The New Game

The New Game

by Mudvayne
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The New Game

After toning down the Slipknot/Mushroomhead theatrics for 2005's Lost and Found, Mudvayne vocalist Chad Gray recorded an album with modern metal (almost) "supergroup" Hellyeah. The latter outfit's predilection for basic, rib-cracking hard rock pops up occasionally throughout 2008's The New Game like a gin blossom, interrupting sonic blasts of math-tinged nu metal with furious Motörhead-meets-Alice in Chains mayhem. The problem is, Mudvayne's own predilection for predictable loud/soft/loud set pieces, forgettable melodies, and over-reliance on words like "sorrow," "rage," "abused," "disease," "nightmares," and "beatings" keeps things from ever leaving the tarmac. With a winning opener (the familiar but nonetheless brutal "Fish Out of Water") and a handful of other keepers (including "A New Game" and the surprisingly subtle "Never Enough"), fans looking for a repeat of L.D. 50, Beginning of All Things to End, End of All Things to Come, and Lost and Found will be more than pleased, but those looking for actual growth would be better off cleaning out their refrigerators.

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Release Date: 11/18/2008
Label: Epic
UPC: 0886970129527
catalogNumber: 701295
Rank: 39294

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The New Game 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
AntiWeezyForever More than 1 year ago
mudvayne are the greatest musicians on earth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The packaging is fantastic. Mudvayne have created a murder-mystery where you are the main character to solve the crime (your best friend was murdered). Their website offers clues each week for a final winner to guess the culprit.... NOW- for the music. Overall, it is really darn good. I am ecstatic about tracks 1-6. 6-11 are winners, but the momentum has diminished a bit. My complaint is that they included the track "Dull Boy" from their b-sides CD. It's comparable to ordering a burger without onion, and you can tell with your first bite that someone put on onion and immediately took it off.. it doesn't quite belng to the whole flavor. I have a feeling the new Mudvayne CD in 6 months should be a little more breathtaking.

"Fish Out of Water" is a magnificent track with great energy. "The Hate In Me"'s attitude is phenomenal. This whole album is fun and I can't say Mudvayne have disappointed me. The vibe of this CD is that they just want to have fun and have no regard for anyone elses' expectations. A-
InsaneCrazedJuggalo More than 1 year ago
i love mudvane i own all of their cds they are the best of the best they are talented melodic awesome they are one very intelligent metal band im glad they got a record deal i love mudvayne i sure hope they do not break up in the near future they are the best of the best
MushRoomHeadfan101 More than 1 year ago
this band is very amazing but why does everybody have to think this band is very lame when they are nowhere near lame mudvayne is the best of the best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago