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|11.||He Calls Home|
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|From: Doghouse Reilly||Date: May 12, 2016 at 17:24|
|I liked this disc a lot back in te day. To e, Candlebox never really embodied what grunge was about--their riffs weren't sludgy, the angst seemed a little more subtle, and the songs were very tuneful. The majority of these tracks flog the whole "soft verse, loud chorus" thing to death, and even the songs that are hard from the beginning are not all that hard. But the guitar lines are always interesting, and Kevin Martin had a strong voice and sense of melody. He reminded me of a non-southern Chris Robinson, of all people. His vocal trademark though was a way-yay-yay-yay-yay of stretching his words out in nearly every chorus. Never cared much for "You," but the other singles, "Change," "Far Behind" and "Cover Me" are all good, as are "No Sense," "He Calls Home" and the two-part bluesy/funky "Rain."|
|From: Doghouse Reilly||Date: May 12, 2016 at 17:25|
|"Far Behind" is actually one of my favorite mainstream rock songs of the entire decade of the '90's.|
|From: MetalllianStallion||Date: May 21, 2016 at 22:20|
|I thought HH had a "Guilty-Grunge-Genre" by association, since this Seattle band never made it here until now. First of all this debut is hard rock with dark overtones, not modern rock (their following albums did lean more alternative),as back in 93' where was modern rock radio? Back to the genre future? Alice in Chains was another Seattle based HR/Metal act that got unfairly lumped in to grunge town. If your Seattle HR band is not grunge in the early 90's what do you call them since the term "post-grunge" wasn't invented yet? (Pre-grunge). When asked what he hated about Candlebox's rise to fame in the '90s, singer Kevin Martin said, "I surely hated being called a grunge band." This by far is their best album selling triple platinum in the states as they lost their balls, and it was a down hill ride from there. I listened to samples of their latest release "Disappearing In Airports (2016), yawn, the magic is long gone. "Don't You" was a glimmer of HR hope in the 90's grimy grunge era.|
|From: Doghouse Reilly||Date: May 22, 2016 at 10:48|
|If you want to get down to it, what DOES grunge sound like? I mean, take your big four grunge bands. Nirvana didn't sound like Pearl Jam, who didn't sound like Soundgarden, who didn't sound like AIC. (It could be said that their SoCal cousins STP sounded like all of them combined.) It was a fahion statement, an idea, as much as a sound. Postgrunge bands are easy to identify, because their sound is already mapped out for them, as formulaic as "hair metal" in 1990.|
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