Nonpoint
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3.5
great

Review

by YesImThatGuy USER (4 Reviews)
April 3rd, 2012 | 28 replies | 1,325 views


Release Date: 2000 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A good effort from Nonpoint.

1 of 1 thought this review was well written

I have never in my entire life come across a band that can spew out as much kinetic energy as Nonpoint. This four-piece from Fort Lauderdale, Florida came out during the Nu-metal scene of the late 90's. Their debut, Separate Yourself, garnered almost no attention from people outside of the Fort Lauderdale area. Fast forward one more year and we have Struggle. Again, not much attention was given to this album. You would think with their first two albums being almost unknown to the public eye they would give up right? Wrong. The band released their third LP (which some people consider their first) and it was pretty successful to say the least. Of course its singles Endure and What a Day weren't MTV hits, the album was still solid.

So why isn't this band more popular? Is it due to the fact they are sometimes shrugged off as some poor Nu-metal act? Or was the band just not on their record labels high priority list? We may never know. The good thing is, they're a good band. From the minute Mindtrip hits to the very last second of Tribute, this album holds up. Mindtrip is a fast paced, in your face song that is plagued with repetition. This however works for this track. After your mind is done tripping, you get a brief moment of silence until Elias (vocalist) yells "F**k that!" into your ears. Victim is its name, and making you uncontrollably head bang is its game. Yeah, it's pretty rockin'. The next track Endure was the first single off this album, and I can see why. It's fast and you can relate to it. This brings up something that I feel must be said. Call Nonpoint Nu-metal if you like, but the one thing that really separates them from the rest of the crowd is the lyrics. For instance, Endure is about always having to do stuff for the higher authorities while they just laze around and you get nothing for you hard work.

Throughout the album the tracks are heavy as hell and just make you feel good. Nonpoint even decided to through in some of their heritage on the album. Orgullo (which translates to "pride" in Puerto Rican) is a song about being proud of your culture, no matter where you're from. The inclusion of this track really adds some flavor to the album.

Now surely there has to be some bad things that prevented me from giving it a perfect five, right? Well, yes. Some of the tracks sound a bit to much like each other at times. But this can be forgiven. Overall Nonpoint delivers with an eccentric album that will most certainly go on my list of best albums of this decade.


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CaptainDooRight
April 3rd 2012



28297 Comments


heya you're that one guy right

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thebuu5237
April 3rd 2012



17 Comments


Pos'd. Do this one next? http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/48721/Rest-Rest/

Emim
April 3rd 2012



26472 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

you should stop writing things

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
April 3rd 2012



4376 Comments


If I can give you some advice; try to calm down with your album releases. You already have 3 on the user list and admin may get upset over that. In fact, some of the users may even neg you for it, because you knock their reviews out. I personally do not care, but i dont want to see you get in trouble or picked on for it.

Youre a good writer, keep it up though.

UltimateFighter
April 3rd 2012



16 Comments


Great band.

ikarus
April 3rd 2012



560 Comments



you should stop writing things [2]

CaptainDooRight
April 3rd 2012



28297 Comments


^the flight of

ikarus
April 3rd 2012



560 Comments


^gonna be so bad

KjSwantko
April 3rd 2012



9046 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Album is good in a shitty-music sort of way. Jammed it hard when I was a youngen.

YesImThatGuy
April 3rd 2012



4 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Shitty music kind of way? I think you must be thinking of pod.

KjSwantko
April 3rd 2012



9046 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

hard rock/numetal is shitty music, but Nonpoint is actually decent

yea POD is terribad though

TITSandGORE
April 3rd 2012



47 Comments


My step dad used to torture me with this album..

IleftyspankedU
April 4th 2012



685 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

saw them on my 21st b-day when they were touring on this album.






damn i'm old

ReturnToRock
April 4th 2012



3448 Comments


Meh review for a decent album.

Needs more album description, it's all a bit vague, and please cut back on the fanboy gushing and risible hyperbole (see: first and last sentences of the write-up).

Won't neg, it's better than mine when I started, but it definitely needs some work.

renegadestrings
April 4th 2012



1435 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

barring a few tracks (like Mindtrip), this is a pretty sloppy album. but i have to agree, Nonpoint have crazy energy which i feel like they perfected with To The Pain... and lost with the latest album. jammed this album so hard when i was a freshman

Emim
April 4th 2012



26472 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yea POD is terribad though




AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

tell me another

KjSwantko
April 4th 2012



9046 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Holy shit you 5'd them, haha

Emim
April 4th 2012



26472 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Laugh again and I'll rip your larynx out while beating you to death with my left hand and nutshotting you with said larynx.

Shuyin
April 4th 2012



11097 Comments


no more cannibal corpse albums for you emim, take a break

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Emim
April 4th 2012



26472 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Never listened to a one



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