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We Have Come for Your Parents
We Have Come for Your Parents
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1

"They're the most extreme band that I've ever worked with," explained Ross Robinson, record producer (Slipknot, Glassjaw, and At the Drive-In) and acknowledged figurehead of the nu-metal movement. He is talking of course ...  more »


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All Artists: Amen
Title: We Have Come for Your Parents
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Virgin Records Us
Original Release Date: 10/31/2000
Release Date: 10/31/2000
Album Type: Explicit Lyrics
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Style: Alternative Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724384997120, 766488387827

"They're the most extreme band that I've ever worked with," explained Ross Robinson, record producer (Slipknot, Glassjaw, and At the Drive-In) and acknowledged figurehead of the nu-metal movement. He is talking of course about his protegés, Amen, whose recording sessions have culminated in this Californian four-piece's second album, We Have Come for Your Parents, a 45-minute distillation of hardcore attitude, gothic self-hatred, and nihilistic death-metal grind. Oh, and some great tunes, as well. The most obvious is "May Day," which has frontman Casey Chaos flipping Mom's good ol' apple pie off the table, stamping it into the dirt and bellowing, somewhat mystifyingly, "Take your Bible! Burn it alive!" All this unmistakably top stuff is presented without a hint of dilution; Amen know they don't need to shoehorn in a ham-fisted hip-hop loop or uncomfortable junglist foray to get the kids on side. Mom and Dad, watch out--on We Have Come for Your Parents, Amen sound unstoppable. --Louis Pattison

CD Reviews

They're here because they probably hate you. | Mold, Flintshire Wales | 12/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Okay...I'm not personally surprised that not many people so far are keen on this album. People are saying such things as, "Amen are far too punk for me", and "the lyrics are no good". People are basically saying, "Amen isn't nu-metal. I don't like it."It's strikes me as being amazingly ironic.Amen is here BECAUSE people are fed up with your boring, repeatedly IDENTICAL nu-metal bands which are appearing out of every woodworm hole of every record label marketers desk. Amen is in your face. Amen is here to stay. If you don't like it, tough. It definately doesn't like you."
Anti-Bible, Anti-Censorship, Anti-EVERYTHING!
Andrew Estes | Maine | 12/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One thing that attracted me to Amen is the sincereity of their music. They seriously don't care what you think. A lot of bands use that as a gimmick, but no, this band seriously doesn't care if you like them or not. Casey Chaos is a truly torchered vocalist, and his rage is displayed even further on this, their sophomore effort. Listening to this at first I was like "Alright, a re-hash of self titled." But after more listens I discovered many hooks in the music. This band is growing. They have made slightly catchy riffs and still managed not to sound like they are in love or if their girlfriends are cheating on them. To me, this is a brilliant album, honest, and pure in every form. The opening track--"CK Killer" is short but sweet, and even though it is only 1:58 long, it is my favorite. Another standout is "May Day," a song against religion with some not-so-Jerry Falliwell-friendly lyrics. "Price of Reality," the disc's first single, is one of those catchier tunes and will definetly secure Amen's place in the current metal world.Judging by this CD, I think it is safe to say that Amen will be around for a long time. They just might be the next Black Sabbath, Metallica, Nirvana, or even Korn. They are the metal band of the new decade. That is how much I believe in this band."
DESTROYS the first one
Nation on Fire | Houston, Texas United States | 11/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Amen have just totally outdone themselves with this one. I knew that they were going to improve on what they had done with the first album, but this is way better than I expected. Everything about this album that could be better is; the music, the production, the energy, the intensity. From the second you hear the screams that begin "CK Killer" to the feedback filled ending of "Here's The Poison", it's nothing but balls out aggression and anger in a way that only Amen can do it. What makes it so good is that they were just as aggressive, if not more,but were able to write good songs and use actual melodies (even though you've gotta listen for them, and they are kind of rare). It's not sung melodies, but just a melodic sense that can run through the music itself. Casey Chaos has become one of my favorite vocalist's now, what he does isn't groundbreaking, and he doesn't have as dynamic as a voice as others, but he's got so much conviction in his voice that it's hard to deny it. About the best comparison I can make is a cross between Henry Rollins and Zack De La Rocha (when he screams and yells, not when he raps). Sonny and Paul have become much better guitarists since the first album, they have gotten much tighter and much heavier, but without sacrificing the style they had before that made them so different. Tumor's bass is much more noticeable this time, and as a result sounds much better than last time. Larkin is once again a complete monster on the drums, taking his simple but absolutely insane drumming style up a few notches. If you liked the first album, your definetly gonna like this one, and if you didn't like the last one, check this one out, because I think the changes will appeal to people who weren't fans of the first album."