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Quest for Certainty
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Revelation: 66 Unavailable for years "Quest For Certainty" is considered by many to be the best Shelter record ever. It was recorded with two different line-ups featuring Ray Cappo (Youth Of Today, Better Than A Thousand)... more »
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Revelation: 66 Unavailable for years "Quest For Certainty" is considered by many to be the best Shelter record ever. It was recorded with two different line-ups featuring Ray Cappo (Youth Of Today, Better Than A Thousand), Vic Dicara (inside Out, 108), Porcell (Youth Of Today, Judge, Gorilla Biscuits), Graham Land (Better Than A Thousand, Battery), and Sammy Siegler (CIV, Youth Of Today, Judge, Side By Side). Totally repackaged, the record delivers such hardcore classics as "Freewill" and the title track along with a cover of the Black Sabbath song "After Forever." "Quest For Certainty" is without a doubt one of the main reasons why Shelter has been so influential in both rock and hardcore over the years.
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Shelter is one of my favorite bands. You can always count on intelligent lyrics mixed with a fast-paced, "alternative" style music. "Quest for Certainty" is one of Shelter's older albums and does not have the sound of their last album "Beyond Planet Earth". It has a more stripped down sound. "Quest" is also more religious based than any other Shelter album. However, the lyrics tend to provoke thought more than "recruit". I enjoyed the point made in "In Defense of Reality" in which a comparsion is drawn in regards to the creation (the universe) without a creator (God, Allah, the winds, etc.) and how can there be a painting withoput a painter. "Quest" has 2 live songs, but they were sort of a dissappointment. Overall, a good album if you enjoy hardcore or emo-core type music, which I imagine you do if you are reading this review. Go ahead, buy it."
Quest for certainty
Slide Todd | Newcastle, Australia | 01/13/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Beyond planet earth and mantra were the only albums i had previously heard, quest for certainty is pretty different ( new band members each album produced except cappo ) yet similar. Musically isn't great , cappos voice is exceptional though . After forever could have been better with some more practice ( this version has nothing on the original or even Biohazard's version). But still Shelter's albums were never GREAT musically but this is still a ripper, and is very catchy ."
Todd | Cali | 12/13/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of my favorite Shelter albums. The reviewer below me makes a very valid point in that Shelter doesn't try and force Hare Krishna views on the person, they only give you something to think about."