Proud Like a God

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Proud Like a God
Studio album by Guano Apes
Released 6 October 1997
Recorded 1996-1997
Horus-Sound-Studio in Hannover, Germany, Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, Netherlands
Genre Nu metal, alternative rock, rapcore, rap rock
Length 51:45
Label BMG/GUN/Supersonic Records
Producer Wolfgang Stach, Guano Apes
Guano Apes chronology
Proud Like a God
(1997)
Don't Give Me Names
(2000)
Singles from Proud Like a God
  1. "Open Your Eyes"
    Released: August 25, 1997
  2. "Rain"
    Released: January 15, 1998
  3. "Lords of the Boards"
    Released: July 15, 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rock Hard (de) 7,5/10[2]

Proud Like a God is the debut album of the alternative rock band Guano Apes. The album was released in 6 October 1997 on BMG and GUN/Supersonic Records. It includes the singles "Open Your Eyes", "Rain" and "Lords of the Boards".

The album was certified platinum in Germany, for shipping 200,000 copies,[3] and also in Switzerland.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Guano Apes.

  1. "Open Your Eyes" – 3:09
  2. "Maria" – 3:47
  3. "Rain" – 4:35
  4. "Lords of the Boards" – 3:42
  5. "Crossing the Deadline" – 3:25
  6. "We Use the Pain" – 2:32
  7. "Never Born" – 5:17
  8. "Wash It Down" – 3:06
  9. "Scapegoat" – 3:22
  10. "Get Busy" – 3:25
  11. "Suzie" – 2:53
  12. "Tribute" – 9:14
  13. "Move a Little Closer" (hidden track) - 2:50

Personnel[edit]

  • Sandra Nasić - vocals
  • Henning Rümenapp - guitars
  • Stefan Ude - bass
  • Dennis Poschwatta - drums, vocals

Reception[edit]

CMJ gave a favourable review, praising Sandra Nasić's vocal range and calling the album a "well-blended mix of sweet pop and bruising rock, with a little bit of electronica-informed loops and ambience thrown in for good measure."[5]

Charts[edit]

Single Year Chart Position
"Open Your Eyes" 1997 Germany 5
Austria 10
Switzerland 11
Netherlands 19
Belgium 14
Italy 8
2000 US Mainstream Rock Tracks 24

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Germany (BVMI)[6] Platinum 500,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[7] Gold 50,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[8] Platinum 50,000x

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

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