Caliban / Shadow Hearts
Album: Shadow Hearts   Collection:General
Artist:Caliban   Added:May 2003
Label:Prosthetic Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-05-26 Pull Date: 2003-07-28 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Jul 6 Jun 15 Jun 8 Jun 1
Airplays: 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 02, 2003: Postulate, Then Liberate
Fire Is My Witness
4. Jun 05, 2003: Baptism Of Solitude
A Piece of My Life
2. Jun 14, 2003: Between the Nine Worlds
Storm of Rage
5. Jun 04, 2003: The Disclaimer - Going Out With A Bang
Fire Is My Witness
3. Jun 12, 2003: Postulate, Then Liberate
Fire Is My Witness
6. May 28, 2003: The Disclaimer
Fire Is My Witness

Album Review
Hannah Mae
Reviewed 2003-05-15
Deutsche metalcore. Their earlier records (A Small Boy and a Grey Heaven and Vent) took more of a hardcore-meets-Slayer approach, but this one features (confusingly enough) both more melodic singing and less melody. The screaming vocals are better than ever, or maybe it just sounds that way in comparison…. Mike hears a nu-metal tendency in their chugga-chugga riffs, and combined with the singing, it seems like an unfortunate run at… I dunno, selling out. (Maybe I just think that because Vent contains one of my favorite songs ever and this is just not living up to their illustrious past.) The best songs are the ones that sound exactly like parts of the last records recombined, cos the new elements just aren’t working. Aw.

1. some introductory dinking around
2. gets down to business – speedy and screaming with some decent guitar-harmony mosh-part breakdowns, and then some inadvisable singing
3. nice speedy intro, mosh parts, silly spoken breakdown
4. nice pummeling parts
5. sounds like the old stuff – careening riffs and infuriated screams – but yeah, too much nu-metal in the breakdown
6. machinegun drums and oh man please stop singing
7. Metallica-intro fingerpicking > Gothenburg harmony guitars
8. discordant intro bodes well and then that damn singing louses it all up
9. roar and circular chug, almost black-metal speedy part, Swedish guitars again
10. nice double bass, weak ass sensitive breakdown
11. Maiden intro > chugga chugga

Track Listing
1. Dark Shadows   6. The Seventh Soul
2. Forsaken Horizon   7. Scream From the Abyss
3. Storm of Rage   8. Detect Your Liberty
4. Vicious Circle   9. Fire Is My Witness
5. Bad Dream   10. Between the Worlds
  11. A Piece of My Life