Rancid
...And Out Come the Wolves


4.5
superb

Review

by brycey USER (19 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 115 replies


Release Date: 1995 | Tracklist


Rancid - ...And Out Come The Wolves
Epitaph Records
1995


Tim Armstrong - Vocals, Guitar
Lars Frederiksen - Guitar, Vocals
Matt Freeman - Bass, Vocals
Brett Reed - Drums

When talking to Rancidkennedy138, he mentioned to me that NO Rancid albums had been reviewed. This was a major shock to me as I knew there were LOADS of Rancid fans here on MX, so I am taking the honour of reviewing this CD.

When I first heard Rancid, I saw the video for "Time Bomb", and immediately I changed the channel, because I hated the singer's voice, and thought they were terrible. A few weeks later, the video for "Ruby Soho" came on, and being a bassist, the bassline caught my attention. I soon went and downloaded it, as well as more Rancid songs, such as "Maxwell Murder", and "Journey To The End Of The East Bay" and no prizes are given out to guessing why these songs were downloaded. Now whenever me and my friend jam together, we ALWAYS play a few songs from this album, such as "Ruby Soho", "Journey To The End Of The East Bay" and "Roots Radicals".

This is probably the most famous Rancid album, next to "Let's Go" or "Indestructable". The stand-out song of the album is without a shadow of doubt "Maxwell Murder", for the outstanding bass solo. "Roots Radicals" is also one of the main songs of the album, with a quite catchy solo on the guitar. "Time Bomb" is most commonly Rancid's final song when playing live. Another song that stands out on the album would be "Olympia, Wa" with a small guitar riff throughout the song, and a great one at that. "The Wars End" and "Old Friend" are favourites of mine, although "Old Friend" is very similar to "Time Bomb". I have talked all about the bass, and the guitar, but I have avoided the singing, lyrics and drums for some reason! The drums are just right for the record, as Brett has chosen the perfect fill-ins for places. The lyrics, if you understand any of them, have been well written by Tim. I particularly like the lyrics to "Ruby Soho". Even though I admit Rancid don't have the greatest singers, they make up for it with their amazing and catchy riffs, and also their energey and enthusiasm on stage.

I found that the end of the album is usually where I skip tracks. I found that "As Wicked", no matter how much I love it, sounds too similar to "Roots Radicals" and part of the verse to "Maxwell Murder". When you put it into perspective, even though I really admire him, Matt Freeman isn't as great as he's cracked up to be. He uses the same parts of songs for others.

With the small flaws aside, this is Rancid's best album in my opinion, and I am sure that many others will agree. I give "...And Out Come The Wolves" 4.5/5.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Vaya
March 21st 2004


33 Comments


good job brycey

*gets lube*

this album is a 5/5 for sure

i'll do the lets go review for you brycey this weekend

rancidpunk
March 21st 2004


26 Comments


:angry: what is it with you and stealing reviews i plan on doing this weekend Brycey?
5/5 its one of the greatest punk albums ever.

Hot Rats
March 22nd 2004


13 Comments


Its okay It just seems like your hearing the same thing over and over.
And Tims vocals are so annoying.

3.5/5

brycey
March 22nd 2004


205 Comments


You were gonna do this Rancidpunk? Whoops a daisy! :p

And hurry up with the lube! (a)

rancidpunk
March 22nd 2004


26 Comments


Ok for anyone reading this *cough* Brycey *cough* i wanna do a review on Rancid(5) please dont take it :p

Vaya
March 22nd 2004


33 Comments


[QUOTE=rancidpunk]Ok for anyone reading this *cough* Brycey *cough* i wanna do a review on Rancid(5) please dont take it :p[/QUOTE]

do rancid - lets go

so brycey can get all the anal he needs

superpeer
March 23rd 2004


257 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Good album, but it's a bit too long.

3.5/5

brycey
March 23rd 2004


205 Comments


[QUOTE=rancidkennedy138]do rancid - lets go

so brycey can get all the anal he needs[/QUOTE]
Do Rancid 2000. :thumb:

rancidpunk
March 23rd 2004


26 Comments


[QUOTE=rancidkennedy138]do rancid - lets go

so brycey can get all the anal he needs[/QUOTE]I was planning on doing Lets Go at first but didnt you just call dibs on it a few posts back?:confused: i didnt wanna do it if you were already planning on it.

superpeer
March 24th 2004


257 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

^

I like the smoky way he sings on this album.

superpeer
March 24th 2004


257 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I like Brody's voice as well.

collectersedition
April 11th 2004


8 Comments


Lint has one of the coolest voices on earth... Brody as well...

superpeer
April 11th 2004


257 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Indeed.

Everyone should smoke.

LTJ386
April 16th 2004


19 Comments


[QUOTE=Superpeer]Indeed.

Everyone should smoke.[/QUOTE]

:smoke: He's got one of the most unique voices.

Joel_DK_Clash
May 24th 2004


31 Comments


I got this Cd from my friend the other day,a nd i must say im not that impressed. a few years ago i would of loved it, because rancid used to be my favourite band, but since then i've moved on to different stuff. Good review none the less.

cbmartinez
May 24th 2004


2525 Comments


Wasn't this already reviewed? Anyway, this is such a kickass album. Tim's vocals are very unique/awesome but stand as an example of what years of drugs will do to ya'. Amazing basslines and I really love the contrast of Lars and Tim singing together. Them singing together for some reason gives me a true view of brotherhood and friendship for some reason. Anyway, awesome review and amazing punk classic.

negativecreep408
May 24th 2004


2 Comments


do rancid 2000, it would get a 6/5 in my book. :D

brycey
May 24th 2004


205 Comments


I did. Go to the Archive thread. You'll find my review there.

spoon_of_grimbo
May 25th 2004


2241 Comments


tims an amazin vocalist, it suits the music, just listen to the clash! its similar vocal style, and no-one complained then!
its lars who has the annoyin voice, tim is a great singer

Drop The Baby
June 4th 2004


11 Comments


Best rancid CD and whether you like them or not probably one of the best of all time



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