Crossfade Review

artist: Crossfade date: 04/27/2005 category: compact discs
Crossfade: Crossfade
Released: Apr 13, 2004
Genre: Rock
Styles: Post-Grunge
Number Of Tracks: 10
Musically it's an awkward facsimile of Staind's embittered melodrama, but its tale of addiction and relationship destruction feels like the record's emotional core.
 Sound: 7
 Lyrics: 7
 Overall Impression: 7
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overall: 8
Crossfade Reviewed by: unregistered, on april 27, 2005
1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Sound: First, of the sonund on this album was great. The dual rock vocals is great and something new. They bring a heavy southern rock vibe to their songs on this album. // 8

Lyrics: The lyrics are great. Lots of the songs seem to be emotional motivated on bad things that have happen and one or two anthem songs. Which make an album blow up. // 8

Overall Impression: My overall impression was these guys sound along the lines of Shinedown with the catchy heavy southern rock and blues metal riff. Songs that stand out are well their obvious hit "Cold," "Death Trend Sitta," and "No Giving Up." // 8

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overall: 6
Crossfade Reviewed by: lost'n'broken, on april 18, 2005
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Sound: Crossfade (Columbia Records) has a good catchy sound, but it's nothing we haven't heard before. They have the soft rock down cold but the more hard core material they have could use some work. It's slightly unoriginal and can get boring after a few tracks. Hopefully on their next album they'll work harder for some slightly more attention grabbing tunes. // 6

Lyrics: The lyrics much like the melodies aren't as creative as some of the newer artists or coming out with. The featured songs "So Far Away" and "Cold" are catchy but the words are repetitive and boring. If you look through at all of the songs you'll find they tend to be mostly the same. Singers Ed Sloan and Tony Byroads are very talented and brought some life to their basically lifeless lyrics. // 6

Overall Impression: You could hear some impressions of Nickelback and 3 Doors Down in the melodies and lyrics mostly in "Cold" and "Starless." "The Deep End" and "So Far Away" were definetly the most unique songs on the album. The song "Colors" was one of the featured songs but there was nothing particualarly striking about it. Overall, this was a decent album but I wouldn't recommend it if you're looking for something that'll have you listening for months. I wouldn't buy it again, instead going for the new 3 Doors Down, which has the same type of sound but is just better all around. // 6

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