This CD kicks ass… if you like new rock, this CD is a must.
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This is the follow up to the 2002 release. This album is exceptional and the best the North Californian young band has come up with so-far. With only one listen of ‘Someone In Control’ I was hooked. Maybe initially it was the CD artwork that pictured a working class man who seemed to have it all, on his bed with his head in his hands. For me this picture could have depicted me. How many times have we felt not in control of our lives, of our family, of our work? This album was made for the working man and woman and I will explain why.
It is quite unique to find an album with the first 3 songs pretty much the best in the album. ‘Disconnected’ deals with how each of us can feel apart, out of touch with our loved one’s, our friends and colleagues. The lyrics are sung gracefully and full of meaning with the abtuse deep rock riffs in the background. ‘Waiting’ and ‘Victim’ are songs for the working man/woman. The lyrics depict a person who falls victim to a unfeeling/uncaring working society.
Another great song is ‘Lost Realist’ that is a song based on our morals and how they stand up to today’s reality. Are we going to stand by our morals or succumb to the flavour of the month? This song asks the listener to think and reflect on what we term ‘reality’.
This is a thoroughly enjoyable album with a great message of hope and reflection within its lyrics and Trapt have earned my respect in their approach. Through the on the road experience they are trying to impart what they have shared and learned to their fans. There are no mindless lyrics here. This album is great. Nothing is skin deep.
This CD is for any rock fan and especially for die hard Trapt fans.
First off, I can never review a CD right away. No way. I have to wait a while. I have to hear it all, read it all, and absorb everything that a band has to offer. After hearing Stand Up on the radio the first time, I was not hooked right away, it actually took awhile for me to like it because it sounded like Headstrong or Echo. But after actuallly reading the lyrics and seeing the whole album for the first time in my hand after I bought it, It clicked. Now don’t get me wrong, their self tittled first cd was down right brilliant, and the best cd you could ask for from a “who the heck are these guys…what?..they were still in high school when they recorded this…and have a possible platinum album someday” band. Yes. That is Trapt. Their sophmore cd is a great follow up. No where near their first, but hands down way above average then a normal band that just couldn’t produce a solid second cd. They are in conntrol, and have nowhere to go but up. I seen them open for Default and Nickelback, and they definantly got me hooked on all their songs. I’m always worried that these “more popular” bands that people always know because of their hits off the radio, won’t step it up and perform. Oh but they did. They put on a great show, and everybody liked them. Definantly fun seeing live. Back to their cd Someone in Control. Other then Stand Up (it will get you hooked), Lost Realist, Bleed Like Me, Disconnected, Victim, and Waiting are all going to get you in a mood that only Trapt can create. Hats off to Trapt to a solid 2nd release. Trapt fans will be impressed, other people will shrug their shoulders and say “Hey, their just another band that sounds the same trying to get the popular demand.” No way. That is not Trapt. They are in a group by theirselves. Be in control and buy this album. If you don’t have their first album, that IS a must have before this one.
This is one of the few CDs I can listen to without skipping a track. I’m sick of all these new screaming metal bands (I’m looking your way Alexis on Fire) so its good to hear actual singing with the rock music. I cant recommend this enough.
This CD is awesome. I don’t know what that one review is talking about. The audience for this is anybody that likes well-written, well-performed music. There is not one weak point on this album, everything straight-up rocks. There is no screaming, and there is no whining (which many people seem to like these days. ???) Chris Brown delivers a stunning performance on vocals, fitting the excellent musicianship perfectly. I cannot wait for an opportunity to see these guys live. They kick ass.