11 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Logging in over a decade of service and tending toward the more melodic end of the nü-metal genre, Mudvayne sound like old pros who’ve grown weary of heaviness for heaviness’ sake. It isn’t enough for the Illinois-based group to simply grind it out anymore. They need to engage themselves by exploring their progressive influences more thoroughly and it leads to infinitely more interesting material. “Beautiful and Strange” kicks things off with a twisting and turning that sounds like a band creeping through the basement towards the light. “1000 Mile Journey” sticks close to a catchy melody that’s near pop. “Scream With Me” is far more thoughtful and radio-ready than its title implies. “Closer” chugs with metal’s martial beat and its hoarse, fateful bark, but the guitar solos adhere closer to classic rock. “Heard It All Before,” “I Can’t Wait” and “Beyond the Pale” are the album’s purebred attack dogs, relentlessly charging towards the finish line with no need for finesse, while “Dead Inside” offers up a rare glimpse at the band’s acoustic side.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Logging in over a decade of service and tending toward the more melodic end of the nü-metal genre, Mudvayne sound like old pros who’ve grown weary of heaviness for heaviness’ sake. It isn’t enough for the Illinois-based group to simply grind it out anymore. They need to engage themselves by exploring their progressive influences more thoroughly and it leads to infinitely more interesting material. “Beautiful and Strange” kicks things off with a twisting and turning that sounds like a band creeping through the basement towards the light. “1000 Mile Journey” sticks close to a catchy melody that’s near pop. “Scream With Me” is far more thoughtful and radio-ready than its title implies. “Closer” chugs with metal’s martial beat and its hoarse, fateful bark, but the guitar solos adhere closer to classic rock. “Heard It All Before,” “I Can’t Wait” and “Beyond the Pale” are the album’s purebred attack dogs, relentlessly charging towards the finish line with no need for finesse, while “Dead Inside” offers up a rare glimpse at the band’s acoustic side.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
328 Ratings

328 Ratings

KrustyMoyer ,

Amazing!

Although I LOVE all Mudvayne albums, the crew incorporates all previous outputs into this amazing Metal showcase. They have evolved so well and apparently do not appear to be slowing down anytime soon. For any true Mudvayne fan, this album is a must. They can still rock out with the best of them yet show emotion and intellect at the same time. BUY THIS ALBUM!!!

Kandarial ,

Just like the old days.

This reminds me completely of LD 50, I was disappointed with The New Game, and this is exactly what Mudvayne needed, to redeem themselves.. not only to me, but im sure alot of other people would agree. Great work here guys. Excellent job! Keep Rolling.

ScootDZ ,

I'm Done With These Guys!!

What is this garbage? If you're a fan of MV's L.D. 50 album, you'll absolutely hate this, like all their other stuff since. What a real waste of a good band. L.D. 50 is probably one of the better metal albums I have ever heard, it's just such a let down to hear this is what they have become. Save your money and look elsewhere.

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