- Audio Cassette (Jun 20 1995)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Sony
- ASIN: B000002B87
- In-Print Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
|1. Israel's Son|
|4. Pure Massacre|
|6. Leave Me Out|
|7. Suicidal Dream|
Fave tracks as of right now: Israel's Son, Faultline, Undecided, Pure Massacre, and Shade.
Firstly, I, like few others, often laugh at the comparisons between Daniel Johns of Silverchair and Kurt Cobain, and for a different reason to most people. Daniel Johns is Daniel Johns, not a Kurt Cobain double. Why compare them? Daniel doesn't look like Kurt, doesn't sing like Kurt, doesn't play like Kurt, and doesn't sing like Eddie Vedder as Courtney Love once felt she (for some reason) had to point out. Those who feel Silverchair aren't anything special are either Seattle based grunge fans, or fans who don't really appreciate grunge if it isn't from the United States. Having said that, there is absolutely nothing wrong with Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden or any other similar grunge bands of the past - they're just different to Silverchair.
The only thing that could have been better in this cd was the lyrical content as it is, at times, a bit simple and predictable. Still, the boys were around 14-15 when this was recorded.
Everything else about this cd is awesome. John's vocals are good; the riffs are excellent and packed with raw energy, harder and heavier than most other similar bands - just listen to 'Madman'; there are standouts, particularly 'Tomorrow', but there are no bad or any throw-away tracks.
If this was really such a bad-try-hard 'copy' of early 90s grunge bands, there wouldn't be so many people out there wasting their time defending this cd and this band with objective and good reviews. If you're on the 'Silverchair are tryhards' bandwagon and you have never even heard the band play before, jump off it!, and give it a listen. You won't be disappointed.