Crossfade

Crossfade

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Hometown Crossfade fans will recognize the majority of this eponymous major-label debut, as it's been retooled from the band's self-released 2001 effort, when they were still known as Sugardaddy Superstar. Columbia's signing of the band makes sense, as Crossfade combines the most marketable elements of Nickelback and P.O…  See more details below

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Hometown Crossfade fans will recognize the majority of this eponymous major-label debut, as it's been retooled from the band's self-released 2001 effort, when they were still known as Sugardaddy Superstar. Columbia's signing of the band makes sense, as Crossfade combines the most marketable elements of Nickelback and P.O.D. (check "No Giving Up"), throwing in the brooding aggression of Cold and Disturbed as bonus glue. Its occasional flirtation with synths and sampling is negligible, as discordant guitars dominate the album's mix. Speaking of cold, that's also the name of the 'Fade's first single. Ed Sloan has a powerful voice, and he sells the track's somewhat generic chorus ("What I really meant to say/Is that I'm sorry for the way I am") by really lighting into the melody. He goes on to apologize for his "screwed-up side" as dull power chords lurch in the background. "So Far Away" and "Disco" follow a similar formula, marrying thick, glowering riffs to rousing choruses; that Disturbed feel really drifts in on the latter, where you half expect an "Oh wah ah ah ah!" yawp after its payoff chorus chant. Crossfade actually runs into trouble with tracks like this or "Death Trend Setta," where they try too hard to soak their considerable rock power in played-out angry guy raps. The band is more successful with cuts like "Starless," the aforementioned "Cold," or even the atmospheric "Deep End," where Sloan hits huge vocal hooks over serviceably powerful riffs. "Dead Skin" is another relative highlight of Crossfade. Musically it's an awkward facsimile of Staind's embittered melodrama, but its tale of addiction and relationship destruction feels like the record's emotional core.

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Release Date:
04/13/2004
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998714823
catalogNumber:
87148
Rank:
26796

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Crossfade 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i totally recommend So Far Away and Dead Skin for the radio, their very good songs! if u want a Hoobastank with a little Nickelback, then u should get Crossfade.
Guest More than 1 year ago
they are so good i seen them on tour with smile empty soul for the first time and i say you need this album
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like Avril, you'll probably like this, even though at times it is a bit heavier in the guitar area. The vocals are, for male singers, pretty, never unpleasant. I normally listen to heavier music, but I did find this to be something to play at a friendly gathering. To me, the trend of the cd was a male version of an Avril Levigne cd, which, to me means, you can't judge a cd by what you see on MTV or hear on the radio. They play whatever, but no one ever really says, hey, the rest of this cd might be good or bad or wishy-washy. I only keep cds that I can listen to all the way through. I don't plan to get rid of this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In no way does this cd even remotely even sound like avril lavinge and it is one of the best cds i have bought in a while
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD doesn't sound like avril lavigne. The male singer in Crossfade has way more talent than avril lavigne could ever hope to have. Period. This CD is one of the best i own.
Guest More than 1 year ago
umm...in now way does this cd relate to avril....heck no..lol..umm...its just quality music...i even like cold...not so much as the rest of the cd...but...yeah...and if you get the chance to see them live take it
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an incredible buy. I like each and every song on this CD. Really awesome. Everything is good. The best is colors and starless. But i cant say that their is one song I dislike. I hope to go to see them Live in Worcester!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Crossfade at first i wanted to chringe myself when I listened to it. I was mad. What a disgrace to buy. Then my friend burned me a metal cd and it had one of the songs on there. I love the song "There's no giving up now" "cold" and "so far away" and "disco" this cd is worth buying!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought the cd for "Cold" and ended up loving every track. This band has great talent and I hope to hear more from them in the future. The ladies are definitely loving this band!!!! Fav tracks: "Cold", "Colors", "So Far Away"
Guest More than 1 year ago
How could you not like this CD!!! This CD is simply hard to resist after you hear any songs! I sat on the computer all day just listening to the clips before I had the CD! I LOVE THIS CD!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
so i got this cd a couple of days ago and i love it listen to it once or twice a day the best cuts are COLD, COLORS, and NO GIVING UP those three are my fav i would have to say the 1 usually skip the most is death trend setter
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best cd. At first i bought it for cold and disco but when i listened to it a little more It's great!!! I hope this band will make more good tracks in the future.
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