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Creed has once again employed both brilliant instrumentation and poignant, intelligent lyrics in its effort. If you are in search of moving lyrics check out "Wash Away Those Years", "Inside Us All", "With Arms..." and the positive and uplifting "Higher."
Both fans of Creed's first album and those who are seeking an intelligent and hard rocking album should find Creed to be the solution. Pick up "Human Clay" and journey into a world where powerful, dark, and beautiful music is of the essence.
In many respects, this is a much superior effort from the foursome. First of all, you can tell that they had a bigger budget to record with this time. The sonic quality of the CD is first-rate and much richer than "My Own Prison". There is a definite improvement on the bottom end of the recording (bass and drums). Both Brian Marshall (bass) and Scott Phillips (drums) can be heard loud and clear this time. Secondly, the attention to melody on all 11 tracks is evident and welcome. That is a credit to better song writing. Third of all, Mark Tremonti tries some different things with his guitars and guitar effects. It makes for an interesting sound. Scott Stapp (lead vocals) is the fourth reason this album works well. The man can sing with power, passion, and emotion, and he shows good range with his vocal talents. Finally, the lyrics are wholesome and thought provoking (no naughty words this time). In spite of the melancholy feel with regards to the hard-edged sound, there is a great deal of hope and promise in the words ("Higher", "Eyes Wide Open", "Inside Us All", "Faceless Man" - just to name a few).
The only downside with this release is the absence of up-tempo rockers such as "Unforgiven", "Sister", or "One".Read more ›
Malcontent cynics will say Creed is just a goody-goody Alice in Chains or Pearl Jam, that's fine. It certainly won't stop them, thank goodness... and we have to remember why Grunge become popular in the first place-- IT SOUNDS GOOD- solid, brooding, sexy... and Creed gives it a healthy twist in the right direction, upwards; the style obviously inspired them--not a mystery. A little blaphemous perhaps? who knows...? they put MY mind in the right place... The whole CD is amazing-- Are You Ready is excellent in the role of leading track with great punch appeal-- but I can't forget to mention the current hot singles, Arms Wide Open with Mark saturating that pause with his guitar at just the right moment, and Higher, which just makes me want to fly-- it soars, dips and twirls... powerful. Sure, toss in some Stone Temple Pilots influences too-- whatever! It works.
Don't stop guys. Don't ever forget what is propelling you ... Having been very pleased by the debut & current, I'm looking forward to your 3rd effort, and I hope I have the opportunity to say Thank You again.
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Lambasted at time of release and since, I choose to take a stand and state this is one of my favourite albums. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Glynnmac
Bought this cd to frame as a joke for a friend. He welcomed the gift with arms wide open, so I give it five stars.Published 10 months ago by DLC