Rancid [2000] review by Rancid

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  • Released: Aug 1, 2000
  • Sound: 9
  • Lyrics: 8
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.3 (7 votes)
Rancid: Rancid [2000]

Sound — 9
The sound of this album isn't like any other Rancid album, the sound is amazing. I've been listening to Rancid for almost 12 years, and this album is off the wall punk. With a straight forward assault of ear shattering riffs that would send any metal head running. This is an album for any punk fan. Their sound is off the wall in this album, Matt Freemans basslines are an extreme driving force behind Rancid sound. And Brett Reed shows a lot of flash and skill with his kit on this album. Disgruntled shows much "pinash" in the solo department. The sound if a brutal blitzkreig!

Lyrics — 8
Every Rancid fan can tell you that Tim isn't much of a singer. But he went straight out with this album, with less melody based vocals, and a lot more shouting, witch gives a great punk feeling to the album. The lyrics are good, some of the best songs lyric wise would be "Let Me Go" and "Disgruntled". If you want beautiful vocals in the perfect key, then this album isn't for you. But if you like real punk, this ones for you.

Overall Impression — 10
To be honest, I really do like this album, it screams punk rock with Tim, Lars, Brett, and Matt at the front. The live it, they look it, and on this album they sound like it. It's a great album. Punk rockers everywhere will not be disapointed with this one. Fans of The Casualties and The Unseen, will fall in love with this album. If your in the mood for a good riot, give this album a spin, and destroy something!

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