My Own Prison

by Creed

(1997) Wind-up Entertainment

Personnel Scott Stapp, Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall, Scott Phillips
Description The debut album of the hard-rock band Creed
Posted By KJ Leichman (1446)
Directory Recordings: Rock/Pop
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Overall Rating: 4.3 (of 5)
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On 2/7/2003, Joel Chavez (1561) posted:
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This is their first one and I think they have just gotten better. The album could have been better by sticking more to the overall "grimy and deep" sorta feel it has in the title track, i think. lol, my favorite aspect would have to be the overall mood. the least favorite would be, good question....yes there is great guitar playing on it and no there is no real comparison, he has a style all his own.
On 5/20/2002, Rob Carraher (1756) posted:
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This is the best Creed record in my opinion. Completly original, before they hit mainstream. Try out 'Torn' 'Sister' 'Unforgiven' and 'In America' for some kick-@$$ guitar playing.
On 7/30/2001, Keith Deuser (2686) posted:
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A great album. Great rock, powerful lyrics, strong guitar, great music...what more can ya say.
On 7/11/2001, Ga Thomas (1904) posted:
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Alot has been made of Creed recently. However a good listen to their album will prove it is much ado about not much. They give a pretty fair showing here, but do not really add anything new to the rock table. The vocals will try to convince you otherwise, do to Scott Stapp's unique, almost grandious style. There are some good songs but no great ones.
On 6/12/2001, Jason Henderson (5681) posted:
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My Own Prison is much more angry and deep than Human Clay ever wanted to be. It's primary focus is the anger that the lead singer Scott went through in his life about religion and life. That message is clearly shown on the cover, which shows a man cowering in a corner. The greatest songs on this album are 'My Own Prison', 'One', 'What's This Life For?', and 'Torn'. The rest of the songs are good, but not as good as them. Mark Tremonti is the guitarist behind the recordings, and his style in playing shows in the songs. This album is for those grunge or just plain rock fans, especially the ones in their thirties that have lost their way out of religion and are trying to find their place in life.
On 11/15/2000, KJ Leichman (1446) posted:
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This album revolutionized the dying art of pure hard rock. The cleans are gentle and whisper-soft, while the dirty parts are pure Recto power. The songs themselves are a breath of fresh air, and the lyrics are always meaningful, sometimes even powerful. The guitar playing of Mark Tremonti is quite inventive on this recording, with all sorts of creative riffs (mostly in Drop-d and in the key of D minor). A must-hear if you like rock.