Prince Valium



by pacedown USER (7 Reviews)
July 15th, 2011 | 1 replies

Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A Hyperunknown Supergroup with one solid album.

If i were to talk about the underrated vocals of all time, i would definately put Whit Crane of Ugly Kid Joe on the top 5.Singing is not about voice only, however this guy has a powerful voice and he really knows singing. After UKJ's split up, this was one of his first attemps of reappearing on music scene and our first chance to hear him once again after a few years.

Whit on vocals, Medication consisted of Logan Mader of Machine Head and Soulfly,Kyle Sanders of Bloodsimple, Roy Mayorga of Stone Sour and Soulfly and BBlunt of adayinthelife, a line-up that we can consider as a supergroup.

As Logan Mader is on the guitars, it is highly expected that the music the band would compose, would be influenced by nu-metal. So it did. Then the question would be how Whit would react to this kind of music. The answer was hidden in the last UKJ album though (Motel California), for what the band created on that album had some recognisable nu-metal riffs. The hard&heavy rock band composed shorter songs with less frequent solos, more furious vocals.

Whit, as the song writer, chose a more simple lyric composing method. Rather than story telling or writing long phrases as he did before in UKJ, he chose to compose brief and uncertain lyrics, with no definite meanings. On the other hand he does good in fitting every phrase on the riffs while creating some catchy choruses.

On the album, even though one might not find anything new, after a few listens, i came to the point that the band did real good music. The album itself has a dark athmosphere, the guitars, the tempo and the vocals are all combined to each other so well, all are unhappy and angry.
Unlike other super'wasted'groups in the history which lacked quality in music, this band lost the battle, unfortunately only because of their record company and the lack of publicity.

A hard to find record indeed, that will probably be lost in the pages of history.. though it will be remembered by the minority who experienced because it really has something to offer.

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July 15th 2011


'the band did real good music'???

I like that you're bringing a bit of exposure to an otherwise unknown band, but the review didn't really 'sell' it to the uninitiated. Still, good work!

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