Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 50% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now Shop now
Customer Review

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly THE best album ever recorded. 'Nuff said., 24 Oct. 2003
This review is from: Imprint (Audio CD)
19 days. That's what it took New York band Vision of Disorder to record this album, and what an album it is. "Imprint" is a true metal, East-coast style. Okay, so there are hardcore leanings, but this is most definitely a metal album, of the top flight at that.
How such a masterpiece could be produced in such a short time is unbelievable. Musically, it has everything going for it: crushing guitar riffs, both complex and brutal (courtesy of Mike K and Matt Baumbach); first-rate bass work (Mike F) and absolutely incredible drumming (Brendan Cohen). Laid on top of these are the truly special vocals of Tim Williams: this performance has yet to be bettered by any other singer. He flows from head-shattering screams to haunting melodies seamlessly, furiously delivering lines of pure lyrical gold. The lyrical inspiration for the entire album came from an incident invovling thugs that left Williams face scarred (hence the title "Imprint"). As such Williams creative focus was on urban life, and the bitter truths of struggle and strife. However, there are often hopeful qualities buried in there. For example:
"It's time to re-ignite the flame,
No time to recognise the pain,
One chance to rise above the rest,
Now you know what I mean."
The quality of the musicianship, lyricism and production cannot be understated. Special mention must go to producer D. Sardy, whose work gives the album a very raw feel that really helps convey the aggression and power of the songs (this is especially true as the overly clean production of the bands debut album lessened its impact). The guitar sound in particular is perfect, all crunch and no sludge, and as such the excellent guitar work is done justice.
All these elements combine successfully on every song to create 45 minutes of the highest quality music. From the full-on aggression of the title-track to the brooding melody of "Colorblind", this album encapsulates all that Vision of Disorder were about: totally original, aggressive, honest music that often drew on negative experiences to create something positive. How such a superb album that represented an island of originality in a sea of mediocre plagiarists went relatively unnoticed is beyond comprehension. Don't walk among the ignorant: buy this album and recognise the quality on show here.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]


Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: Cross Hands, Wales, UK

Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,252,631