As your musical maturity develops, you often tend to shuffle aside bands you used to love. Having listened to a variety of music, and being accustomed to more complexities within music, you become able to listen to your old music with a different ear, and decide what is, sadly, crap.
However, as your musical ear expands, you can often see exactly what it is in a band you find terrific. Mudvayne is one of these bands. I enjoyed their music immensely when I was 13 years old, but I never really wondered why. Music is subjective, yes, but an ability to observe the objective qualities is a band is a useful tool in defending them against critics. Perhaps this is why The End has a kind of tight, held back sound to it.
The album begins with Silenced , an obvious stab at censorship. Singer Chad Gray, unlike other nu metal singers, has the gift of above average intelligence. I try not to think of Mudvayne as members, but as a collective, but his exceptional talent is undeniable. His playing during the verses of Silenced is especially technical, but his unique style is evident throughout the whole album. His playing is funky, but is distinguishably his own, and from the very start of The End, he shows that he will still be one of the highlights of the band.
Definitely not to be overlooked is Matt McDonough. McDonough sheds light upon the very poor world of nu metal drumming. When I first began listening to Mudvayne, I was often unable to play along with his tricky transitions between bars and time signatures. I remember reading that Chad Gray feels he screamed too much on L. On Lost And Found , Mudvayne went for a more clean, live sound, and this allows them to create focused, melodic songs.
Some people lump Mudvayne with Gwar, Manson, Slipknot, etc. They want their fans to think of the albums first, before they think of the members, because the members only appear as extensions of the music. Do you remember the bedroom?
On the other hand, the overzealous nihilism that floods the backdrop of Gray's lyrics triumphantly instills an inescapable devotion of attention to the apparently major proportion of his message's integrity.
Taking his rant seriously is almost an innate ability. If one were to stare threw a scope that assessed all fairness to musicians and bands everywhere, they would know that most artists, whether they're thriving along the plains of indie, underground, or mainstream, possess the talent to brew up truly unique, original, and most importantly, distinguishable material that sets them aside from the masses.
It isn't just an effortless task to set TEOATTC aside from just about every other nu-metal act surfacing prior, at, and after its chart time, but it's also easily the most one-of-a-kind record Mudvayne has recorded, within the rest of their major-label discography. There's too much experimentation in the right crannies of the genre to dismiss this outing as anything less than superb. Tweet Recent reviews by this author. Mudvayne Mudvayne.
Mudvayne Lost and Found. Mudvayne The New Game. Chevelle The North Corridor. Deftones Deftones. Silenced 2. Not Falling Side B 1. Per version Of A Truth 2. Mercy, Severity 3. World So Cold Side C 1. The Patient Mental 2. The pressure made us focus instead of fold.
MTV said The End of All Things to Come derives influence from several styles, including death metal , progressive rock , jazz metal and harmony-filled classic rock. During the album's songwriting process, the band intentionally isolated themselves for inspiration. The song "Trapped in the Wake of a Dream" has verses written in 17 8 , choruses in 11 8 and a bridge that mixes both time signatures. McDonough said "If I hadn't pointed out which song was written in 17 8 I don't think most people would have noticed.
It's a strange time signature but it works because it's smooth", while Gray added that it was the hardest song on the album to record. Positive reviews came from Entertainment Weekly , which deemed it to be more "user-friendly" than L. The Daily News Journal also gave the album a positive review, writing, "The End of All Things to Come captures Mudvayne at a time when the band has found its voice and is hitting its stride with confidence.
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