COLD – 13 Ways to Bleed on Stage

Cold – 13 Ways to Bleed on Stage (2000, Interscope Records/Geffen Records/Flip Records)

1. “Just Got Wicked” … 4:00
2. “She Said” … 4:08
3. “No One” … 3:17
4. “End of the World” … 3:04
5. “Confession” … 3:48
6. “It’s All Good” … 3:43
7. “Send in the Clowns” … 4:13
8. “Same Drug” … 3:43
9. “Anti-Love Song” … 3:10
10. “Witch” … 3:48
11. “Sick of Man” … 4:04
12. “Outerspace” … 3:37
13. “Bleed” … 3:56

Band:
Scooter Ward – Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard, Piano
Kelly Hayes – Guitar
Terry Balsamo – Guitar
Jeremy Marshall – Bass
Sam McCandless – Drums

Additional Musicians:
Aaron Lewis – Backing Vocals (“Send In the Clowns, “Bleed”)
Sierra Swan – Backing Vocals (“Witch”)

Produced by: Cold, Fred Durst, Chris Vrenna, Adam Kasper

From the Angry & Tormented White Boy Club that gave us such luminaries as KoRn, Limp Bizkit, Puddle of Mudd and Staind comes Cold! Signed to Fred Durst’s vanity imprint, Flip Records, over at Interscope/Geffen, co-produced by Fred Durst and featuring vocals from Staind’s Aaron Lewis, you know it’s gotta have angst!

I remember “No One” being played on one of the local rock stations pretty frequently and I liked it a lot. While in Virginia in December ’00 visiting friends, I stopped into the local FYE at the mall and one of my friends suggested this album saying he thought I would like it a lot. I wasn’t sure because I wasn’t into the drab & angry nu metal scene, but I think it was only like $9.99, so I took the chance and I loved it.

I’m not really a fan of music like this: depressing and self-pitying and self-loathing, but it really struck a chord with me at the time and was the soundtrack to my troubled romantic life for most of 2001. It’s definitely a nostalgia album to me. The kind where I’ve mentioned in the past that can take you back to that exact time of your life bringing back all those old memories and feelings.

I think it’s a really good album, and their best, but I have to be in a special mood to listen to it. A mood I don’t really care to get into, so I really don’t listen to it much anymore despite the quality. It’s a good album to get out your sorrows and anger though and there’s not a whole of filler to it, IMO.

Highlights: “Just Got Wicked”, “She Said”, “Confession”, “No One”, “It’s All Good”, “Anti-Love Song”, “Witch”, “Sick of Man”, Bleed”

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Posted on March 22, 2009, in Cold and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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