Review Summary: Not good at all!
Before I write this review, I need to explain myself. There are 2 reasons behind me writing a review for such a poor album: First, this album was completely disappointing for me, even though I was a 14-year old kid who only listened to nu metal bands (Adema, koRn, spineshank, etc), this album was a total disappointment since the first time I listened to it, and it means to me the end of nu metal (which is good, isn't it?). Second, I noticed there are no reviews for this album, and why not? I´m going to write why I didn´t like this album.
Revolution/Revolución was one of the first "heavy" albums I ever purchased, and it caused a great impact on me, I used to listen to it 24/7 when I was almost 13, it was one of my favorite CDs back then. Less than 2 years later, my ex-girlfriend gave me Confession as a surprise, but what was the surprise??? Confession is a million miles away from being an original album, all of the songs sound alike (and it´s really hard for me to admit that kind of facts in an album), it is evident that these guys had no creativity at all while recording it. There were a couple of changes in the line-up, Marc Rizzo (guitars) and Roger Vasquez (percussion) left being replaced by Machine Head´s former guitarrist Ahrue Luster (thanks to him the 2 MH mid-career albums are a total piece of sh!t) and percussionist Danny Couto. I´m not sure if this is the reason behind this album being such a lame work (or is it that I was slightly older and more mature when I listened to it), but it disappointed me from start to finish.
1) Te Amo... I Hate you:
This is one of the least worse songs in the album, it´s also one of the heaviest... however the lyrics have no depth at all and sound like something we´ve all heard before (why is it that everyone involved with nu metal have had trouble dealing with someone who lies a lot???) and it´s the typical song that goes ( 0 0 1 0 1 0 0) on the lowest strings? I mean, dude, I know what these guys play is far from complex, but at least they could focus more on creativity, besides it is the typical opening song that abuses the "f" word and has a somehow catchy chorus with clean vocals. 6.5/10
2) How can I live;
Actually, I liked this song the first time I listened to it (2 weeks before hearing the whole album) but when I heard the whole album I noticed that it also lacked creativity and feeling, the lyrics adapt perfectly to the cheap music arrangements, and it flows as a standard average nu metal song, nothing special 5/10
3) Two (Vaya con Dios):
This is another heavy song, but it´s just a dumb song that shows how little creative they were, I bet it took less than 15 minutes to write this song, once again the lyrics are spectacular piece of sh!t, the chorus for this song is definately a candidate for the album´s worst moments, Christian Machado (vocalist) triest to reach high notes, but the results are cheesy and annoying. 4/10
To my opinion, this is the most decent track of the album, it´s still an average song with predictable guitar arrangements, but somehow I felt that the lyrics for this song were deeper than most of the songs in the album. This song is not one of the heaviest ones, but not a soft song, the song structure shares the same formula than every other song, but Christian Machado saves this song from being as sh!tty as the rest of the album. 7.5/10
This is one of those songs that you end disliking a lot after you hear it, judging on the way it begins, I expected a cool, merciless song, but they totally ruined it! it begins with a tasty percussion rythm, followed by a... hmmm... decent riff and Christian screaming his guts out, it totally slows down in the verses, but where the crapiness (does that word exist?) begins in the chorus, a typicall ill niño clean-voice chorus. Also the bridge sounds very cheesy and not original, I feel at least they could have done a better job specially in this song. 6/10
6) This Time´s for Real:
Seriously, I wish I could paste a picture of Rossie O' Donnel's behind instead of having to write about this song, WORST ill niño song ever, it sounds like they wanted to have an incredibly catchy song to be radiofriendly, but TT´sfR is an abominable, predictable, silly, sh!tty song that shouldn´t exist, the lyrics are just stupid, the guitars are annoying and the mellow interlude is one of the best examples of their lack of creativity. .5/10
I think this song is a failed attempt to do something a little bit darker than what these guys are used to play, I don´t dislike it much, and it's kind of OK after hearing This Crap's for Real, but it gets to be very repetitive and predictable in the end, this is also one of the heavier songs in the album, and it's lyrical content is not that bad, but I find the lyrics for this song quite disorganized and predictable. This song however doesn´t have the typical annoying Ill niño chorus. 7/10
Oh no, here we go again... Did you ever hear Revoulution/Revolución´s closing track With You??? well, this is the softest song on the album. I´s not as acoustic and corny as With You, but It also gets corny in an annoying way, the detail that saves this song from being a total piece of crap is that at least it develops an atmosphere that might be interesting to hear, but only once, other than that, this is the typical "mellow" song of an average album. 5/10
9) Have You Ever Felt?:
Gosh! I hate this friggin' song! it begins with a piano, but nothing special, the whole song is has annoyingly catchy vocals, this is one of ther less creative songs, it doesn´t feature anything special, one of the most radio-friendly songs of the album, and the only to feature a piano. 3/10
10) When It Cuts:
Another horrible song, they tried to do something catchy and heavy at the same time, I feel this song has no point being here, the lyrics are pathetic, and they say the same crap that we´ve heard in many other songs, the guitar riff for this song sounds like a joke, completely lame and not original, and the chorus sucks, it´s like one of ill niño's worst ideas, awful song. 2/10
11) Letting Go:
Well, somehow I feel like this is one of the OK songs of the album, it really has nothing special, the verses are soft, then it gets to an emotional pre-chorus and into soft chorus, but I don´t dislike that much this chorus, at least I get a feeling from it, then the bridge is heavy, but without creativity, really not a special song, butl I guess it´s not that bad. 6.5/10
12) All The Right Words:
This is just a boring song, and the lyrics are kind of out of place "I just want to touch you, I just want to *** you," seriously, I feel that is so out of place. The chorus is
boring and shows again a huge lack of creativity (or could it be talent???), this is actually the album´s longer song, it's not a long song, but it seems to be much longer. 3.5/10
If you were expecting the album to have a decent finish, you will get mad when you listen to this one. It begains saying in spanish "Run, ***-eating dog" ain´t that lame? It also feels like is a horrible remix of an awful Ill niño song by the way it begins, but then it gets heavier, but this song is a complete mess, I felt like this song was written in 10 minutes, it just sounds so bad, so not-exciting, honestly a horrible closing track, 3/10
Well, it's not easy to rate songs individually, I think I am being pitiful, but the truth is that this is a weak album. There is something about Revolution/Revolución that I like, maybe it is because of how much I loved it 5 1/2 years ago, but I can´t think of horrible things to say about it, but Confession totally disappointed me, I think that is the last nu metal album that I had (Deftones is NO a nu metal band).