Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|God Lives Underwater|
God Lives Underwater
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
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Definitely worth the money, describes the band well
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I think another reviewer described this album best when they said that although this album was high-priced for only six tracks, these are six great tracks. And, as this reviewer also truthfully stated, that IS more than most full albums can give you. After all, some of the best CD's ever released have been only EP's ("Opiate" by Tool and "Vempire" by Cradle Of Filth). All in all, this EP is some of God Lives Underwater's best work, compiled to give the listener a look into what this band is and their complex sound. If you want to check the band out before fully committing to buying their albums, this is a good starting point, as it describes the group's work best and captures the general feel of all their songs. The amazing trait that God Lives Underwater has is that there really isn't another band like them, that has the ability to combine hard alternative/grunge rock and intense techno/electronica, mix it all together and come out with pure industrial that has a vibe all it's own. Compiling fast, effect layered guitar lines with slick drum sampling, synthesized keyboards, and bass that can put lame hip-hop songs to shame, not to mention some of the most emotional lyrics that you can actully relate to, it's all individual and the group's very own. The only way to truly "review" this album is to break it down song by song, emphasizing each track. "Drag Me Down", the opening track, has a fast-paced, fierce drum machine beat pumping in the background over a wicked guitar line, none of which ever lets up the entire song. Definitely one of the band's most intense tracks, and probably the best on this EP. "No More Love" is the only song that is on both this self-titled EP and their first full studio album: "Empty". Also their first big single, it's a crazed mix of synthesizers and drums similar to "Nothing" and "Try" later on. Also, one of the bands better songs. "Lonely Again" is a slower song, the lyrics more touching and emotional than the anger and desperation of some of the other vocals, very similar to "23" off of "Empty". "Nothing", as stated before sounds alike to "No More Love". The synthesizers and zips in it measure up to some of today's most intense techno artist's work. The 5th song, "Try", is once again very similar to "No More Love" and "Drag Me Down". Still a good song, but probably my least favorite off of here due to the weaker chorus than some of the other tracks. However, the bass in this song makes up for the lack of a convincing chorus. It's purely explosive and on the right system sounds amazing. "Waste Of Time", the closing track, is very impressive as well. Very fast and intense, with relatable lyrics (talking about relationships gone awry I'm guessing). Even after a breakdown of every song, God Lives Underwater as a whole can't be emphasized enough. If you're into ANYTHING techno, industrial, alternative, or grunge, I have no doubt that you'll enjoy this. Also get "Empty", their first full album, which is basically an extension of this. "Life In The So-Called Space Age" is cool techno as well, but unfortunately the band gives up the live instruments for pure electronics. Their work is weird, cool, creative, and powerful. What's not to like about it?"
A Brief Introduction To A Great Band...
M. Jarrett | New England, USA | 02/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Although this ep is brief at just over 24 minutes long, God Lives Underwater self-titled ep is full of breakneck beats and adrenaline. It's absolutely worth finding."Drag Me Down" rages at a frantic pace with breakneck guitars, a speedy pace, and pure angst. The already known "No More Love" throttles at full speed and has an irresistible beat. "Lonely Again" is emotional, spacy, and heartfelt. "Waste of Time" has a Nine Inch Nails-ish feel, but make no mistake, it is God Lives Underwater's own. This self-titled ep introduces us to God Lives Underwater, and you'll find that their blend of rock and techno is rather refreshing. Even more so, it's an exhilarating blend that works in many ways. Give this one a spin, and also check out EMPTY."
Jon Johnson | San Francisco, CA USA | 04/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you want God Lives Underwaters finest work, pick this EP up. Not a band in existance sounds like these guys, but even if one did they couldn't pull off songs as great as these.Drag Me Down starts off the CD at a furious pace mixing a crazy guitar riff with a never let up electronic beat. No More Love follows with another electronic driven song with the back up guitars pumping in the chorus. Lonely again is the sentimental slow song with great lyrics. Nothing is a heavy song with a great chorus. The song Try is one you can put in your car (if you have some huge subs) and blow most rap songs out of the water. The bass throbs throughout this song...also one you can headbang like crazy to. Waste of Time has a chorus that seems strange and out of place when it hits in the song, but sounds great nonetheless.It may seem like a steep price for only 6 songs, but it's well worth it as every song is quality.This is how electronic music and rock should be mixed...this is a throughly original album (as is all of GLU's work) and will satisfy anyone looking for something out of the ordinary."