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Average Customer Review: 3.89 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (06 March, 2001)
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Five years before the release of ANThology, Alien Ant Farm befriended Papa Roach, then fellow strugglers on the California club circuit. And so AAF wound up signing to Papa Roach's New Noise Records. AAF have furthermore strengthened their Roach connection by employing Jay Baumgardner, producer of their benefactors' Infest, to lend sheen to the noise. The result doesn't show a tremendous range, but is generally excellent, with sweeping, soaring guitars ("Whisper," "Stranded") and shuddering riffs ("Wish"), putting one in mind of a less disturbing version of Alice in Chains. Standouts include the opener, "Courage," led by Mike Cosgrove's off-kilter clatter and Dryden Mitchell's winding lyrics; a chopping, pleading cover of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal"; and the revved up "Flesh and Bone." With the tense, Pearl Jam-like "Attitude," AAF attempt to change the mood and tempo, and one hopes they'll continue such sonic explorations. For now, ANThology is a palatable aperitif. --Dominic Wills ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Great album with a few drawbacks to work on
Alien Ant Farm arent what you think they are. You may pull them into this Papa Roach category since the band is signed to Papa Roaches label. If you do that, then you dont know what your talking about. Alien Ant Farm is a great new band. They mix Hard Rock with Funk and to a lesser extent Punk. They kind of remind me of a more guitar driven Incubus possibly even Faith No More. The best quality of the band is their bassist, Tye Zamora. Who makes the bass noise sound vivid. At times, it even sounds like the drums. So the bass really adds alot to the overall demension of Alien Ant Farm. The songs are great on here. My favorite has to be Universe. It shows of Dryden Mitchells vocal ability so well. The emotional impact of that song is huge as well. I also like Whisper which is one the angrier songs on here. However, at times Drydens voice gets a little annoying. Just listen to their Micheal Jackson cover of Smooth Criminal. Flesh and Bone also is a little annoying. But thats the only problem I have with this band really. If you like this band, check out some of Faith No More's earlier material, or some of Deftones, and of course the almighty Incubus.

5-0 out of 5 stars I Can't start to begin to explain how great this cd is.
I was kinda just wasting $200 dollars on cds and I got this one just because the lead guy was hott. I'm sorry to say this, but I am not sorry that I bought this cd. I'm listening to it now and it blows my mind how much this cd really just touches me and how deep it is. Everything is put together so well, it sounds so great, I know I will never feel the same about this band. It's a little more serious than punk, which is my main music, but I know all punk fans will love this cd. It is more hardcore than say Sum 41 or Blink 182, but everyone needs to hear this cd. You wont regret buying it, and don't let "Smooth Criminal" throw you off, its unbeleivable and I am so happy about this purchase. I encourage everyone to buy it, no matter what kind of music you listen to. "Summer" is my favorite song because, well, the lyrics, they're amazing. I know my music, and this IS REAL MUSIC. This cd is now my favorite of all time and its so inspirational for people who are so passionate about music like I am!


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Average Customer Review: 4.23 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (11 September, 2001)
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The multi-hyphenated (rap-metal-hip-hop-reggae) foursome P.O.D. enjoyed indie success as a popular Christian metal band before their 1999 major-label debut, The Fundamental Elements of Southtown, sold platinum, establishing P.O.D. as a secular sensation. Featuring the soaring single "Alive," the San Diego quartet's sophomore effort, Satellite, is even more a part of the nu-metal mainstream than its predecessor. Throughout, front man Sonny is more rapper than singer, especially on rhythmically forward, Rage Against the Machine-like songs such as "Boom," "Masterpiece Conspiracy," and the melodic yet mosh-worthy "The Messenjah." With positive, spiritual, and personal lyrics (several songs, including the title track, were influenced by the death of Sonny's mother), Satellite runs the gamut from lilting to intensely aggro, often within one song. In a nod to P.O.D.'s influences, special guests include Jamaican icon Eek-A-Mouse on "Ridiculous" and Bad Brains legend HR on "Without Jah, Nothin'." This cool reggae, meshed with offbeat punk power, is placed alongside mellower midtempo rockers, including "Ghetto," to round out a varied and stellar album. --Katherine Turman ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good stuff
Okay, here's a little of what I think:
1. Set It Off- great way to start off the CD
2. Alive- Great song when it came out, but in my opinion, it was overplayed which ruined it for me
3. Boom- another great song- probably one of my favorites
4. Youth of the Nation- good song- about the school shootings
5. Celestial- eh, it's okay- no vocals though
6. Satellite- yet another great song
7. Ridiculous- kinda weird song, but not bad
8. The Messenjah- nice stuff
9. Guitarras de Amor- another song without vocals, definitely not one of my favorites
10. Anything Right- Wicked sweet song
11. Ghetto- slower song, but good
12. Masterpiece Conspiracy- Can't help but love it
13. Without Jah, Nothing- I really didn't like this song at all!
14. Thinking About Forever- another slower song, but still good
15. Portrait- not too bad
Overall, I'd say if you've heard and liked some of the songs off of this CD to give it a try, not the absolute best, but it's some wicked sweet stuff!

4-0 out of 5 stars a 4.5 star album
Well this is not a perfect album it is still a very good one. I remember buying this cd when it first came out and listening to it on the ride back home. Nothing but good stuff here. They mix it up a lot from rap, rock, and reggae. Mixing genres makes it a better album to listen to and it kept me coming back for more.
Set it Off - 5/5 was blown away when i first heard this track
Alive - 3/5 got old quick
Boom - 5/5 one of my favorite tracks for a long time
Youth of the Nation - 5/5 never gets old, one of top 3 p.o.d. tracks ever
Celestial - a cool interlude type deal
Satellite - 4/5 an alright track - took a while to grow on me
Ridiculous - 3.5/5 ok song but nothing memorable
Messenjah - 5/5 one of the harder songs on the cd and one of the better also
Guittarras de Amor - another interlude - i don't mind these things
Anything Right - 4/5 another good song but nothing that hasn't been done before
Ghetto - 5/5 one of the best, divided into two parts
Masterpiece Conspiracy - 4/5 alright but again nothing memorable
Without Jah, Nothing - 5/5 dont know if it deserves a 5 but deserves it for mixing it up - got the reggae thing going here and a lot of speed
Thinking About Forever - 4/5 slow but cool song
Portrait - 5/5 wow

if you don't have this cd i'd strongly recommend you go out and get it. It spent a lot of time in my cd player - and a lot of good times

5-0 out of 5 stars best rock, nu metal or whatever album of 2001
just amazing, but even better if you get the special edition with dvd,almost every song is amazing, rocking, reaggin', going crazy, hip hoping, .... lots of popular songs as alive, youth of the nation, satellite or boom, the rest is even better...
sa sa sa satelite! ... Read more

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Silver Side Up
Average Customer Review: 3.51 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (11 September, 2001)
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Following Staind's footsteps, Nickelback make the personal public and vent a history of frustration and resentment to melodic hard rock. The band's second album, Silver Side Up, starts with "Never Again," an angry tirade against domestic violence that sheds light on the issue without too much sap or sentiment. The album's catchy radio hit "How You Remind Me" and the song "Woke Up This Morning" tell of rotting relationships, while other tracks touch on damaged hope and lost dreams. The post-grunge, alt-metal combo backing these songs packs as strong a punch as the lyrical material, going hard with lots of hooks. The additional slide guitar on "Hangnail" and sludgy, alt-metal riffs on "Hollywood," "Money Bought," and "Where Do I Hide" add a little meat to the alt-rock bones on Silver, elevating Nickelback above the heap of copycat rockers clogging the airwaves. --Jennifer Maerz ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Nickelback's Not Too Bad
I actually bought this CD because I enjoyed cranking up the rocking song "Too Bad" in my car. While I, like most others, have heard "How You Remind Me" a million times on the radio, it didn't compell me to buy the album. However, now that I finally have, I have mixed emotions on whether to keep or sell it. While Nickleback doesn't throw out silly pop songs, their work isn't exactly groundbreaking, either. Many reviews have stated that Nickelback is simply re-doing grunge and trying to imitate such bands as Pearl Jam, Nirvana, and Soundgarden. Each time I listen to this album, I have to agree with those reviews more and more. There's nothing wrong with Nickleback being influenced by those bands, but it's another when they lay down guitar riffs and drum beats very much like the orginal. Grunge (like my flannel shirts) died in 1996. Why would Nickleback want to bring it back?

That being said, I wouldn't call "Silver Side Up" a terribly bad album, yet I wouldn't call it good, either. The rocking "Never Again" opens the album with its buzzing guitar riffs and raw lyrics about domestic violence. The album continues in the same vein with "Woke Up This Morning," which showcases heavy-hitting drums, a hummable melody, and a story about bad relationships. Nickleback continues to rock heavy on the album's second single "Too Bad," but after that, the album simply falls flat. "Hollywood" is a wandering, monotonous song that is barely held together with a few crunching guitar riffs, while "Where Do I Hide" and "Hangnail" are essentially identical with their watered-down melody and loose notes. While "Just For" can rock out at times with sonic guitar hooks, the intro reminds me of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit"--and that same riff keeps popping up throughout the song!

While "Silver Side Up" doesn't have a screaming vocalist (lead singer Chad Kroeger actually has a nice, deep baritone) or a multitude of swear words, the lyrics at times can be corny (such as in "Money Bought" and "Where Do I Hide") and the album itself comes up short at under forty minutes. While Nickleback may have a few standout songs to their credit, it's unfortunate to say they will probably end up being another band lost in the music sludgepile.

2-0 out of 5 stars What a jerk I was ,
What a jerk I was! I am a huge nickelback fan and I have evreyone of there c.d.s! I was very happy with this c.d. when I baught it , but in a while you will start to get sucked into songs like "How you remind me" and "too bad" and started playing them over and over again , however try to avoid this as now all the fun in the song has been wared out. What Im trying to say is I listend to these songs way to much! This a great c.d. but try not over play it! Since this inncident Ive learned my lesson on c.d.s. Now if I hadent have overplayed this c.d. I woul d giving this 5 stars because of how grea this can be!

5-0 out of 5 stars A simple comment
Commenter "Weak and Weary" obviously hasn't listened to ANY music if he thinks Nickelback is a boring "verse, chorus, verse" band. Ever hear the Beatles??? What about Nirvana?! What about ANY band you hear?! I'm not saying they're boring, I'm saying they all use the verse-chorus-verse style. And geez, are THEY boring?? No. The Beatles will be remembered forever as one of the greatest bands of all time. As will Nirvana. If nothing else, Nickelback will be known for the most played song ("How You Remind Me") of, I believe, 2002. :) ... Read more

Asin: B00005NWM3


Break the Cycle
Average Customer Review: 3.97 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (22 May, 2001)
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Watch out, mom and dad. If you don't treat your kids right, they're gonna up and start an alt-metal band to share the angst you've brought on them with the world. After all, who needs therapy when you've got a million kids hearing your pain on MTV? Staind has never been a band to gloss over personal issues. They've given their albums names like Torment and Dysfunction, and their lyrics delve deep into singer Aaron Lewis' difficult past. Contrary to the title, Staind's third release, Break the Cycle, sticks with the tormented cycle, covering the same themes of heartbreak, self-doubt, and broken homes.

Lewis has almost three decades of personal material to mine, and as familiar as his issues are, Break the Cycle still feels like a new, honest look into difficulties that can hit people across the board. "Waste," a song written to a fan who committed suicide, is particularly poignant as it grabbles with Lewis's empathy and anger for a boy he's never met. "Outside" is another album standout. It's a slower, partially acoustic number that builds on its own emotion. The songs on Break the Cycle are drenched in melancholy melodies and slow, heavy riffs typical of the sensitive side of the alt-rock genre. Lewis sometimes breaks out into either a hearty yell or a throaty gurgle that sounds like the devil vomiting ("Can't Believe"), but the best songs keep his passion a little more controlled. You've probably heard rock like Break the Cycle piping from mainstream radio stations already, but Lewis's ability to turn his breakdowns into his art should capture a new round of fans happy to find kindred spirits in the band. --Jennifer Maerz ... Read more


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5-0 out of 5 stars Here's What I thought:
Okay, I'm not generally a fan of heavy music, so I was reluctant to buy this CD. Obviously the 5 stars up there tells ya that I was pleasantly surprised. The CD is more than just bearable. Like other legends of my CD collection, such as Muse and Linkin Park, Staind's lead singer, Aaron, has a voice that stands out and makes the background thrashing, when there is some, perfectly complement it. All of the tunes are catchy enough and some are superb. Here's my breakdown:

1. Open Your Eyes: melancholy, heartfelt tune. Chorus a little weak, but not one that I'd pass by while listening to the CD. (7/10)
2.Pressure: a little heavier. sounds digitally mastered. nice music and Aaron's voice range is really impressive on this one.
3.Fade: also melancholy, but excels where track 1 fails. AMAZING chorus. very catchy, makes you wanna act your energy out. One of the top songs on the album.
4.It's Been Awhile: really good, easy to find a connection to what's being said. A little overplayed on the radio, but thats not the song's fault. It's still amazing.
5.Change: chorus is heavy, rest of the song is like floating on a pleasant cloud of despair (some paradox,eh?). Aaron's voice very prominent over the instruments."So now the waves, they have subsided/ And my soul is bleeding" (<=luv that :)
6.Can't Believe: socially conscious lyrics, a lot of muffled screaming. Not one of my favorites.
7.Epiphany: very sad, some of the better lyrics of the album, flows really well. drums complement the song really well. alternates really well between singing and yelling. Not that catchy tho.
8. Suffer: really good guitar work, lyrics and singing ok.
9.Warm Safe Place: excessively heavy, not one of the better songs.
10. For You: heavy, but really solid song. One of those 'let it all out' tunes. One of my favorites.
11.Outside: what can I say. Amazing. Amazing lyrics. Beautiful background music. Music video's real good too :P. I luv how it ends on a note of hope, both through the vocals and music. Really strong.
12.Waste: again, meaningful lyrics, Aaron delivers nicely with somber vocals (about some fan who kills himself, and Aaron has to explain to the mom.) Makes you think.
13. Take It: really good sound, very catchy, nice guitar work. Good chorus. One of the more upbeat songs. I really like it.

Thats it. Buy this!

4-0 out of 5 stars N(e)u Grunge Has arrived!!!!
...After the self-production of "Tormented" and the official debut of "Dysfunction" (interesting but a little green!). Staind send this homogeneous combinations of 14 songs (acoustic version of "Outside" included!) to the press. I have entitled this (little) review n(e)u grunge has arrived, because beginning from "Open Your Eyes" (hymn of the lost youth of today), following with "Pressure" and "Change" (both aggressive to show the real Stand capacity) and "Suffer" you can listen to an explosive mixture of he sounds that have distinguished the lost ten Rock-American-years. You can also be captured by the greatest ballads of this cd: "Outside" (simply involving!!), "Epiphany" (really suffering and introspective) and the super-known hit-single and video (shooted by F. Durst) "It's Been A While" (just listen!). "Warm Safe Place" takes you for a walk in the disheartned souls of everybody wants to take their own revenge; while the people that prefer to sing the sincerity honesty of the bewitching beauty must pay attention to "For You" (something more than a ballad and something less than a rocker). As you can read on the sleeve-notes, Staind have composed the music, and the lyrics are written by the great Aaron Lewis (new symbol of a generation of lost post-adolescents!) who can rightly aspire to ocupy the vacancy, once occupied by Chris Cornell and Kurt Cobain...

5-0 out of 5 stars Staind - Break the Cycle
Staind is the best rock band. I think Break the Cycle is their best album so far. My favorite song is "Outside" but they don't play that song on the radio much anymore. I like the new music by staind from their album 14 Shades of Grey but I think their old songs are even better. No matter what, Staind is alot better than the pop crap on the radio these days. ... Read more

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Hybrid Theory
Average Customer Review: 4.27 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (24 October, 2000)
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It may be too cynical to assume Hybrid Theory changed its name to Linkin Park in order to appear right next to Limp Bizkit in your local record bin. But rock-rap workouts like "One Step Closer" and "Papercut" do make Linkin Park a comfortable fit with Fred Durst and his ilk. Producer Don Gilmore (Pearl Jam, Lit, Eve 6) and twin vocal threats Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda serve up industrial-strength rap and rock melodicism with equal aplomb on this woulda-been-self-titled debut effort. "Points of Authority" aims to sound like Trent Reznor wanking it up with Lars and company, whereas guitarist Brad Delson's Edge-y harmonics help "In the End" and "Pushing Me Away" evoke a dark romanticism akin to A Perfect Circle. Curiously, the band gets by with no bass player, while sample-happy DJ Joseph Hahn's step into the spotlight on the instrumental "Cure for the Itch" suggests a potential for eclecticism that could help Linkin Park outlive its seemingly transient genre. --Bill Forman ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Move Over Limp Bizkit
You can stop waiting for the next best thing in rock n roll. The debut album by Linkin Park is the best I've heard in a long time. These newcomers combine rock, rap, sampling, scratching, and a variety of other genres to create a sound fusion that's all their own. The first single, One Step Closer, is as angry and sonically powerful as anything Limp Bizkit or Papa Roach has ever released. The vocal tandem of Mike and Chester provide a perfect balance in order to come at the listener from all directions. Finally a band has released an album where all the tracks don't sound like the same song. Especially of interest is the band's DJ and resident sampler, Big Bad Mr. Hahn, whose influence can be heard dramatically in such songs as Papercut and By Myself. Mr. Hahn adds another layer to the music that most bands are missing. His skills serve the complement the resounding bass and drums that are the backbone of Linkin Park's unique sound. The band really excels in mixing up the tempo of each song and surprising the listener with each passing minute. Don't be fooled by the ballad-like beginning of Crawling (one of the album's finest tracks), the band raises and lowers the intensity enough to get a strong point across. Hybrid Theory is a very beautiful yet intense debut album. Although not an instant classic in the rock cannon, the album shows the kind of promise most new bands at this time are lacking. If Hybrid Theory is any indicator, Linkin Park will soon be known to rock fans throughout the world.

5-0 out of 5 stars sO fReAkIn' kEwL!
I think "sincerety" and "creativity" are just getting SOOO played out. It's time for something new. It's time for Linkin Park.

As the late, great Kid Rock once said, "If music is good, you'll FEEL it." And, while Linkin Park is no Kid Rock, I really FEEL this breathtaking debut. Every single track makes me want to call my parents sell-outs and squeeze Noxzema pads into my mouth until I get really smashed.

Even though the cover art may be the highlight of this album, I can't forget the actual songs. There's the smash hit "One Step Closer", which, in my opinion, perfectly depicts stereotypical teen-angst. "Papercut" sorta sounds like an echo of everything that has been done in rock n' roll history, but it's still really sweet. "Forgotten" has some of those most beautiful and poignant lyrics to come along in weeks - "Taken far from my safety/The picture is there/The memory won't escape me/But why should I care?" That is almost better than the material in Jewel's book of poetry.

I could prolly go on for days about why this is the most subversive fun I've had in 13 years but I really need to get a pair of JNCOs before the store closes. Buy this if ur kewl!!!!11

5-0 out of 5 stars Some of the best hybrid music
As some might know, the band was called Hybrid Theory before their commercial breakthrough, and that name gives you a hint of what this band is like.
No, this band is not Heavy Metal. A lot of people are busy complaining that the guys are a disgrace to Heavy Metal, but really, they are not a Heavy band. They use some metal elements (very well, I might add), along with rap and electronica, which is why some like to label them as Nu-metal. This label might be the most accurate, but their sound is unlike most other Nu-metal bands.
They have a knack of creating very catchy songs, which, of course, explains their commercial success.
More, they really are a bunch of talented artists. Chester sings really well, both aggressive and emotional, even though his voice is a bit untraditional and maybe boyish, but he does it well, and it adds to their distinctive sound.
Mike raps with routine, and complements Chester well, while Brad and Phoenix on guitar and bass does the groundwork in most songs, even if they don't give off any flashy solos. Rob is, in my opinion, one of the best drummers out there, and Joe Hahn - well he is on of the elements that adds to LP's distinctive sound. LP wouldn't be the same without his intelligent understanding of scratching and electronica.
The lyrics are well written and the band keep them universal, so they are easy for everyone to relate to.
Some are annoyed by their heavy use of angsty lyrics, and most of them are about alienation, and yes, they may not be very original, but still well written.
Hybrid Theory is one of the few albums in my personal collection where I can listen to all songs at all times without skipping any of them. ... Read more

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New Old Songs
Average Customer Review: 2.12 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (04 December, 2001)
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Most remix albums are irrelevant or just plain awful. Fortunately, Limp Bizkit's first remix album is neither. But with high-profile remixers drawn mostly from the hip-hop world, there's not much room for error. Timbaland adds a dark industrial edge to "Take a Look Around," P. Diddy amps up the bass line on "My Way," while Butch Vig's version of "Nookie" has a decidedly 1980s electronic flavor. Best of all, though, is the Neptunes' take on "N2gether Now." Its flowered-up, old-school hip-hop presentation makes it the cheeriest thing Fred Durst's ever been involved with. In fact, the only people who don't seem to have a handle on the remixing task are those in the band: DJ Lethal's efforts--with the exception of an energetic "Counterfeit"--are irrelevant, while Durst's "Faith/Fame" remix is just plain awful. Maybe they should stick to churning out the raw material that's sold millions of albums, and leave the remixing to the professionals. --Ted Kord ... Read more


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1-0 out of 5 stars Limp Bizkit has nothing on RATM!!
I heard that MTV gave Limp Bizkit the award for rap-metal over Rage Against The Machine. Those judges ought to be thrown into garbage compressors!! Anyway, Limp Bizkit is probably the worst band of all time!! I heard their music and it sounds absolutely terrible!! Die Fred Durst die!!!! Limp Bizkit sucks RATM rules!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars a real fan
first of all i dont even have the CD but any Cd by Limp Bizkit is good. So for all the people giving it 1 out of 5 stars are really stupid because they say they are one of limp bizkits fans but a REAL FAN would like all of their CD's

1-0 out of 5 stars I've heard better from limp bizkit
If you campare this cd to their other cd's, then this one sounds like a lot of crap. If you don't want to take my word then you can spend 15 dollars on a load of what should have been better. ... Read more

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Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (20 November, 2001)
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Detroit-bred rocker/rapper Kid Rock has reason to be "cocky," as 1998's multiplatinum Devil Without a Cause established the multifaceted artist with the Southern rock influences as a generally likable braggart able to back up his boasts musically. Rock's Twisted Brown Trucker backup band also spawned a successful solo career for DJ Uncle Kracker, who wrote songs for--but whose turntables aren't on--Cocky. With a little help from fab friends, including actor David Spade, and musicians Sheryl Crow and Snoop Dogg, Cocky covers a mélange of styles, from rap to country, utilizing organ, pedal steel, and harp as well as metallic guitar solos. Ultimately, though, the 14 songs are schizophrenic and not always successful: on "Lonely Road of Faith," Kid Rock turns in a anthemic ballad nearly worthy of Lynyrd Skynrd, whose "Freebird" he samples in the laid-back R&B-flavored "You Never Met a Motherf**ker Quite Like Me," while Crow's vocals on the gentle, country tune "Picture" and the plodding "Midnight Train to Memphis" contrast with the metallic riffs of "I'm a Dog," the nasty "sex rhymes" of"WCSR," and the rapped boasts of the narcissistic title track. Cocky? Indeed. Commendable? Dubious. --Katherine Turman ... Read more


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4-0 out of 5 stars Blues, Country, Rap, and Rock, an good combination
I am a BIG fan of Kid Rock and I have heard Devil Without A Cause and History Of Rock, I have even heard some songs from his first cd Grit Sandwiches for Breakfast. But in Cocky, some of his songs would start off a little boring but get better, but it takes too long for the good part to come. I like Kid's music a lot so I think its a great album, but it might not be a good album for you if your not open minded to other music. I personally think the way he mixes Rock, Country, Rap, and Blues is great, but if you absolutely hate two or more of these types of music, you probably wont like this album. Here's what I think about each song.

Trucker Anthem- Great way to start off the album, has a great hard rock beat and great lyrics. My favorite song in the whole album.

Forever- A great rock/rap song. Has lots of good rhymes. My 2nd favorite song

Lay It On Me- Another great song that has a good mix with country and rock. (My 3rd favorite)

Cocky-Even though it has racy lyrics, it is a great song to listen to, with a lot of good rhymes.

What I Learned Out On The Road- A good soft song, with blues, country and rock mixed into it.

Im Wrong But You Aint Right- A good hard rock song, with great guitar riffs by Twisted Brown Trucker's guitarists. It just needed a better chorus.

Lonely Road Of Faith- A great blues song, it is this album's
"Only God Knows Why"

You Never Met A MotherF*cker Quite Like Me- A good country/rap/rock song with great vocals by Kid.

Picture- A good Blues/Country melody with great vocals by Sheryl Crow.

Im A Dog- A good rock song but the rock beat repeats way too much.

Midnight Train To Memphis- The first 2 and a half minutes are boring but then gets really good through out the rest of the song.

Baby Come Home- Kid Rock could of done better with this song, it needed better lyrics but did a good beat with the banjo.

Drunk In The Morning- Starts off slow and a little boring, but most of the song is fast and good.

WCSR (World Class Sex Rhymes)- I don't like rap unless it has a guitar in the backround, so I think it wasnt really good but he does great rhymes with Snoop Dogg

2-0 out of 5 stars Kid Rock...More Like Kid CRAP!!!
If it weren't for Uncle Kracker's "Double Wide" then this album would definately take the cake for the lamest, wackest, most hilariously awful commercially available rap album I've ever heard.

I'm SOOOOO glad I didn't buy this CD. I downloaded a few tracks, listened to them, then completly deleted them from my hard drive so there is no chance I may accidentaly have to hear them again.

It's such a shame. I've been into Kid Rock since the early 90's and I always thought that he had the skills to make it big. Well, he finally did but somewhere in between DWOC and Cocky Kid Rock was brainwashed into thinking that this country-rap crap is not only listenable, but cool.

I think not. Whenever a conversation comes up about who the worst rapper of modern times is, Uncle Kracker's name always topped the list. Now I'm afraid Kid Rock's name may top that list and I feel embarrassed that I even own any of his stuff.

This is DEFINATLY NOT an album for long-time fans of Kid Rock or fans of Devil Without A Cause.

Come to think of it, I don't know WHAT type of music fans this type of album is for. I just know I don't EVER want to be associated with any of them for fear of them polluting my ears with such crap as cocky.

5-0 out of 5 stars Kid Rock At His Best.
This has to be Rock's Best Cd. I Love it but its missing something! A Track With his good buddy Uncle Kracker. besides that this is fine work its all Rock/Hip Hop Like The Classic Kid Rock. Best Song is LAY IT ON ME. ... Read more

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Come Clean
Average Customer Review: 3.13 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (28 August, 2001)
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Possessing a likable, arena-rock amalgamation of grunge, alternative, and nu metal, Kansas City's Puddle of Mudd are at once emotional and straight-ahead. Indeed, their no-frills lineup puts one in mind of a less uptight Creed. Singer Wesley Reid Scantlin possesses an Eddie Vedder earnestness that on hard-hitting tunes like "Nobody Told Me" takes on a Cobain-like urgency. Ranging from acoustic-based yet lush midtempo rockers such as "Drift and Die" to the gimmicky fun of "She Hates Me" to the edgy Nirvana-esque "Bring Me Down" to the dynamic and direct "Control," the 11-song-strong Come Clean is an assured, accomplished, and varied debut likely to resonate with rock fans of many tastes and temperaments. Katherine Turman ... Read more


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4-0 out of 5 stars Durst Does it Again
1. I'm already sick of comparisons of this band to Creed. 2. Wesley Scantlin does not sound like Eddie Vedder. 3. People need to quit labeling groups "post-grunge." Grunge was not a time period - it was, and is a musical style.

...and for the review. Well, the main reason I picked up this album was because of the single "Control." I played it in my car, waiting for dissapointment after Control ended, but to my suprise, the rest of the songs actually make the album worth owning. There is a consistent hardness throughout the album even on the "lighter" "She Hates Me" which is kinda of a wacky song...more fun than wacky.

What got me even more on this album, is this is one of Fred Durst's "star search" bands that he just found and happened to give a record deal (much like Staind...Durst's other mentionable). Puddle of Mudd shows that Fred Durst has actual musical taste, which is undetectible on his own albums...

Buy this album. Wont dissapoint.

The band Puddle of Mudd is the best band in history. If you purchase this CD, it'll stick with you 'till you die.
-"Control" is the first song on the CD and is awesome.
-"Drift & Die" is the next one on the album, and shows great musical talent' both instrumental and vocal!!! My favorite song on here!
-"Out of My Head"-- Brace yourself for a great-sounding rock tune that far surpasses any song of their style (other than "Blurry" and "Drift & Die"!
-"Nobody Told Me" is a great song- even when following a hard rock jammer like "Out of my Head"! This song itself is worth half the price!!!
-"Blurry" is the song that has really made this CD famous. The combo of great lyrics, elite instrumental talent, and awesome vocal ability by Wes Scantlin will bring quite a sound to your eardrums!
-"She Hates Me"-- great song, and likely the most explicit. However, even more instrumental ability and vocalizing talent make this song a hit.
-"Bring Me Down"-- what can I say? It's mainly just a kick-butt song!!! The band lives in this song!
-"Never Change" is the best song after track #5, "Blurry". Hard rock and smashing vocalizing will rock your CD player so hard, it may skip.
-"Basement"-- this song is truly a masterpiece!!! If you like songs like "How You Remind Me", "Basement" will be a definite hit for you-- it's even better than "How You Remind Me"!!!
-"Said" demonstrates some of the finest rock material ever. Wes Scantlin and his band rock the neighborhood with this tune!
-"Pxxx it all away"-- the final song. This album goes by way too fast. The best song I've ever heard that concludes a CD!!! Wes and his band are at it again!!!

As you can see, "Come Clean" is a CD that is most definitely worth buying. It's better than Metallica, Pearl Jam, Green Day, Linkin Park, Sublime, and even Led Zepplin!!! Now that's saying something!!

1-0 out of 5 stars Puddle of Garbage
If you think nirvana was bad enough, this pile of s***
is even worse, this is an annoying piece of trash
that even kurt nobrain would hate too, poor songs
poor writing and even worse guitar playing in years
Thankfully terrance j. reardon did not review this
Thank You kurt nobrain and Fred Douchbag you allowed this stupid music to happen, Puddle of Mudd totally sucks so badly. ... Read more

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Morning View
Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (23 October, 2001)
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Though Morning View follows hot on the heels of Incubus's breakthrough single, "Drive," it doesn't feel rushed. After all, their previous album, Make Yourself, was released nearly two years ago. Like fellow Los Angeles metal pioneers System of a Down, Incubus find themselves lumped in with the nu-metal fraternity merely because they're young(ish), angry, and very loud. That's more than a little unfair, because their sound owes more to the clever and creative funk-metal of Faith No More and the Red Hot Chili Peppers than the faux-rap posturing of Limp Bizkit. In fact, songs like "Nice to Know You," "Circles," and the excellent "Blood on the Ground" display real maturity. But that's not all that sets Incubus apart: on "I Wish You Were Here," "Just a Phase," "11 a.m.," and "Mexico," they show an uncharacteristic willingness to tread softly, using acoustic guitars and touches of strings to make less noise, but more impact. Some could call it selling out, but it sounds more like growing up. Morning View is a leap forward for a band that continues to get better with each release. --Robert Burrow ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Surprising...but Excellent
I got interested in Incubus during their last album Make Yourself. When I heard they had a new album coming out, I was looking to more metal/funk head-banging goodness. I bought it. At first I didn't like it. After about a week, I realized that it was different but probably better than Make Yourself. Here's my review of all the tracks.
1. Nice to Know You. One of the best on the cd. 5/5
2. Circles. Reminiscent of MY. 5/5
3. Wish you Were Here. Radio friendly, good song though. 4/5
4. Just a Phase. Starts w/ a 2 minute instrumental and very powerful 5/5
5. 11 AM another powerful one 5/5
6. Blood on the Ground. Best on the cd. 6/5
7. Mexico. Gets a littel slow 3/5
8. Warning. Good song. Good Message. 4/5
9. Echo. Very touching. One of my favorites. 5/5
10. Have You Ever. Heavier song. Kinda mindless though. 3/5
11. Are You In? Extremely catchy and upbeat. Mr. Boyd shows us whjat he can do w/ his voice. 4/5
12. Under my Umbrella. One of the best. Heaviest on the album. One of my favorites. 5/5
13. Aqueous Transmission. Very different. The two minutes of cricket noises at the end are a bit mcuh though. Nevertheless, one of the songs that will make Incubus great.

5-0 out of 5 stars Incubus's New Style
When I first heard of Incubus, it was from "Stellar" on the radio off of their album, Make Yourself. I fell in love. They grew more famous with the pop scene after releasing "Drive", also off of Make Yourself. When they released the album, "Morning View", I was first in line to buy it. I am happy to say this is one of Incubus's greatest works. It's definitely lighter sounding and more "mature" as lead singer Brandon Boyd puts it. Every track on this album is beautiful as beautiful as it is powerful. They have a selection of songs that display their new style such as the crisp sounding "mexico" and the melodic, fun "Are You In" and some songs bragging their old, heavier style such as "Under My Umbrella" and "Just a Phase." This CD is for everyone, not just lovers of metal or rock. Teens who prefer bands such as LFO will enjoy this just as well. Brandon Boyd's beautiful and unique style of singing still doesn't fail to move fans to tears and Mike's genius with the guitar will have you listening to this album time after time. A MUST-HAVE for anyone who loves music!

5-0 out of 5 stars S.C.I.E.N.T.I.F.I.C. Pop
I love Incubus. You know what song made me a fan?..*gasp*.."Drive"! I know there's a tendency with Incubus fans to think that everything they did before "Drive" became popular was awesome (which it was), and everything they've done since then has been terrible (which is hasn't). When "Morning View" came out in October of 2001, lots of people accused them of "selling out" or "going soft". The album definetly has a consistent mellow tone that their previous albums lacked, but it was expected; the album was recorded at a beach house in Malibu (or some exotic location). It's kinda tough to be angry in that type of picturesque setting. People also accused them of purposely trying to replicate the sound of "Drive" by writing softer songs, but "Drive" didn't blow up in popularity until spring/summer of 2001, when this album was probably 90% completed already.

The point is, it's a natural evolution in sound. Either embrace it, or go listen to S.C.I.E.N.C.E and stop whining. I'd much rather see a band evolve and expand their sound, as opposed to making the same album over and over again (kind of like Godsmack, Linkin Park, and other modern rock mainstays do).


1. Nice To Know You

The second single, IIRC. And it's a perfect example of what makes Incubus such a great band - here's a song with an unusual mixed time rhythm, lots of tempo changes, and weird lyrics (about lead singer Brandon Boyd regaining feeling in his arm again after an extended period). Yet, the chorus has an incredible hook, making the song totally radio friendly.

2. Circles

Heavy verses with a heavy melodic chorus. Nice harmonies in the "What would it mean to you" part. Like another reviewer said, it's reminiscent of the Chili Peppers.

3. Wish You Were Here

The first single. Not a Pink Floyd cover either. The verses are mellow, and full of metaphorical imagery by Brandon Boyd (a highly creative and underrated lyricist), which lead into the catchy, anthematic chorus.

4. Just a Phase

The best Incubus song ever, in my view. After an extended turntable/piano led intro, the song switches tempo (from 4/4 into 6/8) for the verse. Then it switches tempo again for the pre-chorus, etc. Basically, the song builds and builds, then the final chorus explodes with a wall of guitars. It's a wildly successful experimental song.

5. 11 AM

I kinda expected this to be a single. Like "Wish You Were Here", another mellow mid-tempo song with a memorable chorus.

6. Blood on the Ground

This sounds like something from "Make Yourself". Brandon Boyd rapidly spits out great lyrics in the verses, leading into the explosive, angry chorus.

7. Mexico

A totally accoustic number - no percussion or anything. It's actually a pretty heartbreaking ballad, with great emotional vocal delivery.

8. Warning

This was another big hit single. Again, it's radio friendly and catchy, but unlike other rock bands that get heavy rotation today, it's not full of generic power chords and angst-filled lyrics.

9. Echo

I didn't care for this one initially, but after 4 or 5 listens, it became one of my favorites. It's actually a little reminiscent of "Stellar", but mellow the whole way through.

10. Have You Ever

A heavy song..probably my least favorite on the album. Musically, it doesn't stand out much, but the lyrics are really good.

11. Are You In?

This one makes you feel like you're in the midst of a party with all your friends. Catchy, cool, and very jazzy (jazz pop I suppose). It gets a little repetitive after awhile, but still a good song.

12. Under My Umbrella

Of all the heavier songs on the album, this is my favorite. It works the soft/loud dynamic perfectly, and the bridge is really cool.

13. Aqueous Transmission

Along with "Just a Phase", the most experimental song on here. And it's another success. It's 8 minutes long, *extremely* mellow (you'll feel like you're floating down a river at night as you listen to it), and features a sitar (the main "riff"), a Japanese pan flute (giving it a very oriental feel), strings, and even crickets chirping at the end. It's totally ethereal and wonderful.

And that wraps up "Morning View". Don't listen to some of the harsh criticism for this album. It's a fantastic collection of songs that takes creative guitar licks (from the also highly underrated Mike Einziger), creative lyrics, and overall creative musical ideas, and combines them with lots of memorable melodies and hooks. Thus, it *is* a radio friendly (or "mainstream") album..but it's also innovative and experimental at the same time. That's what makes "Morning View" such a great success.

Best Songs: Just a Phase, Echo, Under My Umbrella, Aqueous Transmission. ... Read more

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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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Average Customer Review: 3.75 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (25 April, 2000)
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Papa Roach is a breed apart in the nearly overfull rap-rock arena. The Northern California-bred quartet lacks the bluster of Limp Bizkit and the political agenda of Rage Against the Machine, instead serving up an ultra-intense, highly personal brand of funk-punk-rock-rap on their stunning major-label debut. Closer in spirit to Faith No More than Korn, Papa Roach's signature sound is defined by Coby Dick's raspy, forceful vocals. Dick's pointed lyrics astutely address everything from divorce ("Broken Home") and attention deficit disorder ("Thrown Away") to alcoholism ("Binge"). Jerry Horton's memorable, melodic, and insinuating guitar lines and the band's aggro, moshable rhythms provide added weight. Papa Roach's intensity is never forced; the songs here are varied, discrete, tuneful, and cohesive. Indeed, the mellow, reggae- like "Tightrope" is as compelling as the commanding "Last Resort," making Infest one of the most arresting heavy-music debuts of 2000. -- Katherine Turman ... Read more


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4-0 out of 5 stars Decent. Few Slips.
Papa Roach's debut disc, Infest, is your average rap/metal album:hate-driven lyrics about the world and songs of "Broken Home"s. I don't see why this album's averaged rating is so bad. This is a really good CD. But there is a few bad songs. You'll see.

1.Infest-1/5-I don't like this. Boring beginning and overall bad song.
2.Last Resort-4/5-Yeah, you've heard it. Would've been a 5, but I've listened to it too much.
3.Broken Home-4/5-I think this is pretty much Coby Dick's past. Sad...but, it's a good song. Cool guitar intro.
4.Dead Cell-5/5-This is the best song here. The whole thing's fast. Rap/Metal at it's finest.
5.Between Angels and Insects-4/5-This song's OK. Nothing else to say.
6.Blood Brothers-5/5-I know you heard this on the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 soundtrack, so I won't put anything.
7.Revenge-5/5-This is a very dark song about a girl "abused with forks, knives and razorblades" getting...revenge!
8.Snakes-4/5-This is a dark song, too. More rap than rock, but still some rock. Thank God.
9.Never Enough-5/5-I like the guitar solo at the beginning. The versed are very...different. Good sound. 2nd best.
10.Binge-1/5-I've listened to this once and didn't like it, so I can't review it.
11.Thrown Away-1/5-See #11.

Overall, this is a good effort from Papa Roach. Get it if you like Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, POD, or Crazy Town.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good rock
This is a great rock album. I personally wouldn't call them a nu-metal band, their sound is much more consistent and exciting than what I usually see around these new bands. Highly recommended! Check it out

5-0 out of 5 stars Papa Roach RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am one of the many real Papa Roach fans, by that i mean, i like all their music and ive been lucky enough to see them in concert, they were amazing and the concert featured songs from their first major album Infest and their second album Lovehatetragedy. Both albums are amazing! Both are worth getting, however they are both different. The first album contains more rap..which is great, (e.g Revenge, Snakes) and the hidden track after Thrown Away called Tight rope is amazing! At first i didn't recognize who it was by, because Coby sounds so different, the song sounds more melodic and its different to Papa Roaches usual style.I wont go through every single song on both albums, but Infest and Lovehatetragedy are 2 of the best albums i have. Here are some of my favourite songs on both albums:
Infest-great opening to the album
Last Resort-their first single? An amazing song
Broken home-one of the best on the album
Between Angels & Insects-this song was sensational in concert
Blood Brothers-love the whole song

Time and TIme again-so catchy!
Walking thru barbed wire-one of the best songs on the album
Decompression period-a depressing song that means alot
She loves me not-a funky tune lol with a cool rap part
Black Clouds-great again
Bonus tracks gouge away and never said it are great!!!
(Someone called josh said that he can't believe kids actually like papa roach and give it 5 stars, well maybe he should try spelling first :p nothin personal but p-roach rock, sorry if u can't handle the album-you should leave the real paparoach fans to rate it!) P.s PAPAROACH AREN POISON :P THEY RULE AND CAN ACTUALLY SING. ... Read more

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The Sickness
Average Customer Review: 4.27 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (07 March, 2000)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Half Sevendust, half Gravity Kills, mix well and serve
"Disturbed" isn't groundbreaking, but it does what it does pretty well. Mosh beats and simple guitar lines with the required off-key spots. Like Sevendust, Disturbed plays it smart by putting a good singer (David Draiman) in front of all the wrath. The lyrics are the standard child abuse/misogyny/I'm-a-psycho stuff that defines nu-metal.

The electronics ("The Game," "Meaning of Life") have a Gravity Kills flavor. They're not overdone, so they mesh well with the Rage Against The Limp Korn rock.

"Voices" is a strong opener with a deep groove. "Numb" and "Want" are the filler tracks. The uptempo "The Game" and "Conflict" should be dancefloor hits. "Down With The Sickness" (my favorite song on here) is a gut-punch if you've only heard the radio edit; a spot after the second chorus lets you know exactly how The Sickness came to be. The cover of Tears For Fears' "Shout" is a hoot. "Conflict" belongs on Front Line Assembly's "Millenium" album from '96.

"Disturbed" is good stuff when you need a big dose of rock that gets to the point double-quick.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Incredible Debut From an Incredible Band
Easily one of the best records in the nu-metal genre, this is one cd that stays awesome throughout.

1. Voices (10/10): A terrific opener for the album, this fast and rhythmic tune is one of my favorite songs by any band.

2. The Game (9/10): This song is a great follow up to "Voices" and showcases all the elements that make Disturbed great: gritty guitars, melodic vocals, interesting electronic effects, and a great finish. The versatility of vocalist David Draiman's voice is heard in this song more than any other.

3. Stupify (8/10): Despite being grossly overplayed on the radio, this great song just never gets old.

4. Down With the Sickness (9/10): Oh-wa-a-a-a! This song caps off what is argueably the best four sucessive tracks on any album ever. DWTS was (and is still, thought to a slighly lesser degree) so popular, I'd be willing to bet that everyone has heard this song at least once.

5. Violence Fettish (7/10): "Violence Fettish" is a great song by any standards, but it seems like something of a disapointment after the first four tracks.

6. Fear (7/10): Another solid effort. Not terrific, but still a very good song.

7. Numb (6/10): The fact that this song, the worst on the cd is still above average just proves Disturbed's talent.

8. Want (7/10): "Want" features what might be the best song intro on the cd. A rather quiet few seconds turns out to be the calm before the storm, as Draiman's voice breaks in so suddenly that I actually jumped when I first heard it. Oh yeah, and the rest of the song isn't bad either...lol.

9. Conflict (7/10): Somewhat repetitive but still worth listnening to.

10. Shout2000 (8/10): A harder cover of "Shout" by Tears for Fears. It actually sounds pretty good.

11. Droppin' Plates (7/10): A brutal song somewhat suggestive of rap.

12. Meaning of Life (7/10): It's by far not the best song on the cd, but "Meaning of Life" is a good finish to the cd, despite it's rather weak lyrics.

3-0 out of 5 stars For a debut, it does well
The first time I heard the radio playing the single "Down With the Sickness", I was not overly impressed. It had energy, but was not very memorable. Of course, that was before I heard the whole bridge where David Draiman, well, discloses his less-than-perfect relationship with his mother. If anyone has heard (and I'm sure most rap fans have) Eminem's "Cleaning Out my Closet", Draiman makes Eminem look like a momma's boy in comparison. I mean, the guy calls his own mother a b*tch and wh*re, and tells her that she better get ready to die. Obviously, his mother isn't exactly a sensitive woman either, and Draiman makes it quite obvious that his rebellion against the family being Orthodox Jews doesn't sit too well with her. That phrase is by far the most outraged one I had heard in any song as of now (not the heaviest; Disturbed is no Pantera or Slayer, but I've never felt like the lead singers of those bands needed to see a few hundred therapists, either). Draiman definitely draws you into his gruesome world with this song, and perhaps further down than most of us would like to go. So much for unmemorable.

I wanted to buy this debut at the time, but I wound up getting "Believe" first. My views of the band changed. They were still angry, to say the very least, but as a band, their musicianship and composition skills drastically improved. "Believe" is unlike, and much more emotionally engaged than, any nu-metal album to come before it (contrary to the belief of some reviewers that it is generic, which is the one untrue thing about "Believe"). There may not have been an incredible display of talent, but the band knows how to make music. When I bought this CD, I expected it to be worse, because hey, it's a debut. Again, most of the songs on here are typical nu-metal in that the lyrics display angst and the band uses power chords almost to death. However, like the single, "The Sickness" as a whole delivers lyrics that throw you into Disturbed's mind, even if you are kicking and screaming along the way (that is, if you give this CD the time of day and aren't your typical nu-metal basher). Sure this is nu-metal, but it isn't much like Korn, Linkin Park, Puddle of Mudd, or Limp Bizkit, unlike many of you claim and will continue to claim. They take the nu-metal formula and offer a different sound that, while much different, and, as I see it, inferior to "Believe", pumps the listener full of energy. The main drawback to this album is that it is overly dependent upon the same power chords song after song, and refuses to play anything other than the most basic of rhythms and riffs. Mike is honestly one of the most static drummers I've ever heard, unless he's decided not to show us what he can do. I say this as a fellow drumer/percussionist in Marching Bands, Concert Bands, and various other percussion lines. He seriously needs to invest in some lessons; his double-bass pedals are the only thing he's got going for him. Dan isn't exactly a modern-day Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimmi Hendrix, or Jimmy Page, either. However, for a debut that wants nothing more than to deliever super-charged nu-metal that draws the listener in, "The Sickness" succeeds. ... Read more

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The Gift of Game
Average Customer Review: 3.64 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (09 November, 1999)
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From Run-D.M.C.'s unlikely courtship of Aerosmith to Anthrax's union with Public Enemy, seemingly polar opposites have spawned a whole musical genre popularized by the likes of Korn, Limp Bizkit, and Kid Rock. Crazy Town's The Gift of the Game neatly slots into the rap-rock category. They obviously carry some clout, amassing an impressive guest roster for a debut album, including godfathers of the scene Red Hot Chili Peppers on stand-out track "Butterfly" and KRS-One on the storming "B-Boy 2000." As debut albums go, this is about as accomplished and cocksure as you get. --Helen Marquis ... Read more


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3-0 out of 5 stars A Good CD....
Ok, first let's get the bad stuff out of the way: everything you've heard about this band is true. They are a rap/metal band, one of their rapper/singers has a rather high-pitched voice, they are immature and oversexed, and they are a second-rate Limp Bizkit.

Now that that's out of the way, let's get to the point: they are actually (gulp) good. They are not my favorite band by any means, but they are worth a listen. For serious fans of this group, Crazy Town also have a cool song with Paul Oakenfold called, "Starry-Eyed Surprise". Just thought I'd mention that. Now, onto the tracks:

1.Intro - Stupid intro with some dude saying, "Crazy Town isn't evil, we just cause trouble and have fun. We're not evil, we're not good. We're in between." Psssh. Whatever, man. 2/10

2.Toxic - Standard rap rock track about rocking shows and kicking (...) Lots of cuss words, weird, sludgy beat to it. It's okay, but the rapper who sings the chorus has an irritating voice and lyrics are sub-par. 4/10

3.Think Fast - Song about living life in the fast lane. Pretty much the same, but the delivery is much better than on "Toxic". It has some cool DJ scratching and much better lyrics than the last song. Some unknown rapper guests on this one, his lines are great. 7/10

4.Darkside - Whoa, AWESOME! This album would be a perfect 10 if every song was like this! Catchy chorus, good rap lyrics, one of the 5 best tracks on the album. 10/10

5.Black Cloud - Another INCREDIBLE song with great lyrics. Speaks of depression and drug addiction with really great lyrics like, "Here comes the rain/I project my pain/trying to make sense of these crazy things/I'm a diamond in the rough/could I suffer enough?" and "a thousand cigarettes won't change the way we feel." Another one of the best 5 tracks. 10/10

6.Butterfly - If you've heard of Crazy Town, you've probably heard this song. This is their only real hit. It a kind of ballad with a funky beat sampled from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Funny lyrics about the perfect girl, the perfect love. It's cool, but there's a hard-rock remix of this song that I think is better than the original. One of the 5 best tracks. 9/10

7.Only When I'm Drunk - An immature, cheesy fun song about being drunk and doing things you wouldn't normally do. It's funny, not one of their best. 5/10

8.Hollywood Babylon - Standard rap rock track. Funny, trashy, everything you would expect. 7/10

9.Face the Music - A fight song with more bragging. (...) Some really cool lyrics about dancing with the devil, great track, nearly made it to the top five tracks. 9/10

11.Revolving Door - Alright, this is where their trashiness and machismo starts to get annoying. (...) This song is about one of the rapper needing a revolving door on his house because there are so many ladies coming in and out. He also brags about everything, from the size of his house (...) Bad song. 3/10

12.Players (Only love You When They're Playing)- This is the pure hip-hop track, and it RULES! If this track had got some airplay, it could easily have been their first single instead of Butterfly! The chorus has some great R&B female vocals. One of the best 5 tracks. 10/10

13.B-Boy 2000 - Another hip-hop track with KRS-ONE guesting. The rapping is great on this one! Great hip-hop beat with spiraling guitar riff! Catchy-(...) chorus that says, "I'm a bad-(...) b-boy 2 triple-O/a space-age hip-hop superhero!" One of the 5 best tracks. 10/10

14.(...) Man, sometimes rappers come up with the stupidest [work] for their intros and outros. 2/10

Anyway, this band is not bad, they are very catchy and they do have talent, but if you want teenage-minded, kick-(...) rap/metal, Limp Bizkit is the better choice over Crazy Town. If you want thought provoking metal, choose Tool. If you want rap, get Outkast. If you want the best rap/metal ever, get Rage Against the Machine. But if you want something catchy that has rap in it but also rocks, get some Crazy Town or Limp Bizkit.

Bottom line: for what this band is, they are great. 6/10

1-0 out of 5 stars WHAT THE ????
crazy crap, the gift of garbage and queers would be a more accurate title. I'm surprised RHCP didn't kick their ass. How much more unoriginal could a "group" be. Pretty little ditty from the Mother's Milk cd was much better. For one, it was meant to be instrumental, and all these fags did was put a bunch of stupid worn out lyrics and a stupid beat that wasn't even made by a drum in it that no one wants to hear, well say maybe a bunch of dumbass preps. Rap, by the way, is not even music. It's just a combination of ripped off music styles with a bunch of macho ignorant words written all over it. I'm glad to see alot of others who are RHCP fans like me agree with me. All you others, you are stupid, bulligerent dickwads and i feel sorry for you that you don't even know what music is

1-0 out of 5 stars Crappy Town
They dress like punks and play limp-wristed rap-rock. Lameness personified. ... Read more

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Average Customer Review: 3.71 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (05 June, 2001)
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Intense, dynamic, and full of seething rage, Drowning Pool's powerful debut finds ardent (and sometimes screaming) vocalist Dave Williams miningtopics ranging from religion ("Sinner") to relationships ("Reminded") to fine effect, creating a nu-metal opus that's rock-solid from start to finish. "Bodies" boasts an irresistible, insinuating growling chorus ("Let the bodies hit the floor"), with the tune's melodic, suspenseful verses providing the perfect buildup for the cathartic chorus. Williams's impressive whisper-to-a-scream delivery in "Tear Away" and the unbridled energy of "Told You So" are also striking. The Texas quartet's post rap-rock heaviness is aggro yet melodic, not to mention believable, credible, and intelligent. Their smart lyrics, chunky rhythms, and punchy production (by Jay Baumgardner of Papa Roach fame) make this music for the Ozzfest generation. --Katherine Turman ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars CD with attitude
I you are looking for a CD with attitude, then this one's for you, there are four members of this band who work together perfectly, there are slight variations to each track with interesting guitar solos, melodies and an angry vocalist who seems as though he hates everyone and everything, with so much power and aggression within the CD, Drowning Pool have produced an eleven track CD that is interesting and at the same time becomes more enjoyable with every listen.

With the bands like 'Limpbizkit', 'Linkin Park', 'Deftones', 'Static X', 'Disturbed' and 'Papa Roach' who are all going round the circuit and getting massive media attention, Drowning Pool have released a CD that people at the moment want to hear.

The CD starts off with the title track 'Sinner', that consists of power cords and hard hitting drum beats with a melodic chorus, which then quietly disappears, then out of the blue we get a sentence repeated four times "Let the bodies hit the floor", which then rips into your ears with so much aggression it leaves you breathless, 'Bodies', what a track, if this song doesn't do anything to you then you must be dead. This is the track that will probably get all the attention, but at the same time it's a track that will never be over played.

With every track you get a mixture of the above-mentioned bands, with a touch of 'Stabbing Westwood' thrown in for good measure. As well as 'Bodies', there are also wonderful tracks like 'Tear Away', 'All Over Me', 'Reminded', 'Mute' and 'Sermon' that fills you with so much excitement that you find it hard to control yourself. Wonderful.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sinner
Now this is what I'm talking about! The perfect balance between power and melody. The Drowning Pool's "Sinner" packs a mean punch while delivering memorable melodies. I found myself yelling right along to the chorus of "Sinner" during the first listen. This CD grabbed ahold from the first note and pulled me relentlessly from track to track banging my head like there was no tomorrow.

The second track and first single "Bodies" is a hardcore musical assault that gives you a nice taste of what Drowning Pool is all about, power! A moving backbeat, aggressive vocals, nice thick powerchords-all the good stuff. That intensity keeps up for the entire album.

Comparisons to other bands are often helpful in music reviews. That's a daunting task here since Drowning Pool encompasses a lot of diverse sounds. If comparisons must be made then think of them as Godsmack meets Pantera meets The Step Kings, yes they are really that diverse. Even their slower song "Tear Away" still delivers with solid pure rock credentials.

It's hard to hold back my enthusiasm here. This CD literally knocked me out. But don't take my word for it, check them out for yourself. If you're looking for a new band to stir things up and raise the bar for heavy music, look no further than Drowning Pool. It's a sweet addiction that will leave you screaming for more.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best of the Nu
ok, the "nemean lion" guy is right.....limp bizkit sucks.
but drowning pool and linkin park are sweet.
obviously bodies and tear away are the singles
but songs like sermon, pity, and told you so could have been singles as well
this cd over all is solid
and you can listen to it all the way through without skipping tracks!!!!
are you gonnna trust us five reviewers who give it 5 stars
or some guy named "the nemean lion"? ... Read more

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Every Six Seconds
Average Customer Review: 3.71 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (27 March, 2001)
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Saliva's heavy rock--with a dash of rap--is at once current and timeless, unlike many of the bands spawned by Korn and Limp Bizkit. This Memphis-bred bunch's powerful, diverse debut features a dozen lyrically and musically focused tracks from a band clearly possessed of strong chops and smart heads. Rangy singer Josey Scott's passionate delivery works well when matched with the chunky riffing of "Musta Been Wrong," the soaring, layered song's intensity balanced by shredding guitar. Every Six Seconds has many such moments, with producer Bob Marlette's taut, techno-inflected touch lending "Lackluster" and "Faultline" a NIN vibe. "Hollywood" is a classic midtempo take on Tinseltown, while the CD's first single, "Your Disease," is simply a hit. "My Goodbyes," the ideal album closer, has a mystical musical quality befitting departed loved ones. Ultimately, Saliva's thoughtful, heartfelt, earthy intensity make Every Six Seconds an impressive entrée from start to finish. --Katherine Turman ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Can't Stop This Doperide!!!
Just wanted to send out a couple of words to one of the most original and best written records I've heard in years. Memphis is booming w/ tough bands, but SALIVA is easily the best one yet. Josey Scott's vocals are amazing, and he can roam from sensitivity to toughness in the blink of an eye without the trouble that punks like Durst, Draiman(Disturbed), and those idiots in Papa Roach couldn't come close to. He sings with a passion that is comparable to other pioneers in rock music such as De LaRocha and Van Zant. Though the music isn't political or society changing, Scott emotes that same Southern swagger as Van Zant in his live performances. The music is also incredible, and I gotta say it's great to hear a guitar solo after being relegated to such crappy music for the past few years. All album tracks are tight, especially "Doperide", "Musta Been Wrong", and "Hollywood". If you have an ounce of masculinity and a love for "real" rock & roll without recycled production you've gotta pick this album up.

5-0 out of 5 stars Our new disease
In the world of nu-metal it was much less comfortable and very much less interesting - until the very moment when Saliva appeared on a stage.
You might have probably not expected so much talent, so much courage, and so much originality from the guys that released only their second album, but that's only the fact: the album now is in the top 100, their music has pleased anyone for months, and the words "your disease" remind now many not of a doctor but of the guys playing a good heavy rock.
Passionate vocals, strong waves of heavy guitar riffs, interesting approaches to a rap sound, smart using of techno samples, these things create the originality of Saliva, and make Every Six Seconds an unforgetable listening.
Your Disease is the first stand-out to be appreciated by the masses, but the list of rather the same calibre remarkable songs includes: Musta Been Wrong, After Me, Lackluster, Faultline, Beg, and My Goodbyes. The mid-tempo Greater Than/Less Than and Hollywood, as well as rap-like Click Click Boom and Doperide, only add to the picture showing all the aspects of the guys' many talents.
Must-have for anyone who's in the modern heavier rock.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Notch Above
This really is a notch above most of the rap/metal acts that I've heard. I'm not a big fan of the genre, but this caught my ear. I think the main differences are on the choruses. The harmonies are superb and the swirling synthesizer effects provide a nice background for the vocals. Scott can really sing and he can really rap. Actually, he can really emote. You can feel the vibes of these songs coming through your speakers.

Add to that the primal gut bucket crunch of rapid fire power chords and you've got a pleasing combination. You'll like this if you're a rock, rap, or emo fan. ... Read more

Asin: B00005ABO8


Average Customer Review: 3.96 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (20 November, 2001)
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The XXX-rated quartet Hoobastank arrives on this self-titled major-label debut as a nu-metal Weezer, though without anything as cheekily subversive as "Hash Pipe." The similarities lie more in Hoobastank's tight playing and vocal harmonies than in the overblown post-teen lyrics. In track after track, singer Douglas Robb is in crisis; whether he's intoning or yelp-rapping his words, they are never as articulate as the emergency-siren guitar of the punkish "Pieces." Even the grateful love song "Let You Know" is weighed down by an expectation of times "when I'm feeling like everything and -one is hurting me for something or other." Dude, get yourself a Popsicle. The album's 12-song sequence moves inexorably toward clich&eacute;d Limp Bizkit guitar riffs and one true change of pace, the spacy, Deftones-like "To Be with You." Unfortunately, its lyric is nothing more than a sensitive-guy attempt to convince a girl to "give in." Sweet. --Rickey Wright ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Rarity
Hoobastank is one of those rare rock bands that only comes along every once in a while. You can't really compare their music to anything else out there. I've read some comparing them to Incubus, which is an accurate comparison considering lead singer Doug Robb's voice is almost identical to Incubus' Brandon Boyd and their music has faint hints of S.C.I.E.N.C.E in it. But other than that, Hoobastank stands alone.

Another rarity is that Hoobastank can appeal to a broad range of rock listeners. Whether you like Linkin Park, Incubus, 311, or Sum 41, chances are that you will find a few songs on this album that are listenable. Hoobastank uses catchy guitar riffs and hooks combined with melodic verses and choruses and a nice addition heavy bass on some songs ("Better" "Pieces"). Nearly every song on this album has the potential to be a radio hit. The only other album out there that had that kind of potential was Linkin Park's "Hybrid Theory" and we all know the success that it has become.

The best songs on this album are the first single and track "Crawling In the Dark" which pretty much sums up what the band's creative style will be like for the rest of the album. Another gem is the fourth track "Pieces", which has a wonderful, melodic chorus. "Ready For You" is also an extremely good song that implements a punkish tone in the verses and some great background harmony during the chorus.

Those are the best songs on the CD. Thats not to say the rest aren't any good. The rest are great. But I think that those three are so good that they are better than other bands' entire albums. The best part is that these tracks are combined with the other very listenable songs like "Remember Me", "Better", "Up and Gone", "Hello Again", and "Running Away" (great bridge) to produce a one of a kind album.

Hoobastank has already shown that they have great potential. They will be big.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hobastank Self Titled Major Records Debut (Island Def Jam)

Dan - Guitar
Doug - Vocals
Chris - Drums
Markku - Bass

i just got this album about less than a week ago, i heard most of the album online as Hoobastank has it on there site. I was pretty impressed. It took me only 3 songs, before i went out to buy it. BUT.. i couldn't find it at hmv and tower. They said there was no such band at all, and once again, the most famous line, 'Hobawho?' appeared! But i finnaly got it the next day.

Hoobastank (originally called Hoobustank) displays a range of music. From a slow, meldolic song like 'Running Away' (A track which was done acoustic at the band's album relase party with Ed Kowalczyk of Live) and 'To Be With You' to something more faster and hearvier like 'Crawling In The Dark' and 'Pieces'. Every song is well crafted, and lyrics true to the heart, and with amzing vocals, guitar riffs and drum loops. Douglas Robb, has a amazing voice as most of the review's have said, and also comparable to Bradon Boyd (Incubus). But a true Incubus fan would know, that they aren't the same. I acutally couldn't tell the similarities of Doug's voice in 'Crawling In The Dark', but i could a bit in 'Running Away', 'To Be With You' and 'Let You Know'. Both bands are very talanted, and both from SoCal. But if you like genarilizing things, you could say Hoobastank is Incubus without the DJ. I really think this band is going to become super huge. Watch out for them, and looking at them perform in the video, looks like their live concerts are amazing. A lot of energy.

This is a must buy album. It worth every single penny. Especially if you are a fan of bands who play a wide range of music.

3-0 out of 5 stars Reminds me of the work of "Staind"
This CD reminds me too much of the style of the songs by Staind, possibly a little more cheerful in nature, but overall there is a noticeable similarity between "Hoobastank" and albums such as "14 Shades of Gray" and "Break The Cycle" (not Dysfunction). Whatever they may have borrowed from Staind and other "softer" hard rock bands, they still have good lyrics and a very consistent, enjoyable sound. Its good. ... Read more

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Average Customer Review: 4.07 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (21 August, 2001)
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Judging by this 12-song debut, the powerful, heavy, and distinctive nu-metal band Adema have the songs, sound, and connections to succeed. Where pull in powerful places is concerned, singer Mark Chavez is the half-brother of Korn's Jonathan Davis, but Chavez and his cohorts have the goods to go the distance on their own musical merits. Drummer Kris Kohls, a veteran of Videodrone, bashes with Tommy Lee-like power, while Chavez's wide-ranging vocals are appealing, distinct, and intense. From "Giving In," which tackles alcoholism, to the ironic bitterness of "Close Friends," to the epic closer "Trust," Adema create a soundscape that is modern, heavy, and aggro--without being juvenile. With stellar production skills, topical lyrics, and a vibe that's current without being too trendy, Adema have promise to burn. --Katherine Turman ... Read more


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4-0 out of 5 stars Decent Debut...They'll be big someday!
Adema's self titled debut album is just like KoRn, a rap/metal CD. Before the song "The Way You Like It"'s video came out, "Giving In" was the only video they had, and I know a lot of people were going around saying "Adema [stinks]!" or "Adema's KoRn posers!" But, when the video for "The Way You Like It" did come out, a lot of those people changed their minds about Adema. Anyway, here's my song review:

1.Everyone-3/5-The very first part's really cool, but when the metal kicks in, it gets boring. The lyrics aren't really that good, either.
2.Blow It Away-4/5-Well, it is better then "Everyone". It starts of with a hard metal intro, then turns into a fast rap style lyrical part. The lyrics are so-so, and the chorus is very cool.
3.Giving In-5/5-My 3rd favorite. Very, very hard intro and depressing (but true) lyrics make up this song. The chorus is awesome.
4.Freaking Out-5/5-My 2nd favorite. It's intro has some what of a techno feel to it, but it turns into mainly a rap song with very strong lyrics about kids as outkasts, misfits, etc.
5.The Way You Like It-5/5-My favorite. The verses are rap, but the chorus is metal.
6.Close Friends-2/5-Annoying guitar intro and Mark sounds like a little girl when he's singing. Not to good.
7.Do What You Want To Do-1/5-The rating says it all.
8.Skin-3/5-Very emotional song with a metal chorus.
9.Pain Inside-1/5-See #7.
10.Speculum-3/5-Another song like "Skin".
11. & 12.-1/5-Guess what!!! THEY [STINK].

Overall (forget my comment on #11 & 12), this is a very... emotional CD and I suggest you get it if you like:
KoRn, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Cypress Hill, or Deftones.

4-0 out of 5 stars Adema's album finally hits stores........
Adema finally have made it big with Arista Records(From Zero). This band has been around for awhile, containing former members of Orgy, Juice/Sexart. Lead vocalist Marky Chavez is the half brother of Korn's frontman Jonathan Davis. Hailing from Bakersfield, California..Adema create a smooth blend of melody and heaviness that makes this cd truley a beautiful listen.

Vocally, this cd is incredible. As mentioned above, Chavez is blood relation to Jonathan Davis of Korn, so it is no suprise that his voice sounds VERY close to Davis. The perfect example is the track "Pain Inside". The opening 15 seconds sound like a vintage JD verse and then kicks in a thundering Fieldy bassline. On many other tracks, Chavez croons to the point where you can paint vivid pictures in your mind about the easily understandable lyrics. This is a bonus. No filler, no nonsense. The lyrics are pure emotion.

Guitar wise, the album is stacked with aggressive new metal riffs that dabble extensively with swirling harmonics and screeching effects pedals akin to KoRn. Bass is very roomy with downtuned plucks that serve as a base for the overall packaged feel the band presents. Drums crunch with general hits that leave little to be desired. All the instruments work together to create a very polished sound and spacious feel.

Perhaps the reason why it can't get a 5/5, is because the very often used Kornish dynamics and vocal patterns are somtimes just too blatant. Adema has a strong underground following and was signed by Arista without ever playing a live show prior to the signing. There familiar sound, akin to Linkin Park, Orgy, and Korn is a welcome to the genre because they do it alot better than many others. The gamble on Adema will pay off, as their musicianship is top notch and will carry them forward into stardum.

Adema are a bunch of talentless fags. They run there mouth every song about killing them selves and how they hate life and compalin about the stuppidest stuff ever. On track 3 he says he wants to die Go ahead do it. The world will be a better place with them gone. ... Read more

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