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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible song, 3 April 2010
This review is from: Snuff (MP3 Download)
This song is a true testiment to what this band are capable of; not only can they surprise their critics, but also their fans but releasing something this emotionally charged, slow but so heavy all at the same time. This song has reduced the most hard-core fans to tears and it's entirely down to the incredible talent of singer Corey Taylor. This is definitely the song to play to anybody who doubts this band's skill and depth. It still gives me chills, two years on from making it onto the album!! I adore this song and the video is absolutely incredible as well. Definite must for fans, and for those trying to see what all the fuss is about...

Things My Father Said [Gold Mix]
Things My Father Said [Gold Mix]
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4.0 out of 5 stars Golden Cherry, 2 July 2009
This is a very good version of this song; proving rock bands can do ballads without it being nonsense. This band put on an amazing performance at the Download festival and this song is a real testament to what they can do and how versatile they can be. Fantastic.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Sulfur, 2 July 2009
This review is from: Sulfur (MP3 Download)
When I first heard this track, it put the biggest smile on my face because it truly felt like Slipknot.Were.Back. Any fan can tell you that Vol.3 was a ropey time for the band but Sulfur and All Hope Is Gone, the album, prove that Slipknot are the strongest metal band ever. They can afford to take time off, take their time making an album, and completely destroy every time they come back. This single is no exception; following the release of the infinitely less heavy "Dead Memories", "Sulfur" just kind of proves that the heaviness and power hasn't gone anywhere. The verses are heavy and the choruses are the best on the album, in my opinion. If you saw this band headline Download then you'd know that this really is what they can do as it sounded absolutely perfect live. Sulfur brings the best message to Metal and that is that Slipknot aren't going anywhere!!!!!!

Come What(Ever) May
Come What(Ever) May
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Slipknot Gone Sour?, 31 Aug 2006
This review is from: Come What(Ever) May (Audio CD)
Stone Sour are a supreme hard rock band with roots in metal and blues influence rock.

This is their second album, 2003's self-titled gave them the platform to develop a harder, faster and more mature sound.

From the hard-hitting opener, 30/30-150, Come What(ever) May does not disappoint.

Come What(ever) May, the second track is a subtle attack on US President Bush, but it enjoyable on many levels, without this knowledge.

This band are in no way politically charged, as Taylor says himself, "some things just need to be said".

This album contains a few more mellow songs than the last, with Sillyworld, Through Glass and Zzyzx Rd. showcasing the vocal talents of Corey Taylor. Not only is his voice unique, Corey has the song-writing abilities to make this band outlive its peers and become classics.

The first album and tour cycles have given Stone Sour the opportunity to fine-tune their sound and they are talented enough to keep on progressing. If you're into melodic rock with a message - this is for you. Fantastic.

Silent Force, The [CD + DVD]
Silent Force, The [CD + DVD]

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Silent Force =, 8 Sep 2005
Within Temptation is a hugely popular band in their native Holland, recently scooping "Best Selling Dutch Artist" at the World Music Awards in LA. This album went to number 1 in the Netherlands and reached number 5 across Europe. So now, they've hit our shores with The Silent Force. Female fronted with the very talented Sharon den Adel, Within Temptation are able to tickle most people's fancies with their unique blend of smooth melodious vocals, contrasted with very catch guitar riffs and heavy beats. For fans of Nightwish and Evanescence, this is the latest offering of female fronted rock bands.
The album beings with a short introduction which leads straight in See Who I Am, possibly the catchiest song on the album. The dramatic opening gives way to vocals as smooth as silk. It urges you to move your head and listen to the gorgeous melodies. Dubbed "hopelessly romantic pop-metal", this song doesn't convince you to think of anything else. Except maybe "wow". If track two doesn't grab you, try Jillian (I'd Give My Heart); Slow beginning which leads to a cacophony of quite simply, beautiful vocals. Again, a very catchy chorus with operatic vocals which are very complimentary to the instrumental support from an orchestra. This song gets slower towards the end but does not disappoint.
Stand My Ground: In my opinion, the best song on the album. It's wonderfully catchy with a good message of self-defence thrown in. Also, very gentle on the ears at the beginning and dripping emotion. Still in keeping with the slower verses and the stark contrast of the faster bridges and choruses, the song teases with the end of the bridge before plunging into heart-felt choruses that urge you to sing along.
Pale is a particularly slow song with use of woodwind instruments create a sensation of calm. The vocals are gothic creating an aura of sadness combined with the slower pace of the song, Pale is by far the most romantic and the shortest song on the album. Nothing really ground-breaking here, but it does make you appreciate the next song, Forsaken a whole lot more. Forsaken immediately plunges you into a choir backed with full guitar riffs and hard drum beats. This song still isn't particularly fast, but it definitely has a richer sound. The thick guitar riffs carry the song along, contrasting still with the slower vocals which seem to slow the song down. The chorus saves this song but it still doesn't do a lot for the rest of the album.
The next track is Angels. This song is where it's at. It's beautiful, it's dramatic and it's a faster. Angels is one of the highlights to this album. It urges you to sing along and move your head as well as inciting emotions within you. The song ends with a small amount of piano, ending the song just right.
Memories is another good song, slow to begin with it soon gives way to a soft drum beat overlaid with melodious vocals. Memories is quite a sad song as well as being very chilled out but still with a very passionate chorus, and a beautiful ending.
Aquarius is the other passionately catchy song with very dramatic drum and guitar parts leading to the chorus. Again, quite sad but still oozing emotion and charm. Not really sure what the point of this song is, but still hugely enjoyable and hopelessly romantic. I just love the ending to this song, the slow decent into a close with a slow, melancholy instrumental and lone voice.
Its The Fear is another head-bopper. The title is much more pretentious than the song, so don't worry - it's not another nu-metal band trying-to-be-scary. Instead, this song is reminiscent of Lacuna Coil. The vocals are once more smooth and beautiful with the background dense with atmosphere created by the band and also the small orchestra that seems to lurk in the background of each song. It has a "guitar solo" in the middle, which is more like a small break for the singer, rather than the guitarist doing anything interesting. In fact, you hardly notice it other than the fact the vocals have stopped.
Somewhere reminds me of a pop band trying to be heavy or at least, deep and meaningful. Fortunately, Within Temptation pulls it off and creates an almost magical song. Unfortunately however, it is a little bit boring and nothing much distinguishes one part from another. At least you have violins gently moving the song along. The vocals are once again on top-form and very smooth. You can't see Sharon den Adel puffing away on cigarettes before they play.
Destroyed* is at last a song that properly gets going. Very strong vocal performances and an extremely pleasant rock song. Good strong guitars and drums, and of course the orchestral accompaniment that comes with the territory. Destroyed is by far the most beautiful song on the album, while being one of the most emotive. It does seem to end a bit abruptly though, but that's probably because its one of my favourites and I wish it didn't have to end. Onto the last song of the album, Jane Doe*, not a cover! It was written by Sharon del Adel. Jane Doe features another very strong vocal performance (does she ever mess up?) It opens with a guitar being played and then the drums follow. You hear growling which is to be assumed to be coming from a male member of the band. The song quickly enters a bridge and chorus and then just as soon as it began, it's over. Within Tempation's The Silent Force is out now on Roadrunner Records and is absolutely amazing. Well worth every penny, if you must download first, then please try out Stand My Ground, See Who I Am, Aquarius, Destroyed. For Fans of Nightwish, Evanescence and Lacuna Coil.

Transylvania 90210 - Songs of Death, Dying and The Dead
Transylvania 90210 - Songs of Death, Dying and The Dead
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5.0 out of 5 stars Transylvania? 90210 Out of 100!, 14 April 2005
From the lively opening, Look What The Bat's Dragged In, to the darkness of Bullet Named Christ, Transylvania 90210 is to be noticed. No fan of Wednesday 13's bands, be it the Frankenstein Drag Queens or Murderdolls, should be without this CD. It's classic Wednesday 13 horror-film inspired writing with some added extra darkness in for luck. The band have just released the single from this album, I Walked With A Zombie - it's catchy, it's fun and it's about the undead. Classic songs are Bad Things, Rot for me and the politically-minded, Elect Death For President. Haunt Me has a fantasic story-element in it, and songs like Buried By Christmas and House By The Cemetery make good listening. Title track, Transylvania 90210 is gritty and slow-paced, perfect for a lonesome halloween night! Fantastic fun for every ghoul and boy. If you like the Murderdolls, you'll love Wednesday's solo band. There really is something for everybody here! Careful though, your grandma might not approve!

Vol.3 - The Subliminal Verses
Vol.3 - The Subliminal Verses
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Price: £5.23

5.0 out of 5 stars The Subliminal Review, 8 Jun 2004
Awesome album.
Many will argue that it doesn't sound like Slipknot. Others will argue it's their best work to date. I would have to agree with the latter. The album ranges from slow to masterful, bone-crunching anthems like "Duality", "Pulse Of the Maggots"...Go into listening to this with an open mind because if you listen to this album full of past conceptions about this band, with a mind set on what you wanted and expected to hear on this album, it's hard to swallow, but once you get rid of that and really listen, and pay attention to the small details on each of the tracks, you'll realise how much clearer the band sounds, and how much detail that went into those.
The really soft songs like "Circle", "Vermillion Pt. 2" and "Danger - Keep Away" are brilliant, they are so emotional...The whole album is perfection. ACE.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Hail Satan!, 29 Oct 2003
This review is from: Devildriver (Audio CD)
Coal Chamber fans listen up, Dez's new project Devildriver do not disappoint! Some places describe it as the most malicious metal you'll hear all year and to be fair, it will be hard to top. I think the drumming is really good, the vocals are strong and I wasn't even a fan of Coal Chamber, so those of you who were should be ultra-impressed! I bought the Freddy Vs. Jason soundtrack when it came out and saw this band on there, I gave it a listen and couldn't really believe it was the same guy who gave us Coal Chamber! I bought the album on the strength of this song and I'm still listening to it!

Dance Of Death
Dance Of Death
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3.0 out of 5 stars Easy Listening for Metal Fans, 21 Oct 2003
This review is from: Dance Of Death (Audio CD)
Wildest Dreams throws the listener in head first to the depths of this new release from rock gods, Iron Maiden. It’s loud, its fast and it’s catchy. Like all Maiden songs, it promises great things, and sets a high standard for the rest of the album. The second track, Rainmaker sounds quite similar to the first track, but is equally catchy. The guitar solo in the song adds more of a backbone to the song, and gives it more structure. No More Lies has a slow opening that lasts about a minute and the first verse of the song is gentle and melodic, quite different to the first tracks. It gets quite heavy towards the middle of the song and picks up. The chorus is quite repetitive and quite frankly, boring. The overall song is classic Maiden, but not a patch on their last album, Brave New World.
Montségur, the fourth track on the album starts off quite fast and leads to the verse. You can almost hear a sort of drop in energy as Dickinson starts singing. The chorus is true Maiden and you realise at this point why you still love this band. The true story-telling lyrics kick in as the song approaches its middle. The ending of this song is quite fast and dramatic and makes you appreciate just how no-one does it better than Iron Maiden. Dance of Death is the title track for this album and has a slow start which soon develops into quite dark lyrics. Dickinson tells the story in his usual fantasy/mythological way. The problem with this song is, you wait for it to get going, to pick up and it doesn’t really. It speeds up, but it doesn’t really get going. Gates of Tomorrow on the other hand does get going, and doesn’t disappoint. The song is quite melodic and not too heavy, it’s easy to listen to and nothing really stands out in it. New Frontier, again nothing stands out on it but it’s quite quick-paced and is probably the most reassuring song on the album in that it shows that Iron Maiden are still the best band they always have been and they are not going to go away quietly. This song is nearing the end of the album, but it well worth listening to. The actual music on this song is impressive, the talents of each member shining through. Paschendale has a haunting beginning, and a loud middle. This is probably the best song on the album; it’s catchy, heavy and has all the elements any rock song should have. The lyrics are strong, the drums are powerful. The lyrics are like a chant at the end, you can imagine a thousand people screaming them back at the band, punching the sky. 8 minutes of pure rock. Face in the Sand gets off to a promising start, sounding quite similar to something off Brave New World. It becomes more powerful as the song goes on, and the lyrics are quite strong. Not as good as earlier Maiden tracks, but definitely worth hearing. Age of Innocence and Journeyman are the last tracks on this album and neither are particular stand outs. Age of Innocence has a slow beginning but soon gets going. The lyrics are probably the strongest part of this song. It seems to take up 7 minutes but nothing really strikes out. Journeyman is a slow, melodic track with poignant lyrics. It’s a peaceful track and ends the album perfectly. Overall, the album is a little disappointing but still, well worth the money I paid for it.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Thirteen, will it be unlucky for them?, 21 Oct 2003
This review is from: XIII (Audio CD)
What the first album was lacking, I think, was substance. It was a fantastic release with strong tracks on it, but it was just lacking the soul behind it. Thirteen makes up for that.
Punching and kicking it's way through thirteen tracks, plus two bonus tracks, the 16-legged hate machine from Ohio are back, with some serious scores to settle. The aggressive, fast AND melodic combination these 8 artists create is everything metal should be.
Slightly reminiscent of early Faith No More mixed with a shot of Slayer and a sprinkling of Slipknot, creates a monster of molten metal with hard-hitting vocals and even some piano and glockenspiel solos! Thirteen is definitely not an unlucky number for this band.

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