"Inside Madison" (Self-produced; 2004)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

CDBaby.com lists Full Frequency's "Inside Madison" as "crossover electronic rock" and that's a fair, although not perfect, description. Although never as heavy as Celldweller or Ohgr, the CD rocks at a steady pace and never sacrifices guitar power for electronic power. In fact, the blending of the two is almost perfect, often bringing to mind the hard-edged stuff of The Cars and the lighter stuff of Disturbed.

I think the key here is not to confuse "electronic" with "industrial." "Inside Madison" doesn't have the loud, throbbing, almost heavy metal sounds of Prodigy, for example, but instead delivers twelve tracks that unfold at a brisk pace that borders on nu-metal. Fans of Papa Roach and Linkin Park may very well find something to their liking here. 

The CD production also deserves to be noted here. Soundwise, the CD is crisp and clear and as well balanced as any full bore studio release. In addition, the CD packaging is absolutely riveting and well-produced. Kudos to Full Frequency and Chris Taylor of Taylor Graphics for a terrific overall package.

Full Frequency: Corey Lancaster - lead vocals; Eric Sharp - keyboard, vocals; Chris Kroesen - bass; Jevi Alvarez - guitars, Neil Donato - drums.

For more information, check out http://www.fullfrequencymusic.com.  

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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