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Old 04-29-2009, 06:48 PM
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Chimaira - The Infection

i have one word to describe this album: letdown

I could not tell that this was the same Chimaira! Their riffs were slow as shit! I really was anticipating this album and am very dissapointed. Ressurection was almost godly, but this album just does not compare. They took their thrash status and said "fuck it lets change it up a bit." Some people will be proud of them for experimenting on this album. I have no problem with bands changing up their sound, but this was way too much of a change. I was hoping it would at least be headbang-worthy, but I could barely muster a headbang through most of the songs. Ressurection was the peak of their careers, and hopefully this was just a big mistake which the band will realize later on.

Chimaira - The Infection gets 2/5 stars (for giving it their bestest shot)
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:21 AM
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I wasn't that impressed either. Maybe not as much as you, but still. It just didn't hit me like some of their other stuff has.
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:31 PM
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i have one word to describe this album: letdown

I could not tell that this was the same Chimaira! Their riffs were slow as shit! I really was anticipating this album and am very dissapointed. Ressurection was almost godly, but this album just does not compare. They took their thrash status and said "fuck it lets change it up a bit." Some people will be proud of them for experimenting on this album. I have no problem with bands changing up their sound, but this was way too much of a change. I was hoping it would at least be headbang-worthy, but I could barely muster a headbang through most of the songs. Ressurection was the peak of their careers, and hopefully this was just a big mistake which the band will realize later on.

Chimaira - The Infection gets 2/5 stars (for giving it their bestest shot)
I could not agree more. There are OK parts here and there, but its so weak compared to Chimaira and Resurrection, and it almost sounds "core" at times.....ugh

All in all, it was a huge letdown.
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:34 PM
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I haven't been able to give it a proper listen yet but I was fairly impressed w/ it. I still think that the S/T album was the best album IMO but still didn't think it was that bad. I will continue to give it more of a listen. I really didn't the Resurrection was as quality as some. Oh well guess why they are opinions.
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Nope. The album is just plain poopy.

Poopy, poopy, poopy. It's poopy.

I tried listening to it some more after last week's surprise free MySpace Secret Show at the Grog Shop in their (and my) hometown of Cleveland, OH. The set was awesome (probably because it was mostly old stuff and only two or three new songs). Chimaira is a fun band - especially live.

But this album is just...well, you know.
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