Violence (album)

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Violence
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Studio album by Nothingface
Released September 5, 2000
Recorded 1999–2000, Armoury Studios (Vancouver, B.C.)
Genre
Length 49:28
Label TVT Records
Producer Drew Mazurek
Nothingface chronology
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity
(1998)
Violence
(2000)
Skeletons
(2003)
Violence promo
Alternate artwork from a promo edition of Violence.
Alternate artwork from a promo edition of Violence.

Violence is the third album by the Washington, D.C.-based alternative metal band Nothingface. The album was released on September 5, 2000, via TVT Records. The album received positive reviews, but didn't experience mainstream popularity, selling only 87,000 copies in the United States.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
blabbermouth.net 7/10 stars[5]

Violence received positive reviews. CMJ included it in their "Best Loud Rock Albums" of 2000 and called it, "A complex collection of stellar songs... with a flesh-slicing, hate-infused edge... the year's finest heavy-with-melody album."[6][7] Allmusic gave the album 4 stars out of 5 and said, "The combo strives for freshness and originality, providing a compelling blend of melody and brute force." The band described the album as "the soundtrack for the end of the world."[1] The Morning Call described the album as "whatever metal".[2] In 2015, VH1 ranked the album fourth on their list of "The 12 Most Underrated Nu Metal Albums".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Matt Holt.

No. Title Music Length
1. "Make Your Own Bones" Matt Holt, Chris Houck 3:29
2. "Bleeder" Matt Holt, Chris Houck 3:29
3. "Same Solution" Matt Holt, Chris Houck 4:22
4. "For All the Sin" Matt Holt, Chris Houck 4:23
5. "Can't Wait for Violence" Matt Holt, Chris Houck 4:29
6. "Dead Like Me" Matt Holt, Chris Houck 4:12
7. "Blue Skin" Matt Holt, Chris Houck 4:18
8. "Filthy" Matt Holt, Chris Houck 4:49
9. "Hidden Hands" Matt Holt, Chris Houck 4:08
10. "American Love" Matt Holt, Chris Houck 3:17
11. "Everlasting Godstopper" Matt Holt, Chris Houck 5:04
12. "Piss & Vinegar" Matt Holt, Chris Houck 3:27

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b "NOTHINGFACE: Violence". The Morning Call.  December 9th, 2000. Retrieved: September 7th, 2015
  3. ^ a b "The 12 Most Underrated Nu Metal Albums". VH1 News. 
  4. ^ "Billboard". Billboard. 
  5. ^ "CD Reviews - Violence Nothingface - Blabbermouth.net". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. 
  6. ^ 1/08/01 p. 24, 9/4/00 p. 32
  7. ^ http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=1019028 CD Universe