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Great Artist

A Life Once LostAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 29, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Deathwish Inc
  • ASIN: B00009RDHR
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #838,588 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Surreal Atrocities
2. Cavil
3. The Change Came Suddenly
4. Nevermore Will I Have An Understanding...
5. ...In Anything Under The Sun
6. Maudlin
7. Pious
8. The Wicked Will Rot
9. Overwhelming

Customer Reviews

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Slaughter to the Sonic System May 13, 2006
Format:Audio CD
This band is just kick ass. Period. This album is brutal from start to finish, and the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because this band's latest cd, "Hunter" is even better than this one. That one is a definite 5 star album. Check it out first, but definitely get this one as well. As for the person a few reviews down the list who claims to not hear any resemblence to Meshuggah at all....ARE YOU KIDDING ME? If you stripped the vocals from these songs, you couldn't get more Meshuggah sounding if you tried!!! A Life Once Lost=Meshuggah's guitars + Lamb of God's (New American Gospel era) vocals. That equals one crushing experience.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow December 28, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Well, I've seen these guys live a good 6 or 7 times.. completely incredible.

Yea the cd might sound a little repetitive at first, since they use the same style of guitar through the whole cd pretty much; but, seriously, listen to it a second time... unbelievable. These guys will get you moving in your seat.

If you get a chance see them live. Incredible.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars organic groove April 11, 2006
Format:Audio CD
obviously the way alol play the riffs on this album (bending the strings) sounds very similar to meshuggah, but oh well it is an incredibly pummeling album none the less,and anyone who is a meshuggah fan should find it very enjoyable to listen to this album ,and i think the only reason people are bitchin about it is because they apparently think that alol are going to steal what meshuggah has, and believe me that will never if u dont have this cd go buy it ecspecially if you love meshuggah and sidewinder bending type riffs like meshuggah use ever so frequently..
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly enjoyable October 23, 2004
By austin
Format:Audio CD
I have listened to meshugga...and personally i dont think that they are ripping them off. ALOL's lyrics are a lot more ominous and the album itself has a more organic sound to it than meshugga's mechanic sounding riffs. ALOL are far more hardcore influenced as well, there are quite good "dancey" bits. The artwork is pretty nifty also, done by Jacob Bannon. There are also some great pearls of genius thrown in there if you LISTEN TO THE ALBUM MORE THAN ONCE. (hint:listen to " anything under the sun")
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a great album by a great band October 28, 2004
Format:Audio CD
first of all i love this band.especially live.second, i love meshugga.alol does at first sound like meshugga and they are definatly influenced by them but alol's sound is much more organic and obviously more "hardcore" and i think more southern.they are also not nearly as technical as meshugga.the only thing that gets to me is the solos.they are definatly a meshugga rip off and i dont like that.i dont understand why they did that.but all in all i think their sound is differnt enough to be valid and anyone that knows whats up w/ both bands should be able to tell the difference and i would think appreciate it.except for the solos...i just dont get that.but oh well..they're freakin awesome.i highly recommend you see them live.its relentless.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This band simply knows how to rock. April 26, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I actually went to high school with the drummer of this band, and I can say without thought, he was the best musician to come out of Wall High School in a damn long time.. thats for sure. Their music is hard, edgy and creative as all hell... and they are all really tight musicians. They definately have a long and prosperous career in front of them. Buy this album! One of the best of the year in this category.
Justin... keep rockin son, you kick ass!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Heavily Influenced by Meshuggah September 13, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
A Great Artist is the only recording I've heard of A Life Once Lost and although the record is excellent, its still a blatent Meshuggah ripoff. The formula for every song is the same; offtime guitar riffs with Thomas Haake imitation drumming. Even the vocals sound like that of Meshuggah (but in an odd occurance, are actually better). I give this band credit for their talent and, because of that, I gave this recording 4 stars. But in the future, they shouldn't wear their influences so blatenly on their sleeve. Still, these guys write some pretty awsome riffs and if they can develop a style more of their own, they'll be able hold their own against any band, including Meshuggah!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars some great chugging riffs January 20, 2005
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Yes, they sound like Meshuggah. So what? You know all those killer groovy, head pounding riffs that Meshuggah weave into their songs? Well, "A Great Artist" is a full length cd of those grooves. I'd place the influence of this music back in the "None" era. Here's wishing more bands would sound like Meshuggah....there would be less sucky music out there.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Complex, Catchy, Thoughtful
I can't say I expected the menagerie of sound that greeted me when I played Great Artist however, I was pleased to find it. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Soren K.
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding.
When I listen to A Great Artist, then something by Meshuggah (Nothing is the album I think is closest in style), I enjoy the differences. Read more
Published on February 9, 2009 by Blaise D. Canfield
5.0 out of 5 stars Like a Thundering Prequel to Hunter
A Great Artist is by far satisfying through and through. I picked up Hunter first and after that I didn't expect this album to be parallel to Hunter's perfection. Read more
Published on January 30, 2009 by Tyler S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Meshuwhat?
It is true that A Life Once Lost has a Meshuggah influence in their music, but does that necessary make them a clone? Read more
Published on December 21, 2006 by Bill Lumbergh
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad
A poor man's Meshuggah, but much better than Lamb of God. Give it a download.
Published on December 6, 2005 by MaratsBathing
5.0 out of 5 stars meshuggah
i don't understand where these meshuggah references are coming from. i personally don't hear it at all. if anything i would compare them to lamb of god - new american gospel era. Read more
Published on August 3, 2005 by Jonah K. Quick
2.0 out of 5 stars Pure garbage
again, pure garbage, i gave it two because this album sticks in my head so much and i love laughing to it's crappiness.
Published on June 8, 2004 by Andy Chase
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