Sum 41
Does This Look Infected?


4.5
superb

Review

by hybridofsound USER (37 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 87 replies


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist


Album: Does This Look Infected
Artist: Sum 41
Deryck Whibley (Sirbiznatch) - Guitar, Lead Vocals
Dave Baksh (The Right Honorable Sir Captain David Brownsound Of The First Airborne Rigiment Heavyweight Champion PHD) - Guitar, Vocals
Cone McCaslin - Bass, Vocals
Steve Jocz (Stevo Dirty Poo) - Drums, Vocals
Released: 2002 (Island)

The full second length release saw Sum 41 take on a harder edge from the previous album and e.p and saw it pay off. Many people regard Sum 41 as one of the only 'listenable' pop-punk bands out there in the mainstream. The four Canadians have put out their strongest album here.

The album is full of great musicianship. For pop-punk these guys manage to fuse metal solos and rock riffs and bring it together well. There are notable guitar solos in 'The Hell Song', 'No Brains' and 'Still Waiting'. The bass playing is nothing super special but it's still pretty good and Steve is a good drummer.

The lyrics are probably one of the albums best parts. 'Still Waiting' has some of the best "So am I still waiting, for this world to stop hating? Can't find a good reason, can't find hope to believe in" Deryck sings in the intro. Deryck does the majority of the bands singing but the whole group often swaps the mic slot giving some variety in the vocals and they can all sing. In 'Mr. Amsterdam' they give their best preformance of vocal ability and it's a great song.

There is a good variety in the songs here. From 40 second punk songs 'A.N.I.C' to slow melodic songs 'Hooch' there are no two songs that sound alike on the album. There are alot of stand out songs 'The Hell Song, Over My Head, Still Waiting, No Brains, Mr Amsterdam and Hooch' are all great songs. The only weak moments are 'My Direction and Billy Spleen'.

Overall 'Does This Look Infected' is a great pop-punk album. The musicianship of the album is done very well and the vocals and lyrics sound very good. There's alot of standout songs and it's an album worth definitely taking a listen to.

Rating: 4.25/5 :thumb:



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brycey
February 25th 2004


205 Comments


It's one of my favourite all-time albums, but there's already a review on this.

Check the Archive thread.

I give the CD 4.5/5 though.

I play a squier
February 25th 2004


11 Comments


good cd, but i liked All killer no filler better
well i'd give it a 3.7/5

ntnguitarist
February 25th 2004


10 Comments


nice review!

I rate it 4/5

dougefresh
February 25th 2004


9 Comments


I love this CD.. I don't like much Sum 41, but I can listen to this whole cd (excluding A.N.I.C.) straight through. Nice review :thumb:

I give it a 4.5/5

hybridofsound
February 25th 2004


131 Comments


There is a review? :confused: It wasn't in the archive thread

Fender_Strat8915
February 26th 2004


29 Comments


i would rate this cd a 4/5...it wasnt that good compared to the other 2 cds that they have out but overall is was pretty good

superpeer
February 26th 2004


257 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i'd give it a 4/5

DonMancini
February 26th 2004


5 Comments


I like this cd a lot, I enjoy it very much, and it is more "metally" than All Killer No Filler. Hopefully their next album will be even more "metally". I give this cd a 4.5/5, for very good guitar riffs, good lyrics, good drumming and "good listenability" (sorry if I invented that word, but thats the only word that describes what I'm thinking).

rancidpunk
February 26th 2004


26 Comments


I dont like them much anymore but when i first got this cd i loved it 4/5

AnimalKracker918
July 26th 2004


7 Comments


I like Sum 41 A lot, i suppose the reason I listened to them is cus i liked Blink 182 so much, and they seemed to have similiar music, heh heh off subject there :rolleyes: for a second.... anyways... i Liked this album a lot, i think it was just as good as All Killer No Filler and they both get a :D :D :D :D 4.5 from me,.... also good review...

screamo_rocks_101
August 12th 2004


88 Comments


nice review, but i think i like all killer no filler better, though this isnt far behind.

thursdaythrice
August 13th 2004


18 Comments


This Album rocks my socks.coool riffs awesome lyrics and catchyness.i like the formula

iliketoplaydrums10111
August 17th 2004


128 Comments


This album was good except I wouldn't consider it pop-punk

I'm a nazi on these classifications, but I felt this album was more along the lines of somthing else, and there song "Hooch" was sort of like making fun of POD or copying them

Download "Boom" from POD then listen to Hooch

ropperic
August 17th 2004


3 Comments


[QUOTE=fugazi_punk]I think 'My Direction' deserves a bit more credit. I think it gives out a better Anti-Suicide kind of message than most bands can (Ex:Good Charlotte-Hold On).Sure, its not a really awesome song, but its not that bad.Billy Spleen...though...yeah...its not that good.Other than that-good review! :thumb:[/QUOTE]


i agree my direction is very underrated

Darknessca
August 19th 2004


34 Comments


this band is absolutley terrible. Im dont hate them, because they have fun with what they do but the music is generally ripped off and boring. The vocals are very annoying as well.

0/5

Kiedisfan69
August 19th 2004


42 Comments


[QUOTE=Darknessca]this band is absolutley terrible. Im dont hate them, because they have fun with what they do but the music is generally ripped off and boring. The vocals are very annoying as well.

0/5[/QUOTE]

A 0/5? That's harsh. They may not be your favorite but they had to have worked pretty hard to get where they are today. At least give them some credit.

The Raz
August 19th 2004


8 Comments


I was at their show and I realized that ANIC standed for Anna Nicole Is a Cunt, or at least so they say.

cool_guy4000
August 19th 2004


4 Comments


[QUOTE=Darknessca]this band is absolutley terrible. Im dont hate them, because they have fun with what they do but the music is generally ripped off and boring. The vocals are very annoying as well.

0/5[/QUOTE]


I can honestly say I haven't heard a band that has sounded like sum 41 on Does this look infected. Name one band that sounds like them.

Maybe on their previous two cd's they may sound generic but definately not on this album.

And, I give it a 4.5/5, sum 41 were and probably always will be one of my favourite bands :D

fillmaker
August 19th 2004


6 Comments


[QUOTE=rancidpunk]I dont like them much anymore but when i first got this cd i loved it 4/5[/QUOTE]

my thoughts exactly.

barrelofagun03
August 20th 2004


3 Comments


That album sucks. Just like anything Sum 41 has done or will do.


-3,000,000/5



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