Out Of Ashes - Dead By Sunrise
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  • Summary: This is the debut album for Linkin Park's Chester Bennington's side project that includes members from Julian-K.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Bennington and his Dead by Sunrise bandmates (who hail from the electronic rock band Julien-K) also display a deft touch with atmospherics and textures on tracks like "Too Late," "Give Me Your Name" and the goth-tinged "Let Down," among others
  2. As a whole, Out of Ashes is a solid record and a fine opening volley for Bennington's solo work.
  3. As a rock star side project, though, Dead by Sunrise has an unlikely fault--it's not nearly indulgent enough.
  4. The album is oddly inert, lacking both the brute force and big choruses that raised Linkin Park to rap-rock godhead status.
  5. Mr. Bennington strives to sound sympathetic, but after a song or two it’s clear that his only sympathy is for himself; there’s no humility, much less humor or proportion. As real as his prolonged adolescent angst is supposed to be, it quickly curdles into narcissism.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. WowBagger
    Oct 15, 2009
    There seem to be a lot of people out there that just don't get this album and give it a low rating because they either don't see its message or are afraid of it. Chester has preempted this and points it out during the course of the record. Mass appeal is not what this album is about, but that doesn't mean it's a niche piece of artwork to be consigned to the failed "side project" bin. Rather, in time it will become respected, important, and have enduring appeal. As a message to Chester and all those out there that do get the message; keep searching for us, and I'll keep looking for you. Expand
  2. Jun 29, 2012
    Not Freshly prepared but still a worth listening and according to me i will not like to compare this album with linkin park as its not linkin park its DBS .....................Fire and Into You are great songs Expand
  3. AndrewL
    Oct 20, 2009
    Grows on you after a while. This is not Linkin Park or Julien-K. Dead by Sunrise has its own distinctive sound. The ordering is somewhat awkward on the tracks. You'll go from a foot pounding, fast tempo song (Inside of Me) to a ballad type song (Let Down) immediately. The album ends well though. This may not be for everyone but it deserves a chance. Expand
  4. Mar 9, 2013
    This album is ok. Nothing special, but it's not absolute The songs are quite good and the sound is closer to rock than Linkin Park. However, nothing to do with Minutes To Midnight. Expand
  5. Aug 19, 2010
    It's not a bad album. It just isn't anything spectacular. Pretty much more of the same from Linkin Park's 'Minutes to Midnight' and that wasn't very good either. Expand
  6. FredF.
    Oct 16, 2009
    This album is absolute crap!