Hellions On Parade
...And She Never Returned
Rats In The Infirmary
The Boardwalk Body
Plagued By Images
Woe Is Me
A#1 Roller Rager
Old Carver's Bones
The Era Of An End
Fisherman's Wharf, Part One
Fisherman's Wharf, Part Two
Doubled Up On Trauma
Stripped Your Speech
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CKY at there best.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 29/06/2009 12:19:20
My opinion on the latest cky album ( not including the bonus tracks).
Hellions on parade - the 3rd song in the hellview trilogy is the perfect album opener, great riff, awesome vocals, classic cky. 10/10.
...And she never returned - great song, about a girl who goes missing in carver city, a seaside town with a nice look and a lot of dark secrets. 10/10
Rats in the infirmary - gunna be really good live, another gem. 10/10.
Imaginary threats - on the first couple of listens i wasn't feeling it, but after 5 - 6 plays i got into it. 8/10
The boardwalk body - is the body the girl who never returned ? Most likely. Great song. 9/10
Plauged by images- my fave on the album. Sounds like a dark twisted nirvana song. 10/10
Karma works - not the most memorable song, but pretty good. 7/10
Woe is me - not one of the best cky songs but good. 7/10
A#1 roller rager - awesome song, the video is great, vocals are supurb. Love it. 10/10
Old carver's bones - think dillinger escape plan and you'll totaly get this really intresting CKY song. My 2nd fave. 10/10
The era of an end - keeping cky tradition by closing the album with a slow song, this is the perfect ending to a perfect album. 10/10
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: metalhead448 on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 01/06/2009 18:48:29
Well, finally getting my hands on a copy of this, all i can say is its pure cky, what anyone might say, they are one of the purest bands around.
Carver city is potentially one of the best albums that cky have released, it has the spice of their old songs, and yet more.
It's cky at their peek, this album is their fourth album and debute for road runner records, whom i am sure they are very proud to call this band a rr band.
The album itself, has many high peaks, such as a#1 roller rager, its a very upbeat happy seeming song, the intro seems very similar to dressed in decay off the 2005 album an answer can be found.
The 1st single from the album hellions on parade, probablly gave every cky fan a shock, becuase this album has been such a long run in the making, no one expected it to be actually as good as it was let alone it was coming! And if that song didn't get your apetite up then you need a doctor.
10/10 For this album so hurry up an get your copy :d
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: KyoteCall on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Phil's Trip to Carver City
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 23/05/2009 22:14:33
It's early April and I have just heard CKY's long awaited Roadrunner Records debut, fourth studio album, 'Carver City' for the first time. I'm going to try to give you a flavour of the album, and hopefully get you all excited, without spoiling anything that you don't already know about.
Hellions on Parade! There is something special about CKY album openers and this little ditty follows suit perfectly. It's a chugging brooding number for the most part which bursts into a powerful CKY riff in the middle and end of the song.
But more importantly, it sets up the tone of the record and gives the listener a taste of the direction the band have gone in with 'Carver City'.
So what do we have in store? Schizophrenic mixing of Deron's vocals, ripping lead work from Chad which tips its hat to 'Shock And Terror', and moogs galore.
In fact the production of this record is perhaps one of its most noteworthy attributes. I've heard a lot of music, but I haven't really ever heard anything that sounds like this. Despite the past albums having unique production styles, 'Carver City' trumps all three. The best way I can explain it is that it sounds like it was produced in a time that never happened; past or future. But it isn't just the production where Chad's hard work shines through. His lead guitar work, much like his live style of playing, is all over this record. It took a few listens for me to realise that most songs on the record actually have a solo of some sort, since there was so much going on.
Jess' beats are strong and perfectly suit whatever vibe each song is going for. He does get the opportunity to show off in a few places on the album, but it doesn't stand out too much from the rest of the music. In fact, overall, this record is just a display of the tight musicianship and inventive of all 4 of the guys. There is so much going on structure wise with the songs that for the first lot of listenings, each song sounds brand new.
But what does the music sound like? In terms of tone, the band sound more like they do live than on any other record. Finally Deron's thick, octave tone that sounds like he's running through a NES sound engine is on record for all to hear. The songs themselves are by far the most commercial CKY have ever written, but only due to the extreme catchiness of the hooks, melodies and lead guitars. Don't be mistaken, this is a very heavy rock record. It's also very fast indeed; it's unrelenting.
If CKY were ever to make a horror film, it should be 'Carver City' since they have already written the perfect 80s slasher movie soundtrack. The running theme of 'Carver City' is present in all songs, whether referenced by lyrics, productions techniques which give that summertime feeling or eerie sound effects which make you feel like you've entered some bizarre boardwalk carnival.
I think I've said all I can without starting to spoil the record, but I'll leave you with these random thoughts for you to mull over between now and when you finally hear the beast that is 'Carver City'.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: CKYPhil on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 29/04/2009 10:54:06
Yeah I know I've given it 5 stars without hearing it...but to be honest, if you can find me a more innovative and original sounding band out today, I will eat my own hat. CKY have had their own sound for almost 15 years and they've stayed true to it, changing for nobody. Selling almost a million records with basically no promotion or help from anybody. Now signed to RoadRunner, the biggest rock label on the planet, they will finally get the exposure they deserve.
The first two songs 'Hellions on Parade' and 'A #1 Roller Rager' are nothing short of fantastic. This album is going to be one to look out for in not only the rock/metal/alternative scene...but for music accross the board.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: VideoKels on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
New single shows lots of promise for this album
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 15/04/2009 06:05:31
With their new single, Hellions On Parade, CKY find a triumphant return to form.
The opener to their upcoming album Carver City kicks off with the relentless riff-rock that fans have long known and loved, but there's something new about it.. something different. A new level of production and layering from guitarist/producer Chad Ginsburg finds its way onto the song, warranting more than a single listen to fully digest the sumptuous textures and overdubs that thread through the song as a whole.
Hellions On Parade is at once anthemic and immediate, classic and fresh. Check out the hype around this band; it's worth every second.
Carver City is released worldwide in May on Roadrunner Records
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: GrantJennings on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
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