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American Apathy

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Dope’s 4th album ”American Apathy”, includes a stronger than ever line-up with Edsel Dope pulling double duty on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Virus holding down the lead guitar position, Brix Milner on the bass guitar and madman Racci Shay on the drums. In many ways, ”American Apathy” is reflective of Dope’s early work. The lyrics are pointed and politically charged while the music is powerful, raw and oftentimes just plain ugly. ”American Apathy” pushes Dope’s guitar driven roar to the edge while still possessing the signature elements that separate Dope’s sound from the rest. Contains 9 remixed tracks from Dope’s 2005 ”Amerocan Apathy” album along with a DVD featuring 9 incredible live performances.

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  • Due to the fact that Dope wasn’t kicked out of the music industry after one album, I doubt that anyone can argue weather or not they’re a good band. Because I relate to the concepts on this album, I enjoy it.

    If you like music that’s loud, in your face, inspiring, etc., buy this album.

    All I can say is, this album stopped me from falling asleep at the wheel while driving cross country. That alone deserves a recomendation. Not to mention the band is pretty cool live. Pretty funny.

    Posted on December 30, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • American Apathy. It’s an awesome album. I got the Limited Edition version and it rocks. The tracks on A.A are really heavy. Their single Always is heavy but melodic. This is really a hard album that you’ll never put down. I suggest you to get the limited edition. It’s a few more bucks but it’s definitely worth it! This album is definitely one of the best albums ever!
    BUY IT!

    Posted on December 29, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • This CD is awesome, the whole cut is pretty good. If your a Dope fan pick it up its worth it. The People are People remake is decent, the originals are great. The new cuts of older Dope tracks are a great addition to an already great album.

    Posted on December 29, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • I bought this cd mainly because i heard dope was great from a friend, and for the most part i agree with him on that. The only downside is this was supposed to be a metal album, yet a few songs sound kind of whiny/punk to me, like Dream. Overall though the album was great, and if you got the bonus edition with the extra trakcs, the remixes are just as good.

    Posted on December 29, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • It would have been very easy to trash this to album, to completely rip it apart. Afterall, Dope have always been somewhat of a secondary act in the nu-metal genre, and the fact that the genre is struggling to keep alive makes it all the easier to criticize a band like Dope who stubborningly stick to their guns. But this is actually a good album. “American Apathy” is quite possibly the definitive Dope album, combining elements from all three or their previous releases into one pleasing album.

    Like all of Dope’s releases, there is a definitive cheese-factor here. The overuse of the “F” word is just one prime example. But, once you can get past that, there is an album here that is instantly enjoyable. A bit brainless, yes, but it works. Opening with a passage from the bible of Dubya, “I’m Back” aims to prove that Dope are far from dead. Following it up, better songs such as “No Way Out” “Survive” and “Always” have the band stretching out a bit from the norm. Instead of sounding like a low-grade version of their contemporaries in Powerman 5000 and Static-X, Dope manage to find a groove, and fall somewhere in between Fear Factory and Disturbed. The album is drenched in political lyrics and anti-Bush sentiments, so songs such as “I Wish I Were President” and “Revolution” speak for themselves. As strong as the first half of the album is, though, it tends to come undone with songs like “Let’s F—” and “F— The World.” A cover of Depeche Mode’s “People Are People” sounds a bit weird and out of place here, but does a lot to show that Dope aren’t just a one-trick pony.

    If the album itself isn’t enough, plenty of bonus material — which dwells heavily on old material — is included to equal more bang for your buck. “F— The Police 2005″ is a bit pointless, as Dope’s original cover did nothing — but others like “Spin Me Round” (from the “American Psycho” soundtrack) and “Bring It On (F— Tomorrow Mix)” more than make up for it. Overall. Dope’s fourth is their finest. Sure, it has moments where it sags and the aformentioned cheese-factor does drag it down a bit, but as for simple, satisfying nu-metal, “American Apathy” delivers the goods.

    Posted on December 29, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now