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The Second Stage Turbine Blade
The Second Stage Turbine Blade

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It makes me want to cry.....!!!, 20 Mar. 2004
Coheed & Cambria are going to be big, very big.....which is a shame. I want them to myself!!
For a debut album its astonishingly accumplished and extremely technical. Catchy to the core!! Devil in Jersey city being a prime example.
Potential is something that screams at you throughout, so much potential, this is just scratching the surface of their musical genius. (In keeping secrets of Silent Earth: 3 sees them fulfill the potental much more)
But this is a great introduction to the band.

Worthless Smiles
Worthless Smiles
Price: £11.77

5.0 out of 5 stars Emo? Screamo? Extreamo? who really cares!!, 6 Jan. 2004
This review is from: Worthless Smiles (Audio CD)
Emo is such an over used word. Over used to the point that it doesn't really mean much anymore. Shortie are 'Emo' apparently. If emo is some awesome musicianship, great lyrics and intensity then that describes Shortie perfectly.
This album rocks!!!! The opener '5 seconds' is a heavy song juxtaposed with a beautiful harmonised courus. This sets the tone for the album. Heavey with really great singing. With the oldest member of the band being 21 years old, there is a very bright future for these guys.
Top tracks are Five seconds, Reaction Time and The One.
Emo kids, Hardcore fnas, whoever, get your hands on Shortie. They are stunning!

finger eleven
finger eleven
Offered by Qoolist
Price: £15.20

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Diamond in the rough, 25 Dec. 2003
This review is from: finger eleven (Audio CD)
Ever since your 10 year old kid brother got the first Linkin Park album its been an up hill battle for genuine music fans. With so much corporate, money grabbing music around these days, true music fans are having to dig a little deeper in order to get their hands on truly challenging and original music.
A handful of bands still manage to make music that maintains integrity and is true to the roots. Finger Eleven are one such band. After developing a dedicated fan base through sheer hard work and bloody mindedness, all their efforts are finally paying off.
This album, their third full length effort, sees the band veer between angst filled heavy rock and emotion filled slower songs. There is never a dull moment on the album. The roller-coaster ride that is 'Good times' and the lively 'The last scene of struggling' show the band at there most adventurous while slower numbers such as 'Thousand mile wish' and 'One thing' show the versitilty of the band whilst giving the album a very balanced sound.
When all is said and done, this album is a very good album. With no clear super hits, its the consistancy that the band maintain that is unique. Trust me when I say that this will be in your cd for a long time to come.

Boy Hits Car
Boy Hits Car
Offered by Qoolist
Price: £9.35

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Boy Hits Car, 16 Nov. 2002
This review is from: Boy Hits Car (Audio CD)
The first thing that many people will notice about this band is the name. Well, cast that to one side a go straight to the music. From the very first track to the very last you can tell that this is an album made by a band who have passion, energy, love and a joy for the world they live in.
The album kicks of with THE REBIRTH. This features some kick ass drumming and is a lively opening to the album.
This is followed by LOVECORE (WELCOME TO). It is basically an introduction of what the band think their style is all about.
3rd is AS I WATCH THE SUN F**K THE OCEAN. Again the name grabs the attention but it is a very good song. It shifts from slow grooves to fast, dramatic heavy parts.
Then the first single I'M A CLOUD; It starts off slowly and quietly, but this is a build up to huge explosion of energy on the opening chourus. Fantistic stuff
The one of the album highlights MAN WITHOUT SKIN. This has a gentle introduction on an acustic guitar. This gives way to some great guitar and drums, all building up to the chourus. It is the best song on the album.
A LETTER FROM PRISON has the tough job of following it up. It does a decent job but is largely ignored due to the quality of the previous song.
UNHEARD then slows the fast pace album down with its soulful and spirtiual groves.
The trippy GOING TO INDIA follows. This is a very 'break from the formula' style song. It features fast, dramtic vocals, then breaks and slows down, only for the fast section to attack again.
TURNING INWARDS is another slow(ish) song. It is from the heart and another album highlight.
BENKEI follows. A good, jumpy song about the singers dog, who died.
the album is finishes of with BEFORE WE DIE. This a slow song that builds to a climax, then lets go and fineshes the album.
It is an album that anyone with even a passing intest in 'alternative music' should listen to.

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