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

    Reviews (187)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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    Demanufacture
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (07 November, 1995)
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    Reviews (134)

    5-0 out of 5 stars This is "IT"
    I really rejoiced that I've bought this cd from the very beginning, you know, the groove of two bass drums.
    Then all went BANG! Vocal was growling lovely, guitars were scattering my brains. Some minor parts in their
    first album was completely fixed. They made a great success in making compact, heavy confessions on modern cruelties.

    But, there is one track I still don't understand, it is so a boring track. I guess, they tried to cutoff all the unnecessities
    from their songs and built into a single song.

    Anyway I keep on skipping that track...Anyway, any how, there's no doubt that this album rules, and it's their best album,
    and one of the masterpiece in the history of thrash/hardcore page.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A landmark in metal
    I can't believe this was released 10 years ago, god I feel old. Regardless, this cd was ahead of its time in '95 and still is. It has a cold, unrefined sound to it. There's a reason that the review for this album is 5 stars. Hightlights include Demanunfacture, Self bias resistor, body hammer, h-k
    (hunter-killer), hell there all classics. There aren't any words that I can say that would do this album any justice, but it now andI guarantee, you'll thank me later

    5-0 out of 5 stars masterpiece, their best
    this album kicks @ss. fear factory always made me want to trade in all my human body parts and become this immortal machine terminator guy. best songs are self bias resistor, demanufacture, zero signal, replica. yeah the others kick it too. get the digipack for it contains an agnostic front cover and nice remixes. scare the hair off of little kids backs on halloween...play this cd loud! ... Read more

    Asin: B000000H5J
    Sales Rank: 14326
    Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock   


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    Soulfly [Bonus Disc]
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (19 October, 1999)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars TRIBE!!!
    I'll admit. I found out about Soulfly before Sepultura. I realize that Sepultura 1985-1996 is a lot better than Soulfly in Comparison. But with this in mind, I still am able to Enjoy almost anything Max Does. (Almost, I hate the Record 3) When I picked this Double Record up, I was just starting into the Metal Scene. I feel that it doesn't take a minute long Guitar solo with millions of cords to make a good song/band. What I did feel that mattered were good drums. I am not the Average person, who listens to average music. I like it different, just look at some of my other reviews. I am a drummer/percussionist in a band right now. (Part of my drum set is scratch built)I love Tribal drums, and when I found out about Soulfly, it was an opportunity I couldn't refuse. I picked up this record and the Primitive Digipak with 4 bonus songs. Now that's a lot of Tribal Metal. And while Primitive has somewhat faded, this 2 disc version remains as strong as ever.

    Some people say this is Nu-metal. I disagree. The only part that I feel is Nu-Metal is the Verse that Fred Durst "Sings" in Bleed. My definition of Nu-Metal is Rock combine with Rap Elements and no solos. This, my dear reader, is Tribal Metal, something Sepultura started with the record Chaos A.D. What will stand out in Tribal Metal more is focus on the drums and atmosphere. While guitar solos do make an occasional appearance, you're not going to find Beneath the Remains here.

    The first Disc, the actual record, is 5 Stars in itself. You can tell that Max was Pissed when they recorded it. This was due to his Stepson's Murder.

    1. Eye for an Eye (10/10) Great opener that really gets your attention.
    2. No Hope = No Fear (10/10) It used to make my hair stand on end if I got really into it.
    3. Bleed (9/10)is where some Sepultura fans following Max, (when this was first released) may have snapped due to Fred Durst making an appearance. I would like to point out that, this was release in 1998, Bizkit didn't start to sell out until the next year, and not that it mattered much. This was probably the best lyrics the D-bag ever wrote.
    4. Tribe (10/10) is classic, with Max Cavelera starting out on the Berimbau.
    5. Bumba (6/10) is what I could consider filler, while it has a reggae atmosphere and all, I am just tempted to press the skip button.
    6. First commandment (9/10) eerie, great song with creepy drums and features Chino from the Deftones. I don't like the Deftones, and they make too many appearances with Max, but they manage to do a good Job.
    7. Bumbklaatt (9/10) I guess is an insult Max made up, and the Guitars are what make the song stand out so much.
    8. Soulfly (7/10)it's a very nice, calm instrumental.
    9. Umbabarauma (9/10)is a Portuguese song about Soccer. Very nice.
    10. Quilambo (6/10)is like Bumba. And while it has a good message behind it, it isn't that great. Features Guest Benji from the Reggae Metal Band Dub War.
    11. Fire (7/10)it's a really catchy tune, even though the lyrics are very simple, also has a good solo.
    12. The Song Remains Insane (10/10) brutal and strange and wheni it starts, it doesn't let go.
    13. No. (10/10) If people followed these rules, society would be better. Very Vulgar.
    14. Prejudice. (10/10)Benji returns with a better performace than Quilambo. It lists Max and Benji as using Chains on here but I don't here them.
    15. Karmageddon (6/10)closes the album with a bizarre instrumental. Good way to close the Album but a little boring.

    Disc 2: honestly, why buy the normal version for $17 when you can throw in 3 more dollars and get a bonus disc with 15 songs and extra artwork?

    Remix's I feel that the Remixes of Tribe and Soulfly are the only ones that have a real big change. The Eternal Spirit Mix feels like it was combined with First Commandment. The Quilambo and Umbabarauma Mix's sound very similar to each other; it's just played at a different distortion level with some techno noises in the background.

    The Live Songs are great and have Crystal Clear Quality. The Opener Eye For an Eye and Tribe are found on the Digipak of Primitive. And after No Hope = No Fear there's supposed to be Spit (Sepultura). I don't know about the rest of the missing Live Songs though. The live version of Bleed with Dana's little brother is hilarious. The kid doesn't know how to sing into the microphone or isn't used to it, because at one point you can tell he isn't close enough to it or he forgot a line.

    The Eye for an Eye (Live at Indigo Ranch) 10/10 is basically a Live Demo. (Indigo Ranch is where they recorded it) Somewhat different and pretty cool. In the credits, it proudly states that the drummer mixed it in 5 minutes.

    The 2 B-sides. Cangaceiro (6/10) and Ain't no Feeble Bastard (Discharge Cover)(8/10) are short songs that have a Punk atmosphere to them and sound somewhat like Demos.

    The B-Side that for some Reason wasn't put on the 2nd disc but should have.

    Possibility of Life's Destruction (Discharge Cover) 10/10 it's 1 and a half minutes of Pure Thrash. Very fun!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars GOOD CD
    a cool cd but it takes a while to get used to.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Raw emotion, anger and passion.
    The pain and emotion that went into this album is incredible. Max is trully inspirational and emotional vocalist. The pain Max puts into writing his songs sets the standard for any angry poltical band. The guitaring and bass I find to be rather repetative and similar from song to song, but the vocals, lyrics and tribal percussion more than makes up for it. The greatness of Sepultura rubbed off onto this album, but is almost gone on Soulfly's latest album, "Primitive". If you like Sepultura then you will like tracks: 1,2,3,4,6,9 and 13,14. ... Read more

    Asin: B00001X526
    Sales Rank: 115857
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Brazil    3. Heavy Metal    4. Pop    5. Rock   


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    Imprint
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (14 July, 1998)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Hardcore + Metal = The Perfect Combination
    Vision of Disorder did it again. They released another masterpiece. It doesn't sound like the first, but it still sounds extremely wicked. "By The River" is a great track, featuring Pantera/Down/Superjoint Ritual voc box Phil Anselmo. "Imprint", the single, will always remain a classic for me, and so will "What You Are" and "12 Steps Towards Nothing". This is some great stuff here. Great, classic stuff from the vaults of Roadrunner records. Check out Tim William's and Tim Kennedy's new band, Bloodsimple. They bring back the brutality in rock.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Underlying Genius
    This album is truly incredible. It has an unrelenting power, and I don't just mean it's loud and noisy - which is how a lot of metal/hardcore fans define 'power'. This isn't just noise. This is orchestrated rawness - a contradiction in terms? - not if you can get to grips with this album. It's not just a collection of disjointed tracks, which I fear many similar bands tend to release. It's an intelligent mix of tracks that come together to create a near perfect hardcore album, in my opinion. I grew up on this kinda stuff, it was my staple genre. But recently, a good 6 years after purchasing this album, I dug it back out from the depth of my collection. With a wide grin I put it into the player and that grin remained for the duration of "Imprint". I fear that there is an underlying genius to this album that the majority of people can not appreciate. I wasn't really a huge fan of the first album, but "For the Bleeders" and the new album "From Bliss to Devastation" are both brilliant albums. "Imprint" however is a level above. It's not brilliant, its genius and it's VOD at their best. I hope you enjoy this album as much and for as long as I have.

    5-0 out of 5 stars NYHC
    This is classic New York Hard Core. If you are a fan of heavy music, this is a must have. I am a big VOD fan and I am waiting not-so patiently for bloodsimple. to come out. I would recommend this to fans of Agnostic Front, Hatebreed, and even Deftones. Get it and it will make sense. For Pantera, Down, and Superjoint Ritual fans out there, catch Phil on an amazing duet in the song By The River. Equally enraging, visceral, and moving, I would have to give this album 5 stars. Totally recommended. ... Read more

    Asin: B000007T4G
    Sales Rank: 9167
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Heavy Metal    3. Pop    4. Rock   


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    Strictly Diesel
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (22 September, 1998)
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    4-0 out of 5 stars A Nice, Healthy Dosage Of Melodic Metal
    Spineshank have never been a perfect band, far from consistent, but with this, their 1998 debut album, they definitely show what they are capable of, with melding their heavy metal influences with a more stream-lined, catchy song-writing dynamic -- which, ultimately, led to the exit of frontman Johnny Santos. Santos is more than just the average nu-metal howler. The guy has a very distinctive sound, ranging through some hair-raising screams to a very smooth singing voice. The band's music is, despite not having much identity, very competent and can give their peers in more popular groups a run for their money. The album was produced by Jay Baumgardner (Papa Roach, Seether) and Orgy guitarist Amir Derakh. If you just look at the resumes of these guys, or where they come from, you'll know what to expect from their work on Spineshank's debut. Although it's not as electronic and hooky as the follow-up, "The Height Of Callousness" or as schizophrenic as their third, "Self-Destructive Pattern," "Strictly Diesel" is still a solid album that will, no doubt, appeal to all fans of nu-metal (yes, this is nu-metal, proof that the genre ain't so bad). The problem with this album, however, is that a lot of the songs just melt into each other and don't have much variety to them. A few standouts include "Detached," "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (a cover of the classic Beatles song) and "Stain," the closing track that features guest vocals by Fear Factory frontman Burton C. Bell. Personally, whenever I put this album in, these are the songs I tend to gravitate towards. Not that the rest of the album is bad, it's just too much of the same. They definitely got better with their future albums, it's just too bad the original line-up isn't together anymore. If you want to take a little trip through time, back to when nu-metal was at it's peak and was actually spawning good music, Spineshank's "Strictly Diesel" is a good choice. Hell, even if you just want good songwriting and great vocals in your metal, it's worth a shot.

    4-0 out of 5 stars One of the few Nu Metal bands who got it right
    I had low expectations for this band when i heard that they were like Korn (fashioncore). But when i gave this album a chance, it really impressed me. These guys are nu-metal but not the sellout style that people who like rap listen to. These guys can be mellow and then in an instant start rocking (pretty much every song). These are my ratings for the individual songs (5 being an average song, not 9.5):

    Intake - 5/10: Perfect intro and blended perfectly into their chorus. Didn't really like the bridge, but still a really good song to break the ice for anyone who's doubting this band's potential.

    Stove Bolt - 5/10: This song has a good verse and end of chorus when he blends the 2 vocals into one. Not much else to say about it. Not very diverse throughout the song.

    Shinebox - 6/10: Similair to Stove Bolt but there are more elements to it in my opinion. I like pretty much the whole song, especially the outro.

    Where We Fall - 9/10: The craziest song on the album. I like the intro/verse the most. It rocks. The guitar goes great with the vocals.

    Detached - 8/10: One of the slower songs in the intro and verse, and emotional. The chorus is my favorite part. It's smooth and somewhat emotional and heavy at the same time.

    Slipper - 6/10: Another mellowed out song. In my opinion i dont think they do as good of a job at it as Detached. About a minute they're about to go into the chorus and stop. They did the verse twice and it didnt flow good. The chorus is the best part of the song.

    40 Below - 3/10: The worst intro and outro on the cd. The verse isnt that good either. The song doesnt flow at all and has different parts that dont connect.

    Strictly Diesel - 6/10: Another attempt of the techno going into the guitar breakdown on the intro. They do a better job this time around. I also like the verse. It's my favorite part. The chorus is a little too soft.

    Grey - 4/10: One of the weaker songs in the album. They dont even have an intro and just skip to the verse. They did the same thing in where we fall, but that song actually had a good verse. The chorus is also too soft, like strictly diesel. I like the bridge. That's why this song is a 4, not a 3.

    28 - 5/10: It's another average song on the album. Nothing new.

    While My Guitar Gently Weeps - 5/10: Another slower song in the intro and they pull off a copy of Brainstew by Green Day on the second part of the verse. On the chorus the singer sounds drunk but i like the guitar. The bridge is likewise.

    If it Breathes - 6/10: I didnt get into the intro until about 20 seconds in. The verse is pretty good. It's slow and blends into the chorus smoothly.

    Mend - 7/10: Not a bad song. Kinda weird later into the song but in a good way.

    Stain - 7/10: Great way to end the cd. You finally get a long awaited heavy song that was missing in the second half of the album.

    5-0 out of 5 stars ReallyCreative
    I think that Spineshank is better than KoRn and Deftones. Don't get me wrong KoRn and Deftones are very talented bands but I just like Spineshank better because they are my all-time favorite band.They have only four band members and they sound like one of those bands with 6 or 7 people. They have very creative sound and are extremely hardcore. I have height of callousness and this one and I have to say they sound different on both CD's (as far as backround music goes). this is my favorite CD from them. all songs on this CD are great.


    intake 10/10
    stovebolt 8/10
    shinebox 10/10
    where we fall 9/10
    detached 8/10
    slipper 10/10
    40 below 9/10
    strictly diesel 10/10
    grey 10/10
    *28 7/10
    while my guitar gently weeps 8/10
    if it breaths 9/10
    mend 10/10
    stain 9/10


    the bottom line buy this album if you are a big nu metal fan. and for those that hate this band and album choke on fat d**k ... Read more

    Asin: B00000AGA2
    Sales Rank: 33276
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Heavy Metal    3. Pop    4. Rock   


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    Get Some
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (27 May, 1997)
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    1-0 out of 5 stars wuz up this album is terrible
    ok i feel bad the singer died but this album sucks.i listen to it about four days and then i sold it because it was so boring.nothing relly new with the music the songs sound all the same.if you want good music get sugar rays old stuff or nin or korn.now thats what i call good music

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome
    "Lynn Strait was not that amazing. He wrote pretty dull lyrics. I hate how bands are worshipped simply for a dead member(Drowning Pool, Nirvana, etc.)"
    To put it simply, anyone who says something like that, is completely ignorant and their crappy opinion should not be taken as a valid point of view. Snot rules, get this album and ignore the crappy review above mine, that kid has no idea what he is talking about.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best album ever.
    This in my opinion this is one of the best albums ever.Too bad the lead singer Lynn Strait died in a tragic car accident on 12/11/98.This album is an exciting mix of hardcore metal and punk.If Pantera and Sublime had a child and it slep around with 311 u would have Snot.This album is really underratted. ... Read more

    Asin: B000000OW6
    Sales Rank: 28377
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Alternative Pop/Rock    3. Funk Metal    4. Pop    5. Post-Grunge    6. Punk Metal    7. Rock   


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    Candyass
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (18 August, 1998)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars What's behind your painted face?
    I actually bought Vapor Transmission first, but I got his c.d soon after (X-mas '00). This is one of the best c.ds I've ever had. I could listen to this album a thousand times over and over again, and still not be bored with it. The music is so unique and the effects they use to make it sound futuristic is amazing. The lyric ability of Jay Gordon should not go unrecognized, the man is brilliant at coming up with catchy choruses and at the same time making you wonder what he is talking about?! Although Orgy is not for everyone, they are still a very tallented band, despite the name, don't be scared to pick up their albums, you won't regret it!!

    2-0 out of 5 stars True Fact: Every music snob has a dark past...
    ...and this album is part of mine. Now a committed supporter of indie-pop, post-punk and post-hardcore bands like Belle & Sebastian, The Decemberists, Q and not U, Interpol and Trail of Dead (to name a few), I used to adore Orgy--back when I was a chubby Hot Topic thirteen-year-old in 52-inch wide-leg JNCOs, Vans and a sulky expression. When I mean adore, I mean I was out of my mind, with the singles, the posters, the memorabilia and the t-shirts. This tat has now been banished to the back of my closet, along with "Candyass," which I pulled out about half-an-hour ago and began to listen to.

    This album isn't just bad. It's atrocious. I've been listening to it the whole way through, desperately searching for some sort of melody or harmony. Needless to say, I have found none. The lyrics are trite, pandering to angsty, rebellious prepubescents. Example? First song, "Social Enemies" (need I say more?) contains the following lyrics: "Why must we play, so bitter me, I'm suffering now, the nowhere me." Oh, boo hoo.

    The only songs that are mildly interesting are "Stitches" and "Revival." If you ignore the droolingly idiotic lyrics, it has a great latent energy, backing vocals on the chorus done by Jon Davis whose reedy, throaty whine contrasts fascinatingly with heavily made-up singer Jay Gordon's effeminate, tuneless vocals. Furthermore, the music on this album is pretty awful. Lots of clattering drums, interestingly off-key power chords and funny little Space 2021 sound effects. The vocals often diverges from the backing music, melody winding its own way over the song, independent of whatever the other instruments are playing.

    I'm so embarrassed that I own this album, that I spent money on it and that I actually liked this band. This is a profoundly terrible album. Even if it seems like a good idea right now, you'll regret owning it in a few years. Trust me on this.

    5-0 out of 5 stars They're really not what you might think, but so much more!
    Ever since 1999 or so, I've been fascinated by this band, as well as perplexed by the great loathing which many people have towards them.I found Orgy so different from the rest of the pack of KoRn, Rage Against the Machine, Creed, and Nirvana wannabes which dominated the "rock" slots of most radio and television stations; they sounded, acted (not to mention dressed), and generally seemed to be nothing like anyone else in the mainstream music world.That was what originally whetted my curiosity, and one evening in late 2000 I bought both of Orgy's albums from the time, and to this day I don't regret that.In fact, I still hold them in high regard for being one of the more original and talented bands in the mainstream.

    Orgy fall into several clichés which rendered them so greatly spurned by people everywhere.For one, they were a popular band for quite some time; it was not uncommon to hear them played on various radio stations and see videos to "Stitches," "Blue Monday," and other singles on MTV.Many a foolish, immature person from each generation's youth is quick to assume that if a band or musician is popular, they lack talent, sold out, etc., etc.Obviously, that is not a good reason to knock a band like Orgy; popularity does not represent talent.Tool is one of the most popular bands of the 1990's and onward and yet do people regard *them* as untalented?I rest my case.What's more, Orgy are signed to KoRn's music label, Elementree; oh no, they're involved with KoRn?They *have* to suck then, right?Wrong...

    It is due to some of the more material aspects of Orgy that many other people dislike them.For instance, they wear makeup - a lot.Okay, right away that can be argued, because music is about *sound,* not appearances; next question?Oh, Orgy doesn't play very complex songs, eh?That's not their style; they like to make short, trippy songs, plain and simple.It seems that these surface-value clichés are what most people base their dislikes upon; fairly weak arguments, all.

    What I *really* don't understand is how Orgy gets lumped with their distortion- and angst-heavy contemporaries in the numetal (hissssssssssssssss...) genre; Orgy sound nothing like them!Frontman Jay Gordon never screams nor whines about a bad childhood - and thankfully, he's never *once* rapped in any of their songs; the guitars never try too get to heavy or outlandish; and *some* credit has to be given to the drumming, which sometimes gets tastefully intricate.Even I will admit that Jay's voice is a bit monotonous most of the time, but he is capable of quite a range, and doesn't sound like he's straining (something which even Jon Davis of KoRn does frequently).So the guitars are very simplistic in style; they add texture and melody to the music - not to mention Amir Derakh's unique blend of synthesizer-like effects in his leads (read: not just bouts of feedback, a la Godsmack or Seether) are a real treat.In fact, it is this latter quality which really separates Orgy from the rest of the pack; they're more akin to Nine Inch Nails than they are to, say, KoRn.

    And so here is CANDYASS, their debut album.The sound and production are crystal-clear (one of the benefits of mainstream attention, no doubt); the songs are all wholly unique from one another, with no filler or rehash to be found."Stitches" is a minor scale, trippy song with a rather creepy melody, giving off vibes of helplessness and desperation (without getting over-the-top) and being heavy not through distortion, but ambience."Fetisha" and "Social Enemies" have more of a grinding, mid-tempo groove, with fairly sexual atmosphere."Blue Monday," their most famous single, is not much of a change from the original version musically, but fitted with Orgy's darker sound, the vibe changes drastically."Dissention" is fast and sleek, heavy yet without being particularly aggressive or ominous, not to mention with nice guitar interplay.This is a fine collection of songs, and I enjoy listening to it every now and then even nowadays.

    Maybe most people aren't ready for Orgy; maybe the band is just too out-of-place to really click with society.Orgy gives me mesmerizing chills, because when I listen to their music, I'm not just listening to a band, but to music from a future world like something out of a sci-fi novel.I'm not saying that they're "the sound of the future," but rather the sound of another world outside of mankind's preconceptions of time and space.Orgy is cool like that.

    I'm not saying Orgy is the most original band to emerge in the `90's, and I'm not saying that they are the most talented.What I'm really trying to say is that they are highly overlooked and underrated, because nobody gives them a chance.However, if approached with an open mind and an active imagination, Orgy might well make for a wholly unique listen. ... Read more

    Asin: B000009OPW
    Sales Rank: 5450
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Heavy Metal    3. Industrial Metal    4. Pop    5. Rock   


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    Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (17 October, 2000)
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    The splicing together of nu metal, rap, funk, and sterile electronica laced with dark melodies as infectious as anything Britney has to offer inspired 6 million people to purchase copies of Limp Bizkit's Significant Other. With Chocolate Starfish, they perfect their formula. From the electro-infused "Intro" through the contagiously chugging "My Generation" to the straight-up rap of "Getcha Groove On," Chocolate Starfish is a slick, clinical, and flawless platform for Fred Durst's effortlessly savage--and occasionally unintentionally comic--sociological rants geared toward disaffected youth. Ultimately, though, it's that undeniably intelligent musical backdrop--the brooding guitar sound that gave the Mission Impossible 2 theme haunting new life and menace, and that defines "Hot Dog," "Full Nelson," "My Way," "Rollin'," "Boiler," and "It'll Be Okay"--that makes this a seething work of genius. The fact is, with rap and rock saying pretty much the same thing, Limp Bizkit have plenty of competition. They just do what they do better than everyone else. --Dan Gennoe ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Solid Album
    This was a pretty good album by Limp Bizkit. This album was the peak of limp's success.

    The songs were well writed except there was way too much profanity.I dont mind hearing "F-This" or "F-That" every now and then but Fred over did it a little.They didn't need to curse so much to be successful because "My Way" and "Boiler" are great songs with minimal cursing.

    Every song on this album is worth listening to.My generation and Rollin are real good hits.As is "Getcha Groove On".I normaly hate it when bands associate with rappers but this is the one case where ill make an exception.The vocals and beat couldn't be any better.

    The only downfall to this album is the overused profanity and they went a little bit on the softside, breaking away with 3 Dollar Bill.

    Overall i recomend this to people who dont mind frequent use of profanity and who like good frat-boy rock.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good
    mmmm.... i like chocolate and hot dogs so this album gets 5 stars. LIMP BIZKIT RULES!!!!!!!!!!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Limp Bizket
    Limp Bizket is worthless and nothing good to listen to. My ears bleed whenever I hear it. Its terrible, and its just a younger version of Linkin Park..but mostly RAP..Its garbage....Its pure stupid. ... Read more

    Asin: B00004XOWM
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Heavy Metal    3. Pop    4. Rap-Metal    5. Rap-Rock    6. Rock   


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