||Originally founded by Skinny, the drummer
of Mushroomhead, the band
has released their forth album. This bands gets an amazing draw to
their concerts, and if you ask me its very well deserved. Mushroomhead
has sold out every show they have played since 1995, that's definitely
something to be proud about. If you haven't heard them yet, the band
takes sounds from all types of music. They are mainly a mix of hardcore,
metal and industrial, but they do have influences from hiphop to techno,
and ambience as well. The best way I can describe this band is basically
a cross between Pantera and Faith No More, and that is definitely
on the more intense side of these bands. This eight member group can
really get things going. "XX" is filled with creative music.
The whole CD is well written, produced, mixed, etc. My favorite songs
on this CD are "Before I Die," "BWOMP," "Solitaire/Unraveling,"
"These Filthy Hands," and "The New Cult King."
The rest of the songs are good as well. There are thirteen tracks,
plus one hidden track on this over seventy-one minute disk. Watch
for this band to get big quickly, especially with music wrote as well