Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Every decade seems to bring approaches within the realm of heavy metal that serve as the blueprint for countless other bands to follow. And in the early 21st century, it was certainly angry/hollered vocals, pissed-off lyrics, and chug-chug-chug...chug-chug-chug guitar riffing -- as well as bands that opted to hide their identities behind scary masks. And all of these aforementioned ingredients have been well represented in the work of Mushroomhead, who continue to specialize in these approaches on their 2010 release, Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children. You can certainly make a valid claim that Mushroomhead are too derivative of bands such as GWAR and Slipknot although with ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Every decade seems to bring approaches within the realm of heavy metal that serve as the blueprint for countless other bands to follow. And in the early 21st century, it was certainly angry/hollered vocals, pissed-off lyrics, and chug-chug-chug...chug-chug-chug guitar riffing -- as well as bands that opted to hide their identities behind scary masks. And all of these aforementioned ingredients have been well represented in the work of Mushroomhead, who continue to specialize in these approaches on their 2010 release, Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children. You can certainly make a valid claim that Mushroomhead are too derivative of bands such as GWAR and Slipknot although with the latter, there has been some debate regarding who "borrowed" from whom...Slipknot or Mushroomhead, but Mushroomhead have carved a niche for themselves within the "masked metal" genre. And on Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children, you get just what you'd expect -- songs that serve as a checklist of the aforementioned musical descriptions the album-opening "Come On" plus "Slaughterhouse Road," "Harvest the Garden," "Darker Days," etc.. Elsewhere, you'll find the melodic "I'll Be Here," which is an obvious attempt at radio acceptance à la Godsmack and Disturbed, as well as two tracks that turn out to be more tranquil/slow-building, "Holes in the Void" and the album-closing "Do I Know You?" If musicians wearing masks and freely expressing their anger gets your head banging, then Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children should provide a suitable soundtrack. But for something a little more original and not as same-sounding as Mushroomhead's competition, you'll probably want to look elsewhere.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/2010
  • Label: Megaforce
  • UPC: 020286154822
  • Catalog Number: 61548
  • Sales rank: 43,444

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Come On (4:07)
  2. 2 Inspiration (3:46)
  3. 3 Slaughterhouse Road (3:41)
  4. 4 I'll Be Here (4:36)
  5. 5 Burn the Bridge (5:10)
  6. 6 Holes In the Void (4:45)
  7. 7 Harvest the Garden (4:34)
  8. 8 The Harm You Do (4:06)
  9. 9 Your Demise (4:21)
  10. 10 The Feel (3:50)
  11. 11 Darker Days (3:46)
  12. 12 Do I Know You? (2:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mushroomhead Primary Artist
Joe Altier Vocals, Guest Appearance
Steve Felton Voices
John Sustar Percussion
James Felton Voices
Waylon Reavis Voices
Pandora Reavis Voices
Mea Hatrix Voices
Technical Credits
Mike Landolt Engineer
Roger Lian Mastering
Steve Felton Producer, Engineer
Ryan Farrell Engineer
Xavier Dellinger Cover Art
Richard Thomas Layout
Patrick Lewis Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    amazing album by mushroomhead

    amazing album by mushroomhead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    alot darker than previous albums

    more darker more angry more madness more guitars drums bass and vocals this album already is a hit im glad this metal band has returned amazing album amazing songs amazing metal band i thank myself for discovering this amazing metal band

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  • Posted July 13, 2011

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    awesome from the very begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    awesome from the very begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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