XIII

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
When Mushroomhead signed with Universal in 2001, fans' reactions ranged from elation to knee-jerk pessimism. Some followers were thrilled that Cleveland's best-kept alternative metal secret had hooked up with a major label and hoped that the headbangers would finally receive the sort of national success they deserved; pessimists feared that a corporate powerhouse like Universal would neuter Mushroomhead and try to take away their risk-taking spirit. On a creative level, XIII is the first album that really tests Mushroomhead's relationship with Universal; it's the first album they actually recorded for Universal, whereas their previous album, XX, was originally an indie ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
When Mushroomhead signed with Universal in 2001, fans' reactions ranged from elation to knee-jerk pessimism. Some followers were thrilled that Cleveland's best-kept alternative metal secret had hooked up with a major label and hoped that the headbangers would finally receive the sort of national success they deserved; pessimists feared that a corporate powerhouse like Universal would neuter Mushroomhead and try to take away their risk-taking spirit. On a creative level, XIII is the first album that really tests Mushroomhead's relationship with Universal; it's the first album they actually recorded for Universal, whereas their previous album, XX, was originally an indie release before Universal remastered and re-released it. As it turns out, the pessimists had nothing to worry about; XIII is no less adventurous than Mushroomhead's pre-Universal output. XIII sounds quite focused but never comes across as contrived, and longtime followers will be happy to know that this 2003 release is state-of-the-art Mushroomhead -- forceful, loud, and in your face, but melodic and intricate as well. Bombast is still an important part of the picture, although not at the expense of musicality. And true to form, Mushroomhead continues to find inspiration in a variety of music. Metal remains the foundation -- they're an alt-metal band first and foremost -- but punk, rap, industrial, techno, and goth are still effective, tastefully applied ingredients. XIII has inspired a variety of interesting comparisons; reviewers have mentioned everyone from Marilyn Manson to Evanescence to Slipknot and Sevendust when describing XIII. But truth be told, Mushroomhead had a distinctive, recognizable sound and a devoted cult following in Cleveland long before Evanescence, Slipknot, or Sevendust broke through commercially -- and it would be a huge mistake to think that Mushroomhead is actually trying to emulate any other artists. XIII is the work of metalheads who have never been afraid to be original -- a band that, creatively, doesn't lose a thing on this Universal disc.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/14/2003
  • Label: Umvd Labels
  • UPC: 602498606759
  • Catalog Number: 000103602
  • Sales rank: 27,264

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Kill Tomorrow (3:45)
  2. 2 Sun Doesn't Rise (3:14)
  3. 3 Mother Machine Gun (4:16)
  4. 4 Nowhere to Go (3:42)
  5. 5 Becoming Cold (4:26)
  6. 6 One More Day (3:37)
  7. 7 The Dream Is Over (3:15)
  8. 8 The War Inside (2:59)
  9. 9 Almost Gone (4:01)
  10. 10 Eternal (3:13)
  11. 11 Our Own Way (3:40)
  12. 12 Destroy the World Around Me (8:22)
  13. 13 Thirteen (9:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mushroomhead Primary Artist
Jens Kidman Vocals
Devon Gorman Vocals
Technical Credits
Sammy Hagar Composer
Michael Anthony Composer
Brian Gardner Mastering
Mike Roberts Digital Editing, Pro-Tools
Eddie Van Halen Composer
Alex Van Halen Composer
Matt Wallace Producer
Mike Landolt Engineer
Dan Murphy Composer
Jocke Skog Engineer
Bill Korecky Engineer
Tadpole Engineer
Mushroomhead Producer
Mark Adelman Management
Johnny K Producer, Engineer
Dave Felton Composer
Steve Felton Composer, Producer, Digital Editing, Pro-Tools
Stu Sobol Management
Marko Vukcevich Composer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    this is mushroomheads last album to feature j mann on vocals

    ever since i got into mushroomhead in 2001 iv loved every album they have released up till savior sorrow this band is just amazing just amazing if you loved XX or Double X then you will surely love this album this album features a cover song as a hidden track crazy orginially by seal the hidden track is amazing the whole album is very amazing if you are a headbanger or a metalhead or a guitarshrdder youll love this album this band is very orginial their music is bit more toned down on this album it features great keyboards by shmots this band is just simply amazing i do not know anybody who could hate on mushroomhead slipknot and mudvayne and children of bodom

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the next best album iv listened to since slipknots self titled

    i love mushroomhead these guys are a whole lot better than slipknot simply talented and also they stay true to their sound j mann youll be missed in mushroom waylon good luck you guys are awesome keep making music

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Better than Slipknot

    This CD is way better than way better than what some people give credit for, Slipknot may have come one year befor Mushroomhead, but Slipknot's mask idea has no relation to Mushroomhead's. I think Slipknots a bunch of death riddeled posers, good music, just that they dont know what they're talking about. And, yes, I am only 14 years old, and Im in graphics designing industry, founded my own production, and currently making our first game.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    decent band- but slipknot

    Mushroomhead surprised me when their first cd ended up rocking. Stil i've been a slipknot fan for 3 years, and i can't get over the fact that they were the masks, and have so many up front band members. Respectfully, i give this cd a four out of five, because it does rock, but still, if they do ever make more music, they have to quit with the slipknot act. Mushroomhead's music is completly different that Slipknot's. So don't get the two band confused, but i recomend it for non-slipknot fans

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    OK...

    I agree, Slipknot and Mushroomhead look similar, but their music is completely different, me being a har-core slipknot fan is saying this, neither bands copied each other... neither of them. Both bands are very good, and i'd like to see them do somemore stuff. i'm ending the conflict now, they both rock, should shake hands, and go on tour together

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome

    Actually for those of you who think Mushroomhead is copying Slipknot with the mask thing, Mushroomhead actually started wearing masks before slipknot did. So technically Slipknot Is Copying Mushroomhead. Still Great music but a little bit controlled then Slipknot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    As awesome as it gets...

    This album is incredible. I am more or less sick of most nu-metal because everyone is merely copying off of everyone else. These guys are original, and they do several different styles of music: death-metal, rap, punk, even techno pieces, and yet they remain their own. My favorite on the cd? Eternal. Sweet song. Please try these guys out and get their previous cd, XX. And as one guy said, these guys aren't just merely copying off of Slipknot (most over-rated metal band ever), in fact they are so much better. So peace off, Maggots.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not Bad At All

    Mushroomhead is a band that is able to nearly transcend the talentless nu-metal scene they are associated with. XIII shows this perfectly. The progressive elements of early 90s alt rock is definitely present throughout the album. The keyboards are perfectly integrated, and the two singers contrasting styles make for a very interesting listen. This album is excellent but it certainly borrows heavily from Faith No More, who also integrated keyboards with melodic song structures, and the soft-scream vocals sound like King For A Day era FNM. Of course, of all the Mike Patton imitators to come along in the past few years, these guys are the best, and add a lot of their own style to it. A highly recommended listen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great album

    Great album, i hate how everyone thinks that they copied off of slipknot. they are much better than them infact, and atleast mushroomhead uses all their members.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WICKED

    killer music any metal/goth/anger music person would want to own!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    They Get Better Everytime

    Mushroomhead is one of the greatest bands out there now. I have had the privilage of having all of the albums that they made and every album gets better. To me, "XIII" is a masterpiece both musically and lyrically. With songs like "Sun Doesn't Rise", "Nowhere To Go", "Eternal", and "Crazy" (which is a cover of Seal's "Crazy"), this album is a must have for any Metal fan. It comes to show that Metal is not dead, it is slowly rising and with a band like Mushroomhead, it will only help Metal to rise. Mushroomhead's new album "XIII" is a great album and they get better everytime. Who ever said that thirteen is an unlucky number?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mushroomhead...Enough Said.

    Mushroomhead. Probably one of the greatest bands of all time. These guys have seen and conquered it all. From their first album that was self titled, all the way to XIII these guy know their $#*!. EVERY song on this album is grand beyond beliefe. Also The guest vocals on this album that appear on songs like "One More Day" and "The Dream is Over" blow you away. I conclude my review with these words, "GO BUY XIII"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Don't deny yourself!

    This CD is off the Wall! It hasn't left my cd player since oct 14!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BEST CD IN THE WORLD

    Mushroomhead's new cd will blow you away. There is no word that can define how good XIII is. I have been s long time Mushroomhead fan and when I listend to the cd for the first time I was like WOW. They should put a warning on the cd that says " This cd is the best of the year and can be addictive". I have listened to the cd like 25 times and i still new to me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    mushroomhead rules

    the new mushroom head is one of the best new albums of the year all the song are good i give it a 5

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mushroomhead's New CD

    The new CD done by Mushroomhead is amazing. It was very well mixed, with nothing too heavy, or too light.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best metal album of the year

    If You buy one album this year make it xiii with an awesome line up and lyrics that will crash a hole in your head... This is the one we've been waiting for go out and get it now

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great cd, get it you wont be disappointed

    Thirteen is a great release from clevelands mushroomhead, Its full of hard hitting edgy metal.. the entire album is very well written. From the start of Kill Tomorrow til the end of Crazy, you will love this cd. Becoming cold and The war inside are probably the best songs on it, both are amazing and very catchy. Crazy, which appears during the end of Thirteen, is an absolutely astonishing cover of Seal. Thirteen itself is another great song, being the instrumental on the album, people will probably overlook it. Overall this cd is one of their best, second only to Superbuick. Do yourself a favor and pick up this cd. [Filthy Hands Crew] [lociferx]

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    killer disc

    Get this CD, it will chew you up and spit you out!!! Nice job!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR

    XIII is extrordinary. The beats and melodies of the entire album are dope. Mushroomhead could not have delivered us with a more better album.

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