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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
The Chicago-based harmony and guitar crunch-driven rockers Madina Lake may just be the only indie band in history to make their mark on TV's Fear Factor before recording their debut album. Brothers Nathan Leone vocals and Matthew Leone bass took a dare from friends and were accepted on the "twins" episode of the gross-out reality show. They thought the $50,000 prize might help them launch their career, but instead wound up with nasty infections that nearly killed them before winning!. Their show experiences -- crawling through trenches, munching cow parts, ingesting maggots, et al -- make for great stage fodder on their hectic tour schedule, and fortunately, the Leones'...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
The Chicago-based harmony and guitar crunch-driven rockers Madina Lake may just be the only indie band in history to make their mark on TV's Fear Factor before recording their debut album. Brothers Nathan Leone vocals and Matthew Leone bass took a dare from friends and were accepted on the "twins" episode of the gross-out reality show. They thought the $50,000 prize might help them launch their career, but instead wound up with nasty infections that nearly killed them before winning!. Their show experiences -- crawling through trenches, munching cow parts, ingesting maggots, et al -- make for great stage fodder on their hectic tour schedule, and fortunately, the Leones' high energy for life translated to the songs they threw down with guitarist Mateo Camargo and drummer Daniel Torelli on their intense debut, with Mark Trombino Jimmy Eat World, blink-182 at the helm. Their in-your-face intensity on tracks like the opening anthemic rocker "Here I Stand" is balanced by a tight sense of vocal harmony and an infectious melodicism that prevails most of the way through. Unfortunately, the speed and intensity of Camargo's axe -- and Nathan Leone's unnecessary, occasional scream-singing -- render many of the words unintelligible, but they actually cover some interesting thematic territory. The first single, the throbbing "House of Cards," is about people who are hiding, but can't wait to reveal their secrets; the scorching "Adalia," about a fictional socialite from the equally fictional "Madina Lake," juxtaposes harsh background vocals with a heavy grooving drumbeat. While the cathartic vocals and guitar lines continue throughout, more mainstream tracks like "Now or Never" or "One Last Kiss" could fit comfortably on the pop charts -- if pop charts allowed alternative rockers in 2007. If you like your music loud, take a dip in Madina Lake, bang your head and have a blast!
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/27/2007
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • UPC: 016861808525
  • Catalog Number: 180852
  • Sales rank: 143,497

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Here I Stand (3:23)
  2. 2 In Another Life (3:11)
  3. 3 Adalia (2:31)
  4. 4 House of Cards (3:36)
  5. 5 Now or Never (3:23)
  6. 6 Pandora (3:24)
  7. 7 Stars (3:59)
  8. 8 River People (4:27)
  9. 9 One Last Kiss (3:27)
  10. 10 Me vs. The World (3:08)
  11. 11 Morning Sadness (3:46)
  12. 12 True Love (3:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Madina Lake Primary Artist
Nathan Leone Vocals, Group Member
Matthew Leone Bass, Bass Guitar, Group Member
Mateo Camargo Guitar, Background Vocals, Group Member
Dan "Chizel" Torelli Drums
Technical Credits
Ted Jensen Mastering
Mark Trombino Producer, Audio Production
Madina Lake Composer
Mateo Camargo Programming, Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    For Those Madina fans!!!!!

    I luv madina lake and this cd is awsome!!!! their music is original and for those of u that are looking for something new to listen to check them out if u like afi,linkin park, andflyleaf u'll luv their sound.......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    I would recommend this to anyone who likes Soasin, Saves the day, Mayday Parade, Senses Fail, Thursday or My Chemical Romance. All of the songs are really catchy and I know them all by heart. Buy it!!

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