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Process Of Belief
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The Process of Belief finds Bad Religion returning to their roots in two important aspects. First, original guitarist Brett Gurewitz has rejoined the ranks, bringing with him the taut songwriting skills that made Bad Religion hardcore pioneers in the mid-1980s. Secondly, the band has returned to Gurewitz's successful indie imprint Epitaph after years on a major. The result is an album that captures the clean joy and vigor of melodic hardcore without sacrificing its moral core. Songs like "Supersonic" and "Prove It" are fast, catchy, and irresistible examples of the kind of prime ADD punk that's over before you know it. But the likes of "Materialist" and "Kyoto Now" find Bad Religion at their best. Greg Graffin sings at one point that "you might not think that there's any wisdom in a f***ed up punk rock song," but his rants against global pollution, ambition, and family politics prove otherwise. There are a few surprises as well--"Broken" is almost an acoustic chart anthem while "Bored and Extremely Dangerous" could be a Sebadoh song. In all, The Process of Belief is confirmation that you don't need big shorts and a low IQ to make a prime-grade punk rock album. --Ian Watson
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With the release of "Process of Belief", the band has my renewed apreciation. It also has me dusting off my older BR CDs and rocking out to them nonstop. I'm glad to see them once again pioneering the punk rock scene, and even blowing away the newcomers. I'd also like to note that as good as this and their older albums are, Bad Religion is one of those bands that is 50 times better in concert.
Oh, and as for the moron who said they were ripping off Good Charlotte, sure... They were just sitting around one day watching MTV & taking notes. Then they got in their friggin time machine and went back twenty years. That's exactlly what happened.
If you are a fan of Good Charlotte, Blink 182, Sum 41 or the like, then pick up a copy of this CD, "No Control", "Suffer", or any one of their older CD's. This will show you where it all started. Not to mention the fact that it will get you listening to better music.
1. Supersonic (5/5) - Blazing punk glory, catchy and good lyrics
2. Prove It (5/5) - Same
3. Cant Stop (5/5) - Same again
4. Broken (5/5) - Great new sounding Bad Religion song, its got an acoustic guitar and it was on the radio.
5. Destined For Nothing (3/5) - Good but not great
6. Materialist (3/5) - Also good but not great
7. Kyoto Now (5/5) - Great political punkrock song
8. Sorrow (5/5) - A classic, a perfect and catchy punkrock song
9. Epiphany (5/5) - Almost sounds like a Red Hot Chili Peppers Song at first, great alternative/rock song.
10. Evangaline (5/5) - really catchy punk song
11. The Defense (5/5) - Great alternative rock song here too
12. The Lie (4/5) - Good just not one of the better ones
13. You Dont Belong (5/5) - A little slower and different, a great song tho.
14. Bored And Extremely Dangerous (4/5) - Good but not the best
Conclusion: Ive had this CD for 2 years and i still listen to it all the time! Its awesome any fan of punk or rock should pick it up!
Very best songs:
I have the new album i listen all the cd is very good , awesome, the angeles is burning is a so so song, it have a 5 or 6 first songs very fast, the overture is great,and sinister rouge is like supersonic very fast and good, Love again...the last song is beautiful , in this cd Greg Graffin work more in the changes of his voice and explore similar styles in the slow songs ,very similar of his solo proyect, but more fast and strong,very good cd 4 stars for this too, this cd is in internet a few of weeks, very difficult of find.
This record really succeeded in bringing a feeling of overwhelming guilt over me, and should for most of society. Their comment's about society, religion, perserverence and defiance sunk in like a dagger. And my heart is still bleeding.
As far as how this album sounds: their sound is very refined for a punk band, and the melodic vocals really add to the meaning of the songs. The album starts fast, and continues with a biting pace for their first songs, and slows in the middle. But their meaning never escapes. Brilliant album. For fans of punk and casual listeners alike.
Off topic: The Bad Religion/Good Charlotte debate is pointless. Yet another rift in the generation gap widens. Younger listeners who dismiss Bad Religion as being too old to be good are the most ignorant listeners in the world, and really only follow popular radio tunes, rather than looking to any kind of music for inspiration. Paradoxically, if someone wants to listen to Blink or Charlotte then by all means go ahead. It is just a shame to dismiss Bad Religion.
Most recent customer reviews
when I heard The Defense on the radio I thought Bush had a new album out. But I found out that it was Bad Religion and I was blown away. Anyway, just wanted to share that story!Published on June 16 2004 by Slothmo
I loved Bad Religion, but then this album came out. It is the most horribly written album and horribly sounding, because it was the band feeling pressure by the fans to put out a... Read morePublished on May 29 2004 by Darren Richardson
All their songs sound the same. I can't think of a more annoying singer than the lead singer of Bad Religion. Read morePublished on April 27 2004 by Skippy
Now, we all know Bad Relgion has been playing the same song with different lyrics for 20 years, and i have enjoyed every minute and word of it i might add. Read morePublished on Jan. 13 2004 by Jared T. Whalen
For anyone who truly loves Bad Religion, this is a tasty treat. IT totally kicks ass...nice sounds, killer lyrics, its just an all around good cd. BUY IT NOW DAMMITPublished on Dec 21 2003
It is to my untimely shame to admit that this is my first Bad Religion CD. I cannot believe it after hearing The Process of Belief. Read more