Human Clay

by Creed

(1999) Wind-up Entertainment

Personnel Scott Stapp, Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall, Scott Phillips
Description The heavier follow-up album of this hard-rock quartet
Posted By KJ Leichman (1446)
Directory Recordings: Rock/Pop
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Overall Rating: 4.0 (of 5)
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On 6/7/2002, Brian Blohowiak (149) posted:
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Better than "Weathered" but still not as good as "My Own Prison"
On 5/24/2002, Rob Carraher (1756) posted:
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Creed's 1999 follow-up to 'My Own Prison'. Check out 'Are You Ready' 'What If' 'Beautiful' 'Higher' and 'With Arms Wide Open' for some kick-@$$ guitar playing.
On 7/30/2001, Keith Deuser (2686) posted:
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I like the guitar on this cd. Most of the songs are cool, but some are "ok." Overall, great album.
On 7/11/2001, Ga Thomas (1904) posted:
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If it ain't broke don't fix it seems to be the attitude of Creed on this album. Creating a nice little fanbase and getting some radio play with their first album, Creed creates a follow-up of the same nature. They do sound a bit more mature here but have not blossomed into anything spectacular. If you liked the first one, you will like this one.
On 4/29/2001, Jason Henderson (5681) posted:
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This CD isn't as hard-hitting as their previous album, My Own Prison, but has some of the same energy and power as it in many of the tracks in this album. Creed definetly is a sensitive band, as their music is just their lives reflected from what is going on, as their previous album was about finding religion, this one is about trying to find yourself in life-and the beginnings of fatherhood-to trying to survive in the great wildfire we call life. I don't know why so many people insult Creed, they are a great and creative band. The only problem with this CD is that you get tired of it really easily, especially Higher, a song they played on the radio all the time and still do on many radio stations. Creeds sound does sound a lot like Pearl Jam, but that doesn't make them a Pearl Jam rip-off, it just tells you that a lot of people are like that, and it's hard for people to understand that. This CD could have been a bit longer, each song especially. My favorite aspect of this CD is that their not heavily on religion-no, if you think so you entirely missed the point of their sound-but instead spiritualism, the concenpt of what will be our future, I can garuntee that.
On 3/20/2001, Justin Frear (3769) posted:
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Guitars are tight, groove is happening, lyrics are good. I agree that the songs sound way too familiar, pretty much the same tones are used on each recording...don't get me wrong, the tunes are pretty good and makes for enjoyable listening, but just kind of musically redundant.
On 11/15/2000, KJ Leichman (1446) posted:
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Compared to their first recording, My Own Prison, this sounds like a different band. Scott's passionate vocals are the same, but Tremonti's cleans are even cleaner and very often chorused, and his PRS/Mesa combination makes his overdriven sounds scream. The songs are overall a pleasure to listen to, and the lyrics are insightful, not perfunctory. My personal favorites are "Are You Ready," "What If," and "With Arms Wide Open" (all of which got plenty of air time on rock radio stations).

My only gripe is that every song is pretty much the same from a musical standpoint. Every single song is tuned to Drop-d, and the majority of the songs are in D minor (with an occasional D major and D phrygian thrown in). But the riffs themselves are fairly creative for a rock band. Overall a good listen!