Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Rock, Metal, Christian
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C. Murphy | Winfield, KS | 04/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For those seriously shopping for a new CD and are considering this one, ignore all the other reviews that keep saying "this CD rocks! Buy it!" While I agree, remember that no matter how many comparisons Project gets to P.O.D., they are not P.O.D. If you're looking for a more melodic sound, stick with P.O.D. or some of Project's later releases.
As for this CD, expect only two things. Hard, driving guitar chords with a driving beat, and lyrics that are best described as poetic. This is one of those few CD's where I can sit down and read the lyrics and get as much out of them as listening to the music.
This CD really shows Andrew Schwab's intentions when writing a song. Not to make you sing along or tap your foot, but to make you think. Sometimes he does this job all too perfect. I often find that the words of this CD get stuck in my head more than the music itself.
So, before you click that button to put this in your basket, remember to do a few things. Listen to the samples, ask yourself if you're in the mood for deep thinking, and check to make sure your walls are strong enough for you to slam into them without breaking."
Projecting the true powe of music
E. Peltier | North Arlington, New Jersey United States | 02/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"At the forefront of the current heavy music revolution is the Southern California influenced rapcore scene. With so many Adidas-donning commercial heros capitalizing on this up-and-coming street level sound it is difficult to imagine anything not of the cookie-cutter mold coming out of the genre. There is however, one California band that is staying true to their own musical directions and creating in-your-face metal outside of the corporate circle. Though California natives Project 86 are not breaking any new ground with their self-titled debut on BEC records they are however infusing new life into this now commercialized sound and making bodies move. Touting their own unique song writing flavor, P86 have carved themselves out a niche in the new-school metal world that is uniquely their own. At times, it seems as they have collectively infused the progressive sound of Tool with the hardcore smarts of Biohazard and the flow and feel of older Rollins Band. The conglomeration of styles adds to the slamming excitement of the quartet's neveau-hardcore sound. The vocal attack led by front-man Andrew Schwab has smooth rhythmic flow without being overly hip hop influenced. Place that over the subtle nuances of Randy Torres' riff laden guitar sound and the groove-heavy bottom-end of drummer Alex Albert and bassist Steven Dail and P86 are ready to make an impact in the pits. Helping to add to the aggressive edge of the album was producer Bryan Carlstrom (Biohazard, Anthrax, White Zombie, Jane's Addiction). P86's lyrics effect the soul as much as the music drives the body. Typical of many hardcore influenced bands the album takes a long, hard look at life and the struggles within each of our daily routines and how to survive and overcome. The street-wise edge of the words drives the point home with poignant examples of urban life and personal struggle along with a heartfelt Christian message. The words join with the music in a bond of sheer mayhem created to move bodies and minds alike in ways they have never been moved before. So call it controlled musical aggression. Call it progressive sounding hardcore. Call it new-school metal with a twist. Call it whatever you want because Project 86 are all about making the listener reconsider what the true power of music is."
Best so-called christian band out there
ray p. | north carolina,usa | 03/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i never really liked christian bands until i bought project 86's first cd.in my personel opinion, they are better than the likes of rage, limp,or even korn.and as far as there lyrics go,those other bands don't even come close.i've never heard a band of such high quality musically,and that has challenged me spiritually except for project.p.o.d. is a far second.if you're looking for a cd that is as good if not much better than limp or korn and that might help you in your relationship with God,project 86 is the best one out there.by the way i bought there new cd about 2 weeks ago and it's even better than the first one.all i can say is watch out main stream."