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Grand Unification (UK edition)

13 Mar. 2006 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2006
  • Release Date: 13 Mar. 2006
  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2006 Universal Island Records Ltd. A Universal Music Company.
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  • Total Length: 49:30
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  • ASIN: B001LZMADI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,492 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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Format: Audio CD
Right, so Fightstar are uncool because the lead vocalist is Charlie Simpson and he used to be the bushy-eyebrowed one in Busted.

Wrong.

Okay, so Fightstar make really bad music then.

Wrong.

So why does everyone hate them?

Because they are too scared to come out and say they love them.

Unlike me.

Grand Unification is the only album I have ever listened to which made me, after the last track finished, open the curtains just so I could make sure the earth was still there.

It isn't death metal, and it isn't emo, it's just damn good rock. From the soft Track One (To Sleep) that lures you into a false sense of security before dropping into Track Two (Grand Unification Pt1), the epic and truly magnificent Mono and even Charlie Simpson's incredible scream on Waste A Moment, this album is so good it hurts. And I mean, really, really, hurts.

Charlie Simpson should have been celebrating when Busted finished their first live performance on tour. And he was celebrating. But only because he and his bandmates from side project Fightstar had just completed a nine-track EP, most tracks of which made it to the main album.

So don't go thinking Fightstar is something CS did in desperation when Busted broke up. He was with them even before he was with Busted, and used them as a stepping stone to their recording contract. Wrong, yes, but very, very clever, and I'm sure his bandmates appreciated the sacrifice he made by getting up on a stage and singing the theme tune to the latest Thunderbirds film in front of thousands of girls barely out of training bras. Not many of us would.
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This album is pure brilliance. Fightstar's sonic, tight and full sound is put to the test, and it scores full marks. There are no weak songs, and the production quality is perfect, which makes the highly emotional and heartfels songs even more epic. Charlie and Al's contrasting voices fit together perfectly, when trading lines and harmonising, and the interesting vocal lines and harmonies make the songs interesting and diverse.
The guitars, when both clean and distorted, are always huge-sounding and melodic, while the basslines are always hearable and complex, without sounding confusing. The huge, epic drums perfectly compliment the riffs and more often the bass.
This album is absolutely excellent, and I challenge anyone, even if they are not a fan of the genre, to try it and not like what they hear. Top notch.
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My cousin was a HUGE Busted fan, to my shame, so when he sent me a couple of Fightstar's songs, I wasn't too impressed, thinking it would be a poppy, rubbish attempt to resurrect Simpson's career.
However, I listened to them, and was immediately gripped by the strong sound and powerful vocals. So I bought their Album, and I have to say I'm very glad i did. The CD starts very melodically, and then explodes into the single Grand Unification (Part 1)
The brand new songs are interspersed with re-recordings of songs from their EP "They Liked You Better When You Were Dead" (The re-recording of Hazy Eyes I especially liked as I had only ever heard a live recorded version before)
There is a good blend of heavier, more metal material combined with softer, less hardcore Emo tracks. The disc finishes with Wake Up, a new song that bridges with a choral repetition of the title, a very good ending to an excellent album
My recommendations would be:
Grand Unification (Part 1)
Waste a Moment
Build an Army
Hazy Eyes
Last Conversation (Here Again)
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The debut album from Fightstar, and a wonderful mix of melody and power.
There's an obvious reason why some people don't like this band, but those people are pondlife.

A few songs from the e.p made it onto this CD and were given the re-recording treatment and some little changes were made, which I'm not sure I like (compared to the original) but thats just because I listened to that E.P to DEATH!

This album full of epic choruses and in some places - heavy breakdowns which altogether make for a future CLASSIC british rock record, not a million miles away from FFAF's Casually Dressed.

Love it.
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Okies, for all the busted haters out there i first of all want to say that this is doing charlie alot of good since he left. All i've heard from people about fightstar is negative comments but i have to say i brought palahunuiks laughter single and ever since then i have been nothing but impressed with them.

This album is a great peice of work and the boys should be very happy with it. full of hard riffs that any band would be proud of and i have to say the best tracks on there are paint your target, here again and build an army. You cannot miss this album so pick it up today!
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This is a review for Grand Unification, Fightstars debut album and i must say what an album.

So the album starts off with the opening track of To Sleep and this an acoustic guitar thing, that i actually like and if you listen carefully i think you can here Charlie's voice. The album then bursts into the massive dropped tuned guitar simulator that is Grand Unification Pt. 1. Then slowly venturing into the third song on the album Waste A Moment which is the best screaming i have ever heard from Charlie on this album. Fourthly we have Sleep Well Tonight which is a good song and starts of really cool from violins then some massive guitars. And the best track (I Think) on the album, the extremely catchy Paint Your Target, this is an amazing song with one flaw; Charlie's screaming, it's a bit off to be honest with you it's a bit bad but atleast it fits. Then the stand out track Build an Army, it's a massive track with Alex and Charlie doing some combined vocals on this song, there is nothing wrong with it, this track is flawless. Then We have Here Again (Last Conversation) is a good track but probably one of the weakest tracks on the album and for Grand Unification that is very rare. Slowly into the dropped C (Guitar) tuned Lost Like tears In Rain, this is a very catchy, also with the biggest chorus i have ever heard. Then into the soft Open Your Eyes which is a track that does not sound anything like Fightstar but it is great. Then moving into track 10 we have the slow ballad Mono which is a good song with some heavy parts at the end. Then we have the amazing Hazy Eyes, this is one of my many favourite songs on the album and it has a good intro. Then we have the piano lead, narrated song that, Grand Unification Pt.
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