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|Genre||Alternative, Rock, Rock & Roll, Metal|
|Released||1996-00-00, United States|
|Rank||6,604 (*) history »|
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|02.||Come Again lyrics||03:50||4.0/5|
|07.||See Thru lyrics||04:43||5.0/5|
|09.||No One's Kind lyrics||04:46||-|
|10.||Self Destruct lyrics||03:36||-|
|11.||4 Walls lyrics||05:29||5.0/5|
|12.||Funeral March (Hidden Track)||-|
corrected on September 30th, 2008
|10-03-2011 20:25 rockaring|
|Presentation - The cover art, that for some can seem offensive, gives you a perfect look on what the album is gonna be like. A cross laying in a muddy grave with a decapitated head bleeding over it...As offensive as it may be, the cover art depicts depression, pain and somewhat suicide.
On the back cover there is a muddy cardboard on which burned pieces of paper lay scrabbled (with the name of each song). The booklet contains further more, a bible impaled by a knife and a crucified barbie doll hanging upside down.
Hit Density - Every song on this album stands still on his own. They hit hard and deep and connect with you even from the first listen. The main highlight of this album is of course the track "Mudshuvel" which will be later featured on their second album "Dysfunction" is a new reincarnation. Every track has it's own power here so make sure you listen to all of them.
Rhythm - One of the highlights of the album! Every song is driven with heavy distorted chords, dynamic bass lines and eccentric drum playing. This album is all about power so the rhythm plays a big part in the wholeness of the album.
Melody - There's not a lot of melody you'll find here, except maybe the ending track "4 Walls". Aaron's singing is the melody on this album where the instruments focus on rhythm parts. Also, there are some neat guitar solos on here that you'll not hear from Staind until very late in their career.
Instruments - Everyone did their job I guess. Guitars are distorted as crazy. Drumming is neat and tight, some great fills during some songs and the bass is very deep and dark sounding. Everything is set perfectly for a dark sounding album.
Lyrics - Comparing to the later work of Aaron Lewis, the lyrics may sound a bit amateur. His great metaphors and pretty much non-existent on here but the lyrics emphasis more on being straight-forward, on point with the message they want to say. They don't really give you that much thinking like some of Staind's later work.
Vocal - Highlight of the album, no doubt!The vocals are filled with pain and depression and u can feel the sadness in Aaron's voice growing deeper with every song until breaking into one of the most powerful song you'll hear by Staind, "4 Walls". As far as the lyrics in the ending track are really depressing and suicidal at time, is Aaron's voice that gives you the credibility that this album is staying through to it's meaning. Amazing vocal work all over the lp.
|28-07-2007 14:21 Staind1412343|
|hmmm, a bit heavy for people who dont wanna kill themselves. this album is a sample of the potential and talent that was yet to come, but its just a bit overboard.