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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply put, COLD are awesome
The sophomore release that is 13 Ways. It's varied, certainly, while having a similar sound through all the songs. While Send in the Clowns and Just Got Wicked are the heavier tracks, the album is definitely built around dark, melodic riffs tuned in C, as songs such as Confession, It's All Good and No One highlight and COLD have kept a uniqueness throughout both albums...
Published on 4 May 2002 by Metallix (metallix@ukonline.co.uk)

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3.0 out of 5 stars not the best
13 ways was my least liked of cold's albums. which is opposite to all my cold friends.
i think it has lost it's cold, not frayed at the edges with no sound effects.
just cold warming up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply put, COLD are awesome, 4 May 2002
This review is from: 13 Ways To Bleed On Stage (Audio CD)
The sophomore release that is 13 Ways. It's varied, certainly, while having a similar sound through all the songs. While Send in the Clowns and Just Got Wicked are the heavier tracks, the album is definitely built around dark, melodic riffs tuned in C, as songs such as Confession, It's All Good and No One highlight and COLD have kept a uniqueness throughout both albums. Scooter's voice is flawless throughout, it seems to twist hypnotically through the album while the guitar riffs crawl across the listener's skin like a spider and the impression that you've felt the same things Scoot sings about gradually slips into your mind. As such it is certainly not "light" music, COLD like their music passionate, as is revealed in the amazingly powerful and poignant acoustic song "Bleed" (though it is emotional bleeding rather than physical; feelings flow through the music as Scoot's lyrics puts words to his feelings in a way both emotive and powerful)
If you want an album to listen to and relate to, this is it. If you want something depressing and raw check out COLD's self titled debut. I can't think of anything bad to say about this. Expect great things from COLD in the future, with Year of the Spider on the horizon.
Metallix
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cold Go From Strength To Strength...., 11 Mar 2005
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This review is from: 13 Ways To Bleed On Stage (Audio CD)
"13 Ways To Bleed On Stage" is Cold's follow-up album, originally released in 2000. While the 1st album (titled "Cold") admittedly made for interesting "alternative listening", it was a little rough around the edges and a little too...well, morbid.
However, Cold have really stepped up their game for "13 Ways To Bleed On Stage". Indeed, this is much more soothing, emotionally charged album that really sucks you into the music that you hear.
But don't mistake Cold's more "human" approach for a being a sign of complete change. Tracks such as the opening "Just Got Wicked" and "Send In The Clowns" are dark and heavy, while songs like "She Said", "Confession" and "Bleed" (which is one of the best tracks of all) are a little more "mainstream friendly".
It's a shame that the inappropriate and distasteful "Anti-Love Song" knocks the overall appeal of the album down by a notch or two, as the remaining tracks are of a high quality and generally beat the pants off the somewhat patchy tunes on the debut album.
However, this is a marked improvement on its predecessor. "13 Ways..." is strong in almost every area and serves as a great prologue to the band's greatest album, "Year Of The Spider".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Why is this Band not more famous?, 3 Oct 2000
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This review is from: 13 Ways To Bleed On Stage (Audio CD)
Having Listened to the first self-titled Album by Cold - 'Cold' I couldn't understand why this band wasn't more popular. I didn't think a second Album would ever come as a result. What a surprise!
This Album is quite simply a different Aural experience than what other rock bands have to offer. They write deep and meaningful songs about gloomy emotions, writing about love, hate and things that make them sick! Listen to this Album and you can't but not be swayed with emotions.
Vocally, the lead singer Scoot sings a cross between Maynard from Tool and Bush. He is simply flawless and his vocals are both moody and aggressive.
Musically it ranges from Acoustic to distorted Bass and heavy guitar. Each song changing giving a new musical experience and a new sound.
This Album is much more experimental than first and even though you know you are listening to Cold its not repeat performance of the first Album. If you want to hear new sounds and something original don't just buy this Album by both of them. If you like Tool or Creed you should like this band also.
enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars the best of the best, 19 Feb 2001
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This review is from: 13 Ways To Bleed On Stage (Audio CD)
although i had only the song,'just got wicked' by cold i went out and bought their album which is probably the best thing i have ever done. This band deserves to go very far.13 ways to bleed onstage features some amazing songs such as 'just got wicked' and 'send in the clowns'.They must come over to the UK soon PLEASE.This album confortably sits next such bands as Deftones!Highly recommended!Every song is great, and there is something for all tastes maybe even garage!(no)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Somthing incredible, 28 Jan 2002
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This review is from: 13 Ways To Bleed On Stage (Audio CD)
Amazingly Cold have survived the connections with Fred Durst with their talent intact. Compared to other members of the Durst family tree Cold have a unique sound and attitude that comes across immediately. Tracks like "Send In The Clowns", "Anti-Love Song" and "End of The World" are powerful and painstakingly put together. You could compare Cold to bands such as Stain'd,they do share a certain commonality, but it really wouldn't be fair. Cold have so much more genuine talent and their heavy/melodic riffs are easily recognisable while the dropped C tunning really brings an atmosphere to the music(and Scooter Ward doesn't stay glued to the spot on stage like Aeron Lewis). 13 Ways To Bleed on Stage is one of those records that just stands out from your collection. Also search for acoustic versions of "No-one" and "End of The World", plus tracks such as "Give", "Go Away", and "Ugly" from their self titled first album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent second album, 9 Oct 2000
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This review is from: 13 Ways To Bleed On Stage (Audio CD)
Isn't it great when an excellent debut album is followed up with another one?
As mentioned in the previous review, it's more experimental than their eponymous CD, but they still have the knack of great song structures. Scooter's vocals seem to be a bit further down in the mix on some tracks, which is a shame. But on the positive side, there is more variety to his vocals this time around.
You can pick up on a lot of influences from the last 20 years throughout the music. From the Psychedelic Furs, and The Cure. Through Nirvana, Pearl Jam and some of the more emotional down tuned bands. It all blends into something very distinctive and powerful.
And don't let Fred Durst's involvement let you think this is another rap rock retread. It's not! There's no rapping on here - which if nothing else, makes it a refreshing change. Maybe Durst's patronage could lead to a big support slot for Cold. Here's hoping.
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4.0 out of 5 stars top class!, 9 April 2003
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another great grungey/metally kinda band, i only recently discoverd cold and realised theyre damn good, one of my favourite bands out ther amongst staind, flaw and fuel.. this album is extremely good all the way from track 1 to track 6.. then it dissolves slightly into annoying nu-metal, meaningless shouting.. but those early tracks r stunning, especially no-one, confession and its all good, and while its not as seamless and solid as their debut, the 3 songs mentiond earlier beat nething on it individually. if u like staind, u'l love cold.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most flawless emotional and intelligent bands., 1 July 2001
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Thirteen Ways to Bleed Onstage the overall outcome of this album is amazing. The intelligence of the lyrical intergration and instruments is truly amazing. The lead singers voice supplies emotional fuel to already emotional music. The band are tight as can be and all the songs are well composed and thought about. This album is really versatile all the songs can be listend at any time when you are in any mood...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Colds 2nd Album: an absolute must for lovers of rock music, 4 Nov 2000
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This is Colds second album and like their self titled debut album,is dark,brooding, and.... well.. cold. This time around they've recruited a new guitarist, named Terry, to take over Scooters guita r work and allow him to concrete on the vocals,and keyboard work, they've also brought in a programmer in the form of Chris Vrenna, to give the album a slightly more eletronic feel,kind of like a small part of Nine Inch Nails meets Colds heavy guitars and their dark lyrics and feel. The stand out tracks on this album are probably the opening track "Just Got Wicked" and "Send in the Clowns", but every track has its strengths and the entire album is one dark seething monster of an album. Their first album was outstanding and this offering is more of the same & has a harder edge and updated feel. Cold fans rejoice , this is another excellent from the Florida band.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you do one thing today, make sure you buy this album., 15 July 2002
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This review is from: 13 Ways To Bleed On Stage (Audio CD)
13 ways really surprised me when i first heard it. I was listning to break the cycle by Staind and a mate said he had an album by a group he thought i would like. He played me 'just got wicked', 'confession', and 'send in the clowns'. All three were brilliant so the next day i ordered the album from amazon.co.uk. It did not dissapoint me. With the exception of 'sick of man' any of the tracks could have been released as singles. My favourite tracks are 'confession' and 'no one'. In my opinion cold are the best band around today, even better than Staind. I was not going to mention anything about the record label,Flip Records owned by Fred Durst, but dont worry because you cant tell they have been under his guidence - the're good. If you do one thing today, make sure you buy this album. Their new album 'Year of the Spider' should be out by x-mas.
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