Into the Half Moon

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Into the Half Moon
Into The Half Moon-Cover.jpg
Studio album by 10 Years
Released August 13, 2001
Recorded Lakeside Studios, Knoxville, TN
Genre Alternative metal, nu metal
Length 39:18
Label Self-released
Producer Travis Wyrick and 10 Years
10 Years chronology
Into the Half Moon
(2001)
Killing All That Holds You
(2004)

Into the Half Moon (stylized as into the half moon.) is the debut album by the American band 10 Years, independently released on August 13, 2001. The album was highly promoted on the band's original website (www.10years1.com), with "What the Fuck" being available for download a few months before the official release. The song "When Will You Breathe?" debuted on a local radio station along with "Fallaway".

Background[edit]

This is the only 10 Years release to feature original vocalist Mike Underdown, who left the band in 2002. The album is not listed on the band's official website,[1] with some considering this earlier incarnation of 10 Years to be a different band. Guitarist Matt Wantland stated "We did start the band in 1999. The original people who in the band were me, Tater [Ryan Johnson] the guitar player, Brian [Vodinh] the drummer, a different singer for a few years, Mike [Underdown], and Lewis [Cosby], who plays bass. It was probably 2002 when Jesse joined the band, so I guess some people look at that like the full creation of 10 Years but we’ve been doing it for a little over a decade now."[2] The album name comes from a poem on the inside of the booklet.

Music and Lyrics[edit]

The album features screamed vocals, in contrast to the band's later releases with singer Jesse Hasek. This album also contains the heaviest song of their career, "Try Again," with the vocalist screaming for about 7 seconds during the bridge. The song "When Will You Breathe?" was written performed by drummer Brian Vondinh. "Dragonfaith" was written and performed by Michael Underdown.

The band's Deftones influences are also the most prominent in this album out of all their releases, most notably in the tracks "Vicious (Parasite)" and "Nightingale".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fallaway" - 3:31
  2. "Vicious (Parasite)" - 4:10
  3. "Angelic" - 4:37
  4. "What the Fuck" - 4:33
  5. "When Will You Breathe?" - 4:47
  6. "Try Again" - 3:22
  7. "Nightingale" - 6:05
  8. "Riptide" - 3:32
  9. "Dragonfaith" - 4:46

Personnel[edit]

  • Mike Underdown (Credited as Micheal Lee) - Vocals
  • Ryan "Tater" Johnson - Guitars
  • Matt Wantland - Guitars
  • Andy Parks - Bass
  • Brian Vodinh - Drums, vocals on track 5

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