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Dark album for dark souls
Hater of the Human Race | Under a Serpent Sun in Cincinnati, Ohio | 05/10/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm usually more into technical chaotic stuff like death and black metal and I really have a strong hate for the mindless "music" of KoRnY, Gimp Bizquick, and Kid Rock and the pontificate attitudes that go along with it. BUT I must give Fred Durst some credit though, he does at least know some good music when he hears it, the signing of Cold is proof of this. This music isn't the most technical you'll ever hear, but they sure can hold their own on their instruments. Scoot Ward's lyrics do get a bit repetitious, but also have a disturbing quality that I find very appealing. Every song on this album is very passionate in a paranoid and depressing kind of way. There have been many nights that I've spent in the dark listening to this album. Definitely not recommended for happy people. If you like Radiohead's "O.K. Computer" or Staind's "Dysfunction", this album will probably sit well in your cd collection."
An Amazing Band?..
Doesn't Matter | New York City, NY | 05/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I actually got 13 Ways to Bleed first, and then came back and got the debut album. Both albums are just incredible. This album starts off hard with a pair of very angry and very aggressive songs, "Go Away" and "Give". Then the album has an abrupt change of pace with "Ugly". "Ugly" is simply one of the most amazing songs ever written. It has a very soft, slow ballad feel to the music and the lyrics are quite pointed. While every song on this CD is great, the standouts other standouts are "Insane" and "Goodbye Cruel World". Scooter Ward has a captivating voice, very dark and melodic. He knows when to sing and he knows when to scream. The drums and bass are simply amazing; Sam and Jeremy pair up for one of the most incredible rhythm sections ever. The guitar is sharp and catchy. The album is just not normal, and that's a great thing. The band is very heavily into distortion here, and that's not a bad thing. They use it well. The music here is very genuine and the lyrics have this amazing ability to be quite meaningful and deep, without being pretentious. They know how to maintain a level of simplicity to allows an abrasive sound actually come across as quite beautiful. It's a very dark, very heavy, very melodic, very beautiful album. I think if you've ever wondered what The Cure or Depeche Mode would sound like if they were brutally hard rock, this is it. And it's amazing."
So dark, you can't even see it
Andrew Estes | Maine | 01/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For most people who just discovered Cold, if you listen to this CD and compare it with 13 Ways To Bleed Onstage, you might be surprised at how their debut CD is much angrier, frustrated and depressing than the newer stuff. The music is pretty simple, but still rocks. Scooter's voice is great on this album. They do a lot more acoustic songs, which is nice, because I think bands like Cold really shine the best through their acoustic numbers. Some songs seem almost over-the-top depressing, especially "Insane." "Give" is my favorite track, a very fast, but emotional track with a great chorus. Fred Durst (love him or hate him) really made a great discovery with this band and I cannot wait for their 3rd CD."