We have only just begun| Posted February 06, 2008
Tooth and Nails X 2007 is a rock compilation of 17 (plus 4 bonus tracks) of the 2006's best rock songs. One problem right away with this album is the term "rock" means any single with a good beat, with artists ranging from the Newsboys, to MxPx, to Underoath.
The album opens with "Flights" from Falling Up, not a good rock song and not an impressive Falling Up song for that matter. The next choice is the Newsboy title track on one of their albums, "go" is a pop song, but someone must have thought it was harder than it is. The punk band Hawk Nelson puts a very catchy rock tune on with "is forever enough", and X 2007 really jumps into gear after that with hard rocking music from Jeremy Camp ("tonight"), and Seventh day Slumber ("awake")
Then the album slumps with a not very smooth song from Sanctus Real ("fly) and a decent Kutless tune ("somewhere in the sky"), but the back-to-back flying theme was nice. Skillets Heavy "rebirthing" is right at home here, but Underoaths song "writing on the wall" is hard to understand with all the screaming. Thousand Foot krutch is on this album again with another good rock song, "Absolute" "Blaze of Glory" is by audio adrenaline is out of place on the album, and so is the upbeat punk tune "the next big thing".
David Crowder's song "do not move" has a very limited vocabulary and a beat that makes this selection confused at best. One heavy metal band does their main thing (demon hunter with "undying"), while another delivers a solid rock song without any screaming (Emery with "studying politics"). Releint K has been in all the X albums and they are here with a weakfish rock tune, "who I am hates who I've been" and MxPx delivers "role modeling" a awesome punk rock song.
The album ends there and the bonus tracks take over. "Open Wide" by Future of Forestry and "Invisible Hook" by House Of Heroes are duds. And Last Tuesday's song "become what you believe" has a bizarre sound and it doesn't really belong on the album either. A pretty good compilation of the rock songs, but the producers got a little carried away with the verity of music. But they ended the alum well with Run Kid Run... "we have only just begun".
Pretty sweet.| Posted May 02, 2010
I really like this album, I do. I think the people at "X" did an amazing job with the tracks, and the listing. There were a few different things i would have done, but all around it is a solid CD!
yay!| Posted July 11, 2008
This cd got me hooked yet on some more artists like mxpx, emery (with studying politics), and demon hunter. i am glad i got this cd because it is my favorite out of all of the x cds!