Savior Sorrow

Savior Sorrow

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by Mushroomhead
     
 

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Despite the issue of Mushroomhead's 2005 DVD, the band has not released a new studio album in three years. This is significant because as the band reaches the age of lucky 13 (they first began playing together in 1993) it emerges as something wholly different. Forget about Korn and some of the alt metal acts,

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Despite the issue of Mushroomhead's 2005 DVD, the band has not released a new studio album in three years. This is significant because as the band reaches the age of lucky 13 (they first began playing together in 1993) it emerges as something wholly different. Forget about Korn and some of the alt metal acts, Mushroomhead build their tunes from grooves and themes. They use rhythm as a composition. Yeah, they still wear masks, they still create a mystique which would be worthless if the music itself weren't so damn compelling. There are the different clashing rhythmic grooves in "12 Hundred," where hip-hop, breaks, and hard, glorious '80s metal riffs all collide. On "Simple Survival," they play a near ballad that touches on the very best dramatic moments of NIN and alternate vocals between sung drones and harsh, growled out phrases. True: if Bauhaus had come to birth in 2006 instead of the late '70s, they may have sounded like Mushroomhead do on this track. Beauty, chaos, tension, and fierce guitar and keyboard interplay create a taut instrumental attack that is both multitextured and dynamic. "Tattoo" is a little more predictable, but it rocks nonetheless; the slippery metal plodding of "Erase the Doubt" is almost like a soul tune but is utterly Mushroomhead. The anthemic balladry and power chords on "The Need" showcase the differing faces of this complex and compelling Cleveland band. "Cut Me" is simply creepy, messed up, and full of moments where near-gothic beauty are interchanged with frenzied, distorted guitar riffs and literally thundering drums. The set ends with "Embrace the Ending," a straight-up eerie, meandering ballad about the end of time. Vocals, strings, whispers, and guitars -- both acoustic and electric -- entwine classical themes with the spirit of rock's past in a quiet, unsettling song that is as well-crafted and beautiful as it is deranged. Savior Sorrow is a welcome return. Recommended.

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Release Date:
09/19/2006
Label:
Megaforce
UPC:
0020286209027
catalogNumber:
90
Rank:
35282

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I must say that mushroomhead is evolving into quite a spectacular band. I think it's the best out of all the albums they've produced. If you're expecting the same old stuff then you might not like this album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i gotta say this album is awesome great riffs great perfomance from the keyboards great drumming this album is really awesome you gotta check out this album its really awesome and is a winner from mushroomhead
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mushroomhead lost J mann before this cd, but replacement Waylon stands to fill his shoes. Waylon brings a new dimesion to Mushroomheads sound as he also contributes to the sing, this also makes Jeffery Nothing sound more harsh when he sings. The ablum does have a new sound as new ideas on the drums are explored instead of the same old Mushroomhead pattern. Everything song on the cd is very addictive and rememberable, which makes this cd a must buy even if you are a hardcore Slipknot fan who thinks that Mushroomhead stole from them, buy this cd
ThyWickedJuggalo More than 1 year ago
the band may have lost j mann and this is the last mushroomhead studio album to feature bronson on guitar this band has came a long way since people compare slipknot to mushroomhead or mushroomhead to slipknot i beileve mushroomhead came first and slipknot came second muishroomhead released their first self released studio album in 1995 and the follow up album in 1996 but people say slipknot is better than mushroomhead and other people also say mushroomhead is better than slipknot i say differntly i say both bands kick butt and they both make amazing music i love both bands they are both amazing bands buy both bands cds they are both amazing bands why not buy both bands cds all threemushroomhead albums and all four studio albums by slipknot including slipknots first live album entitled 9.0 live well my review here is done just listen to he music do not focus on the bands image besides both slipknot and mushroomhead both kick butt