- Audio CD
- Label: Atlantic
- ASIN: B000LX83FK
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
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As far as the music goes, the songs on the CD are so different and diverse, they may have been written by 10 different bands. It opens with the sluggish, emotional and very good "Wall of Shame". Next, it stems off into the surprising ballad "Caught In The Sun", which mixes acoustic guitars, crooning vocals and a perfect underlying bass tone. Also, the band manages to incorporate some orchestral music into this song, adding to the drama level. The band continues throught the album in said fashions of the first two tracks, changing the styles just enough to avoid being cliche, but not as much as to break away from what makes them Course of Nature. By the final two tracks, "Better Part Of Me" and "After the Fall", the band adds some speed, complex drumming, and even some jazz instruments into the music. Both of these tracks make perfect closers to this near-perfect debut album.
Hard rockers looking for some good new music will have a very hard time in todays world, but this is a great place to start. Course of Nature are a rarity of amazing music that doesn't sound like a carbon-copy of a band that came before them. Originality that results in something this great is a near-impossible find today, so get this one now. It's worth every penny.
Caught of Nature is:
Mark Wilkerson -- Lead vocals, rhythm guitar.
Fish -- Lead guitar, bass.
Ricky Shelton -- Drums, backup vocals.
The album features ten solid rock songs, but there are some standouts. Caught in the Sun is a magnificient track, Difference of Opinion, Someone Else to You, and Better Part of Me are absolutely stellar tracks.
Wilkerson is not an exceptional singer, although he's very good. Fish is an excellent guitarist, and, accompanied with Wilkerson's solid rhythm guitar, produce a great sound. Shelton is a respectable drummer, although the drums are usually drowned out by the guitar. One of the great strengths of this group is the song writing. Songs such as Better Part of Me and Caught in the Sun are beautifully written.
I have one complaint about the album though. With only ten tracks, it comes in at a short (approx.) 46 minutes. Hopefully, if there's a followup album, it will be just as solid of a record but feature a few more tracks. They've had three years, so if they are producing another album, I'm expecting alot out of it.
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Not much to say other than this:A rock solid piece of 2000's hard rock music that doesn't disappoint sonicly or lyricly.A good album for an 00's baby like me.Published 13 months ago by Jesus Freak
Awesome! Love it! I recommend this to everyone because it is awesome! It is a very cool item to have!Published on May 5, 2013 by Reuben Gregorian
I first heard this first track on this CD back in 2002 in the Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 soundtrack. I never could find this album. Six years later, I finaly bought it. Read morePublished on December 1, 2009 by Denzel Greer
Here's yet another great rock album that's sadly out of stock. But luckily, Amazon gives it another chance by having you download each song for 99 cents, or the entire album for... Read morePublished on May 11, 2009 by Eric S. Kim
a friend of mine gave me a copy of a few of these songs back a couple of years ago. I was kinda familiar with Caught in the Sun and thought it was a pretty cool song. Read morePublished on August 19, 2007 by C. S. Rabun
I have to admit, I do really like a few songs off this cd. Course Of Nature is another one of those good unknown bands that probably should have sold more records if they would... Read morePublished on September 3, 2006 by Nolan Lewis
Short CD, but one of the best in 2002 in my opinion.
Course of Nature were in process of recording and I know they were getting help by Raine (lead singer) of Our Lady... Read more