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Change! – (Compilation CD/DVD)

December 23, 2007 by  
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changecoverChange! (Compilation CD/DVD)
Hopeless/Sub City Records

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Reviewed by:  Mary Ouellette

“Change!” is a compilation from Hopeless/Sub City Records. The set is one half CD and one half DVD offering up the best of both worlds to rock your eyes and ears; simultaneously if you want!  The best thing about it is that it’s a Sub City release, so 5% of its MSRP will be donated to the Hot Topic Foundation.  Sub City Records was created as a a part of Hopeless Records to raise funding and awareness for non-profit organizations. It has been active for over four years now and has several releases under it’s belt.  The “Change!” compilation is available exclusively at Hot Topic so go pick it up as a holiday gift for someone you dig and consider yourself an upstanding member of society!

The CD offers up quite a collection of some of today’s hottest hardcore/metal/rock acts including 21 tracks by some of my favorites:  Sasoin, Chiodos, and As I Lay Dying.  It also introduced me to some bands who’s names were familiar but who’s music I had never heard.  That’s the cool thing about the compilation is if you’re a fan of this type of music but don’t have the cash flow to buy all of the albums it gives you a great taste of what each of these bands is about and is a great introduction to new up and coming music.

For me the best part about this combo is the DVD.  It’s not easy to find quality videos by bands anymore, everything is low quality uploads and “video” channels on tv are about as extinct as dinosaurs.  This DVD is 17 clips from the likes of Gallows, Aiden, Escape the Fate and Silverstein.  It’s a great excuse to invite a bunch of friends over to rock out to a great collection of videos.

Conceptually I love what they’re doing with this, it’s a whole lot of music for a low low price, how can you argue with that?

Track Listings:

CD
1 Chiodos / Teeth The Size Of Piano Keys
2 Silverstein / If You Could See Into My Soul
3 Saosin / Collapse
4 Alesana / Ambrosia
5 Every Time I Die / We’re Wolf
6 The Chariot / They Faced Each Other
7 The Human Abstract / Nocturne
8 As I Lay Dying / Nothing Left
9 The Devil Wears Prada / Don’t Dink And Drance
10 Parkway Drive / Boneyards
11 August Burns Red / Composure
12 Job For A Cowboy / Embedded
13 See You Next Tuesday / Here, Take This Pill
14 Converge / No Heroes
15 Poison The Well / Letter Thing
16 Memphis May Fire / Cowbell’s Making A Comeback
17 HORSE The Band / Murder
18 Gallows / Orchestra of Wolves
19 Aiden / We Sleep Forever
20 Pierce The Veil / I’d Rather Die Than Be Famous
21 The Fall of Troy / Cut Down All The Trees And Name The Streets After Them

DVD
1 Chiodos / The Words Best Friend Become Redefined
2 Silverstein / If You Could See Into My Soul
3 Boys Night Out / Up With Me
4 Alesana / Ambrosia
5 Escape The Fate / Situations
6 Every Time I Die / We’re Wolf
7 The Chariot / They Faced Each Other
8 As I Lay Dying / Nothing Left
9 The Human Abstract / Vela, Together We Await The Storm
10 August Burns Red / Composure
11 Converge / No Heroes
12 Job For A Cowboy / Embedded
13 Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster / Dry The River
14 HORSE / The Band Murder
15 Gallows / In The Belly Of A Shark
16 Aiden / We Sleep Forever
17 Kaddisfly / Empire

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