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    Adrenaline
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (03 October, 1995)
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    Call it what you want: emo-core, alternative, sneaker metal...the Deftones seemed the most unlikely quartet to come out on Madonna's Maverick Records. The music is agro, abrasive, and damn near primal from the disc's first few seconds. Tool-like whisperings of frontman Chino Moreno can bring the mood from disconcerting to downright dangerous in seconds. Heavy, chunky guitar riffs, mad raps, and testy tempo changes make this a must-have for fans of whisper-to-a-primal-scream alterna-rock. Killer tracks: "Bored" and "7 Words." --Denise Sheppard ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Masters of setting the mood
    I love this album, this and Tools Aenima was the main influences for the band I played in at '96. It has meant very much for me over the years. I love the mood this record gets you in. To call this Nu-metal is wrong I think, the genre didn't exist at the time it was made and I don't want to put it in the same genre as alot of bands that doesn't have the same quality as Deftones. The sound is abit rough, but I like that. That puts the focus more on the songs and the lyrics, which are great. At the beginning of owning this album Root was my favourite, but now I think it's Minus Blindfold or Lifter. The music isn't technically advanced, and I think that's good, actually. Music is about feeling, and you should do what it takes to convey the feelings you want to convey. To play advanced stuff just because you're able isn't good. Then you're just showing off, forgetting about the point of it all. I give this album a 5, because of the historical aspect of it, and the fact that they are masters of setting the mood and expressing strong feelings. Along with Tool Deftones is the best metal band out there, period.

    4-0 out of 5 stars It's Rough, But Still A Great Debut
    This is probably Deftones' worst album, but it's a good CD. The style is a little harder than Around the Fur or White Pony, and the production values are rather low. Sometimes it sounds like the music is being made up on the spot, just people hammering away on their instruments with convoluted lyrics that aren't really about anything, but it somehow works, which is pretty amazing. Chino's vocals are as good as ever and most of the riffs are catchy enough. The only song I don't really like here is "Minus Blindfold".

    Definitely pick this up if you own the other albums, but those new to Deftones should probably buy White Pony first, it makes this easier to get into.

    3-0 out of 5 stars I'm impressed. Good debut.
    Considering this genre of music (nu-metal, alternative metal, etc.) I think the Deftones were definatly at the top of the game from the beginning. Nu-metal, rap metal, and alternative metal bands usually just plain suck, but Deftones albums manage to pull together enough interesting influences, smart musical ideas, talented musicianship and good hooks to earn them all at least an "above average" grade.

    Adrenaline is a good album. It's not amazing, or even very consistent, and to be completely honest, it's probably their worst album, but it's definatly still good. I was blown away when I first heard this. I thought to myself, "an alternative metal band with guitars that sound like actual guitars, instead of massive bubbly farts? And the guitars are playing actual RIFFS, instead of overdistorted power chords laden with hip sound-effects?" Hardly believeable. In truth, there's nothing fundamentally wrong with this album, but the reason I gave it only 3 stars is because, although the energy level is high and the playing is great, some of the songs don't really go anywhere. "Engine Number 9", in particular, sucks. "One Weak" starts off pretty decent, but it's poorly arranged and not very interesting, so it usually passes by without me even noticing.

    Overall, though, the band sticks with good riffs, and keeps the listener entertained with plenty of nice tempo-changes, off-kilter arrangements, and smart transitions.

    The songs on Adrenaline are, on the whole, well-crafted, but when they're not, they're pretty annoying and sometimes so mediocre that they go unnoticed, and Chino's voice got MUCH better later. Also, a lot of these songs sound pretty similar to one another. The production is awesome, so sure all the songs SOUND cool, but a well-trained ear will realize that some of the riffs on here are pretty awkward. Although this is a good raw high-energy album, it's missing the stylistic diversity and texture of their later albums. ... Read more

    Asin: B000002N2Z
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Alternative Pop/Rock    3. Grunge    4. Heavy Metal    5. Pop    6. Post-Grunge    7. Rap-Metal    8. Rock   


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    Undertow
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (06 April, 1993)
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    Arguably their finest album, this follow-up to Opiate showcases Tool at their best, assisted by clean, crisp production, without the muddiness of Aenima. Edgy guitar riffs are complemented by spitting, heavy bass, especially on "Sober" and "Crawl Away". Lyrically, Tool are at their vitriolic best, targeting religious hypocrisy ("Intolerance," "Sober"; always a popular theme), the loss of innocence and its consequences ("Prison Sex"), and deliberate ignorance ("Swamp Song"). Henry Rollins makes a guest appearance on "Bottom," which, along with "4 Degrees," deals with questions of identity. Undertow is also Tool's most musically adventurous album, lacking the occasionally numbing sameness of Aenima, and with considerably more sophistication than their previous work. Very highly recommended. --Genevieve Williams ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars "These are the cries of the Carrots!"
    One of the best albums for this genre of the 20th century! With a strong theme for water throughout this album it is and always will be one of my own personal favorites. After the release of "opiate" (1st album) Tool was looking for their first full length album. With as much hard riffing, philosophy induced, fine tuned musical genious that we come to expect from TOOL it is still a hit now. "Sober" is one song that you can mention to even the most miniscule tool fan and expect one helluva reaction!Prison sex, Flood, Swamp Song... these songs make it impossible for you to even think about anything else when it comes to music.With the recent induction of Justin Chancellor to take over Paul D'Amour on bass guitar, Tool just gets better and better! Tell you what; If you can listen to "Sober" "Bottom" "Swamp Song" "Undertow" and not like Tool... congratulations, you need to be committed!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Better Than Aenima!
    Just Garbage! Haven't heard this album but it is garbage! It must be! All the other Tool albums have been garbage...this can't be an exception!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Regarding the reveiw just before this one...
    The review prior to this comment is sort of useless and boring, but that doesn't really bother me, because at least 'Robert Evans' gave this record the rating it deserves.However, I feel that Robert should know that this album is not titled "Undertool," as he delusionally seems to convinced of.Instead, it has been dubbed 'UnderTOW,' a large, complex word meaning "a current beneath the water's surface, moving in an entirely different direction from any surface current."

    I know that this word sometimes may sound similar to the word 'undertool,' but unfortunately one should be aware of what it IS that they're talking about before they open their mouth (or, in our case, begin typing), especially in the case of TOOL.

    If, Robert, you are planning to review TOOL's 2001 release "Lateralus," I feel compelled to tell you that it is called "Lateralus," and not "Latter Alice," as you no doubt assume.Forgive my bluntness and keep pumpin' out reviews!

    ... Read more

    Asin: B000000993
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Heavy Metal    3. Pop    4. Progressive Metal    5. Rock   


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    Aenima
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 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 Simply Amazing
    This album is a wet dream for every heavy music fan with a brain. Beautifully layered guitars, a throbbing heart-beat bass line and rock solid drumming, teamed with Maynard's thought provoking and poetic lyrics, make for a near perfect sonic assault that will make you think. Go out and buy all of Tool's albums. WARNING if you have attention deficit disorder, or have trouble understanding any more complex themes than "breaking stuff" or "Daddy didn't love me" you may be better off listening to Limp Bizkit or Korn.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing, intriguing, thought-provoking. The best.
    This isn't just the best metal album ever made. In my opinion it's the best album ever made, all categories. I felt I had to write something and try to contribute towards the 5 stars overall this album deserves. I don't blame the people who gave it one star, it's their opinion, and maybe this album isn't for everyone. First of all, you have to like music. Second, you should like metal. Third, you should be enough interested in life and like the medium of music to express aspects of life. I have owned this album for seven years and it still grows. I can still cry listening to it, just because of the beauty, the pure energy this album conveys. A masterpiece, from the first second to the last. A lesson in life.

    1-0 out of 5 stars I'll have a Maynard James Keenan with pilau rice, thanks!
    Whoa! Everyone seems to have an opinion on this. Tool fans seem to go out of their way to convince the casual buyer that this record is the work of absolute genius, and that it will change you life etc. Being a rather naïve and gullible individual I decided to give the album a whirl. I lay down, put my headphones on and prepared to be swept up in the brilliance that is tool and left drooling. Well, I fell asleep but I tried I really did! It's just this album is so monotonous!
    A song about fisting? Yeah, I know it supposed to have a whole *deeper meaning*, but its still stupid, not to mention bloody painful. The five star reviewers make this album out to be intensely thought provoking and some even go as far by saying that it's so hard to comprehend that only a select few will grasp the true meaning. That's a load of codswallop! You don't have to be really intelligent to get this, there's nothing to get, its just pretentious whining. Albeit twisted to make it into *music for pseudo intellectuals*. I'd rather listen to korn, at least they're straight forward about it.
    Tool fans are quick to insult the average human being for disliking their favorite band by dismissing them as ignorant twits. No, it's just the music is so dull I'm sure over exposure is enough to make anyone brain dead for a little while. My brain cells came out waving a white flag about half way through. I had to listen to skinny puppy to perk them back up again. In a way, tool fans remind me of born again Christians, as in you're either a blind follower or a total waste of space. It's like a cult. Perhaps that's the appeal. Does being a tool fan make you better then other people? If you think so then you are a sad, sad person. Perhaps you think my tiny brain just can't grasp the fact that tool are the best band in the world and that Maynard James Keenan (sounds like an Indian dish) is a god. Personally I think he's laughing his wig off at all of you. But anyway you can't be swayed. To the curious buyer, I'd listen to the samples and look up some of the lyrics before you start believing all the hype. By the way I just want to say the `secretary' from Boston is a plagiarizer. (...)Oh and one more thing. If Maynard James Keenan moved to Spain and (under Spanish law) married Pilar Gòmez Dìaz, her name would remain Pilar Gòmez Dìaz. If they had a daughter christened Mercedes, she will be called Mercedes James Gòmez. If she got married to Juan García Martìnez she would keep her original name but her son, Pedro, would be called Perdro García James. You see where this could go! Having such a long winded name is a danger to Spanish society!
    Have you just read all that? If you have, you now know what listening to a tool album feels like. It's simple and easy to understand but presented in such a difficult and presumptuous way, that it just gets annoying and unnecessarily tedious after a while.
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    Asin: B00000099Y
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    Live
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Not really for the layperson
    This Deftones live release is your best chance to hear some of band's best songs live, without actually seeing them in concert.I'm not too sure why the Deftones included the studio track "My Own Summer (Shove It)" on this CD; maybe to help promote it.All these songs, except for "Lotion" (which is on Around The Fur), are featured on their widely held debut Adrenaline.All the live versions recorded here are awesome and portray the sound of the Deftones very well.This is a definite must-have for any Deftones fanatic, but to the amateur fan there's not much to go on.I don't think I'm alone when I say that only six songs doesn't cut it.I could've used a few more; perhaps a couple more from Around The Fur to balance the weight a bit.Nevertheless, one must take the bad with good.The best live song hear is probably "Bored".Not just for the music, but because Chino stops in the middle and helps a kid find his shoe.The lone ATF song is certainly one of the best.It's also good to hear "Fireal / Swords" live as it was somewhat bizarre on Adrenaline."Root", "Nosebleed" and "Lifter" are all amazing live tracks, and they round off the CD very nicely.If you are a huge Deftones fan and already own all their studio records then this is a certain necessity for your collection.But if you are a coming-of-age Deftones fan, I recommend you start with either Adrenaline or Around The Fur before this live album.You'll get more for your money with a couple more songs.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Mostly For Hardcore Fans of The Deftones
    If I were to have done this review based on my own liking of this album exclusively, I would have given it 4 stars since I love everything The Deftones put out. However I'd rather make a fair perspective for those who are just casual Deftones fans and what they would think of the album. This CD is far from being up to the standards of a Deftones show these days. At the time of the recording, these guys were still working on their live performance skills and that's plain to see because If you see a Deftones show during or after the White Pony era, they are far superior to what you will hear out of this CD. That said, I still think they play pretty damn good on this Live EP, with a lot of emotion, and if you like Deftones more hardcore stuff you'll like this performance very much. However, it would have been much better if this were longer and consisted of some of the softer songs because it would have given the listener a more versatile view of Deftones rather than this strictly hardcore album with only one non-Adrenaline era song on it. If you're a diehard fan like myself, this is essential I'd say. If you're just a casual Deftones fan, buy White Pony first, then the two other studio albums, and if you really like those, get this.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great but could've used more songs
    I'm a huge Deftones fan and love their live shows so when I found this at my local record store I quickly snatched it up.This album does carry the energy that the band brings but the album could've used some more material.The songs they did choose to be on this are all classics but I would've liked to of had a live version of My Own Summer rather than the studio cut.Maybe 3 more songs would've made this one of the best live albums out there.Perhaps live versions of 7 Words, One Weak, and Be Quiet and Drive would have made this a classic. ... Read more

    Asin: B000009GSM
    Sales Rank: 109499
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Heavy Metal    3. Pop    4. Post-Grunge    5. Rap-Metal    6. Rock    7. Rock/Pop   


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    System of a Down
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (30 June, 1998)
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    This debut by the L.A.-based quartet is a hybrid of explosive rap-metal, politically incendiary lyrics, and wide-ranging cultural influences. The members are of Armenian descent, but their diverse stylistic background transcends easy cultural labeling. Singer Serj Tankian's throaty roar competes with any mosh-pit rocker around, but his real trademark is his emotional wail and refreshingly melodic singing, especially on songs such as "Spiders" and the condemnatory "P.L.U.C.K."Guitarist Daron Malakian, bassist Shavo Odadjian, and drummer John Dolmayan lock in tight on the capricious arrangements of"Know," "Ddevil," and "CUBErt." Their musical diversity runs wonderfully wild on "Sugar" and "Suggestions" with dizzying shifts of style and intensity. The tracks "Peephole" and "War?" reveal the band at perhaps its eclectic best, with vaguely Eastern European-sounding guitar riffs, passionate battle cries, and samples provided by legendary hip-hop producer Rick Rubin. --Mark McCleerey ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Can't hate the original
    This is the beginig to one of the greatest and most influencial Groups ever..... Here is a ranking for the songs:

    1: Suite-Pee 5/5: The first song ever, and one of the best... Its one of those songs you listen to it the first time and it sounds weird and not good, but after a few times its one of the best cd's

    2: Know 4/5: This song is creative but a little too repatative...

    3: Sugar 5/5: An awesome song... and the first single they relesed... It is a very fast Dancey jumpy song....

    4: Suggestons 4/5: I like the guitar in this song... The verses are really good, but the chorus is a little less than some of the other songs

    5: Spiders 5,000,000/5: At least in my top 3 system songs... It was the second single they released... the video is very wierd though.... It starts out kinda slow, but then the guitar blows you away.... A rather frightning song...

    6: Ddevil 3/5: Not a bad song, just very random and rambling

    7: Soil 4/5: Super hard guitar....... The lyrics aren't as strong....

    8: War? 5/5: This was the last single from This cd... I like it for the political message.... F**K WAR!!!!!!!!!!!

    9: MIND 3/5: The worst song on the cd... way way way too long... it could have been made to 2 or 3 songs.....

    10: Peephole 4/5: Another one of those really wierd songs, but one of the REALLY REALLY GOOD songs...

    11: CUBErt 4/5: A very good chorus,and good verses.... Its a very good song... kinda links to Peephole and Darts...

    12: Darts 3.5/5:I would give it 4 stars but, its just WAY TO REPETATIVE!!!

    13: P.L.U.C.K. 5/5: A very good outro!!!!!!!!!

    SO you should definatly get this cd, but if you don't like their other cds, don't

    5-0 out of 5 stars bestSOAD cd ever
    this is the best SOAD cd they ever made! if you think different you need to be beaten w/ a shovel.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My review for ....System of a Down(self-titled album)
    ok.Anyone who likes music in general should get this.Anyone who likes metal music should get this.The songs on this album are nothing but awesome.The best and probably most famous off of the album is Sugar.This song can single handily blow out anything that other bands put out in 2-3 albums put together.Its that good.It sursprised me on how many times i've listened to this album.It takes a while for any SOAD album to get the hang of it.Its a roller coaster.As soon as things start to slow down on this album, it picks right back up in like 30 secs.Spiders is also another good song.This is by far SOAD's best album.You should really start off with this album if you want to get into SOAD... if you want to just hear them.... download Sugar off of kazaa or blubster and see if you like it.If you like bands like Slipknot or Fear Factory then you should get this.It somtimes fades slow to fast and fast to slow... like i said before.... sorta like Metallica or Slipknot.I would give this album 9.9 out of 10.I would love to give 10.. but the cover could of been better... As you may know.. covers stop some people from getting an album.

    ** a rating would highly be appreciated ** ... Read more

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    Live & Rare
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (19 January, 1999)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Better than Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium
    This "official bootleg" is a telling compilation of various Rage concerts throughout the mid-90s and may represent the final phase of "old school" RATM.What do I mean by old school?From the beginning up until the Evil Empire days, Rage's live concerts emphasized speech and wicked guitar improvisations.Oddly, this sense of adventurism faded out around the time BOLA was released... and it's quite obvious too.The "Bullet in the Head" solo on this disc destroys the one on Grand Olympic Auditorium."Zapata's Blood" is a recognizable live track to any hardcore Rage fan and this may be the best performance of the song ever.The bonus demo cuts are pretty good, and "F*ck tha Police" is a wild ride.But the real treat is "Hadda be Playing on the Jukebox", an 8 minute poem that tells a story by its guitar work alone.

    This CD may not be as accessible to Rage newbies as Grand Olympic Auditorium, but will be an instant classic to true fans.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Live Rage Album Not To Be Missed
    A great collection of live and rare songs from Rage Against The Machine, one of the best live acts in modern rock. I still remember Rage's charged performance at Woodstock '99 and how bad they made Metallica, the band going on stage after them, look. The two rare tracks are merely mediocre, although they may be of interest to hardcore fans. One especially noteworthy performance is Rage's cover of NWA's anti-police brutality anthem, F*** The Police. They turned a great old-school gangster rap song into an even better one. Chuck D. of Public Enemy, a large influence on Zack, also makes an appearance on the CD. This album is not to be missed, although it makes you want to kick yourself for not seeing Rage live when you had the chance.

    5-0 out of 5 stars great for all rage fans
    i am a big fan of rage against the machine, i own all their cds. i bought this one a few days ago. even though its expensive, its worth the money. this cd has songs fromtheir first self titled cd, and other songs not on any other rage cd. they are really good live and this cd is sweet. i recommend it to all fans of them. ... Read more

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    Sales Rank: 21724
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    Slipknot (Digipak)
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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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 My Review For... Slipknot(self-titled)
    This album is the heaviest of the three.This is when they were more for the "heavy heavy metal' fans.The best thing about this album is the fact that he sreams and sings.He is truely a great singer.I'm a metal person all the way, but some of the stuff thats out now is pure crap.Back when this came out is when some other good stuff came out.Bands like Strapping Young Lad is just plain out trash.Other then the singer being half bald, the music sucks.I dont see why people like that band.Slipknot is for sure a different story.I highly recommend this album to any hardcore fan.I noticed that on my other Slipknot review, I got no good review remarks, so i'll talk more about that now.I know that because Slipknot and Iowa was so heavy, it made Vol. 3 a dissapointment to many.I'm more into the harder Slipknot.It just had a lot more emotion.As you may know the Stonesour thing is what messed up album as far as heaviness goes.I still think Vol. 3 is a great album.You should pick that one up to.Now back to Slipknot.The songs are great and worth every penny.The enhanced version has 2 extra songs so check that out.Heres what i did. I'm cheap so i just downloaded those 2 songs and added them to a burnt copy of "slipknot".Hey, thats using your brain.

    5-0 out of 5 stars not under 13 just didnt wanna waste time with a password
    i just got into slipknot n i burned this cd from a friend of mine. its amazing.
    i think everyone should stop trying to stamp a genre on slipknot and just think of them as slipknot. not numetal or death metal or whatever. listen to bands people, not genres. thats the way it should be but unfortunately it isnt.

    1. 742617000027- this is an intro thats just a repeated sample that says "the whole thing i think is sick" at varying pitches, with background noise. as a song, which it isnt it usually gets bad scores, but its actually just an intro, and its pretty good at that. makes the message of the album pretty clear, like the thesis of an essay. 5/5.

    2. (sic)- this is the song that originally had the name that the band picked for themselves. very heavy, and towards the end the guitars get especially heavy, almost having that juicy, grating sound to them, backed by Corey's hysterical moaning. 5/5.

    3. Eyeless- this song is actually about Corey's dad. "I am my father's son 'cause he's a phantom, a mystery, and that leaves me NOTHING!" the chorus is more often attributed to the literal story behind it (about the crazy man in NYC) but it actually has meaning as a metaphor. Corey makeshis lyrics especially personal in this song, an in some of the verses his screams are interrupted by compulsive yelps that make the emotional impact even greater. 5/5

    4. Wait and Bleed- the typical single. you can see why they picked it, as Corey's melodic singing in the chorus is much more mainstream friendly. The lyrics are especially surreal however, "I wipe it off the tile/The light is brighter this time/Everything is 3D blasphemy/My eyes are red and gold/The hair is standing straight up" despite the song being a single (most singles are the shallower, easy to understand songs). 5/5.

    5. Surfacing- a crowd pleaser, and its easy to see why. The intro of screaching high-end notes that continue throughout the song with interesting variations, and the bridge consisting of a rollercoaster of powerchords, followed up with drums that could beat asphalt into black sand, Surfacing is a stroke of genius. good scratching by Sid too. 5/5, probably the best single off the album.

    6. Spit it Out- the worst single, but still a good song. Corey definately has a knack for rapping while screaming at the same time. The lyrics in this song are the most offensive but it doesnt really matter cause you cant really hear them that well. The bass lines and the DJing are very good here, when you can hear them. I would give it a 5, but the guitars in this song sound like crap. i dunno what happened or what button they pushed, but they sound overly muted, flat, and blunt, and it definately stands out after the crisp, roaring/screaming guitars from Surfacing. 4/5.

    7. Tattered and Torn- a good song, gives Corey, James, and Mick a break and showcases growling basslines, freakish samples, and spooky percussion. And its good at that, but its just not one of those songs you will want to listen to over and over, unless its Halloween. 4/5.

    8. Me Inside- it takes awhile for this song to get started. The high-pitched, warped guitar notes in the verses are perhaps the first thing to grab you. the next thing will undoubtedly be Corey's anthemic singing in the chorus, backed by heavy but on-key powerchords. Definately could have been a single. 5/5.

    9. Liberate- this song contrasts to the last one in that it starts out strong and gets exhausted at the end. But everything in between is amazing. from Corey's screaming come rapping vocals to the sucker-punch rhythm of his words in the chorus, backed by equally rhythmic guitar chords and vibratos. This song reintroduces Corey's raw emotion and yelping, as he often lets himself trail off from screaming while rapping, even letting his voice crack. to me this shows that Corey is interested in the emotion and intensity of his vocals, not whether or not they sound cool or whether people will make fun of him. 5/5.

    10. Prosthetics- The longest normal song on the record at 5 minutes flat, this is also, to me, one of two stand-out, non-single songs. It starts out slow, but with 5:00 to burn you know it has time to build up to something strong. The creepy guitars and tribal percussion. The reverb the Corey uses on his voice in the verses is very powerful in its effect, and this is followed by his screaming before the chorus which is enveloped in the effects of the guitars behind him. The chorus of this song has an incredible instrumental melody in the powerchords used by the guitars and the repeated, ghostly echo of "You brought it out of me" which contrasts with the screaming in between. The bridge of the song merely ascends to the second and final chorus in which Corey's screams grow more wounded and more violent than before, creating a miasma of emotion over the melodic guitars and echoing vocals. 5/5.

    11. No Life- this track stands out purely from the guitar effects. The chorus is broken up with quirky harmonics and in the verses Mick and James use effects that make their guitars sound like machines that have just had wrenches thrown in their gears. There is more melodic singing later in the song like there was in Me Inside, which is nice but its not what makes this song stick out. but overall, good, fast, propulsive, and catchy. 5/5.

    12. Diluted- this is the other stand-out non-single song. You must pay attention to the lyrics of this song because they really show a lot of drama and hurt, and good intentions met with cruel responces- "Why am I so fascinated by bigger pictures, better things?/I don't care what you think, you'll never understand me" these closing lyrics of the song put in general terms the wounded and accusatory nature of the words in the body of the song, but Corey's recurring interrogative bellowing of "What the hell... did I... do to deserve... all of this!?" also affirms the pain behind this song. The moaning guitars and the powerchords in the chorus that seem to repeat themselves in an ascending/descending way mimic the repetitive nature of Corey's problems. Sid also shows skill here with the visceral whirring squeels that lead up to the violent chorus, adding atmosphere and emotion to perhaps one of the best songs on the record. 5/5.

    13. Only One- this is a good song, but by this point in the record, its nothing you havent already heard. It just wasnt necessary to put in. 2/5.

    14. Scissors- An outro that is overflowing with emotion, hate, and sadness, this song isnt really describable. It goes in many different directions, and by the end Corey is gasping hysterically. The hidden track afterwards is good, but like track 13, it isnt anything you haven't heard yet. but Scissors by itself is something you will have to listen to for yourself to get the full affect. 5/5.

    ok im done. sorry, but i figured i would be different from all the people who just say "this is a good song, liked the guitars" and "this song wasnt so good, i dont really know why"
    At least now you know what to expect :)

    happy head-banging.

    1-0 out of 5 stars ooooooook..........wow
    so this is "death metal". I can't believe people listen to this stuff. I was reading a review for Led Zeppelin{which is 500X better than this} and this guy said that you should listen to "talented" music like Slipknot. I was tired of hearing about Slipknot so I wanted to see and hear what they were like. Just what I thought. (...)
    If you want good music PLEASE dont listen to "death in song" and listen to rock music like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin,Ramones, or just ANYTHING instead of this. even rap. ... Read more

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    $19.98

    Wisconsin Death Trip
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (23 March, 1999)
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    A genre-bending sonic onslaught, this disc is not for the faint-hearted. Static-X skillfully blend angry staccato guitar, dark metallic noise, and mutating synthesizer washes to construct an ominous (though occasionally humorous) wall of sound. Lead vocalist Wayne Static's high-energy delivery alternates from whisper to roar on tracks such as "Bled for Days" and "I Am," and he often uses his voice as a potent rhythmic sound effect, as on "Push It" and "Sweat of the Bud." Tony Campos's distorted bass riffs and drummer Ken Jay's confident beats add a human feel to the mechanical rhythms, adroitly creating the tight grooves of "Otsegolation" and "Fix," as well as the rigid swing in "Stem." Wayne Static and Koichi Fukuda skillfully combine guitars and keyboards on "The Trance Is the Motion" to produce crashing waves of sound, while their programming on "December" results in a more subdued piece to close the album. --Mark McCleerey ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars No One Should Not Like This Album
    This CD is Static-X's debut. It is from 1999.

    On eBay one day, I saw a deal I could not refuse. The deal had Wisconsin Death Trip and the other 2 albums by Static-X (not Beneath, Between, Beyond) for a measly 6 bucks. I bought it. This was their first CD, so I listened to it first. IT'S AWESOME!
    With Wayne Static's booming vocals and the rest of the band's guitar and drums, it's hard to not find something to like on WDT. I'll go through, one by one, each track on this disc. I'll rate them from a scale of 1 to 10.
    1= it's a disgrace to the world
    10= AWESOME!

    1. Push It- The CD starts off fast, quick and great with "Push It". Although some people say this is their favorite, it's not for me. It ALMOST is. The reason I like this is it's not overplayed (or even played) on the radio, unlike some songs. Great lyrics and the guitars are, also. Wayne does a great death metal voice on this one. Nothing not to like on this one.
    Rating: 11/10 Time- 2:35

    2. I'm With Stupid- Woah. While this is just as fast and awesome as the track before this, I'd have to say "Push It" is better. This is obviously the weirdest song on the disc and the guy/girl singing with Static talks weird and makes no sense. This song is different than everything in the world, but that doesn't make it bad.
    Rating: 10/10 Time- 3:25

    3. Bled For Days- Another fast song. Although not as good as "Push It" or "I'm With Stupid", it's still a great song. The lyrics aren't quite as good as in any of the tracks, but the chorus still has good lyrics. The chorus saves this song from being a flop.
    Rating: 9/10 Time- 3:46

    4. Love Dump- Although it's a slower song than anything before it on this album, this is good. It's very techno and the lyrics are really good. It seems like this would be hard to play in a concert with all the mechanical noises and stuff. Pretty good, not the best.
    Rating: 9/10 Time- 4:20

    5. I Am- This is much better than Love Dump and Bled For Days before it. It is faster than both of those songs, and the lyrics are better than in Bled. Not as good as "Push It", but Wayne sings great and, as always, the guitar is awesome.
    Rating: 10/10 Time: 2:47

    6. Otsegolation- I don't get why Static-X has to add the "otsego" songs onto every CD they put out. The songs are much weaker than anything else on the disc, and the lyrics are always bland, usually resulting in them saying "otsegolation" over and over and over. Also, Wayne's voice seems hoarse and not near as good.
    Rating: 6/10 Time- 3:32

    7. Stem- Hmmmm.... don't know quite what to say about this song. It's just barely better than "Otsegolation." Just kind of stupid. It's slower than many things on the disc and it's not near as good as many other things.
    Rating: 7/10 Time- 2:55

    8. Sweat of the Bud- The beginning slow part gives you the feeling it will be like "Stem", but this song is much faster and the lyrics are a lot better. The guitar is some of the best you'll hear on WDT, but the song isn't one of the strong points.
    Rating: 8/10 Time- 3:30

    9. Fix- Although it sounds like they're saying "In a fix, Jello, I am in a fix", the lyrics actually make sense. The whole song is good and is much better than "Sweat of the Bud" or "Stem".
    Rating: 9/10 Time- 2:50

    10. Wisconsin Death Trip- In my opinion, this is the best song on the CD. Although the lyrics aren't as great as some songs, the guitar, drums and vocals are all perfect. Nothing wrong with this track, better than anything else on here. Plus, since the lyrics are so easy, you can even sing-along!
    Rating: 11/10 Time- 3:09

    11. The Trance is the Motion- Although the song title doesn't make much sense at all, this is still a good song. It's not as perfect as WDT before it, but it's alright.
    Rating: 9/10 Time- 4:50

    12. December- Not much to say, December is an instrumental and a slow one at that. Not as bad as "Otsegolation", but it really doesn't fit in with a metal CD like this one.
    Rating: 7/10 Time- 6:18


    So, I'm done rating all the songs. All in all, this is a complete and awesome CD that any metal fan will enjoy. This is much better than Shadow Zone, but, unlike other people, I like Machine just a bit better. Machine is harder and I like more songs on it. Now, it's time for The 3 Best Songs and The Filler.

    The 3 Best Songs
    3. I'm With Stupid
    2. Push It
    1. WISCONSIN DEATH TRIP

    The Filler...
    Stem...
    Sweat of the Bud...
    December...
    Otsegolation...

    Even though there's a lot of filler, this is still a must-have for any fan of metal or hard rock. Soon, I'll write my review for Machine. Look there soon.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best Static-X album ever! 5 stars man
    Consisting of Wayne Static (lead vocals, guitars, programming), Ken Jay (drums), Tony Campos (bass, backing vocals), and Koichi Fukuda (guitars, keyboards, programming), Static-X's debut album Wisconsin Death Trip is without a doubt the band's best album ever. I've had this album for almost 5 years now, and it's still one of my all time favorite albums. This album is very heavy and addictive from beginning to end. The opening track Push It is my favorite song on here. Other songs I really love on here include I'm With Stupid, Bled For Days, Love Dump, Fix, I'Am, Otsegolation, and the title cut. Wayne Static's vocals can range from a mad scream to a seething growl. Koichi Fukuda and Wayne of course both lay down some real addictive guitar riffs that will stay stuck in your head for days. Tony Campos his great pulse pounding bass lines that are just beaten to a bloody pulp. Ken Jay's drumming on here is pretty damn good as well. Anyways, if you're new to Static-X, Wisconsin Death Trip is the one album to start out with. I guarantee you'll be addicted to it, like I'am. ROCK ON!
    Ratings:
    1. Push It: 5/5 (Best song)
    2. I'm With Stupid: 5/5
    3. Bled For Days: 5/5
    4. Love Dump: 5/5
    5. I'Am: 5/5
    6. Otsegolation: 5/5
    7. Stem: 5/5
    8. Sweat Of The Bud: 5/5
    9. Fix: 5/5
    10. Wisconsin Death Trip: 5/5
    11. The Trance Is The Motion: 5/5
    12. December: 5/5

    Other bands I recommend: Ministry, Strapping Young Lad, Helmet, Prong, Fear Factory, Dope, White Zombie/Rob Zombie.

    5-0 out of 5 stars static x wisconson death trip songs
    this is not a kids review i am almost 15.
    1. push it5/5 best song on the cd
    2. im w/ stupid4/5 relly liked it but now its old 2 me
    3. bled 4 days5/5 sweet song it is sweet
    4. love dump4.5/5 kool song
    5. i am5/5 sweet song
    6. otsegolation1/5 what is this?
    7. stem3.5/5 good guitars
    8. sweat of the bud5/5 props
    9. fix2/5 its ok
    10. wisconson death trip4/5 relly good
    11. trance is the motion5/5 sweet guitars
    12. december4/5 sweet random song from static 4 ya ... Read more

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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Not since the days of the Clash and the MC5 has rock seen such political force as in the uncompromising debut from this L.A. quartet. Expanding the hip-hop/metal style of bands such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage tap the spirits of vintage Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, coupled with hardcore punk intensity and Public Enemy-style grooves. "Bombtrack" opens the LP with a shot of adrenaline and singer Zack de la Rocha's infuriated chorus of "Burn, burn, yes, you're gonna burn!" The intensity doesn't let up an inch on the militant "Killing in the Name" (with the inspiring chant, "Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!"), the ultrafunky "Bullet in the Head," and the engrossing "Fistful of Steel." Tom Morello combines time-honored metal guitar riffs with sounds that suggest a hip-hop scratcher over a rhythm section that simply takes no prisoners. Intelligent and aggressive, this is unimpeachably one of the best hard-rock records ever made. --James Rotondi ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Ridiculous
    This CD is ridiculous.When I put it in my CD player and put the headphones over my ears I was expecting a good album.I wasn't expecting to be dancing in ecstacy for forty minutes in my bedroom.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Review from a centrist Liberal
    Yes, there are liberals who hate this garbage too. This political crap is nothing but extreme left-wing propaganda spreading their brainwashed views of political correctness in the same way that FOX News does it from the other extreme side of the political spectrum. What I find absolutely ridiculous about 'RATM' is that they're a rock band spreading hatred towards rich corporations, and yet Sony is their record label. Ha!! Let me laugh for a minute, because that's like Ozzy Osbourne being signed by a christian label. If RATM were true to their beliefs they should be signed to an indie label. I'll need to remind you people that I'm not a right-wing nut or a neo-con who worships O'Reilly and Hannity, because in the same way that RATM sucks, so do artists extreme right wings idiots like Toby Keith and Darryl Worley spreading their false patriotism and using it as a tool to make more money from 9/11.

    I have to give RATM props because Tom Morello is a great guitarist, but other than that these guys are nothing but a bunch of hypocrites.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Definitive Rock Album of the 1990s
    Rage Against the Machine's self-titled, debut album was the definitive rock album of the 1990s and, more than any other album from its time, has influenced the mainstream rock genre as it flows through the airwaves today. Although Rage's influence on the evolution of rock music has generally been overlooked and understated by critics, if one were to analyze the current state of rock music, he/she would be hard pressed to argue that it could still be what it is today without Rage.

    Rage spawned the rap/rock revolution (for better or worse), infused rock music with intelligent social and political commentary at a time when the genre was severely lacking it, and helped rock music evolve to its current state. Listen to the entire album once, all the way through, and you will see why. An amazing band, with amazing musicianship, lyricism, and insight, Rage should go down in history as one of the most influential rock bands of its generation, although it seems as though the scope of its influence may always be overshadowed by other deserving bands such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Regardless, what's most important is that the music will always be there for us to enjoy, and the music can never lie.

    Trust me and the others who have taken the time to express their opinions on this album -- if you are a true fan of rock music, you owe it to yourself to own this album. ... Read more

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    Toxicity
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    System of a Down's sophomore effort is a musically and lyrically ambitious 14-song collection that's even more left-of-center and powerful than their 1998 self-titled debut. Here the Los Angeles-bred foursome tackle everything from government ("Prison Song") to cocaine-crazed groupies ("Psycho") in a more pointed and aggressive manner than Rage Against the Machine. Serj Tankian's hardcore vocals and occasional Middle Eastern flourishes ("Science") contribute to the unique, ultra-intense, and quirky qualities of System circa 2001. Unexpected time changes and death-metal-like intensity give way to mellower moments, all of which make for demanding but irresistible listening. Toxicity is a masterful, unusual, and forceful opus. This release includes a bonus CD-ROM that includes behind-the-scenes footage, band commentary, and concert clips. --Katherine Turman ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars What sophomore slump?
    It may have taken them 4 years, but System of a Down have returned with a very worthy follow up. "Toxicity" is much more mature and heavier than their debut. Some songs (i.e. "Prison Song") have bobbing riffs, some songs (i.e. "Deer Dance") have machine gun riffs, other songs (i.e. "Jet Pilot") have guitar work that is very fast throughout, there are still more songs (i.e. "Chop Suey") that begin slowly and build to a faster pace. But this isn't a complete guitar maelstrom. The drums (which often hit simultaneously with the guitars) are also very good (the title track has the best drum work). Frontman Serj Tankien's often soulful vocals and lyrics help make this album heavy in both meanings of the word. Some people hate SOAD simply because their a political band. That's too bad, and it's their loss. Some songs (i.e. "Prison Song") have lyrical content that does deal with politics and politically related issues ("Jet Pilot" is about war, and "Deer Dance" is about police brutality.) But, for the most part, this is a "socially aware" band, not a political one. (Elsewhere, there are lyrics about over population, drugies, groupies, science "failing mother earth," religion/spirituality, pollution, and suicide.) Sure, there are some songs ("Bounce") that were made just to get mosh pits swirling, but this is a very deep and thought provoking album and there are many lessons to be learned from the lyrics. If you learn nothing else from this review, know that this album is a masterpiece.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Himo Pöhönen is strongly opinionated huh?
    I don't listen to much rock lately because I'm a fossil (Jimmy Page is a god to me) but I did like this album. It's different enough from all the other cookie-cutter mass consumption music that has been produced lately - any comments Himo?

    5-0 out of 5 stars STILL THE GREATEST SYSTEM OF A DOWN
    After selling over 6-million copies, this is a rock classic.... here are the ratings

    1: Prison Song 5/5: A really good intro song.. takes a while to start but serves its purpose of being mad at bush

    2: Needles 4/5: A good song but doesn't compare to the others

    3: Deer Dance 5/5: A very unfound song, would be a hit.... really good

    4: Jet Pilot 3/5: Worst song on the album makes no sense "wired where the eyes of a horse on a jet pilot..." ... as ive heard from lil jon WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTT!!!!!!!!!

    5. X (A.K.A. Multiply) 4/5: Probably was meant as a filler song... the only problem i have is if you listen to the whole cd, you know the next song is the best...

    6. CHOP SUEY! 100,000,000,000,000/5: THE BEST SYSTEM OF A DOWN SONG TO DATE!!!!! most people see the title and ask what it is... it was the first single and most controversial song from the cd.... It was tried to be kept off radio but it was to popular "I don't think you trust... in... my... self righteous suicide... i... cry.... when angels deserve to die...!!!" you know that one

    7: Bounce 5/5: I actually like this song... its really funny

    8: Forest 4/5: a very good song that is if you think about it a little religious, but kinda weitrd...

    9: ATWA 5/5: One of my favorite songs from here, kinda slow at first but it is great

    10: Science 3/5: Sorry i just don't like this song...

    11: Shimmy 4/5: A kinda sk8r song (used in tony hawk pro)

    12: Toxicity 100/5: the second single and one of the best songs ever played on the radio... would be more popular if it was released before chop suey... kinda like an intro to how good this album is

    13: Psycho 5/5: One of those drug songs that is actually really GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!

    14: Aerials 5,000,000/ 5: Definatley (besides chop suey) my favorite system song... slower but really good... the only downfall is on the album version there is a 2 minute outro of people chanting...

    So it doesn't matter if your a system of a down fan, its almost impossible to not like this cd... and if you're looking for one of those classics... that in ten years everyone will remember like the beatles... ... Read more

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    Lateralus
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    Everything about Tool's fourth album is an experience, starting with the packaging, which consists of liner credits printed on a translucent plastic sleeve over the CD and a booklet that layers anatomical representations atop one another--the first page pictures musculature and blood vessels; the next, bones; the third, internal organs; and so on. It's worth describing the packaging of Lateralus because it says much about the astonishing music within. Maynard James Keenan and company understand the expectations riding on this much-anticipated release and they've delivered the goods! While it remains in the Tool tradition of trance-inducing progressive metal, Lateralus is tighter, clearer, crisper, and all around a notch above their admirable previous releases. Aenima was marred by muddy production and a certain predictability. Undertow had a cleaner sound but wasn't as confident or adventurous. With Lateralus, Tool have raised an already lofty bar still higher by coming up with a collection that kicks major ass. --Genevieve Williams ... Read more

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    Three Dollar Bill, Y'All
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    Rap metal has been around ever since 1986 when Run-DMC and Aerosmith joined forces for a remake of "Walk This Way," but it took nearly a decade for Rage Against the Machine to bust the floodgates wide open. Soon after, a stream of percussive hellraisers including Korn, Downset, and Deftones infiltrated the metal market, and they, in turn, sired a new breed fronted by acts like Snot and Limp Bizkit. Three Dollar Bill Y'All, Limp Bizkit's debut album, is a tempestuous collection of divergent styles. Unlike metal acts that try to get "dope," but lack the hip-hop background to legitimately fuse the two genres, Limp Bizkit--which features Wes Borland and House of Pain member DJ Lethal--have the know-how to groove and grind. And instead of launching a one-dimensional Blitzkrieg, Limp Bizkit mixes up its rhythms and tempos to keep its listeners guessing. --Jon Wiederhorn ... Read more

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    Lateralus
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Everything about Tool's fourth album is an experience, starting with the packaging, which consists of liner credits printed on a translucent plastic sleeve over the CD and a booklet that layers anatomical representations atop one another--the first page pictures musculature and blood vessels; the next, bones; the third, internal organs; and so on. It's worth describing the packaging of Lateralus because it says much about the astonishing music within. Maynard James Keenan and company understand the expectations riding on this much-anticipated release and they've delivered the goods! While it remains in the Tool tradition of trance-inducing progressive metal, Lateralus is tighter, clearer, crisper, and all around a notch above their admirable previous releases. Aenima was marred by muddy production and a certain predictability. Undertow had a cleaner sound but wasn't as confident or adventurous. With Lateralus, Tool have raised an already lofty bar still higher by coming up with a collection that kicks major ass. --Genevieve Williams ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Best album in the history of music
    I have never heard music so beautiful and meaningful in my life.After four years of owning this album, I still listen to it as if I had just bought it yesterday.Aside from brilliant instrument work, Maynards vocals is what gives this album the uplifting emotional depth that it has.Maynards lyrics of hope and redemption are a great escape from all the angry styles of music today.My favorite aspect of this album is how you can get lost in the music itself.Even though the shortest song on the album is just over five minutes, you get so absorbed into what you are listening to that the song ends leaving you wanting more.To really appreciate this albums potential, you must find time to actually sit down and listen to it closely.Tool is without a doubt the most talented group of musicians in the music industry today and even the past thirteen years.If you dont like this album or this band in general, you dont know what music is or you are probably just stupid.

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums and bands in the 90s
    Tool would have to be Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd in our year. More like Pink Floyd by the videos. You never see Tool in their videos or even pictures which is makes Tool so cool and mysterious. Maryand did way better in Tool then APC though cause nowadays you see pictures of the band, but Maryand will always have the Robert Plant in him, and many of Tool fans will never forget the talent he had and still does. Tool will always be one of my fav bands ever.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Hold On......
    This cd has got to be one of the greatest rock albums of all time. Tool is the Led Zeppelin of our time. The songs are so well done. The music has excellent guitar work and some of the best drumming i have heard from any modern band. If you even remotly like rock music this is a must have. The songs are rather long but thats the best part. when you listen to the music you dont want it to end. recommend this CD over almost any modern rock CD. ... Read more

    Asin: B00005B36H
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Heavy Metal    3. Pop    4. Rock   


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    Three Dollar Bill, Y'All
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (01 July, 1997)
    list price: $18.98 -- our price: $14.99
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    Editorial Review

    Rap metal has been around ever since 1986 when Run-DMC and Aerosmith joined forces for a remake of "Walk This Way," but it took nearly a decade for Rage Against the Machine to bust the floodgates wide open. Soon after, a stream of percussive hellraisers including Korn, Downset, and Deftones infiltrated the metal market, and they, in turn, sired a new breed fronted by acts like Snot and Limp Bizkit. Three Dollar Bill Y'All, Limp Bizkit's debut album, is a tempestuous collection of divergent styles. Unlike metal acts that try to get "dope," but lack the hip-hop background to legitimately fuse the two genres, Limp Bizkit--which features Wes Borland and House of Pain member DJ Lethal--have the know-how to groove and grind. And instead of launching a one-dimensional Blitzkrieg, Limp Bizkit mixes up its rhythms and tempos to keep its listeners guessing. --Jon Wiederhorn ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars I feel like I need to say something here
    I refuse to let the average of this album drop as low as their new releases because of stupid reviewers who just hate LB in GENERAL, but know nothing about this album.Giving every LB album 1 star due to their later embarrassments might seem like a good idea, but anyone who actually gives this a listen will realize they had a lot of musical potential, and not even Fred could ruin the music on this album.Even if you hate his vocals, the lyrics on this album aren't quite as mind-numbingly stupid as later CDs.In fact, I think he only says the name "Limp Bizkit" once on the whole album, they weren't famous yet, so he couldn't talk about them being so.This album has nostalgic value for me, as I used to listen to it all the time, I still find it enjoyable today.

    In conclusion, I very much agree with the Wickerman's "they had potential" review.LB has a very unique melodic style.The only difference between our opinions is I find the album more tolerable.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Pure sh**!
    This is garbage! There's good songs!!! THere isn't even average songs! I hate this band!

    4-0 out of 5 stars the best bizkit album
    this album has agreat sound to it.
    Has a right mix of punk/hip hop i've ever heard.
    It showed the band had a future.
    Then Fred had to go and screw it up.
    Fred just had to take the rap thing a little to far.
    I can see what korn seen in the band at first.
    But fred ran off wes whitch was a big part of why the band was so good.
    This album will always be one of my favorites. ... Read more

    Asin: B000001Y42
    Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock   


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    Ultraspank
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (31 March, 1998)
    list price: $11.98 -- our price: $11.98
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    Reviews (39)

    5-0 out of 5 stars they rocked very hard......
    honestly, this one is in my top 3 of all times....very intelligent original combination of sick ultimate hard core metal , discrete groovy techno beats, claustrophobic atmospheres,and strange poetic lyrics....it's a musical catharsys, never overpassed since it was issued, even by Lo Pro (the reincarned combo of singer Pete murray and guitarist Neil Godfried).... How is it possible that this band dismissed so early after having issued this jewel.....go for it absolutely ......

    5-0 out of 5 stars The King of All heavy metal!
    I was playing tony hawk one day and I decided to play 3 extream. I went down to options to look around and hit the controller pad right and it said ultraspank vidio. well I started watching it and (you know the normal hard vochals/kick but guitar)but then when the other guy started singing he had such a nice and uniqe sound to his part that i wasin a solid trance. I was least expecting that to happen. so now im stuck on 5 . (I havent had a chance to get it yet but If I could I definatly would...wich I will) Im just wondering if there is any version that takes out the bad words. to bad I have to havethem out because I feel the words add a sad/angry but powerful feel to there music. and theres only a few bad words in like 2 of there songs anyways. BUY THIS C-D!

    5-0 out of 5 stars the niceness
    I bought this album year ago after hearing the track "fired" on the satellite dish, and I was not disappointed. A number of hard-hitters on here, but they know how to slow it down to an eerie crawl (sponge). My favorite tracks include 5, Butter, Sponge, Wrapped, and Fired. ... Read more

    Asin: B0000062GG
    Sales Rank: 43097
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Pop    3. Rock   


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