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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (29 June, 1999)
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    The album cover of this self-titled release depicts the members of Slipknot in creepy masks, the dark image confirmed by the presence of a parental advisory sticker. Inside, foul language and subversive lyrics complete the picture. Yet Slipknot are no Insane Clown Posse, using hyperbole to mask a lack of talent. Slipknot's sound, while indebted to the likes of Korn, is more aggressive and creative. Indeed, it's a closer kin to Slayer and death metal, yet listenable and surprisingly melodic. The common denominator among Slipknot and the late '90s crop of neo-metal-rap bands is producer Ross Robinson (Korn, Limp Bizkit), who discovered the Iowa-bred Slipknot and signed them to his label, I Am Records. His stellar production, melded with wonderfully creepy percussive elements, a sampler, a DJ, metallic-grind guitars, and singer Corey Taylor's immense passion and wide melodic range, makes Slipknot immensely listenable. Slipknot isn't for everyone, but they provide a visceral and satisfying ride for fans of the hard stuff. --Katherine Turman ... Read more


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    5-0 out of 5 stars In an Era of Lousy Metal, Slipknot Delivers the Goods!
    First of all, if you are going to judge the band based on the gimmicky masks, I want to remind you of a few things.First of all, look at the band Kiss.They made some great music that has really stood the test of time, yet they went onstage all the time in full makeup.Secondly, what the band looks like has nothing to do with the musical experience.And lastly, because of the masks, the members of this band can live normal lives.No one really recognizes them without the masks, hence they don't suffer the burden of public recognition when they don't want it.

    I grew up in the late 80's/early 90's.I grew up on and still listen to bands like Guns 'n Roses, Metallica, Megadeth, Dream Theater, Iron Maiden, Motley Crue, Ozzy, Anthrax, and Van Halen.As far as the metal I enjoy listening to, apart from some prog metal bands you've never heard of, I always felt like Pantera was the last great metal band...that is until Slipknot showed up on the scene.

    I would say 98% of the 'metal' that has come out since the mid-90's is crap.Most of it really isn't even metal, and the rest is unoriginal and bland.With Slipknot, we get nine guys from Iowa who have liquid metal pumping through their veins and a talent for writing music that is ground breaking in the metal arena, but still commercially acceptable by the general public.They combine elements of rap, thrash, death metal, hardcore, and alternative music to make up a signature sound that sets this band apart from the rest.They took these risks and developed a new sound that has the heavy explosiveness of bands like Pantera and Slayer, yet sells albums like the Dave Matthews Band!A metal fan couldn't ask for more.

    I'm not that thrilled with the two followups to this debut album, simply because they don't develop the sound that much, but as far as this recording goes, I consider it to be one of the best metal albums of the last ten years.I saw the band a few times when they were touring for this album, including Ozzfest and Tattoo the Earth.The energy of the music comes alive and the band delivers an awesome concert experience.

    The more popular songs her are '(sic),' 'Eyeless,' 'Wait and Bleed,' and 'Spit it Out.'Besides the sheer heaviness, I like the band because of their versatility.All the songs on this disc sound different, and even within songs, the music takes on an almost progressive nature with all the different changes.A great example of this is the song 'Me Inside.'The band launches into a 'nursery-rhyme-type' vocal section reminiscent of Korn.Then for the break in between verses, we hear turntables.After the verse again, the vocals totally change into a strong, clear vocal that sounds more like Soundgarden, ('I wasn't promised a thing/You keep mocking me...') - and then for the line 'Before you know it/after you're gone' it sounds like Pantera.

    I'm not going to do a song-by-song analysis.Just buy the album and listen for yourself.It would be a major mistake to overlook this gem.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Did a kid review so I wouldnt have 2 register
    No matter how you feel about Slipknot or music in general, you'll probably feel this way about the album and the band:

    -if any, the songs to DL from this release are "wait and bleed," "eyeless," and "surfacing." if I had to pick one, I'd pick "wait and bleed" as it's most well-known and surprisingly light considering the band image. the musicians are moderately good, and the speedy energy of "wait and bleed" should hook you, or at least make you curious.

    -it doesn't really matter whether this band is the epitome of death or black or nu or thrash or speed metal (though they probably could be classified under nu, thrash, and speed). they are moderately good, though not a phenomenon. they're definitely worth a DL (see above), but I doubt any but the most devoted maggots (as slipknot fans are called) would call them the "best band ever."

    -their image might turn you off, and the same goes for the lyrics and musical atmosphere. But no matter your genre, try listening. I am a fan of quiet emo and love Billy Joel, but Slipknot appeals to me, no matter my mood. In other words, don't think you need to be an angsty adolescent/suicidal maniac obsessed with Satan to like this music. (I don't mean to assign any negative connotation to those labels.)

    later, n00bz!

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of my most favorite CDs I own
    You wake up straped by leather bounds to a bloody discetion table. You look up and see 9 masked men each armed with bloody discetion tools staring at you through their masks with looks of dispise in their flaming red eyes.

    This Digi pack I think is the coolest thing Slipknot has ever came out with! It's the orginal first CD but with 6 [sic] songs added!

    1) 74261700027 1/5 Its not a real song just an intro.

    2) (sic) 3/5 Awesome way to start the CD its a good song.

    3) Eyeless 5/5 One of the best songs on the CD. They got the term "you cant see California without Marlon Brando's eyes" from a mad man who would run around the streets in NYC screaming that.

    4) Wait and Bleed 4/5 One of their most famous songs.

    5) Surfacing 4/5 This song is like a timed bomb waiting to blow up the stupid teeny bopper MTV industry.

    6) Spit it Out 5/5 Totally awesome song which is one of my most favorite ones. The vocalist Corey Taylor raps and adds a thrashy metal voice to it.

    7) Tattered and Tworn 2/5 Nothing special about this song and I would say its the worst one the whole CD.

    8) Me Inside 5/5 Great song Corey adds a bit of melody to it which makes it a whole lot better.

    9) Liberate 4/5 This song is about someone closing themself off from the world because it's screwed up.

    10) Prosthetics 4/5 This song is based off the 1965 movie called "The Collector" its about a man who kidnaps a woman and adds her to his "collection".

    11) No Life 4/5 Not much to say about this one but I think its cool.

    12) Diluted 4/5 Every CD has a sad song and on this CD this is that sad song. You can feel the pain Corey has been through, through the lyrics and aggression he uses in his powerful voice.

    13) Only One 4/5 Good song but not much to say about it.

    14) Sissors 5/5 Incredible song! Its about a man who cuts his heart open. For the last few mins. of the song Corey the vocalist goes off on a solo which sounds soooo cool!

    15) Get This 4/5 This song is like a bottle rocket. From the moment its launched till the end its like one massive explosion.

    16) Spit it Out (Hyper version) 5/5 An even more crazier and faster version of the orginal "Spit it Out".

    17) Wait and Bleed (Terry Date Mix) 5/5 I really dont notice a difference between this one and the orginal.

    18) Interloper (Demo) 5/5 Sweet hardcore song Corey goes aboslutly crazy on this one!

    19) Despise (Demo) 3/5 A decent song but it soon evloves into the song "Purity" which is about a girl who gets buried alive by her crazy ex-boyfriend.

    20) Surfacing (Live) 4/5 The band sounds even cooler when they're live! ... Read more

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    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (28 August, 2001)
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    Right from the introductory shriek and grind of "(515)," you know Slipknot are deadly serious about making a real heavy metal album. Iowa is intimidating in its unforgiving heaviness. Produced to perfection by wunderkind Ross Robinson, it takes the best of Slayer as a starting point. "People = Shit," "The Heretic Anthem," and "New Abortion" are relentless and wholly brutal, but this is no mere thrash. "Disasterpiece" features a weird, hypnotic riff, while "Left Behind" comes across like a duet between Alice in Chains' Layne Staley and Slayer's Tom Araya. The rerecorded "Gently" builds slowly from industrial atmospherics to a punishing explosion of noise. The title track (also old and formerly known as "Killers Are Quiet") is a deeply unsettling heavy-metal "Midnight Rambler." Frontman Corey Taylor claims to have performed it naked and bleeding from self-inflicted wounds, which isn't hard to believe. This masterfully constructed collection is painfully raw and utterly compelling. --Dominic Wills ... Read more


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    4-0 out of 5 stars A mind blowing totally [sic] CD!
    Listining to this CD is like being hanged by a huge meat hook while crows peck out your eyes, demons pour rock salt on your open wounds, and maggots feeding off of your rotting flesh. Most people complain about Slipknot being such an angry band. Well in a since they have a right to be. They were all raised in the small deprived state of Iowa, some had abusive parents and Corey had a so called "Perfect" dad but he never got to meet. So basically these guys grew up thinking that people = sh*t because of all the stuff they've had to put up with. Parents dont let your kids listen to this CD and if they want to listen to Slipknot then buy them Volume 3: Subliminal Verses (which has no parental advisory sticker on it) Well heres my rating of all the songs on the CD:

    1) [515] 2/5 This isn't really a song its just an intro to the song People = Sh*t.

    2) People = Sh*t 5/5 This is a agressive song about the bands main views of the world and people in general. They consider people being equilivent to sh*t because we kill, we waste, and we pollute. Which I think is all somewhat true but people aren't that bad.

    3) Disasterpiece 4/5 This song is real gorey espically the part when the vocalist Corey Taylor says "I wanna slit your throat and f*ck the wound".

    4) My Plague 4/5 Its a decent song and was on the sound track to the first "Resindent Evil" movie.

    5) Everything Ends 2/5 I have to say that this is the worst song on the CD there's nothing real special about the lyrics and the vocalist keeps repeating "this is the end of everything"

    6) Heretic Anthem 1/5 This song is real hardcore but why I gave it a 1/5 is because I'm a Christan and this song goes against Christianity when the vocalist says "if you're 555 then I'm 666".

    7) Gently 3/5 This song orginally came off of their first CD called MFKR but they revised it. Its a good song it starts off nice and soft then gets real hardcore.

    8) Left Behind 5/5 Great song! The lyrics are cool and in this one the whole band did a great job on making it. It also has a kick ass music video which can be found on their "Disasterpieces" DVD.

    9) The Shape 5/5 This songs real cool the vocalist starts off in a calm but panicy voice then he unleshes his powerful screaming voice.

    10) I Am Hated 3/5 There's nothing real special about this song but I thought it was odd how they refer to themselfs as the "anti cancer, the only answer" and "bipolar gods".

    11) Skin Ticket 2/5 In this song the vocalist has a real morbid sounding voice and he keeps repeating "come see my cage built in my grave".

    12) New Abortion 5/5 This song is about deprived maggots like me who live in a small low populated deprived state where there's nothing to do and how the older people always blames things on my generation.

    13) Metabolic 5/5 (A.K.A Diluted part 2) This song is about how the vocalist Corey Taylor had a so called "perfect" dad he never got to meet. In the song he sings about how he tries to be like him but fails because he's not "perfect" then he refers to his life as "the ultimate irony" because he's tried so hard but has failed and "took a good life and made it all into a mockery".

    14) Iowa 4/5 This one is a MAMMOTH of a song. Its 14 mineuts long and its mostly instrumental. The sampler Craig has added some real morbid sounds to this song which makes it even more creapy.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This is My First Slipknot Album
    There are some songs on this album that have a good tune and some good lyrics like, Disasterpiece, Left Behind and I Am Hated.
    But in disasterpiece the beginning says,"I wanna slit your throat and f**k the woomb!" and thats just screwed up! but the rest of the album is diecent, defenentaly PARENTAL ADVISORY but pretty dang diecent!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Ok, you misunderstood everything magic drummer.
    Magic drummer dude, in case you didn't notice, I am not serious all the time. I was f**king around in my first iowa review. Yes I do hate them, no I probably couldn't beat joey, considering it's been 3 years since I've even touched a set. All I was really trying to do was get a response which I did when you responded, and show how dumb slipknot fans can be. (*COUGH* you *COUGH*) Even though I would most likely not beat joey on the drums, he still is a terrible drummer. You want some good drumming, you want "blazing feet" as you put it, go listen to Flo Mournier of cryptopsy. He can mop the floor with joey. I have a lack of knowledge? I can't even think of a response to that one, it's the dumbest insult I've ever seen. I never said I didn't like screaming, I said corey does nothing but scream, or he TRIES to sing. I never said anyone should listen to me either, I just STRONGLY state my opinion.

    You misunderstood all my reasons as why I hate slipknot. (idiot)

    1.Their masks are stupid because it's a gimmick to get little kids into thinking, "wow they wear creepy masks, they're so scary and different! i want their cd now!"
    2.Yes they do pretty much play the same chord all the time, they don't change to often.
    3.When you said "If you say they suck, usually that means that they are better than you", that didn't even make sense, unless you meant that I say they suck because I think I can play better, which I wasn't being serious about. (*rolls eyes*)
    4.Ya I am aware of that fact, but I meant that you never hear the other 4 or 5 guys at any point. Maybe a few bangs here, a few scratches there but that's it.
    5.PLENTY of people roar, it's not stupid, it's much harder to do then screaming. I really don't care if YOU can't understand what death metal vocalists are saying, a true metal head can understand anything.
    6.Afraid of clowns, how the hell did you get that out of "that clown pisses me off"? That just means that the clown makes me mad, he is so retarded looking <@8^P
    7.I was joking around on this 1, no they probably aren't gay, I made an accusation that they wear those masks to hide c*m stains on their faces, "it's probably sweat" lol you are so stupid dude. You COMPLETELY missed that one.
    8.We both agree here, ok.
    9.They still suck :P

    Ok, I've proven my point that slipknot fans are not intelligant. This magic drummer guy took my very goofy and kind of funny review and made it seem like I am the dumb one. When in reality, magic drummer is the fool for not knowing when someone is being silly. This again proves how dumb slipknot fans are. This also shows how defensive and close minded slipknot fans are, if you say ANYTHING bad about slipknot, they jump in your face and are all "slipknot owns you, shut the f**k up, they are the bestest band ever, YOU SUCK!" I just have to laugh at that (ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha). Thank you all for your time.

    Peace. ... Read more

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    Seasons In The Abyss
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (11 August, 1998)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
    This is awesome. This is the Slayer album that has something for every one. If you like the slower more midpace tempos of South of heaven youll like Blood Red, Expendable Youth, Dead Skin mask, Skeletons of Society, Temptation, and Seasons in The Abyss If yourr a speed freak, you will enjoy War Ensemble, Spirit In Black, Hollowed Point, and Born of Fire. The Solo's on South of heaven were amazing. These are even better. Every song is brutal, Every song is heavy. I think it is Slayers second best album. Reign in Blood being their best. 666

    1-0 out of 5 stars Eternal season in the lake of fire!
    Yeah! Do you really want to go hell?
    Listen to this cd and you'll know what kind of music demons likes to play. Of course you are burning all the time and can't see no one there. You are just alone with the beast.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Pure sh**!
    I belive in Jesus Christ as my saviour and I think that Slayer is no good for the people who want to believe in Him. Only Jesus can save you...this music isn't like Hell Awaits...Slayer sold them music for the commecially industry... ... Read more

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    Far Beyond Driven
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 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 Excellent effort by the boys in pantera
    I'm a huge fan of pantera, and this is by FAR their best record (once again, not saying that their others are bad in any sense of the word, this is just THAT damn good).The songs flow spectacularly, and bring out the best (lyrically) in Phil Anselmo.Dimebag Darrell's guitar was one of the best in metal, and the same could be said by his blood on the drums, Vinnie Paul.Rex brown's awesome bass play rounds out easily one of the best metal bands EVER, and the strength and work of this band is evident on this record.Favorites: good friends and a bottle of pills, I'm broken, becoming, hard lines and sunken cheeks, shedding skin, planet caravan.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Dimebag and Co. dominate on "Driven"
    For an album to stand the test of time, two critical things are needed: good production and great musicianship. It's safe to say that (Pantera's third album) "Far Beyond Driven" has both of these things, because, over a decade after its release, it's as great as it ever was.

    First, the production: I've never had a problem with the production on any of Pantera's albums (except for maybe their 1980's hair metal albums), and "Far Beyond Driven" is no exception. Production can be a bit tricky sometimes; some good metal albums have suffered from a bad production. For instance, take Megadeth's "So Far, So Good..." album: Megadeth did a great job, musically, (and the album sounded fine in the `80's) but, over the years, it has become more and more stale sounding. Terry Date, Pantera's typical lead producer, does a strong, robust job, here. The result is a batch of songs that are extra crunchy and have a harder edge on them.

    Next, the musicianship is, as always, top notch. More pummeling drums, puke stained vocals, and propulsive bass lines. But it's the guitars that, once again, dominate the maelstrom. When you hear the sludgy guitars on "Far Beyond Driven" bob, crunch, grind, start/stop, beep, pound, shriek, thump, groove, ascend/downshift, cascade, soar, machine gun, run, surge, shake, rattle, and steam roll (and about everything in between), you know it's just another day at the office for Dimebag Darrell.

    Highlights include:

    "Strength Beyond Strength" has rushing iron riffs, a thumping beat, and good drumming (especially in the beginning). The mid-section is slower, but after that, things pick up where they left off. The middle of this song also has a riff that goes up and down, like it's running over hills. Did I mention this song also has Phil's constant howling?
    "Becoming" has off-kilter guitars, a mini-solo, and fast double bass drumming (which become especially apparent at the end.)
    "5 Minutes Alone" is a fan favorite that would have been well suited to be on of the album's first singles. It's grinding guitars, staccato vocals, and great chorus make it a fan favorite. And the slow bobbing guitars at the end are tailor made for headbanging.
    "I'm Broken," a single, has a groovy guitars and another pounding beat. Dimebag lays down a great, snowballing solo here, as well.
    "Good Friends..." finds Phil making all kinds of weird noises. One moment he's calmly growling, one moment it sounds like he's, um...taking a dump, and the next moment he's whispering, and, finally, it sometimes sounds like he's coughing! The guitars on this one are usually supple and restrained, but this song is a highlight because of Phil's abnormal vocals and downright perverted lyrics.
    I enjoy how the beat of "Hard Lines" shifts gears. It slows down, then speeds up, then slows, down, then speeds up.
    "Slaughtered" has a machine gun intro, more low, gruff singing, and chugging guitars (which chug fast, pause briefly, then chug again).
    "25 Years" has a skipping beat, similar to "We'll Grind that Axe for a Long Time" (from 2000's "Reinventing the Steel") and "Shedding Skin" not only has an appetizing title, but also three guitar solos! The first one is, of course, very good, the second (my personal favorite) has two parts to it, and guitar solo number three ascends like a steep mountain.
    Finally, "Planet Caravan," originally done by Black Sabbath, is a good cover but also a good song in its own right (and a great closer!) Its soft percussion (what sounds like-I'm not saying they are, they just sound like-tribal drums) and dreary, spacey vocals give this song a dreamy feel. Pantera give this song their own sound while also remaining true to the original. Pantera several covers ("Hole in the Sky," "Cat Scratch Fever," "Electric Funeral," and this) and did `em well. I predict that if Pantera had remained a band, they would have turned out a covers album in a couple of years.

    So,"Far Beyond Driven" is close to but falls just short of its predecessor, "Vulgar Display of Power" in terms of greatness. This album may not be the standard setting landmark that "Vulgar" was (it's not as innovative as that album), but the bone crunching riffs and energy that bounces off the walls make almost every song on this album a hit.

    Plus, you know it's got to be great. What other album is as heavy as this and debuted at number one on the charts?

    5-0 out of 5 stars Classic
    This Album by Pantera, "Far Beyond Driven", is easily my favourite Pantera Album. Where "Cowboys From Hell" issued in a new direction for Pantera (Although there were still some of their 'Glam'-roots evident throughout) and was a very good Album, classic for die-hard Pantera fans for obvious reasons. And "Vulgar Display of Power" was very much in fact a 'New level of Confidence and Power', in which Pantera showed their more aggressive, hardcore side..with Dimebag Darrell (R.i.P) proving he was and always will be one of the most innovative, dynamic and consistent Metal guitarists of all time. "Far Beyond Driven" just has a mature feel to it, an attitude that is awe-inspiring, riffs and songs that are equally as unforgettable as on their previous Albums, and really..it's the sound of a band in their Prime.

    "Far Beyond Driven" also surprisingly gained a Grammy Nomination, and is possibly Pantera's most commercial Album. Which isn't at all a bad thing, since it would have turned alot of people's heads and introduced many to the world of Heavy Metal. "Far Beyond Driven" also saw Dimebag Darrell at his most influential, with bands such as Slipknot and Lamb of God saying that they listened to this Album over and over again, inspired mostly by Dimebag's heavy-as-hell, tight riffing.

    "The Great Southern Trendkill" which followed this truly classic Album, also was very good but seemed to lack something. It's the Album that allegedly was made with the bandmembers in separate States. Phil Anselmo at his home in New Orleans, and Dime, Vinne Paul and Rex Brown in Austin, Texas. There were reports of fueding as well, and it would eventually be the beginning of Pantera's downfall, as their next release..2000's "Reinventing The Steel" was average at best.

    This Album is full of relentless intensity, powerhouse chugging riffage and is probably Pantera's heaviest release. Songs like "Becoming", "Slaughtered", "Use My Third Arm" and "5 Minutes Alone", in particular, are all very tight and show what aggressive Metal sounds like. "Strength Beyond Strength" is a great opener, as it leans alot towards their previous release "Vulgar Display of Power" but introduces the listener to a new sounding, even heavier Pantera. The two longest songs, "Hard Lines and Sunken Cheeks" (7:01) and "25 Years" (6:05), also showcase Pantera at their best with melody and being able to keep the intensity for the entire 6 or 7 minutes. The ending to "Hard Lines and Sunken Cheeks" is also a highlight on this excellent Album.

    "Shedding Skin" reminds me of "This Love" in many ways. And "I'm Broken" is one of the loudest and almost massive-sounding songs on this CD. "Throes of Rejection" is a great song that keeps the intensity going until the very awesome final song, the cover of Black Sabbath's "Planet Caravan".

    Overall, this Album is unforgettable. Pantera, as a whole, is an unforgettable band that changed the face of 90's Heavy Metal. And Dimebag Darrell was, is, and always will be remembered for his extremely talented, jaw-droppingly awesome, heavy-as-hell riffing, that inspired pretty much every Metal band around today. ... Read more

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    Disembody: The New Flesh
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    2-0 out of 5 stars This is a ....damn boring album....
    I really wished I had'nt wasted my cash on this album.At heart its just another washed up nu-metal album, no charicter, no real emotion, just repeditive non-sence.The lyrics stand out as one of the worst charicters of this record, with dumb mindless anthem like songs, that have about 4 words in each track.Washed up & boring, I wouldnt buy this if I were you.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
    One of the best metal bands around.Very heavy.Also check out "reVolting Room" and "Bound, Gagged, and Blindfolded".

    With metal bands this good, Metallica should be banished from the planet.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Viva Zapata
    What can I say that hasn't already been said??? In February of 1999 a relatively unknown thrash metal band from the Bay Area named Skinlab released their sophomore album and (in my opinion) did what no other thrash band did before them: they perfected the genre of thrash. Disembody should be put in a time capsule so 30 years from now all the bands can look back and see how metal should really sound. It doesn't get any better than this folks.... ... Read more

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    The More Things Change
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Machine Head's Very Good Follow-Up To "Burn My Eyes"
    What a great opener "Ten Ton Hammer" is. And what a great song. This album "The More Things Change.." is such a good follow-up to "Burn My Eyes" it almost betters it in some ways. Robb Flynn's vocals are so very good too, along with the riffs that are so tight, and the drumming which is just fantastic.

    I bought this album a while ago, back in 1999, and as with Fear Factory's "Demanufacture", it changed my whole outlook on Heavy Metal. Machine Head write some really catchy songs that you can really mosh to. Seeing them Live would be awesome.

    From the great opener, and definitely one of the greatest Machine Head songs ever written, "Ten Ton Hammer", right through to "Blood of The Zodiac"..Get ready to listen to an angry, pummeling, riff-tastic album. The best songs to me, and surely to others, would have to be "Ten Ton Hammer", "Take My Scars", "Down To None" (With it's cool slow intro, and powerful chorus..), "The Frontlines" (Riffs!!..), "Spine" (Another one of my favourite Machine Head songs..), "Violate" (A crawling intro really adds a kind of tension to it..It's actually that way for the entire song up until about 6 minutes, then it turns into Thrash/Hardcore, then slows down to a really headbanging riff..), and "Blistering" (Riffs!!..).

    The song "Violate" i've read in interviews, is really personal to Robb Flynn although he doesn't exactly say why. All he says is "Read the lyrics.." ..It's one of the slowest songs on here, but isn't quite a slow, 'acoustic', song..It's really just a crawling riff through the entire song pretty much. It's a great song, and one of my favourites on this album. They also shot a pretty cool video for "Ten Ton Hammer" as well.

    In a time when 'Nu-Metal' was starting to rise to it's peak, Machine Head with this album at least, really don't get caught in it. They stick mainly to their "Burn My Eyes" sound, while still producing something different, and a little more dark in my opinion. If you're new to Machine Head this is the perfect start.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece
    "The More Things Change..." is one of the best Machinehead CD's released. Standout tracks include "Ten Ton Hammer", "Take My Scars", "Bay of Pigs", "Blood of The Zodiac", and "Spine". Rob Flynn is an awesome vocalist. The guitars and bass are great too. However, sometimes the songs get boring and the drums aren't especially great. Other than that, this album is rocks!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Brutal, brutal, brutal.
    This disc along with Burn My Eyes will change your life. True metal classics worthy of your time and money. Ten Ton Hammer is probably (as the name would suggest) the single heaviest song ever. There is blistering speed, crushing weight, and mature songwriting contained within. Enjoy. ... Read more

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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (12 March, 1996)
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    If Sepultura's album Chaos A.D. established the band as more than just another death metal outfit, Roots expands both its search for identity and its quest for sheer aural destruction. Frontman Max Cavalera explores his past in "Roots, Bloody Roots" and "Endangered Species," and plays with a remote Brazilian tribe on "Rattamahatta". Elsewhere, Sepultura experiments with minor-key dynamics and atonal harmonics, imbuing their wall of noise with an oppressive sense of mystery. They also extend their musical horizons, adding clattering tin drums and what sounds like a jew's-harp to "Breed Apart," and garnishing "Lookaway" with DJ scratching, half-speed vocals, and a gothic, chiming mid-section.--Jon Wiederhorn ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Unsurpassable ever since...
    With so much water having flown into the river since the release of "Roots" certain concrete conclusions can be safely drawn.

    All the bands that were influenced by this monumental album (including Max Cavalera's own Soulfly) have not been able to match the incomparable ferocity and raw rage that Roots unleashed onto an unsuspectful public almost 10 years ago.
    It is highly unlikely anyone ever will too.
    If we were to scan for the most significant releases in music (and i mean in all the musical spectrum) "Roots" would rate way up there amongst the most original and influential albums of all time, not to mention one that drew yes many copycats but like all genius efforts it's nearly impossible to reproduce.

    Obviously for anyone who's heard it, the winning factor here is the truly hair-raising percussions (involving even tribal percussionists from Brazil). This tribal feeling achieved in Roots isnt only unique in its conception, but it would take someone totally devoid of any musical appreciation not to be utterly shaken upon hearing it. Nothing to take away from the guitars of course, because without the surreally vicious riffs Sepultura came up with here the percussion alone wouldnt be able to do the trick. The guitars here pushed the envelope to unimagined limits:
    dense, ultra-tight, and angry beyond belief but more importantly melodic nevertheless. Sepultura proved that guitars can have the weight of an eighteen-wheeler without being simply pointless noise. Or, that you can make a stunningly heavy song with a melody people can remember, in stark contrast with literally 100s of metal bands who consume themselves in decibels but fail miserably in the musical department.

    Clearly this was the band's paramount effort and with the departure of Max Cavalera afterwards they were never able to match themselves this musical masterpiece.

    The title song and not only have become heavy rock classics in dj sets around the world ever since and it will take some seriously out of this world effort to dethrone them from their place of rock glory.

    What's more substantial is that the band established themselves with "Roots" as one with one of the most important rock albums of all time under their belts, one of those albums that justifiably deserve the title of "definitive rock album", in fact, and as far as I'm concerned it's among the top 5 rock albums in this genre's history.
    If for whatever reason you've missed out on this classic do yourself a huge favor and discover it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars i love the south america metal the make
    just a good trash album and there are a lot of things this cd has
    that some bands just don't have on their albums the only bad thing
    the singer left and he made soulfly and i don't like soulfly that much
    but i recommend this album to people who need different metal

    5-0 out of 5 stars ALL HAIL SEPULTURA!!!
    This is one of my favorite Sepultura albums, as it's not quite death metal and it has a more distinct sound to it, sort of like Chaos A.D. What's better is that Mike Patton and Jonathan Davis make guest vocals. (Heck, Korn was better back then.) The best song on this classic is "Attitude", which is dark like a song off Korn's debut album, but Sepultura tends to mix their own style with it. "Ratamahatta" is a great track, and so is "Roots Bloody Roots". This album ties with "Chaos A.D." for the best Sepultura album. You will not regret buying this, unless you're way too obsessed with emo, or worse yet, pop music. ... Read more

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    Evil Empire
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (16 April, 1996)
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    As the vitriol spewed from Evil Empire, Rage Against the Machine's long-awaited follow up to their 1993 debut owes much to Chuck D.'s polemic fury and rapid-fire urgency--though as always the band rages without hip-hop machinery in favor of the heavy-duty power tools of rock. But no matter if Rage against the Machine amounts to revolutionary rap, protest metal, or a combination of the two, the band's command of sonic rage makes Evil Empire a powerful assault in any musical language.

    But wait, there's more to the name. Raging against the machine, like yelling at the TV, is woefully misdirected. Lyricist Zack de la Rocha is clearly someone with strong political views--particularly when it comes to the plight of fellow Mexicans on both sides of the border. He vents his indignation sharply at times ("Vietnow," "Without a Face"), rather clumsily and artlessly most others. Music this angry should be aimed at something more specific than an entire race or nation or government, or else it risks sounding like the empty rants of confused postpubescent rebellion. If only Rage against the Machine's raw musical muscles were grinding over a focused message, lord knows how potent they could be. --Roni Sarig

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    5-0 out of 5 stars There are a lot of naive listeners here
    At first when I listened to the album, I was all in for the good riffs and the angrish rage. But I did not understand the meanings or their aim. If I kept this perspective, I would have blindly reviewed their material and commenting only on morello's guitar talent, or the potential this band could have, or zack's political rants. But, as I did some research over the meaning, and this is what I found on zack's site.

    People of the Sun
    This song was first written about the original California Chicano natives. But as the song developed more, the lyrics changed to focus on the Zapatista Movement in southern Mexico. The Zapatistas, an army of indigenous farmers in Chiapas, Mexico, launched an armed uprising on January 1, 1994.

    Bulls on Parade
    Bulls on Parade discusses the American structure of force -- from the armed forces to the C.I.A.

    This song slams right wing AM radio shows such as "The G. Gordon Liddy Show", "Rush Limbaugh" and "The Laura Schleschinger Show". With completle media control, these programs are able to dominate airwaves with propaganda of the right. Fear is what controls those who listen to these programs.

    Zack describes the horrific conditions of domestic violence u.

    01 (Hugh Pouliot): The struggle and sorrow of being revolutionary.
    02 (Phillip Lomax): A snakecharmer controls a snake and the song is about you being controled and used by people who say they are your friends, but these people are lying and dont want to know you when something new comes along example lyrics:- "Your friendship disapears when the wind re-directs!" This song could also point to you being used by your government!

    Tire Me
    Zack has said that this song was written to "celebrate the death of Richard Nixon". I think it's rather self-explanatory.

    Rollin' Down Rodeo
    The poor people in the ghetto must direct their anger toward the class which causes their misery. This is most easily done by rolling down Rodeo Drive with a shotgun in hand. The lower classes only kill themselves by destroying eachother and their neighbourhoods. also this song is about racism against rich blacks, and how they are unofficially banned from places like rodeo drive "these people ain't seen a brown - skinned man since thier grandparents bought one"

    Without a Face
    Explaining the plight of Mexican immigrants in America. United States officials and representatives build Berlin Walls across the border to preserve the 'purity of christian values'.

    Wind Below
    This was based on the essay, "The Southeast in Two Winds" by Subcomandante Marcos. Marcos describes the Zapatistas, and the Chiapas as "the wind below"...as it is rising up, and a storm is brewing. This song is about the movement, and the EZLN's fight for justice. The United States media silences the movement.

    Roll Right
    "Send them to the seventh level" is referring to Dante's nine levels of hell, the seventh being the place where war-mongers are sent.

    Year of the Boomerang
    Frantz Fanon coined the phrase "Year of the Boomerang" in a speech about the time when violent uprisings will come back and nail imperialists in the face.

    1-0 out of 5 stars nope. this sucks.
    morello was never good at guitar. he's worse than cobain and that's saying something awful. what's with the singer? he's like a mosquito that won't go away. you hear him buzzing with his gay political agenda, but you try not to listen. someone needs to swat this turd to commie china. that's rage. grown men who love lying to kids making millions off them with music with no skill with a lame and bogus political statement. have fun, boys and girls. these homos love to suck the blood out of you.

    4-0 out of 5 stars great stuff, not the best though
    Once again, I see people docking Rage for being political.NO ONE ELSE DID THAT IN THE 90's. They used MTV like a puppet to get their message across. These "reviewers" then push the flag-waving, , democracy rules philosiphy, then diss the band because they can't admit their talet and they're biased against hip-hop. While a good amount of rage listeners are slack-offs, nearly all of thier intellegent fan base now that they're not around is made up of college kids, musicians, and activists trying to CORRECT the flaws in the system, not blow everything up. But to those who are yelling, just remember that the only people whose minds you are going to change are people with a lot of free time, nothing to do , and an internet connection. Not really a way to reach the key audience for your rants. Try Alabama.

    Musically this album is really good. rage had something their contemporaries didn't: MUSICAL ABILITY. Morello invented the pedal-heavy solo but he made it unique and interesting. Unlike the three note "solos" we get from "metal" bands like Korn and Linkin Park. Timmy C.'s bass is the main problem. He stopped slapping, which (for me at least) made the music a lot less powerfull. But I can tell that they didn't want to sound like they were copying the Chilli Peppers or 311 so they decided to *gasp* TRY SOMETHING NEW for the decade and play actual bass parts along with following the guitar. The drummer's fantastic, hip-hop meets funk-rock. Great sound. Finally, Zack's lyrics are less direct and urgent than on the debeut. But that's a byproduct of the fact that the band sounds a lot tighter musically. A great set-up for the battle of L.A.

    For those who still want to diss Rage for the whole Major-Label thing: "If you want to fight Empire, you first must become a part of it."-George Orwell
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    Around the Fur
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    1-0 out of 5 stars Awful!
    I hate this album! This is so bad! i hate it! Try somethinge else instead but not Tool or U2....or Saxon! They are all terrible bands!

    5-0 out of 5 stars My first and Favorite
    This is the first cd that I ever purchased when I got my first job(with my own money that is), and I believe that there is no other album on which my money would've been better spent.The deftones single-handedly changed the way I listen to music, and continue to do so to this day.With that being said, I really do believe this is their finest work.Some would say that white pony is their best, and all of the big three (adrenaline, around the fur, white pony) are absolutely amazing in different ways.Adrenaline has raw, somewhat unfocused power (that a debuting badn should have).Around the fur is more focused, andthe album just flows a little bit better than adrenaline.White pony is easily their most experimental work (coincidentally their best selling also), but still doesn't fail to have the trademark deftones "feel" (and if you listen to the deftones, you know what I'm talking about).Around the fur just stands above the other two to me just by having songs that stick out more in my head.The entire album is phenomenal, and I honestly don't think it has a bad track or "filler".Some are stronger than others of course.My favorites are Dai the flu, damone, lhabia, my own summer, and lotion.Can't wait for their new album! (supposedly due out this fall)

    5-0 out of 5 stars FULL BLAST


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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (11 October, 1994)
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    Combining the stop-start rhythms of Helmet, the hip-hop assault of Rage Against the Machine and the brooding vocals of Faith No More, Bakersfield, California band Korn concocted a golden formula that would reanimate the dormant corpse of heavy metal. The band's self-titled debut is a teenage-fantasy-endorphin-rush--a subversive noisefest as angry and hostile as Slayer but with a propulsive groove perfect for skateboarding, vandalism, or jumping up and down until you're nauseous. Songs like "Blind," "Clown," and "Shoots and Ladders" blend dark, bleak riffs with head-spinning guitar effects and scream-and-response choruses. But even at their most vitriolic, Korn imbue their blustery music with a cathartic element of fun.--Jon Wiederhorn ... Read more


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    5-0 out of 5 stars This Album Rocks!
    This has to be KoRn's best album.You'd have to be stupid not to buy it.

    1-0 out of 5 stars here's an accurate review
    1. Blind: 0/5 a bad song period
    2. Ball Tongue: 0/5 an even worse song
    3. Need To: 0/5 awful but accurate as in korn needs to give up
    4. Clown: 0/5 one of the most annoying tracks on this album but yes korn is a clown of a band but i'm still not laughing
    5. Divine: 0/5 proved that members of korn are retards especially the beginning
    6. Faget: 0/5 well said
    7. Shoots and Ladders: 0/5 even the board game sucks
    8. Predictable: 0/5 yeah korn's music is predictable considering it all sounds the same
    9. Fake: 0/5 as in korn has fake talent and skills. yeah i agree
    10. Lies: 0/5 yep other reviewers lie when they say korn is good
    11. Helmet: 0/5 i could use a helmet because i'd rather bash my head against the wall than listen to this or anything by korn.
    12. Daddy: 0/5 one of the worst endings of any album.

    in conclusion: rap metal sucks, nu metal sucks, and rap rock sucks. forget these posers and listen to real metal.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Part of the birth of Nu-Metal
    Now I can't say that this album was the true birth of new metal because there are many bands that contributed to that, but this album is a major milestone.

    I broke this album down as follows:
    1. Blind: 7/5 - classic song, in your face, excellent single
    2. Ball Tongue: 5/5 - nice fell to the song, another in your face song.
    3. Need to: 5/5 - I love the guitars in this song
    4. Clown: 4/5 - I liked this song at first but it's not a fav
    5. Divine: 4/5
    6. Faget: 99999/5 - excellent song, should've made it on greatest hits, made absolute favorite song.
    7. Shoots and Ladders: 3/5 - Even tho I'm a huge Korn fan I hate this song, the feel of the song is good but honestly, anyone can sing lullabies.
    8. Predictable: 4/5 - love the feel of the song, and guitars
    9. Fake: 5/5 - Another personal favorite
    10. Lies: 3/5 - Never grew on me
    11. Helmet in the Bush: 6/5 - Great song (if you could ever find out the true meaning), awesome live.

    Hands down, this album is truly a classic. It was orginal in it's time. Of course it has been copied horribly since then, and Korn has experimented with different sounds, but this is by far their best work. ... Read more

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    Satisfaction Is The Death Of Desire
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (11 November, 1997)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Classic That Will Go Down In History
    [...]. Hatebreed isn't death metal. They're straight in your face hardcore mixed with the brutality of metal, a winning combination. Come on, who could not love the brutality Jamey Jasta and gang deliver straight towards your face? I'm sure you've never heard of Hatebreed in 1997, unless you're a hardcore fan. I was only 9 years old at that time, so I have an excuse. "Before Dishonor" brings the guitar work of Sepultura mixed in with the hardcore tinges of Warzone and Earth Crisis, without the straight edge stuff (I think drugs are wicked. They took the lives of such great people, like Chris Farley, Brad Nowell and Layne Staley). "Before Dishonor" has Jamey's vocals a tad bit deeper than on his new stuff, but it's still great. Slightly better. (I still love Hatebreed.) "Last Breath" is another classic, even though it's only a minute and a half long. It still delivers right to your ears. It's just that great. The whole freakin' CD is awesome. What are you waiting for? Get off you ass and buy it!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Freaking awsome
    After listening to Hatebreed I thought that they were just another metal band manufacturing riffs but after listening to this and the other albums they lyrically talented i even got the chance to see them live and their stage presence blew me away everyone in the room went crazy and such a great atmosphere. As for this album its definatly my favourite.

    From literally no promotion they sold over 200,000 copies of their album so they gotta be doing something right. This band is anything but mainstream.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Only posers &jocks enjoy this crap
    I dont see how any one into real brutal music (deathmetal) can enjoy such crap specialy because all the songs here sound exectly like the previous...Whykids call repetition brutality? I dont understand that and never will because? Honestly? I hate hardcore music because only winps andjocks enjoythis garbage. Hatebreed's "satisfaction is the death of desire" has nothing good or great about it and all you straight edge fa*gots needto hang yourselfes... I quess im too old for this new generation so i rather listing to my morbid angel or death or possessed collection insted of this and you realy want to listing to actual brutal music? Listing to cryptopsy,disgore, severe torture, dyingfetus,necrophagist, and, devourment. Skip this trash. ... Read more

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    The Death of Your Perfect World
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Nonstop
    The vocals, the guitars, the speed, the breakdowns...all perfect. Buried Alive were one of my favorite hardcore bands. Of course, like all hardcore bands, they break up. Scott has re-emerged with Terror, which is a pretty decent continuation of Buried Alive, but the lyrics are way too simple and repetitive.Anyway, this CD is anger and energy, just what you need from your hardcore heroes.Amen.

    3-0 out of 5 stars maybe...
    if this cd was as good as they are live, but no.it is good, but they only redeemable thing i that jamey jasta (hatebreed) is on it.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Another great Victory release!
    Victory Records delivers... yet again.Buried Alive is yet another great hardcore band from Buffalo NY.If you like Victory youll like this release. STRAIGHTEDGE FOREVER! ... Read more

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    For Those Who Were Crucified
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Must Have for Hardcore Lovers
    All Out War makes some of the most brutal hardcore around and it really shines through on this release.It comes across as much more of a hardcore album than their debut, which was more metal-sounding.Everything is tight on this record and mike score's voice is as evil as ever.Buy it now or else...

    5-0 out of 5 stars Music for brutal murder...
    I love this CD- strictly for the hardcore. Everytime I listen to this CD, I want to go out and kill. All Out War dish out the heaviest of metal, and the hardest of the hardcore. Tight, precise, brutal, and crisply produced. The drums are recorded great, as is the bass, and the guitar onslaught. I'm not even a total hardocre head, as I listen to a wide range of music (Squarepusher, Miles Davis, Sonic Youth, Plunderphonics, et al.) but this CD simply kills.

    4-0 out of 5 stars ..
    All Out War, great hardcore in a true form. All songs are good, lyrics good, nice riffs solos good voice everything is good, just not great. The songs get a little to long but really this tendancy to drag on is the only problem. This CD is otherwise incredible jsut falling short to the likes of Hatebreed, Zao, Inside Out, Mushmout the greats of the hardcore/metal scene. All patrons of hardcore this is definatly album to own no doubt about it but if your iffy about hardcore or new to it start with some like Hatebreed or Inside Out then move onto this... it grows on you with time... ... Read more

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    Progression Through Unlearning
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Hardcore Classic
    Snapcase, in my opinion, is one of the best hardcore bands to have ever graced this earth. It's a good break if you want to flee from the metalcore scene for a while. This CD proves it. "Caboose", the opener, has a catchy beginning and it is different from the stuff off "Designs For Automotion" and "End Transmission". This is for any hardcore or screamo fan. It sucks that this band broke up two months ago, but they had to move on and all good things have to come to an end.

    5-0 out of 5 stars raw, heavy, awesome
    There is nothing to compare this album to. Sure, the songs get repitative at times, but the songs Caboose, Zombie Prescription, Killing Yourself to Live, and Weak Tyrant all but wash that away. Just listen to the first 20 seconds of any of those songs, and you will most likely be hooked, especially if it's Caboose or Zombie Prescription. Maybe not the best music I've ever heard, or my favorite, but it is without question the most energetic. Incredible.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent stuff
    Hardcore today has become a problematic genre. Too many subgenres, many of them truly awful unfortunately, clog the title. There was a point somewhere in that vague swirling mass of music I love known as the 90's that gave rise to a crossbreeding of metal, punk and all things melodic which yielded some excellent results. Taking cues from Helmet and Quicksand as much as Minor Threat and Bad Brains, Snapcase really pull off an exceptionally good example of a music style which has sadly gone to crap by the band's "successors".
    The melodies coupled with aggression flow together extremely well. The vocals might be hard to tolerate for some, but compared to some of today's metalcore and emocore vocalists I would gladly prefer the former to the latter. Not all of Snapcase's releases have been this good, but I would definitely recommend this one which truly exhibits them at their creative and aggressive peak. Quality hardcore. ... Read more

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    Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (05 February, 1993)
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    If you're going to own one DK's record, this is it. It's all here in raw, uncut form--Jello Biafra's sneering vocals, the satire that poked like a stick in the eye, and the instrumental blitz that joined East Bay Ray's surf guitar with slaughterhouse rhythm. Soon after this debut, Biafra would fall into Lenny Bruce's trap of parading his legal hassles instead of making art.On Fresh Fruit, though, he throws firebomb after firebomb, hitting every chosen target with "I Kill Children," "Holiday in Cambodia," "California Uber Alles," and "Let's Lynch the Landlord." Dated? A little, sure, but it remains a landmark of lefty politics and violent music. --Michael Ruby ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Punk Masters
    Yep here it is raw, foul and amazing DK's rock it out in this unpolished masterpiece.

    1-0 out of 5 stars terrible tripe
    these guys think they are SO important, that everyone cares what they have to say.Well you know what, they are obsolete and did more bad than good, just like all of punk music! all you whiny people should just stop buying hair gel and get a real job.Or go get London Calling instead of this mop bucket slop!!

    3-0 out of 5 stars Better than the Pistols...
    Okay, so the Sex Pistols were the 'pioneers of punk' and all that crap, but the truth is Jello Biafra and the Dead Kennedys wrote better song, actually had a social message and well, were more enjoyable to listen to. While to the casual listener this is mindless and authentic raw punk. The rawness of this music is a refreshing contrast to the soppy ballads of so-called 'rock bands', and the bubble-gum pop disguised as punk of modern 'punk rock' bands.

    However, the songs could do with a bit more composure. They are a touch TOO mindless. Btw, 'Kill The Poor' is the standout track. But certainly one of the better incarnations of the late punk movement. ... Read more

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    Complete Discography
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (26 February, 1990)
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    Fugazi fans already know that this is the original gospel according to Ian MacKaye. This Washington, D.C., quartet hit harder, faster, and franker than just about anybody--and were willing to see through their own bull as quickly as anyone else's. MacKaye manages to be charismatic and confrontational at the same time: tossing brilliant, genuinely funny asides into his serious-as-a- heart-attack lyrics. Meanwhile, the band, led by Lyle Preslar's staggering guitar attack, pushes MacKaye on with the tightest, most razor-sharp sound in all of hardcore. Nothing in the punk pantheon can come close to "In My Eyes," "Out of Step," or "Salad Days." Absolutely essential. --Michael Ruby ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest albums released
    Minor threat as you may know is a hardcore straight edge band who actually started the whole scene thing with X's on the hands, Theyre anger and ferocity towards things really show in this album such as "bottled violence", theyre speed and vigor they have throughout this album is amazing combined with interesting lyrics and great riffs turn into some amazing tracks, a definite must get for any one who really likes punk music

    5-0 out of 5 stars Run. Don't Walk to the record store.
    If you don't own this CD, you're a dong. I don't wanna hear it

    5-0 out of 5 stars A true classic...
    Minor Threat are among the most important bands to ever leave their mark on the punk scene. While they never had the longevity of the Ramones or the massive sales of the Sex Pistols they came to define an entire movement that on even today. Ian McKaye and company thumped with a double-time tough guy punk vibe that helped get the hardcore movement off and running. Being the kings of the D.C. scene they also inspired much of the intellectual side of the hardcore scene that many in other areas were attempting to avoid. Liberal without being weak, intelligent without being nerdy (well - excluding Brian Baker), and musically powerful as all hell - Minor Threat are to be held among the legends.

    This compilation of their entire released catalog (other tracks do exist elsewhere) with classics and clunkers alike. It's all mixed up and mastered to sound nice and clear and the redone artwork includes full lyrics and photographs that chronicle the bands rise to power. Thankfully it lacks a big rant from a famous critic (classy) with all sorts of pointless praise and instead includes the classic cover artwork to "Out of Step" on the back. From beginning to end, Minor Threat evolved from a primitive hardcore band with a brain that howled against the system to a rather melodic band that hinted at Ian McKaye's future projects. With Minor Threat there isn't such thing as a dull moment, and this compilation does much to cement this fact.

    The key tracks that help define the band to a newcomer might include the double-kicking "Filler", the raging "Screaming at a Wall", and personal anthem "Minor Threat". Other key performances pop up on "12XU" and "Guilty of Being White" as well. While this CD really doesn't have any missing links, these tracks are a good introduction to the band and will help the beginner find his way around the ever-important world of Minor Threat. If you've been in the hardcore scene long enough and you don't own all of these songs and you need to be reading the review - shame on you.

    Minor Threat are a classic band from a time long by that needs to be continually praised and remembered for their short career. Unlike many bands they left when they should have, avoided a crap reunion and kept the memory alive through recordings that are still powerful to this day. If you're an old-skool fan you should already own these tracks. If you're new to all of this...BUY IT!

    You won't regret the decision. ... Read more

    Asin: B000000JO3
    Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock   


    New World Disorder
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (08 June, 1999)
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    2-0 out of 5 stars Not very good by Biohazard standards...
    This is undoubtebly one Of the Bio's weakest albums. I just can't get into it. At this stage of their career they had lost their way slightly. There are a couple of ok songs like 'Resist' and 'Dogs of war', but the rest of it is just rap-metal crap. This and Uncivilisation are their worst efforts. I picked up Kill or be killed recently and was really impressed by what I heard. As for those idiots who said Biohazard is jumping on the 'metalcore' bandwagon, they created this sound you morons, some 10 years ago!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A MUST HAVE FOR BIOHAZARD FANS-
    Definately one of there best albums. These guys are at Pantera level. This album is true biohazard.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Definitely not the best from Biohazard
    I was never a big fan of "New World Disorder" since it's release in 1999, and I was afraid when I first heard this album that Biohazard was starting to lose their edge.Thankfully, I was wrong, but "New World Disorder" remains one of the few lowpoints for this otherwise incredible band.Songs like "Switchback", "End of My Rope", and "Skin" just seem so generic, so un-Biohazard that it makes me scratch my head at wondering if the band was trying to be more successful comemrcially here with this album.After all, this was released at nu-metal's height where it seemed any band with a rapping singer and downtuned guitars managed to sell a million albums in a week.While this album does have a few bright spots, this is definitely not Biohazard's finest hour.Check out "State of the World Address", the classic "Urban Discipline", "Mata Leao", "Uncivilization", and the recent "Kill or Be Killed" if you want to hear some of this band's best. ... Read more

    Asin: B00000J7Q7
    Sales Rank: 97146
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Alternative Pop/Rock    3. Hard Rock    4. Heavy Metal    5. Pop    6. Rock   


    1991-2001: Forever True
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (09 October, 2001)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Blistering, Crushing, Terrifying Vegan Hardcore!
    I decided to buy this album one day, and when I put it in my CD player, it blew me away! This is blister hardcore like you've never heard before! The songs from "Slither" are cool, but I like the songs from the 90's a lot better. The songs from "Gomorrah's Season Ends" blow me away, with the crushing guitars and such, and the songs from "Destroy The Machines" remind me of the crushing brutality that such artists like Hatebreed and Martyr A.D. deliver today. The songs from the "Firestorm" and "All Out War" kick as much ass as the songs off the full length, which gives me an idea about how hardcore sounded in the early 90's. If you are a metalcore fan, buy Earth Crisis' "Forever True". You will never regret buying this. Screw poser punk, buy hardcore.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Mourn this loss
    There will never be another band like Earth Crisis.This release, a collection of selected tracks from each album they released on Victory Records, was the culmination of a decade of tireless work, touring, and songwriting on the part of this revolutionary band.Forever True is actually a very good introductory route for this band; if you're looking to get into Earth Crisis, this is a good first disc to pick up.It starts out with some material from Slither, skips Breed the Killers (that album is owned by Roadrunner Records), goes through Gomorrah's Season Ends and so on back through their career.The shining moments are the tracks from Destroy the Machines and the two original EP's, as these songs heralded the arrival of a new era in hardcore, an era that is already winding down.The live tracks at the end are a special bonus; a fiercer version of "Sunshine of Your Love" - complete with guitar solo! - cannot be found anywhere else. Earth Crisis will be missed.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great collection of EC tracks
    I was disheartened to hear of the breakup of Earth Crisis, as they have been one of those bands I always loved to blast on a pretty regular basis. Seeing this album in stores was sort of a sentimental moment for me, knowing this was the final EC disc released. I felt this was a great tribute to the career they worked so hard at, as every track here is amazing, displaying their ferocity while keeping a positive stance. It is intriguing placing the material in order of newest to oldest, hearing their progression as a band in reverse(This really helped me to appreciate the material for Slither a little more). Everything you can imagine from Earth Crisis appears here: the more textured songs from Slither, such as Behind The Wire, packing an awesome bass line; the heavy era of Destroy The Machines; the classic feeling of Gomorrah's Season Ends, and the excitement you first felt upon hearing Firestorm and All Out War. This is an amazing tribute to an amazing band-they will be missed. ... Read more

    Asin: B00005PJEM
    Sales Rank: 148162
    Subjects:  1. Int'l & World Music    2. Pop    3. Straight-Edge   


    Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (09 May, 2000)
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    1-0 out of 5 stars Another Teenage Nu-Metal band!
    What rubbish! This is awful! Listen to this kind of sh**??? This is garbage! Listen to great nu metal bands like Slipknot, Korn etc. instead!

    5-0 out of 5 stars great album, period!
    For those that think that this album is all about misogeny or actually beating up on women, I'd have to say you're really missing the point.First off, this album (or daryl specifically on this album) is insanely angry towards woman/women, but it's pretty focused anger, it's not vague in anyway.So to say it's just about hatred for women is ridiculous.If anything this album is about being hurt, and lashing out.The following album is much more of a resolution of these feelings, that's why it's much more calm (or tame, depending upon how you look at it) than this one.And as for the beating on women part, the only way that could possibly be assumed is from the song "piano".But I've seen quotes from dayrl regarding that song, and he claims that it's a song about rock stars, not real events.Heh, but about the songs.This album is an angry, emotional (although I don't know if you can lump it with a lot of the emo that it is lumped with), but above all it's beautiful.If you've ever been through a breakup with another person, you know what the anger feels like, this album is pure channeled anger for the most part.A warning however: to anyone who doesn't like screaming, DO NOT GET THIS ALBUM.Favorite songs: ry ry's song, piano, lovebites and razorlines, pretty lush.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Decent
    I like this album to a certain extent, I think some of the songs are pretty catchy and I do like how Mr. Glassjaw sings, it's just he doesn't sing very impressive lyrics.The whole album is about beating up b***ches (apparently you can't write that word) and being mad at sluts.Ummmm... yeah.I think the album after this was a wee bit better, actually a lot better.I mean how could you call this a classic?I really don't get how people are so obsessed with Glassjaw I went to some local show a week ago and half the bands were ripping off Glassjaw, huh?I guess they like beating on b***ches too.But I must say I don't hate the album becuase it's un-pc (it's usually the other way around, damn I hate when bands are all self righteous) I just don't like the lyrics, they are dumb.I mean even 50 Cent writes better lyrics (whatta loser).But the music is good and I like Mr. Glassjaw's singing style, but but but they aren't as classic as people would lead you to believe and to top it all off Daryl influenced Vinnie from the Movielife to break his edge, woe! ... Read more

    Asin: B00004SCYA
    Sales Rank: 49312
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Emo    3. Heavy Metal    4. Pop    5. Rock   


    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (14 July, 1998)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Hardcore + Metal = The Perfect Combination
    Vision of Disorder did it again. They released another masterpiece. It doesn't sound like the first, but it still sounds extremely wicked. "By The River" is a great track, featuring Pantera/Down/Superjoint Ritual voc box Phil Anselmo. "Imprint", the single, will always remain a classic for me, and so will "What You Are" and "12 Steps Towards Nothing". This is some great stuff here. Great, classic stuff from the vaults of Roadrunner records. Check out Tim William's and Tim Kennedy's new band, Bloodsimple. They bring back the brutality in rock.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Underlying Genius
    This album is truly incredible. It has an unrelenting power, and I don't just mean it's loud and noisy - which is how a lot of metal/hardcore fans define 'power'. This isn't just noise. This is orchestrated rawness - a contradiction in terms? - not if you can get to grips with this album. It's not just a collection of disjointed tracks, which I fear many similar bands tend to release. It's an intelligent mix of tracks that come together to create a near perfect hardcore album, in my opinion. I grew up on this kinda stuff, it was my staple genre. But recently, a good 6 years after purchasing this album, I dug it back out from the depth of my collection. With a wide grin I put it into the player and that grin remained for the duration of "Imprint". I fear that there is an underlying genius to this album that the majority of people can not appreciate. I wasn't really a huge fan of the first album, but "For the Bleeders" and the new album "From Bliss to Devastation" are both brilliant albums. "Imprint" however is a level above. It's not brilliant, its genius and it's VOD at their best. I hope you enjoy this album as much and for as long as I have.

    5-0 out of 5 stars NYHC
    This is classic New York Hard Core. If you are a fan of heavy music, this is a must have. I am a big VOD fan and I am waiting not-so patiently for bloodsimple. to come out. I would recommend this to fans of Agnostic Front, Hatebreed, and even Deftones. Get it and it will make sense. For Pantera, Down, and Superjoint Ritual fans out there, catch Phil on an amazing duet in the song By The River. Equally enraging, visceral, and moving, I would have to give this album 5 stars. Totally recommended. ... Read more

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    Sales Rank: 72268
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