Mudvayne - The New Game
Alright, I've got to admit some unfamiliarity with Mudvayne for AT LEAST FIVE YEARS. I've gotta admit, I was one of those street team marketing indieheads predicting bad metal like I was proud, and Mudvayne was one the prize examples of how independent artists can get labels chasing after them. The internet, Napster, crap like that made Mudvayne into an artist coming up what their 4th or fifth release?
Truth be told, my expectation were low, and even more of a squinted truth is they didnt even meet expectations. Ordinarily I would mind, an all out distortion rock album with high pitched dark vocals, and the ocassional acoustic opening chord. But this is just not expected from an artist that reinvented a genre of radio Metal. Many stations were afraid to play Mudvayne, and now they sound more like Saliva at times. Let's not even go into my feelings there... If its any consellation, the title track has balls, and a valid authentication of Mudvayne in the bridge. Great harmonics for an artist on the way down will sell records any day of the week.
I can't begin to tell you how quick I moved through this repetitive, uninspiring and blandly written metal course. I remember a day when Aggro-Rock made you wanna jump out of your chair and headbang for the f*ck of it. Like having to make it through bad vegetables only to eat liver, I'm ready to go to bed with no dinner. No thanks Mudvayne, but I'll surely pass it on for ya.
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on 2009-02-09 SolitaryMan Said:
I thought highly of these guys in the beginning, while understanding their niche was rock radio and MTV. Sometimes bands like that end up impressing me (I listened to Korn up until Untouchables. I still consider Issues to be their best), and Mudvayne have some talent floating around in their system. Namely the bassist, whats-his-face, made the grooves for songs like "Dig" that caught my ear. But they're basically a carbon-copy of an imitation with a "New & Improved" sticker on the package. I can't see myself checking this one out.
on 2009-01-18 Sinist3r Punk Said:
Congrats on the review
still have yet to pick up the album but I will take all of what you said into consideration when I take a listen