1 of 1 thought this review was well written--THE KILLERSâ€"
Kicks the album off with very melodic guitar riff that you just can't help to sway your head too. This song's pretty tight, the chorus is very hypnotic, but in a good way, if that makes sense. The guitar is very deep toned, with some heavy, heavy distortion. The lyrics, as with all the songs, have to do with getting high, so if you are against the god-send of weed, turn back now. Or just don't listen to the lyrics.
SOUTH TEXAS DEATHRIDE
Starts off with a trippy synth noise, but don't be fooled, it quickly goes into a very heavy, very moshable guitar riff. This is one of the, if not THE, heaviest song on the album. It's also very catchy once again, with some lyrics that will,
and I promise, get stuck in your head long after you listen to the song. A very nice build-up to the awesome chorus, singer Bryan Scott utters "so c'mon, c'mon... c'mon get up, get up..." then it proceeds back into the heavy main riff for one toe-tappin chorus. There is also an attempt at a solo, but its heavy in effects, but it sounds good, and goes with the rest of the song. This is song is awesome, and if you aren't moshing yet, you will be.
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If you've heard any Union Underground, you've probably heard this song. It sounds alot like "When Worlds Collide" by Powerman 5000. This song's got an incredibly catchy chorus, and I don't know how many times I can say it about this band, but they sure know how to write some good riffs. This song will have you and your friends screaming the lyrics out loud in your car, probably scaring the crap out of some old ladies next to you.
KILLING THE FLY
This is it. The first song I ever heard by these guys. I remember thinking, "Man this sh**'s AWESOME!" It's still effective to this day. The song is one giant build-up to the bomb-drop of a chorus, with I must say is awesome. I love this song, and I think you will too.
Starts out slower than the other songs on the record, this could be Union Underground's power ballad of the record. The song picks itself at about :45, and gets moderately heavy. Loaded with a wah-petal, the song is pretty good, for those of you looking for a change on the record.
TRIP WITH JESUS
Starts out with a pretty fast guitar riff, this song has probably the catchiest chorus on the record. "Never me they will fail to see," Scott sings, "I will get so high that I trip with Jesus, apathy and a bitter me I will fail to see, that he walks among us." Wait.. is he talking about GANJA!? No comment... Oh, side note, there is actually a solo in this song. A pretty good shred, I must say.
THE FRIEND SONG
Almost sounds like a punk song, this is the retarded song that they put at the end of the CD because it doesn't sound like the rest of them. But I mean that in a good way. It can't decide if it wants to be a punk or hard rock song, but the ending effect is successful. I like it. There's also an okay solo in this song.
UNTILL YOU CRACK
Stuck between two kick-*** songs, which is its first mistake, and it's failure to pick it's ho-hum guitar riffing up, just makes this song a failed attempt. Not really my cup of tea I guess, but listen to it and you'll know why I called
it a filler.
This song's heavy and all, and starts off with the sound of a bong hit, I just don't dig it. I don't know why, but I think it just doesn't hold itself up to the standards of the other songs. The chorus kind of throws off the groove of the rest of the song. The music stops completely just for Scott to scream "Natural, just a natural..." Eh, no thanks.
The only thing this song has going for it is the awesome interlude, which sounds like a giant solo, but it sounds really, really cool. But it's not enough to save the song for me.
If you are looking for a nice hard rock album chock full of great riffs and catchy choruses, then you've come to the right place. If you aren't here yet, go to the store now and get this CD. I swear you'll like it. I hope. If you don't... don't hurt me. Please.