|All Artists: Wrathchild America|
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Release Date: 2/12/1991
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Style: Thrash & Speed Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075678218644, 075678218620
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A Band That Never Got The Recognition It Deserved
Jason Robinette | Spartanburg, South Carolina United States | 03/26/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was truly one of the best bands of the late eighties, early ninties. A lot of people think that Climbin The Walls was their best album but I personally liked 3-D better. This album has a lot of groove and melody to it and has some killer riffs. You are really missing out on a good heavy metal album if you don't have this one in your collection. Don't let anyone tell you that this album sucks because I bet you would like this album better than a lot of this new stuff coming out these days and I aint joking. If you feel safer buying a used copy of this album then do it but I'm telling you that you will not be disapointed. Now I'm not saying that this is the best album that you will ever hear so don't take me the wrong way. Well, that's all I have to say so quit wasting time and get this album."
Great album but no recognition
T. Richards | Columbia, MD United States | 04/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wratchcild America has always had a unique style but on the album "3-D" you can distinctly hear a band maturing and coming into its own. The album is populated with exceptional lyrics, music that was a little too far ahead of its time, and lessons on how to play instruments and create arrangements from some exceptional musicians. The band later morphed into Souls at Zero as the music scene began to change and, at that time, the band became even more focused. The only thing missing from this band is the recognition it truly deserves."
"We have such sights to show you..."
john meredith | NYC | 12/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Glad to see this album recieving a modicum of its just deserts almost 20 years later -- it still rocks! Every track is strong as the band flows through, and sometimes shifts musical dimensions at breakneck speed. Definitely in a metal framework indicative of the times (metallica/whatever), but wildly original -- coalescing hardcore punk, rock and roll, speed metal, country, reggae and everything else into terrific arrangements topped with great lyrics (which i believe were written collaberatively by the drummer and singer?). Espoused in the title track, "Why must people categorize and live the propaganda lies? I've learned not to believe the hype, just go with the urge to create."
I first saw Wrathchild America opening for Pantera in a small theatre. Great show overall, but I came home with the "Surrounded by Idiots" T-shirt not the "Vulgar Display of Power", because Wrathchild hit me on so many more levels than Pantera. I haven't heard this record in five years and the songs are still ringing clearly in my head. Unfortunately, this band was too late -- there was a time in the 70's when you could be a great band and get recognized without all the MTV hype and the flavor-of-the-week mentality at the major labels. But they never got that chance: The band name was lame (much more appropriate for a british poof band), the first album was mostly uninspired (probably a critical albatross), and they weren't easy to package into a specific market.
I don't take the time to do many reviews here, but this album is really worth its salt. The production and mode will sound somewhat dated to a modern listener, but the material on the record and the soul of this band are timeless. Now's the time!"