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    ...And Justice For All
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (25 October, 1990)
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    This record has so much good material that it's a shame the production is so shoddy. Songwise, this is probably Metallica's most sophisticated album, exploring the theme of justice and perversions thereof with a vengeance. "One" is one of their best songs ever, building from a slow, edgy beginning into effortless overdrive. The title track is excellent and never boring, despite clocking in at more than nine minutes. It's the epic of the album, but all of the songs are long, displaying impressive chops and songwriting. Metallica took a commercial turn after ...And Justice for All, and it's interesting to speculate on what would have happened to their music had they continued in the direction suggested by this album. --Genevieve Williams ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars My review for .... ...And Justice For All
    This album came out in 1988.Megadeth's So Far, So Good...So What! came out the same year.I'm gonna review that but for now gonna do .. And Justice For All.This is the first album without cliff.Although the death of cliff is very depressing because he had such potential,he was sorta the Jimmy Page of Basses, I'm not sure this album would of been so successful without the death.This album holds one of the greatest songs of all time.It makes you wanna cry but when you listen to the music.. you dont wanna cry.. you wanna suck it up and have a good time and bang ya head.Thats what metal is all about....And Justice For All proved that sad songs can make you headbang.The best song on this album and also the main highlight is One.This is my all-time favorite Metallica song.Its sorta like Megadeth's In My Darkest Hour as far as music structure goes.. but One is written better.As you may know.. its based on a movie about a landmine taking everything away from a man.I never saw the movie.. but according to the lyrics. he lived.. he had to face living with no arms, no legs, and worst of all no soul.Metallica proved that they could make a song out of nothing.Other highlights would be Dyers Eve.. This is about neglection.This is the 2nd best song on the album.Really good stuff.The rest of the songs are ok.I really wouldn't know what to say if i had to review the songs.. but i can tell you that they are awesome.. and make the album a lil better than Ride The Lightning, and you gotta know that that's pretty hard to accomplish.I highly recommend this album.The same for Ride The Lightning.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Timeless Metal Masterpiece
    These days many teens like myself criticize Metallica. Why? Becauseafter 1988's releasing of ...And Justice For All, Metallica took a leap into commercialized garbage. This is proven especially with St. Anger, the latest release and a mix of random, unrelated songs.These days teens like myself aren't exposed to Metallica's four greatest works. Kill Em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, and ...And Justice For All were all milestones in metal history.

    ...And Justice For All is, though poorly recorded compared to Master of Puppets, my favorite Metallica album, and perhaps my favorite album of all time behind Megadeth's Rust in Peace and Peace Sells But Who's Buying albums. From start to finish this album blows your mind, leaving you wide-eyed completely by the time you reach the end of Dyers Eve (the final track).

    5-0 out of 5 stars 4.5 STARS, Angry Metal
    This is metallica's darkest,Heaviest,angriest most pissed off album. Although its a bit unfocused at times its still a great album. It also isnt as solid of an album as their previous releases, but the songs that are good are some of their best. Heres What I think of the songs.

    1.Blackened (10/10)- destined too open every metallica concert since its release
    2. ...And Justice For All (10/10)- a song about how justice is being overshadowed by greed for money and power, great acoustic intro
    3.Eye Of The Beholder (9.5/10)- gets kinda unfocused at the chorus but still great
    4.One (10/10)- based on the movie "Johnny Got His Gun" were a soldier loses all his limbs his sight his speach and his hearing, My favorite Metallica song
    5.Shortest Straw (7.5/10)-Nothing Special
    6.Harvester Of Sorrows (9/10)- a song about drug dealers ruining peoples lives by selling drugs to them
    7.The Frayed Ends Of Sanity (8/10)- Great opening riff but once the singing starts it kinda gets killed
    8.To Live Is To Die (8/10)- Mediocre instrumental song
    9.Dyers Eve (6.5/10)-I dont get why so many people like this song, sure you have too be pretty talented too play it but it dosent even sound good

    If you like metal check this album out

    If you liked this album you might also like:
    Pantera- Vulgar Display Of Power
    Anthrax- Among The Living
    Anthrax- State Of Euphoria
    Megadeth- Peace Sells But Whos Buying ... Read more

    Asin: B000002H6C
    Subjects:  1. Hard Rock    2. Heavy Metal    3. Pop    4. Rock    5. Speed Metal    6. Thrash    7. United States of America   


    Follow The Leader
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (18 August, 1998)
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    Love 'em or despise 'em, you've got to give Korn props for kick-starting a new metal movement that blends aggressive hip-hop rhythms with roaring hate-metal riffs. In the wake of the band's 1994 debut, many like-minded groups cropped up, including Deftones, Snot, and Limp Bizkit. But with the release of Korn's disappointing 1996 sophomore effort, Life Is Peachy, the imitators seemed likely to usurp the innovators. Maybe that's why Follow the Leader is so crafty and inspired. Instead of continuing on cruise control, Korn have diversified their formula, experimenting with mood and dynamics while intensifying their melody and noise thresholds. "Got the Life" blends a seductive disco beat and vocals reminiscent of "Epic"-era Faith No More with oppressive guitar chimes and squawks. "Children of the Korn" features a propulsive rap beat, throbbing bass lines, and angry guest vocals by Ice Cube. But just when Korn's groovin' psychedelic fury starts to make listeners see red, the band lashes out with "All in the Family," a hilarious rap-metal diss-fest duet with Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst, that proves Korn are much more than the sum of their rage. --Jon Wiederhorn ... Read more


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    1-0 out of 5 stars korn are a bowl of peaches
    and a mixed sort of other fruits. tra tra tra transvestite. follow your idol the one in korn who's bisexual. he is the next michael jackson. he's going to molest all his boy fans. he'll make you guys hardcore after you suck him off. tra tra transvestite. and then as korn's roadies, you can be korn's sex slaves.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Another exellent korn creation
    This is definatly kick ass album.
    Where do i start.
    all in the familly is a classic metal/rap song.
    probably the best Fred was ever in.
    children of the korn is a great colaboration between metal and hip hop.
    2 of my favorites korn and Ice cube.
    cameltosis is another great colaboration.
    This album just tops off korns great albums.
    it's a must to have.

    4-0 out of 5 stars This is the one.
    Korn's "Follow the Leader" is the album that got me into heavier music upon its release, which I believe was late 1997. Almost 8 years late, there is obviously better music out there, but Korn's third effort stands out among their albums as the one that got them on the charts. The songwriting here is much better than on "Issues" or "Life is Peachy" (I haven't really heard the latest ones, so I can't judge). On this album, Korn explores all the possibilities, from exremely heavy (It's On, Got the Life), to slow, plodding monsters of songs (My Gift to You, Dead Bodies Everywhere), hip-hop (Children of the Korn, All in the Family), all while still retaining their classic Korn sound.

    In my opinion, this was Korn's most creative output, and with the help of a few friends around the music scene, Korn spawned the nu-metal movement which has become so saturated in the modern age. This was the beginning, and I think it's still the best. ... Read more

    Asin: B000009QOR
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Heavy Metal    3. Pop    4. Rap-Metal    5. Rock   


    Symptom of the Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970-1978
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (22 October, 2002)
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    Completely besting the once-classic and classically named best-of, We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n' Roll, Symptom of the Universe captures one of rock's heaviest tidal forces in all their glory--and in some more compromising moments. Ranging from the eponymous dirge that opens the set to the boogie-laden energy of more minor Sabbath gems like "Evil Woman" and "After Forever," this two-disc overview doesn't skimp on stone-cold gems like "Paranoid," "War Pigs," "Iron Man," and "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath." The second CD serves up the solo acoustic "Snowblind," a piano-and-Ozzy interlude, "Laguna Sunrise" (from the album Black Sabbath, Vol. 4), and the silly, aptly named "Fluff." Here the quartet reaches beyond their grasp, eschewing the grinding, hefty sound that fit Ozzy's flat vocal delivery like a glove; this stuff isn't great, but it's revealing. Decades after their debut, Sabbath's dystrophic rejoinder to '60s and '70s rock still energize nearly all hard rock. So this is rock history, and a blast at that. --Andrew Bartlett ... Read more


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    5-0 out of 5 stars original 8 years
    This has 29 songs and it is the original Black Sabbath.After 1978 this band was no good and Ozzy Osbourne was looking to launch a solo career anyway soon after the original Black Sabbath.I bought this because i liked the price and the amount of songs.Once i listened to it i found out that the sound was good and the pictures inside of Black Sabbath were really neat.I am not a big Black Sabbath fan so i did not get the box set which contained like 76 songs.That's sort of ridiculous if you ask me and the price was bad.I recommend you buy this product, whether you're the average Black Sabbath fan or a big Black Sabbath fan.Keep on listening to great classic rock and God bless you.

    5-0 out of 5 stars We Sold Our Souls compilation gets overdue overhaul!
    Black Sabbath's 1976 compilation We Sold Our Souls For Rock and Roll was a great overview to Sabbath's first six years as a band when released on vinyl, cassette and 8-track in 1976 on Warner Bros.
    When Warner Bros released the album on CD in the 1980s, the disc eliminated Warning and Laguna Sunrise off of the album(sacrilege) due to time constraints.
    In October of 2002 Rhino, in conjunction with Warner Bros, re-released We Sold Our Souls with a new title Symptom of the Universe, more songs with remastered sound(burying the Castle remasters from the UK as the Warner Bros masters were the actual original tapes as Castle and such had inferior masters) and new artwork.
    Both CDs are packed full of songs, meaning the set includes around 150 minutes of music, making the $29 price tag a better bargain than it might at first appear to the buyer who would rather go for the inferior We Sold Our Souls.
    The first disc of the set emphasizes the band's first three classic albums(1970's self-titled debut and Paranoid and 1971's Master of Reality). I am especially happy that the set includes The Warning, which was deleted off of the first CD issue of We Sold Our Souls in the US. The Warning was Sabbath's magnum opus in the beginning of their career and is a necessary component of any CD set that purports to include Sabbath's greatest work. The first disc includes all of the necessary songs from the first three albums that were on We Sold Our Souls(Black Sabbath, The Wizard, NIB, Warning, War Pigs, Paranoid, Iron Man, Fairies Wear Boots, Sweet Leaf and Children of the Grave) plus songs that were not on it originally(Into the Void and Lord of This World and After Forever(which begins disc two)) and the previously unissued in America Evil Woman(not the ELO track).
    Disc two covers the later five Sabbath albums(1972's Black Sabbath Volume 4, 1974's Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, 1975's Sabotage, 1976's Technical Ecstacy and 1978's Never Say Die) with more tracks originally on We Sold Our Souls(Snowblind, Laguna Sunrise(deleted from the We Sold CD issue), Changes, Tomorrow's Dream, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Am I Going Insane(Radio)) plus more deep tracks from the 1972-75 era(Supernaut, Fluff, Sabbra Cadabra, Hole in the Sky and Symptom of the Universe) and some songs from the last two Sab albums with Ozzy (Dirty Women, Rock and Roll Doctor, Never Say Die and A Hard Road).
    The book that comes in this set includes a lengthy band history and many photographs and a complete US discography with US chart positions for each album from the Ozzy era.
    This set is a great intro into the world of Sabbath. Highly recommended!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Collection
    Although this collection is fantastic, its only flaw is that it's only Ozzy. Even though he was Sabbath's best lead singer, his successors (Ronnie James Dio, Tony Martin, Ian Gillan) were still veritable.
    But, this album expresses the best of Ozzy's work very well. All the classics are here (Paranoid, Iron Man, Dirty Women, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath). They leave a few spaces for the not-so-famous songs too. Overall, fantastic if you only want Ozzy. The "Best of Black Sabbath" is a more comprehensive collection for the fan who wants all of Black Sabbath's legacy. ... Read more

    Asin: B00006LHW1
    Subjects:  1. Album Rock    2. British Metal    3. Hard Rock    4. Heavy Metal    5. Pop    6. Rock   


    Burn My Eyes
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (09 August, 1994)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible
    "Burn My Eyes" is far and away Machine Heads best album. While "The More Things Change" and "Through The Ashes Of Empires" are both solid albums, this is where Machine Head made their mark on the metal world. This album exemplifies everything that metal should be; heavy, fast, raw, gritty, intelligent, and with excellent musicians to boot. Rob Flynn also turns out an impressive vocal performance, his growls are intense and furious, and his clean voice (when he chooses to use it) is very good as well. This album is a milestone metal album and is without question MH's defining work. If you havent already, pick it up immediately.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Machine Head Makes Posers Run For Their Money
    This is a masterpiece. A great masterpiece. Machine Head knows how to play metal. Boring death metal bands like Deicide and Carnal Forge can just bown down to their new god.

    "Davidian", the first track I've ever listened to by these guys, made me realize that corporate radio sucks. This is some brutal stuff that makes radio listeners rectify their terrible taste in music. "Old" is also a classic track. This whole CD is great. This is one of the top CD's of 1994, along with Pantera's "Far Beyond Driven", Corrosion of Conformity's "Deliverance" and Korn's "s/t".

    Also, don't listen to the recent one-star review. E. Kettle is a loser who thinks that he's cool by thinking that mall kids suck (malls are indeed evil) and feels like it's cool to diss on good bands like Machine Head, along with Atreyu, Killswitch Engage and such. Why doesn't he just listen to Creed, because he is not cool. All the bands I've listed are talented. It's just that Hot Topic is making the bands way too popular.

    5-0 out of 5 stars i forgot how good machine head really are
    i've been a huge fan of machine head ever since thier fisrt album ''burn my eyes''. with every album they put out they never seem to disappoint me. even the not so much liked ''supercharger'' is still in my eyes a great album. every album they release is filled with hard hitting drums and raw guitar riffs complimented with anger filled vocals. machine head is like no other metal band out there because they stay true to thier own style and sound. don't try to mimic all the other types of ''nu-metal'' bands. i know that my review is not foccusing on this album but in my opinion its not necessary to do so because every one of thier albums is worthy of a five star rating and should be given a serious chance by any metal head. machine head puts out a classic metal album with each release and i hope they continue to blow me away. check out all MH's albums because each one of them has it's own unique way about it, but still holding the kick ass machine head label. ... Read more

    Asin: B000000H6G
    Sales Rank: 15623
    Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock   


    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (29 October, 2002)
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    Essentially a greatest-hits collection with one previously unreleased song, "You Know You're Right," and producer Scott Litt's 1994 remix of "Pennyroyal Tea," Nirvana the album is nevertheless a welcome addition to the band's canon. Crisp, elegant liner notes by Rolling Stone writer David Fricke put us squarely in Kurt Cobain's mindset as he entered a Seattle studio in January 1994--a full two days later than expected--to record what would be his final session with Nirvana. The resulting "You Know You're Right" locates Cobain at the apogee of his disenfranchisement with tongue nevertheless planted firmly in cheek. Bawdy, raucous, and venomous, "You Know You're Right" could have been lifted from Nevermind. A mix of tracks from that album ("Smells Like Teen Spirit," "Come as You Are," "Lithium," and "In Bloom") sits opposite stuff from early EPs and the Bleach disc ("About a Girl," "Been a Son," and "Sliver"), plus two from the MTV Unplugged sessions and several more from In Utero. Not the Nirvana treasure chest we hoped for, but solid nonetheless. --Kim Hughes ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great band but a very mediocore review
    First off id like 2 say this is a very lazy and medicore greatest hits, but i give it 5 stars bc the songs that on here are amazing but nirvana was much better than this shows. This has pretty much all the "Must-Haves" of Nirvana between "nevermind" and "In Utero" very brilliant cds. But Bleach and Incesticide were totally unfairly left out. "bleach is probably my favorite nirvana cd.
    So now for the songs i feel should have been on here. First off how the hell did "been a son" get on this cd. So im thinking 4 future nirvana greastest hits make it 2 discs. K so off "bleach" u have 2 have blew, school, love buzz, and mr moustache(all of which were left off this cd) to be fair, but if i could pick all of bleach would b on there. Off Nevermind the did a good job with this cd on the greatest hits, but i say put lounge act, drain you, and territorial pissings ( which is a hard song, and this greatest hits really doesnt show nirvana's "harder" side) Off "In Utero" u put scentless apprentice, frances farmer, and radio freindly unit shifter, and milk it!!!Now off Incesticide i was dumbfounded when i found out dive, and anyerusym were left off this cd they are great songs and 4 the future nirvana greatest that will come out i highly highly recomment those 2 tracks. and also maybe more unrealeased songs cuz on this cd their is only one which goes against nirvana's punk ethos that u shouldnt buy a cd 4 one song. so maybe put even in his youth, and blandest 4 some rare tracks and this is asking 4 2 much but a dvd would b nice!!!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Well selected! but not perfectly
    These songs are well selected and offer not only Nirvana's biggest hits, some of the smaller but yet favourite songs, some essential cuts are missing, so as a collection 4 stars, but still 5 stars to the songs themselves...

    SONGS I THINK COULD'VE BEEN HERE: "Blew" "Negative Creep" "Aneurysm" "On a Plain" "Sappy" (I think their very best song! but it wasn't released on an official album)...

    4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good For What It Is
    Okay, so Nirvanaphytes will always be critical of this release and say "where's this tune, where's that tune, etc."Fact is this CD wasn't made for Nirvanaphytes, it was made for the casual fan.Sure, the diehards will come right back and complain that this is the only place to get the electric version of "You Know You're Right" and that they'll have to buy a bunch of songs they already have to get that one, but then that's why I have absolutely no sympathy for the recording industry in their plight against file sharing.

    So then the question is - is this the "perfect" Nirvana compilation for the casual fan?In other words, nevermind (pun intended) that it doesn't include fan favorites "Breed", "Drain You", "Something In The Way", "Serve The Servants", "Negative Creep", "Aneurysm" or non-album tracks like "Verse Chorus Verse" or "I Hate Myself And Want To Die".Does it have all the anything beyond the Top 40 hits and the MTV videos?Almost.To me, it's aggravating that the song "All Apologies" is presented in its "MTV Unplugged In New York" version instead of the killer electric version from "In Utero".Nor does the tracklisting indicate which version it is, which is also annoying.One could argue that the unplugged version received more airplay than the original, but since tracks from that CD were put into heavy radio rotation in the immediate wake of Kurt Cobain's suicide, I tend to think this version had an unfair advantage.If they had to go with multiple tracks from the unplugged CD, "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?", "Lake Of Fire" or better yet, presenting BOTH versions of "All Apologies" and/or "About A Girl" would make this a much more concise yet complete overview of Nirvana's career.

    Having said that, for the middle-ground fan who neither has all the CD's nor the expansive box set, and doesn't think that this CD really gets the job done, here's what the 2-disc "Best of Nirvana" should contain:


    Blew (from "Bleach")
    About A Girl (from "Bleach")
    Love Buzz (from "Bleach")
    Negative Creep (from "Bleach")
    Dive (from "Incesticide")
    Sliver (from "Incesticide")
    Been A Son (from "Incesticide")
    Aneurysm (from "Incesticide")
    Do You Love Me? (rare non-album track, Kiss cover)
    Smells Like Teen Spirit (from "Nevermind")
    Come As You Are (from "Nevermind")
    Lithium (from "Nevermind")
    In Bloom (from "Nevermind")
    Breed (from "Nevermind")
    Polly (from "Nevermind")
    Territorial Pissings (from "Nevermind")
    Drain You (from "Nevermind")
    Something In The Way (from "Nevermind")


    Oh The Guilt (rare non-album track)
    Serve The Servants (from "In Utero")
    Scentless Apprentice (from "In Utero")
    Heart-Shaped Box (from "In Utero")
    Rape Me (from "In Utero")
    Dumb (from "In Utero")
    Pennyroyal Tea (single remix)
    All Apologies (from "In Utero")
    Verse Chorus Verse(non-album track)
    I Hate Myself And Want To Die (non-album track)
    About A Girl (live, from "MTV Unplugged In New York")
    All Apologies (live, from "MTV Unplugged In New York")
    Lake Of Fire (live, from "MTV Unplugged In New York", Meat Puppets cover)
    The Man Who Sold The World (live, from "MTV Unplugged In New York", David Bowie cover)
    Where Did You Sleep Lastnight? (live, from "MTV Unplugged In New York", Leadbelly cover)
    Aneurysm (live, from "From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah")
    You Know You're Right (non-album track)
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    Asin: B00006V9A0
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Grunge    3. Pop    4. Rock   


    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (15 April, 1994)
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    Call them the Nine Inch Nails of punk. Like NIN, the Offspring preserve the essential ingredients of their chosen genre--guitars grinding out three chords, shouted vocals, and plenty of vitriol--and layer them over a melodic base that packs considerable popular appeal. The singles from Smash, the Offspring's breakthrough album, still receive considerable radio airplay: "Gotta Get Away," "Come Out and Play," and "Self Esteem."With these and Smash's 11 other tracks, the band chronicles the adolescent experience with clarity and surprisingly incisive wit. That pretty much describes all of their albums, but this is the one to get. It's got more shape than their earlier material and isn't as disturbingly poppy as their more recent recordings; it's the perfect blend of riffs and rage. --Genevieve Williams ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars prety cool
    1.time to relax 7/10 funny!
    2.nitro[youth energy]9/10 great guitar playing
    3.bad habit 10/10 also good guitar and bad words
    4.gotta get away 4/10 to much drums
    5.genocide 8/10 amazing guitar and drums
    6.something to believe in 2/10 anoying and gets stuck in your head
    7.come out and play 11/10 to good for words
    8.self esteem 8/10 o.k.
    9.it'll be a long time 0/10 uh,oh
    10.killboy power head 9/10 rock on!!
    11.what happend to you? -1/100 acustic guitar?
    12.so alone 200/100 aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!
    13.not the one 5/10 hmmmmmmmmmm
    14.smash 6/10 to,to

    4-0 out of 5 stars prety cool
    1.time to relax 7/10 funny!
    2.nitro[youth energy]9/10 great guitar playing
    3.bad habit 10/10 also good guitar and bad words
    4.gotta get away 4/10 to much drums
    5.genocide 8/10 amazing guitar and drums
    6.something to believe in 2/10 anoying and gets stuck in your head
    7.come out and play 11/10 t00 good for words
    8.self esteem 8/10 o.k.
    9.it'll be a long time 0/10 uh,oh
    10.killboy power head 9/10 rock on!!
    11.what happend to you? -1/100 acustic guitar?
    12.so alone 200/100 aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!
    13.not the one 5/10 hmmmmmmmmmm
    14.smash 6/10 to,to

    5-0 out of 5 stars Purely awesome....
    !Heather's teenage son!

    Well, seeing as The Offspring are my favorite band and I've only heard parts of this album, I bought it to add to my little Offspring collection.This can't compare to Ixnay on the Hombre, but it's still REALLY enjoyable.Dexter's vocals have a higher pitch on Ixnay for some odd reason (probably was recorded differently) but other than that this and Ixnay are similar, Ixnay is more enjoyable.These are my personal favorite songs on the album:

    Come Out And Play
    Catchy lyrics and interesting guitar notes make this song the best one on the album.I can listen to it over and over again without getting tired of it.

    Bad Habit
    A song about road rage.It's got some pretty funny lyrics, and it kind of reminds me of my brother when he's on the road.For fans of fast-paced punky songs.Great!

    What Happened To You
    Catchy, short and poppy and it has a similar beat to Don't Pick It Up on Ixnay.It's a very enjoyable song when you are in a good mood.I suggest this one highly.

    Self Esteem
    This song is just...wow.Great lyrics, great guitar...great everything.

    So, this is an overall great album and it's very worth the money I paid for it.GET IT IF YOU ARE AN OFFSPRING FAN! ... Read more

    Asin: B000001IPL
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Hard Rock    3. Pop    4. Post-Grunge    5. Punk Revival    6. Punk-Pop    7. Rock   


    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (24 April, 2001)
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    Fear Factory's fourth album, Digimortal, finds the hirsute Los Angeles industrial-metal band happening on a theme that they've been alluding to throughout their existence. Digimortal is a concept album about the synthesis of man and machine, its 11 tracks serving up a mish-mash of screaming electronics and punishing low-end death-metal dynamics. Guitarist Dino Cazares and drummer Raymond Herrera served tenure in the none-more-metal terrorist troupe Brujeria shortly before the release of Digimortal, but straight-ahead metal antics have not dulled Fear Factory's silicon edge; the scattershot riffage of "Damaged" is undercut by furious, distorted synth-lines, and the hyper-tense "No One" offers up sirens straight from the Chemical Brothers' box of old-school rave machinery. While there's nothing quite as startling as the title track from 1999's Obsolete (which featured vocals from synth pioneer Gary Numan), the beatbox-based "Back the F**k Up," featuring Cypress Hill's B-Real, stands head and shoulders above the ham-fisted rap-rock fusion peddled by many of Fear Factory's peers. --Louis Pattison ... Read more


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    3-0 out of 5 stars Not as bad as many would have you believe
    This is Fear Factory's worst album.However, it's not without merit.Call it Nu-metal all you want but What Will become, Invisible Wounds, and especially Linchpin are great tracks.I may have been willing to give this more stars if it weren't for that god awful rap song with Cypress Hill!!! What is up with that!? Hearing Burton C. Bell rap makes my skin crawl! Rap has no place in Metal, and this proves it!It definately can't measure up to Demanufacture or Obsolete, but aside from the horrific rap song it's bout on par with their lates album (Archetype) in my opinion.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Essence of Fear
    This release by Fear Factory comes out with 4 bonus tracks. Digimortal is one hell of a album. Yes, it does include tracks from the band's earlier albums but it is done in such a way that it doesn't detract from the core sound and message that Fear Factory sets out to provide. And yes, to those who say Fear Factory is just a crasse brutal metal sounding band, I say you are wrong.

    Fear Factory since its first release has set out to send out a message - in a story format. It's a story based on humanity's future when our own creations machines have taken over every facet of our lives and start to take over control. It's a story of humanity's questioning of one's religion, views and opinions in a ever changing world.

    As a fan of Fear Factory I can relate to many of the songs lyrics, they are borne of a essence of a group of people's questioning of the status quo. I think and truly believe that Fear Factory is a band that instills questioning in each of us who listen.

    What Will Become - a strong track that ask's the question of what will become of humanity's future.

    Linchpin - track 05, is a melodic if sometimes harsh sounding track with great lyrics.

    Back The F*** Up - my favourite track. A FF oldie.

    Byte Block and Hurt Conveyor - beautiful sounding tracks.

    Digimortal is a album for any Fear Factory fan.

    4-0 out of 5 stars The ugly duckling in FF's career
    I trashed this CD when I first heard it, as it was very disappointing after Demanufacture and Obsolete. FF should of been more careful withn the track selection But these songs really stick out:

    Acres of Skin - Won't grab you on the spot, but when it clicks, it CLICKS.

    Invisible Wounds - The worst of 3 different versions. Too bad they couldn't get the Hatefiles or Resident Evil incarnation on time for the release of this CD. Those 2 are very good songs and makes you think what would of happened if each song had that much time devoted to it.

    Memory Imprints - Phenomenal...nothing else to say

    Linchpin - Love the song and lyrics.

    Byte Block - Very well done, but Christain's bass work on that bridge is something that would not come from Fear Factroy and made me cringe when I first heard it.

    What Will Become - Doesn't hook you at first, then bam it's impossible to turn off.

    Frequency - Not on the CD but obviously recorded in the same era(get the game if possible).

    Strain vs Resistance - Not that great, but still a nice listen.

    The other good but not great songs include damaged and no one. Average include BTFU and digimortal Hurt Conveyer is lame.

    So you got 9 solid songs. The band has stated recording this was hell, and you can kind of tell as some songs seems to take shortcuts. With the stupid pop-metal era a cd like this was inevitable, but at the same unthinkable to fans which is why bands like LB are hated by people who have never heard them.Yes it's the worst FF cd by far, but may be considered great for a newerband. Fans should have it, but first-timers should go with Demanufacture. ... Read more

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    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

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    The Height of Callousness
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (10 October, 2000)
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    Look beyond the headline-grabbing shock-rockers and public enemies that populate the thriving sphere of nu metal, and there's an often fascinating legion of young pretenders desperately eager to set the agenda. Spineshank, however, appear to have forgotten that it takes a little more than misanthropic attitude and clunky samplers to spar with an Antichrist Superstar. Sure, The Height of Callousness works the industrial hip-hop template for all it's worth (sometime Rage Against the Machine producer GGGarth works the controls), but with the likes of "New Disease" and "Cyanide 2600" offering precious little content between their clichés, this album begs to be pigeonholed. When this stuff works--see the electrified taboo pantomime of Static X's Wisconsin Death Trip, or the heavy black gothic mass of NIN's The Downward Spiral--it's because there's a splendidly contrary charismatic ringmaster running the whole bleak circus. Here? Well, let's just say that all this negativity isn't making any positives. --Louis Pattison ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Brutal Agro-Rock At It's Finest
    Dear God, to call this CD brilliant is an understatement. A nice touch of anger in every last song that I've heard on the album, it truly is a shame that Spineshank broke up, because these guys frigging rock! Seriously, the way everything melded into a unique sound unlike anything I've ever heard is just mind-blowing. If you're a fan of agro-metal at all, do yourself a favor and buy this album, it rocks!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Sweet......
    This album is amazing. I never heard anything like it. It's very original and is probably one of the best albums I've ever heard. This is a must in everyone's metal collection. Metal blended with industrial is a magnificent match. Johnny Santos' voice and lyrics are probably the best and original that I've heard in the longest time. It was sad to hear that he had left Spineshank, but then I was shown a web-site called SilentCivilians.com. Silent Civilians is the new band that Johnny Santos is singing in. It's a straight up metal band. Although I would love to hear Johnny with Spineshank again, it was great to hear him in a band again. Especially one that was really heavy. If you liked Height Of Callousness, you're going to love his new band. Look for it to be the next best thing to happen to metal.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Another Gem From The Vaults Of Roadrunner Records
    Spineshank is a kick ass industrial/aggro metal band that is much better than those poor excuses for music on the radio. This CD proves it. "Synthetic"...you gotta love that song. The guitars...everything makes this song a classic, but if you think this song rules, how about "New Disease", a very brutal track that tends to shatter the restricted barrier of nu-metal. You gotta pick this up, along with the other releases. It sucks Johnny Santos left, though... ... Read more

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    Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio Cassette (17 October, 1990)
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    After being booted from Metallica in 1983, Dave Mustaine put together his own band Megadeth and two years later released the mediocre Killing Is My Business ... And Business Is Good. At the time, it seemed clear who the real genius in Metallica was, despite Mustaine's claims to the contrary. But a year later, when Megadeth unraveled Peace Sells ... But Who's Buying, Mustaine's boasting took on new relevance. Despite some rather inane lyrics, the disc is one of the most powerful and contagious thrash records of the era. In addition to the propulsive title track, the album features the scorchers "Wake Up Dead," "Black Friday," and "My Last Words." The band would later simplify and commercialize its sound, but here is where it shines darkest. --Jon Wiederhorn ... Read more


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    5-0 out of 5 stars Masterpeice!
    If you don't think this is a masterpiece then you should be ashamed of yourself...ASHAMED!

    This makes Tim Timmy's "Masterpeice" list!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Deth's second best
    Metallica was my fav band for a long time, and still are, but megadeth is catching up quickly. for an introduction to them, i bought Peace Sells, Rust In Peace, and Countdown to Extinction. while Rust is my favorite, i still enjoy Peace Sells. Peace comes across as a much more raw sound, with less thrashy guitar riffs as Rust. This is one problem i have with the album, its slower than Rust therefore making it less appealing. i also am not a huge fan of some of the lyrics, such as on Wake up Dead. I think the lyrics on this song are a bit too obvious and straightforward, which hurts it considering that the subject is pretty un-megadeth. however, it doesnt really hurt the album by itself, as the song structures and guitar riffs help the song and the others too. the conjuring's vocals take away from the track, yet again the guitar riffs help it. those are the only two flawed songs, the rest keep steady vocals lyrics and structures, devils island and peace sells being my two favorites. for an intro to megadeth, id pick up Rust in Peace first, but this should definately be in your collection also.

    4-0 out of 5 stars I've Got Your Soul, I've Got Your Soul...
    After a great debut album "Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good!", Dave Mustaine and his band makes even better album. "The Conjuring", "Devil's island", "Good Mourning/Black Friday", "Bad Omen", and "My Last Words" are all great tracks about the danger of satanism. When Dave sings "I've Got Your Soul, I've Got Your Soul"...I think it is the most rudest and toughest sentence even sung... "Wake Up Dead" is a killer starter...there's no much lyrics but the guitar riffs are so excellent that they could kill all the false metal that exists in the world. Beware, Axl, Megadeth is coming... "I ain't Superstitious" (made by Willie Dixon) is the only track I dislike in this album...it's like a track from 60's. "Peace Sells" is a killer track...fine "What Do You Mean 'I Don't Believe in God.' I Talk to Him Everyday..."
    Stars: The Conjuring, Peace Sells, Wake Up Dead, Devils Island ... Read more

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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (11 October, 1994)
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    Combining the stop-start rhythms of Helmet, the hip-hop assault of Rage Against the Machine and the brooding vocals of Faith No More, Bakersfield, California band Korn concocted a golden formula that would reanimate the dormant corpse of heavy metal. The band's self-titled debut is a teenage-fantasy-endorphin-rush--a subversive noisefest as angry and hostile as Slayer but with a propulsive groove perfect for skateboarding, vandalism, or jumping up and down until you're nauseous. Songs like "Blind," "Clown," and "Shoots and Ladders" blend dark, bleak riffs with head-spinning guitar effects and scream-and-response choruses. But even at their most vitriolic, Korn imbue their blustery music with a cathartic element of fun.--Jon Wiederhorn ... Read more


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    5-0 out of 5 stars This Album Rocks!
    This has to be KoRn's best album.You'd have to be stupid not to buy it.

    1-0 out of 5 stars here's an accurate review
    1. Blind: 0/5 a bad song period
    2. Ball Tongue: 0/5 an even worse song
    3. Need To: 0/5 awful but accurate as in korn needs to give up
    4. Clown: 0/5 one of the most annoying tracks on this album but yes korn is a clown of a band but i'm still not laughing
    5. Divine: 0/5 proved that members of korn are retards especially the beginning
    6. Faget: 0/5 well said
    7. Shoots and Ladders: 0/5 even the board game sucks
    8. Predictable: 0/5 yeah korn's music is predictable considering it all sounds the same
    9. Fake: 0/5 as in korn has fake talent and skills. yeah i agree
    10. Lies: 0/5 yep other reviewers lie when they say korn is good
    11. Helmet: 0/5 i could use a helmet because i'd rather bash my head against the wall than listen to this or anything by korn.
    12. Daddy: 0/5 one of the worst endings of any album.

    in conclusion: rap metal sucks, nu metal sucks, and rap rock sucks. forget these posers and listen to real metal.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Part of the birth of Nu-Metal
    Now I can't say that this album was the true birth of new metal because there are many bands that contributed to that, but this album is a major milestone.

    I broke this album down as follows:
    1. Blind: 7/5 - classic song, in your face, excellent single
    2. Ball Tongue: 5/5 - nice fell to the song, another in your face song.
    3. Need to: 5/5 - I love the guitars in this song
    4. Clown: 4/5 - I liked this song at first but it's not a fav
    5. Divine: 4/5
    6. Faget: 99999/5 - excellent song, should've made it on greatest hits, made absolute favorite song.
    7. Shoots and Ladders: 3/5 - Even tho I'm a huge Korn fan I hate this song, the feel of the song is good but honestly, anyone can sing lullabies.
    8. Predictable: 4/5 - love the feel of the song, and guitars
    9. Fake: 5/5 - Another personal favorite
    10. Lies: 3/5 - Never grew on me
    11. Helmet in the Bush: 6/5 - Great song (if you could ever find out the true meaning), awesome live.

    Hands down, this album is truly a classic. It was orginal in it's time. Of course it has been copied horribly since then, and Korn has experimented with different sounds, but this is by far their best work. ... Read more

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    Vapor Transmission
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    As good as Orgy's 1998 debut Candyass was, Vapor Transmission (2000) kicks things up a notch.The Los Angeles-based five-piece goes straight for the jugular this time, abandoning new wave covers and creating a few fresh classics along the way. The result sounds like Depeche Mode after several consecutive viewings of Blade Runner: edgy, moody, and armed to the teeth with enough sonic bombast to jumpstart techno-goth fans everywhere. Vocalist Jay Gordon's hoarse histrionics are perfect for the band's surreal paranoia and lust; imagine a romanticism with room for lyrics such as "Transglobal spectacle with post mortem and fame / Popsicle cannibal, can you hear me?" The production by Skinny Puppy's Dave "Rave" Ogilvie is a bright purple fluid that turns Orgy's blood into a deep murk, dark but dazzling. While Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson may be the most prominent techno-rockers, Orgy's Transmissions are louder and clearer.--Jason Josephes ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars trapped in wonderland suspension
    Orgy's debut album Candyass, released in 1998, was played often on the stereo at my house several years before I picked it up again out of curiosity. My sister had been a big Orgy fan and I recognized some of the songs--could sing some of the lyrics, actually--and quickly became fascinated by the futuristic, cybergoth electricity that this band cranked out. I was an addict for about two months before I decided to buy this CD, Vapor Transmission. I was worried that they would not be able to top their debut. Was I just wasting fifteen dollars?

    I wasn't disappointed.

    The band returns with a more personal style of lyrics for their 2000 sophomore release. They'd said before that the title of their first album mirrored their lyrics--they were just tall tales. But you can tell in this album that they've been drawing inspiration from past influences and their own creed. Their technological style is fine-tuned and perfected in this album, reaching dazzling new heights and surpassing everything I'd heard from their previous album. I was greatly pleased. This stayed in my CD player for another two months, literally nonstop--I mean it, every day I ran through all thirteen tracks (and the hidden fourteenth) and did not get tired of the industrial, apocalyptic feel of the music and the gusto with which Jay Gordon belted the lyrics out.

    Memorable songs (or at least the tracks most visited for me) include:
    - Suckerface ["Do you believe in yourself? It's not science. Do you hide from your reflection?"]
    - Fiction (Dreams in Digital) ["She dreams in digital, because it's better than nothing, now that control is gone... it seems unreal, she's dreaming in digital..."]
    - Eyes-Radio-Lies ["I can see what's on your mind, 'cause you're never alone... I am the voice inside your head, and the eyes in your radio..."]
    - Where's Gerrold? ["Transglobal spectacle with postmortem fame... popsicle cannibal, can you hear me? Rainbow dementia smiles, everyone smiles... The small realities, a pixie playland..."]

    5-0 out of 5 stars Enter... Vapor Transmission
    This is my favorite Orgy cd, and probably one my top 3 favorite cds ever. Every song on Vapor Transmission is at least good (Least favorite songs are"Chasing Sirens" and "Saving Faces") But the other 9 songs on the cd are among some of my all-time favorite songs ever. And that's pretty amazing, because they're all on one cd.

    You can't go wrong buying this cd if you're into any kind of rock, industrial, pop, dance, or punk. As long as you have an open mind to this kind of music, you WILL enjoy it.

    PS - Check out their music video "Fiction" on Launch.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Yet again another good album from Orgy.
    I own Candyass and Punk Static Paranioa. Of all three albums i have to say that i cannot choose a favoriet song or album for that matter. the songs are good and Jay Gordon's voice is mezmerizing. I am a very avid music listener and i will tell you honestly. I love this album and all the albums. If you need to calm down or even get pumped up then listen to this album. it will help you. ... Read more

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    Hybrid Theory
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (24 October, 2000)
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    It may be too cynical to assume Hybrid Theory changed its name to Linkin Park in order to appear right next to Limp Bizkit in your local record bin. But rock-rap workouts like "One Step Closer" and "Papercut" do make Linkin Park a comfortable fit with Fred Durst and his ilk. Producer Don Gilmore (Pearl Jam, Lit, Eve 6) and twin vocal threats Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda serve up industrial-strength rap and rock melodicism with equal aplomb on this woulda-been-self-titled debut effort. "Points of Authority" aims to sound like Trent Reznor wanking it up with Lars and company, whereas guitarist Brad Delson's Edge-y harmonics help "In the End" and "Pushing Me Away" evoke a dark romanticism akin to A Perfect Circle. Curiously, the band gets by with no bass player, while sample-happy DJ Joseph Hahn's step into the spotlight on the instrumental "Cure for the Itch" suggests a potential for eclecticism that could help Linkin Park outlive its seemingly transient genre. --Bill Forman ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Crappy modern rock band
    This stuff SUCKS...it's really funny to laugh at how all you people can only say that it's "emotional" or "there is good rapping"....how about if there is actually "a good guitar solo" or mabye "NO rappin"
    Go get some REAL rock

    yo wats up dogg I'm a albino rapper

    This album is(in my humble opinion) a classic the likes of Metallica's BLACK or Guns 'n Roses APETITE FOR DESTRUCTION!Linkin Park debuted with an eclectic but still distinct hard rocking sound that took everything everyone else was doing at the time and stepping it up to the next level.Chester Bennington can sing soft melodies and scream with the best.Mike Shinoda is a capable MC with heartfelt lyrics unlike most rap-metal bands around the turn of the century.Joseph Hahn's use of turntables and samples adds enough depth to the music that there is truly something for everyone.This is truly one of the incredible debuts that come around very rarely.I'm hoping once Fair To Midland(WWW.FTMBAND.COM) are signed they might have such an impact.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Not as good as Limp Bizkit or Korn, but very good metal.
    Like most people these days, I find myself having a hard time finding a talented metal band. After realizing that the underground metal scence was full of greedy untalented crap like Morbid Angel, Testament, Iron Maiden, Amon Amarth, Nile, Suffocation, Death, Judas Priest, 3 Inches of Blood, Children of Bodom, and Cryptopsy. This Linkin Park band shows you that melody and heaviness can be combined in a brutal way.

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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (15 May, 2001)
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    Everything about Tool's fourth album is an experience, starting with the packaging, which consists of liner credits printed on a translucent plastic sleeve over the CD and a booklet that layers anatomical representations atop one another--the first page pictures musculature and blood vessels; the next, bones; the third, internal organs; and so on. It's worth describing the packaging of Lateralus because it says much about the astonishing music within. Maynard James Keenan and company understand the expectations riding on this much-anticipated release and they've delivered the goods! While it remains in the Tool tradition of trance-inducing progressive metal, Lateralus is tighter, clearer, crisper, and all around a notch above their admirable previous releases. Aenima was marred by muddy production and a certain predictability. Undertow had a cleaner sound but wasn't as confident or adventurous. With Lateralus, Tool have raised an already lofty bar still higher by coming up with a collection that kicks major ass. --Genevieve Williams ... Read more

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

    5-0 out of 5 stars Ugh!
    Himo Pöhönen, you are the biggest "tool" on the net. All you do is write asinine reviews reflecting your worthless hypocritical pseudo-christian beliefs. Maybe if you weren't such a loser and blinded by your so-called "faith" you could take some of that negative energy and direct it toward something positive-although judging by your 20 or so pages of nonsensical reviews you will be content to jerk yourself to sleep every night for the rest of your pathetic life. 1500+ reviews of this album still yields 4.5 stars (which really should be 5 stars) despite your attempt to make a difference in swaying someone's decision away from buying this album.Kill yourself now. Someone else needs the oxygen you're wasting.

    Now that's out of the way- I can't say anything that countless people have said before- this album is an experience from the artwork to the many sounds and transitions this album has in store for you from the minute you press play.Every listen you will notice something different even after hearing it time and time again. The lyrics are deeply rooted in Maynard's world which are an adventure to decipher.I've owned this album for many years and still enjoy the occasional listen.I don't believe that you need to be some sort of intellectual to enjoy Tool's music- but give it a chance...you might be surprised.

    This album DESERVES 5 stars.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Not even BARGIN BIN material........
    I can't understand how this cd can sell. I listened to each sample track and didn't hear anything that sounded like creative music. Which leads to one conclusion. The song writer/writers arn't creative either. If your into good rock & roll this isn't for you........KEEP SHOPPING ... Read more

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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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    Not Falling 10/10
    Silenced 9/10
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (13 November, 2001)
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    Those expecting a collection of full-on metal songs on the latestSevendust album will get only half of what they want. While the band has alwayshad a more melodic, less rap-metal approach than their peers, tracks onAnimosity are far more accessible than typical nu metal. Some songs, withtheir contradictory mixes, do sound disjointed and confusing, but "Crucified,""Damaged," and "Dead Set" are just a few examples where it all fits togethernicely.

    Elsewhere, tracks fall into power-ballad waters, but thankfully they are notcheesy. "Xmas Day" and the midtempo "Follow"--featuring assists by Aaron Lewisof Staind--feature darkbut emotional melodies that are carried beautifully by Lajon Witherspoon'ssoulful vocals. The album closes on a spiritual note with "Angel's Son,"Sevendust's heartfelt tribute to late Snot singer Lynn Strait, which is fleshedout by a string section. --Gail Flug ... Read more


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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Hard Rock CD Ever
    I just saw these guys last nite in Hampton Beach NH, they rocked.This had to be the best concert I have ever been to.Animostity is there best CD in my opinion.Seasins is good too.I didnt like the first two all the well, just a few songs on each.They played 2 new songs at there show for there upcoming cd which is finished they said.They have a new guitarist.He was really good.He had alot to fill in place of their old guitarist.There new songs are heavy!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Forever my favorite Sevendust CD
    After i heard all 4 albums, i concluded this to be my favorite one. Simply because of how "colorful" the album is. This album while exploring lots of emotions, is still heavy, and still puts a beat in you! It also brings you to tears at some times with "X-Mas Day" and DEFENATLY with "Angel's Son"

    T.O.A.B. -- This is a like a track from Home. A good opening track, but probably should have been put more toward the end. Ah well... Heavy as crap, so i cant complain - 4/5

    Praise -- One of my favorite Sevendust songs EVER! It has an explosive beginning, a great chorus, and a positive attitude (which is really rare in NuMetal songs)! This ties for my favorite track on the CD with "Crucified" - 5/5

    Trust -- Trust was one of the first Sevendust songs ever nailed in my head. Although im not really sure what the lyrics are about (which just makes it all the more better), this is a really good slow themed song -4/5

    Crucified -- One of the friggin heaviest tracks on the album, Crucified always has me singing with it. Ironically, Lajon dosent scream through the whole track (although Morgan, and Clint do). This song brings alot of melodical heat! This ties for my favorite track on the CD with "Praise" - 5/5

    X-Mas Day -- I always played this song when i ws upset about a girl, and even when im not this song almost brings me to tears. Its an awesome comibined acoustic/electric job, and this is the song that will make me miss Clint forever (he left Sevendust Dec.04) - 4/5

    Dead Set -- Dont get me wrong, i like this song, but i think it needed more to it...Either that or be made shorter. This song has a great pre-chorus, and chorus though, which saves the rating! - 3.5/5

    Shine -- This song is fast paced, and has good guitar jobs! The moldy of the song is pretty good, and once again has that melodic heaviness that Sevendust is so good at! - 4/5

    Follow (feat. Aaron Lewis) -- Another slow paced song, but to me, Sevendust puts an illusion of a waterfall in my head the introduction!Lajon, and AARON both do a good job singing. The image this song creates in my mind is what makes it really great! - 4/5

    Damaged -- This is obviously a song about a loved one commiting suicide! This song is fairly heavy, and has meaningful lyrics. As a matter of fact, i suggest if your thinking about self-harm that you listen to this song, before you put loved ones through that - 4/5

    Live Again -- This is a good song, but im not too sure if it was the right choice for a single. This song like "Follow" isnt heavy at all, but has hard-rock traits, and very great singing in it. - 4/5

    Beautiful -- This is the only song on the album i really dont care for. It basically has the same traits as "Live Again", but it isnt a horrible song, so i cant give it a horrible rating- 3/5

    Redefine -- Defenatly one of my faves on the album, Redefine is crushingly heavy verses, with a catchy chorus! Perfect fighting kind of song - 4/5

    Angels Son --No matter what, i always cry when i listen to this song. This song was written dedicated to "Lynn Strait" of Snot, but i highly doubt thats all whom it applies to (since Sevendust has lost alot of freinds in the past few years). This song is sad, but positive becuase it gives the message of heaven. Also, this song is done acoustically, and with some orchestra in the backround. This song (isnt my favorite, but) is probably the greatest acheivement Sevendust has ever made - 5/5

    I love this CD. Its one of the few CD's i can listen to all the way through! I suggest this CD to NuMetal, or even Classic Rock fans.

    5-0 out of 5 stars metal you can groove to
    Sevendust is jammin'. Open their mind to their music and get inspired. Melodic as can be heavy metal with a hip-hop and techno influences. Their singer is of color and his bandmates are white. That I find super cool. It only helps against prejudice and racism in music these days just because. Nu-metal with soul. Not so popular like Korn or System of a down; Sevendust has that on their side too. I love underrated kick ass bands! ... Read more

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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (22 May, 2001)
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    Static-X and their 1999 debut, Wisconsin Death Trip, seemed to garner more interest for singer Wayne Static's gravity-defying hairstyle than for the L.A.-based lineup's genre-defying music. The aptly titled sophomore outing, Machine, is the worthy, if expected, follow-up. The intense, mechanized, futuristic metal found here comes across as a thrash version of Orgy, with a dollop of Ministry and a dash of Powerman 500 tossed in for extra punch. The intense, short bursts that are "Get to the Gone" and "This Is Not" are forceful and demanding, thanks to Static's growl-scream and the rhythmic power of the music. The spooky "Cold" and epic album closer, "A Dios Alma Perdida," would be suitable for a horror-movie soundtrack, while "Otsego Undead" kicks off with a welcome organic drum sound, though the song never really goes anywhere--a problem that resurfaces throughout Machine. Indeed, the album's revved-up vibe, monster riffs, and irresistible energy are all ultimately held down by a dearth of memorable songs. --Katherine Turman ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars static x machine songs
    this is not a kids review i am 15 on may 10th
    1. bein venidos4/5 kool song 2 start the cd
    2. get to the gone4/5 good song but gets relly annoying after about 2mins
    3. permanance5/5 one of the best songs on the cd
    4. black and white4.5/5 very good song
    5. this is not5/5 sweet hard tech song
    6. otsego undead2/5 not to good could of made this song alot better than they did
    7. cold5/5 best song on the cd
    8. structual defect5/5 sweet song just like permanance
    9. s* in a bag4.5/5 sweet song
    10. burn 2 burn4/5 prettty good
    11. machine2.5/5its ok
    12. a dios alma perdida0/5 what r they thinking this is terriable

    4-0 out of 5 stars This is how techno metal should sound.
    I really love this CD.The first track, "Bien Venidos", is only 21 seconds long.I think its a little too short for an intro.I love the tracks 1-7 and 12.Tracks 8-10 arent really Techno-Metal, they are more Heavy Metal.Static-X is supposed to be a Techno-Metal band.This really isnt a problem, but I feel that a Techno-Metal band should only play Techno-Metal.
    A few other reviewers seem not to like track 5, "This Is Not".I think it is the best song in the entire CD.If you like Techno-Metal, then two perfect examples would be tracks 5, 6 and 7.
    Overall, I really enjoy this CD.It could be a little better, but it is still very good.

    4-0 out of 5 stars machine

    Period 1

    The group I am reviewing is Static-x.This style of music is rock so if you don't enjoy rock it would be suspected you would not like this CD.The name of the CD I am reviewing is Machine.The first time I listened to this CD I enjoyed it.Some of the songs have been in movies before so you might recognize a few of the songs.This CD follows the older ones so if you enjoyed those CDs you will like this one.
    The CD, machine, has a few of Static-X's well known songs.The song you would probably remember would be Cold.Other songs that I like are Get to the Gone and This is not.All of the songs were pretty good.The CD has stuck pretty well to the rest of their older ones.If you're the type of person who will sit and listen to a CD over and over again this CD could probably get old pretty fast.Because they always seem to sound the same it is the type of music that could get boring fast.Personally I like to listen to a CD every once in a while and not repeatedly all day long so I do enjoy this kind of a band.The music could be depressing and I know there are quite a few people that are depressed so they would probably enjoy this type of music.If I were making a report card for this CD I would probably give it a B because most of the songs are popular ones for Static-X.The CD cost about 12 dollars so it is worth it if you like this band.Hopefully this will help you decide on buying this CD or not.
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    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 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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    Bother 10/10
    Tumult 9/10
    Get Inside 10/10

    5-0 out of 5 stars one of my favorite cds
    this album is one of the greatest cds next to slipknot's vol 3 and the darkness's permission to land. favorite songs on this cd are orchids and omega ... Read more

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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (06 November, 2001)
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    The second album from brothers Simon and Edsel "Dope" and their ever- changing lineup is a breath of fresh air. While the New York-based sextet fitsloosely into the nu metal category, Dope take more from basic rock & rollstructures and less from faux-aggro rap-rock than many of their brethren. Infact, the catchy first single, "Now or Never," boasts an almost classic-rockvibe, and the entire record is more rock and less "shock" than their decentdebut, Felons andRevolutionaries. Though at times Edsel has a Marilyn Manson inflection to his voice, and on songs like "Stop" there are hints of White Zombie-influencedelectronic riff-rock, the melody lines and vocals make most of Life'ssongs timeless and accessible, while still maintaining a dark, angry and Gen-Y- leaning appeal. Many of Life's 13 cuts, including "What About" and"Slipping Away" are basic, dramatic, and cool, Dope proving themselves no slavesto rock/metal fashion while still existing within their modern musical milieu.--Katherine Turman ... Read more


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    2-0 out of 5 stars Major letdown and Overrated
    I really don't get the hype behind this CD.I was a big fan of Dope's first CD but this falls on most levels.First off, Felons was heavy and had a mild punk atmosphere, you know real punk.But as some people have complained, most of the songs here have that Blink 182 punk atmosphere.They lost 2 members and replaced them with 3.Now by all logic, one would assume that they would create a heavier and more complex record.That's not true in this case.This CD is much weaker in comparison and it also really shows Dope's decline in lyric content.Edsel can't write lyrics.They've gotten worse with every record.On Felons it was acceptable and fun, here it's annoying and on Group Therapy it's stupid and pathetic, but it still has great music.And sure Life does have a few great songs, Take your best shot, Stop, Die MF Die sure do come to mind.However the album is plagued with some horrid tunes like Move It, a song that makes me want to rip off my ears and eat them (not really, but something like that).Move it is exactly the opposite of Felons, and it is agonizing.

    But one thing that really bugs me with Dope is that they really can't stay together.It's an ever changing lineup.Edsel's brother the keyboardist has left since recording this record as well as a guitarist.And since Group Therapy, the bass player left.I wouldn't say that Dope necessarily sold out, they still can create some enjoyable music and I don't know too many people who have heard of them.

    The major thing that confuses me about Life is the intro to take your best shot.People say it opens with Barney singing and then someone shoots him, etc.On my copy this is not the case.Mine simply starts out with Edsel saying "This is Life", and then the song starts.Sorry kids, no Dead Barney although the idea sounds cool.Maybe it was recalled or something, but don't be surprised if its not there.

    In conclusion, if you are skeptical, then get this in the used CD bin.If you love every song on this CD then I feel that's a shame.Life and new Dope are nothing more then a modern action movie of sorts.They contain really cool stuff and a nice thrill ride, but overall they leave no real impact, meanings, or message unlike their first record and are layered with clichéd and tiresome lyrics.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Dope..Take Your Best Shot
    This is not only one of my all-time fav bands but this particular track is so awesome. If you just understand that it's not all about conforming, but having the guts not to.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Dope is Dope\m/
    I wasn't really a fan of Dope until I heard this album.A friend of mine burned her copy of Life for me but I left it laying around and never listened to it.One day my sister was listening to With or With Out You.I said to her "This song is beautiful.Who are we listening to?". She gave me a one word answer, "Dope". From that moment I was hooked on the album.Edsel sings his heart out on With or Without you and Now or Never.Now unfortunately I've played that burned copy of this album so much that it doesn't play anymore so I'm having to order a new one.It's going to be absolutely worth it however.I have copies of Felons and the newer album, Group Therapy but this album is absolutely my favorite.Good work Edsel. ... Read more

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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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