311
From Chaos


4.0
excellent

Review

by deftones/tool USER (1 Reviews)
February 22nd, 2005 | 28 replies


Release Date: 2001 | Tracklist


311

Nick Hexum-vocals,guitar
Chad Sexton-drums
S.A Martinez-vocals
Tim Mahoney-guitar
P-nut-bass

1.You Get Worked- I think this is one of the weaker songs on this album. I'm not a big fan of the chorus and I don't think it was a good song to open up the album with. 2.5/5

2.Sick Tight- This song is a lot better than the first. I like how the more up beat verses transitions into the slower chorus. The only thing I don't like about this song is the dead notes Tim plays on his guitar, I just don't think it fits well with the song. 3.5/5

3.You Wouldn't Believe- I think the bright spot of this song is p-nut's bass. Outside of that I'm not a fan of this song. It's kind of boring. 2.5/5

4.Full Ride- This song, like the first three, was pretty average. It was pretty boring and repetitive. The thing I like about this song is the lyrics because they're so stupid it's funny with lines like "I bump disco" and "Well-mannered and reserved yet ready for action."(Although there lyrics is what so many people like about them including me) 3/5

5.From Chaos- After not being impressed with the first four songs, hearing this song reminded me of the 311 I know and love. It's catchy and fun, the lyrics are stupidly funny, and overall it's just a good song.(I especially like S.A in this song). 4.5/5

6.I Told Myself- This song starts out pretty average until S.A starts rapping, then it gets a lot better. At around the 3 minute mark, the song gets really catchy when he sings "I was joking she took me serious". Don't be fooled by the start of this song because it gets a lot better. 4/5

7.Champagne- This song isn't like any other 311 songs I've heard. It's has a real slow tempo, the guitar is clean throughout the whole thing, and Nick Hexum sings instead of rapping. The songs alright but I would rather hear a much more traditional 311 sound. 3.5/5

8.Hostile Aposlte- With much relief, this song wasn't anything like champagne. S.A once again did a great job. Although outside of S.A's verses the song was kind of average. The chorus was boring in how Nick Hexum sings really low key, overall a good song though. 4/5

9.Wake Mind Up- Wake your Mind up is one of my favorite songs on this album. This song is vintage 311, it's very upbeat and catchy. After hearing the first two minutes of this song you would think the song couldn't get better but it does. P-nut has a very nice bass solo which soon is complimented by a guitar solo(a rarity for 311). If you play bass i reccomend checking out this song. 5/5

10.Amber- This song is very similar to champagne. Being that I didn't like champagne I didn't think I would like Amber, but after hearing it a couple times it grew on me and I began liking it. The song is very mellow and relaxing but still maintains to be catchy. 4.5/5

11.Uncalm- This song starts out with a very simple sounding guitar inro which soon adds Nick calmly singing "uncalm." Then the song transitions into an upbeat and cathcy verse. Which soon transitions into a pretty good chorus. This song was great and it really impressed me. 4.5/5

12.I'll Be Here a While- This song starts out with acoustic guitar which than trasition into the slow tempo verse. This song is a lot similar to "champagne" and "Amber" except it's probably has a little bit faster tempo. Overall I like the song, it's pretty catchy and the guitar intro is pretty good. 4/5

This isn't one of my favorite 311 albums but it's still pretty good. If you are a fan of 311 and you havn't heard this album yet I sugest checking it out. Feel free to put fourth your comments.

Album rating=4/5


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mrsmellybelly
February 23rd 2005


1 Comments


You woldnt beleive boring, but amber isnt? Get your head checked son

alan_pfeifer
February 24th 2005


7 Comments


I liked it, but I thought that it was a little weaker than ones like their self-titled, or Music. Still good 311 album.

deftones/tool
February 24th 2005


2 Comments


i didn't say amber was boring, learn how to read son

RomoCosmo14
April 23rd 2005


67 Comments


wake your mind up is awesome as is from chaos... uncalm is not that good however, in my opinion

sexandcandy66
July 18th 2005


10 Comments


this review sucked!!!!!! This Album is better that u say it is. I agree With Mr SmellyBelly You need To get Your Head Checked

sexandcandy66
July 18th 2005


10 Comments


Then*

RomoCosmo14
September 1st 2005


67 Comments


*than

TemperamentalGoat
December 7th 2005


87 Comments


Definitely among their best. High recommendation.

Thor
March 22nd 2006


10202 Comments


The only song I've heard on this album was "Wake Your Mind Up" and I thought it was a fairly good song, not to mention very catchy. I might consider listening to these guys more often.

jhuget311
June 1st 2006


2 Comments


This album kinda showed everybody that 311 still had the ability to produce the sounds they did before like with Transistor ( starshines...one of my personal favorites..listen to chads bass drum on that one....its kinda of an easy one but it fits good with the song) anyway but like transistor and soundsystem the had alot of reggae and some poppy stuff but when From Chaos came out it was like every song was smooth..either slow and mellow like amber or up-beat and fast like Wake YOur Mind up...very good album..i give it a 4.83

riobravo1023
July 6th 2006


274 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This may be the worst review I've ever seen.

The album, on the other hand, is really good. I like Evolver a bit better, though.

samthebassman
April 5th 2007


2164 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Poor album, poor review.

mac2
July 4th 2007


5 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

311's second best album (Transistor is their best IMO). Experimental and slightly dark, almost like a more mature version of Transistor.This Message Edited On 07.04.07

HumanMagic
September 14th 2007


39 Comments


I am digging Transistor right now. But this review sucked. Some of the songs are really good. And I wouldn't say that You Wouldn't Believe is boring. It's actually a very good up beat song. I am going to listen to this for about 9 more times so that I can rate it honestly.

Ben101
October 14th 2008


14 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Good album, this review is kinda poor, even for a track-by-track which are usually bad, this is bad.

Love this album though, some really good cuts. I think I told Myself is a great song, Champagne, Amber and Ill Be Here A While are equally amazing balad-esque songs. Uncalm, Wake Your Mind Up and Hostile Apostle are really good.
You get worked definately is not a strong song to open the album.

Yotimi
December 31st 2008


6543 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I used to love 311, but ever since I heard Amber I can't stand 90% of their songs anymore. Still love "Down" and a couple from their early albums though. Also, lyrically, 311 have always been very poor and it seems worse on this album.

Digging: Sand Circles - Motor City

Yotimi
January 5th 2009


6543 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

This album, much like Metallica's black album, is a decent album that marks the transition from decent/good albums to crap.

endlessartix
June 8th 2009


275 Comments


Uncalm is def. the best song on here.

WatchItExplode
June 8th 2009


3292 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

What a horrible TBT...I told myself is a standout...really a decent album

uziclip
August 18th 2011


101 Comments


I remember when I've got this album. Ive got pretty sad, it was clear that 311 was dead. Their succeeding albums confirmed that.



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