Ori Release '01 Debut album from Heavy Rock quintet with Dan Richardson ( Life Og Agony and Pro-Pain) Joey Zampella (Life of Agony) Corey Lowery (Stuck Mojo & Dark New Day). Co-Produced By Don Gilmore (Linkin Park Eve 6)... more » Rick Parashar (Pearl Jam A« less
Ori Release '01 Debut album from Heavy Rock quintet with Dan Richardson ( Life Og Agony and Pro-Pain) Joey Zampella (Life of Agony) Corey Lowery (Stuck Mojo & Dark New Day). Co-Produced By Don Gilmore (Linkin Park Eve 6) Rick Parashar (Pearl Jam A
"You really can't grow wrong with this cd. It's a really cheap cd and the cd is really good. I was kind of skeptical when buying this album, but just giving it one full listen, it really exceeded my expectations. They mix emotion through great vocals and lyrics, with heavy riffs that break out into great melodies, thundering drums, giving Steromud a sound that is Sterogreatness. What I like about this debut album is that the songs all range around, being different from one another. My favorite tracks include: "Leave", "Steppin Away", "Pain" and "Don't Be Afraid." The album's highlight comes from the title track "Perfect Self." It's a great acoustical song full of heartfelt emotion. Definatly give this band a look."
deftom | MD | 05/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, yesterday I went to a record store to get the new Staind cd, and since this record store has really good prices, I wanted to check out other bands that might occupy a twenty dollar bill, so, from hearing the "Pain" video by Stereomud on MTVX, I checked out the Stereomud cd...I thought, well, that song alone would be worth it, and when I got home, I put it in my stereo to check it out. Oh! I was in total awe of how good it was! I couldn't believe how melodic and powerful the music was! And how all the music just blends in amazingly! I will listen to this cd for a long time and can't wait until i can blast it in a car stereo! Great music for a metal fan! Cross between Godsmack, Nothingface, Reveille, Snot, and Taproot. All great bands, and Stereomud is a great band that is definitely worth $30. Leave (Back Up) - 10/10: Great opener, shows just how much they rock!Don't Be Afraid - 9/10: Good melody in lyrics and music is just rhythmatic.Old Man - 10/10: So awesome! Total blend in lyrics and music. Music just tears everything up!Pain - 12/10: Guitar totally great! Just blows you away on how good it is! Tied as best song.Steppin' Away - 6/10: Kinda repetative, but nonetheless good.How We Stand - 11/10: Totally heavy and just makes you wanna headbang!Down From Here - 7/10: Sounds like another song on the album, but chorus is really good.Sunlight - 8/10: Pretty good mellow song, maybe a little more heavyness in the guitar would help a lot. Chorus a strong point.Lost Your Faith - 10/10: Very good opening, gets in your head and catchy, but headbanging material.Get Me Out - 8/10: One of the weak points of the cd at beginning, but rest of the song lets you know how good they are.What - 12/10: Best song of cd, just tears everything up and gets in your face.Closer Now - 8/10: Pretty good. Chorus good as well as guitars.Perfect Self - 8/10: Good slow song, maybe a little more heaviness would make a great closing song."
Totally underrated band
R. Schroeder | 01/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ok so I came across this band last summer and was over-joyed when I did. This band is amazing, and very underrated. If you like bands like Sevendust or Godsmack I highly suggest this cd. The first two songs give a powerful opening, setting the stage for the rest of the album. It's bands like these I am grateful for when constantly surrounded by mainstream junk flooding the radios and always playing at nightclubs. A lil shimmer of hope that rock isn't dead."
An excellent surprise
Joe | Deep within Pennsylvania | 01/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Stereomud's debut album was an album that I ignored at first. The reason why I ignored it was because I thought "Pain" sounded just like every other new metal single, nothing special. However, my opinion of Stereomud would soon change. I saw them opening for Disturbed, Drowning Pool, and Adema back in 2001... and they were excellent. Completely blew Drowning Pool and Adema away, though they didn't top Disturbed (it's hard to outplay them). As a result of their live show, I became a fan.
This CD was a pleasant surprise for sure; they have a ton of energy, anger, and damn good lyrics and music. The first song "Leave" is excellent. It's heavy, angry, and it's got a lot of energy. "Don't Be Afraid", "Old Man", and "Pain" all keep the intensity up (yes, "Pain" grew on me as well). "Stepping Away" is a bit of a slower song for them, though it's not too slow, and it's excellent. One of the best on here. Now, the best song on here is "Lost Your Faith". This song is amazing, and very intense. As the heaviest, shortest song on the CD, it doesn't lose focus, and they don't let up. Excellent song. "Trick" is another good heavy song as well. The closer "Perfect Self" is a great song as well, it's softer than anything else on here, yet still kicks ass as a ballad.
In conclusion, this CD is great. Don't put these guys off because they sound a bit like Sevendust; because a lot of bands sound like Sevendust these days. Stereomud made a hell of a debut with this CD, and it's definitely one of the better new metal CD's out there. This one's worth checking out. 9/10."
Brilliant nu-metal, yet somehow forgotten
J. Moscatello | mt pleasant, sc United States | 12/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"stereomud got lost in the shuffle of the early 00's explosion of numetal.unlike alot of the other bands garnering recognition, stereomud had talent, and lots of it, and their music was fantastic to listen to-very reminiscent of sevendust (the bassist corey is the younger brother of clint,ex-guitarist of sevendust).each song really blows up in your face."leave" is a really call out song to everyone that tries to get in your way and "don't be afraid",a very personal song to erik's son, is a great listen."old man" gets creative with the use of sirens in the pre chorus."pain" was a pretty big impact single and a great catchy rock track."steppin away"-dang this song is great.best song on the album.crunchy riffs,catchy chorus,doesnt get better."how we stand" rips you in the face from the opening seconds, while "sunlight" and "get me out" are remade versions of older songs, which come out million times better than their awesome originals."get me out",formerly the osng "pace",is especially heavy in the chorus,a great head smashing listen."closer now" is a really heavy sendoff, but if you flip to track 23, "perfect self" is the nice mellow topping on an amazing disc.the weird effects thrown in every now and then give an eerie sense of wondering what is to come.this record is amazing-without a doubt.one of the best bands to emerge on the nu metal scene but too bad they didn't hang around.great album.BUY IT."