"This album is dedicated to our friend Chuck Pelltier. While filming a documentary in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with the War Child Canada, fighting erupted in this war-torn country and we were caught in the crossfire. Chuck, a U.N. volunteer, saved our lives and the lives of 40 other people by evacuating us to safety. Without him, we'd be dead. He's all that and a bag of chips. Chuck rules!"
I've had this c.d. for about two weeks now. And have listened a 1000 times since. "Chuck" kicks ass!! No doubt about it. It's an amazing progression of their new punk/metal style that made it's debue with "Does This Look Infected". Why does this album blow me away? To get started, the way it opens; the melow "Intro" progesses amzinly well into "No Reason", starting off with the intro of Deryck talking, right into the crowd of "HEY!" to get you stuck in the song, straight into Steveo's driving snare roll speeding up the song setting it off with all fire-arms with Deryck's "Lets Go!!" I could go on... Next up; Brownsound's shreds the metal core guitar on this one,along with his 80's metal guitar solo influences, he destroyes the guitar on this album. It's descusting!! Stevo's drumming gets better with every album, tons of snare rolls and fills on this one once again. And with a stronger reappearence of his Double Bass abilities shines through on tracks like "I'm Not the One","The Bitter End","Welcome to Hell",and "88" with quick 16th and syncapated triplets. Love Stevo's druming on this album. Every song on this album is sick, they're all really good. Though "Some Say" uses the same chord progression and structure as "All Killers" "Handle This". It' still a whicked song. The strings sound great on the c.d. aswell!! It's also a nice change and progression in the band itself. This whole album is. Though it's still Sum, 100%. Deryck's singing gets a lot better with each album aswell, on stage and in recording. I love a lot of heavy music to, and the break-downs and heavyness of this album rocks. Songs like "We're all to blame","The bitter End","Open Your Eyes","I'm Not the One" and "88" all have amazing and heavy metal break-downs. Anywayz, buy this album, I recomend it to any Sum fan, or any rookie fans, thsi album is discusting and I meant it. 100%. Hope this helps you out, NOW BUY IT!! I Whipe My Bum with Sum Fartie-One You guys chick ass!!! E KA HI!Read more ›
This is the perfect CD to describe what Sum 41 is all about... rock (hint, hint). The best song on the album is 88, closely followed by Pieces and We're All to Blame. 88 is brilliant, flawless, perfectly made. Pieces is one of the most incredible songs ever recorded. And We're All To Blame, although overplayed, is a great song too. This album is worth every penny.