Pretty damn good stuff that most people won't hear...
Joe | Deep within Pennsylvania | 11/22/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well now. It's been 3 years since this one was released, and the genre of new metal is pretty much dead. Lifer is no more, and 2 of their original members have found success (and an excellent band) in Breaking Benjamin. But the point of this isn't to rant about that stuff, it's to say that this CD is pretty damn good. Not the most original CD in the world, nor the greatest, but it's got some good songs on it, therefore I like it.
Highlights- Well, the vocals are solid, and Nick (I forget his last name) does a good job of mimicking Phil Anselmo and Maynard at times. However, he does a good job of singing as himself, and his vocals really stand out on tracks like "No Need", "Swallow", "Breathless", "New", and "Not Like You". Actually, his singing is excellent on most of this one. His rapping isn't as good, but it's decent. The band is solid as far as guitar, bass, and drums go but it's nothing really special. The DJ isn't necessary, and doesn't add much. For some reason though, I think this is a good CD. Probably because Lifer was better than a lot of other bands and just didn't get heard for some reason. I'd recommend this for fans of Linkin Park, Breaking Ben, Papa Roach, and other new metal bands.
Best songs: Swallow, No Need, New, Heave, Not Like You, Breathless.
This CD will be buried with me
Tone Loc | 04/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My Lifer CD will forever remain my all time favorite disk in my large library. Ever since I saw them on Battle of the Bands... I knew they would be huge one day. Unfortunately I was wrong. I didn't know what happened to Strangers with Candy, until one long awaited day in Best Buy I saw their CD! I had to have it so I begged my dad to let me pay him back for it. Since that day I have breathed Lifer. I even ordered their indie relase entitled "IV". Now they have lot everybody but Cory and Chris, one of the x-members is in Breaking Benjamin (also very good). Now they are called myDownfall, and I still burn for new materials. But this CD is by far beyond just some nu-metal stuff. It's substance in words and music. If nothing at all give it a listen. The hidden track on 12 starting at 4:20 is the best piece of writing and acoustic I've heard from any nu-metal band in my life. I emplore you to listen to at least something from this CD, it's well worth every cent you can spend on it."
Give them a chance
vlad | Moscow, Russia | 06/04/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Nobody nowadays is that original to blame these guys named simply Lifer for sounding slightly similar to anything else in the nu-metal genre. Being not too much unique doesn't mean being untalented or too much boring. Even if it does for someone, try to get your own opinion of the band, and give them a chance: you'll find out they're never worse than a bunch of the nu-metal players, and I would rather avoid comparing them with something like Incubus.Most of the tunes are highly memorable and joyful: My Room, Ugly, Swallow, No Need, New, Not Like You, and Breathless will keep you impressed with good melodies, powerful heavy guitars, nice vocals, and not so stupid lyrics. Heave (the heaviest track here), and a bonus track will greatly add to the picture, as well as, probably, some other, not mentioned yet songs from the cd.The good music for anyone who's into nu-metal, and a perfect one for those who like a not-so-heavy stuff."
This CD was AWESOME
Non-Violent Offender | Ga | 08/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I heard LIFER almost 10 months before their CD came out. The first song i heard by them was their 1st studio version of "boring" when they were just coming out after joining in '99. I thought the song was pretty good so i stuck with them. Once thier CD came out they had completely changed from the first few songs i heard by them in the past. They made everything BETTER. This CD is good from beginning to end. I recommend u should buy this CD if you're into heavy but melodic music."