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Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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All Artists: fu manchu
Title: Daredevil
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Cube Farm
Original Release Date: 1/1/2003
Re-Release Date: 11/4/2003
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Style: Alternative Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 723724624528

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Heavy groovin' rawk
Tomas Ricardo | Indiana, USA | 03/17/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Uh, yeah, this stuff will get you goin'. Fuzzed out loud guitar riffs, Sabbath style, but no doom. This is So-Cal Desert bliss. Cars, speed, and... well... other stuff. It's almost all uptempo, a few pychedelic touches here and there, and way catchy, if you think that heavy earthmoving equipment can be catchy. And did I mention the killer drumming? The cool 'n sleazy fuzz guitar leads? Ah, man, just perfect.There are two divisions in the Fu story, Mark i and 2. This is the best album of early, Mark 1 material. Just about every song is good; the band sounds fresh and excited. Their next album, In Search Of, marks the end of Fu Mark 1, as a couple guys split to form Nebula afterwards. In Search Of sounds a little down; you can tell that they stopped having fun together. Unlike this album, which is a blast nonstop! After the split, The Action is Go probably gets the nudge as the best, though King of the Road is really good, too. Maybe a little too much compression sometimes, though.Daredevil and Action are the two best, IMHO, but this one has more lead guitar and that young, raw feel. Action is a little more polished, but has more moods and some different grooves. So there you have it. Buy this and play *really* loud!"
Fu Manchu at their best
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I haven't been into Fu Manchu all that long, but this is the best stuff I've heard. Not to say that their other albums lack at all, but Daredevil is really solid from start to finish.Im sure the band wasn't rolling in money at the time, but you would never guess because of the high quality sound. Daredevil is heavy enough for Electric Wizard fans, and has enough hooks for Kyuss and QOTSA fans. The guitar and bass are heavily distorted, drums are pounding, and vocals are sweet.Seriously, this album should sell way more copies than it does. If you like Fu Manchu even the slightest bit, buy Daredevil."
Probably their best
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For my money, the low-fi quality of "Daredevil" - displayed as well on "No One Rides For Free" and "In Search Of," their first and third albums, respectively - is what makes this album shine. There's something about the impossibly super-fuzzed, warm, heavy, gritty sound on this album that separates it from the heavier, ham-handed approach displayed on their later albums. Plus, the songs are just better on the earlier albums (pre-"Action is Go"). They sound too metal on the later stuff. The first three songs on this album are worth the cost of admission alone. Buy it."