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III (2-Disc Deluxe Guitar Tab Edition)
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Deluxe UK two CD edition of their 2009 album includes a bonus CD that contains four demos plus 11 mixes without guitar (tabs for all songs are included to play along) and two 2-sided posters. 2009 release from the Canadian Punk/Alt-Rock quartet. The album was produced by Brendan O'Brien. Billy Talent III sees the band return to their Grunge roots and influences, taking on an altogether heavier, dirtier sound - whilst still injected with the explosive energy and sharp Punk Rock twist that typifies the band's inimitable style. The album also signals the band's first studio recordings since 2006's Billy Talent II, apart from the Red Cross charity single 'Turn Your Back', which was recorded with Anti-Flag singer Justin Sane, and is included on the record. Includes the single 'Rusted From The Rain'. Atlantic.
The "Guitar Villain" deluxe edition of the album includes a second disc of the album with the guitar tracks removed from the mix so fans can play along. It also includes two full size posters with entire album transcribed into guitar tablature. The second disc also includes four early demo versions of tracks from the album.
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1. It's the kind of band that grows on you. Odds are when you first listen to a Billy Talent song, you won't instantly fall in love with it and realize you'll enjoy this band for the rest of your life. It might take a couple of replays to see the beautiful, unique structure of every song, with Benjamin Kowalewicz's fantastic vocals and perfectly played guitars making it nothing short of amazing; but you'll catch on eventually, much like many fans did after a few listens to their second album's "Try Honesty" and their third album's "Red Flag". Even if you don't love a song, you'll find yourself humming its tune at some point. They're all incredibly catchy.
2. "Different" doesn't necessarily mean "bad". Some older fans have been coming down on this album for being different from its predecessors, and yes, it's certainly different. But it's still very good -- the qualities that set Billy Talent apart from other bands are still there and going strong. And I find it rather absurd when critics say that the band has lost its "heart", with some songs proving otherwise pretty vehemently (such as "Saint Veronika" and the tragic "White Sparrows", which you might think is corny or whatever on first listen, but is actually quite heart-wrenching). "Billy Talent III" is just as good as "Billy Talent" and "Billy Talent II", and I'd bet money on it.
3. Billy Talent stands out for a reason, but it's hard to pinpoint it. In a time where most good rock bands have given way to boy bands that sing about nothing, this band is truly unique. It's not exactly about soft ballads and tenderness, but it's not screaming boys with bad hair who cut themselves either; it doesn't pretend to be anything, it's good music in its own right that's kind of hard to place. I've heard it said that Benjamin Kowalewicz has a "weird voice", but it's very easy to love and it manages to get places other singers don't. Especially now that he's toned down the screaming, Kowalewicz's vocals are incredibly impressive and the instrumental work that comes with it can make you sway in no time, without you even noticing. They're eccentric and unusual but still manage to fit into the mainstream, creating a nice musical avenue for people who don't want to go too crazy but don't want to settle either.
So, to sum up, you should definitely give this album a chance. It's not for everybody, but real Billy Talent fans will not be disappointed, and new listeners would enjoy it too with the right mindset. As for me, my iPod's probably getting sick of playing it by now. 5/5
I, for starters, wasn't too big a fan of their debut, it was just a tad bit too new-wave for my tastes. And then Billy Talent II came... whoa. MAJOR step up. Definitely an early departure, but still a good one- had a lot of good catchy rockers and a lot of good ballads. I saw Billy Talent live on support of that tour back in '07 at Rexall Place on January 25th, with openers Anti-Flag, Rise Against and Moneen. What a great show it was, it was probably one of the best shows I've seen, I'd place it in 3rd position on my favorite shows list.
2009 has not been a very good year for new music, really. There have been a lot of boring and half-arsed efforts from good bands (Alexisonfire, Green Day, Heaven and Hell, Dream Theater, etc.) And I thought Billy Talent could not be any better, but boy was I wrong! This is probably their best effort. Definitely better than Nickelcrap and the other stuff we've been getting this year.
It's a very different effort from the band, but still maintaining that Billy Talent sound. Ben's vocals are top notch, the musicianship is amazing, etc. Not one weak song on here actually, every song is memorable and worth a listen. Some of the best tracks include the killer opener "Devil on my Shoulder", "Tears Into Wine", "Turn Your Back", and "Diamond on a Landmine".
The only thing I don't like is some of the song titles (Definition of Destiny, Pocketful of Dreams, Sudden Movements, etc.). But other than that this is a great album and maybe their best. I'm sold, hit me with Billy Talent IV!
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