Satellite [Limited Edition With DVD]

Satellite [Limited Edition With DVD]

by P.O.D.
     
 

Continuing to prove that Satan hasn't totally cornered the market on mosh-worthy sounds, this SoCal aggregation returns with another helping of positively charged, bracingly physical punk-rap-metal. Where most of their peers are merely interested in stirring up trouble, Sonny Sandoval and company want to stir the souls of their listeners, pausing to ponder school… See more details below

Overview

Continuing to prove that Satan hasn't totally cornered the market on mosh-worthy sounds, this SoCal aggregation returns with another helping of positively charged, bracingly physical punk-rap-metal. Where most of their peers are merely interested in stirring up trouble, Sonny Sandoval and company want to stir the souls of their listeners, pausing to ponder school violence (on the raw, anguished "Youth of the Nation") and offer up a thread of hope (on the anthemic "Alive"). The quartet has broadened its scope a bit on Satellite, reaching into Mexican culture for the poignant "Thinking About Forever" (dedicated to Sandoval's late mother) and dipping further into reggae for the wry "Ridiculous" (which features a guest appearance by bizarro-world toaster Eek-a-Mouse). The disc's most impressive track is the one that is most totally unhinged -- "Without Jah, Nothin'," a fierce, skittering track that boasts wild-eyed vocals from H.R., the lead singer of hardcore/reggae legends Bad Brains. In space, a satellite has to follow a consistent orbit, but P.O.D.'s Satellite is hardly predictable; in metal's well-mapped universe, they appear to heading for a new sonic realm.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
During an era when most heavy metal bands wallowed in their own misery, singing about pain and sadness, P.O.D. offered a more optimistic alternative. The band had been releasing music since the late '90s, but it was this album rather than its commercially overlooked predecessor, The Fundamental Elements of Southtown (1998), that reached out to countless listeners. Quite simply, you can't deny the emotion P.O.D. funnels into its songs. The sentiment feels genuine, as if this band truly cares about its listeners, one of the key reasons why this album shook the metal world in 2002. And, as most listeners will no doubt agree, it did so for the better. The metal world needed an album like Satellite in 2002, just like it needed a band like P.O.D. to challenge longtime metal heavyweights like Tool and Korn for supremacy. The spiritual, emotional band writes songs about promise and hope -- songs that inspire you to celebrate life, not despise it. It's not just the singing of vocalist Sonny, either, though his soaring voice has much to do with it. Rather, it's the band as a whole who gives the songs on Satellite so much affective power. These four guys obviously love making music together, and that passion comes across in every song. Guitarist Marco, bassist Traa, and drummer Wuv fuse a variety of influences -- metal, hip-hop, dub, Rage Against the Machine -- and create music that stands on its own, apart from the many other nu-metal bands of the time. In particular, "Alive" and "Youth of the Nation" stand out as rallying calls for metal fans looking for music about living, not dying. [The edition with a bonus DVD featured a semi-acoustic version of "Alive"; the "Conjure One" remix of "Youth of a Nation"; a remix of "Boom"; live versions of "Set It Off," "Without Jah, Nothing," "Youth of a Nation," and "Outkast"; as well as "Into the Satellite," a behind-the-scenes interview with P.O.D.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/27/2002
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678359729
catalogNumber:
83597

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Set It Off  -  P.O.D.
  2. Alive  -  P.O.D.
  3. Boom  -  P.O.D.
  4. Youth of the Nation  -  P.O.D.
  5. Celestial  -  P.O.D.
  6. Satellite  -  P.O.D.
  7. Ridiculous  -  P.O.D.
  8. The Messenjah  -  P.O.D.
  9. Guitarras de Amor  -  P.O.D.
  10. Anything Right  -  Christian
  11. Ghetto  -  P.O.D.
  12. Masterpiece Conspiracy  -  P.O.D.
  13. Without Jah, Nothin'  -  P.O.D.
  14. Thinking About Forever  -  P.O.D.
  15. Portrait  -  P.O.D.
  16. Alive  -  P.O.D.
  17. Youth of the Nation  -  P.O.D.
  18. Boom  -  P.O.D.

Disc 2

  1. Set It Off  -  P.O.D.
  2. Without Jah, Nothin  -  P.O.D.
  3. Youth of the Nation  -  P.O.D.
  4. Outkast  -  P.O.D.
  5. Into the Satellite  -  P.O.D.

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

P.O.D.   Primary Artist
Howard Benson   Keyboards,Loops
Larry Corbett   Cello
Joel Derouin   Violin
Jamie Muhoberac   Keyboards
Suzie Katayama   Conductor
Ayanna Williams   Choir, Chorus
Christian Lindskog   Background Vocals
Wuv   Drums,Vocals
Marcos   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

David Anthony   Producer
Howard Benson   Producer
Rhys Fulber   Programming,Remixing
Ted Jensen   Mastering
Steve Russell   Pre-production Assistant,Guitar Techician
Randy Staub   Engineer
Suzie Katayama   String Arrangements
Larry Freemantle   Art Direction
Crystal Method   Producer,Remixing
Gloria Gabriel   Producer
Andres Gil Torres   Guitar Techician
Craig Rosen   Project Administrator

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