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    Gift
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (27 June, 2000)
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    Gift is an acerbic and uncompromising tour de force that never once allows directionless bombast to triumph over stylistic artistry. That said, Taproot are certainly no slouches when it comes to bludgeoning. The band's Smashing Pumpkins-like wall-of-guitar soundscapes, disconcerting staccato rhythms, and vocalist Stephen Richards's vocal assaults are accentuated beyond sanity by Ulrich (Pantera, Static-X) Wild's trademark production chops to devastating effect. Eastern accents haunt the nagging choruses of "Again & Again." "Now" showcases the band's seductive light-and-shade dynamism and harmonic sensibility, while the closer "Impact" boasts a merciless, scorching delivery. Based upon Gift, star status seems assured for Taproot. --Ian Fortnam ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars If I could i would give this a higher rating
    To me this might be the greatest album ever.Not because they are my favorite band (the tattoo on my arm will prove it though) but for me their lyrics hit home. Their music is not the greatest but good enough to keep you going. The lyrics are what keep me coming back to their 2 albums with my ears craving more. To give you an idea of some things in here like the song "I" for example he says "I hate myself sometimes,
    I love myself,
    I need this way of life because it holds me" This is going to appeal to everyone but to some people that are having hard times and need help or guidance this really does the trick. The groups message is the same positive and uplifting giving you reason to go on when there really seems like none. I thank god if there is one that i stumbled on to this group because they have helped me in ways you could never believe.

    1-0 out of 5 stars ugh
    Ok, I'll admit that I bought into the hype generated by the music scene in MI. Already familiar with early demos recorded by the band (very Limp Bizkit-esque, at least they got away from that), I bought this CD the day it came out and was seriously disappointed. Why, do you ask? First of all, the music is very derivative of bands like Deftones and Glassjaw. But, with the guitarist's solid riffs, that is excusable to a certain point. If only Taproot had a different singer, they could still be a pretty good band. However, the real downfall is their HORRIBLY OBNOXIOUS vocalist. The vocals incessantly grate throughout almost every song - Incredibly whiny and incredibly boring. The uninspired vocal performance bleated over the majority of the songs is simply laughable. After saying all of that, I will admit that 'I,' 'Smile,' and 'Again & Again' are good songs. However, three tracks are hardly enough to revive a lifeless album.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Worthy of the highest honors
    I can't believe none of the last few reviews have been five stars. These guys are one of the most original bands of their time. I grew up listening to every metal band out there from 1986 on and these guys are great. Crunchy guitar with diverse singing and growling. The samples on Amazon don't even do them justice because this album is a lot harder than the clips they play. ... Read more

    Asin: B00004TTGI
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Alternative Pop/Rock    3. Pop    4. Post-Grunge    5. Rap-Metal    6. Rock   


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    Mankind
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (03 October, 2000)
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    2-0 out of 5 stars Grows tiresome
    Factory 81 always seemed to be on the brink of being something really special but never quite made it.Mankind is a fairly obvious testament to the shortcomings of the band.Namely, track for track, the album all sounds pretty much the same.From slightly awkward rap-metal to droning grindcore, Mankind is one of the most difficult CDs to listen to from beginning to end.It starts out strong with "Nanu" but gradually loses momentum as the barrage of uninspired riffs and melodies grow increasingly mundane.With obvious debt to bands such as Tool and Deftones, Factory 81 rarely rise to a level above third-rate rap-metal.

    Mankind could be pared down to make a killer E.P., but as a full-length release it's simply boring.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Beyond bad
    At nu-metal's height, there was a seemingly endless swarm of bands that no one had ever heard of before that just all of the sudden appeared on the scene; and every one sounded exactly the same for the most part.Factory 81 is no exception, and "Mankind" is far beyond uninspired, and is far beyond being worth time to anyone with a functioning brain.The lead singer sounds as if he is trying to sound like a combination of Maynard James Keenan of Tool, Robb Flynn of Machine Head, Zach de la Rocha formerly of Rage Against the Machine, and naturally Jonathan Davis of Korn.These disfigured vocals are played against a backdrop of neverending downtuned nu-metal guitars, uninspired bass work, and inconsistent drumming; a combination which is so unlistenable it makes Linkin Park look like The Who.All in all, of all the mindless nu-metal trash still floating around, this is some of the absolute worst.

    4-0 out of 5 stars good cd
    Very good cd, i've had it for about two years now.If you dont mind a little screaming and cussing you'll be fine.it's not the best, but i recomend this cd if you love heavy metal.The vocals are ver different sounding, they don't just sound like everyone else.But theres some awesome guitar playing in it and sometimes they sound a little bit like Mudvayne, but not quite, it's really hard to describe...it's just a good cd! ... Read more

    Asin: B00004YWVQ
    Sales Rank: 185318
    Subjects:  1. Hardcore Punk    2. Heavy Metal    3. Pop    4. Rock   


    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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    Make Yourself
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (26 October, 1999)
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    Young, aggro, and from Los Angeles--it's tempting to put Incubus in the already crowded category populated by Korn, System of a Down, and their other loud and heavy brethren. But that would sell Incubus short, because Make Yourself, the quintet's sophomore album, is a strong progression beyond their 1997 debut, S.C.I.E.N.C.E.. More like Faith No More than Limp Bizkit, Incubus still have that teen-mosh appeal, though the songwriting and instrumentation on Make Yourself is diverse and thoughtful, both lyrically and musically. "Drive" is an easygoing, slightly trippy acoustic-based outing, while oddball scratching (courtesy of DJ Chris Kilmore) and trip-hop funkiness make "Battlestar Scralatchtica" aptly titled. "Nowhere Fast" is vaguely 311-ish with a reggae tinge and lovely melodic interludes, in contrast to the furious intensity of "Out from Under," which gives Make Yourself a surprisingly cohesive diversity that's hard to categorize. Ultimately, singer Brandon Boyd is not a vocal genius, but lyrically and in performance, he's sensitive, charismatic, and unique. Ditto for the 13 cuts that make up Make Yourself. --Katherine Turman ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Just another great g*y band!
    I have heard this album....like Red Hot Chilli Peppers??? Yeah, right---Red Hot Chili Peppers laugh when they heard these kind of sc***! "Drive" is an awful song!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Punchy, Soft, Loud, Smooth, and Everything Under the Sun...
    Incubus take their busy, maniacle, user-friendly sound (S.C.I.E.N.C.E), and strip it down to something more plausible for the basic ear.

    Make Yourself is truely a higher-point in the, "incubus-is-holier-than-thou" parade.

    Winding down off of their 1997 release, 'Science' incubus takes there busy-bodied nu-metal album to a softer extreme. Make Yourself takes off with an instantly single worthy track and ends just the same. Every song on the album is easily comprehendable and every bit as radioworthy as the actual released tracks.

    The incubus quintet really hit the ball out of the park with this album. Make Yourself could arguably be perfect in every way.

    Definitely a starting point for any incubus enthusiast.

    -Tim Cox

    5-0 out of 5 stars make yourself review
    Incubus
    Make yourself

    Incubus really surprised me with their album Make Yourself. I first heard their hit single "Drive" while I was in my car and it really gave me a calming mellow feeling. Their first album S.C.I.E.N.C.E was really kind of offbeat, and was more of a rap mixed with Goth. This album is very different. Their music isn't pop but not quite alternative, I would place it somewhere in the vicinity of rock. Their genre can't really be classified very well; it's a mix of Southern Californian rock with a bit of scratching and obviously doesn't ignore the good old electric guitar. I am positive that Incubus' music has grown since their first two albums, and I definitely like their new sound. They have shown lots of growth through each of their albums and Make Yourself is a great result of that growth. This album is great, not to mention Brandon Boyd's vocals are a treat in their own right. The rhythm, range, and delivery of his vocals are unlike anyone else on the radio today. The rest of the band is composed of three other musical geniuses, Michael Einziger, Alex Katunich, and Jose Pasillas.The album contains 13 songs, but I think only 12 are worth listening to. Songs 8 and 11 are slow ones, and really calm, and the others are fast paced, but not so fast that you want to stop listening. My favorite song on the CD is "Pardon Me" its just one of those songs you want to listen to when you're pissed, it starts off with a slow tempo and then all of a sudden just busts into head banging glory, its just amazing how fast Boyd can sing, and his range in the song is tremendous.The song I avoid is the tenth on the CD, it is considered instrumental but I would more appropriately classify it as boring, but maybe that's just me because I am not really into instrumental all by itself without vocals, so if you like instrumental then go for it.As Boyd says in "Consequence"... "Blink and you miss a beat keep one of your eyes open at all times". So take charge and seriously think about buying Make Yourself, I guarantee that you will love it.
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    Asin: B0000296JB
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Funk Metal    3. Heavy Metal    4. Pop    5. Rap-Metal    6. Rap-Rock    7. Rock   


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    Mer de Noms
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (23 May, 2000)
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    "A Perfect Circle is not a side project," proclaim the members of Perfect Circle. It's a caution worth heeding, since the most identifiable name in the band is that of vocalist Maynard James Keenan, lead singer of Tool. On the other hand, one wouldn't be much inclined to file this one under "side project" anyway. The musicians involved go to great lengths to create something distinctive, and if the uniformity of sound can be attributed to the fact that guitarist Billy Howerdel (whose previous songwriting credits include Tool, the Smashing Pumpkins, and David Bowie) is responsible for the lion's share of the music, well, the others aren't exactly marching in lockstep. Keenan's vocals here are quite different from anything heard from him before. Subtle, thoughtful, sober, they're a far cry from Keenan's work with Tool, which is what makes this album more than a side-project curiosity. Mer de Noms has a life all its own. --Genevieve Williams ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Is Judith that only good song?
    I have to say...I hate this band...they are even worse than Saxon but better than Tool or System of a Down...oh...what sh**! I hate this kind of music!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Another 5 star review for an amazing album
    When this first came out, I wasn't really old enough to appreciate it.I heard Judith on the radio and it rocked, but I was fairly unfamiliar with the rest of the CD.Now that I'm a little older, I can't say enough good about it.The CD has everything from the rocking Judith to 3 Libras, which is probably the most beautiful song I've ever heard in my life.Orestes is right up there with it, even though it's not quite as popular.Overall, I can't say enough great things about this album, and if you don't have it yet, you are truly missing out on one of my favorite CDs ever.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good. but not better than Tool
    I am a die hard Tool fan. The only reason I was ever interested in a Perfect Circle is because Maynard is a great lyricist and vocalist. It's a good album. I especially love "Orestes". the opening riffs and Maynard's emotional singing will have you listening to that song on repeat. But my favorite song is "Magdalena" because it gives me this 80's rock type feeling whenever I listen to it and Maynard's passion in his singing about how he would sell his soul for one kiss from this woman is so deep. A perfect circle is a great band. They are definitely a lot softer than Tool but they still have emotional and creative lyrics and music just as Tool does (because of Maynard of course). The only reason I give this album 4 stars and not 5 is because I love Tool and I can't wait until Maynard reuinites with them for a new album. Tool is more hard rock/metal and artistic. The drummer in a Perfect Circle is no match for the drummer of Tool. MAYNARD! OKAY. YOU HAVE AN EMOTIONAL AND SOFT SIDE! US TOOL FANS GET THE IDEA! BUT GO BACK TO TOOL ASAP!!!!!!!!!! ... Read more

    Asin: B00004T99Z
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Pop    3. Rock   


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    No Pleasantries
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (30 May, 2000)
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    1-0 out of 5 stars Please listen to me
    It is not often that I like to be a "negative nancie" and write a review that is unfavorable to a band. In this instance I must make an exeption. There are very few CDs that I ever regret buying however "no pleasantries" is on that list. This entire album is filtered, regurgitated grunge chords over effects ridden vocals. If anything this album sounds like a charicature of the grunge sound. In many of the reviews posted there is reference to bands like AIC and Soundgarden, but, no offense intended, mentioning those bands in the same sentence as this hunk a junk is like blasphemy to a Seattlite's ears. Here let me explain, if you think back to early AIC, the "facelift" album to be exact, the big single at the time was "man in the box." It was a repetitive chunky riff through light Wah and heavy distortion pedals. The reason that sound worked and this doesn't is you added the melody of Layne's vocals over the top of it. It ties the two sounds together creating a song that is almost impossible not to head bang to. Ok next, thing of the Stone temple pilot's album "core" and the songs "sin/naked sunday." Scott Weiland uses a megaphone to distort his voice in the bridge to create a disjointed eerie sound to his voice. Now combine those two elements and add a screaming singer that can't quite find his pitch and you get U.P.O. Seperate the elements are catchy and effective, together it sounds like slop. I must say that I am very exicited that more and more bands are showing their grunge influences over their rap influences. And I think many bands of done so, while still achieving their own sound. Bands like Seether and Shinedown come to mind. So I think it can be done well, this album just feels like a mockery. It's like a bad mix tape that should have been left in the garage.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good for fans of Alice in Chains and Soundgarden
    UPO's debut is fairly good, but it's definitely nothing new. As other reviews have said, it's the same grunge tricks that were done in the early 90's by greats like AIC and Soundgarden. So to make this simple, and to repeat myself for the 3rd time, if you liked AIC and Soundgarden, you'd probably like UPO. Not every song is memorable, but most of the songs on here are very good, like "Godless", "The Hurt", and "Feel Alive". The singer is good, and the songs are well-written; but it's all been done before. So if you like grunge, and wish AIC was still around, pick this up. I give it a 7/10.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Solid album, lacking something.
    This is a good disc that seems to be missing something. What could it be? Originality, that's it!

    I saw these guys live and that is where they won be over. As far as the disc goes, it is good, but not essential. ... Read more

    Asin: B00004THKO
    Sales Rank: 41503
    Subjects:  1. Hard Rock    2. Heavy Metal    3. Pop    4. Post-Grunge    5. Rock   


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    Every Six Seconds
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (27 March, 2001)
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    Saliva's heavy rock--with a dash of rap--is at once current and timeless, unlike many of the bands spawned by Korn and Limp Bizkit. This Memphis-bred bunch's powerful, diverse debut features a dozen lyrically and musically focused tracks from a band clearly possessed of strong chops and smart heads. Rangy singer Josey Scott's passionate delivery works well when matched with the chunky riffing of "Musta Been Wrong," the soaring, layered song's intensity balanced by shredding guitar. Every Six Seconds has many such moments, with producer Bob Marlette's taut, techno-inflected touch lending "Lackluster" and "Faultline" a NIN vibe. "Hollywood" is a classic midtempo take on Tinseltown, while the CD's first single, "Your Disease," is simply a hit. "My Goodbyes," the ideal album closer, has a mystical musical quality befitting departed loved ones. Ultimately, Saliva's thoughtful, heartfelt, earthy intensity make Every Six Seconds an impressive entrée from start to finish. --Katherine Turman ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Every Six Seconds
    I like this album even more now than I did when I first purchased it. This is Saliva's heaviest and loudest record. Every Six Seconds is a success and a must have record for any head banging individual. The album starts off good and ends even better. Overall, it's heavy, loud and a must have to your collection.

    1-0 out of 5 stars The Biggest Limp Bizkit Ripoff
    I listen to some "nu-metal", but this is just a disgrace. First of all, this sounds exactly like Limp Bizkit's "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water" mixed with Nickelback's "Silver Side Up", and I hate both CD's. Also, this band is way too commercialized. Even Slipknot and Korn aren't that commercialized. What a waste of silicone and lumber.

    Every six seconds when I listen to each song, I want this madness to end. Now!

    5-0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars - great album
    Saliva delivers a very stong album.Easy to listen straight through from 1 to 12.The beats are a great, Josey's voice is great, and the result is great.Has no real skippable songs (maybe 1) but the rest are good (a few great ones and a classic as well).Has a few songs that get you pumped up and a few slower deeper songs.A must have album for fans as well as nu-metal fans.

    #1 - 9 (good one to get you pumped up)
    #2 - 8
    #3 - 10 (classic - gets you pumped)
    #4 - 7
    #5 - 8.5
    #6 - 7.5
    #7 - 8
    #8 - 6.5 (deeper song)
    #9 - 7.5
    #10 - 8 (slowe song)
    #11 - 9 (gets you pumped)
    #12 - 9 (slower song)

    MEMPHIS, TN
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    Asin: B00005ABO8
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Heavy Metal    3. Pop    4. Rap-Metal    5. Rock   


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    Our Time With You...
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (15 August, 2000)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Who?
    If you love metal this band will kick your a**.It's got everything to the sounds of Deftones, Mudvayne, and Drowning Pool.I heard these guys about 2 years ago and still can't stop listening.I picked this up after hearing it on an alternative radio station in Detroit, MI.This Cd is awesome, you will need to get it to hear it for yourself.Don't know why they've only come out with one album??

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Hi! We're Relative Ash, You Don't Know Us Yet...But you Will
    I got this cd about two weeks ago and thought it was pretty good. They sound like the Chino from the Deftones meets 40 Below Summer's music. The lyrics, while graphic, are very well written and not just easy catch phrases for drunken masses to sing along to. The music stays heavy but never seems to repeat itself. My personal favorites are definately "Pout" and "Hymen". Don't be fooled by the titles of the songs, the music is complex and not like a Drowning Pool or Saliva. The only fault in the cd is that I wish the lead singer would sing for longer stretches of time. As is, most songs consist of him either him screaming or at a near whisper. But overall, this beats so much of the "nu metal" thats out right now,...

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

    Asin: B00004VW2Z
    Sales Rank: 71392
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Pop    3. Rap-Metal    4. Rock   


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    An Education in Rebellion
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (18 July, 2000)
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    Union Underground's debut album is a bit of a mixed bag. Though they come from the industrial end of heavy metal, they're at their best when they incorporate the back-to-basics Southern grind of Monster Magnet and White Zombie on excellent tracks such as "Turn Me on 'Mr. Deadman'" and "South Texas Deathride." The amped-up spirit of grunge-rockers Alice in Chains loom large over "Killing the Fly" and "Revolution Man." Unfortunately, "Until You Crack" is fairly predictable, while "Trip" boasts ridiculous lyrics ("I'm a junkie / God is gay"). --Robert Burrow ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Ok, ok, not the most original outfit I've ever heard
    But they are fun. No this isn't technical and brutal metal, but it has an infectious groove to make up for it. The Union Underground is simply that many of their songs have a similarity to them that gets old after repeated listenings. If you can imagine Powerman 5000 and Filter getting together for a jam session, then you know what Union Underground sound like - plenty of heavy guitars, sampling, and strange vocals and lyrics. It's not bad, I liked it, and it was fun to listen to.

    4-0 out of 5 stars As good as nu metal gets
    When I bought this album I was skeptical at first, the girl on the front scared me. Hoever I was a huge fan of the "RAW" theme song and when I caught wind that this is who did it I thought I would give it a shot. I'm not dissapointed. This album will blow your brains out if you let it.The first thing that got my attention is the amazing guitar tone that they have come up. The production on this disc is amazing. I'd kill for their equipment. But beyond my fellow gear heads out there, this album is good for actually listening to as well. it isn't often that you can buy something this heavy and still get some melody.This album is for anyone who wants some hard music to slam their head against the dashboard to, but don't want to listen to a screeching monkey. The stand out tracks are obviously the singles, "south texas death ride", and "turn me on Mr. deadman" but the gems are "drivel" "killing the fly" (very Layne Staley like) "until you crack" has an awesome guitar riff that is easy to play but hard to get right and "trip with jesus" is odd, but good nonetheless.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Union Risin' Out Of The Undreground
    Alright, I just gotta say that you must get this album is your are a heavymetal fan. All the songs on this album are great, if you listen to one listen to "Turn Me On 'Mr. Deadman'" or my personal favorite "South Texas Death Ride." Either way, get this cd it's one of my favorites out of a large collection. ... Read more

    Asin: B00004UASO
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Alternative Pop/Rock    3. Heavy Metal    4. Pop    5. Rock   


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    Sons of the Pioneers
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (06 June, 2000)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Sweet Tunes
    This Cd is just a sample of what these guys can do. I suggest you get out there and gather as much on the workhorse (now known as the dirty americans)as soon as possible. They bring a fresh new vibe in thier music, it gets you pumped and at the same time keeps you grounded. If you dont own this CD i suggest you buy it. Keep on the lookout for some of thier new stuff coming out, under the dirty americans.
    -keep the sabbath dream alive!
    -birdy

    2-0 out of 5 stars Schizophrenic Funk-Hop Rock
    If I had to hazard a guess at how these fellows might describe their own music I would probably say that they might make use of such phrases as "phat beats" and "dope grooves". Whatever. For me the rock/rap thing began and ended with Rage Against The Machine. Nobody has done it better than Rage, before or since, including The Workhorse Movement. The band's influences are firmly rooted in 70s rock, funk and punk and truth be told many of these songs are laden with good hooks. And many of them do indeed groove. But the vocals, oh my, the vocals. Whether the voices here are raps, gang shouts, or singing (using the term in it's loosest sense) they are uniformly awful. Still this album is cleverer than many of similar ilk. People who are too embarrassed to admit they like Limp Bizkit or Kid Rock may find this less stoopid enough to proudly put a The Workhorse Movement bumper sticker on their Jeep Wranglers. Standout tracks include "Keep the Sabbath Dream Alive" which is propelled by old school hip-hop beats and a funk-rock riff that sounds like something from Jesus Christ Superstar and "Joe Mama," which has a Kyuss-ish guitar line. Nods to Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers abound and the album has plenty of good moments, unfortunately not enough to overcome the poor vocal showing. The CD is enhanced for Windows' PCs and Apple Macintosh computers. The e-content includes brief live clips, interviews and photos

    5-0 out of 5 stars PURE ROCK
    ok...my friend personally knows these guys...and when he said he did i was like oh they are just another garage band out there...then i heard them...and i said WOW...i found out that they were playing with kittie on their tour...these guys have no other description except PURE...you hear all parts of the music...it has a distinct sound and definantly is a top choice for me.... ... Read more

    Asin: B00004SE25
    Sales Rank: 27172
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Pop    3. Rap-Metal    4. Rock   


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