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Great album but no Buck Rogers
Comfort In Sound - Feeder
Member Name: Seven17
Comfort In Sound - Feeder
Date: 16/01/12, updated on 16/01/12 (20 review reads)
Advantages: Just the way I'm feeling, the slower songs are much better
Disadvantages: Godzilla ruins it, buck Rogers isn't on here, if they waited a while they could have included it.
@ About @
This CD compiles Feeders music from back in 2002 and in my opinion, I think they should have waited and included their massive single "Buck Rogers" which was the gran turismo concept theme tune. And what a tune to miss off the CD. Still this does have some good quality feeder tracks.
@ The Album @
Their first song "Just the way I'm feeling" was a very popular song at the time and whilst the build up to the chorus is about a minute when that chorus starts the guitars fire up and the drum is just incredible with the lead singer belting it out but not screaming or shouting, which is what I hear on most heavy rock songs and it just ruins it. This though is perfect. A heavy rock chorus and perfect on key singing.
There are a couple song which I don't think feeder put as much effort into as their other songs. Come back around gets occasional heavy rock intervals for four to 8 bars and then the chorus kicks in. But the chorus lacks good quality vocals which are too quiet and the lyrics are no where near as good as just the way I'm feeling. On the other hand, Helium starts with an almost metal sounding intro and then continues the same guitar loop right up to the chorus and the ringing sound on the guitar makes it very unique. Perfect.
Comfort in sound is the name of the album and is actually track five. But I don't think it should have been the album name. They opened with just the way I'm feeling and this is nothing to compare it to, the build up to the chorus has poor quality vocals even if the lyrics are great but the chorus itself does have a heavy rock feel and the drums in the background are spot on and fit very well.
Summers gone and Godzilla disappointed me because feeder are not a metal or indie band, and summers gone sounds too indie with indie like vocals and short riffs during the chorus. Godzilla starts with a very heavy guitar riff and then sounds like metal - over the top riffs and the drum beat is very fast. The symbol crashes are a lot louder on this track than they are on their other tracks and I don't like metal - It's completely different to their other tracks and it's not like feeder to make something this heavy and fast.
One track that I would compare to just the way I'm feeling is find the colour which has excellent on key vocals in the build up and then very long riffs in the chorus. It also includes a drum beat which is isn't too slow but equally does not have lots of symbol crashes. The bass guitar in this song is probably the most notable out of the whole album - during the chorus there is a lot of heavy bass when there are no vocals and when the vocals do come back towards the end of the chorus there is a gap where the electric guitar plays out and the music comes flooding back. A very interesting effect that leaves you on a cliffhanger of what to expect next. A quiet vocal part or a heavy drum beat?
@ Overall @
This is a great album but Godzilla ruins it, and there are a few songs that are not on here that I would have included. If the album came out a little later on they could have included Buck Rogers which I particularly enjoyed. With buck Rogers I would have forgiven Godzilla and gone for a full five stars but as it is, I'll stick with four.
Summary: It's a great album, I'd still recommend it.