Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Am I Blood|
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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Mark Horvath | Inside a Hallowed Mind, Earth | 07/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ok first off i am going to be totally blunt. If Metallica progressed to this after the Black Album, they would still be getting frequent spins in my cd player. But considering they did not, its few and far between. Many people consider Am I Blood to be nothing more than a more aggressive Metallica hybrid. Not true my friends. Though the vocalist does ring a slight Hetfield attempt, the music blasts through you like a tank on 11 tracks and the journey is not like a death metal clipping where every track is downtuned and heavy, nor is this a progressive release where everything is mindbinding and unpredictable. Am I Blood can be predicted at times, but this is not necessarily a bad thing.
Take tracks 2-5 as a good example. Examination is a straight edge song as is The Day Will Be Executed, however the latter possesses more melody and experimenting within its ranks. Segregated Holocaust is easily my pick for favorite song on the album as its gotten repeated spins for around a year now since i purchased the cd. Its a slow, fire breathing dragon that takes twists and turns like you wouldn't belive. Then Suicidal Solution resumes the aggression.
The man who claimed the lyrics to this album are unintelligent obviously never examined the book. Talk about intricate vocal patterns and thoughtful lyrics. You will listen to some of these songs and wonder how he is saying these intricate passages. Once again i turn to Segregated Holocaust for an example. While the chorus is rather bland and simple, the verses are far from it. This balance creates a perfect vocal song. Who ever said "exit light, enter night, take my hand, we're off to never neverland" was Einstien-worthy?
If you like Metallica and want to see which direction they would've taken had they become a more challanging, agressive band, check out Am I Blood and be amazed. This is powerful, potent stuff that will hit you hard then hit you again when you begin to think about it later. You then realize that these powerful anthems never really leave your head.
1998's MOST UNDERRATED METAL BAND - AM I BLOOD"
Chad E Bouley | USA | 12/12/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"when is the last time you've heard a band that was as good as Metallica. And Yes it is true that do resemble them quite remarkably even though they do seem to be a little more melodic. But anyway With Metallica edging closer and closer towards the awful light of alternative metal, we still need a band that can pick up where they left off after ...And Justice For All. I've listened already to 2 of their 3 albums, and i was impressed to say the least, their riffs are very heavy, and at times very soothing. I would say that if your looking for some good thrash look no further."