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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars P.O.D. start 2002 with a "Boom"
San Diego heavy rockers P.O.D start 2002 with the fantastic masterpiece that is "Satellite". Moving fluently between hard rock, rap core, reggae and latino rythyms, "Satellite" is one album that every lover of heavy rock should own. The album starts with the kicking "Set It Off" and moves swiftly on to the anthemic but uplifting...
Published on 15 Jan 2002

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1.0 out of 5 stars If you like rock music, you won't like this
I bought this album in high anticipation, after listening to just one song(which is ironically the only good song on the album)Alive, but after listening to it I was dissappointed.
If you think all the songs on the album sound like Alive, your wrong, it is just weird music.It's hard to explain what it actually resembles. Not enough heaviness, and not enough guitar...
Published on 6 Feb 2002


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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars P.O.D. start 2002 with a "Boom", 15 Jan 2002
By A Customer
This review is from: Satellite (Audio CD)
San Diego heavy rockers P.O.D start 2002 with the fantastic masterpiece that is "Satellite". Moving fluently between hard rock, rap core, reggae and latino rythyms, "Satellite" is one album that every lover of heavy rock should own. The album starts with the kicking "Set It Off" and moves swiftly on to the anthemic but uplifting "Alive" (the current single) and the explosive "Boom". Highlights are most definitely the title track and "The Messenjah". This is one heavy rock album that has a spiritual edge to it, as the band explore their Christian faith thru the powerful lyrics and punchy music. Very few albums are perfect, and this one is no exception. "Ghetto" and "Thinking About Forever" are the two weakest tracks on this album, but they still are way better than many tracks you'll find on lesser (but no less popular) albums. "Satellite" is one album that is destined to go stellar this year and the rise of P.O.D is a guaranteed thing. One last thing: if you get a chance to see them live - do. They are possibly one of the best live acts on the scene. So, get "Satellite" and prepare to be blown away!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Playable To Death, 31 Mar 2005
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This review is from: Satellite: (New Version) (Audio CD)
I hadn't heard of these guys until Alive first hit the radio. While I really like that track, it was Youth Of the Nation which really hooked me, a sensitive, powerful song which will be inspiration to Christians and non-Christians alike, with an honest look at the problems young people face. It was that which tempted me to buy the CD. Although nothing quite matches YOTN, the overall quality is high.
The comment I really can't understand is that the album is repetitive. While many tracks are rooted in hard rock with a touch of rap, there are also slower moodier numbers and a touch of reggae, with guest performers on several tracks. Things like Ridiculous and Without Jah, Nothing make a nice change from the normal sound, with Ghetto also especially inspirational, and Thinking About Forever takes a subject which causes some horrible songs (the death of your mother) and still carries it off.
That the group are Christian may make a little difference to your perspective on the album. I'm not religious myself but I didn't find it preachy, except for maybe 1 or 2 tracks. It makes a change from much rock and rap endorsing violence, hatred, negativity and mysogeny, which is all very well but doesn't save people (in any sense). Listening to the CD ought to make you feel happier and more positive about the world as a whole, whatever you believe
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Damn Good! Worth the price tag, 17 Mar 2002
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This review is from: Satellite (Audio CD)
Satellite is the first album I've heard from P.O.D.(Payable On Death)& it is one of the best albums I have.The lyrics are excellent & some of the songs have very deep meanings.Sonny is one of the only people who can shout well on a record & can also rap as good as the best of them.
1. "Set It Off"
Great, hard, rocky start to the album to get you in the mood for the rest of the album.4/5
2. "Alive"
I'm sure everyone has heard this song by now & it really shows how good P.O.D. are.5/5
3. "Boom"
Like "Set It Off" & just as good.4/5
4. "Youth Of The Nation"
An absolute cracker.This song is about the troubled lives of certin teens & putting teens singing the chorus & the end of the song is an work of genius.5/5
5. "Celestial"
An instrumental track which fits in perfectly with the previous song.3/5
6. "Satellite"
Another one of the big tracks on the album.The song talks about how God is like a satellite & can see everything.Very catchy chorus.
7. "Ridiculous"
Features Jamaican reggee legend Eek-A-Mouse.Not really my style of music & sometimes sounds really bad.1/5
8. "The Messenjah"
This is a heavy rock song but which has a religious influence.One of my favourite songs, the shouting really fits in with the song as well as the great drumming.
9. "Guitarras De Amor"
Another instrumental track which features Spanish guitars & muffled voices.3/5
10. "Anything Right"
Sounds alot like "Alive" but not as good.This song is about not doing anything right in other peoples eyes.3/5
11. "Ghetto"
Not as rocky as some of the other songs but the lyrics & the climax of the song certinely make up for it.4/5
12. "Masterpiece Conspiracy"
All out rock song.I absoluetly love it.This song is about the devil & some humans who are nothing but decievers & liars.The musical side to this song is something else & is a must-listen to song.5/5
13. "Without Jah, Nothin'"
This song starts out as a heavy, shouting rock song to a reggee sound.A waste of time in my opinion.1/5
14. "Thinking About Forever"
The musical side to this song is nothing to write home about but the lyrics are beautiful & moving. " Thinking about forever.....missin' you".3/5
15. "Portrait"
This song is about how the world has turned God into the enemy.Another all out rock song but seems very rushed.A nice end to the album though.3/5
Overall, I say this album is a 4/5 & is deserving to be on any rock/reggee fan's shelve.
T. Mc.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A new chapter, 8 Jan 2002
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This review is from: Satellite (Audio CD)
Wow. Although this is a more melodic outing that previous, the album has melodism and heaviness in abundance. The best cuts on this album are Alive and Youth of a Nation. The only down point is that they seem to hlod back at some points in the album. But overall, this is a great way to start of 2002. Rock on Jah Warriors.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC!!!!! how can anyone fault this CD?, 16 Feb 2002
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This review is from: Satellite (Audio CD)
Satellite Review
Satellite is an amazing arrangement of fantastic rap, rock, and reggae.
Set It Off does exactly what it says on label, and sets off the CD brilliantly, with hard drums, guitar, and vocals from Sonny.
Well, you must have heard Alive by now! It was the first single from the album, and really shows off Sonny's vocals, and what P.O.D can do!
Boom! has a perfect title, with a loud, 'n' proud tune, and lyrics to go with it!
Youth of the Nation is slightly turned down, and brings you back to earth. It's about the trouble's of today's life for teen's, and is accompanied by a sombre tune, which fit's perfectly. It's still good stuff.
Celestial is a joining tune, which leads you into the next part of the record. It uses sci-fi sounds and unusual guitar sounds to help.
Satellite is another of the CDs big one's! It puts the volume back up in your headphones, and is full of cool vocals, guitar riffs, and hard drums, showing one of P.O.D Satellite's cooler tunes.
Well the start of Ridiculous is quite different to Satellite, but then in comes Sonny, and it's more of the good old rapping, with Eek-A-Mouse backing up, and helping out.
The Messenjah is another one for hard rock fan's, with heavy guitar, and drums, with a well done set off rapping, and shouting, making another cool tune.
Guitarras da Armor, is another instrumental 'interlude', made up of mainly Spanish guitars with whispering in the background.
Anything Right is basically a telling of someone who's down and feels they can't do anything right. With a hard tune which fit's it perfectly and, amazingly some violins in the background, it is another amazing and hard track.
Ghetto is generally a calm track, and talks about the hard world. The chorus goes on to shouting, which fits the words well.
Masterpiece Conspiracy is a full out tune, about lying, and decivement. It has again a brillirant heavy tune to accompany it.
Without Jah, Nothin' starts with a brilliant fast pace drum beat, from Wuv, and well done shouting from Sonny. But afterwards it changes pace completely, and has some cool rapping, 'n' reggae from H.R, of Soul Brains.
Thinking About Forever starts with the unusual tune similar to Celestial, and then Sonny starts his rap, and it becomes a really moving, but nice track.
Portrait is a surprise when you hear it the first time! Unlike the normal slow ending tracks, P.O.D present you with possibly the most upbeat, heavy track on the record. With cool shouting from Sonny, and Guitar from Marcos, it leaves you with a brilliant impression!
All in all Satellite is brilliant, for the old skool Warrior, or the newbie to P.O.D, it is great either way, a MUST for any metal fan, or rock fan.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes You Feel "Alive"!!, 4 Jan 2002
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This review is from: Satellite (Audio CD)
I was introduced to P.O.D about 6 months ago by my brother. At first I wasn't too interested, and then in October I managed to get this CD from him and haven't looked back since.
Believe it or not P.O.D are a Christian band who's lyrics are firmly based around their beliefs. Forget the negative, explicit lyric nu-metal of Limp Bizkit, Manson, and Co. and try out this Positive, uplifting, clean stuff.
Stand out tracks to me are "Alive", "Boom", "Satellite", "Ghetto" and that's just a start.
For Christians out there who stick to Delirious?, DC Talk etc. - give this lot a try, they'll blow you away.
For non-believers - This is Warrior time!!!
P.O.D will be BIG in '02, let's just hope they play more than 1 gig in the UK.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This will make your stereo go BOOM, 14 Jan 2002
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This review is from: Satellite (Audio CD)
I only bought this album a day ago but already ,it is one of my favourite albums. The title track is the ultimate song for moshing. You may have heard "Alive" many times already on the radio, so you will know it. Don't let that hold you back because it is one of the finest tracks on the album. The only song which I belive slightly undoes all the hard work is Youth Of The Nation for 2 reasons. The first is that the opening guitar riff sounds too much like Limp Bizkit which is a bad thing. The second thing is the angelic choir used to sing the chorus towards the end of the song. Other than that, this album is nigh on perfect. You will feel so "Alive".
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Again Excellent! by Dan Larkin (guitarist of TAINTED), 4 Sep 2001
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This review is from: Satellite (Audio CD)
Again P.O.D have retured with another amazing record it may be alot different to their usual stuff but it sounds great P.O.D fans get this album
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars AWSOME! Album with a mixture of Rock, Punk and Reggae, 25 Feb 2002
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This review is from: Satellite (Audio CD)
I've always liked the sound of Limpbizkit, Pa Pa Roach, Linkinpark etc but I've always been put off by the swearing in the lyrics. This is an excellent album with an excellent spiritual message in every song and clean lyrics. The music has a very hard rock sound mixed in with reggae and punk.
The best tracks for me are 'Alive', 'Boom', and the thought provoking 'Youth of the Nation'. The track 'Thinking About Forever' is a very mellow track and more of old style rock ballad, the sort of track you may find on an earlier Metallica album, but very good.The instrumental tracks 'Celestial' and 'Guitarras de Amor' are also reminiscent of older heavy metal bands guitar instrumentals.
Lyrically and musically this is a superb album and recommend it to any hard rock/punk music lover.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars where nu-metal is tiring, P.O.D. are leading the way forward, 29 Dec 2001
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This review is from: Satellite (Audio CD)
everyone's getting tired of the nu hybrid rap/rock with poor, repetitive riffs and lame issues-based lyrics.. but then listen to this! POD have yet again been the focus of my collection! though not entirely on a different stand to other metal bands, they do manage some excellent combinations of genres into interesting songs.. highly recommended. jon wong (vocalist of NEMO)
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