Mudvayne - Mudvayne
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  • Summary: The fifth studio album for the metal band from Illinois was produced by Jeremy Parker.
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  1. Bringing mellower, more melodic counterpoints to a core of nu-metal bombast makes Mudvayne’s fifth studio album at times sound clumsy.
  2. Mudvayne has by and large returned to what it does best (or at least do frequently) on its new self-titled album.
  3. There are some surprises on Mudvayne, like a surprisingly Slash-like guitar solo on "Closer" and the death metal intro to the Slipknot-esque "I Can't Wait," but too much of it is more of the same from the band and its genre.
  4. 50
    These guys once flailed like a future-prog version of Slipknot (whose Shawn Crahan served as executive producer on L.D. 50), but now their doomy riff-o-rama comes equipped with mellow-bellow butt-rock choruses.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. IanF
    Jan 4, 2010
    10
    This is Mudvayne's best since EOATTC, and although Dead inside sucks, everything else seems like a throwback to the old! i have listened to nothing but this album since buying it. in fact, I'm listening to it right now, because i just can't get enough! Expand
  2. Colin
    Jan 2, 2010
    9
    This album rocked. Best i've heard from mudvayne so far.
  3. ZachS
    Dec 30, 2009
    7
    For a Mudvayne album, its very well put together, and a HUGE step in the right direction after "The New Game!"
  4. Jun 28, 2014
    7
    They tried to do a summary of their whole career as mudvayne band. I can say they did an album at the same level that their previous albums. Maybe it is missing some of passion at the integrity of the album Expand
  5. BrianG
    Jan 1, 2010
    7
    A little bit more like LD and Lost and Found. After hearing it a couple of times it really starts to grow on you. The chorus sections seem to be the most interesting parts of this album. The vocals seem to have a few changes in them compared to the older albums. On the downside the songs seem a little disjointed. The clean riffs in the songs seem a bit simplistic. While not as good as The End of All Things, mudvayne fans will find alot to like. It however will not earn to many new converts. Expand
  6. AndrewV
    Dec 30, 2009
    2
    So back when I was younger I would listen to Mudvayne every now and again, however, I stopped and figured they broke up and the numetal era was over, to my surprise 8 years later I see they have a new album (I know they have had a few over the years). I thought it'd be pretty hilarious to give it a listen. Oh boy, this is just bad, nothing creative about it, nothing new. They should just go away. Expand