Title - 'Funeral For Yesterday' (Caroline Records)
Artist - Kittie
So, in 1999 a band called Kittie exploded into the metal scene and proved to one and all that yes chics can rock. Well that's a long time ago and it's 2007 now. Comparing Spit and Funeral For Yesterday would be like trying to compare 2 things that had barely anything in common except some of the same people involved, so basically it's like comparing Star Wars to Indiana Jones!
So the CD starts off with the single, which is of course Funeral For Yesterday. The song kind of reminds one of Into the Darkness from their third CD Until The End, however its very nice to actually hear the bass guitar, which actually is kind of catchy. One thing I did notice, as I'm sure everyone did listening to this CD is that every songs chorus has a choirish feeling back vocals behind Morgan's lead vocals. I can only think of one explanation and thats probably because the CD is called Funeral For Yesterday, and people usually sing together at funerals, thus it kind of gives an anthematic feel to the songs.
The best songs on the CD in my opinion are Everything that Could've Been, Will to Live, Slow Motion (it has the first guitar solo of the album), Summer Dies (coolest lead in to a solo and second best solo of the album), Flower of Flesh and Blood (has a cool middle eastern feel to it at parts) Last Goodbye (the most headbang worthy of all the songs), Witch Hunt (triple harmonized interlude solo thing, enough said), and The Change.
All in all there is one thing to keep in mind about this CD, it kind of sounds radio friendly. And to be honest, if you pick the guy that helped Bon Jovi write one of their most well known songs (Shot Through the Heart) to produce it, then your going to end up with a CD that sounds radio friendly. But the best thing to say about this CD is that musically they have beaten the juggernaut of nu-metal, Slipknot on their respective 4th albums (for Slipknot I count MFKR).
So yes I am saying that Tera Mcleod and Morgan Lander are better guitar player's than Mick Thompson and Jim Root (in Slipknot, because in Stone Sour Jim Root apparently knows how to play guitar), if you want proof compare any solo off from Funeral for Yesterday to the lone solo on the Vol. 3 song Vermilion.
It's heavy, it's melodic, its not over-saturated with solo's, so stop reading this retardedly long review and click the add to cart button.