5.0 out of 5 stars surprise...
Well, i dont like nu-metal and i never will but i quess i can get into 40 below summer because their music is much more then just nu-metal! I heard bout 40 below summer on the radio they played falling down--awsome track! Over-all,realy surprising and well done stuff with an original sound...40 below summer outshines with every song sounding perfect. Buy it!
Published on Mar 24 2004 by mangled
3.0 out of 5 stars 3 and a half, actually...Good Stuff
I heard about this album from a magazine so I just went out and bought it on a whim. It's much better than i expected but not spectacular. Its def worth owning though. 40 Below Summer is a very original sounding band, which is hard to do nowadays. I give them credit for somewhat setting themselves apart from the rather bland nu-metal scene. They are a very good blend of...
Published on April 24 2003 by Stevox
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5.0 out of 5 stars surprise...,
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT CD,
4.0 out of 5 stars Invite me to the Dance,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing debut.,
what's great about the cd is the style changes so much and the patterns in the songs change so much; it's frantic...yet, seemingly well organized. the guitar players thrive off each other, you can tell by their in-your-face guitar riffs that just go back and forth from player to player. they feed off each other and it works. their vocalist is also insanely talented. i think he holds back a little with his melody, but he has a great voice. whether he's singing, screaming, or flowing...it sounds good.
1. We the People: good opener. good live song. "we the people must jump" it's an in-your-face nu-metal anthem that Slipknot fans everywhere should love.
2. Rope: great song. the lyrics are quite depressing, but the song is great. their are some bad attempts at voice alters in this song...it's actually the only semi-weak song on the cd and it's not even that bad really, just when the voice alterings come in at the very end.
3. Still Life: this is a cool song. these guys have this cool sound that rap-rock SHOULD sound like. he's rapping, but he's screaming while doing it; so it sounds tough.
4. Wither Away: this song, i always thought, should've been a single. it's catchy. it's not as heavy as the other songs, so it leaves a lot open. this is the most radio-friendly song on the cd, this or "we the people."
5. Step into the Sideshow: this song is intense. live, it's insane. it has a punishing double-bass, anthem feel. it's sure to leave mosh pits everywhere jumping.
6. Falling Down: my favorite song on the cd. it's the definition of their sound. deep, honest lyrics, double bass, killer riffs, that crazy scream-rap sound. it's great. the bridge is amazing and really shows off this guys vocal chops.
7. Smile Electric: i used to not like this song, but it grows on you. it's great stuff. it's insanely heavy. "don't you give up your smile"
8. Rejection: the other favorite song on the cd. it's a song about, duh, rejection...mainly the "why" part. it starts off very slow and the singer just kinda speaks through some kind of effect and talks of the addiction to the person the song is written for and slowly begings singing then it busts apart after the chorus. this song is a great introduction to their sound.
9. Power Tool: this is a really great song. more melodic than most. still very good though. this is a good intro to the sound of their next cd, The Mourning After.
10. Drown: a dark, slow, creepy song about depression. it picks up towards the end. this shows off the singers talents as a writer and his chops. amazing stuff. lots of potential.
11. Minus One: crazy, in-your-face guitar riffs that thrive off each other. back and forth. seriously, it's like these guys were born to play guitar in the same band.
12. Jonesin: this song starts off sounding kinda like "minus one" but evolves into a more melodic song towards the middle-end of the song. makes a good closer to the cd.
THE BOTTOM LINE: if you are a fan of ANY nu-metal, hardcore, or even rap-rock group...check these guys out. they blend it all together and pull it off better than just about anyone else i've heard to it. i would also reccommend their first cd, Side Show Freaks, if you can find it; and their new cd, The Mourning After.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Album,
GO BUY THIS ALBUM NOW!
4.0 out of 5 stars definitely not bad,
4.0 out of 5 stars give it more than one listen,
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Amazing!,
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 above this summer,
The heavier (and screamier) tunes are what they do perfectly: starting from We The People, the great opener for the cd, going further with Rope, one of the most original songs here, and Step Into The Sideshow, the heaviest and fastest track to impress even the Slipknot fans, and never stopping until the last one Jonesin', the songs are all great, originally sounding, and really memorable due to both vocals and instruments playing.
The slower ones are hardly much worse at the same time: Whither Away, or Drown, or even Power Tool, all have the heavier moments and the proper screams, being very melodic and catchy, and only emphasize the good sound of the rest fo the songs.
A really good collection of the nu-metal pearls, a really nice debut. Where are you guys now?
3.0 out of 5 stars 3 and a half, actually...Good Stuff,
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