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Blue Felix - Sample Of A Solution

Gisty   (56 reviews)

Posted: 12/27/2010 | Comments: 12 | Rate:

I really wanted to start this review on a positive note by saying that I praise bands like Gwar & Kiss. The reason for this is not only did they make some awesome tunes, but they also did them while in costume without gimmick's needed. So im really bothered by bands getting huge on a look while not bringing anything much to the table in the music department. So in 2004,6 guys got together in Minnesota and decided to start a group named after a certain dose of lsd. Blue Felix was born and started playing shows with a various mitxture of different style bands.

I would be so thrilled if I never saw another band hop in costumes and makeup that have no originality at all. Opening up the cd booklet for Sample Of A Solution left me scratching my head and ultimately made me think of Slipknot or Mushroomhead right away. The cd cover layout looked cheesy and uninspired with a picture of lady liberty nailed to a cross, which btw does in no way fit this bands sound at all. So I spun this cd in my laptop not hoping for anything good to come out of it and I just so happend to be about 90% correct in my assumption. Im not even going to blur the lines and call this a true metal record because it isn't. So I listened to this 42 minute journey complete with samples,gang vocals, lyrics performed in a "rapping" fashion, and guitar riffs that were all over the place when they weren't the same repetitive power chords heard in the last verse. The lead singer has moments or sounding like the disturbed vocalist in "Uncle Scam".

Slipknot's own Sid decided to do a track with them titled Middle Finger Up,which I watched a video for during my review and was unimpressed. The samples are mostly synth,snippets of whistles, and also something you would hear on the beginning of a biohazard record. They can keep doing their look as long as they wish in hope's of a record deal that any label in their right mind should not hand them.
I can say in complete honesty that I only liked a few leads written for this album. Production isn't good at all where some songs have a fuzzy bass sound because it's too loud and it could even possibly be sound effects.I can't tell either way because this release goes thru multiple sound changes including thin and flat in some tracks.

I would never reccomend this to anyone and I don't feel bad giving it a harsh review. Blue Felix should remove the masks and makeup because it does them no justice. Once that is done they can sit down and write a new record and stop focusing on this horrible musical product.

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Comments
I have no legs!
1 Posts
32/M/NA
People Need to stop looking at Blue Felix as just another band in facepaint! They are very talented and their music is awesome! People just need to give Blue Felix a chance and stop the hatred...Blue Felix is my Favorite band! You people just need something to hate on because your unsatisfied with yourselves! Blue Felix has major talent, what doesn't have talent are those "rappers"....Purely pathetic! Whoever thinks that Blue Felix sucks needs to just shut up and go listen to Justin Bieber! Because I am sure that's what your into since you cannot realize true metal!!!! FUCKING BITCHES!
vanilla gorilla
213,121 Posts
38/M/PA
oh great, another idiot fan
I have no legs!
1 Posts
51/F/
I seriously doubt the reviewer paid any attention to the beautiful and meaningful lyrics to any of the songs. They are some of the most poignant lyrics i have heard. While the guitar may not be technically thrilling it makes a perfect counterbalance to the vocalist's amazing and unique voice. The vocals and guitars play off of each other wonderfully. The reviewer should do himself a favor and watch them live on youtube, their show is amazing.
I have no legs!
3 Posts
24/M/NA
Hard to take a reviewer serious when there are misspellings in the first paragraph. It only gets worse from there. You would also think you would listen on a real stereo instead of crappy computer.
You then contradict yourself and really don't even make sense with these statements.
" I praise bands like Gwar & Kiss. The reason for this is not only did they make some awesome tunes, but they also did them while in costume without gimmick's needed." What?
Gwar and Kiss are all about gimmicks, Having a look and giving a show just like Blue Felix.
What is a true metal record? Their sound is what it is. it's called having some originality. The production of the album sounds amazing in my opinion. I am on listening on a real stereo too. Put the laptop away and go see a Blue Felix show.
I have no legs!
3 Posts
24/M/NA
Hard to take a reviewer serious when there are misspellings in the first paragraph. It only gets worse from there. You would also think you would listen on a real stereo instead of crappy computer.
You then contradict yourself and really don't even make sense with these statements.
" I praise bands like Gwar & Kiss. The reason for this is not only did they make some awesome tunes, but they also did them while in costume without gimmick's needed." What?
Gwar and Kiss are all about gimmicks, Having a look and giving a show just like Blue Felix.
What is a true metal record? Their sound is what it is. It's called having some originality. The production of the album sounds amazing in my opinion. I am listening on a real stereo too. Put the laptop away and go see a Blue Felix show.
I have no legs!
3 Posts
24/M/NA
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I have no legs!
4 Posts
34/M/IN
blue felix doesn't wear "costumes". that's how they dress every day. it's a lifestyle. i know the band personally, & i know how talented they r what what they're like. they put on a killer live show & have legions of fans that'd travel out of state just to see them. hell, they've gotten shut down due to the craziness of their fans & still continued to play.
I brought gifts
17,721 Posts
33/M/MD
Always hilarious when a bands fans come out to defend them. Especially funny because you know the band is the one trying to rally troops to say good things. Also, the review is from 3 fucking years ago. Who cares.
I have no legs!
4 Posts
34/M/IN
Paint? Perhaps.
Make up? A little.
Costumes? Yeah every day clothing. Sorry they aren't your run of the mill suit and tie band, and all apologies you find their cd flat and bland... but the best way to judge a band is not behind a laptop.
Go to a show of theirs, get up front, and realize this is all heart, blood, sweat, and a passion for their ever growing fans and friends that keeps them going.
Last time I checked, every band out there isn't dying to get signed to a label.
Some just love the music and fans love and respect.
MICHIGAN DOD REPRESENT!
I have no legs!
4 Posts
34/M/IN
Paint? Perhaps. 
Make up? A little. 
Costumes? Yeah every day clothing. Sorry they aren't your run of the mill suit and tie band, and all apologies you find their cd flat and bland... but the best way to judge a band is not behind a laptop.
Go to a show of theirs, get up front, and realize this is all heart, blood, sweat, and a passion for their ever growing fans and friends that keeps them going.
Last time I checked, every band out there isn't dying to get signed to a label. 
Some just love the music and fans love and respect.
MICHIGAN DOD REPRESENT!
I have no legs!
4 Posts
34/M/IN
Who ever did this review YOU SUCK YOU DO NOT MATTER YOU NEVER WILL. REMEMBER THIS DOD MICHIGAN YOU PIECE OF SHIT! ! THAT IS ALL!
I have no legs!
2 Posts
42/M/AZ
"uninspired with a picture of lady liberty nailed to a cross, which btw does in no way fit this bands sound at all" The cover isn't the bands sound, it's the statement it makes. I don't know if you as a reviewer know this, but songs/albums are generally written with a message, a feeling, a statement, etc, etc, in mind. But at least this bad review got 4,530 views, unless that view counter is from another site. Either way, who cares thanks to this review I actually took a listen, and kinda like some of their songs.

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