Review: Project 86 - Drawing Black Lines
- Artist: Project 86
- Album: Drawing Black Lines
- Record label: T&N/Atlantic Records
- Release date: 1999
- Track listing:
- "Stein's Theme"
- "One Armed Man (Play On)"
- "Me Against Me"
- "Set Me Up"
- "A Toast to My Former Self"
- "Sad Machines"
- "Chapter 2"
- "Open Hand"
Project 86 starts off their sophomore album with "Stein's Theme". The song has an amazing bass intro. You can hear the bass throughout the whole song! The song itself is nuts! And awesome!
"One Armed Man (Play On)" is an awesome song. The music video for the song is also pretty sick. 'Made it Something real! Made it something, made it something, Made It Something REAL!' The instrumentation and the vocals collide perfectly. It was like they were meant for each other. (Yes, I know how cheesy that sounds)
Once again, Bassist Steven Dail does another amazing intro. 'All the time it was me!' In the middle the Drums and Bass intercept and it's awesome! It makes sense though, seeing how Dail and Drummer Alex Albert were in a band called Innermeans together.
"PS" was a song I didn't really want to listen to when I heard about what it sealed with. Which I will not reveal because it disgusting. The lyrics are definitely impactful. And the music is brutal. I didn't want to listen to it but I now think it's good song. There really isn't any bad songs on this album.
"Set Me Up" has almost a hardcore intro! There's not much to say about, other than that it's awesome! Oh, yeah, and Guitarist Randy Torres does a cool solo/melodic guitar part.
"Chimes" is the first song I heard off this album. It's a pretty slow song and it sounds kinda like Goth Metal. Kinda like Evanescence. I love the song. 'You love to me!'
"A Toast to My Former Self" is almost a Crossover Thrash. Or at least the intro is. Nope the whole song is! (I'll try to confuse you if I can.) The song takes a cool pause and Albert does his thing.
"Sad Machines" is not my favorite song, but it's not terrible. It's kinda like "Chimes" but not as good. The coolest part of the song is where Vocalist Andrew Schwab does an awesome scream that he does not do on any other song!
"Star". I'm going to be little harsh. If there was a bad song on this album, it's this one. I'm sorry Torres, but you probably could have put this on a solo EP or album or something. Anyways.
"Chapter 2" 'Break!' And then the awesome instrumentation. The song's a lot like their debut album. Rap core. (First album is also awesome!)
"Open Hand" starts with Crashing Cymbals 'Surround Us' *Backing Vocal part* 'To protect us!' *Another Backing Vocal part* The song ends pretty soon after it began.
The final track "Twenty-Three" is around 12 minutes long. It sounds like a track off of The Fundamental Elements of Southtown (P.O.D.) I honestly believe they should have released this song as an EP for how long it is. The song sounds like a mix between Mathcore and Nu-Metal! Nu-Math! (There it is!)
Sounds Like: Evanescence, P.O.D., Linkin Park, Rage Against The Machine
- Andrew Schwab - Vocals (London SiX Echo)
- Randy Torres - Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals, Keyboards (NYVES, Crash Rickshaw)
- Steven Dail - Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals (Innermeans, Bloodshed, Crash Rickshaw)
- Alex Albert - Drums (Crash Rickshaw, Focused)
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