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Album Review

Knoxville, TN, alt-metal act 10 Years made their major-label debut with 2005's The Autumn Effect, an effort much beholden to the likes of Tool and Staind, and the album scored a big radio hit with the single "Wasteland." Reportedly recorded in a fractious intra-band environment (hence the title), Division sounds like the work of a band that carefully and thoroughly deconstructed its previous hit and attempted to replicate it several more times for the follow-up. Division is a smooth, radio-friendly record featuring new producer Rick Parashar's glossy layers of instruments and vocals. Occasional moments also suggest that the bandmembers now consider themselves "artists": the coda of "Picture Perfect (In Your Eyes)" is nearly as long as the body of the song itself, and features a spoken word poem read by one of the album's female backing vocalists. Division may well have the intended effect of prolonging the band's chart life, at least temporarily.

Customer Reviews

"Division" unites all.

This much anticipated album should not be labeled a mere "follow up": That would demean the growth, the blood, sweat, and tears that exude out of every track on "Division". These songs don't tease, they encompass: the drums will crash into you with a steady hand then make your heart skip beats; the guitars will rage then almost purr alongside the vocalists sweeping, viscerally sung lyrics. It's a wide range of tastes that will thrill the listener; from twisting rock riffs to an unexpected sitar piece; three minutes of seduction with an ethereal backdrop of electric guitar to soft-spoken word bridging the life of two songs. Brimming with an expertly crafted balance of guts ("Actions & Motives"/"Alabama"), grit ("Russian Roulette"/"Drug of Choice"), caution ("All Your Lies"/"Beautiful"), empathy ("Dying Youth"/"Picture Perfect") and emotion ("Just Can't Win"/"Proud of You"), this album will not only show that the five young men of 10 years know what makes music a timeless force, but that they were born to prove that its essence is very much alive. The journey has never been more enjoyable than this.

Let Down...

Pretty ok, but that is it. I had high hopes for this band, their first album was very dynamic with the vocals being the aspect that made 10 years stand out from all the other up and coming bands. Somehow though, the vocals went from brilliant and soaring to whining and annoying. Also there is nothing special about any of these songs, don't expect another Wasteland. Some of the highlights of Division would be there single Beautiful, the intriguing Just Can't Win, and the electrifying All Your Lies. Other than those 3, the rest are full of either a slow, bland or whiny sound. Also the 3 minute instrumental endings get tiring, they can get rid of those. I wouldn't recommend not buying the album, just think about it before you do. If you were hoping that 10 years would take what made them special and tone it down a notch or two then this album is perfect for you, but if you were like me and hoping they might take it to another level, sorry...not this time

10 Years delivers once again

Probably one of the best albums to kick off the summer. The single "Beautiful" was just a taste of the incredible tracks Division has to offer. The entirely revamped "All Your Lies" is heavier and has more of an impact than the Myspace listen. Jesse Hasek's stunning vocals once again provide both soothing melodies and powerful ballads. The band stays true to their metal roots with their heavier tracks like "Actions & Motives" while staying with the pattern of The Autumn Effect with the slower tracks like "Picture Perfect" tossed in. The guitar continues to play after a few songs, much in the same manner of The Autumn Effect, providing not only an easy listening, but acts to build up the next track. This impacts the album the most, making listening to the album in its entirety much more satisfying than simply skipping a track to hear the next great song. Alltogether, 10 Years ups the ante and provides an amazing album and great addition to anyone's collection.

Biography

Formed: 1999 in Knoxville, TN

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Offering a Southern take on the moody atmosphere, muscular impact, and brash dynamics of alternative metal, 10 Years were formed in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1999. Guitarist Ryan "Tater" Johnson and drummer Brian Vodinh filled out the group's first lineup with lead vocalist Mike Underdown, guitarist Matt Wantland, and bassist Lewis Cosby; in 2001, Cosby left the band and Andy Parks became 10 Years' new bassist. That same year, the group recorded and self-released an independent album, Into the Half...
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