the pinnacle bands of the nineties and this album is one amazing trip. an album that is one of the heaviest, noisy gems to sludge its way out of seattle. part sabbath and part zepplin lead to amazing riffs from my least favorite soundgarden member in kim thayil. matt cameron, now in pearl jam, is always a monster drummer especially on songs like jesus christ pose. just listen to the drums. amazing. ben shepard is one amazing grooving bass player. songs like slaves and bulldozers and room 1,000 years wide are where he shines (and two of my favorite songs)
chris cornell's voice is an instrument and he pushes his voice to the limit, sometimes screaming and wailing while other times holding back to let the music do the talking. there are many influences here from metal (in songs like searching with my good eye closed) and punk (in songs like face pollution and drawing flies) the music is complex and can be epic or can be simple. we all know songs like outshined and rusty cage but there is so much more to this album. soundgarden were unique and this album is diverse and briliant. words never truly cpature the greatness. some albums must be felt in order to experience the greatness. this is such an album.

5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible Album....Huge Inspiration
i bought this CD long before i even owned a CD player ... Read more

Asin: B000002GK1
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Nevermind
Average Customer Review: 4.21 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (24 September, 1991)
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If Nevermind's sound is familiar now, it's only because thousands of rock records that followed itwere trying very hard to cop its style. It tears out of the speakers like a cannonball, from the punk-turbo-charged riff of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" onward, magnifying and distilling the wounded rage of 15 years of the rock underground into a single impassioned roar. Few albums have occupied the cultural consciousness like this one; of its 12 songs, roughly 10 are now standards. The record's historical weight can make it hard to hear now with fresh ears, but the monumental urgency of Kurt Cobain's screams is still shocking. --Douglas Wolk ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Never Mind is Right
Nirvana is a band which arrived at the perfect time. Selling their wares of teen angst and alienation, they appealed to a wide audience of disaffected Generation Xers. They were a group that played simple and catchy semi-punk rock songs and ultimately made it big. Despite this, I do not dislike Nirvana, but when people start talking about them in the same vein as Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, and other great musicians, I have to laugh. Kurt Cobain was a troubled artist and his lyrics come out honestly and forcefully. But the music itself does not measure up to the all-time rock and roll greats. In one of his songs, Kurt sings, "I'm worse at what I do best and for this gift I feel blessed, I found it hard to find, oh well, whatever, never mind." This lyric as well as the album cover are the band's way of revealing that they sold out to appeal to a broader audience. And make no mistake about it, Nevermind is a sell-out album. Although only subtly dishonest, it is abundantly clear that Nevermind was a slick con-job perpetrated by a band that needed to cash in on the grunge trend. I give it 2.5 stars.

5-0 out of 5 stars Maybe even underated perhaps?
'Nevermind' let down no-one, their fans and newly converted alike appetites had been whetted by "Smells Like Teen Spirit", anthem for a blank generation, for all the people who'd given up before they had started. Kurt Cobain had condensed the collective frustration/despair/apathy into a slice of pop genious not witnessed sinced the Sex Pistols heyday. "Come As You Are" is another piece of semi-acoustic bruised beauty while "Territorial Pissings" is as extreme as the record goes. Most of the other tracks lay somewhere inbetween, Cobain never letting the intensity level down for a minute, whether on the deceptively breezy "In Bloom" or the stinging "Breed". For a three peice, the group made one hell of a racket, but it was a racket which was never less than 100% focused, the Dave Grohl/Chris Novoselic rhythmic powerhouse underpinning every track with diamond-edged precision.

It's fair to say that 'Nevermind' literally changed the face of music, a crushing new sound for all types of music fans to celebrate. A pivotal record for a pivotal group.

If somehow you don't own this record, go out and spend some extremely worthwile cash!

1-0 out of 5 stars I've never listened to this album, but...
A friend of bought this album four months ago after repeatedly reading how utterly fantastic it was,how it was probably the greatest album ever. Today he uses it as a coaster for cups of coffee. ... Read more

Asin: B000003TA4


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Dirt
Average Customer Review: 4.74 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (29 September, 1992)
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Alice in Chains were initially tagged with the "grunge" moniker, when in fact their haunting, ponderous sound was far closer to the progressive rock of Queensryche. Their second album, Dirt, is a moody, portentous affair, filled with occasionally inspired riffing from guitarist Jerry Cantrell and hair-tossed wailing from singer Layne Staley. Perhaps the band got lumped in with Generation X because their lyrics focused upon depression, death, and drugs. Certainly, titles such as "Down in a Hole," "Junkhead," and "Hate to Feel" didn't leave much room for doubt as to Cantrell's perspective. The quartet did have a slightly lighter, almost poppy side to them, though, as "God Smack" and "Hate to Feel" indicate. Ultimately, Dirt is classic angst rock. --Everett True ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars An Essential Rock Release
1992 was a great year in music. Dream Theater had "Awake". Stone Temple Pilots debuted with "Core". Megadeth changed things up with "Countdown to Extinction". And maybe most importantly, Alice in Chains hit it globally with "DIRT". This is truly a great album... an easy top 5 pick of mine from the entire 90's decade. It captures all the raw tormented emotions of Staley and Cantrell. More or less, the heroin-addicted Staley, with Cantrell playing his demonic chords in the background. Mike Starr continues his wizardry on bass, as Sean Kinney plays an often times complex drum kit. Lyrics are dark & twisted (death, depression & drugs dominate)... would you be expecting something else? But from these tortured souls come brilliance. I put "DIRT" up there with those other manditory/legendary rock & roll releases like Deep Purple's "Machine Head", Aerosmith's "Rocks", Boston's 1976 debut, Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" or "Dark Side Of The Moon", STP's "Core", Kiss' "Alive!", Van Halen's 1978 dubut, etc. With the exception of maybe Aerosmith's "Rocks", never have I heard 6 songs put together back to back on an album before that were just incredible. Listen to the start of the cd; "Them Bones", "Dam that River", "Rain When I Die", "Down in a "Hole", "Sick Man" & "Rooster". All classic "Alice"! Throw in "Angry Chair" and "Would?" and this is practically a 'Greatest Hits' package. While Alice In Chains will forever be lumped in the Seattle 'Grunge' category with Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam... AIC remains the heaviest of the bunch. "DIRT" remains essential and timeless... and AIC will always be one of the most original rock & roll outfits in a world full of cheap imitations. Rest in peace Layne and hopefully good things will come to Mike, Sean & Jerry in the years to come.

5-0 out of 5 stars Dark. Haunting. Beautiful.
From the second that the jarring guitars and drums hit you in the first track, the brilliant, anguished "Them Bones", you get a good idea of what you're in for when you listen to this CD: a dark, heavy, unpretty view on the life of someone in their own private hell. And that's what makes it such a great album.

After the success of "Facelift", the late Layne Staley and company knew they had to work hard to create a worthy follow-up. And so they did. Sadly, Layne was struggling with a crippling drug addiction (which, unfortunately, would go on to claim his life). Thus the theme of the album: despair, depression, anger, etc. Some standout tracks include "Them Bones", "Dam That River" (which has a great riff), "Rain When I Die", "Sickman", "Rooster", "God Smack" (which inspired another great band's name), and "Would?" (which, IMHO, is a brilliant song).

Alice In Chains was a great band, and Layne's legacy will live on through their music. Rest in peace, Layne, and thanks for everything.

5-0 out of 5 stars brilliant
dirt was one of the best alternative rock albums from this great band from seattle and was one of the most succesful grunge albums ever along with ten by pj and superunknown by soundgarden and nevermind by nirvana.this album was succesful due to the presence of classics like them bones,rain when i die,rooster and the titanic down in a hole.go and buy this great cd.very very highly recommended. ... Read more

Asin: B0000028M7


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Sound of White Noise
Average Customer Review: 4.65 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (10 March, 1998)
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4-0 out of 5 stars One of their best albums
Sound Of White Noise is Anthrax's first album with former Armored Saint vocalist John Bush. This was also their first album released after thrash metal hit the mainstream with the release of Metallica's Black Album. Although grunge was in full swing in 1993, real metal bands like Megadeth, Metallica, and Anthrax actually had their biggest successes. In fact, this would be Anthrax's only album to make the Top Ten debuting at No. 7. However, while Metallica and Megadeth toned down their music at this time, Anthrax were getting heavier. While previous vocalist Joey Belladonna had a higher voice that at times didn't gel with their heavier material, Bush's voice was stronger and rougher which gave them a heavier sound. His presence also put the band's flirtation with rap music to rest and as shown here they became a better band.

Most of the tracks here are great and a few of them rank with their best work. The opening track "Potter's Field" is one of their most developed tracks, starting out with a slow grinding riff before gaining momentum during the choruses. The tracks "Invisible", "100 Points Of Hate", and "Burst" are among their heaviest songs and are highlighted by the monstrous drumming of Charlie Benante. The melodic "Black Lodge" is a great track featuring Bush's more understated vocals. The best tracks here are on the album's first half. "Only", "Room For One More", and especially "Hy Pro Glo" are all among their best work and are carried by Bush's mean vocals and Scott Ian and Dan Spitz's killer riffs. The remaining tracks "Packaged Rebellion" and "This Is Not An Exit" are also very good. This is certainly among their best work, probably their best next to Among The Living. It's certainly their best album with John Bush. Definitely worth checking out.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Solid
Sound of White Noise brought a big change in Anthrax. Gone Joey Belladonna and enter new singer John Bush. He`s actually pretty good. I`m glad Anthrax did not try to find a Belladonna clone. His voice his deeper which brings more toughness to the group. Even though I still prefer Belladonna, Bush does a good job at the vocals. Now for the music, I have heard some good and some bad reviews about this album. So I decided to give it a chance and try to judge it objectively. I was amazingly surprised. This cd contains some of the best songs ever written by Anthrax such as ONLY, Hy Pro Glo, and Pottersfield. But even though some might disagree my favorite song on this album is the final one: This is not an exit. This track is pure thrash metal power from start to finish. Incredible thunderous riffs which automatically gets my head banging. I don`t know if this album is better or as good as Among the Living but it`s sure a hell of good a ride from start to finish.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sound of White f**kin noise!
I'll start by saying that this is my first Anthrax album. I decided to give them a go after hearing (and liking) the song madhouse off the spreading the disease. I didn't know when I bought this that it was a different singer, but I don't care because john bush has a great voice. I haven't heard much of the previous singer Joey's voice so I'm not gonna compare the two.
Anyway, this is a great album. The vocals are great, the drumming shines in certain parts of the songs and although most of the riffs aren't that complex the guitars still kick ass and the solos are great.
My personal favorite tracks are Only (the best song on the album IMO) , Room for One More, Hy Pro Glo, Packaged Rebellion, Invisible, This is not an Exit - hell they're all good. The song Black Lodge gave the album more variety and showed a bit more of the band's versatility.
Overall, this is a great album, it doesn't compare to reign in blood or master of puppets, but like those albums this is one of those cds that you can listen to all the way through and enjoy it all. ... Read more

Asin: B0000087XX
Sales Rank: 230446
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Far Beyond Driven
Average Customer Review: 4.35 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (22 March, 1994)
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For Pantera, rage flows like water from a faucet. Far Beyond Driven vents the band's animosity in a maelstrom of hateful harangues fueled by thunderous drumbeats, piercing guitar noise, and raw-throated vocals.--Jon Wiederhorn ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Pantera are STRONGER THAN ALL!!!
This is not only Pantera heaviest and best outing, but it was the first ever heavy metal album to ever debut at No.1 on the billboard charts back in 1994. It's hard to believe but Pantera were the first real heavy band to ever do that .

The hyperspeed opener Strength Beyond Strength is an awesome song packed with lightning fast drums, insane guitar riffs, and Phil Anselmo screaming in absolute rage. Dimebag Darrell also rips out one of his best solos ever in that song. Becoming contains some good double bass work from Vinnie Paul, and some good riffs too. 5 Minutes Alone and I'm Broken continue the non stop heaviness. Good Freinds And A Bottle Of Pills has bassist Rex Brown just ripping up his bass. Hard Lines And Sunken Cheeks is another good song with neat tempo changes and another good solo from Darrell. Slaughtered has the death metal feel, in which Phil growls in. 25 Years, Shedding Skin keep the album in a tight pace, while Use My Third Arm is an all out assault of raging blastbeasts, freinzied riffs and more of Phil's raging vocals. Throes Of Rejection has a good bass intro from Rex, and a good solo from Darrell. After 11 tracks of pure hate, rage, and adrenaline, the boys tuck everybody in with a cover of Black Sabbath's Planet Caravan. As far as this entire album goes, you want heavy, THIS IS HEAVY!

5-0 out of 5 stars Inspiring Riffs
I was greatly inspired by this CD to start playing the guitar. The riffs are amazing. I don't think I've ever heard a better metal guitarist than Dimebag. Pantera isn't even my favorite band (Slipknot is, but Pantera is definitely up there). Anyone who says this CD has no talent should slit their wrists and die! Definitely my personal favorite Pantera album. Buy It, you won't be dissapointed!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Follow Up To Vulgar Display Of Power
Far Beyond Driven is the perfect follow up to Vulgar Display Of Power. This album was much more on the aggressive, and heavier side of Pantera while Vulgar Display Of Power was the album that had pantera perfect there sound and musicianship. Vulgar Display Of Power is known as pantera's finest hour and the best record that they made selling nearly 2 million records. Many fans of pantera were not sure if pantera could make another record that could match up to Vulgar's success, and intensity. Far Beyond Driven matched Vulgar Display Of Power's success, intensity, and more. With such ear shattering songs as "5 Minutes Alone", "I'm Broken", "Shedding Skin", "Slaughtered", and "Thornes Of Rejection" this album definately matches up to Vulgar Display Of Power. If you don't have this album in your cd collection. Get off your lazy butt, get some money and go out and get Pantera's Far Beyond Driven. You will not be dissappointed with this masterpiece. ... Read more

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Deliverance
Average Customer Review: 4.31 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (27 September, 1994)
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Deliverance evokes the sounds of a kinder, gentler era of heavy rock, a time before there was moshing. In those days, if you wanted to end up prone on a crowded coliseum floor and get stomped on, you just drank and smoked until you passed out where you stood. With this record Corrosion of Conformity, one of the most influential and caustic punk bands of the mid-'80s, make a dramatic shift toward groovy, Southern-fried metal á la Lynyrd Skynyrd, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, and ZZ Top, and they do it quite convincingly. Fans of their previous releases may not think that's a good thing, but this album might snare a whole new crowd of devotees. --Adem Tepedelen ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Corrosion of Conformity Stands As A Benchmark
Just like another reviewer, COC's "Deliverance" album was the first COC album I got my hands on years ago. It was given to me by a friend who was into all sorts of hard music. The music overall is very groove driven, but has all sorts of tempos ranging from relaxed to frenetic. Pepper Keenan's guitar and vocal skills are great, and I hope he keeps producing COC albums once finished working with Phil Anselmo on Down's various works. Some people like to classify COC as 'stoner metal', but I just like to think of them as good ol' rock n' roll with both heavy and southern influences. 'Clean My Wounds', 'Broken Man', and 'Pearls Before Swine' will always be some of my favorites, but by far my most favorite on the album is 'Senor Limpio'. As a whole, the album is fantastic and I just love to throw this in when I'm in the mood for something to rock the house but not too fast or crazy to give me a headache. I highly recommend this to fans of Metallica and Down (considering Pepper Keenan does the main guitar work for Down so the riffs sound very similar). Check this out and enjoy!

5-0 out of 5 stars An overlooked underrated classic
When I first started listening to C.O.C. a few years back "Deliverance" was the album that introduced me to them. And what an introduction it was, six years later and this is still one of my all time favorite albums. "Albatross" (which I just found out the other day that a music video was made for it) and "Clean My Wounds" are catchy and simplistic, but are undeniably heavy and remain live staples for C.O.C. today, while acoustic instrumentals "Without Wings" and "Mano de Mono" add an emotional impact to the album. "Seven Days" is my all time favorite C.O.C. song though, the lyrics are tied into the crucifixion of Christ and the guitar harmonies are really pulled off well and has a solo nearly reminiscent of Slayer. "My Grain", "Senor Limpio", "Broken Man", and the title track are favorites of mine as well, and "Deliverance" is rounded out as my favorite C.O.C. album with "Wiseblood" a close second. If you have never listened to C.O.C. before but you like Pantera or the Down albums then any C.O.C. album is recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars A long-forgotten gem
I was looking for music to review for amazon recently and one of the cds I came across was Corrosion of Conformity's "Deliverance". I bought this cd back in '95 or '96. It was awhile after the album was released. I bought it because I loved the song "Clean My Wounds". I'm not a big metal fan but I fell in love with the song almost immediately. It was nothing like the metal music I was exposed to back in the '80s and early '90s. CoC's music. The music is melodic and heavy enough for both genders to enjoy. I was really moved by the acoustic instrumentals "Without Wings" (my personal favorite of the two instrumentals) and "Mano de Mono". I was also moved by the ballad "Broken Man". "Deliverance" definitely delivers. It is truly one of the best hard rock albums ever. I wish there were more bands like Corrosion of Conformity. They managed to make music that would appeal to all types of people. ... Read more

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Aenima
Average Customer Review: 4.65 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (01 October, 1996)
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With its heavy-duty distortion, weighty rhythms, and cynical lyrics, Tool is a heavy metal band for the '90s. Rather like Metallica circa ...And Justice for All, the sound is focused heavily on texture, with vocals and guitars layered one atop the other, and heart-pounding drums underlying everything. There's not a whole lot of variety on Tool's second full-length album--most of the songs start off fairly low-key, kicking into high gear for the chorus, and repeat--but Maynard James Keenan's distinctive voice, the prog-rock stylings over a heavy metal base, and a supremely unhealthy dose of vitriol make this the perfect album to bang your head to. --Genevieve Williams ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars excuse me?
I read a review a bit down criticizing Tool for playing the same chord in every song in different time signatures, and it just struck my intellectual gag reflex.

No, Tool is not a time signature-obsessed Blink 182- in fact, Adam Jones is probably one of the greatest riff architects of the modern day. At least, that's what not only pretty much every guitar magazine seems to think, but also most of Jones' peers in the industry (Morello, for instance). But hey, it's good to criticize someone for drifting too far away from what's happening in the rest of the narrow-focused modern rock world.

I hear again and again people shunning Aenima for sounding "too uniform" and I just don't see it. I guess they were disappointed there weren't any tambourines..?

Aenima's subject matter is dealt with and presented in a masterful manner. The subjects, often oblique, often vague, always with a multitude of interpretations, have generated a multitude of discussion groups on the Internet. The songs, as a whole, deal largely with cultural evolution and spiritual enlightenment.

All in all, I very much recommend Aenima as a hard rock/metal CD to anyone looking to expand their minds. Lateralus has digressed lyrically from this style, but has matured beyond Aenima to a stratospheric level in terms of musicianship.

2-0 out of 5 stars It could have been better.
The cover is a perfect example of the promise this album carries. It's eerie, unpedictable, and mysterious. (I personally believe that the holographic design will date it in a few years, but oh well.) A strange, swirling, smoky black box against a black background with floating eyes. Nifty. But the music inside...well...bleh.

To be honest, "bleh" is too strong a word. "Hurm" would be more appropirate, or maybe "oh...okay." It's just that this album could have been one of the greatest prog-metal albums ever made, but retreats to formula just when it edges into greatness.

The problem is that the band relies to heavily on their image to suscessfully create music without pretention. "Aenima" would have been a masterpiece if it was more inventive, unpredictable, and willfully innovative. It would have been more than enough to just blend elements of the Sonic Youth and King Crimson, with a dash of "Freak Out!"-era Zappa and Zeppelin, keeping the sound industrial as always, but never limited to it. Tool could have created a world that was frightening, darkly humorous, nihlistic, pioneering, and cynical all at once. So what went wrong?

Tool stays within their own limitations, as if they can't exceed them, but feel like they have something to prove anyway. Songs are longer. More stop-start rhythms. More profanity. Thicker production that only clouds the musical variety. Flavorless songwriting. Tighter performances, but little character put into the effort. Too many throwaways, too few songs that maintain consistency. Tinny vocals.

Those are the main flaws with the record. It's an intriguingly under-realized record, but fascinating nonetheless. The promise it carries is bogged down by having little to fufill. "Hooker with a P**is is fairly decent, but after five or six songs about genetics and messianic hypocrisy, what is this "Get in the Ring" rewrite doing sandwiched in? And the title track suffers from some jaw-droppingly bad lyrics that bog down a concept that could have rivaled "The Trial" in Pink Floyd's "The Wall." What's with "Some say Armageddon will come/ I certainly hope it does"? With all of the mystery Tool strives for, that's awfully straightforward.

The Bill Hicks sample in "Third Eye" is distracting, and "Message to Harry Manback" is a waste that belongs on a b-side. By misplacing the concepts and the ambitions, Tool has created one of the classic shoot-and-miss albums of the decade. How unfortunate on have so much talent, and to not know how to use it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Think for yourself...question authority...
I know no one will ever read this. I don't care. This is my favorite cd EVER aside from Pink Floyd's Animals. Those two NEVER leave my changer. Tool, I fear, will never make another cd like this, much like the Deftones will never make another Adrenaline. Unfortunate as this thought is, it is made "all better" by the fact that this great recording is made immortal through the blessing that is the compact disc. Tool is most excellent...they are, I feel, the Pink Floyd of this acursed generation, melding their album art with the music. Cam De Leon is now one of my favorite artists, along with, Giger, Dali, Escher, and none other than Tool's own Adam Jones. In short, Tool's ultimate opus lies in this album. Most excellent. ... Read more

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Transmission
Average Customer Review: 4.61 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (19 August, 1997)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Transmission Review
There's no better feeling than playing a CD to review, falling helplessly into a trance of weighty absorption and forgetting to actually write anything about the album! So it was with the Tea Party's third splendid recording "Transmission" - discounting 1996's "Alhambra" enhanced CD-ROM containing 5 tracks from 1995's "The Edges of Twilight", plus on previously unrecorded song 'Time', sung by bluesman Roy Harper. Minus the plethora of exotic instrumentation which characterised "Edges", though equally panoramic in songwriting scope and musical experimentation, "TX" melds the realm of samples, loops and keyboards with the band's unique "morocccan roll" approach; a blend of Eastern influenced rock coloured by the 'cooler' feel of electronically based instruments. This latest TTP music is compelling and hypnotic - of note is the first single 'Temptation! ! ', with an instantly evocative introduction seguing into a snaking, rythym fired melody and insistent drum beat. Add a taste of singer/guitarist Jeff Martin's intriguing lyrics: "We exist in world where the fear of illusion is real", and this song opens the senses to a collection of tracks more accessible yet as equally seductive as previous recordings. Martin's vocals on "Army Ants" eloquently bespeak his concerns as to the state of human existence at the end of the millenium, a "diary of madness" from which he gathered lyrics for this album. If technology is where TTP head, go with them. They've incorporated subtle, carefully used loops and samples into their trademark sensual driving rock, forming songs of relatively straightforward structure lifted by intoxicatingly beautiful melodies - and all this by song 3 ("Psycopomp")! The lush arrangement weaving through strongly f! ! eatured drums and the definite swagger of "Gyrosco! pe" gives way to "Alarum"'s oscillating groove, capped by drummer Stuart Chatwood's enormous crashing cymbals and open hi-hats. Song of the album (for me) is "Release", a lyrically poetic apology to women. Simple, emotive and elegantly expressed, "Release" is a captivating as anything this band have done. Martin claims he "isn't sure" about the inclusion of "Pulse", a beguiling instrumental, however, the song's gentle, unadorned delivery throws into sharp relief the majority of "TX"'s grandly orchestrated songs. Current admirers should revel in "TX" and may agree with JM's opinion that this is the best work they've done. "TX" is a logical progression for a band who revel in the creation of hybrid musical forms. For those who have not yet become addicted, it may only be a matter of time.

5-0 out of 5 stars Don't listen to them if it's less than 5 stars
This album by the Tea Party is an essential component in their discography from "Splendor Solis" to "The Interzone Mantras" and whatever else they might release afterwards.
"Transmission" takes on the more industrial/electronic side of the Tea Party along with a perfect blend of their signature sound of mixing various ethnic instruments under dark tones of music. But this is a dark album... Sometimes depressing, But whoever said that's bad? It is also very heavy compared to others. If you are looking for "Triptych" or the "The Interzone Mantras" you really won't find that here. Think "Edges Of Twighlight" heavier and darker.
Without going song to song, This is a great album. The thing about the Tea Party is, is that every release has a certain feel to it whether they intended it that way, i don't know. I don't know them so I won't write like i do. But that feel is significant in every album. Sometimes you need to hear "tripTYCH", sometimes you need to hear "Alhambra" and sometimes you need to hear "Transmission". You can't go wrong with any of them. And you WILL NOT be dissapointed with this one if you give it the chance it deserves....

4-0 out of 5 stars There all good, but this is the bottom for me.
We have "Emerald", one Tea Party best songs ever and then rest of the album is a mixed bag of industrial gems and dissipiontments. This is all about personal taste, and since I am not a huge NIN fan or industrial fan and I can not say who I can recommend this to. ... Read more

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Tape Head
Average Customer Review: 4.48 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (20 October, 1998)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Essential power-trio rock to shake the foundations!
So what does "Tape Head" have to offer on this their seventh full-length release? More of the same power-trio, multi-dimensional singing, pop-metal grooves that have created them a HUGE underground following of fans around the globe. "Tape Head" is a different kind of Kings-X album though. More stripped down in the definition of a power-trio that's even across the musical board of one album without overindulging the ears. Could it be that the pressure of major label expectations (Atlantic) is now off their back? Oh I bet that's a big part of it. Now it's a band writing what they want without big brother watching their every move. Personally I'm a little surprise the material is as good as it is with Ty Tablor (guitarist) and Doug Pinnick (Bassist)individually recording and releasing solo albums this past year. "Tape Head" will throw you back into the days when real rock musicians plugged in their instruments and created music not influenced by major label hypocrisy, MTV or needing radio airplay. A power-trio to save our ears from the everyday crap we hear or see on the airwaves. Kings-X have succeeded again and Metal Blade must be drooling at the mouth they have one of the worlds greatest living rock bands still in their recording prime! Buy!

4-0 out of 5 stars Strong album that just misses the mark.
King's X continues to put out quality metal albums in relative obscurity. It's a shame that they have not garnered more attention despite being hailed by most rock critics. Their 7th studio album, Tape Head, starts out promisingly enough with three excellent songs--'Groove Machine', 'Fade' and 'Over And Over', but then hits a little lull during the next two: 'Ono' and 'Cupid' aren't bad, but don't stand out as anything special. 'Ocean' starts the album rocking again with a soaring lead vocal and great guitar work from Ty Tabor. Ty's songs are always a nice change of pace from the band's harder-edged songs. 'Hate You' and 'Happy' are two standouts from the second half of the album and feature interesting guitar riffs combined with powerful choruses. After listening to 'Happy', I thought the album would finish strongly, but it does not. The last three songs are not my cup of tea and can't stand up to the quality of some of the better songs on the album. If the album had finished a little more solidly, then I would've given it 5 stars. All in all, a pretty good effort from King's X.

5-0 out of 5 stars Time to upgrade your car audio system.
Stripped down, occasionally slowed down, but man, the high points of this album are right up there with anything ever recorded. Most bands will never come close to recording a song half as good as "Ono" or "Happy", but for these guys, that's an established level of quality and artwork.

King's X has established such a ridiculously high level of expectations that anything they release is going to be examined under a very harsh light, yet they continue to blow past previous highs. Highlights of the album include "Groove Machine", "Fade" (which should be an AOR staple but'll never get any airplay), "Ono", and the throat-rending, soul-battering, wall-shaking "Happy", which is reminiscent of one of those surprisingly hard Beatles songs where John Lennon was possessed by some supernatural force of genius looking for an earthly vessel and finding it in these three musicians.

To quote Lynryd Skynyrd: "Turn it up." ... Read more

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Issues
Average Customer Review: 4.01 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (16 November, 1999)
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Issues are one thing Korn singer Jonathan Davis has in spades. On the quintet's fourth album, Davis spews forth about misery, hate, happiness, pain, paranoia, and other primal issues, all set to an appropriately dark soundtrack. From "Dead" (which begins with Davis's trademark bagpipes in a sort of choral musical setting), to the first single, "Falling Away from Me," the vocalist's quavery, edgy, manic delivery sets the tone for this 16-song outing. Not as modern sounding or melodic as 1998's Follow the Leader, Issues is a throwback to earlier, more metallic Korn. If possible, Issues has an even creepier vibe than its three predecessors, thanks partially to eerie guitar lines and vocal effects, especially potent on "Let's Get This Party Started." Twisted, cohesive, and epic, Issues comes through for Korn's fans, who relate to the band's cathartic musical exorcisms and aggro, bottom-heavy rage, commercialism be damned. (Please note: You may receive any one of the album's four different covers.) --Katherine Turman ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Almost all Songs are Good! (NO RAP!)
This was my first KoRn album and is one of my favorites. I've had this cd for about 4 years now (since it came out). There are 16 tracks on this album and only about 4 are bad. Some of my favorites are "Somebody Someone", "Wake Up", "Counting", "Dirty", the hit songs and more! If you want to get into KoRn buy this cd, don't buy Untouchables...! You won't regret buying this so just buy it or die. TIME Magazine says this album is so great "If you know someone who doesn't like it, KILL THEM!" Rolling Stones Magzine says "Possibly more perfect than GOD!"... well they didn't say that I just got that from MAD TV when it was making fun of the show "Felicity". HAHA! MAD TV is a funny show, you should watch it sometime.

Some other bands I like: Ozzy/Black Sabbath, Metallica, Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Static-X, Rob/White Zombie, Disturbed, System Of A Down, Tool,...(stay away from Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park!)

5-0 out of 5 stars PERFECT
if only for the slow grooving end of somebody someone this cd is worth my money but i love it from start to fin. falling away from me rocks. this is a masterpeice from begginning to end. i love 4U with its slow beat and jonathon not screaming but the words are so filled with ache. lets get this party started is another gem. what can i say, this album is pure perfection. hard and heavy with the usual korn flavored groove we love and know korn for.
alot of people think korn sold out because they got very melodic but i say screw that. we want melodic so top 40 holds some GOOD music. korn is evolving/has evolved/will continue too evolve and this is another step for them. this to me is their BEST ALBUM (but i love all their stuff) filled with jonathon's twisted lyrics on top of fieldy's funky bass and davids always stellar drumming. add to that the twin attack of munky and head's guitar assault and you have a winner

4-0 out of 5 stars Good, but not great.
"Issues," Korn's fourth album, is my fifth favorite Korn CD of the six, but that doesn't make it bad at all! "Issues" is, in my opinion, the darkest of all their CD's. It's not the heaviest, but the entire album has a dark, creepy feel to it. The only thing I don't like about "Issues" is all the 1 1/2-minute-or-less interludes throughout the CD, some of which would have made great songs if they were only longer. My reviews of each song are:

1) Dead (9/10): This is one of the two good interludes. The bagpipes are great.

2) Falling Away From Me (10/10): Great guitar riffs and vocals. One of the best songs on the entire CD (probably my third favorite).

3) Trash (9/10): An O.K. song, but it gets old after a while. The guitars are good. This song is pretty creepy and dark.

4) 4 U (6/10): Too short! If it was longer, it might have worked.

5) Beg For Me (10/10): My favorite song on the CD. Great drumming and vocals, and I really like the opening guitar riff. Nice lyrics.

6) Make Me Bad (10/10): My second favorite. This song is good all around. Great guitar riffs.

7) It's Gonna Go Away (5/10): Another interlude. You can't even understand what Jon is singing.

8) Wake Up (8/10): This song is pretty good, but it's not really one of my favorites. I like the chorus.

9) Am I Going Crazy (9/10): The shortest but the best interlude with good vocals. If this was the ONLY filler on the CD, "Issues" probably would have been my favorite Korn CD of all.

10) Hey Daddy (7/10): I used to really like this song, but it's gets really old, really fast.

11) Somebody Someone (10/10): Great opening guitar riff, great vocals, and a good, creepy chorus. This song is really dark. My fourth favorite song.

12) No Way (8/10): Good guitar riffs, but nothing really stands out on this song. Another dark song.

13) Let's Get This Party Started (9/10): This song has the best chorus of any on the CD. Nice vocals.

14) Wish You Could Be Me (5/10): Another short interlude. It sounds kind of cool.

15) Counting (9/10): My fifth favorite song. The bass and guitars are really good, and the vocals are excellent.

16) Dirty (7/10): I love the first minute or so, but then it just goes downhill from there, and there's four minutes of just static at the end. It's a pretty good closer though, but you kinda expect a bonus track after all that static.

OVERALL: 131/160, 82%

"Issues" has some some great songs, and the only thing wrong with it is the fillers. It's still an excellent CD, and I would recommend buying it. ... Read more

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