Friday, January 25, 2013

Alien Ant Farm - truANT

I really wanted truANT to be as good as Alien Ant Farm's debut album, but it isn't. It took a long time for that initial disappointment to wear off and for me to accept this album for what it is: an above average nu-metal album.

Alien Ant Farm is really the only nu-metal outfit that I feel any love for. I saw them live on the Warped Tour back in the day, which might be why I love them. They just seem like the only nu-metal group whose heads are not up their own butts. They have a sense of humor about themselves, and don't seem to wear the over-serious scowl that so many of their contemporaries are guilty of.

While truANT isn't as all-out fun as ANThology, it's still a pretty decent record. Some of the songs blended together a little too well (a common problem with nu-metal), but the band really does try to mix it up, including a couple off-tempo numbers to offset the unstoppable barrage of hard-hitting rock. All in all, Alien Ant Farm is better than every other band in their genre, so there's something to be said for that.

Baleeted? Nope, but just by a hair.

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