Mudvayne The New Game
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bluered
December 14th 2008



3 Comments


jdt599
Great post, I totally agree.

Jom
Staff Reviewer
December 14th 2008



2633 Comments


It's not harsh. I'm not personally attacking them as human beings or even as musicians, but I am saying that about 80% of the album is awful for the reasons outlined.
I appreciate the fact that you're bringing up material from six years ago, but that was six years ago. I'm hoping just as much as the next person that their 2009 release is going to be in the TEOATTC vein, as is supposedly the case, but we'll all find out together. I'm still looking forward to it regardless of my mostly negative feelings on this album.

Relinquished
January 24th 2009



24375 Comments


I had high hopes for this band ever since I bought L.D. 50, but sadly my hopes are in an elevator going down stuck listening to crappy elevator music which is The New Game.

Relinquished
January 24th 2009



24375 Comments


[quote=Jom]I'm hoping just as much as the next person that their 2009 release is going to be in the TEOATTC vein[/quote] For what I heard, which is their next album is a follow-up to this album, I highly doubt it.

firstly
February 3rd 2009



4 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

Jom, your review is AWESOME. I went on the net to see if anyone felt the same as I about this album, and I found your review where you said everything. With this album, I have become less of a Mudvayne fan, yet I have found JOM, and am now a fan.

Mudvayne has (supposedly) always liked to ponder deep things about life, like loss and the role loss plays in life, and so forth, so the above situation is actually most appropriate in my book.

Maybe they can ponder how they now suck and are losing fans, as just one of life's "evolutions" (they're big on evolutions, too)? Actually, when I listened to the record, not only did I feel like dying, but I wondered if this indeed was the point Mudvayne is trying to convey with "The New Game" i.e. that sooner or later, one gets old, usually gets lonlier and dies? This wouldn't have been an unclever point to make (and then dissolve the band altogether), but the awful murder story killed the possibility of this approach. They're actually serious!



FattyKnee
February 3rd 2009



490 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

this is...



bad

Phantom
February 3rd 2009



8930 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

[quote=FattyKnee]
this is...







badass!
[/quote]This Message Edited On 02.03.09

Asiatic667
February 3rd 2009



4647 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I will...






try this

FattyKnee
February 4th 2009



490 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

you






shouldn't

Aaron
February 9th 2009



651 Comments


I never understood the praise for this band at any point in their career. Excellent review man.

Burn2Burn
February 9th 2009



2378 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

First two CDs were great, but the rest is pretty meh worthy.

Merkaba33
February 9th 2009



702 Comments


i didn't realize these guys were held in such high regard. i always thought their metal was some of the best on the radio but not that good. maybe i'll check out some of their old stuff.This Message Edited On 02.09.09

Burn2Burn
February 9th 2009



2378 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

L.D.50 is an essential, and Teoattc is hit or miss for lots of people, but I love it.

Merkaba33
February 9th 2009



702 Comments


yeah it looks like like ld 50 is the way to go. i'll start there

python997
March 3rd 2009



1 Comments


ok to all you so called critics giving this record poor reviews need to get ur head out of your ass and clear the shit from your eyes and ears. This is def a slight change from a record like LD 50 but its also def got the classic mudvayne sound that makes them the band they are. All of you who want them to keep remaking DIG after 4 albums need to get the fuck over it. dig is a great song but a true band needs to evolve and expand its sound and mudvayne have done that with this record. If you think this album sucks then its only because you cant see this band for what it is. This a another great album by a great band and this is just a taste of what they have recorded.For those who dont know they will be releasing another full lenth record in about 6 months which is more material from there last round in the studio. So contrary to what some think Tribbett and Gray didnt concentrate soley on hell yeah. I just saw them play at the HOB in A.C. NJ and they tore the house down. This is a progressive step and I for one am looking forward to more.

FattyKnee
March 3rd 2009



490 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

oh damn, here we go again, another new member posting long ass mother fucking comments

Relinquished
March 3rd 2009



24375 Comments


Look dude, the reason this record gets reviews saying it's s*** is not because it's not another album like L.D. 50. It's because, well, it is s***.

Jom
Staff Reviewer
March 4th 2009



2633 Comments


Right. "Dig" isn't even that great of a song. It's got a stellar groove courtesy of the rhythm section, but otherwise, it's a forgettable song. This entire RECORD is full of forgettable songs. You could play a five-second clip of ANY riff on this album and I probably couldn't tell you where in the song it occurred. From L.D. 50 through L&F, you could play a five-second clip and I could tell you the song the riff came from, and in most cases, precisely where the riff occurred in that song. There are really only two stand-out tracks on this album, and the only reason why they stand out is because they're not horrible.

FattyKnee
March 4th 2009



490 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

nicely put

Piglet
July 24th 2009



4651 Comments


one of the longest reviews I've seen on this site.



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