Bad Religion
The Process of Belief


4.5
superb

Review

by waronpeace USER (1 Reviews)
August 19th, 2005 | 29 replies


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist


Displaying all that makes Bad Religion great is the process of belief. The album is very punk and true to its roots yet it has something/things that appeal to all audiences. The lyrics are unmistakeable and well thought, the lead singer Greg Graffin truely is a genious and has ways to convey his thoughts. The instructments aren't what you'd expect from a punk band, yes I said it. There are solos and drum fills, and the drumming isnt the standard snare, bass, tom with some symbals, it must be a full set. While the guitarist cant play amazing arpeggios, he definatly is talented and he is very rememberable.

The album is a solid one, all the way through are songs that have their own feel and they all sound different, which only good albums can do. While only 3 were released as singles they probably could have gotten away with 6 or 7 and all had been great.

lyric samples:

"the process of belief is an elixer when youre weak
i must confess i dont endulge on the sneak
but generally my outlooks not so bleak
im a materialist, call me a humanist"

"the media parading, disjointed politics founded on petrochemical plunder and we're the hostages... this world's going to hell...
dont allow.....
...KYOTO NOW!"


Supersonic- the first song, its very fast paced and short, but good quality, at one point was my favorite song for the feel and pace

cant stop it- a little slower than supersonic, but still fast with good lyrics and feeling and emotion

broken- slow and great melody, slightly melancholic, great listening in a dark room, i personally relate myself with the song

destined for nothing- the first qoute is from this song and this is a great song to sing along, but also to watch and listen to. greg really says what needs to be said even if it pisses off a couple people in the process

materialist- best lyrically song, i would have qouted it all if i could have kept up. its just amazing song, the vocals really take over this song, but its all you need, its great.

kyoto now- after the kyoto protocol to fix the environment and do away with ghey *ss hummers which has never been ratified by the american gov't. once again great lyrics, i really dont know how he does this, he is a genious. second qoute from this song.

sorrow- the most popular song from the cd. its a solid song, good lyrics... good guitar... melodic.. insightful. "when all soldiers lay their weapons down, when the kings and our queens reliquish their crowns, when the only true messiah rescues us from ourselves, its easy to imagine there will be sorrow no more". good guitar part 2 minuts into it.

epiphany- slow and good, lives up to all the other songs.

evangeline- good guitar and vocals, once my favorite. good back up singing. good drums and bass too. what else to say but good, this is the 10th song and its still great, i cant say enough that the lyrics and guitar keep you going until the very last song.

The defense- the second single and second most popular song, classic bad religion. really an intuitive song like all the other songs, good intellect in the lyrics.

bored and extremely dangerous- last track, number 15 and its awesome! its slow, like most final tracks are, but it picks up and is a sensation
for the ears and dies part way through then comes back, i suggest listening to the whole thing, its great.


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"The Process of Belief" is Bad Religion's twelfth album. The album is a return to form, a return to ...


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Berserker!
August 19th 2005


73 Comments


Try to use correct punctuation as it makes people take your review more seriously :wave:

Rudd13
August 19th 2005


952 Comments


Good review, you did great for your first time aroundThis Message Edited On 08.19.05

SquierStrat3k1
August 19th 2005


20 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah this album surprised me as being amazing, same with Empire Strikes First

alkalinetrio5150
November 11th 2005


1 Comments


you missed a few songs up there
prove it, the lie, you don't belong

STFDood84
November 13th 2005


179 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This album rox my sox every time I listen to it. Truly one of BR's most solid albums, and WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better than their Atlantic recordings by a mile. IMHO their 4th best record (No Control, ATG, Empire Strikes First and maybe Suffer edge it out).

spoon_of_grimbo
November 15th 2005


2241 Comments


i own this and no control, and they're both amazing albums. this shows how they've progressed over the years, but still retained the ability to make great music.

Skinhead On The MBTA
November 21st 2005


24 Comments


That's all you've got to say about Epiphany? One of their best songs IMO. Reasonable review, you could have said more about most of the songs - I'm not saying I could do better, because I suck at wiriting things like this - but if it's going to be a track-by-track then you should wirte more about each song and write about all of the songs.

RazorBladeLight
May 4th 2006


258 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This album rules. I got it while I was going through a phase of picking up anything that had just come out from Music Stores. I am so glad I got this album, it is so f***ing great

RazorBladeLight
May 4th 2006


258 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This album rules. I got it while I was going through a phase of picking up anything that had just come out from Music Stores. I am so glad I got this album, it is so f***ing great

MAthiAS
May 13th 2006


54 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This review wasn't all that great... not very descriptive or informative, poor grammar, and man did you butcher those lyrics.

Great album, got me into BR.

XelectricXchildX
July 25th 2006


6 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

im quoting you here,

materialist- best lyrically song, i would have qouted it all if i could have kept up. its just amazing song, the vocals really take over this song, but its all you need, its great.


you did quote it buddy, your first lyric sample is from materialist, not destined for nothing

other than that, and some spelling errors, your review wasnt too bad


Two-Headed Boy
October 31st 2006


4527 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Sure, this and The Empire Strikes First sound almost exactly alike, but who's complaining?

DFelon204409
Emeritus
October 11th 2008


3995 Comments


OR WHEN ALL KINGS AND ALL QUEENS RELINQUISH THEIR CROWNS

JayVex
August 18th 2010


383 Comments


OR WHEN ALL KINGS AND ALL QUEENS RELINQUISH THEIR CROWNS [2]

lol


Masochist
August 18th 2010


8047 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

^^^ "Broken" is so underrated! It's definitely one of my favorite BR tracks of all ;-)

Digging: Flying Lotus - You're Dead!

thenewnormal
September 23rd 2010


63 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

the bonus track on the CD is fucking killer. Bored And Extremely Dangerous and then Track 15 reminds me why I like punk so much.

blue824
September 23rd 2010


19 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

When it's good, it's good, but there are a few unmemorable tracks.

StrizzMatik
September 25th 2010


3204 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This album really deserves a proper review. Not fucking one of them does the album justice for what it is.

Digging: Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright in the End

Sciroccu
December 5th 2010


774 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

One of the best band ever...

WatchItExplode
September 29th 2011


3272 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Album is such an excellent representation of the band; high speed punk and mid tempo alt rockers are present and everything just works.

Digging: Giant Squid - Minoans



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