Freedumb

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Freedumb
Studio album by Suicidal Tendencies
Released May 18, 1999
Recorded 1998-1999 at Ocean Studios, Titan Studios,
Skip Saylor Studios
Genre Hardcore punk, crossover thrash
Length 40:00
Label Suicidal Records, SideOneDummy
Producer Paul Northfield, Suicidal Tendencies
Suicidal Tendencies chronology
Six the Hard Way
(1998)
Freedumb
(1999)
Free Your Soul and Save My Mind
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars link
Punknews.org 4/5 stars [1]
Rock Hard (de) (9/10)[1]

Freedumb is the ninth studio album by crossover band Suicidal Tendencies, released on May 18, 1999 on Suicidal Records.

The tracks are rawer than the funk influenced thrash metal direction they were taking before the hiatus. The album's cover art is a reference to the statue dedicated to the events in Iwo Jima during World War II.

The song "Cyco Vision" was featured on the video game Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. The album art can also be seen on a wall in the School level.

This song has also become a part of a popular drinking game called "Cyco Vision." The game involves the player to continually drink cask wine whilst spinning in a circle, during the chorus of the song. This causes severe disorientation and nausea, and often leads to injury and vomiting.

Reception[edit]

In 2005, Freedumb was ranked number 489 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Freedumb"   Mike Muir, Josh Paul, Dean Pleasants, Mike Clark 2:52
2. "Ain't Gonna Take It"   Muir, Clark, Pleasants 2:09
3. "Scream Out"   Muir 2:29
4. "Half Way up My Head"   Muir, Pleasants 4:01
5. "Cyco Vision"   Muir, Clark 1:49
6. "I Ain't Like You"   Muir 2:35
7. "Naked"   Suicidal Tendencies 3:56
8. "Hippie Killer"   Muir 3:10
9. "Built to Survive"   Muir 3:07
10. "Get Sick"   Muir, Pleasants, Clark 2:58
11. "We Are Family"   Muir, Clark 2:54
12. "I'll Buy Myself"   Muir, Clark 1:48
13. "Gaigan Go Home" (Gaijin Go Home on Japanese edition) Muir, Brooks Wackerman 1:58
14. "Heaven"   Muir, Clark 4:13
15. "Don't Take No" (Bonus track on Japanese edition) Muir, Clark 3:19

Credits[edit]

Tracks 1, 2, 5 – 10, 12, 13[edit]

Tracks 3, 4, 11, and 14[edit]

  • Recorded at Titan Studios, except track 11 guitars at Skip Saylor
  • Produced by Suicidal Tendencies
  • Engineered by Michael Vail Blum
  • Mixed by Paul Northfield at Skip Saylor Studios
  • Mastered by Brian Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stratmann, Holger. "Rock Hard". issue 146. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  2. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 12. ISBN 3-89880-517-4. 

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