Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Adema are veterans of the Bakersfield, CA music scene: drummer Kris Kohls has played and recorded with Christian Death, Brides of Destruction (featuring Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue), and Videodrone (the first band signed to ... more »
Adema are veterans of the Bakersfield, CA music scene: drummer Kris Kohls has played and recorded with Christian Death, Brides of Destruction (featuring Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue), and Videodrone (the first band signed to Korn's record label Elementree); bassist Dave DeRoo has played in SexArt (Jonathon Davis of Korn's original band). The new voice of Adema, Luke Caraciolli, brings immense talent and enery into the mix, guiding Adema's sound into a new, more mature direction. A standout in the Southern California rock scene for years as frontman for Rewind Yesterday, Caraciolli possesses passion and control reminiscent of Maynard Keenan and Brandon Boyd.
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M. Randall | Allen Park, MI | 04/12/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Honestly the music isn't that bad, its just the fact that this is still called ADEMA that pisses us fans off. It is clearly not ADEMA anymore, not just because of the new singer, but the whole music experience is different in a whole. Not the nu-metal-ish type of thing they had going on before. They wanted to change completely it seems, which they did, but the name needed to change as well... Seems like they wanted to continue to use the title ADEMA simply to cash in on the name itself. What do you think would sell better, these 4 monkeys under a unknown name, or these 4 monkeys under ADEMA? Thats why they did it.
If you can overlook (which is very hard) the fact that this is longer the ADEMA we knew and loved, you may like this new band. But honestly as good as the music may be or could be one day, its hard not to compare to past times."
The new Adema...the BETTER Adema
B. Forrester | Maryland | 04/13/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I love the little children who sit around and whine and mope that how this band kept the name Adema. Last time I checked the band was called ADEMA not THE MARK CHAVEZ EXPERIENCE. The remaining 3/4 majority of the band chose to keep their band together along with the name and there's nothing wrong with that. Be pissed at Mark for leaving, don't crap on the new guy.
Here's my story with Adema. I liked Adema, but they weren't one of my favorites. I would pop in their "Unstable" album, sing along loudly with some of the better songs on the album. I sort of saw them as pop-metal, fun catchy stuff with some dumb lyrics.
When I saw this CD in the store I had no idea they even had a new album coming out but I hadn't even heard that Mark Chavez left the band. So imagine my surprise when I popped this in my CD player.
Now I no longer see them as pop-metal but sort of a grunge/alternative/nu-metal hybrid that reminds me of a lot of bands that got me into the rock in the first place. Luke Caraccioli has a much better range as a singer than Mark did. It creates a much more melodic and hormonious and enjoyable sound than their first two CDs.
The CD is not perfect. It starts with a bang (the first 5 tracks are killer) but 16 tracks and over 70 minutes later the CD is a little overdone. The should have cut out some of the lesser quality tracks ("Bad Triangle") for one.
But the new Mark-less Adema creates a good "debut" CD, and the band itself shows a lot more talent and potential than it ever did."
Album is better if you don't expect Old Adema
Philip Pigg | Midland Park, NJ | 01/17/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have to admit I wasn't thrilled to find out that this album wasn't the Old Adema - Marky Chavez. But their first album was so amazing I figured there had to me more to them than just their lead singer. So I bought the album anyway, and kept telling myself not to expect Adema.
The first time through I heard some promise, but was very disappointed with some of the vocals. Now that i've had a chance to adjust to the change, I actually really like the album. Most of the songs are good to quite good, and a couple are very good (Tornado & Better Living Through Chemistry).
They probably should have changed their name - they are a totally different band - but if they had I never would have bought the album. So in the end, i'm better off because they didn't!
If you're willing to try something new, I recomend this Album. If you're only looking for Chavez, google "Midnight Panic"."