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Genres: Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Downthesun
Title: Downthesun
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Roadrunner Records
Release Date: 10/1/2002
Genres: Rock, Metal
Styles: Alternative Metal, Death Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 016861842024, 016861842000

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Rare good numetal
ribcage | Lantana, Florida United States | 07/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"downthesun is, of course, numetal, but they were one of the few numetal bands out there that actually sounded good. The Slipknot references are pathetic. Slipknot is rap, barks, and sloppy music put together to sound heavy.Medicated--starts with some creepy samples and quick attacks of the guitar leading into a fast screaming verse...chorus of the two vocalists screaming at each other..sounds very nice...general heaviness..the ending is pretty cool...repeated fast screaming of "its a wonderful life" then "get all strung out" and ends with quiet samples of drugtalk with a creepy sample of a woman laughing repeating over and overWe All Die--slower screaming verse, fast scream/sing prechorus, and a very catchy singing chorus w/ the highpitched vocals going on in the backgroundEnslaved--once again starts out with some cool electronics, fun verse, but the chorus just doesn't do anything for me...the low point of the CD for meLucas Toole--a softer track, but it is very chilling..the screaming on this song is used very effectively and enhances the feeling...spinetinglingZero--electronic intro track for Pure American Filth...I usually don't skip over it because I like the slowdown before the assault of PAFPure American Filth--like I just said this song is pure assault..really gets the blood flowing...for the first 2 minutes that is...after that it turns into more or less random screaming of obscenities and such...but the first 2 minutes are my favorite part of the CDPitiful--the other singer sings on this one, and it really doesn't sound so great...but the background screaming is cool...after the first minute the song really picks upScapegoat--another one starting out with electronics...the verse isn't innovative, but it is very fun to listen favorite song as far as the electronics goListen--this is another of the three softer songs, and my 2nd favorite behind lucas toole...the singing is beautiful and goes with the music is relaxing and thoughtfulEye Confide--I didn't find this song really fantastic, but it is good...the ending is excellantJars--starts out with creepy glass jar noises...then goes right into the song...this one really showcases the screaming abilities of the two ends with a really creepy repitition of the line "you're safe with me" being sung, said, whispered..and finally ends with a few last breathsRevelations--I'm not crazy about long instrumentals, but this is definitely the best one I've ever heard"
This is how it should be
derek homeyer | waco, texas | 03/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Downthesun shows how real metal should be done. they are not a little boy band that knows how to strum a guitar and pluck a bass. three good, three evil to balance it all out to make one hell of album. if you wanna put a label on them, good luck cause it will take you the rest of your life to do it. the vocals are amazing, one singing about good the other singing about the negative side, the samples and keyboards are sick as well as the guitar,bass and's hard to explain it cause it is so original. Downthesun is Downthesun, nothing else like it, not a carbon copy, the real deal. pick this album up, once you get it in your head, you won't let it out or put it down."
"It's a wonderful life!"
Damian Gunn | I am everywhere | 01/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"downthesun is far from a Slipknot clone, and all the comparisons must be made by nu-metal haters who haven't truly given this band the time of day. They have brutally crushing riffs and disturbing lyrics sung with powerful determination. Breaking, thankfully, the mold of nu-metal rap/rock, downthesun has delivered to the masses a straight in your face powerhouse of metal that accomplishes more in a single debut then a lot of bands have done in a career.

Starting with the crushing `Medicated' which begins with eerie samples and abrasive drumming and closing out with the epic instrumental known as `Revelations' which is fantastic, downthesun delivers a brilliant album. Some tracks really stand out like the opener, the insane `Enslaved', the assault that is `Pure American Filth' and the eerily fantastic `Jars', but it's with tracks like `Lucas Toole' and `Eye Confide' where they really shine mixing outstanding melodic symmetry with insane bantering.

There is really nothing wrong with this album, besides the occasional misstep. Some tracks fail to stand out like others, but that's about the only thing that can be said. I guess that's not really a problem for it's not that any track is bad it's just that some tracks aren't as good as others. If you're a fan of nu-metal, metal or good in your face insanity then this album belongs in your collection!"