Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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Mike | Long Beach, CA | 06/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Nothingface are a CLASSIC example of great hard music getting no notice because of the giant mainstream barrier that's been put up, seemingly to stop any band with talent to rise into MTV/radio airplay status. These guys are simply amazing and this album is among the best I've heard in the genre, ever, period.Take "Breathe Out" for example (my favorite song on the CD.) This song is more skillfully written and executed than anything you'll hear on the radio now - Korn and Limp Bizkit couldn't TOUCH Nothingface in that department. The searing riffs, climatic intro and killer vocal styles of the singer (and I say "singer" and really mean it here) definitely add up to make a classic metal anthem. Too bad 90% of the countless MTV-ites don't know who the hell these guys are, because missing out on songs like "Breathe Out" and "Villains" is a real downer - but oh well, the ones who really count in terms of their fanbase know who they are and love them for what they do, and the respect is definitely well-earned after listening to such awesome albums like "An Audio Guide..." Every single member stands out in some way on their own particular instrument; the most prominent here being the singer, as I said before. His Chino Moreno-esque melodic/harsh transitions (but not as high-pitched) really give the music a great atmosphere. Though countless other bands do this by now - Ultraspank and Kilgore come to mind first - Nothingface have a rare way of grabbing you by doing so. At first listen, I liked it better than "Adrenaline" by Deftones, and that says quite a lot.Overall, if you're into Primer 55, Staind, Sevendust, or even Sepultura, you'll want to pick this up. It's worth 10 stars and I'd give it that rating if I could, and you probably will too. Trust me."
Nothingface might be gone but their legacy lives
Tom Z | USA | 07/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What happens in America when a band proves time and time again they are the top of their class? Fame? Fortune? Respect? Unfortunatly not, what's more likely to happen is that they will be screwed over by their label, ignored for bands with 1/1000000 of their talent and then finally when it seems like their about to get a break, get dropped from their tour and label and have to quit because they just can't stand it anymore. In case you haven't figured it out, I'm talking about Nothingface. Who called it quits about a month ago. Enough of my b^tching about the American music scene though and onto the review.
Everday Atrocity is one of the only true gems produced in America and one of the most intense records ever. As far as this compares to the rest of the Nothingface catalog, I would say it's the best or shares that title with Skeletons. Somewhat lackluster production takes away from this a bit but not in a major way. Matt Holt sings/screams with an intensity somewhat lacking on later efforts and this is undoubtably his best performance ever. The guitars are nothing exceptional which is somewhat expected of this kind of straight forward music. You won't hear a million solos per minute or a hundred different genres crammed into a 40 minute song but they definitly know how to write riffs that add to the intensity of the album. The rhythem section holds very well in that somehow they make the insane intensity of this album catchy. If you like Slipknot, Fear Factory, Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall, Strapping Young Lad, God Forbid or any of the other bands that blend hardcore with singing vocals then you owe it to yourself to check out this album. If you haven't already, I recommend checking out the bands mentioned above in addition to this.
I know I already reviewed this, but....
Dead | Nowhere. | 10/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have to say something to "A music fan from Robbinsville, NJ United States" If you can't stand the lyrics, why don't you go back and listen to some bubblegum-pop for those non offensive lyrics. I think you read the lyrics and let them shadow your judgement. The singer is very good (Like to see you sing like that) The guitarist is also very good (I guess when you don't play guitar...) The bassist is again also very good. The lyrics may be graphic, but are very well written. Ether your one of those idiot mothers of the world, insisting that every movie should be rated g, and all music should be like Brittany Spears (God forbid!) Or your a wuss. I really don't care how graphic lyrics are (With the exception of Cannibal Corpse. Dude, if you want to be offended...) So how about you shut up and accept that if you don't like a band, that doesn't mean they're talentless. P.S. It's simple minded retards like you that spawn MTV and the likes, only caring on subject or image, never caring about how good the music is. If the band looks like some Baywatch guys, they're aways get radio time or MTV total request live time."