Invitation to the Dance
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London-Sire Records would like to introduce 40 Below Summer by giving you an Invitation To The Dance, their debut album produced by the legendary GGGarth Richardson (Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Kittie). The foundation of 40 Below Summer's music can be heard in the tight, percussive drive of their rhythm section. The aggressive, yet melodic, guitar work proves forceful in its innovation and true to its roots. Powerful vocals and a strong songwriting sensibility make 40 Below Summer's Invitation To The Dance a truly memorable work of art. Songs like "Rope" and "Wither Away" effortlessly take the listener to new dimensions in hard rock. "We The People" and "Sideshow" speak to you as much as they attack your senses. Creating songs with a lasting, "real" and unparalleled emotional intensity is the signature of 40 Below Summer.
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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.Read more ›
THE GOOD: 1)PASSION. Like I mention above, these guys play their hearts out. They yell and rock just like the pro's do. If you look hard enough, you will even find some melodies in there too. This band bears it's soul on this album. 2) TALENT. This band has the talent to make it big. Each member can play their respective instraments very well and the lead singers voice, actually there are two of them, blend well to create a powerful combo. 3)PRICE. It is not often that I can write this under "the good" section, but I found this one for like 11.99. Heck, anything under 13.99 is a good price. Nice job guys!
THE BAD: 1) SOUND. These guys sound more like musical chaos then a beginning band should. As I mentioned above, there is a looseness to the first 8 tracks or so. Everything seems all over the place and the breaks do not seem to gather the members back like a good break should. 2)EXPOSURE. I might have found this one for 11.99, but it was in a very unusual place. You might not be able to find this one out there friends and that is always a negative. 3) VOICE. Yes, the two singers do blend together nicely. But, they need to figure out what style they are trying to blend into. At times these guys seem to fight each other and the band follows them into this musical chaos. At others, they fit together nicely and the band follows them into musical order.Read more ›
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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! Read morePublished on March 24 2004 by mangled
This cd is one of the best Ive heard in a while. Some good tracks on it are Rejection, We the People, Rope, Falling Down and my favorite STEP INTO THE SIDESHOW. Read morePublished on March 4 2004 by MMAfan
There are really no words to tell you how much I love this album. When you first pick it up you expect the music to be too much, almost like a hardcore band, but that's not the... Read morePublished on Dec 31 2003
I was getting gas, and who did I see come out of a camper? these guys, they looked hardcore so i started chatting up with them, and i find out they are 40 below summer, so i went... Read morePublished on Nov. 19 2003 by Kankui
These guys are pretty bad@ss. The vocalist has a pretty tight voice reminiscent of old school deftones stuff. Read morePublished on Sept. 11 2003 by M Butler
this is one of those cds that takes awhile to get into.but once you start grooving, you wont be able to stop. Read morePublished on Aug. 26 2003 by J. Moscatello
I must admit I've only liked a few numetal songs such as Wait and Bleed and Not Falling but I heard about 40BS from a buddy of mine and they're simply amazing. Read morePublished on July 12 2003 by Mike Ostrowski
If you like numbers (those in the names of the bands like 36 Crazyfists), if heaviness altogether with a melodic base is what you value much then 40 Below Summer may easily be of... Read morePublished on June 6 2003 by vlad