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Education in Rebellion
Union Underground
Education in Rebellion
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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Union Underground's debut album is a bit of a mixed bag. Though they come from the industrial end of heavy metal, they're at their best when they incorporate the back-to-basics Southern grind of Monster Magnet and White Zo...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: Union Underground
Title: Education in Rebellion
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 4
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 7/18/2000
Release Date: 7/18/2000
Album Type: Explicit Lyrics
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Style: Alternative Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074646777824, 5099749880023

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Union Underground's debut album is a bit of a mixed bag. Though they come from the industrial end of heavy metal, they're at their best when they incorporate the back-to-basics Southern grind of Monster Magnet and White Zombie on excellent tracks such as "Turn Me on 'Mr. Deadman'" and "South Texas Deathride." The amped-up spirit of grunge-rockers Alice in Chains loom large over "Killing the Fly" and "Revolution Man." Unfortunately, "Until You Crack" is fairly predictable, while "Trip" boasts ridiculous lyrics ("I'm a junkie / God is gay"). --Robert Burrow

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A potent, rocking, major label debut....
Jason Salas | San Antonio, TX | 08/05/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Being from San Antonio, The Union Underground is a local band to me. It is awesome to know that someone with actual talent and heaviness is at last from "San Antone." If you are fans of bands like Alice in Chains and Powerman 5000, you would be wise to check this album out. Their sound is Alice in Chains with more effects and Powerman 5000 with tighter vocals. Do not base the album on the lead single, "Turn me on, Mr. Deadman," as the rest of the CD is heavier. Songs that I recommend are "South Texas Deathride," "Until you Crack," and "Revolution Man." Overall, Union Underground is a much needed shot in the arm to metal that is totally devoid of any rap influences."
3 3/4 stars...Nice debut!!
Abel Gil | Clint, TX United States | 04/04/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Union Underground proves to be a pretty good band. I first heard the cd when a friend lent it to me. Much to my surprise i found the music quite enjoyable. Mind you, don't go into this cd thinking you are going to hear the most original sounds as their music is reminiscent of Alice in Chains, Manson, Metallica, Pantera, and even Bush, but overall this is a decent effort. I found i could not resist headbanging to Natural High and South Texas Deathride. Drivel is a decent track with a good rythym. Turn Me On "Mr. Deadman" reminded me of Manson a tad, but is original enough to pick up on itself. You begin to discover that these guys have a big chance at the bigtime when you hear Killing the Fly and Revolution Man, which are the album's high point (although Trip With Jesus plays with the prospect for a while). Heavy enough for metal maniacs, melodic enough for those looking for something not so hard, and definitely a fine effort for a first release. If Union Underground gets there sound down like they do in Revolution Man then they'll start cranking out near perfect albums. Looking for a new band that you can follow as they mature? this is probably a great start. You got a few bucks to spare? Buy this, its not heavy on the wallet and you'll find yourself giving it a few listens and growing to the sound."
Very impressive debut cd!!!
Ron | MD | 09/06/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"To start it off, yes at times they sound like PM5k(not a good thing) and at times they do sound like Godsmack(not a bad thing), but to be honest Union Underground has sort of a sound of its own. My favorite track on this cd has to be South Texas Deathride with Revolution Man coming next. Not saying that the rest of the cd doesn't hold up, but those 2 tracks there are enough reason alone to buy this cd. Definitely worth the money and I'd recommend this to any fan of metal or hard rock. Welcome to stardom Union Underground..."