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Armageddon Through Your Speaker
Average Customer Review: 4.47 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (16 October, 2001)
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5-0 out of 5 stars True Rap Rock Music - The Real Deal
For anyone who hasn't picked up their copy of Armageddon Through Your Speakers yet, go out and get it now. I promise you won't be dissapointed and it may just be the best ... you've ever spent on a CD. Every song on the disc will get your adrenaline pumping. Bionic Jive is a crazy band from Phoenix, consisting of guitar, bass, and drums, but led by 2 truly talented MC's. The rapper of the two can spit rhymes with the best of 'em, and the other brings the other needed part to the band, screaming his parts like a true metal singer. I will say some of the lyrics are following suit of other well known rappers, talking about ..., money, playas, etc. and it all gets a little bit old. And most of their songs sound a bit similar, following the same formula. Most of the album sounds very manufactured. But regardless of all that, it is a great album. Like I said you WON'T be dissapointed. Picking the best tracks on this album is hard, almost all are great and all are listenable, but standouts are Hand To The Roof, Ricochet, Swarm, Rock On, Shut 'Em Down, Pump, and I Shot Lucifer. So everyone who doesn't already own this CD, go buy it now! One more thing, I got a chance to see them live and if you ever get the chance go for it. As awesome as their cd is, their live show is 10x better becuase of the adrenaline rush it'll give you.

5-0 out of 5 stars AMAZING
I recently heard a song of theirs on the radio, Pump, and it's insane. I bought their CD the next day. This is exactly the type of music that really gets you pumped up. It has the music backround of a Heavy Metal rock band, and the Lead singer is an amazing MC. If you enjoy great Rap or Hard Rock, you will love this band. Just listen to some of the samples that Amazon provides and you'll see what i mean. Now i have to say that Linkin Park is one of my favorite bands, but to compare the two... Well it's completly different. If you're a fan of Linkin park, you would probably like Bionic Jive, but if you don't listen to Linkin park because you think they're too soft, then this is most definatly a CD for you. These guys are the best at what they do, check 'em out and you can thank me later.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best rapcore bands out there
This album is off the hook. When i first bought this album i was amazed, i havent heard anything like this before. If you combine the raps and flows of outkast or dr. dre and the rock stylings of deftones or korn you might get something like bionic jive. My favorite songs on this are pump and ricoshet. Pick this up right away. ... Read more

Asin: B00005QK36
Sales Rank: 26202


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Sinner
Average Customer Review: 3.71 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (05 June, 2001)
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Intense, dynamic, and full of seething rage, Drowning Pool's powerful debut finds ardent (and sometimes screaming) vocalist Dave Williams miningtopics ranging from religion ("Sinner") to relationships ("Reminded") to fine effect, creating a nu-metal opus that's rock-solid from start to finish. "Bodies" boasts an irresistible, insinuating growling chorus ("Let the bodies hit the floor"), with the tune's melodic, suspenseful verses providing the perfect buildup for the cathartic chorus. Williams's impressive whisper-to-a-scream delivery in "Tear Away" and the unbridled energy of "Told You So" are also striking. The Texas quartet's post rap-rock heaviness is aggro yet melodic, not to mention believable, credible, and intelligent. Their smart lyrics, chunky rhythms, and punchy production (by Jay Baumgardner of Papa Roach fame) make this music for the Ozzfest generation. --Katherine Turman ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars CD with attitude
I you are looking for a CD with attitude, then this one's for you, there are four members of this band who work together perfectly, there are slight variations to each track with interesting guitar solos, melodies and an angry vocalist who seems as though he hates everyone and everything, with so much power and aggression within the CD, Drowning Pool have produced an eleven track CD that is interesting and at the same time becomes more enjoyable with every listen.

With the bands like 'Limpbizkit', 'Linkin Park', 'Deftones', 'Static X', 'Disturbed' and 'Papa Roach' who are all going round the circuit and getting massive media attention, Drowning Pool have released a CD that people at the moment want to hear.

The CD starts off with the title track 'Sinner', that consists of power cords and hard hitting drum beats with a melodic chorus, which then quietly disappears, then out of the blue we get a sentence repeated four times "Let the bodies hit the floor", which then rips into your ears with so much aggression it leaves you breathless, 'Bodies', what a track, if this song doesn't do anything to you then you must be dead. This is the track that will probably get all the attention, but at the same time it's a track that will never be over played.

With every track you get a mixture of the above-mentioned bands, with a touch of 'Stabbing Westwood' thrown in for good measure. As well as 'Bodies', there are also wonderful tracks like 'Tear Away', 'All Over Me', 'Reminded', 'Mute' and 'Sermon' that fills you with so much excitement that you find it hard to control yourself. Wonderful.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sinner
Now this is what I'm talking about! The perfect balance between power and melody. The Drowning Pool's "Sinner" packs a mean punch while delivering memorable melodies. I found myself yelling right along to the chorus of "Sinner" during the first listen. This CD grabbed ahold from the first note and pulled me relentlessly from track to track banging my head like there was no tomorrow.

The second track and first single "Bodies" is a hardcore musical assault that gives you a nice taste of what Drowning Pool is all about, power! A moving backbeat, aggressive vocals, nice thick powerchords-all the good stuff. That intensity keeps up for the entire album.

Comparisons to other bands are often helpful in music reviews. That's a daunting task here since Drowning Pool encompasses a lot of diverse sounds. If comparisons must be made then think of them as Godsmack meets Pantera meets The Step Kings, yes they are really that diverse. Even their slower song "Tear Away" still delivers with solid pure rock credentials.

It's hard to hold back my enthusiasm here. This CD literally knocked me out. But don't take my word for it, check them out for yourself. If you're looking for a new band to stir things up and raise the bar for heavy music, look no further than Drowning Pool. It's a sweet addiction that will leave you screaming for more.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best of the Nu
ok, the "nemean lion" guy is right.....limp bizkit sucks.
but drowning pool and linkin park are sweet.
obviously bodies and tear away are the singles
but songs like sermon, pity, and told you so could have been singles as well
this cd over all is solid
and you can listen to it all the way through without skipping tracks!!!!
are you gonnna trust us five reviewers who give it 5 stars
or some guy named "the nemean lion"? ... Read more

Asin: B00005JXQU


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Through the Eyes
Average Customer Review: 4.44 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (30 October, 2001)
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4-0 out of 5 stars A solid effort
I'm gonna keep this short and sweet, so here goes: First off, is it just me or does this guy sound freakishly like like David Draimen of Disturbed on songs like "Only the strong?" Anyway, this was very nicely done, and it is something that you should have in your Rock/metal collection as reliable Rock fan (which you should be). If there's one thing I can't stand, it's the sound of rapping against the metal guitars. Metal music was invented for the benefit of playing true-to-the-cause rock music, not rap. In my opinion, if you're gonna play metal, don't disgrace the masterpiece we rockers like to call the guitar, because that wasn't what this glorious style of music was developed for. Now that that's out, I can wrap this up. The only reason I didn't give these guys 5 stars is because I almost never rate ANYTHING as perfect, as it's extremely hard to do anything perfectly in this life, but I do occasionally give 5's, and If i give a rock CD a 5, then it's definitely a must buy.(Rammstein, In Extremo, Godsmack, SOAD, etc.) so if any of the band members read this, there's nothing about this CD that I'd change.Alright pure rock fans, go out there and support metal bands, whilst I go eat because I'm very hungry. Later

5-0 out of 5 stars This cd deserves 6 stars in my book.
I am dead serious when i say that this cd is one of the best albums i have ever purchased. Seriously, my favorite bands are godsmack,disturbed, and few others and flaw definitley is up there in the ranks with them to me. I can't pick out a favorite track cuz i like all of them, but i would have to say
"My Letter" is the most beautifully written song i have heard to date, dont count out "Best that i am" these are both very melodic tracks that hit the spot. To this day i still wonder why they never released one of these tracks on radio cuz im sure they would of got so much airplay cuz they are so appealing to your ears. gotta give shout-out to "payback", "whole", and "only the strong", awesome. And for those who havent bought this cd yet, DONT FORGET THE HIDDEN TRACK, amazing version of "only the strong" with just vocals and piano, nicely done. And they are good live also.... now go buy this album right now!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars One Of The Best Ever
Flaw's debut release, "Through The Eyes", is easily one of my favorite albums of all time. After hearing the song, "Payback", I was hooked. Once you pop the CD in the player you'll discover such songs as, "Scheme", "Whole", "Only The Strong", and "Ammendment". If you are a fan of Hard Rock, you are doing an injustice to yourself everyday that you dont buy this CD. ... Read more

Asin: B00005R8G5
Sales Rank: 23949


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Meteora
Average Customer Review: 3.95 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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3-0 out of 5 stars Same again
Linkin Park approach their sophomore album with a sure fire success plan - an exact replica of the massive selling "Hybrid Theory" - so much for evolving your sound! Admittedly, Hybrid Theory was one of the better releases during the nu-metal boom, mainly due to LP's boundless energy and twin-vocalled attack. But that was 2000 but now, after the garage rock explosion and the return of metal, Mike Shinoda's monotone, dictionary rapping sounds VERY old hat, as do some of the recycled riffs on display.
The saviour of this album, however, is Chester Bennington, his vocals switching from an angelic croon one second to a blood curdling scream the next, a truly wasted talent in this band of middle-of-the-road performers.
There are a couple of stand-out moments on this album, namely the tracks "Faint" and "Breaking The Habit", which strangely enough are the tracks which see LP straying most from their roots with a bit of sonic experimentation. The fast paced "Faint" enjoys, arguably, the most anthemic chorus you'll likley to hear this year while "Breaking The Habit" sees LP dropping the guitars and allowing to Chester to croon sweetly over a fast paced hip-hop beat. Excellent.
All in all, the kids in hoodies who digged Hybrid Theory will be wetting themselves over LP's carbon copy remake, they rest of use will just shake our head in dismay at another soulless nu-metal album in an already saturated market.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great, Original Rock, About Time!
Continuing to be my favorite band, Linkin Park first began playing in my room when I discovered their debut album "Hybrid Theory". It was awesome. Then, I picked up the remix CD "Reanimation" which was incredible and unique. Now comes Meteora, with their first new songs in three years. Right from the beginning, I was caught up in the furious energy of the sounds of the rap/metal six-piece.
1. Foreword- This is just a brief montage of some sounds leading up to the first song.
2. Don't Stay- The song blasts off with lead singer Chester Bennington singing to great riffs and well-done bass. A great metal intro.
3. Somewhere I Belong- The hit of the album, another great song, with some cool samples.
4. Lying From You- Great rap music by emcee Mike Shinoda leading to an intense chorus with great guitars. The best song on the album.
5. Hit the Floor- This harder, heavier song combines the two lead vocals in a furious unison. The sounds here excel, and the screaming hook is perfect.
6. Easier to Run- Similar to Crawling, this track has its own style but seems to fall short. It's just sappy and uninteresting.
7. Faint- Drums are excellent here, and with a unique combination with classical sounds, this is a cool, fast-paced track.
8. Figure .09- Another song with great rap sounds, accompanied by fantastic guitar and bass work, and is another of the best here.
9. Breaking the Habit- There just isn't enough going on here. The lyrics tried for a deeper meaning, but the riffs and beats just didn't follow it.
10. From the Inside- Not as fast, but sounds more original and defines the band's range and various tones.
11. Nobody's Listening- A neat Japanese flute sound combined with cool turntables and a fun beat. There needed to be a little more compatibility with the chorus, but otherwise, very fun and intriguing.
12. Session- A cool instrumental track, I could see this song more as being part of a larger picture, similar to the One Step Closer remix, as a longer, awesome song. As it is, though, it's incredible, and I found myself repeating it over and over again.
13. Numb- I hoped for something a little more from the last track. Pretty good, though, very emotional.
All in all, "Meteora" is a great album, so go out and buy it! It would be great if this album was a little longer. Quality, not quantity, I know, but there needs to be more.

5-0 out of 5 stars Can't Get Enough!!
I absolutely love this CD. I listen to it over and over again whenever I get the opportunity-even at school! These songs are what get me through the day. My favorites are "Hit the Floor" and "Lying from You". Besides the great songs, the CD also has cool extras that you can get by putting it into your computer. ... Read more

Asin: B00008H2LB
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Countdown to Extinction
Average Customer Review: 4.56 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (14 July, 1992)
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Megadeth is one of the few metal bands to have successfully handled the transition to the '90s, and Countdown to Extinction is proof positive; although considerably more streamlined and commercially oriented than their previous efforts, it's still a fine album, and arguably one of their best. Lead singer and guitarist Dave Mustaine's lyric-writing has improved, and the results can be heard on "Countdown to Extinction," "Symphony of Destruction," "Architecture of Aggression" (it's a rare songwriter who can make a line like that fit in a chorus), and "Foreclosure of a Dream". This is arena metal at its best; Countdown to Extinction (a reference not to genocide, as one might assume, but to endangered species) manages the difficult trick of being commercially appealing and musically sound at the same time. -- Genevieve Williams ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars WOW!
This cd is amazing its heavier than their thrash cd's like peace seel but who's buying. I highly recomend this cd if you like megadeth get this cd. I'll now so you all the tracks on the cd.

Skin o' my teeth- my favorite track awesome beginning with Menza and drums cool lyrics and piercing solo by Marty.

Symphony of destruction- very heavy awesome chorus

Arctitecture of Aggression- heavy riffs in the beginning another great solo by Marty.

Foreclosure Of A Dream- quiet in the beginning then builds up great song.

Sweating Bullets- One of my favorite songs great chorus and great riffs when Mustaine is singing.

This Was My Life- Great riffs cool lyrics

Countdown To Extinction- cool lyrics

High Speed Dirt- great lyrics alot of solos one of my favorite songs

Psychotron- great chorus especially when Mustaine says call him Psycotron its a robot voice which is pretty cool and a ton of solos by Marty.

Captive Honour- One of my favorite songs I like the skit with the judge sentencing him. Great solos by Dave and Marty.

Ashes In Your Mouth- great riffs cool lyrics and great piercing solos by Marty and Dave. Another one of my favorites.

5-0 out of 5 stars BEST MEGADETH CD EVER
Countdown to Extinction was released 8 years ago and still sounds fresh even buy today's standards. By far, this is the best effort by Dave Mustaine and company. This CD was the first release in which Megadeth toned their sound down a little bit....(only slightly though), and the first release that hit the big time. There are so many great catchy songs on this CD that you will end up singing along with: Symphony of Destruction, This Was My Life, and Countdown to Extinction to name a few. Musically, the guitars of Mustaine and Freidman are incredible. The drum work of Nick Menza is fantastic as is the bass guitar of Danny Ellefson.

This is one CD that I never get tired of listening to. Its heavy guitars, crashing drums and excellent vocals combined with well composed songs makes this one Hard Rock / Heavy Metal release that should be in everyone's collection. It is upbeat, and it will get your adrenaline pumping.

This is an excellent CD! Well worth the money spent!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great album to start your Megadeth collection with
Megadeth's Fifth Album

On this outing you will see that Megadeth made thier songs a bit more commercialized and acessible. After listening to this album uncountable times I can honestly tell you that it doesn't even make a difference. This is Megadeth at the top of thier game musically and lyrically. All Megadeth fans should have this in thier collection, it is essential. Highlights Include; Symphony of Destruction, Sweating Bullets and Ashes In Your Mouth ... Read more

Asin: B000002V0Q


Iowa
Average Customer Review: 3.61 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 012345678 ---- SlipKnoT
To me Slipknot made this album to improve upon the self titled CD. Everything or almost everything here is just a repeat of the first album but has been changed and worked off from and getting ideas from. The self titled album was a classic and Slipknot's main objective for this album was to build on the sh*t they had going from that. Heavy, dark, obscene, chaotic. I dont like labelling these guys to anything..Nu Metal, Metal, Death Metal etc. They are something on its own, like a machine that comes into this world with pissed off emotions and telling the world whats on their minds. This isn't the heaviest stuff by any means, but it is something that will and Should NOT be done again in the future, because nothing will ever be like Slipknot, and Corey

1.(515) --------- Alright, for an opener it's original, spookey and really sends the message that their not going to be messing around on this one..(9/10)
2.People=Sh*t ------- Tremendous. Catchy at beginning. Trade mark slogan of Slipknot..(10/10)
3.Disasterpiece ----- Amazing. Great opening riff and chorus timing and orchestration.. (10/10)
4.My Plague --------- Excellent. a bit overplayed, but i love the heavy guitar crushings in the verse.. (10/10)
5.Everything Ends ----- Great. sing-along, heavy, generation inspirational... (9/10)
6.The Heretic Anthem ---- Great. verses are kinda plain to me for some reason, but has a revolutionary chorus and scariness..(9.5/10)
7.Gently ------ Great. old song, cool soft build up to punishing guitar, longer and experimental ...(8/10)
8.Left Behind ---- Great. radio, cool 80's flare near end.. (9/10)
9.The Shape ---- Great. reminds me of Surfacing for some reason, but same, good chorus... (9/10)
10.I Am Hated ---- Good. Doesnt come across clean... (7.5/10)
11.Skin Ticket ---- Good. Dont consider it a real song but i find it enjoyable sometimes when i feel alone and insane.. (8/10)
12.New Abortion --- Good. nothing special. (8/10)
13.Metabolic ---- Great. underrated-- (9/10)
14.Iowa ---- Boring. Long. Same as "Killers Are Quiet". Enjoyable when you are not hyper to any extent what-so-ever ... (5/10)

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great work, revolutionary CD. pick it up if your VERY angry.

5-0 out of 5 stars thrash resurrected!
Now really, can you honestly call Slipknot nu-metal? Sure, even nu-metal has its good points (bands like Tool and Coal Chamber are Stereomud indeed), but Slipknot has none of the so-so qualities that make nu-metal. Let's face it: the nine-headed monster from Iowa is called nu-metal simply because they're (relatively) new. But if you listen to their composition, you will find nothing but thrash in the style of the best Slayer, Pantera and Sepultura. Their first album, while still great and still thrash, was a bit sloppily done, and the musical ingenuity only shone out now and then. Iowa is beyond improvement: it is transformation! A brief intro that's worth sitting through, followed by a brutal and brilliantly composed People=S***, then a good but exhausting trip in Disasterpiece. The next song, My Plague, is very melodic and downright enchanting. Everything Ends is a piece of (censored); skip it. But the Heretic Anthem is quite an admirable piece of heaviness. Gently (ironically named) simply engulfs you as the strength builds. Left Behind is a bit commercial, but still a pleasing song. Shape is a bit harder to get into, but you will really appreciate it in the end. I am Hated is simply mesmerizing. Skin Ticket is garbage. New Abortion deserves a fair warning: you might not survive (it rocks). Metabolic is a bit of filler. The title track is worth having, but a bit of an endurance test. These sadomasochistic maniacs show just how versatile thrash still is. Too bad they cut down on sampling and turntabling, but that's not such a big loss. Neither nu-metal nor death metal, Slipknot have a lot to contribute to the metal world.

3-0 out of 5 stars Iowa
Every generation gets the heavy metal heroes it deserves.

The hedonistic '70s produced Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith. The superficial '80s gave us Moetley Cruee and Poison. And now, the violent, dysfunctional days of this new millennium have given us the frightening Slipknot, the new Antichrist superstars of disaffected teens everywhere.

We should not be surprised by their popularity. Everything about this nine-member troupe from Des Moines is tailor-made to appeal to surly adolescents. Start with the look, which is, after all, just as important to kids as the music: The members perform in identical industrial coveralls. They wear freaky-creepy horror-movie masks. They go by single-digit numbers instead of names. Think about it: Anonymity, withdrawal from conventional society, the creation of a fearful new persona, a sense of belonging to a rebellious and powerful group -- what more could your average teen want except a side of fries?

In Slipknot's case, that would be the music -- a monstrously heavy and explosively destructive cacophony of pain and mayhem more akin to the blackest European death metal than the comparatively benign rap-rock of Limp Bizkit. Searing sheets of guitars, pummeling waves of maniacally frenzied rhythm, nuclear-powered bass guitars and tortured vocals that veer from a guttural growl to a white-hot primal scream are the main ingredients in this recipe. And it's all served up with a bottomless lyrical cup of bitter psychotic rage. The message is simple: Slipknot hate everything about society. And everybody in it. Us, themselves, you -- especially you.

Amazingly enough, they're even more pissed off on their second major-label album Iowa than they were on their eponymous 1999 debut. That album was like a middle finger stuck in the face of the world; this one is more like a fist heading towards your skull. On shiny, happy tunes with titles like People = S--, My Plague, I am Hated and New Abortion, Slipknot make their intentions graphically clear: They don't just want you to clear off. They want to stab you, bathe themselves in your blood and have sex with your corpse. We are not hyperbolizing. "I wanna slit your throat and f-- the wound / I wanna push my face in and feel the swoon," bellows vocalist No. 8 on the devastating Disasterpiece, one of the 14 violence-drenched assaults in this hour-long session of brutality. And you thought Marilyn Manson was evil?

Slipknot may not be evil but they're damned clever. The warning sticker on this CD (at least on the review copy we got) is stuck to the outer plastic wrapper, so kids who buy it can remove it before they get home. As much as we hate those stickers and the censorship they represent, that sneaky tactic concerns us. Slipknot's Iowa is an album every responsible parent should hear, both by themselves and with their kids. Not to try to dissuade teens from listening to Slipknot -- frankly, these songs are so relentlessly over the top and indistinguishably one-dimensional that even kids should get bored of them pretty quick. But adults might want to point out to the young 'uns that Slipknot is selling rebellion the same way McDonald's sells those fries. And that while their horrifically violent reactions to life and its evils make for excellent cathartic fantasies -- and we all have them -- they aren't to be confused with reality.

Otherwise, we suspect it's only a matter of time until another confused, neglected kid listens to a disc like this, picks up a weapon and screws up a whole bunch of lives. And if we as a society just let that happen, it will be just what we deserve. ... Read more

Asin: B00005A46T


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Lost Angel
Average Customer Review: 3.75 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (14 May, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Do i sense another linkin park?
We all know Linkin Park came outta nowhere and exploded on the music scene and killed everything with its shrapnill. Well here we go again for 2002, with enough radio friendly songs and just badass beats and rhymes this band will tear the scene up. This CD from tracks 1-12 are pretty damn awesome, not many CDs are good front to back alot of bands just put in filler, not this band, there is no filler on this album, just quality(which is rare). Tracks "No Light" and "Lisa" are awesome, "Walked Away" and "Paranoid" just rock hard. This band, sings/raps/& rocks, and does it damn good! There is a million carbon copy bands out there, but 3rd strike holds its own.

5-0 out of 5 stars The new leaders of the Rap/Metal Revolution!
3rd Strike have made an excellent Rap/Metal album from beginning to end! With great lyrics and rock out guitar riffs this band is worthy for Ozz Fest! They are on Ozz Fest this year along with other great local bands around my area such as Flaw, Switched, and Mushroomhead! Time to get to the review of the best Rap/Metal album for 2002 known as Lost Angel! Track One:Flow Heat is awesome at the beginning with kick [butt] distortion on guitar with rap vocals at beginning! Resist one more time walked the line burning through the pages of my life. Now those are great lyrics! This is only the beginning of a great album! Track Two:Walked Away starts off much heavier than track one:Flow Heat with its awesome emotional lyrics that really make sense and its cool bass riffs! This is the new sensation for the Rap/Metal Revolution! Track Three:Redemption shows that this band has a morbid side to them from beginning to end in this song! The guitar at the beginning just before the song gets heavy the guitar takes the pressure off of you if you have ever been down before. Track Four:Blind My Eyes has its dark moments but, starts off as a simple rap song but, soon the darkness comes in with the horror! Track Five: No Light is 3rd Strike's first big hit! The lyrics and singing vocals make this song perfect! I have no more to say. Track Six:City's On Fire Is a heavy hitter with its distorted guitar and bass riffs and voacals talking about a city on fire! Track Seven: Breathe It Out is my favorite song because, of the way the guitar starts off with its heavy parts! It all turns around shortly because, of its lyrics that make this song so great! Track Eieght:All Lies is possibly the heaviest track on this album that would certainly make the pit go crazy and when you get out you might be really bloodied up! Enough said! Track Nine:Strung Out has wild distortion that sounds like it came out of the movie The Exorcist! What I think they mean in their lyrics for this song is that they are strung out on dope. Track Ten: Lisa is another great track with the guitar and vocals. The lyrics are so morbid that it almost makes this song seem like an audio suicide note but, it is good! The song is very sad and I do not think that you should listen to if you have just recently lost someone close. Track Eleven: Paranoid is a cover version of Black Sabbath's Paranoid but, this time it is rap! Track Tweleve: Hang On is a song that is really rap but, the singing vocals make the song good!

I think that 3rd Strike spent alot of time working with this album before they released! For the lyrics are great and the guitar riffs are crafted out so perfect! Get this album because, once you have you can say Limp Bizkit move over! The shows over and it is 3rd Strike's turn to lead the Rap/Metal Revolution!

3-0 out of 5 stars Same old thing, but still kickin'
Anybody that says that 3rd Strike is going to explode on the rock scene, well, too late. They have already broken up so I don't see that happening anytime soon. But I'm not saying I didn't like them while they were around. They put on great live shows. This rap-metal group comes all the way from San Diego. While this album is very good at being heavy while the leadman lets loose his straight, forceful raps, it lacks in the originality department. A million bands have tried this before: combining hard rock jams with a MC rapping the vocals. And a lot of them have gotten very little recognition, such Revielle or the Phunk Junkeez. 3rd Stike pulls this off decently, but still have gotten virtually no recognition. The cd kicks off kicking ass with Flow Heat, then most of the songs follow the same formula, with the exception of "Redemption" and "Hang On". The hardest song on the cd has to be "All Lies" ,which I like a lot. They also throw in a Black Sabbath cover "Paranoid" which would be a lot more enjoyable without the turntable scratching. I would say that this is worth the money if it's on sale for 12 bucks or under. It's not bad, but it's not the best rock album out there right now. ... Read more

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Sales Rank: 48856
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Sing the Sorrow
Average Customer Review: 4.51 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (11 March, 2003)
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Starting life as the most competent Misfits tribute band to not actually play Misfits songs, San Francisco Bay Area punks A.F.I. have not only discovered how to write their own snarling melodies, but have developed the confidence to play them without a cloak. Sing the Sorrow marks the band’s first major-label release and the difference from their indie albums is in the details: songs freely shift gears and tempos, singer Davey Havoc flexes his pristine vocal abilities by breaking into the occasional falsetto, and sugary tracks like "The Leaving Song" and "The Great Disappointment" now take a place next to more standard nuclear-charged mosh-pit fare like "Bleed Black" and "Dancing Through Sunday." Longtime fans might take it like a kick to the head, but this band is clearly moving toward bigger things. --Aidin Vaziri ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars
This was my first AFI cd and I must say I am impressed with both the musicianship AND the quality of the songs.
Davey Havoc has an excellent voice and his songwriting skills are no less excellent.
Jade is a fantastic guitarist, along with the bass, he provides the band with most of its dark edge. Jade Puget is surprisingly talented with his very flashy chord changes which are actually quite challenging to play.
The bass and drums havn't got much that I could go into detail about, but the smooth bass lines on this album impressed me greatly and the drumming is not fast, but technical enough.

The songs on this album are excellent, all diverse but some of them dont have alot of staying power. Some songs on this album showcase the bands punk prowess (This Celluloid Dream, Paper Airplanes), while others (most of them) showcase the bands dark side(....But Home is Nowhere, The Leaving Song II, The Great Dissapointment) and some of the songs have a good mix of both (Bleed Black, Dancing Through Sunday).

Beautiful album, excellent lyrics, talented musicians and a bunch of good songs. Highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Dark Side Of Punk...
AFI have evolved for the better on their major label debut. No longer are AFI lumped into the same category as Rancid and NOFX. Not that there's anything wrong with those bands, but Sing The Sorrow shows that AFI are anything BUT a one-dimensional punk band. Frontman Davey Havoc takes us on a dark and emotional journey through the band's evolution on Sing The Sorrow. A journey the listener won't soon forget.

Seasoned AFI fans will know they're in for something very different upon listening to the opener "Miseria Cantare (The Beginning)". The track quickly grabs the listener by the neck and drags them down into the new AFI sound. The album seamlessly continues into "The Leaving Song Pt. 2", Davey Havoc's brilliant vocal abilities take the singer from hoarse scream to falsetto within mere moments with stunning success.

Standout tracks from Sing The Sorrow include the catchy choruses of "Bleed Black" and current single "Girl's Not Grey". The angst sounding "Dancing Through Sunday", and an amazing closer in "...But Home Is Nowhere". If you think you can enjoy the sounds of punk mixed in with some gothic and industrial overtones, then you definately owe it to yourself to check out Sing The Sorrow.

3-0 out of 5 stars what happen man?
Afi used to be one of the most kick ass bands ever, and this this cd came out. When I listened to it, I noticed the HUGE change how what they once were, is far from gone. I admit 1 or 2 songs are close to their roots. But the others are just Davey Whining about his problems. Afi has become a serious trend everwhere you go. Afi shirts and black Hi Tops, thats the cool thing for all the pousers man. At first this cd stayed nutral, then the radio and Mtv released Girls not Grey and what happens????? "OMg I so love Afi, like oh my god, come on girls I hear theres a sell on omg afi things. Lets go buy it, then everyone will think we are punk and goth". 2nd reason: the whining. Comme on Davey what happen to your lyrics that set who this band was like "I wanna mohawk, but mom wont let me get one"... thats AFI..now its all muchey gushey, silver and cold. The reason I gave it 3 stars is because its not the Afi we all know and love, but a new trend in america, why man, whyy!? ... Read more

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Hot Action Cop
Average Customer Review: 4.28 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (04 March, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A hidden masterpiece
I first heard Hot Action Cop on the end of the "Real Cancun" movie when they showed a clip of them playing. I had never heard of them prior to this, and I doubt a lot of people have ever heard of them, hence the title of my review. Anyways, I thought "Fever for the Flava" was a real good song, very catchy and pretty different, so I decided to check out the rest of the cd. As I listened I found every song to be different from the song before or after it, yet just similar enough so you could tell it was the band playing. They have a sound all their own, with quite the large influence of Red Hot Chili Peppers. Also you'll notice through some songs (Doom Boom, Show Her etc.) that Rob does a Shaggy-like impression which adds to the songs. They are a talented band and are worth a listen. Lyrics are also very good and well crafted, although they may be a bit too raunchy for some people. I wouldn't recommend the edited version however, because it really takes away from a lot of the songs. Overall this CD is very solid, w/ my favorite songs being: Doom Boom, Fever For The Flava, Why Judy, Busted and In A Little While. Get this CD if you want a good one to throw in your car stereo and just cruise.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wicked ill
I say wicked ill because I have always wanted to describe something that way. I mean it though, and Hot Action Cop has become a favorite of mine. This album is the epitome of funk rock while mixing many other elements like reggae, rap, etc. to the sound. From the first time I saw the video for Fever for the Flava I was hooked, and it still remains my favorite song off of the album. In my honest opinion though every song is good, and it holds the distinction of being one of those rare cds I can play the entire way through without skipping any songs. The best songs to me also include Dont Want Her to Stay, Why Judy and Club Slut. Downloading those tracks first will give a good indication of what to expect from the rest of the album. So overall I recommend this cd whether you want to relax or party or whatever you do. It is just that good.

5-0 out of 5 stars funkiest rock album around!!
This album kicks royal buttocks.Funk rock at its finest. Hopefully HAC is got a new album coming out soon. Their website says that they are in the studio, hopefully with an august release.

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then buy this album!!! ... Read more

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Violence
Average Customer Review: 4.57 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (10 October, 2000)
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With a nihilistic CD title and band name, you'd expect Nothingface to be heavy, serious, and dark. And you'd be correct. The Washington, D.C.-based band, however, is not really nu metal. In fact, Nothingface displays a kinship to Trouble and King's X, thanks to wonderfully complex and layered production and a taught progressive-rock musicality. Which isn't to say Nothingface aren't modern; thanks to in-your-face aggression and ferocity, they're definitely mosh-pit worthy. From "Make Your Own Bones," where singer Matt Holt takes on a fierce, growling death-metal timbre to the more melodic "Bleeder" and "Filthy," the vocals and instrumentation segue smoothly from melodic interludes to raging, head-banging segments, often within one song. With their third album, Nothingface have created a creative, cohesive, diverse breakthrough. --Katherine Turman ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Easily their best.....but not their first
Ive been reading these reviews, and most of you are confused, this is actually the third cd put out by NothingFace, and I highly reccomend you check those out too. Of course many of you are right, these guys are far more talented than MudVayne and SlipKnoT, but the guys from NothingFace are really good friends with the guys from MudVayne, so it doesnt seem fair to compare. The main difference is, Matt Holt can SING. Yes, I said it, sing. I wouldnt agree with one other reviewer who said that this has a little death metal mixed in. I dont like death metal and I dont really think this qualifies as death vox. The guys from MudVayne and SlipKnot just simply yell, no melody whatsoever. Now for the cd, this thing blew me away, this is the most emotionally charged album since the self titled SoulFly. The truly sad part being, this is Chris Houck's final effort, he was forced to quit the band due to medical reasons (I actually managed to score a drumhead he used to record violence, signed too =D ), but Tommy Sickles is easily as qualified for the job. This is just flat out the best metal band and album out there to date.

5-0 out of 5 stars ONE KICK A** ALBUM
Violence is one of the best metal albums I've ever heard. Every song is a masterpiece. With hellish screams and stunning singing, vocalist Matt Holt delivers a nerve-scarring performance. From heavy guitar molestations to acoustic melodies, guitarist Tom Maxwell leaves you in utter shock. Chris Houck on drums and Bill Gaal on bass put you in a trance of terror and bewilderment. From the horror of Blue Skin, the punch of American Love, and the moderate solitude of For All the Sin, Nothingface will amaze you. Experience the finest that metal has to offer.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is one of the best.
ok, so i bought this album when it first came out way back when. i pyt it in my CD player and listened to it, and it didnt leave my CD player for almost a year.. this is probably the only CD ive listened to soo much that i know every song by heart and can play them on guitar, bass, and drum just by listening to the songs so much. Matt Holt is an awesome vocalist.

but this album and you wont be dissapointed, i gaurentee it. ... Read more

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