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Laced
Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (22 June, 1999)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Great Debut
I don't see why people are mad at Reveille because they sound like Rage Against The Machine. Sure, Drew screams are a lot like Zach De La Rocha, but I mean, of course some vocals have to be a little close to each other, don't they? The rest of the music doesn't sound very close to Rage Against the Machine at all, as it is far heavier. It is very melodic, and I'd like to compare it more to One Minute Silence. I really don't know why, but I think it fits rainy days well. Laced is kind of poppy and could easily be on MTV, but thankfully I don't think we'll be seeing them on TRL anytime soon. It is harsh and political, as well as being fiercly angry. The only part that I don't really like is the fact that they're not very unique. They are too easily comparable to a lot of other bands, and bands like Incubus aren't. The whole CD is fairly listenable, and it's not something that you'll have a lot of trouble getting into. My favorite songs here are Permanent (Take A Look Around), Butterfly, The Phoenix, Splitt (Comin' Out Swingin'), and Flesh And Blood. They are a great young band and the best to come out of Boston since Staind. Some similar bands to check out are Downset, One Minute Silence, and Rage Against the Machine.

5-0 out of 5 stars Reveille - The New Band To Watch
You could describe Reveille as a mix of Rage Against the Machine and Deftones, with the singer's (Drew Simollardes) voice sounding like Zach de la Rocha and the guitars (Greg Sullivan, Steve Miloszewski) sounding like the style of metal Deftones use. However, the way they mix the two different styles of rap/metal, in my opinion, is unbelievable.

I am from the Boston, so is Reveille, so when I heard about them I decided to support local music and give them a listen. I was blown away by the music as well as the singing (and screaming). What came to me as the biggest surprise was that they were only 16-19 years old when they recorded "Laced". In my opinion, this CD was better than any Deftones or Rage Against the Machine CD.

The CD goes strong from the beginning song "Butterfly" to the end song "Dark Horizons" The anger in the voice of Drew Simollardes really adds to the blaring guitars of Steve Miloszewski and Greg Sullivan. The bass parts, played by Carl Randolph, in songs like "Butterfly" and "Perfect World" are examples that bass players from bands that are really terrible (ex. Limp Bizkit, bass player Sam Rivers,) should take after. The drum fills in the 12 songs on the CD are amazing and, me being a drummer myself, enjoy playing them on my drum set.

My favorite songs on the CD are "Butterfly", "Rise And Blind", and "Feel". But, all the songs on the CD are great. The mixture of metal and rap is a perfect example of how nu-metal should sound these days, not like Limp Bizkit or Korn.

Now, I have talked to my friends about Reveille and most of my friends have not heard of them. I gave them a listen to " Laced" and they are all going out to buy it. They are definately a band people should be looking out for, because Limp Bizkit and Korn will not last too much longer and that's when true bands like Reveille will be standing strong.

To conclude, Reveille's CD "Laced" is a must-buy. "Laced" is my favoreite CD of all time. If you are into Rage Against the Machine and Deftones, pick up "Laced". And although they don't get a lot of air-play, they deserve to be on MTV more than Limp Bizkit or Korn.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great CD!!!
The first time I ever saw or heard of Reveille was when they opened for Godsmack at Vets (in Providence) in '99. Although I was there for Godsmack, Reveille had already blown me away before the headliner even came out. They play with so much energy and raw human emotion that I don't think I could find the words to do them justice. In addition to recommending this cd I would also recommend catching a show if you can. I had totally fallen in love with them and after that I became an avid supporter. Since then, I have seen them at least a dozen times in venues all over New England. This is a must own cd! The songs are great!! From Butterfly all the way to Dark Horizons it's filled with some great riffs, some really deep lyrics, and emotion. Although there are some who would say they sound like Rage, I beg to differ. There are some similarities yes, but on the other hand if you listened you could tell the difference in not only the music itself but also the messages conveyed. In all fairness I could probably name 10 rappers that sound alike along with 10 pop divas who all wish to sound and look just like the ones that came before. ... Read more

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Average Customer Review: 4.41 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (10 October, 2000)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Imagine RATM with NP's vocalist... can you say "w00tastic"?
I got this CD after hearing Tribute, and I must say it is worth a lot more than the 12 bucks I paid. The vocalist sounds good when loud and soft and the lyrics are great and sometimes even catchy. The music is heavy, but never repetitive or irritating and is quite innovative, especially in DoubleStakked. It gets 4 stars instead of 5 because there aren't any truly amazing tracks, and all but DoubleStakked and Tribute use the same format, but there's really no bad songs. It's a shame that Rage Against The Machine never got the chance to hear this, because they could have learned a lot, such as the fact that a good vocalist and good lyrics are important. I'll definitely be hearing future works by Nonpoint.

5-0 out of 5 stars Tastes Like Chicken! (That's Good)
I listen to this CD whenever I hop into my car and I always find myself singing along to tracks 1 & 3 & 11 & 12. I'd have to say that those are the highpoints of the album. Track 5 is also pretty good but I get tired of songs quickly and, for the first week than I owned the CD, all i did was listen to track 5. I think the only lame song on this is track 8. Sorry I never give names of the tracks when I review stuff but I never really learn the names of any songs. ANYWAY, these guys don't really sound like anyone especially however, it sounds like they may have been influenced by the Late, Great, SNOT. Nonpoint does not fall into the same category as bands like Linkin Park or any other Nu-Metal band like that. Nonpoint is above & beyond that and I'd have to say that this album is really good and I would have to recomend these guys to anyone that likes hardhitting music with a slight hiphop edge to it. (just listen to track 12... it's a pretty good Rap Medley thing)

5-0 out of 5 stars NONPOINT ROCKS BITCHEZ
I have owned this cd since it came out and I can not get it out of my cd player its UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!
EVER PERSON SHOULD OWN THIS ALBUM!!!!
every song is awesome except the last song buts its worth the money and there live show is even better if you were just wondering..... ... Read more

Asin: B00004YX2Q
Sales Rank: 27517


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Asin: B00000099Y


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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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L.D. 50
Average Customer Review: 4.04 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (29 August, 2000)
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5-0 out of 5 stars pure metal
this is the best math-metal ive heard. The singer can scream and sing the second after. the bassist is currently one of the best metal bassist and the drummer is very good too. the guitarist is good too, but the melody is more played by the bassist.

1. Monolith: an intro...
2. Dig: a classic (for me), 1st single
3. Internal Primates Forever: this track is... special .. it talks about being addicted to drugs. one of my favorite on the album
4. -1: good track, a lot of screaming/singing
5. Death Blooms: very poetic.. 2nd single
6. Golden Ratio: interlude
7. Cradle: very cool song, my favorite with internal primates forever, nothing to gein and severed
8. Nothing To Gein: very good bass playing in this one
9. Mutatis Mutandis: interlude
10. Everything and Nothing: bof.. i dont like this track but theres a bass solo if you have the courage to listen to the entire track
11. Severed: Wow, there a lot of emotions into singing ! (a little bit like "(Per)version of a truth" in the new album)
12. Recombinant Resurgence: interlude
13. Prod: ...like Everything and Nothing, but there's no bass solo
14. Pharmaecopia: a song about drugs
15. Under My Skin: a kind of rap... but Chad isnt a good rapper so... isnt a very good track, there's a bass/drum solo in the middle, pretty good
16. (K)now F(orever): The longtest track on the album (approx. 7 mins), its good
17. Lethal Dosage: Lethal Dosage=L.D., 50=50%, L.D.50= Lethal Dosage 50%, and thats means the quantity of something to kill 50% of specimens...

5-0 out of 5 stars Not perfect, but damn near it
When I first listened to this cd, the only track I really liked on it was "Dig." After a few listens though, I began to appreciate the entire cd as a great original work of art. Although some songs sound similar to Slipknot, the excellent production (and the fact that there are only 4 band memebers) gives Mudvayne a cleaner sound that's just as heavy. The lyrics on L.D. 50, however, are unlike anything from Slipknot. "The overall theme of the album reflects and embodies ideas about the evolution of consciousness, transformation, and the risks involved in experimenting with things that can change a person's point of view, internally and externally," Just go to their website and read the words to the songs and you'll see that they're more than just the aggressive screaming that's become a trend in hard rock music. As for the music itself, Kud manages to flow smoothly from melodic singing to harsh growling while Ryknow and Gurrg hammer out some brutal bass and guitar lines to complement, and sPaG is awesome on drums. It all totals out to be an amazing, original masterpiece.

5-0 out of 5 stars A cd worth buying
Okay, this album rules. It's my favorite album by any band by far. "L.D. 50" follows a theme of evolution throughout the entire album and covers some events that we as people go through in our lifetime. Some events are addiction (internal primates forever), neglect (cradle), rights to suicide - a song about Chad's (KuD) grandmother (death blooms), bad relationships (severed), people who are always acting negative toward you(-1), and then there are some other things thrown into the mix. Like "Nothing to Gein", a song about the grave robber Ed Gein, and a "scary story" of the world coming to an end in "Prod." By far the most interesting lyrics on the album goes to the song "Everything and Nothing," a song that for the most part doesn't make any sense but it comes across as a pretty brilliant song. "(k) Now F (orever)" a song about eternal time, and "Pharmaecopia" which is a book that lists certain drugs (by seeing two songs on this album dealing with drugs you would think that they're a bunch of crazy musicians that have sampled every drug in the book; but they're probably far from that - they were going for the overall theme of addiction and allowing foreign substances to enter your body.) Then we have the two brutal songs in "Dig," a song about people trying to change you and "Under My Skin," a song about people sticking their nose into your business and getting under your skin. From start to finish this album is the best i've ever heard and it's just about 70 minutes long so it's worth it to buy it.

Many people compare MuDvAyNe to Slipknot, which is a little unfair since they're both two really different bands and sound nothing alike. Slipknot is also a great band and friends of MuDvAyNe but if you think they sound the same, listen to L.D. 50 and you'll change your mind.

At first listen MuDvAyNe is a hard listen, they even say it themselves. So listen to this album a few times through and read the lyrics because Chad (KuD) writes some really deep lyrics with a lot of emotion and if you ever get the chance to see them live, do it. I saw them three times in one year and they were the best shows i've ever seen. ... Read more

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The Sickness
Average Customer Review: 4.27 out of 5 stars
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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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Set It Off
Average Customer Review: 3.44 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Sweet
First off, if you give this cd a bad review, you'll let others know that you have no good taste in music, and that's a given fact. It's [stinks] that not a whole lot of people know about Shuvel, because they happen to be a very talented band. Honestly though, I don't think they are as good as Limp Bizkit's music (Btw, by saying LB's music, I'm leaving Fred Durst out of it because he is the main reason why LB is hated, when he should be the only one who is hated, not the entire band) but I enjoy how they get their messages across with songs such as "Set It Off." It has no metaphors or whatnot behind it so when you hear it (the video helps too) you'll know that it's not only about the Columbine shootings, but it's also about those other high school shootings as well. Anyways, when you get a chance buy this cd, and don't listen to people from Turner cuz they don't know anything.

4-0 out of 5 stars P.D.G.
Sounds like "Evolve" by Endo (musically) and like a cross between early Endo, Rage and Darwins Waiting Room lyrically, mainly the way they are presented, not the content. A good solid rap/metal album, other bands to check out would be: Primer 55, Endo, Reveille, R.A.T.M. and Darwins Waiting Room.

5-0 out of 5 stars These guys are hard, fast, and awsome!
I think the title speaks for itself. I have downloaded all of the song and hopeing to buy the cd soon for better quality. I would highly recommend doing the same! People may think oklahoma loves country...wrong only deep-wood rednecks or retards listen to that, this band rock period. ... Read more

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Introduction to Mayhem
Average Customer Review: 3.76 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Rap-Metal Album I've Heard So Far!
I've heard plenty of rap-metal in my time, from RATM(Rage Against The Machine) to Phunk Junkeez to 311 to (hed) P.E. to Limp Bizkit (eghh!) to Incubus to Kid Rock to Pimpadelic to Crazy Town to Reveille to P.O.D. to Papa Roach, and I'll tell you, while a lot of them (but not all of them) are great bands, none of them compare to the sheer brillence of Primer 55 and this, their debut album 'Introduction To Mayhem'. Of all the millions of rap-metal bands who've seemed to appear overnight now that heavy musics cool on the radio and MTV again, Primer 55 seem to balance their rap and metal influences like no other. Some of these bands stress the rap end of their music too much, like Limp Bizkit, Crazy Town, and Pimpadelic, who all pretty much sound like rap bands with a little bit of heavy guitar thrown in. And other bands stress the metal end, like Reveille and Papa Roach, who are both great bands in my opinion, but sound pretty much like standard metal bands with a rapper. And still others are just way to experimental and unheavy to be true rap-metal, like RATM, Phunk Junkeez, and 311. But Primer 55 are right on target with their perfect balance of heavy guitars, half rapped/half screamed vocals, and slammin' beats. Just listen to the opening track and first single "Loose" and you'll see what I mean. All the songs on this album are great (there are a few non-musical tracks sandwiched inbetween the true songs, much like Tool's great 'AENIMA' album), but my personal favirites have to be "Loose" and "G's". If you like this album I'd definitly recommend (hed) P.E., Reveille, and Papa Roach.

3-0 out of 5 stars Impressive, But Tired
I've had this CD for quite a while, and don't hate it, it's decent rapcore. I still pop it in from time to time, but it isn't anything special. Every now and then some new band playing music somewhere in between the styles of Korn and Soulfly comes along and critics love them. Primer 55 is one of these bands. They are a perfect example of a Korn ripoff and aren't much more. In one year or less, no one will care about them and they will concentrate on some new band. The vocals here are reminescent of Max Cavalera, which is a good thing and that helps to boost my rating of this CD. The lyrics are some of the dumbest I have ever heard, and it seems like Fred Durst could do better than this. The rest of the band isn't very talented either, and they are like the rapcore equivalent of the Bloodhound Gang. However, this CD is fun to listen to, just something to put on when you're sick of the rest of your CDs. The music is, on the bright side, energetic, and easy to get into. After a while, though, you get bored, and the music just isn't very good anymore. Favorite songs are G's, Supa Freak Love, and Set It Off. Think before buying this one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Decent..
I dont understand why people are saying its unoriginal .. i mean , if youre trying to express that bands like linkin park or limp bizket are around and there are bands that are ''starting'' to follow , you have to be kidding . This style has been around before those bands and when this style is finally broken in , nobody will complain cause it will become natural like other types of music .. look at ska, im sure people said the samething about it and called it unoriginal .. Back to the cd . Most overlooked band which is sad cause it has a bit more to offer than its ''cousins'' in this style of music . Check out Reveille also , they are another band whos fairly decent and overlooked . ... Read more

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Our Time With You...
Average Customer Review: 4.08 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Not a "bad" effort
SO this CD is decent, I like the music alot more than I like the singer who is trying way to hard to be Chino from Deftones. This band is very similar to the Deftones, so if you like the deftones as I do you will find this tolerable, they arent breaking any new ground just adding to the pool of music. Check it out, but for a better time check out Dredg or Soil.

4-0 out of 5 stars 1 word SWEET!
I first heard Relative Ash on the radio (Bounce) They sounded like My favorite band Deftones so I gave them a try. I was not dissapointed Wow!!! Ive listened to this cd 3 times. Thhere a lot like Deftones. The lead singer is amazing. You must pick this cd up!!!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Who?
If you love metal this band will kick your a**. It's got everything to the sounds of Deftones, Mudvayne, and Drowning Pool. I heard these guys about 2 years ago and still can't stop listening. I picked this up after hearing it on an alternative radio station in Detroit, MI. This Cd is awesome, you will need to get it to hear it for yourself. Don't know why they've only come out with one album??

Check it out ... Read more

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Inches From the Mainline
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (03 October, 2000)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Taking over the metal scene
This CD is a great major label debut. Learning the ropes first on Ozzfest 2000, then going back out on the road with Soulfly and downset., this band is great. Being backed by Ozzy himself on his record label, Divine, doesn't hurt either. Songs like 'I Can't Die' and 'Fallout' display the extremes the vocalist can go through. The crunchy guitar work makes this a great, catchy, metal album that will definitely stay in your CD player for a long while. Inches From The Mainline is something everyone should own .

5-0 out of 5 stars Are you a [fan??]
SLAVES ON DOPE rock! These guys took their one of a kind rock to LA back a few years ago to show the states what Slaves On Dope are made of, and a deal from Divine (Ozzy's label) and a spot on the second stage of Ozzfest 2000 helped them do just that. They have recently toured with metal legends Soulfly and the new hard rock act, (hed)pe. Look for them on this years Sno-Core Tour.

Inches From The Mainline was released on Oct 3rd and hasn't stopped rocking. My favorite songs are I Can't Die, Thanks For Nothing, and Inches From The Mainline.

Do yourself a favor and see exactly why Ozzy signed them to his label. ....

5-0 out of 5 stars Great
...Now back to Inches. I love every song on this cd with the exeption of I Can't Die in which I give a 7/10. The rest of the cd is 20/10. ... Read more

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Available in All Colors
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (28 April, 1998)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A TOWER THAT REACHES TO THE CLOUDS, LEAVING KORN AND BIZKIT
far back down below. I bought this cd feeling skeptical, but decided to give it a try as I was told their sound resembled Godsmack in some ways. I ended up enjoying this album more than Godsmack's debut. In fact, this one's in my cd player far more often now. The best tracks are I Think Therefore I'm Damned, Available in all Colors, and Pig Until Proven Cop (indeed a VERY intense end to a VERY pleasing debut album). If only I could see these guys live. Chris, Yap, all you guys, PLEASE if you're reading this try to make it to Tennessee sometime. I missed my chance the last time you were here with Sevendust and Godsmack. Oh well. I'm already looking forward to their second album.

3-0 out of 5 stars Please remain calm !
I believe this is the British equivalent of System of a Down. They do rap-metal, but they mess around a lot just like System of a Down. This band is really creative and manages to sound fresh among every other rap-metal bands (mostly american bands). However, I do not care much for their first record even though there are amazing songs on here. Why ? Because I've heard their second album, Buy Now... Saved Later. That one is so good it overshadows Available in All Colors. But still, their debut is worth checking out.

It's One Minute Silence's style to start off with a bang, and they do. But things really start to go crazy with Stuck Between a Rock and a White Face, the song that made me discover this band and want to hear more (for a good reason). The two songs after that, A More Violent Approach and Norf*****mality are as good as Stuck Between... At that point, you'll have heard all One Minute Silence has to offer here. The other songs are pretty good too, it's just that they won't sound so fresh after the first five songs. But, hey, if you like the style (and you probably will) every track here is worth listening to.

If you have to buy only one One Minute Silence album, check out Buy Now... Saved Later. But, just like any System of a Down offering, it will make you want to hear more. Available in All Colors is a good choice. And by the way, if you have the chance, check out this band live. Then, you too will have trouble remaining calm.

2-0 out of 5 stars Dissapointing but Ok
From the Reviews I believed this would be a great Cd, but personally I found it very dissapointing, Though they have some good lyrics, the rest of their sound is lacking, the Riffs are repetetive and tired, and the sampling used often gets annoying. ... Read more

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13 Ways To Bleed Onstage
Average Customer Review: 4.59 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars I like it no matter what anybody says
Hearing that Cold and Staind were from Flip records (Fred Durst's owned record label), you would probably expect them two to be of the nu-metal genre and rap rock hybrids. Well, I actually always knew they weren't because my radio station used to play "Just Got Wicked", but then it got killed. WELL, I'm happy this CD is securely with me. I like how Scooter yells like that when it's only the first song and expects you to think this is heavy.

She Said starts out with a piano intro and gets into a better melody. It's pretty cool. Especially when you hear depressing songs like "No One" (If you don't beilieve that it's not, then find out the words) could be found on the same album as dark as "Send in the Clowns" (especially makes you think that when you hear the guitars) or "Anti-Love Song" (I even knew it would be from the title, also "Witch", but Cold is somewhat strange at times).

Then this ends with the acoustic track, "Bleed". The guest vocalitst on the song is Aaron Lewis of Staind. This is a lot better than that "Outside" live version though.

Don't buy albums because of titles, but their music quality. That's the only way to appreciate this.

4-0 out of 5 stars Just get wicked...
Why is it that the bands that Fred Durst finds are better than Limp Bizkit? First there was Staind, and now there's Cold. What's the best way to describe Cold? It's sort of like Creed meets Nine Inch Nails meets Staind. One thing you need for a band with such dark and heavy riffs is a nice, deep voice, and Scooter's got that. I'm glad Durst (who was one of the album's producers, along with ex-NINer Chris Vrenna) convinced Scooter to sing, instead of scream, because he's got such a deep voice, and it works with the band's sound quite well. He does scream at times, but I think he does to get your attention. Arguably, the best track on here is the first song, Just Got Wicked, my favorite song on the CD, but there's several other good ones worth mentioning, including She Said (which begins with an cool and eerie piano intro), No One, Send In The Clowns, and, one of my favorites, the dark, Anti Love Song. Cold is one of the better breakthroughs of 2000, and I can't wait to hear more. Check this one out if you like Staind, NIN, Deftones or Orgy.

4-0 out of 5 stars This lacks just one thing...
The first time I ever even heard of Cold, I saw their music video for "Bleed" featuring Aaron Lewis of Staind. I loved it, it was an absolutely beautiful song, one thing in particular that I loved the most about it was the acoustic strings, and or..backup violins. When I purchased "13 Ways to Bleed on Stage" I loved the entire album, and once I hit the last song, I was greatly disappointed. Oddly enough, the last song, is "Bleed." It was exactly how it was in the music video, minus...the acoustic strings (violins) in the background, which made the song as beautiful as it was. This disappointed me a bit, because without the backup violins, the song doesn't really have the same type of feeling to it as it does with them.
I think the violin version is a music video exlcusive version, because i've searched for it everywhere, and I cannot find it at all. If anyone knows if it's on any Cold CD or even if an mp3 of it exists, email me at mansonchyld@hotmail.com

Well...minus what the song is missing, it's an alright song, but doesn't measure up to the strings version, which probably doesn't even truely exist. The entire 13 Ways album is good, but if you've seen the video for "Bleed" and you're inspired by it, to get the album...think twice, what's on the album, isn't the same version of the song at all as what you're seeing on the music video. ... Read more

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Sunshine
Average Customer Review: 4.77 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars One of my Top Five Favorites of all time
This CD is so amazing. I mean, when you buy your stereotypical "hard rock" CD, you always get pretty much the same song with different lyrics. Liquid Gang defied this stereotype and delivered an extremeley varied CD. It has a mix of rage and emotion... raw and gentle. "sunshine" is a must-have for all rock fans.

5-0 out of 5 stars yeah its amazing
this new album is way better than the others....i just baught it the other day....its fantastic....the distotion they use with thier guitars create an amazing grungy, metal sound.....its been in my cd player evers since i baught it.....im a slipknot, deftones fan......and liquid gang is right up where they are now. its fantastic....a must buy

5-0 out of 5 stars a melodic rock masterpiece
i heard "blunt force trauma" off of mtv's return of the rock cd in 2k and was somewhat impressed, so i gave "sunshine" a try.what i heard just about knocked me over."closer" is one heck of a standout single with "better view" being a great 'sunny day' type song.my personal favorite and one of my favorite songs of all time is "would you".you talk about perfection in melodic rock-this song is the epitome of the genre.beautiful stuff, and i DEFINITELY recommend this cd to fans of finger eleven, hoobastank, and doubledrive. ... Read more

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Hallucinating
Average Customer Review: 4.55 out of 5 stars
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The initial flurry of interest surrounding this band couldn't help but focus on the fact that Apartment 26 are headed by Biff, son of Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler. But this band's sound is far removed from Sabbath's sludge. Tracks like "Doing It Anyway" rub sexy samples, crunching riffs, and Biff's powerful voice into a high sheen. Their Nine Inch Nails-style industrial electro-rock is just as accessible and radio-friendly as anything by their nu-metal peers, but there seems to be more going on behind the polish. Maybe "Keep You" is a little too close to being a Deftones tribute--except for those weird noises in the background. These people obviously spend a lot of time with their sampler. It shouldn't be too long before pedigree is no longer an issue and they're noticed for their own overwhelming noise. --Emma Johnston ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars An excellent debut from one of the most promising new bands.
"Hallucinating" by Apartment 26 is one of the best CD's I've listened to in recent memory. With the current glut of rap-rock artists out there, It's refreshing to see a band can pull it off, devoid of any rap influences. This is a very well-balanced CD, there's something to please the members of the hard-rock community, but on the whole this is a techno-industrial-metal trip. A.C. Huckvale's excellent use of keyboards and samples augment the driving riffs of guitarist Jon Greasley. The rhythm section of Louis Cruden (Bass) and Kevin Temple (Drums) sounds a little thin at times, but that's acceptable for a debut. Vocalist Biff (son of Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler) is a capable singer, but he's got to learn to sing with a more melody; he's screaming most of the time. Overall, this album is an excellent listen for rock/metal fans fed up with the current rap-rock craze. Highly recommended. Best tracks: "Basic Breakdown", "Slicedbeats", "Keep You" and "Death".

5-0 out of 5 stars Metal/Electronic mix set to explode
Apartment 26 come out with a solid debut album with all the elements needed to be a big hit in the heavy music industry. They combine hard crunching guitars, a solid mix of live drums and sampled drum beats, background samples that add a lot to the sound of the band (really helps to mix up the sound of each song), and solid vocals. Apartment 26 is able to switch between fast and hard ("Backwards, Doing it Anyway, Basic Breakdown) To slower and groove oriented (track 4) though no less powerful. If you like your metal with an electronic spice, check out Apartment 26...they'll definitely satisfy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Different, Good, and Forgotten
A few years ago the movie Mission Impossible 2 came out. And not long after I purchased the soundtrack. There was one track on there that caught my interest for a short while. "Backwards" by Apt. 26. I found it to be a different and interesting track. But I soon tired of it and lost interest in discovering who Apt. 26 was. Then a couple of months ago the name Apt. 26 popped up again with their new release (Music for the Massive). I heard a song on that CD that caught my interest and I then remembered "Backwards". So I listened to the clips here on Amazon.com and eventually bought the CD. There are two important things to note, if you don't like the preview clips on this site you probably won't like the CD, and this CD DOES NOT sound like "Music for the Massive". But, for a debut album this CD rocks!! I love every minute of it. Some of the songs are dark and disturbing but some are just incredible alterations of noise that have been twisted into something musical. The awesome thing really is that Apt. 26, just threw their style out there, they didn't try to copy anyone, they didn't try to forge a new sound they just did what they do. It's obvious they have their own style that just comes straight from the creativity of their mind. If you like Electronica and Rock, this is a CD for you. Some songs are a bit weak, but there are a handful of songs that just make this CD stellar. If you got a few extra dollars lyin' around and you don't have this CD yet and you like this style of music get the CD. Check out the preview clips, if you like those, GET THE CD!! :) ... Read more

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Tonight the Stars Revolt
Average Customer Review: 4.39 out of 5 stars
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If you think the Powerman 5000 hit "When Worlds Collide" sounds an awful lot like "Dragula" off Rob Zombie's Hellbilly Deluxe, don't blame Powerman 5000 frontman Spider--after all, it's in the genes. Zombie and Spider are siblings, and blood is thicker than a whole stack of Bibles. Fortunately, Powerman 5000 are much more than a blasphemous chip off the old gravestone. Sure, many of the rhythms on Tonight the Stars Revolt! are augmented by electronic samples, and the vocals are shouted over a battering-ram assault of drums, but the tunes weren't conceived in the same decayed crypt as Zombie's. Spider is actually more attuned to the power of melody than his big brother. His influences include new-wave bands like Blondie and the Cars (there's even a cover of the Cars' "Let theGood Times Roll"), as well as alternative rockers like Helmet and Girls Against Boys. Instead of focusing on themes of horror and the supernatural as Zombie does, Powerman 5000 seek inspiration from B-grade science fiction films from the '60s, making Tonight the Stars Revolt! more like a futuristic fun house than a genuine freak show. --Jon Wiederhorn ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars PM5K: Stands for the best music out there.
These guys are good. That pretty much sums it up in a sentence. Only fooling. Powerman 5000 easily outstrips sellouts like KoRn and anything Limp Bizkit can offer. This is Rob-Zombie-type spooky metal at it's near perfect stage. Overview:

1.An Eye Is Upon You- 0/10 What the hell is this?

2.Supernova Goes Pop- 8/10 An okay song. It doesn't really have much of an edge. It grabs you the first time, but that's it.

3.When Worlds Collide- 9/10 The group's first single. A fast-paced, heavy song that has nice riffs. However, the chorus doesn't really use the best lyrics. The song's also a little short.

4.Nobody's Real- 10/10 Full marks. This, being the group's second single, is awesome. Although it starts with some odd beeps in the beginning(no pun intended), it develops into an excellent song, with a heavy, kick-you-in-the-teeth kind of chorus. This is easily the best song on the album.

5.System 11:11- -500/10 Another piece-of-s**t filler track. This is the reason the album got a PA sticker. He says the F-word once in this song. Once. And...It isn't even a song! It's Spider just talking!

6.Tonight the Stars Revolt- 9/10 Awesome beginning. It jumps between soft singing and all-out rocking in split seconds. The gutar parts are very commendable.

7.Automatic- 10/10 Another unbelievable song. This should be the band's third single. The beginning and chorus are incredibly played. Like Nobody's Real, this song stands out in the album, being of an individual sound. Kicks you in the teeth. Possibly the heaviest and best song on the CD!

8.The Son of X-51- 6/10 Just not that great. Don't know why.

9.Operate,Annihilate- 4/10 Another filler. At least this one's a song. It's too slow and doesn't really fit in with the rest of the album's speed.

10.Blast Off To Nowhere- 9/10 Good musically. This song features Rob Zombie, adding a nice spin to it, not to mention screams.

11.They Know Who You Are- 7/10 Too short and too soft for most of it. That means it's basically all soft. However, the heavy parts are REALLY heavy.

12.Good Times Roll- ?/10 I don't know about this one. It's a remix of something someone's done before. I know, the Cars. Right. Well, they did a pretty good cover...

13.Watch The Sky For Me- 5/10 This is odd. Compared to the rest of the songs, this one takes forever. Nonetheless, it should be good, right. Wrong. It's quiet for the first 4 minutes, then gets techno for a minute, then a little jazzy, then boom. Over.

The album is one of PM5K's best ever. Heck, it's the best for anyone. The only big problem is that all the songs sound almost exactly the same, except for Nobody's Real, Automatic, and Blast Off To Nowhere. Screw anyone who doesn't like this CD for complicated personal problematic reasons. Whew. Mouthful.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best
when I first bought this CD about a week after it came out, i really didn't expect much. All I had heard was the single "When Worlds Collide", and was somewhat intrigued by the sound. Now, 4 years later, the CD is still one of my favorites. No matter how many times I play it, the heavy guitar and spider's throaty voice still rock with the best of them.

1. An Eye is upon You (8/10) Just talking, but makes a perfect intro into....

2. Supernova Goes Pop (8/10) After a great intro, the song just kinda rolls along, nothing really special...

3. When Worlds Collide (9.5/10) The deep beats and spider's raspy laments about the end of the world are just great

4. Nobody's Real (9.5/10) I dunno, this song has always seemed too short. It could be because the first minute or so sounds kinda weird will all the beeping and stuff

5. System 11:11 (5/10) The sole reason why the album got the "parental advisory" sticker, as spider spouts the f word once in this song. Nothing special.

6. Tonight the Stars Revolt! (9/10) Another good one

7. Automatic (10/10) In my opinion, this is the best song on the CD. From beginning to end, it just seems like it all flows together perfectly. The riffs are well timed, and spider's random "All right"s seem to be right in place.

yeah, the rest isn't really important, except #10 (Blast off to Nowhere), where the elder zombie makes a cameo.

In closing, why did they have to take Doomsday from us?!??!!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Still good, all these years later
Along with System of a Down, Sevendust, and maybe the first Puya disc, Powerman 5000's "Tonight the Stars Revolt" holds up better than most of the crap that came out in the nu metal onslaught. Though a lot of the riffs sound like hand-me-down's from Rob Zombie, I happen to like the sound on (especially) the last White Zombie record, so that ain't bad. What I really like about this is that instead of writing about angst or horrific things like most other bands of their type (*cough* Korn *cough* Slipknot *cough*), PM5K's lyrics remind me of some really cool comic books that I read as a kid, especially "The Son of X-51" because Marvel Comics had a character named X-51.

With heavy riffs and strong vocals, this album holds up as one of the better hard rock/metal albums of the late 1990s. It might be closer to a 3.75/5, but I would recommend it to anyone looking to flesh out their collection. ... Read more

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