Pass Out Of Existance review by Chimaira

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  • Released: Aug 21, 2001
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 8
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.8 (12 votes)
Chimaira: Pass Out Of Existance

Sound — 10
This album gives a feeling of industrial metal witch electronic music, and my god it works! Tuning all the way down to A (yes readers, A), this is a metal album worth a listen or fifty. This album is a masterpiece. The tremolo palm muting is here by the barrel, and Chris gives the songs that dark edge that pushes it into industrial.

Lyrics — 8
At this point, Mark's lyrics, compared to TIOR, lack that killer roar on this album, though it is still there. The lyrics I feel are very personal, especially in the closing track 'Jade'. The lyrics "I want to be where you are, I miss you" is obviously very personal to him, it may be his mother or a loved one who passed away. Who knows.

Overall Impression — 10
I probably would buy this album again if I lost it or it was stolen because it is a classic and it shows potential of what was to come on 'The Impossibilty Of Reason."

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    Not that this is a bad album, but compared to Chimaira's later work, it's complete shite. The band members themselves dismiss it as crappy nu metal (Impossibility of Reason DVD).