Creed
Full Circle


2.0
poor

Review

by Dante Pizzuti USER (9 Reviews)
July 5th, 2011 | 24 replies | 13,095 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Creed takes one more shot at an album.

3 of 4 thought this review was well written

Creed, the name is almost a joke in the music industry today. A band that exploded surprisingly quickly to fame off of the major success of earlier albums such as My Own Prison, and Human Clay. They were at one time at the helm of the post grunge/mainstream rock movement that overtook the United States in the late 90’s. Inspiring many of today’s radio rock acts to try their hand at making the now seemingly illusive, chart topping rock record. For Creed, though, all that success was only met with disaster as the band dissolved in 2004, with Mark Tremonti going as far as saying they would never re-unite again. Yet, in 2009 the band did just that. Creed re-united for one more foray into the world of music making as a band with Full Circle.


It is not to go without saying that all of the musicians present have moved on and have started projects outside of Creed, with Mark Tremonti (Guitar), Brian Marshal (Bass), and Scott Phillips (Drums) going on to start Alter Bridge. While Scott Stapp (Vocals) has gone on to start a solo career, releasing his own album with another one in the works. What brought them back together is still somewhat a mystery. Surley sales from this album will keep both groups’ new projects alive. Judging by the effort put into the music on this album you can surly tell who is putting their heart into Creed and who isn’t anymore. Scott Stapp, manages to pull off a great performance. He still has one of the better voices in mainstream rock. His slight southern accent makes him enjoyable to listen too. Although his lyrics don’t inspire the same feelings, they are undoubtedly better than their cock-rock contemporaries, such as Nickelback, yet at the same time they are lacking anything to really think about. Scott always seems to be singing with a lot of emotion, which is good but it gives ballads like ‘Away in Silence’ less punch.


Surprisingly Scott Stapp is the only real reason to listen to this. This entire record comes off as more of a solo album. As the other members do not reach the same height of performance as the lead vocalist, which when considering that his performance is bare average, it is very disappointing. Even the amazing guitarist, Mark Tremonti, doesn’t even come close to giving his all. He does manage to make some interesting power chords, power slides, guitar solos and etc. Yet he never reaches the same magnitude as his performance in Alter Bridge. As for the others, both Brian and Scott Phillips give an absolutely miserable performance. They seem to play with no effort. Bringing nothing interesting to the table, and they really bring down the sound of this album, With Brian’s uninspired bass lines and Scott P’s lack luster drumming.


As far as sound goes, you get your usual assortment in today’s mainstream offerings. You have your ballads, and some straight up hard rockers, coupled with even the country twanged titled ‘Full Circle’. The songs are filled with repeating choruses and don’t strive to be anything ground breaking. Nothing you haven’t already heard on the radio. Overall the album seems to connect its songs together with the same feeling of inner turmoil, but doesn’t come close to telling a story. This leads to the overall sense that this album was more into banking off the name Creed than striving to come together and make a real album. None of the talent acquired over the last couple years seems to be notable, except for the newer, darker, and heavier sound over all.


The final verdict is to stay away from this album. Unless you are a fan Scottt Stapp or want a below average mainstream rock album that will give you some cheap thrills.

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Yuma310
July 5th 2011



1656 Comments


Last review for a litttle while. Completly threw out the tbt format. As always constructive criticisim is welcome.

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
July 5th 2011



9033 Comments


I FEEL IT'S GONNA RAIN LIKE THIS FOR DAAAAYS

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
July 5th 2011



15341 Comments


Surprisingly Scott Stapp is the only real reason to listen to this.


When Scott Stapp is the reason to listen to an album, you know it's time to hang up the headphones.

Digging: Astronauts - Hollow Ponds

Yuma310
July 5th 2011



1656 Comments


^ Ha ha can't help but agree.

^^ That song... is horrible ha ha

Yuma310
July 5th 2011



1656 Comments


double

thats better

CelestialDust
July 5th 2011



3155 Comments


herro my friendz we meet agaeuuun

ShadowRemains
July 5th 2011



20252 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

shit

LepreCon
July 5th 2011



3607 Comments


Fuckin piece of shit

IrishJay91
July 5th 2011



688 Comments


the first two sentences of the second paragraph read a little awkwardly (the second isn't actually a complete sentence). And its spelled 'surely', not 'surly' Otherwise, pretty good write-up.

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Yuma310
July 5th 2011



1656 Comments


^ thank you! will fix asap

Apollo
July 5th 2011



10266 Comments


overall good review



Yuma310
July 5th 2011



1656 Comments


thanks apollo!

G3N3R1C
July 5th 2011



1945 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

poopy poopy poopy

tiesthatbind
July 6th 2011



7371 Comments


Great improvement from your last review. Easy pos.

Digging: Anberlin - Lowborn

Yuma310
July 6th 2011



1656 Comments


thanks for the pos ties!!

CelestialDust
July 6th 2011



3155 Comments


yo pique

boleyn2
November 1st 2011



83 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

had it not been for a couple of solid riffs i'd have given it 2; anyway, it's just a five-star turd... nothing but a product

Musicface42
August 1st 2012



64 Comments


Very good review (pos), but the album is freakin' horrible.

:D

SupportThePoops
August 1st 2012



30 Comments


Great rock album

Ethics
November 8th 2012



4112 Comments


u say one direction i say creed 23 % of peopl have lif the music let their live go if u agre post on sig 54 ppl wil not do this 2 die tomoro god lcuk rip in peace



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