Welcome to the second review of ChocolateRobot’s, posted by the one and only Bobcat Thunderpants. As few of you know (considering the site has been officially running since today) ChocolateRobot’s intent is to review mutli-media products, whether it be music, movies, technology, art, etc., to the best of our ability. A fellow creator of CR, Connor, posted our first review on today’s movie releases, so I have taken on the responsibility review today’s newly released music.

Today’s release was rather uneventful with the only album release of Ryan Star. Unable to recover an samples from his new album, I decided to review older albums in hope for insight on his new CD. Frankly, his music sucks and seems to adhere to females, whom he wants take in the back of his car. This cat’s lyrics are dreadful and don’t flow wth his songs whatsoever. Also, it appears that he feeds off of Vag through the use of posing as a rock star.

So I looked at last Tuesday’s releases. Aside from various Rap or R&B artists and the New Moon Twilight OST Album, there was only one other band to review. Mudvayne, the album released by the band Mudvayne is a Heavy Metal delight for those dark and deranged listeners. The band opens the album with, in my opinion, its best song. Classic Double-Bass pedal drum jams, Shredded Metal guitar riffs, and Hellish Alternating Vocals orchastrate this well-crafted track titled Beautiful and Strange.

This song was probably one of the best openers I’ve heard for an album. Although Mudvayne blows a massive metal load on you the first track, their songs progressively lose momentum. It appears that all the better songs were compiled in the first half of the album, whereas the slower, increasingly dull songs are placed at the end, last of which is Dead Inside. Although we are approaching the turn of a new decade, Mudvayne still holds on to the early 2000’s heavy metal sound, which isn’t all too terrible considering their music contains dynamic guitar pieces, inventive and actually audible lyrics rather than the confusing shrill or roar of most metal bands, and finally ever so sweet double bass pedal given to us by the great Heavy Metal.

I dub the new Mudvayne album by Mudvayne a 7.5 out of 10 and recommend this CD for any Heavy Metal Monster thrashing through Hell and back because this album is as Mudvayne screams “Beautiful and Strange.”

Album Cover for Mudvayne

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