Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
After We Go
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Good as always, but it's tougher to get into
J. Moscatello | mt pleasant, sc United States | 02/28/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"i loved every second of tantric's debut-the intricate guitar work made me fall in love with the band.now with their second album, the guitar work is still there, but it is heavier by their standards.i think the classic "acoustic sounding" sound that they brought to the table on their first disc gave the band their signature style, and i do hear it with this album, just not in large quantities as the last cd.i also find myself having to listen to songs several times to get into them, rather than with the first album, i was jamming out to every song upon first listen.this is a great album, don't get me wrong, and i will continue to listen, but if checking out this band for the first time, stick to the debut for now.good effort guys.for fans of shinedown,3 doors down,revis,fuel,and days of the new (features former members of DOTN)."
Great songs, but too AIC
Robert VerBruggen | USA | 05/30/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This record solidly avoids the infamous "sophomore slump." It is a well-done but unsurprising follow-up to the group's 2001 self-titled debut.
The album changes little in terms of style: take Alice in Chains, subtract some metal, emphasize the acoustic guitars and add some pop. No song from the new release would seem out of place on the debut.
On the one hand, the music is instantly recognizable as Tantric, and after only one release this is an accomplishment. On the other hand, only AC/DC can get away with releasing the same album more than a few times in a row.
One advantage After We Go has, however, is its more consistent quality. Though there is no track of smash-hit single caliber (like the first record's "Breakdown"), all of the songs are catchy enough to be played on the radio. This contrasts sharply with the hit-and-miss nature of the group's debut.
The only disappointment is the Fleetwood Mac cover "The Chain." A successful cover has to be either (a) better than or (b) radically different from the original. "The Chain" is neither, keeping the original vibe while changing the chorus melody just enough to make it sound wrong.
To the recording's credit, though, it nicely brings out the verse's harmonized vocals in a way that screams Alice in Chains.
The other 11 tracks are full of innovative guitar work, catchy melodies and haunting vocal harmonies. Some standouts are the "Breakdown"-reminiscent "Hey Now," the chilling title track and the heavy "Before."
Hopefully, future Tantric releases will branch out beyond their current sound. Most importantly, they will need to establish an identity free of Alice in Chains references to stay relevant. But After We Go is worth picking up in the meantime for anyone who liked the band's debut."
Was a bit skeptical at frist
T. Ulreich | IL | 06/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"but...this is a great follow up from there debut, i highly recommend this cd to anyone. the remake of the chain by fleetwood mac is brilliant. i never really got into tantric until now but i dont know why. there debut is really good to. hey now is also a great song but there are so many other great tracks on this cd as well. so go do yourself a favor and buy this cd and days of the new if you like it."