Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|God Lives Underwater|
Life in the So-Called Space Age
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
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Rock/electronic mix with muscle
J. Rossi | Downers Grove, IL | 06/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard about GLU a couple of years ago when this album came out. The first time I heard it I was astounded. The music is a perfectly blended combination of Depeche Mode on 'roids, electronic beats and noises, and industrial guitar riffing. The Intro builds up and segues into "Rearranged," a powerful anthem that turns up the intensity. "The Rush is Loud" amd "Dress Rehearsal For Reproduction" follow in much the same vein as "Rearranged" with loud, powerful choruses. "Medicated to the One I Love" is a little too long, but it works for the first 5 minutes and the last 3 minutes. This album will appeal to fans of guitar-based rock and electronic music along the lines of Depeche Mode, KMFDM, Nine Inch Nails, Stabbing Westward, and Gravity Kills. Recommended."
Upgraded Depeche Mode?
SiamSky (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Moscow, Russia | 10/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this album shocked me. i've never heard about this band before i found their song on a [Tribute to Depeche Mode] album - and it was the best song on the album (except Smashing Pumpkins of course!!!) whole album is the same. sounds-rarities, electronic and live instruments fusion. vocals are not the best although. last three songs reminded me Depeche Mode melodies and atmosphere but it was MUCH MORE better and non-pop than old mainstreamful DM. progressive electronic/ex-grunge people should buy this."
GLU changes their sound a bit... for the better? I think so
el_abrotsky | Florida, USA | 02/19/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Their first two God Lives Underwater albums (self-titled and "Empty") are pretty interchangeable. Both capture a similar sound, tame it, master it, teach it to sit, fetch, roll over, and even do backflips through flaming hoops while whistling "The Star Spangled Banner". So why stick with the exact same formula for this, their third album? No reason. The Beatles didn't keep the same sound for more than a couple years at a time. Same goes for Led Zeppelin. Same for KMFDM. Same for XTC. Same for Blur. Same for my Uncle Jim's garage band that "could have made it if it wasn't for that whole corporate rock movement". Same for... ah, you get the point. The whole point is you do something, do it well, do it really well, do it perfect, and then move on. That's what GLU did here. They moved on. And it was quite a good call. They concentrate here more on electronic beats and their amazing vocals that are so good sometimes perhaps they're a bit too pretty. They steer away from guitars, which makes a lot of sense, because they were never really great guitarists anyway (I really don't think any industrial-related guitar player is worth a dime with the sole and shining exception of Guenter Shultz, formerly of KMFDM and currently of the very awesome Slick Idiot). What results is a cleaner, catchier, better album, satisfying the music nerds and the mainstream fans all at once. And the old-school fans can't feel too left out either really. In some songs, namely the very good "Alone Again", GLU still have their old sound intact. They toured on this album and, although I didn't see them personally, I've friends who did and they were very impressed (considering nobody but yours truly had any clue who they were), which basically says one thing: GLU is a damn good group poised to kick even more a**. NOW WHERE IS THE NEXT ALBUM!?(actually, I think I read somewhere that another is on the way, but I think it was postponed or something)"