Sum 41 – Chuck

Sort of like the All Time Low stuff that I reviewed the other day, this is basically more power punk pop. I will grant, however, that this is heavier-sounding, the guitars more crunchy and metal. Nice one!

Sadly, what I heard on some of the tracks was other bands. The intro to Some Say reminds of Oasis, Bitter End starts out like Metallica’s Master of Puppets and the meat of it is really close to Battery. Welcome To Hell is an almost note-for-note run-through of an Offspring tune off Smash (can’t recall which, but it hardly matters). And the intro to Pieces is the chords to Cranberries’ Zombie. I had heard this one on the radio.

You know something, the teens will love this (and I’m sure they do). But I’m about 20 years past falling for this, now. Had I heard this in 2004, when this came out, though? Maybe.


Posted on December 3, 2014, in posts by aaron and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Meh! Never much liked these guys. A couple tunes; On My Own was pretty good. But pop punk in general is poison to my soul!!


  2. I remember liking the song we’re all to blame – is that on here? Nice subdued ending to it. And the story behind naming the album ‘Chuck’ was a good one.
    Pieces & Coldplay’s the scientist also link up nicely!


    • We’re All To Blame is indeed here (track #3). I hadn’t known the story of the naming, so I looked it up – interesting! Something links to Coldplay nicely? Wowzers.*

      * all apologies, that’s another band I can’t get to, so whenever they come up my opinion slips out. All deference to their fans everywhere. 😉


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