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The Riddle Box
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (10 October, 1995)
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5-0 out of 5 stars This is unquestionably ICP's best
If you own one ICP cd, make it this one. My second favorite is The Ringmaster, but The Riddlebox totally blows it out of the water. Every single song is amazing; no need to skip anything. It is rare when I enjoy every single track but this one does NOT fail to impress. This is one of the darkest ICP cd's as well, which ads this horror-type feeling to it that is unexplainable. In any case, BUY THIS CD!!! If you are an ICP fan and do not have this or are just a casual listener, you need this. My personal favorite is tied between Dead Body Man and I'm Coming Home but everything is amazing. Kudos to the wicked clowns for making such a masterpiece.

5-0 out of 5 stars awesome
As far as ICP goes, these guys are without question the KINGS of underground music as EVERYONE knows it (and at the same time, NO one knows how big these guys are.That or they just refuse to acknowledge it).There is NO other musical act that has done so much with little to nothing.They make great music that is both humorous and serious (a formula that Twiztid also uses), and they paint a great picture with the lyrics they write.Violent J is a spectacular storyteller, and this album is epic as far as ICP goes.Favorites: Twelve, old evil eye, dead body man, joker's wild.

5-0 out of 5 stars ThE JoKes On YoU HeHe RIDDLE BOX
The riddlebox is one of my favorite joker cards because they didn't really care what people thought about there music and had alot of fun making it here's what i think about each song on this c.d.
1.Intro-ok it gets you ready for the riddlebox and puts a picture in your head about what the riddlebox does.3/5
2.Riddle Box-I love this intro, i bump this, it's just so original.5/5
3.The show must go on - pretty good not my favorite but pretty kool sort of like the hokus pokus on milenko.4/5
4.Chicken Huntin'[Slaughter House Mix]-Great, better than the Ringmaster version.5/5
4.5.Hidden Interview-Don't really ike it it, i skip it.2/5
5.Toy Box- I like this one it's funny, especially the skit afterwords.5/5
6.Cemetary Girl-pretty interesting song but not all that great i'll give it a 4/5
7.3 Rings- i skip this one too but it's alright
8.Headless Boogie- I Hate this song, but i'll give it a 2/5 since they tried i think.
9.Jokers Wild- pretty good song gameshow style 3/5
10.Dead Body Man - I Love this song it's a classic i got to give it a 5/5
11.Lil Somethin' Somethin'- lol i love this song omg i love the chorus it's just so gay sounding but i dont know i love it 5/5
12.Ol' Evil Eye- it's an ok song, it's based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe.3/5
13.12- i like this song it's about killing like what 12 people it's pretty wicked.4/5
14.The Killing Fields. ok song not my favorite.2/5
15.I'm Comin' Home- as all the last songs are on i.c.p cd's this one is awsome.5/5 ... Read more

Asin: B00000057M
Sales Rank: 48812
Subjects:  1. Funk Metal    2. Pop    3. Rap & Hip-Hop    4. Rap-Metal    5. Rap-Rock   


Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (08 April, 2003)
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Fans of Godsmack’s dark, swirling, commanding music will be delighted by the Boston band’s powerful third effort, which mixes arena rock in the vein of an Alice in Chains (in fact, Godsmack takes its name from an AIC song) with the aggression of Pantera. With new drummer Shannon Larkin (formerly of Amen), Godsmack stick with the riff-heavy, layered tunes and sharp, confident bridge-burning lyrics (witness the convincing vitriol of "I F@?king Hate You"). Highlights include Sully Erna’s gut-spewing scream on "Changes," the memorable chorus and commanding assured "I Stand Alone," and the radio-ready "Straight out of Line." The tribal drums and chanting of the instrumental "The Awakening" sets the stage for "Serenity," the final track, which brings Faceless full circle, the acoustic guitars, congas and strings providing a sinuous conclusion to a potent album. --Katherine Turman ... Read more


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3-0 out of 5 stars Two ways to look at this album
I have come to realize that there are really two ways you can view this album. You can a) think of it as a very formulaic and repetitive album which is barely distinguishable from the band's first two albums, and every song shockingly follows the same formula. Or b) think of it as a stomping, grinding, very aggressive and hard hitting metal album that pulls no punches. Whenever I'm looking for a C.D. that is the latter, "Faceless" always suffices. Instrumentally, this album is great. The new drummer, Shannon Larkin is obviously very talented, as is guitarist Tony Rambola. "Faceless" also flows better than their sophomore album, "Awake" (the title track is a good example of this). "Straight Out of Line" is not only the catchiest, but also definitely the best song on here. It begins with a rather long drum intro, then the guitars come aboard and it explodes. Nice pick slide, too. But, as in the past, Sully Erna's sometimes ridiculous lyrics ("Save me from this hell I've created") and atonal howl drag this C.D. down some. And, unfortunately, no matter how good the riff heavy attacks are, everybody needs a little variety from time to time. No matter which way you view "Faceless," you should give Godsmack credit for making an album that still has its edges on. In this day and age, that's a pretty gutsy move.

4-0 out of 5 stars An interesting blend of hard rock & stunning lyrics
'Faceless' was the album that introduced me to this hard rock alternative band Godsmack. And the album ain't half bad at all. Godsmack shares so much of the sounding of the beats and rhythms to Staind and Korn. Usually in these types of bands you will find one dimensional lyrics but in 'Faceless' the lyrics outdoes the actual music. My favourite songs were 'Faceless', 'I Am', 'I Stand Alone' and 'Serenity'. These songs made the album a hit.

This album was my introduction to this great band that has evolved with wisdom in their careers and are sticking with what made them great. This is Godsmack's third release and I am now a proud fan of this great band. Also watch out for the song 'Re-Align' that is some great sound beats.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Pretty Great Album/ Not Much Different From the Others!!!
Godsmack is a pretty great rock band with it's own style of music!!! There isn't much of a difference between this and the first two albums but, it is still pretty good!!! Songs like: I Stand Alone, Faceless, Re-align, Dead and Broken, and I am

Straight Out of Line: 3/5
Faceless: 4/5
Changes: 4/5
Make Me Believe: 4/5
I Stand Alone: 5/5
Re-Align: 4/5
I F***** Hate You: 4/5
Releasing The Demons: 2.5/5
Dead And Broken: 4/5
I Am: 4.5/5
The Awakening: 1/5
Serenity: 2/5
Est:3/5 My Personal Rating: 4/5

There are other bands that are better but this band gives you an awesome experience!!! If you like this band check out Metalica, Disturbed,KoRn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,and System of a Down!!!!! I feel that Godsmack should try to use more variety in their music. I don't get some of thier songs but most of the time they say what they mean like I F***** Hate You!!! For Metal Heads like me!!!!!!
I suggest you get the first two albums before you get this one!!! ... Read more

Asin: B00008J2DQ
Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Industrial Metal    3. Pop    4. Post-Grunge    5. Rock   


14 Shades of Grey (with Limited Edition Bonus DVD)
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (20 May, 2003)
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The Beatles had the White Album, Metallica, a black album, and now Staind has its gray album. While lumped in with the often indistinguishable nu metal crowd, Staind stands out, thanks in part to memorable ballads, such as the pained and beautiful "It's Been A While" and "Epiphany" from the quartet's 2001 breakthrough Break the Cycle. Their latest represents a natural progression; realizing the commercial potential of the poignant but heavy rock ballad, they've penned a slew of them. The light and cheery "How About You" is radio-ready, while the layered, string-backed "So Far Away," and honest and grateful musing on success, is another get-out-the lighters showcase for singer Aaron Lewis. Lewis's beautiful ode for his baby, "Zoe Jane," a tribute to late Alice in Chains vocalist Layne Staley ("Layne," which intentionally and effectively cops Alice's signature sound), and the grandiose thank-you note "Intro" are more strong, overtly introspective entries in Lewis' sometimes mushy, sometimes touching CD diary. --Katherine Turman ... Read more


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4-0 out of 5 stars Yes, there's a glimmer of hope in there somewhere
Let's start by saying that 14 Shades of Grey is a very different album to all of Staind's others.It's a more laid-back album and most of the tracks generally follow the 'It's Been Awhile' structure.Singable melody building up to heavier chorus.It's difficult to argue which works better for Staind, the more tender moments shown here or the heavy, 'no-place-left-to-go' tracks on Dysfunction.
Staind have progressed with their albums, from Tormented being a rare album obsessed with suicide to this one, where the title means shows the uncertainty the singer is facing.There's even some hope in there.
Aaron Lewis can shout well but when he tries to sing it's beautiful and it's really showcased here.The riffs at the opening of every song are as good as ever and the lyrics are mostly good except for some times when he just wallows out.

To highlight the key tracks:
* If you haven't heard So Far Away on the radio about 100 times, it's a really good song.
* Fray's also good because of it's aggression and rather grim style.
* Could It Be is probably the most hopeful of any Staind song and opens well with the guitar and the soul-searching lyrics.
* Lastly, Blow Away.This is quite a dark song, touching, and with a relentless pace that makes you feel as if the troubles will never end.

So there's a good balance on the album.While Staind have sunk in to a more pop-metal style, it still works because the lead singer can actually sing.Not everything's better either, so don't go thinking that Staind have had a complete change of mind.

And if you think the album's too soft, well don't lose hope.The band promises that the new album Chapter V will have some heavy stuff on it.
Look out for the new album on August the 9th when it hits stores.

1-0 out of 5 stars What happened to these guys?
When you look at monumental collapses in the music business, you have to look at Staind. Their album "Tormented" from 1996 was pure thrash. The songs on "Tormented" were angry songs filled with tenacious disturbance which made the album great.
Then came "Dysfunction", my personal favorite. This was also an album filled with anger. Some of the menacing riffs and words from songs like "Mudshovel" and "Spleen" made this album what it is. By the end of 1999, I had become a major Staind fan, waiting the release of some new music from the band. I cannot explain how disappointed I was when "Break the Cycle" was released. Where was the thrashy, angry Staind that we were all accustomed to? I listened to the album 1 time through and never listened to it again. I was beginning to believe that Staind sold out. This belief was backed by the release of "14 Shades of Grey". I thought "Break the Cycle" was horrendous. I listened to the songs before hand to see if I wanted to buy the album or not. I didn't even bother making an attempt to get this because it made me sick to my stomach that a great band like Staind made a huge turnaround like this. I often compare their collapse to the collapse of Metallica. Metallica has more of a legend than Staind does, but it was almost a Metallica - like meltdown. Even though Metallica is my favorite band, I still recognize their collapse. Even though Staind had released 2 albums before their collapse and Metallica had released 5, it is comparatively close.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not as good as their last album
This album is definately not as good as their last album. In fact I don't think any of their future releases will be as good as break the cyle. For what its worth this album is still good and has some classic staind songs(if there is such a word). If your a fan purchase this album, if not buy their previous album. ... Read more

Asin: B00008J2JT
Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Pop    3. Post-Grunge    4. Rock   


Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (25 March, 2003)
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Linkin Park’s second studio effort (not counting the 2002 remix album Reanimation) overflows with glossy production values and Big Rock oomph, fully embracing the pop instincts of their Hybrid Theory debut. For many, Theory sounded inexcusably corporate, from its too-timely rap-rock sound to the long list of product endorsements included in the liner notes. Meteora will only amplify those complaints, but this album is actually truer to the band’s nature. It’s still impossible not to hear strains of Limp Bizkit, Korn, Rage Against the Machine, and the like. None of those acts, howeve, would try something as blatantly anthemic as "Easier to Run," which would sound fine to a Def Leppard fan, or as borderline danceable as "Breaking the Habit" and "Session." Linkin Park is what Trent Reznor was always afraid of becoming, but if you ever wished he would drop the pretenses and just make a hair-metal record, you'll find Meteora to your liking. --Matthew Cooke ... Read more


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1-0 out of 5 stars What the hell was I thinking?
I'm sad and ashamed to admit that Linkin Park was my first introduction to "rock" music. Now, in 2004, I want to smack myself silly. This boy-band and their ilk did more to hurt rock music than revitalize it. I feel as if I have literally been woken up from a trance. Please avoid this at all costs, if you want to hear a good fusion of rock and rap than check out early 90's bands like Orange 9mm. and RATM. If you want good, original rock n' roll with real soul and honesty then check out Queens of the Stone Age.

5-0 out of 5 stars Linkin Park is not metal...
Linkin Park is not metal, its more like pretty boys trying to be metal and rap like Limp Bizket...Metal bands are not about pretty boys rapping and looking all pretty and not yelling their brains out..I havent once heard a metal song by this band..Its one of the wrose albums I have ever heard.

2-0 out of 5 stars Linkin Park is great. Until you listen to real music.
This cd has plenty of catchy tracks, namely Somewhere I Belong and Numb to name two which have also got clips.
The rest of the other tracks kind of blur together.
Even the good tracks on this cd can't last repeated plays, after awhile one just finds them utterly predictable.
I could care less if this band made bajillions, but at least they could make their later releases somewhat different.

The music aside, I recommend not reading this band's lyrics, which are utterly average and gives one a feeling that the band members perhaps hired angsty high school teens to write their lyrics for them ... Read more

Asin: B00008H2LB
Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Pop    3. Rock   


Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (17 September, 2002)
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The Windy City alt-metal provocateurs Disturbed surprised everyone when their debut, The Sickness, sold over 2 million copies. Here, once again, the band's imperious chrome-domed vocalist David Draiman bleats out the band's messages of nonconformity, self-empowerment, and individuality with a passion and ferocity that hasn't been heard since the '60s--though there's little room for peace, love, and understanding in Disturbed's world. Instead, Draiman laces the band's message with equal parts rage, disgust, and menace, all delivered in a thundering voice that alternates from the lyrical to the grizzled. Ozzy Osbourne has called Disturbed the "future of metal," and he might be right; they have almost single-handedly plucked the genre out of the aggro dung heap and fueled it with intelligence. The band is just as aggressive here as on their debut, but they've lost some of their dark angst, and as a result have created a melodic, psychically lighter album, despite the fact that the CD kicks off with "Prayer," a conversation between Draiman and God, inspired by the singer's grandfather's death. --Jaan Uhelszki ... Read more


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5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best metal records ever
Their sophomore release, Believe proves that Disturbed has the potential to last in the rock scene.

Both stylistically and qualitatively, Believe stands head and shoulders over the also-amazing The Sickness, their debut release.They trimmed the occasional but very awkward rapping from their songs, replacing it with more advanced concepts of melody and time.Perhaps largely because of this, Believe contains one of the best and most consistent song sets in modern heavy metal.

5-0 out of 5 stars More mature than first but still great.
With their second release, Disturbed has managed to make aslightly more mature, less out of control cd and still make it sound great. My favorites are Prayer, Remember, and Awaken.There is a sense, on this album that the band is capable of not having to be loud and obnoxious to create music, not that their first album wasn't good.

4-0 out of 5 stars Different...
I got Believe when I heard "Liberate" on "Tony Hawk Underground 2".
I expected it to be heavy and angry like "The Sickness", but it turned out to be quiet and some songs almost sounded like pop!
If you let the entire CD play through you will find that after a while the songs begin to sound the same.
It does have it's strong points though. "Prayer" is one of those songs that echo through your head as you try to get to sleep.
The CD (Well the clean version anyway...) could propably be played at a church, as many of the songs deal with religion.
Just because you liked The Sickness doesn't mean you'll like "Believe". My advice would be to get to know two or three songs really well before you buy the CD. Thats my opinion anyway. ... Read more

Asin: B000069KN8
Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock   


Wonder What's Next
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (08 October, 2002)
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Chevelle’s haunting, booming, and vitriolic sophomore release opens with a song about three brothers called "Family System" Given that the three Loeffler brothers comprise Chevelle, it's easy to imagine the source of the song. Singer/guitarist Pete, drummer Sam, and bassist Joe have an intuitive gift for melding melody and intense, brutal passion in a manner that recalls at various times Live, Taproot, and Tool. From the brutal plea of the dynamic "Forfeit" to the bombast of"An Evening with El Diablo," Chevelle’s earnest, less then groundbreaking modern rock captures an intensity that almost makes up for a sometimes cookie-cutter musical vibe. --Katherine Turman ... Read more


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3-0 out of 5 stars Fred Durst's Numba One Fann Is A Moron!
"Yo my street peeps, how are ya?? Usually I hate evil black and death metal bands, but this Chevelle band pulls off the stylr rather well, with low end, heavy riffs, growled vocals, rumbling bass and fractic drumbing!! The lead guitarist is a madman and a half!! You have to be a it mentally disturbed to write riffs as savage as he does, but his mental instability is our gain!! Another noticable thing is their love for all things dark and satanic. One of the more obvious moments is in "Comfortable Liar" which shows how comfortable they are with telling lies and bearing false witness against their fellow neighbors!! This bltantly defies the 8th commandment of course, but this don't effect them one bit since their veterans of the left hand path. "The Red" is another evil moment, taling of their love for the color red which represents blood and sacrifice. "Send The Pain Below" talks of all things painful and deviant in the underworld. I would have given this more starz but the lyrics and music is scary and overwhelming so 2 is good for now. This album goes well with anything by The Bee Gee's, Vital Remains, Three Dog Night, Black Eyed Peas, Christina Augulera, Weezer, Nelly, Exhumed, Aerosmith, Alan Jackson and Puff Daddy. Peace out peeps!!"

Some idiot reviewer by the name of "Fred Durst's Numba One Fann" decided to hark on this a year ago. Well, I'd like to tell him that CHEVELLE IS NOT SATANIC METAL! They're actually a Christian band, as a matter of fact.

The problem with this disc is that it is overrated, and it is nothing compared to "Point #1". "The Red" is not my favorite song, but it is acceptable. "Send The Pain Below" is a better track, but it is very overplayed. "Closure" is possibly the best track on this CD. It sounds a lot like Tool at times, and I love Tool. "Comfortable Liar" would be my pick for an underrated track. However, if you want this CD, buy it used. It's not worth your fifteen dollars. I suggest "This Type Of Thinking (Can Do Us In)" instead. It is not as overhyped as "Wonder What's Next", which isn't terrible.

5-0 out of 5 stars Is there a better live act?
If you get a chance, check out Chevelle live.They play with such back-breaking intensity, you can't help but tip your cap to them.They played mostly off of Wonder What's Next and This Type of Thinking and simply rocked out.The booming and abrasive tracks of Closure, The Red, and Comfortable Liar were incredible to witness live and make this CD worth purchasing just on their own merit.

Chevelle, without question, have the most intense, yet somehow extraordinarily well-coordinated, guitar riffs of any band out there.And better yet, this CD never gets old.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I have all 3 Albums of Chevelle so far. If you love Hard rock stuff you'll love this album. ... Read more

Asin: B00006GO98
Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Indie Rock    3. Pop    4. Rock   


Back Into Your System
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (12 November, 2002)
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Saliva frontman Josey Scott unintentionally elevated his band above countless nü metal clones by teaming up with Nickelback's Chad Kroeger to write and record the song "Hero" for the Spider-Man soundtrack. The tang of mainstream success was exactly what the Memphis, Tennessee, group needed to break away from the pack on Back into Your System. This follow-up to its major-label debut, Every Six Seconds, ups the heavy atmospherics and dyspepsia. "Always" takes on the touchy subject of domestic violence with unblinking force as Scott rips into the verses "I've seen the blood all over your hands / Does it make you feel more like a man?," while "Raise Up" mixes testosterone-heavy rapping with raging guitars in the most menacing way possible, and Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx contributes the authentically angsty ballad "Rest in Pieces." It's the sound of a band discovering its potential. --Aidin Vaziri ... Read more


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4-0 out of 5 stars My first taste of Saliva - refreshing nu-rock
This is another band that I was introduced to through a friend at work and had some doubts too. All I can say is WOW. They remind me of a much younger Nickelback. Not age wise but music career wise, with some interesting and thought provoking lyrics in 'Always', 'Raise Up' and 'Back In Your System'. Great songs with even greater messages in them. The important issue of domestic voilence in our society is again touched upon in a resolute way in 'Always', which for me makes this album a winner for me.
Good music is great but even better is music with messages that can be heard clearly within the lyrics. Scott as the lead vocalist carries the band and the beat backup is supurb. The only reason I didn't give this CD 5/5 is for the last 3 songs that sounded flat...the hits of the CD should have been spread out a little more.
But overall great CD and can't wait to get more of Saliva's work.

5-0 out of 5 stars SALIVA- back into your system is good...A MUST BUY!!!!!!!!!!
Saliva- Back into your system- 5 STARS ALL THE WAY, BABY!!! YEAH!

I just got this album not long ago and I was amazed how good the songs were. Josey Scott has an awesome voice that brings in a different kind of rock vocal, which definalty isn't a bad thing. I got into it while listening to "Survival of the sickest" on a rescent WWE pay-per-view. After that I was at their mercy. I believe back in to your system is their best album but do like some tracks from Every six seconds & SOTS. my favorite songs are "Weight of the world" "Always" "Pride" and "Superstar II."

I am going to get the rest of the albums as soon as possible.

I hope this review has made you want to buy this album, cause its a total collectable, no doubt.

1-0 out of 5 stars WAL-MART METAL BULLSH*T!
God, these guys are pathetic poseurs. Every album they've released (I don't know about the first album) rips off a different band each time. This CD is a knockoff of Nickelback, yet another pathetic "wannabe grunge but can't be Eddie Vedder" band. Out of all the Saliva albums, this is the worst. One star? Come on, ONE STAR? It doesn't deserve this. This deserves -9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 stars! "Always" has a bunch of s**tty lyrics to it:

"I love you, I hate you, I can't live without you..."

What a bunch of pathetic bullcrap, but wait! We have the song "Rest In Pieces", a bunch of garbage stirred up and delivered to the pop radio stations. $ellout$!

I can't believe that bands these days are copying other bands' albums and pasting the albums as their own. ... Read more

Asin: B0000719UJ
Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Heavy Metal    3. Pop    4. Rap-Metal    5. Rock   


Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (20 August, 2002)
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Creed's brand of life-affirming hard rock has done little to lift the spirits of label mates Seether. "It seems like everything is gray and there's no color to behold," the South African trio's frontman Shaun Morgan fumes on "Fine Again." Its debut album is an unrelentingly grim affair, punctuated by self-obsession and angst, grinding riffs, and dragging rhythms. "It seems like I'm alone here, hollow again," Morgan sings on "Sympathetic." But taking a cue from leading miserablists Staind, Seether temper their angst with melody and soul, allowing the sun to break through in sweeping, emotional tracks like "Fade Away" and "Driven Under." Perhaps shifting a couple million units will improve the group's disposition. --Aidin Vaziri ... Read more


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5-0 out of 5 stars Seether Rocks!!
This cd is just absoluteley incrdible. All of the songs are so meaningful,original,and will just blow you away. His voice fits every song and the band rocks!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Cut the crap, this band kicks a**...
I hate it when a band gets a little bit famous, and all the sudden people hate them. Wtf is that? If you like a band, don't you WANT them to get some recognition? Of course, its an entirely different story if that band changes their style... N*E*Way, I've had this CD a long time, and after tons of listens I can say it's pretty much above average. Some of the songs (Driven Under, Fine Again, Broken w/o Amy Lee, Fade Away) totally kick a**, while others (69 tea, gasoline, pig) don't quite get to kickin. My favorite though would have to be F**k it, cuz the screaming kicks a**.

Highly Advised for fans of: Trapt, Smile Empty Soul, Three Days Grace, Linkin Park ect...

5-0 out of 5 stars Awsome
Seether's new song with Amy Lee {Broken} is Awsome!!
Some people say that they are a copy band but I don't think so. Everyone has to start some where. Many bands have copied other bands to get ahead. If you want a good CD this is it.
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Asin: B00006BMWO
Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Pop    3. Post-Grunge    4. Rock    5. South Africa   

Stone Sour
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (27 August, 2002)
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After validating every stripe of teen torment when working as masked members of Slipknot, vocalist Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root offer fans a chance to explore the sounds of their former, failed hard rock band, Stone Sour. Formed in 1992 and retired in 1997, Stone Sour played soulful, metallic hard rock in the vein of Alice in Chains, traces of which later appeared in looser, guitar-oriented Slipknot numbers like "Left Behind." The album opener, "Get Inside," and the snaky "Choose" kick with the agility of Pantera, while the mellower "Monolith" and "Blue Study" rely on Taylor's nasal vocals for emotional punch. Stone Sour probably wouldn't have made it out of Iowa in 2002 without the platinum pedigree of its erstwhile members; still, this is a respectable package of monster riffs and dynamic ideas. --Ian Christe ... Read more


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5-0 out of 5 stars Corey- Shinig Bright
Anyone who has doubted Corey of Slipknot in the past should take this as a heavy blow to face. He is one of the greatest vocalists of out time, as much as slipknot haters may want to deny it. He showed potential on the past Slipknot albums, and here he has reached his all time career high. His voice is amazing. His ability to sing and scream flawlessly is unbelievable. People are definately taking more notice of him than in the past, which is really great. I enjoy this album just as much as Vol. 3, if not more. His vocals are a lot better here than on Vol. 3, but music-wise I will always enjoy Slipknot more. There are way too many great songs to list, so just buy this album and pick them out yourself!

5-0 out of 5 stars Stone Sour is Sic
Late Review, i got this CD about a week after it came out

Stone Sour is Allot better than slipknot, melodically, vocally, and instrumentally.

Slipknot's music is hard and heavy, really good, but after hearing three or four songs, it just sound all the same (well i must comment them on their latest album Vol. 3), the screaming, the yelling, it just gets old after a bit.
Only time I really heard Corey Taylor's singing voice was in "Wait and Bleed", and that was for a short bit.

Corey's voice is much better when he isn't yelling.

There was only one song in Stone Sour self titled album that reminded me of Slipknot which was "Idle Hands"

From my personal opinion, every song on here is great, there isn't one that I can make any bad comments on, all have great vocals and guitar riffs.

My only disappointment is that there is a chance they won't make another album now that slipknot has reformed.

Another album from Stone Sour would be really great.

5-0 out of 5 stars ACE!
this is wierd. Im a... sorta fan of slipknot. i like vol.3 but the older stuff i stay well clear from. its scary hahaha. stone sour is more like my kinda music yet its just too wierd seeing how slipknot have become more and more like stone sour, yet altho the hav the same guitarist and same singer how different the two are. if you like vol.3 then ul love stone sour. if your more of a fan of the older slipknot then stear clear of this. this is light compared to Iowa, Slipknot and Mate Feed Kill Repeat. GOOD STUFF THO !!!!
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Tumult 9/10
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The End of All Things to Come
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars If you like Mudvayne, check out this band
Hey, if you like the intricate rythms, versatility, and complex music that doesn't all sound the same, than Mudvayne is a great band.If you like them, you have to check out Project 86, especially there album drawing black lines.This band has awesome hardcore riffs, complex rythms, great bass, drums, and guitar and vocals, and the words are deep and meaningful.check them out.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome cd
Mudvayne has been a great metal band from there smashing debut ld.50. But when they first got started they where a bad ass angry band that was pissed off but then out came the 3rd c.d Teoattc and we saw a different type of mudvayne. I have been into mudvayne from when i first listened to mudvayne's single not falling. then i burned all there songs on my comp and i just loved them any way here hwo i rate the songs

silenced: good hardcore openner sweet guitaring i love the middle when chad does his thing - Dont tell me what i want dont tell me what i need dont tell me what i need to feel i feel goddam nothing i can see it in ure eyes and i see righting f**king threw u- amzing opener. 5/5

Trapted in a wake of a dream- pretty good song not my personal favrioutes but not that bad. 3/5

Not falling- one of my fav songs on the track and by mudvayne its a mix bettween hardcore screamming and melody music. 6/5

(Per)Version Of A truth- not another personal fav but pretty ok could be better starts slow and gets heavy. 3 1/2 /5

3-0 out of 5 stars this is..........
i am getting into mudvayne and with the release of lost and found, their new album and happy?, their new single i was very excited about listening the starting blocks of this band. i decided to skip on LD 50 for the sheer reason that i thought it might be too experimental because it's their debut. so i decided to pick up the end of all things to come and i was disappointed to say the least. lost and found, whilst still being heavy math nu-metal rock mosh etc etc, was reasonably mainstream with the vocalist chad making an effort to appeal to fans of the heavier end of nu-metal. this album is heavy to say the least and some of the songs are just walls of noise that are pointlessly boring! (namely trapped in the wake of a dream). however there are some brilliant songs on here such as not falling and silenced. also the time signature changes do nothing for me really. its ok when you have 1 signature change in the bridge or something but not after 8 bars of riffage, then suddenly going into a 3/4 timing for 2 seconds then switching back. it really sounds terrible and not really THAT musical. theyr trying to say we're difrent and i give them that fact. they are a very different band. to enjoy this you just have to open your mind and listen 2 the music for what it is, no what you want it to be. if u want my advice, go and buy lost and found instead. loads better.
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Taproot just.....has something
This type of music doesn't usually appeal to me.My main love is music like Opeth, Meshuggah, NIN, Skinny Puppy, Type O etc.;Something about Taproot though....I've always loved this band from the beginning.Ever since their first album Gift.There's just something about them.The singer for one, Stephen Williams, is super talented.Even if he does say the words "me" "myself" "mine" a lot more than necessary, that's a minor setback,This is an introspective album.Many that most people will put down as being "emo f*g bullsh*t" because they're ignorant.If people could just shut up and listen to the thing, in its entirety, they can find out that there is something more here.The songwriting is superb.Catchy, some radio friendly, some not.I'm marking this down because of "Poem"(i'm sorry, but that is radio friendly garbage no matter how you look at it), and the song Sumtimes which comes across, to me anyways, as a little cheesy.Given that, these guys have definite TALENT which stands out above other bands of this type.I've always noticed this.I love the odd times of "Time" (named appropiately enough).Myself is my favorite on here, I can't get that song out of my head.I can't wait for the next CD.If the Amazon rating system was actually somewhat GOOD, I'd have given this a 4.5.There is some great stuff on here.Ok enough rambling, getthe album for yourself, listen a few times through, and give it your honest opinion.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good stuff
How weird. I'm into smooth jazz and easy listening, with a little Aerosmith on the side. How did I get into Taproot? I heard "Poem" on a baseball video game, and I loved it. So I looked on Winamp, and saw the "Poem" video, along with the "Mine" video. I was awestruck. I had never been much for loud metal/emo stuff. This stuff, however, totally hit a chord with me. Their harmonies are amazing, and I just love this CD. I'm a musician, and this isn't just noise...this has chords and messages and everything good music should have.

Mine - One of my favorite songs of all time. Awesome stuff. Major 7s, great lyrics, good harmonies in the chorus.
Poem - The song almost every Taproot listener loves. First one I heard, I like it a ton. Great stuff.
Everything - Awesome sound. I hope you're proud..you're everything to me.
Art - I love this song...The future's brighter than I could imagine it to be.
Myself - "No more (...)" or "No more shame?" Who cares, good song.
When - I want to shine with you by my side...this is one of my favorites.
Fault - A little weird, but still a pretty cool sound to this one.
Sumtimes - Not one of my faves. Not terrible, just not totally my style.
Breathe - Never quit. This is a really good song. Lyrics are borderline nauseating, but awesome sound here.
Like - Probably my second favorite. The one song they don't scream in..and it's a really really good song.
Dreams - Kinda creeptacular, in a way.
Time - A little weird, they switch between 4/4 and 3/4, so you're always kinda edgy, but really cool chorus.

Buy it, download it, obtain it somehow. I didn't much like "Gift" after listening..too rappy. This shows off their abilityto make awesome chords, sounds, and music. Good stuff. :)

3-0 out of 5 stars Taproot growing up
Taproot embrace a more melodic side on this album, leaving their generic nu-metal sound behind. They show a lot of promise here, and have improved their song craft greatly. If you want to be remembered, being just another band in an ocean of nu-metal acts isn't the way, because quite frankly, their first album was nothing that hasn't been done a billion times and continues to be reproduced today by bands who have no sense of creativity.

While "Welcome" won't make the band megastars and promise the band immortality, it does put them on the right path. A path I wish more bands would follow. Nu-metal must be buried. It sickens me that this album receives such negativity from fans of their first project. Maybe in a few years, these people will understand the error in their ways. If you're looking for predictable nu-metal, then "Gift" is right up your alley. If you're looking for an album that showcases a bands potential and maturity, then "Welcome" is just what you're looking for.

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Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Even Marilyn Manson keeps a layer of latex between himself and the kind of glammy grit collected by the Murderdolls, a side project of guitarists Joey Jordison of Slipknot and Tripp Eisen of Static X. From beneath their blackened fingernails come purpled scraps clawed from the hallowed tombs of the Damned and other groovy ghoulies; "Dead in Hollywood" even name-checks the late horror-movie star Vincent Price. Primarily the brainchild of Jordison, who plays nearly every note on this recording, the raucous punk bombast here mostly conceals any canned atmosphere. While the monotonous "Die My Bride" is pale, the good-time, guitar-driven "Dawn of the Dead" draws blood with a playful sneer. Overall vibe: Every night is Halloween, so let's party! --Ian Christe ... Read more


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2-0 out of 5 stars It Falls Short...
About 2 years ago, I decided to check out this band. I was listening to the heavy metal section of the radio, which is late at night, and I heard a cover of Billy Idol's "White Wedding", and I found out that it was by the Murderdolls (this track doesn't appear on this disc...). I decided to learn about this band, and I found out that Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison and [former] Static-X/Dope guitarist Tripp Eisen played for this band. Well, I was a fan of both bands (and I still am), and I decided to download some songs. I liked the song "Dead In Hollywood", but "Love At First Fright" was an extremely annoying song. What throws this disc off is the annoying vocals from Wednesday 13. I might as well be listening to a Misfits CD (Misfits rule).

Anyways, I don't recommend this. Maybe download a track or two, but Joey should keep playing in Slipknot and Tripp...well, he's accussed of child molestation and he's kicked out of Static-X, so I don't know what he should do. For a good side-project by a member of Slipknot, check out Stone Sour's CD, the band Corey Taylor originally played in before he formed Slipknot (although the CD was released in late 2002).

5-0 out of 5 stars Slipknot it isn't
and let's be thankful 'cause Slipknot sucks and my opinion of anyone who likes them is the same. One reviewer said that this is the '00 version of 80's glam bands like Poison, and he's right. It's glam metal with thebite and darkness cranked up. A great album to sit at home, headbang and ruin your hearing with. Any other album and my speakers are set to a medium level. I pop this baby in and 10 just isn't quite loud enough. Ok, this is going to be a long review and I'd just like to say sorry before I forget.

1. Slit My Wrist: 5/5 - I can't help but to laugh at the intro. It's great. My first thought was 'What the ****?' and then it goes in to some great guitar. The lyrics are funny too, for instance 'super sonic chroninc vomit barbed wire caughing' Maybe not the smartest thing ever said on record but it's an interesting combination of words at any rate.

2. Twist My Sister: 5/5 - Again with the intersting lyrics but this song does seem to have a bit more of a theme in the lyrics. A great ong for anyone with a sister they really freakin' hate. Great guitar and as with all Murderdoll songs, great headbanging potential.

3. Dead In Hollywood: 3/5 - I don't know why but I just can't seem to get into this song. It's not quite as interesting as the first two and just leaves me feeling unsatisfied. Sometimes I listen to it, sometimes I skip it. There are a few parts of the song I really like though.

4. Love At First Fright: 5/5 - Still not quite as interesting but it's so damn catchy. Not as guitar heavy as other songs on the album, but you should be close to deaf by this time anyways so it doesn't really matter.

5. People Hate Me: 6/5 - An absolute favourite of mine. Back to being a bit more interesting. It's hard to explain why this song is so great, you just have to hear it. Awesome guitar, this may seem odd but the lyrics convey many of my own feelings...

6. She Was A Teenage Zombie: 5/5 - A song for the necropheliac in us all. Funny as hell and the guitar is absolutely grinding. Also has a very catchy drum beat.

7. Die My Bride: 6/5 - Another favourite song of mine on this album. Starts off a lot like the opening track but by this time you know well enough to not be fooled. I used to listen to this on the way to my girlfriend's house. Hahaha. Funny song, great guitar and the chorus is so damn catchy (again with the catchiness, they're good at that) I went nuts tearing through the house in search of the CD when I lost it. Remember Taz from the Loony Toons? It was like that.

8. Grave Robbing U.S.A.: 6/5 - Another funny intro but not the same kind of funny. If you still have eardrums at this point you had better kiss 'em goodbye. Great guitar, great drums, great everything. Just an awesome song to rock out to. Very catchy. When you finish reading this review, if you can hold out that long anyways, go back and count the times I use the word 'catchy'. Anywho, I wish they had added another verse 'cause it does seem a little short...

9. 197666: Too bad there's no infinity sign on the keyboard/5 - Another ear buster as well as my absolute favourite song on the album. Again with the shortness but that could just be me wanting to hear it some more. Funny lyrics and fun as hell to sing, but certainly not for small children or big babies. Grinding guitar, much headbanging, and general mayhem all combined in to a neat little package. What more could you possibly ask for? Other than another minute or two of the song...

10. Dawn of the Dead: 5/5 - It's a damn shame this song wasn't in the new Dawn of the Dead. It'd make a great title song for it. Catchy, hard, great lyrics. Listening to this song makes me want to watch the movie. But now that I think about it, the lyrics aren't quite as creative as other songs on the album...oh well. They chose a theme and did the song very well.

11. Let's Go To War: 4/5 - It's an ok song. Not very interesting as far as lyrics go and while the guitar is grinding as always it just seems to be missing a little somthing. Hard to tell there's drums in the mix as well.

12. Dressed to Depress: 5/5 - I can't decide if this song is making fun of all the teens out there who think their life is hard and dark and no one else's is or sympathizing with them but it's a cool song. It's...dare I say it? Catchy.

13. Kill Miss America: 5/5 - Great song, I love the opening line...the whole first verse really. The chorus isn't very creative or interesting but there's a cool guitar part right after each one like a lolipop from the doctor. Catchy drums too.

14. B-Movie Scream Queen: 5/5 - Describes the girl of my dreams in the first verse. The drums are great (you can actually here them in this track, awesome) and I find almost everything about this song catchy. There's also a neat little guitar part after one of the choruses (

1-0 out of 5 stars What is this?
I myself is a Slipknot Fan, love their work. Now anyone who thinks i would buy this trash just because of Joey Jordsons work in slipknot is on crack. All i see is a wanna be Different Song writer writting songs like a depressed 14 yr old would write after a fight with his parents. Please if you like music, respect song writting....Skip this. Nothing but i want to kill everyone type bullSh#t that the world doesnt need. ... Read more

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Subjects:  1. Heavy Metal    2. Pop    3. Punk Metal    4. Rap-Metal    5. Rock   


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


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5-0 out of 5 stars Brandon Wetzel Is A F*g
OK, I find you unintelligent for stereotyping that Slipknot fans are dumb. Have you met every one of them? Have you ever stopped to think that they might possibly listen to OTHER bands than Slipknot? Apparently not, you dumb piece of s***. I listen to Cryptopsy, as well as Vital Remains, Kataklysm, Opeth, Nile, Suffocation, I could go on forever. And no, Joey is NOT horrible, but definitely not the best. I have been a maggot for years, and I will be the first to admit that Slipknot are not the best, but definitely not the worst, as you make them out to be. I'm sure you exagerated some in your review to try and get some points across, but you still come off as a worthless loser who has nothing better to do in life than rag on a band because thousands of others do. If I were you, I wouldn't go making comments such as the ones you made, because you too come off as unintelligent.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is pretty nice
This is slipknots best album. iowa is 1 helluva beast and its really cool. umm joey is a really cool drummer, and when you hear corey sing u know hes got talent. its a cool cd 4 alt. metal at least, this is 1 to get 4 the music rack there is talent here now can we get to the smashing pumpkins please ~~ wait hey this is really good 1 to buy 4 sure

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (04 December, 2001)
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Although classifiable as nu metal, the nine-piece Mushroomhead don't rest on the sugar hooks or one-shot blasts that are associated with the genre, instead expanding and twisting ideas in a manner that's genuinely bizarre and thoroughly entertaining. "Before I Die" is a furious headbanger, while "Never Let It Go" is reminiscent of Faith No More circa Angel Dust, and "Born of Desire" is like a head-on collision between Slayer and a symphony orchestra. For those who love a raw, serrated riff with no interference, "Episode 29" is 1 minute 35 seconds of pure nectar. Ultimately, this Cleveland group's effort to expertly integrate styles and strains is 98 percent successful. This artistically progressive metal ensemble deserves attention. --Steffan Chirazi ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars No Comparison to slipknot
for those guys sayin this is like slipknot....no not at all. 2 dif bands 2 dif sounds. neither of them riped off eachother.metal bands there have been underground have used masks b4 these bands even started.while skipknot has a heavier satanistic sound mushroom head has more of meliodic eerie cultish sound with each song difers. some has rly basic heavy, while some songs are made to give u a eerie feeling, and sum has rymes in there. the very final track after all the silence is an extended version of bwomp where at the end of the song is a tight ryme period.personly i like the band. i recomend getting this cd or at least chekcing some of there songs out and see if u like them for urself.

1-0 out of 5 stars The REAL TRUTH
everyone says that slipknot ripped these guys off but the fact is mushroomhead started in 93 and slipknot started in 92 i know this because i have a basement recording of theirs from 92. i am a big slipknot fan i think that mushroomhead is not nearly as good or talented as slipknot lyrically i mean in 43 sum of the dumbest lyrics ive ever heard and where can they compare with songs like wait and bleed spit it out and lets hear mushroomhead pull off a solo like in welcome or pulse of the maggots. i only did a kids review so i didnt have to register just so u kno

4-0 out of 5 stars Good for what they had.
XX is basically a greatest hits collection for the nearly 10 year career Mushroomhead had playing in Cleveland. Although XIII is better a few tracks stand out (Before I die, Bwomp) but quiet a few of them are just plain annoying (Never let it go, Cancre Sore) consisting of a few sentences being rapped endlessly. The quality isn't as good (Considering they didn't have a major record deal until XIII) but it isn't horrible. The musical style is a little bit different, some of the songs including piano solos and other unique instrumentals. If you liked XIII then chances are you should give this CD a shot. ... Read more

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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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On Spit, Kittie's1999 debut, the just-out-of-high-school all-female quartet were an anomaly,giving the male-dominated metal scene a run for its money thanks to the Canadianlineup's near death-metal heaviness. On sophomore outing Oracle, minusoriginal guitarist Fallon Bowman, Kittie rock harder than ever, yet lack thememorable songs required from a band of any gender or genre. In songs like"Mouthful of Poison," Morgan Lander's often ethereal, decidedly feminine vocalscontrast with bassist Talena Atfield's death-metal growls. That, along withferocious double-bass drums and extreme aggression, are the band's hallmarks,broken up by a Kittie-ized cover of Pink Floyd's "Run Like Hell" and "Safe," a spare, spookyand excellent departure in a sea of heavy sameness. Ultimately, Oracle'smost redeeming quality is that of a role model for frustrated teenage girls,proving that, indeed, women are allowed to vent their rage and compete with menon the same playing field. --Katherine Turman ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Kittie
Alright this cd is good, i like it WAY better than spit, spit was just to slow for me i love how her voice is a lot better in this, but i only give it 3 stars becuz there alright

1-0 out of 5 stars More of the same
Kittie recently came back on the radar with another release, and i was talking to someone about them, and he said he had all of their cd's, so he let me listen to them while i was in the lab working.apparently, two of the members left, and all that's left is the two sisters, and i don't know what happened in the four years since i bought their debut album, Spit.Spit was repetitive, but at least they sang, instead of trying to scream like some cheap death-metal knockoff.the drumlines which i enjoyed in Spit have been dumbed down as well, and are pretty much percussive mirrors of the music itself, rather than the counterlines that they had earlier.perhaps other people will like them, but after four years, i find Kittie to be a major disappointment.

4-0 out of 5 stars Not Bad
I hate the death metal stuffo n here, it's not even real death metal, it's just gutteral moosh and noise! They do a few good songs on here, Run LIke Hell is an okay cover, but come on! It's very hard to cover a Floyd song! What I Always Wanted and In Winter are the best only because she doesn't sound like she wants to kick my ass but instead annoys me.For chick rock and beautiful vocals (guy or girl) it doesn't matter, Morgan can sing! She really needs to stick to it, i hope she does. I recommend Jack Off Jill instead, i only bought Kittie cause our crappy record stores never have anything. Jessika in jack Off Jill is more beautiful in terms of vocal talent, but this is anokay album, buy it if you like beautiful possibly poetic nu metal, and no, nu metal is not a bad thing, i like it. ... Read more

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Freek Show
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3-0 out of 5 stars Downhill we go
Twiztid does an amazing job at creating album intros and it's a shame they cannot maintain that creativness throughout the their entire CD. Since this was Twiztid's second album and I was rather excited seeing how impressed I was with Mostasteless I couldn't wait to hear it. Upon listening I will admit, I thought the beats were great but it was just some of the songs had once again struck me as being cheaply and quickly thrown together. As I mentioned in one of my other Twiztid reviews one can usually sense this kind of phenomenon, It's that feeling one gets when you know that the musician could have done a much better job but just didn't give it his or her all. Perhaps I'm not a Juggalo and I don't have the so-called Dark Carnival spirit flowing through my blood but as far as I'm concerned this CD could have been better.

5-0 out of 5 stars HATE RAP BUT LUV TWISTED
I;m a straight up metal head I hate rap but something about the whole Psyscopathic team being Twizted,ICP,etc really appeals to me I think it's probably the lyrics I mean the stuff on this album would make Cannibal Corpse say eeew thats what I love.And Twizted have tons of good tunes to smoke mad amounts of green to particularly Bagz.Mutan-X has to be my favorite though it's so creepy and f***ed up I just can't get enough of Freekshow but it's about as rap as I can get because they don't talk about bulls**t like dancing,Escalades,and 22rims what ever.They rap about cool s**t like f**kin up people,smokin pot,and dead people and Hell and stuff you normaly here metal peple ragin and growlin about.So Twizted and ICP are the only rappers that I would keep alive but all the rest of you motherf**kers watch out because the JUGGALO'S are comin.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Album
This is one kick ass album. Every song is great. I've listened to it literally for hours on end. Myself and a few friends took this cd on a 4 hour driving trip and it's all we listened to the whole time. If you're thinking of buying it, quit thinking and DO it. You won't be disappointed. ... Read more

Asin: B000050HSJ
Sales Rank: 57846
Subjects:  1. Hardcore Rap    2. Pop    3. Rap-Rock    4. Rock   


The Lonely Position of Neutral
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (23 July, 2002)
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Though this semi-anguished boy-metal group claims that lock-jawed Helmet is a primary influence (and layers of frayed guitar chords support that claim) Trust Company are better characterized as a simpler and slightly more heartfelt relative of Linkin Park. Minus the turntables and digital tricks, but laden with revealing lyrics, a wide guitar sound, and thumping rock rhythms, Trust Company charge fearlessly through the gaping hole in the pop landscape left by more famous contemporaries. Thanks to Linkin producer Don Gilmore, their major-label debut is smoother than those of Papa Roach and Puddle of Mudd. To their detriment, they're sometimes lulled by the slickness of their polished hooks. Like the title implies, the ride is more impressive when the band dares to veer beyond its own neutrality. --Ian Christe ... Read more


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1-0 out of 5 stars Mundane and Generic Nu Metal Trash
I was bored one day and decided to listen to some music, so I decided to give TRUST Company another listen. I could not believe it. What I have been listening to for all of these years is now unpleasant to my ears, and as nu-metal itself is a sinking ship and extremely generic today, I decided to quit listening to this. As I hate Linkin Park with a burning passion, I also realized that TRUST Company is just another stale and mundane nu-metal band. I am starting to grow away from nu-metal as I am typing this. Sure, I can enjoy instigators of the genre like Helmet, Faith No More, and Korn, along with up-and-coming bands of the late 90's like Coal Chamber, Mudvayne, Nothingface and Slipknot, but with a bunch of generic followers today? I'll pass.

The first single, "Downfall", consists of vocals that remind me of Linkin Park, which is never good, and "Running From Me" was a favorite, but I grew out of it. This CD is nothing other but an extremely watered down copy of Linkin Park's "Hybrid Theory", which is a watered down copy of Machine Head's "The Burning Red". To be serious, there is much better music than what the radio has to offer. I'm not saying that all radio music sucks, as I am not a purist, but many of the new artists appearing on the radio are extremely boring. For mainstream rock music that doesn't suck (not stuff on pop radio), I suggest Mudvayne, Slipknot, Black Label Society, Porcupine Tree, System Of A Down, Static-X, and Adema (their new album is pretty good). Please avoid this at all costs.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Rock of 2002
This is one of the best rock albums of 2002. Every track on this album can be repeated and still be fresh. The lyrics take on a totally different meaning each time you listen to them, and are easy to bring into your own life for evaluation. This is an amazing debut effort, and only a preview of things to come on True Parallels.

3-0 out of 5 stars eh, not that great but it is worth a listen or 2.
im not a huge trust co fan but they do have potential to be huge, just not on this record.i like to listen to this every now and then because i rarely ever listen to this cd.the only worth while thing about the band is there bass player.the singer isnt bad but he sounds like a school girl in some of the songs and the band is lacking creativity.they were big for awhile but then it seemed like they just disappeared off the face of the earth.however im looking forward to there sophomore cd TRUE PARELLELS which sounds like its going to be very good , but who knows it could end up like this cd.i just really wish i could get into them but as for now ill stick to more new bands like 3 days grace, 3doors down, chevelle, incubus, queens of the stone age, crossfade etc... ... Read more

Asin: B000068Q64
Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Hard Rock    3. Pop    4. Post-Grunge    5. Rock   


Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (20 November, 2001)
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The XXX-rated quartet Hoobastank arrives on this self-titled major-label debut as a nu-metal Weezer, though without anything as cheekily subversive as "Hash Pipe." The similarities lie more in Hoobastank's tight playing and vocal harmonies than in the overblown post-teen lyrics. In track after track, singer Douglas Robb is in crisis; whether he's intoning or yelp-rapping his words, they are never as articulate as the emergency-siren guitar of the punkish "Pieces." Even the grateful love song "Let You Know" is weighed down by an expectation of times "when I'm feeling like everything and -one is hurting me for something or other." Dude, get yourself a Popsicle. The album's 12-song sequence moves inexorably toward clichéd Limp Bizkit guitar riffs and one true change of pace, the spacy, Deftones-like "To Be with You." Unfortunately, its lyric is nothing more than a sensitive-guy attempt to convince a girl to "give in." Sweet. --Rickey Wright ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars I Used To Like Them...
Dang, this sucks as much as "The Reason". All that Hoobastank try to do is pretend they're Incubus and add some generic nu metal sounds to their music. This is what I call a "hack talent artist", and there are many of those artists in this world. Hoobastank offers nothing new here. "Crawling In The Dark" might as well be called a ripoff of Incubus' "Pardon Me", but with a faster pace. "Running Away" is the kind of song that would have gotten the band signed to Wind-up records, the home of many Creed wannabes. "Remember Me" is just another carbon copy of "Crawling In The Dark". "Pieces" isn't that great either. I don't recommend this. Hoobastank has no original material to their music. I recommend you buy Incubus' "S.C.I.E.N.C.E.", as this is the album Hoobastank steals from.

5-0 out of 5 stars awesome music !!!!!
First of all hoobastank is one of my favorite bands, and I had heard some of the songs on this cd before I got it, and I expected it to be great, but not this great. Every song on this cd is really good and energetic. Here is how I rate the songs: CRAWLING IN THE DARK 10/10 REMEMBER ME 9/10RUNNING AWAY 9/10PIECES 10/10LET YOU KNOW 7/10BETTER 8/10READY FOR YOU 8/10UP AND GONE 8/10TOO LITTLE TOO LATE 7/10HELLO AGAIN 8/10TO BE WITH YOU 7/10GIVE IT BACK 9/10

4-0 out of 5 stars Better than the sequal
This debut album was great, better infact then 'The Reason' the newest album released by this young band. I am glad I purchased this album for this is the Hoobastank which is enjoyable to listen to and not a hinderance on one's ears. I liked every song and in this album the lyrics were not recycled.
It was a shame the band could not build on this album, they had the foundations set in stone and yet somehow they messed it up. The songs Remember Me, Pieces, Ready for You and To Be with You are the pick of the CD. Overall and definitely the debut album was 100% better than The Reason. ... Read more

Asin: B00005RIN4
Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Pop    3. Post-Grunge    4. Punk-Pop    5. Rock   


Jimmy Eat World
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (24 July, 2001)
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Emo-rock band Jimmy Eat World exemplify all that is the modern radio rock sound. Singing and playing with a conviction and sincerity that will melt the heart of even the most stoic of listeners, they produce rousing, well-crafted anthems along the lines of Third Eye Blind at their roughest or a more polished Green Day. These guys appear to be able to write ready-made singles at the drop of a hat, as evidenced by "Your House" as well as the title track. In fact, there is a rather shocking maturity to their material that belies the band members' ages (all in their 20s). While they sometimes veer into cringe-worthy power-ballad territory, overall Jimmy Eat World give the people what they want with Bleed American. --Ike Bolton ... Read more


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4-0 out of 5 stars Surprised Me
Here's what I expected going in:tuneful pop, a bit of street spunk and a whole lot of navelgazing, just the CD -- in other words -- where the appeal pales to anyone past a certain age.Well, I'm past most ages, but this CD -- by either name, its current eponymous one or its pre-9/11 unfortunate Bleed American -- has legs, with every one of its 11 cuts highlylistenable, very hook-y indeed, and, here was the surprise, often with literate and sympathetic lyrics.I think the CD flags a bit toward the end with just two of the last four cuts, Cautioners and The Authority Song, standing up to the best of the earlier songs.But a solid five of those seven --A Praise Chorus, The Middle, If You Don't, Don't and my two personal favorites, Your House and Hear You Me -- will stay high on all my media playlists for a good while to come.

4-0 out of 5 stars And I only like the sweetness
I am real picky with what I listen to, but the sweetness is one of the most addictive songs I have ever listened to. It was days before I removed it from my mp3 player's playlist. Now it just goes there on a temporary basis, but it is definitely a great song.

I didn't really like the other tracks, but for one thing this band brings variety to their records. You have to listen to all the tracks becuase they are not all similar.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of those cds you can always listen to
Despite owning this cd for years, I can always listen to the songs again and again. As others have stated, there isn't a bad song on here and the more catchy songs will be stuck in your head the rest of the day. This is one cd that is definitely worth getting as you will surely get your moneys worth out of it for quite some time. ... Read more

Asin: B00005MHQO
Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Bass    3. Bells    4. Drums    5. Emo    6. Guitar (Electric)    7. Organ    8. Percussion    9. Piano    10. Pop    11. Post-Grunge    12. Punk-Pop    13. Rock    14. Vocals    15. Vocals (Background)   


Come Clean
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (28 August, 2001)
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Possessing a likable, arena-rock amalgamation of grunge, alternative, and nu metal, Kansas City's Puddle of Mudd are at once emotional and straight-ahead. Indeed, their no-frills lineup puts one in mind of a less uptight Creed. Singer Wesley Reid Scantlin possesses an Eddie Vedder earnestness that on hard-hitting tunes like "Nobody Told Me" takes on a Cobain-like urgency. Ranging from acoustic-based yet lush midtempo rockers such as "Drift and Die" to the gimmicky fun of "She Hates Me" to the edgy Nirvana-esque "Bring Me Down" to the dynamic and direct "Control," the 11-song-strong Come Clean is an assured, accomplished, and varied debut likely to resonate with rock fans of many tastes and temperaments. Katherine Turman ... Read more


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5-0 out of 5 stars Confuse them with Nirvana & you shouldn't be writing reviews
There are a number of reviewers that seem to think that Puddle of Mudd is trying to be Nirvana.To those reviewers I say listen again and if you still think they sound alike, then I think you shouldn't be writing reviews.I like Nirvana's music and I respect Kurt Cobain for everything he did (except for the very last thing).Personally, I play Puddle of Mudd CDs twice as often as I play Nirvana CDs.

You want a band that's a copy of another?Listen to the first (self-titled) Rush album.Tell me that some of the cuts couldn't be mistaken for lost Led Zeppelin songs.So do I knock them for it?No.Consider also how much Rush has evolved over the years... not only do they not sound like anyone... they don't even sound like themselves from album to album!More recently, Tonic's album Lemon Parade clearly has three songwriters: one of which who wants to be Led Zeppelin and one who wants to be U2.

Puddle of Mudd fits perfectly into my favorite style of music: heavy yet melodic (like Disturbed, Fuel, Chevelle...).Other than "She Hates Me" (which I think is one of the weakest songs on the album), I like the lyrics (although I agree with another reviewer that I like them despite them being unnecessarily "potty-mouthed").I think the melodies are original and diverse.The album is musically varied from some acoustic-only passages to full out nu-metal/grunge-metal.

There's no doubt that I'm writing this review only in response to the negative ones below.I find it interesting that most of the negative comments were written by reviewers who simply *didn't like the band*.Some of those negative reviews took a great deal of effort to write... effort that could have been directed into something more useful than bashing a band.

To me, an album that is musically or lyrically lame deserves a bad review... an album where all the songs sound alike deserves a bad review... an album where there is no originality deserves a bad revew.This album, in my opinion, is none of the above.

Bottom line: I like them a lot.You don't have to take my word for it nor that of the negative reviewers: listen to the samples and decide for yourself!

1-0 out of 5 stars I F%ck#n Hate Them! LaLaLaLa! I F*ck^n Hate This! LaLaLaLa!!

I guess the worst kept, dirty secret is out already, even though indiscriminate, braindead sheep keep buying their trademark-infringing music. What these impersonators planned to do, at the time of their 1st cd's recording, was listen to as much Nevermind and In Utero as they possibly could-so that their thinking was synonymous with Nirvana's sound-to create a cd that, note for note; chord for chord; lyric for lyric; tries to EXACTLY reproduce the Nirvana catalog. The singer, uhhm, what's his name again???? It's Wesley Reid Scato...Wesley Reid Scatological. Whoops, I meant to write Wesley Reid Skanklin, which, by the way, sounds like a cliché character name for an outlaw from the old west. If you were blind, you would be fooled that Kurt Cobain came back from the dead and started singing with this new loser band called Puddle of Mudd from a Midwestern farming commune.

1-0 out of 5 stars Umm
I am not being mean, so before you think this is a mean thing like most people to out there I am gonna tell you my option about this band, dont get mad or me or anything cause I am not telling you to stop likeing your music...Like them all you want.

To me Puddle of Mudd sounds a bit like Nirvana(I like Nirvana) but it sounds like Puddle of Mudd is trying to be just like them, I mean the guy kinda has a bit of Kurt to him to. Its okay if he likes Nirvana and wants to make a band just like Nirvana but this band's not the all time greastest band ever. Hes not all that good at singing or writing. I am sorry if this makes you mad though, I am trying to be nice. ... Read more

Asin: B00005N8Z1
Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock   


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