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All killer no filler is the first album from the pop punk band sum 41. When they first came on the scene it was at the time bands like this were thriving really, blink 182 were getting a lot of airplay and these were another band who wrote catchy pop punk songs to get them in the charts as well. And, although they have now kind of fizzled out a bit, I still really love this album and still listen to it from time to time.
Track number four off the album is fat lip, its my favourite song and its one of their more rockier songs, it has a little bit of shouting in here and there however I really like that about it. The song has some great instrumental bits in though and is rocking all the way through, although it does have a very mellow singing part in the middle which is a really nice addition to the song as well.
In too deep is another one that made it into the charts and gained them commercial success. Its much more low key then the fast paced shouting and harder rock sound of fat lip. It starts off with a really nice palm muted guitar tune which sounds really good and goes all the way through the first verse to the chorus. The song really gets going when it hit's the chorus and although it isn't as fast paced as song of the others they have done its still a really great song.
These two songs may be the best but that's not to say the others on the album aren't any good at all, motivation is another fantastic song, handle this is also really good and pain for pleasure is also one I enjoy listening to. In fact most the songs on here are pretty good and there aren't really any weak links, a really great first album from a band that could write pretty catchy pop punk songs.
1. Introduction To Destuction
2. Nothing On My Back
3. Never Wake Up
4. Fat Lip
7. In Too Deep
9. Handle This
10. Crazy Amanda Bunkface
11. All She's Got
12. Heart Attack
13. Pain For Pleasure
Sum 41 are a rock band who came out about ten years back. All Killer No Filler came out back in 2001. This was the first album by the band and did really well. I like this album and thought it was about time I gave it a reivew. So here is what I thought of each song:
1. Introduction To Destruction - A brilliant little intro. Not actually a song, its just a short spooky poem read by someone with a great eerie voice. I really think this sets the album up well. 4/5
2. Nothing On My Back - A fast paced song to kick the album off. This really shows what Sum 41 are all about, big riffs, banging drum solos and a great rhythm. Good song. 4/5
3. Never Wake Up - A very short song. Loud and aggressive. Not one of my favorites, but its only short so its not a problem. 2/5
4. Fat Lip - The song that really made the band big. Massive riffs and some quality lyrics. This song just makes you want to jump up and down and go crazy. The lyrics really slap society in the face and this shows what the band is all about. My favorite line is 'because you don't know us at all, we laugh when old people fall'. Funny while a bit cruel. Great great song! 5/5
5. Rhythms - Another full on rock song. There is some amazing drumming in this song and it really is fast and powerful. The lyrics are not great but the rhythm and beat is addictive! 4/5
6. Motivation - Yet again, fast and frantic. A song that really sums up youth culture and how so many young people feel. I like the song but I find the chorus a little weak. 3/5
7. In To Deep - Another massive hit for the band. This one is a little slower but still retains that big rock song feel. The lyrics are excellent in this song and I remember when it came out this song really felt like it was written for me personnally as it was just the way I was feeling about life at the time. Rock classic! 5/5
8. Summer - This starts off so fast and loud. Its great, a really good song that is full of energy. Not quite as good as some of the other songs but still one I really enjoy. 4/5
9. Handle This - Massive riffs are the order of the day on this one. It's a bit slower and for some reason does not quite sound as good as some of the others. Having said that it's really nice to see the band try something a little different. 3/5
10. Crazy Amanda Bunkface - Great name for a song. This is back to the fast and rocky sound the band love. Not one of the best songs on the album however and possibly what I would call a filler. 3/5
11. All She's Got - This song reminds me of early Green Day songs. No messing about, just raw guitar and drums. It sounds OK but again is not one of the best songs on the album. 3/5
12. Heart Attack - Another slightly slower one. Still a classic song though, the words are strong and the riffs very good. When the chorus kicks in its back to big sounds and fast music. 4/5
13. Pain For Pleasure - Pure magic. This song it a little different and sounds like a different band. I'm not sure who sings it but I love it. Its funny and clever and sounds amazing. Its two minutes of rock heaven! A very dark song but a very good one. 5/5
14. Makes No Difference - Last song on the album, can they end strong. In a word, yes! A brilliant little song, fast and fun and some good lyrics. They really end the album in stlye with this one. Great stuff! 4/5
I had forgotten how much I enjoy this album. It's years since I last listened to it, but now I hear all the songs I realise what a great album it is. It feels like this guys are just bursting with talent and its a really raw sound they have created. If your into your rock music and have never heard this album its one you should really give a try. An excellent album by Sum 41!!
O yes the days of wishing I was uber cool and also wishing I was an American teenager living a punk pop rock life style.
I used to love these guys they had some great lyrics, fun videos and super catchy tunes.
I first heard their single Fat Lip on the radio and fell in love with it. After hearing a couple more of their songs I knew I had to have the album and spent my pocket money on getting their album.
Immediately you can tell these guys just want to have a laugh and make some fun loving music. The front cover of their albums has pictures of the band members all shaking their heads from side to side so that their lips and checks look all disfigured and it is very funny.
The album music is mainly a punky / pop type of music with it edging more onto the metal and screamer rock genre as the final song on the album tries to emphasise. The tracks are all really upbeat and feel good and it is refreshing to know they write and perform on their own songs!
There are song fantastic lyrics especially in the well known Fat Lip and 3 of the members have some singing parts which is nice to hear a mix up of the voices.
The style of music does not seem to be very 'in' at the moment but I do remember about 8 years ago they wee all the rage and very popular. This album is really good but you can hear that their later ones have heavier more full tracks and it is clear that this album is a bit of a stepping stone for their creativity.
All Killer No Filler is Sum 41's second album, and the album that broke them into the mainstream with the singles: Fat Lip, Motivation and In Too Deep. It was released on May 8, 2001 and has been certified platinum.
The album starts off with "Introduction to Destruction" which is about forty seconds long and features a supposedly "scary" voice introducing you to the music of Sum 41. Its pointless and a stupid way to start the album. Next up is "Nothing On My Back" which is an average song that isn't anything special. Then the album starts to pick up pace with "Never Wake Up", a 50 second song that is the most punk thing on this album. It has really fast drumming with even faster guitars complimented by Deryck Whilbey's vocals.
"Fat Lip" is song number five and my personal favourite. Feature metal-riffs with rapping about teenage rebellion it's no wonder it was so popular. The rapping style is very like the Beatie Boys and if you don't like them you are going to hate this song. Unfortunately because of this song and "In Too Deep", many teenage girls now think they are rockers because they listen to Sum 41. This is untrue because Sum 41 are certainly more pop than they are anything else. But thats not a bad thing, because they add a sense of fun to what would just be a stagnant group of heavy riffs. Although the album starts to fade out towards the end with tracks like "Crazy Amanda Bunkface" and "Heart Attack", it ends with the hilarious parody of 80s glam metal bands with the introduction of "Pain For Pleasure".
Download: Fat Lip, All She's Got, Pain for Pleasure
"All Killer No Filler" came in 2001 as the debut alum from the Pop Punk band Sum 41 and came as their breakthrough release as they came with a hyped-up released packed with massive singles and other tunes which get the Canadian band-who were heavily influenced by NOEFX coming with tracks which use the Punk Rock material as a foundation and soften it up with lighter Pop themes.
1. "Introduction To Destruction"
2. "Nothing On My Back"
Getting right down to things, you find that here they perform a track where they pull out a lively tune and just break out with something to set the album up and give it some kind of direction. When compared to others here, I have to say that I found it to be rather plain and average, but I'm sure others would see it in a different light, but I felt that it wasn't really doing as much as it should to be noticed.
3. "Never Wake Up" (Lude)
4. "Fat Lip"
As they jump into this one, there debut single , you find that they come out with a heavy joint where they show that it is alright for Punk acts to bring in somethin a little alternative, such as Hip hop into the mix and so with a couple of Beastie Boys-esque rapping segments, they perform a high-energy jam which stands as one of their biggest hits to date and one that you can't really hate on for its catchiness.
Off the tune prior to this on, you find that the band are able to come out with a track that takes on the same sort of structure as they come out with a tune which uses the sorts of catchy hooks that you would expect from a Pop tune and this is mixed in with the raging Punk aspects of what they do for an alright mix, but I still felt that it seemed rather average when you compare it to others on here.
Bursting out with another intense tune, which finds them playing for only a short amount of time, you see that within this period they are able to construct a tune that takes on all the sorts of things which made their top tunes so popular. I felt that as a result it meant that this one needed some time t really get the best of it from, and you shouldn't just dismiss it as they seem to stay on the same level as with many others.
7. "In Too Deep"
This came as the band's second single and seemed to carry on the success that came of their debut single and took things to another level as they come out with another irresistible Pop Punk jam and ensure that no listener can be disappointed by the hyped material that they drill out here. It is a powerful tune and one that seems to have them showing how well the conventional Punk aspects can be twisted to fit the popular format.
This is high-paced track from the band, and it forces you to carry through the sorts of things that were found in earlier tunes to feel the energy of this one. However, I would have to say that what comes of this one isn't quite as appealing as others as this one sounds far too Pop for them and, although the rest of it is there, it sounds far too watered-down to get much from it and it loses what it had going for it.
9. "Handle This"
This was the final single that the band released from the album, but it wasn't one of the most popular ones, and I expected that this is largely down to the fact that they had chosen to adapt their style so heavily to make room for such a tune to fit into the able as they lower the pace quite a bit and force Steve Jocz' percussion to be suppressed to the point where it doesn't sound like a Punk track.
10. "Crazy Amanda Bunkface"
Here you see that they perform a tune to bounce back from what came of the track prior to it as they come out with a tune that fits into the general sound of the record much more, but I felt that without any momentum dragging it through, it was a bit much to really get much out of. However, when taken as an individual song, you see how they pack in many more elements than they typically do, but just not all that well.
11. "All She's Got"
Here they come out with a tune that really does need some attention s you need some time to have it really grow on you, and I felt that it stood as the two first singles "In Too Deep" and "Fat Lip" did as bangers and ones that bring out the best that the album has to offer and show the band working to the best of their ability. It is a fly cut and shows the strengths in Greig Nori and Deryck Whilbey's song writing.
12. "Heart Attack"
On the final proper track on the album, you see that they come out with a tune which seems to represent the album fairly well in that it pulls together all of the things that the record has to offer and brings them together to make for a song that will appeal to those who enjoy it when they make a balance of the Pop and Punk to where it is only the Pop-y song structure and hardcore Punk production.
13. "Pain For Pleasure" (Outro)
I felt that although I could enjoy a few tracks on here, there weren't really too many that were actually that exciting for me and I felt that it was a bit of a disappointment (especially when compared to what the lead singles promised). However I felt that this was down to the fact that much of it needed heavy repetition to really feel.
I must admit that I do hold a bit of prejudice against a lot of Punk bands because I just usually dismiss them as brainless music that's churned out without much feeling and is just silly. Sum 41 don't exactly dispell me from that fact, but for its own intents and purposes, it is tailor-made for a young audience and in that regard was quite well recieved as a knowingly juvenile slice of music. They're not great musicians, but they're a fun group and this is a decent enough album with some catchy songs, I must admit.
Their first big hit, Fat Lip, is what propelled them to fame, and it's a really strange mix because it initially sounds like a Punk song, but the lyrics are delivered at such a quick-fire pace that you could easily mistake it for some sort of Rapcore combination. I won't even try and discern the lyrics or the meaning, but it's catchy enough and quite good
What I like more, though, is the 90-second addendum to the song, called Pain For Pleasure, a rather clever mockery of the overly bombastic and self-serious rock of the 1980s. The music video also makes this a lot funnier, as the group are all dressed up in stereotypical 80s garb.
This is a breezy album and not a challenging listen, and to be honest I think that's all its target audience want - something that's easy to listen to, a bit fun, and loud enough to headbang to. It's trying to be as daft and quirky as it can be, and with tracks like Motivation and In Too Deep, it succeeds grandly (particularly if you watch the music videos too!). Still, if you're after value for money, this is the length of maybe only half a normal album, so it's not so great in that regard.
All Killer, No Filler certainly lives up to its name. This offering from Sum 41 is one of my favourite albums and one of the best punk rock albums around. The opening track features a deep voice introduction to the album before the guitars and drums kick in on the next track. It's a good twist to how albums normally start!
"Nothing On My Back" is a great opening music track with a really fast punk guitar sound, accompanied with great lyrics. A really powerful opener to the album.
"Never Wake Up" is the next track and one of my least favourite songs on the album. Not going to say much about this one!
Track 4 sees the start of 4 fantastic songs in a row, these being "Fat Lip", "Rhythms", "Motivation" and "In Too Deep". These four songs are arguably the best on the album, all of them having a real solid guitar sound. Hard to beat in punk rock terms! In fact these 4 songs are probably amongst the best punk rock songs around!
The rest of the songs on the album carry on a similar them, "Summer" being the best of what's left. I'm not hugely keen on the other songs but they are still good. This album at no point leaves you disappointed. As they say in the title, there is no filler! With a whole host of great tracks this album is without doubt my favourite Sum 41 album and as I mentioned at the start, up there with my all time favourite albums!
All Killer, No Filler by Sum 41 really is an umbelivable album that I really am very fond of. The album reached platinum in the first month alone which really is very impressive! It has been classed as the 9th best punk album of all time and that is no supprise because it really is an excellent album. I bought it orignally for £10 from Virgin adn you can now get it for just £5 from Amazon which is a very good deal. The album was originally released in May 2001 and had a big impact. This really is a fantastic album an dI would really recommend it.
All Killer, No Filler has 14 superb tracks including Fat lip, In too deep, Motivation and the amazing Pain for pleasure! The album in general has the Sum 41 distinctive punk rock genre and tone that I really love. In too deep is an umbelivable track that contains one of the best guitar solo's I have ever heard and it has a fantastic music video to match! Fat lip and motivation feature brilliant guitar riffs that really are enjoyable and are very vibrant. I found the music to be full of energy and great fun to listen too, I also really liked the lyrics in each of the songs. The lyrics tend to be about being lazy, society and relationships.
I really would recommend this album because it is truly incredible, every song in this album is great in its own way and the album really is diverse. The album itself is really well produced and the audio quality is excellent throughout. I think this is a must have for any Sum 41 fan and I would also recommend it for people who have not heard that much of the band. It really would make a great present also as it also is quite comic in its own way. I hope this was useful and thank you very much for reading!
All Killer, No Filler by Sum 41 is a great album that was released in 2001, this album really does what it says on the tin, all killer tracks and no fillers in my opinion. The genre of Sum 41 as a band is Punk Rock, one of my prefered music tastes, and this album is one of my favourites by Sum 41.
This album is available in most cd shops including HMV, and is priced normally around £5-£15, depending on where exactly you get it.
Here is the track listing for this album:
2. Nothing on my back
3. Never Wake Up
4 Fat Lip
7. In Too Deep
9. Handle This
10. Crazy Amanda Bunkface
11. All Shes Got
12. Heart Attack
13. Pain For Pleasure
14. Makes No Difference
My Favourite Tracks
I think that this would be one of the most popular tracks from Sum 41. This song is about not being the most popular, or the most sociable person in school or life, and not conforming to how society thinks you should act, its a great punky fun song, just about being yourself and having fun and one of my favourite Sum 41 songs.
This is another very popular song by Sum 41 and basically about how people who push others to suceed and stop them from having fun are wrong and leave you feeling like you just dont care any more. Again this is a very punky and fun track with a bit of attitude.
In Too Deep
This was another popular song by Sum 41 and is about a relationship that just wasnt meant to be, even though you like some one, they drive you crazy and you have to try too hard. Its another fun punky track, just like most of the other tracks on this album.
If your a punk fan, chances are you have came across Sum 41's music before, I think that this is their best album and is full of punky rock fun, recommended for anyones punk music collection.
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All Killer No Filler
This is a band I'm not actually that keen on but this album is amazing, I really love it, Especially Fat Lip which I first heard on Kerrang! T.V
Introduction To Destruction ***
I think they made a bad choice by using this as an opening, Its boring and there is no singing in it or rhythm behind the voice at all! Bad choice deffinatley, If it wasn't for the other tracks on this album I would have gotten rid of this CD by now.
Nothing On My Back ****
This just gets straight into it with the rhythm. It is great and the vocals are brilliant. I didn't actually like this track when I first heard it but I guess it has grown on me. The beat is fast and catchy, something I look for mainly in music.
Never Wake Up ***
This is a good track I like the chorus but its a bit of a mess at the verses the only thing I can really hear is the beat. The track is only 50 seconds long and I guess thats just enough time for this one if it carried on any longer it would have gotten on my nerves.
Fat Lip ***** R
This is an awesome track and deffinatley recommeded to many people.
The rhythm and beat go together well and the chorus of this track is absoloutley brilliant. The bass line is excellent and tops the song off well.
This track starts off brilliantly, The vocals are great and the rhythm of them go well with the lyrics. The beat stands out well in this track and is very hooking, It goes great with the rhythm guitar.
Motivation ***** R
This is a brilliant track and easy to remember, Its very catchy too, it will pop into your head from time to time and then you just need to listen to the track, It is brilliant and I always love listening to it.
In Too Deep *****R
This has a great video to it. The vocals are excellent in this track. The tempo is nicely set and the bass line is awesome. The riff is amazing and is one that sticks in your head for ages.
This is a brilliant track. I love the lyrics, the whole track put together is very upbeat and catches your attention from the very beginning.
Handle This ****
A track that has a nice upbeat but slow rhythm is a great track and thats what this one is it's a great track. The lyrics are sung brilliantly all through-out the track, I can't find a fault with this one at all.
Crazy Amanda Bunkface *****
This is a great track, upbeat and catchy, I like the rhythm it gets your head going along with it. This song actually reminds me of some of Blink 182's stuff. Vocals and lyrics are great.
All She's Got ***** R
This is an amazing track its upbeat and got a great tempo, Again it's got a Blink 182 feel to it and that isn't a bad thing because Blink 182 are great! The vocals are awesome and the lyrics are the type that stay in your head and play over and over again, I never get bored of this track. Recommended.
Heart Attack *****
This track has great acoustics at the begining that goes nice with the vocals/lyrics. A great bass line that mixes well with the drum beat. All in all great track.
Pain For Pleasure ***** R
Such an amazing track It is only 1:43 long but it is brilliant, They put this track on the end of the Fat Lip Video and it is great! It has a metal feeling to it and is just not Sum 41 but they did something different at least, you get these bands that just stick to their normal style but this band did a Metal track as well as Punk Rock, It is great!
Their first two singles "Fat Lip" and "In Too Deep" are typical of the quality you can expect from AKNF. Though they are comparable to the likes of Blink 182, I think that they actually convey more emotion and feeling than can be found on "Take Off Your Pants And Jacket". There are many highlights, including the Dexter-like "woah-oh-oh" on "Summer", and the sing-along song that you'll listen to again and again, "Handle This". All the other tracks are very good (don't bother listening to the intro more than once), with maybe the exception "Never Wake Up" which is too short, and doesn't fit in with the rest of the album. On the whole, a class action-packed high-energy performance, with just a hint of genius with their slightly slower lyrics like "I will bring you down" and "I know what I want, and that's more than you can say". One of the best punk-rock albums out there, get this is you like Blink-182 or The Offspring.
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I like all sorts of music, but up until the last few months, i looked at the people who walked around with chains or hooded tops with band names on them as a little warped in the head! Then I did the sensible thing, I checked out some new rock, what attracted me to it was actually the songs that featured in "American Pie 2" Before then I'd never really heard much about sum 41, but I checked out the "All Killa No Filla" album and, praise the lord, I have been converted!!! This album is one of the best I have ever heard, and I have listened to a lot of albums over a wide range! This album gives the listener a natural buzz, makes you feel alive, as opposed to most albums, every song on this album has had a lot of work put into it, which is obvious. Another unique thing with this album is that, the music on every song is just as good as the words. One criticism of this album is that the songs arent very long and you dont get a lot for your money. Well thats were the title of the album comes into it, All killa no filla, meaning every song is their very best, there are no second class songs on this album put there just to pad, this I think is great. Surely most people have noticed, you buy an album, there are loads of great songs at the beginning then the quality tails off nearer the end, its dissappointing but a fact. Sum 41s quality lasts throughout the album. They opened my eyes up to modern day rock, and after this album I went out and shopped around, I have found my favourite band through doing this, Greenday, most people have not heard of them, but they are a top American band, they are not heavy metal, just mellow. Rock lives on, and I have just realised it!!
There are three things I htae about music today: - 1. All nu-metal acts. 2. Sum-41. 3. New Found Glory ("lovingly" known as NFG). Today however I am here to talk to you all about Sum-41. But before I do I need to talk about Blink-182 first (don't worry it'll make sense later). Today I was pondering near my computer and my dog- what opinion should I write for dooyoo today? Hmmm... I've slagged off Slipknot, praised Green Day, Weezer and especially Blink-182 to excessive amounts and I've labelled Papa Roach's lovehatetragedy as a garage band. Well, then I remembered- Alan you're praising too many people, it's about time you really slagged off a band, a band you really hate with all your god given heart. The first band that came into my head was Sum-41 and the opinions I've read on their breakthrough All Killer No Filler albums really disappointed and shocked me while just increasing my hate for Sum-41. "The Canadian version of Blink-182". "Fun as Hell". "Energetic". "The Soundtrack of the Summer" "Stunning". "My Favourite Band In The World". Just some quotes from other people's opinions on this album. Well, reader- ignore everyone else's opinion because they don't know what they're talking about. I'm going to go through every single detail of why I hate Sum-41 and this album. I got this album last September, imported before its original UK release. I still have it but the dust is collecting over it to such an extent that their are spider's cobwebs near it now! I bought it because I heard sparkling rumours that this album was as good as (in pop/punk terms) if not better than Blink-182's Enema of the State. Now, I'm a big Blink-182 fan and although I regard Enema as being Blink's worst album, it's a pop/punk masterpiece (aft
erall it's their only pop/punk album- I felt TOYPAG was more punk). I bought the CD, came home, went to my room, put it in the CD player and pressed play: - INTRODUCTION TO DESTRUCTION is the first track on this miserable collection of songs. And the title's right- it's an introduction..... to the destruction...... of Sum-41! It serves as an intro as a "spooky" voice (sounding like Mr. Blobby p.s. the spooky is quoted from a dooyoo opinion praising this record) tells you to prepare...... for one minute. Too long if you ask me then suddenly swooping guitars come in and track two, NOTHING ON MY BACK, begins with a nice, if uninventive, punk/pop by numbers riff. Nothing special, I thought of the tune which is replayed again and again and again until it becomes annoying. However, I found this song ok- the lyrics about pressure are average, the chorus is crude and it's just basically punk/pop by numbers. I couldn't see why this band were considered so special. Next track, NEVER WAKE UP, is the best track on the album. Fast, funky and lyrics somewhat swallowed instead of sung swoop down into a crashing organ laden chorus of "Never Wake Up". At around forty seconds this is a winner- fast and fresh. FAT LIP- crude vocals, cringe worthy "rapping", unimaginative old-school chorus and a tne unashamedly borrowed from NOFX'S classic "Don't Call Me White". NOFX please sew Sum-41 for breach of contract- they deserve it. Look I can't be fagged to go into details about every track on this album so I'll give you the run down- Sum 41 are terrible, this album shares that adjective (times a million). Riffs are recycled in this album so many times that tracks such as crazy amanda bunkface and all she's got sound identical. Bizzy D's vocals sound like a nasaly attempt to rip off Tom Delong from Blink-182. Oh, and the band can't play their instruments- just h
ear some of their "live tracks"! I mean, my theory is that Sum-41 are the first rock adn roll boyband. They sing, they dance, they write polite songs with the minimum in expletives, they don't cause riots and they probably don't play their instruments (that's why there are so many credits to this album- for the people who actually play Sum-41's instruments). Songs such as Heart Attack show raw emotion waves in the chorus but really get tired and boring after a while. The guitar solos are crude and unlike Weezer's I don't know what's going to happen next improvisational style to guitar solos, everything here feels pre made- like one of Britney Spears spot on perfect pop songs. There is no feeling, no charisma, no laughs and no fun to be had on this album. I think the biggest indication to how bad this album is is Motivation. Download this track now and you'll be classed into one of two people: - 1. The teenybopper Britney Spears fans trying to look cool by listening to a "proper rock band" like Sum-41 (most S-41 fans are of this description!). 2. The proper fan who knows good bands like Blink-182 and Weezer and Green Day kick the crap out of these "proper" bands like Sum-41. Yours truly! People like me will listen to the single Motivation with disgust- a "fast" (as in Whitney Houston's "I love you" fast!) drumbeat, a monotonous bass playing c, and then crunchy guitars swooping in playing c throughout the whole bridge and then the same thing during the chorus and then another carefully constructed crude guiatr solo. It's crap. To sum up this opinion I feel I should let Sum-41's Bizzy D do the talking: - "Songs like FAT LIP are so hard to play in public, it took us ages to master how to play that song". (FAT LIP- three chord pop by numbers song, very simple to play).
Being in my late twenties, I am not supposed to enjoy this type of, obnoxious, 4 chord ‘college rock’. People my age will look at me with disdain, and people younger will look at me like I’m their granddad. I have to say I couldn’t care less! What fun these guys are! Ok, so they’re going to win very few awards in their career (which is probably going to be pretty short) but they have the knack of producing some of the most catchy songs I’ve heard in years. The Album, ‘All Killer, No Filler’, is their second release, and significantly better than their first album, ‘Half Hour of Power’. Gone are almost all of the heavy metal tracks, replaced by rip roaring tunes (yes, actual tunes) overlaid on top of huge guitars, heavy drums, and fast paced lyrics. The age of the guys, is probably their biggest bane (other than perhaps their reliance of sounding like Blink 182 and Mest – check both these bands out if you like Sum 41), is that they’re just way too young! It’s hard to believe that they’re teens/early twenties, when they’re all accomplished musicians. A shame so many people reject them for being so young. They’re not exactly Hanson! This may be the last release from these guys, with this style of music, as they’ve been heard to say that they wish to return to their heavy metal roots. A crying shame, as I really find their metal tracks to be dull, and uninspired (probably not their fault – it may be because I simply hate the genre). Highlights of the AKNF album are, ‘Fat Lip’, ‘Rhythms’, ‘Summer’ and ‘All She’s Got’. Of those, only one has gotten a single release so far, despite being stronger than any of the other single releases. That’s just my opinion, of course, but I think they need to consider their releases more carefully. I’m especially surprised that
8216;Summer’ has never been released, given that it appears on both their albums to date. Weakest track on the CD, is ‘Introduction to Destruction’, which is the only metal track, and really a waste of space. I tend to skip the track whenever I listen to the CD. The CD is great value for money, as you can tend to pick it up for £6 to £10, though it has to be said, it is quite a short album, despite having 13 tracks. Still, if they felt the songs were as long as they need to be, then who am I to argue with them? Beware though, ‘Fat Lip’ is not really a good indicator of the album style. You won’t find a lot of rapping, but you will find it a rich, obnoxious but understated gem of a CD.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Introduction To Destruction
2 Nothing On My Back
3 Never Wake UP
4 Fat Lip
7 In Too Deep
9 Handle This
10 Crazy Amanda Bunkface
11 All She's Got
12 Heart Attack
13 Pain For Pleasure
14 Makes No Difference