Anthem For The Underdog review by 12 Stones

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  • Released: Aug 14, 2007
  • Sound: 8
  • Lyrics: 4
  • Overall Impression: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 6.3 Neat
  • Users' score: 8.3 (51 votes)
12 Stones: Anthem For The Underdog
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Sound — 8
I guess you could say that the music is good. They use a very post-grunge style that varies from pretty hard to pretty soft. Their most upbeat song is probably "Adrenaline" and it is a great rock song. The softest is "Lie to Me [Acoustic]". It is obviously the acoustic version of a song also on the CD, but it is a nice ballad. Overall a good sound. Nothing way too impressive, however.

Lyrics — 4
Lyrically, the band has room for improvement. A lot of clichs used, some rhymes sound forced, and a lot of lines just sound corny (At least I thought so). For example, "This Dark Day" starts out like this, "I'm flushing the pills/I've lost all my will/.../and I can't rewind/I'm the suffering kind..." It just sounds way too corny. They did have some nice lines in there, however, like a lot of lines in the verses of "lie to Me", or in "Broken Road. As for the singer, he has an average singing voice. He does a nice job screaming, not too out of control.

Overall Impression — 7
Some of the better songs here are "Lie to Me" and the acoustic version of the same song, "Broken Road" which, by the way, was co-written by Chris Daughtry, in case you care-, "Hey Love" is a sweet little ballad, and "Adrenaline" rocks. I actually didn't dislike any song on the album, but I only loved a few of them. If it got stolen I actually wouldn't buy it again, but I'd keep it on my MP3 player. I listen to it while I clean my house. It's good for that.But it is a pretty good CD, just not a super standout.

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    JrabJrab
    It is a great band changing their style. I wish they would have used a little more authenticity blues solos on the guitar and left his voice alone, but I think they will be around for awhile yet.
    Fuel Collector
    A great album. The lyrics have depth and meaning. Not as rockin' as their older music, but not a bad album at all.
    Bluezz
    F@ck... I hope,i'll get this cd in russia soon.. ****ing country...
    metal_dragon13
    This album is one of their best. Some good songs are "World So Cold, Arms of a Stranger, and Lie to me (acoustic).
    Goalmaster
    The lyrics aren't corny. I can think of songs that have way more corny lyrics.
    AmplifySilence
    Goalmaster wrote: The lyrics aren't corny. I can think of songs that have way more corny lyrics.
    Heh, so can i.
    AwesoMene$$
    AmplifySilence wrote: Goalmaster wrote: The lyrics aren't corny. I can think of songs that have way more corny lyrics. Heh, so can i.
    Me too..... Cough Dragonforce Cough Cough