Archive for ‘2004’

mayo 11, 2011

Nonpoint – Recoil (2004)

Nonpoint es un grupo nu metal formado en Florida. Aunque su tendencia no está clara, ya que otras personas los consideran partidarios de otros géneros como hard rock o rap metal.

Recoil es su cuarto álbum.

Valoración: 8.5/10

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febrero 17, 2011

Slipknot – Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) (2004)

Slipknot es una banda estadounidense de metal alternativo formada en 1995 en Des Moines, Iowa. Desde el año 1999, mantiene su formación después de diversos cambios en la misma. Sus integrantes son Chris Fehn, Corey Taylor, Craig Jones, James Root, Joey Jordison, Mick Thomson, Shawn Crahan, Sid Wilson y Paul Gray, hasta el fallecimiento de éste último el 24 de mayo de 2010. Slipknot es conocida por las máscaras características de cada uno de sus miembros.

Sus miembros utilizan dos tipos de guitarra (principal y rítmica), un bajo, dos instrumentos de percusión personalizados, una batería e instrumentos electrónicos como sampler o mesas de mezclas. El sonido de la banda ha sido descrito como “una máquina trilladora devorando un grupo de tambores militares”. El vocalista Corey Taylor también incorpora diversos estilos vocales, como por ejemplo la voz gutural, el canto melódico y el rapeo, mientras que las letras en general tienen un tono agresivo. Las influencias de la banda incluyen, entre otros géneros, el death metal, el thrash metal, el black metal y el heavy metal, aunque suelen ser incluidos con asiduidad dentro del nu metal. También fueron incluidos en el movimiento NWOAHM.

Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) es su tercer álbum de estudio, lanzado el 25 de mayo de 2004 a través de Roadrunner Records. El 12 de abril de 2005 se lanzó una edición especial con un disco adicional. Es el único disco de la banda producido por Rick Rubin.

Valoración: 7,5/10

noviembre 1, 2009

Flaw – Endangered Species (2004)

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Endangered Species is the second album by Flaw. It was released on May 4, 2004.

As explained by vocalist Chris Volz, the fairly lengthy delay between the release of Through the Eyes and Endangered Species was the result of 18 months of touring and, sequentially, the band’s desire to not hastily release an album without being happy with its contents.

After the breakup of the band, pre-production demos for most of the songs on the album, plus 7 unreleased tracks, were made available on the internet. They were quickly taken offline after Universal had words with the webmaster of the site that had illegally distributed the tracks (although the webmaster was allowed by the band to put the tracks online, he did not have the legal rights to do so).

Valoración: 6,0/10

septiembre 30, 2009

Egypt Central – Egypt Central (2004)

FrontEgypt Central (briefly called Lotus Effect) is a five-piece rock music group from Memphis, Tennessee.

Egypt Central is the self-titled debut album by the rock music group Egypt Central. The album was recorded while the band was signed to Lava Records, only to get dropped before the album was released. Due to the overwhelming number of people wanting the album, the band self-released it on April 26, 2005. The album was made available online through CD Baby and briefly through Amazon.com, as well as music stores throughout the Memphis area. The band signed a record deal in April, 2006 with Bieler Bros. Records, with the intention of releasing the same album. However, the band parted ways with the label in late July. The album was set for release on August 22.

On October 5, 2007, the band officially signed a record deal with Fat Lady Music/ILG distributed by ADA. The original CD has been remixed and remastered with new artwork and was released to retailers nationwide on January 15, 2008 featuring their new single “You Make Me Sick”. The entire recording is now available on iTunes. Both “You Make Me Sick” and “Taking You Down” were featured on the video game WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009.

Valoración: 7/10

agosto 3, 2009

Demon Hunter – Summer of Darkness (2004)

FrontDemon Hunter es un grupo de Seattle, Washington, iniciado por los hermanos Don Clark y Ryan Clark.

Summer of Darkness es su segundo álbum.

Valoración: 6,5/10