Right away in the first track, Help, I’m Alive, we’re greeted with clogging drumming under an electric drum kit and some of the purist sounding female vocals in rock this side of Amy Lee. Steady, danceable beats are consistent all throughout the album with the exception of the slower-tempoed tracks, but even they have elements that will keep your head bobbing.

This entire album screams remixes, though the album versions of these songs could easily fit into rotations at dance clubs just as easily as rock bars. The versatility of this album is really what makes it shine as it’s just an album anyone can like regardless of your age or musical preference. Now admittedly those of you into oldschool or hardcore hip hop or heavy metal or progressive rock with 34 minute long guitar solos, this album may not be your favourite, but the music is still appreciable and anyone can find at least one song they enjoy.

As far as weaknesses in the album. Some could argue the album is repetitive and the songs don’t really wander far from their starting points, which is a legitimate point for musical purists who would like to see dramatic twists in the music; again I just have to reiterate that this album was made for the rock and dance crowds, so beat changes and too much experimentation would kill the steadiness of the beats and therefore negate the point of trying to target a club audience.

Recommended Tracks
Help, I’m Alive
Give Me Sympathy
Stadium Love
Gold Guns girls
Collect Call

Overall Feelings
The album is more than worth picking up, plain and simple. The songs are simple and enjoyable and can work great as music to either focus on or to have as simple ambiance. The versatility makes the album something everyone can enjoy as long as you don’t travel with those people who have a penchant for only wanting to listen to “tough” music or the know-it-alls who will go on about how the guitarist sucks because of the lack of solos… sorry went on a bit of a tangent there.
Great band, great album and the songs are all different enough to keep the entire album consistent but not monotonous.
Buy it.
I’m out.

By: Lee Clifford

So most of you know by now, the newest Metric album, Fantasies, is freaking amazing. For the 12 of you who haven’t heard the album yet, or any of you who have debated buying it but needed assurance from a superior being, here’s my review of Fantasies

Right away I want to make clear for anyone not familiar with Metric: Metric is a dance/electronic rock band. Their focus is on melodies, harmonies and catchy beats, so the album is saturated with catchy, consistent and overall great feeling songs, so if you’re looking for raging angst, breakdowns and face-melting solos, you won’t find it in this album.

The artwork of the CD isn’t really anything fresh. If you take Buckcherry’s Black Butterfly album and made the butterfly blue, you have the CD artwork for Fantasies. The album art is simply the filament of a light bulb struggling to shine in an endless darkness with the band and title modestly printed by the light bulb. The artwork doesn’t really represent at all what awaits you in this album; a little disappointing but it’s a minor detail.

By: Lee Clifford

So most of you know by now, the newest Metric album, Fantasies, is freaking amazing. For the 12 of you who haven’t heard the album yet, or any of you who have debated buying it but needed assurance from a superior being, here’s my review of Fantasies

Right away I want to make clear for anyone not familiar with Metric: Metric is a dance/electronic rock band. Their focus is on melodies, harmonies and catchy beats, so the album is saturated with catchy, consistent and overall great feeling songs, so if you’re looking for raging angst, breakdowns and face-melting solos, you won’t find it in this album.

The artwork of the CD isn’t really anything fresh. If you take Buckcherry’s Black Butterfly album and made the butterfly blue, you have the CD artwork for Fantasies. The album art is simply the filament of a light bulb struggling to shine in an endless darkness with the band and title modestly printed by the light bulb. The artwork doesn’t really represent at all what awaits you in this album; a little disappointing but it’s a minor detail.

By: Lee Clifford

So most of you know by now, the newest Metric album, Fantasies, is freaking amazing. For the 12 of you who haven’t heard the album yet, or any of you who have debated buying it but needed assurance from a superior being, here’s my review of Fantasies

Right away I want to make clear for anyone not familiar with Metric: Metric is a dance/electronic rock band. Their focus is on melodies, harmonies and catchy beats, so the album is saturated with catchy, consistent and overall great feeling songs, so if you’re looking for raging angst, breakdowns and face-melting solos, you won’t find it in this album.

The artwork of the CD isn’t really anything fresh. If you take Buckcherry’s Black Butterfly album and made the butterfly blue, you have the CD artwork for Fantasies. The album art is simply the filament of a light bulb struggling to shine in an endless darkness with the band and title modestly printed by the light bulb. The artwork doesn’t really represent at all what awaits you in this album; a little disappointing but it’s a minor detail.

By: Lee Clifford

So most of you know by now, the newest Metric album, Fantasies, is freaking amazing. For the 12 of you who haven’t heard the album yet, or any of you who have debated buying it but needed assurance from a superior being, here’s my review of Fantasies

Right away I want to make clear for anyone not familiar with Metric: Metric is a dance/electronic rock band. Their focus is on melodies, harmonies and catchy beats, so the album is saturated with catchy, consistent and overall great feeling songs, so if you’re looking for raging angst, breakdowns and face-melting solos, you won’t find it in this album.

The artwork of the CD isn’t really anything fresh. If you take Buckcherry’s Black Butterfly album and made the butterfly blue, you have the CD artwork for Fantasies. The album art is simply the filament of a light bulb struggling to shine in an endless darkness with the band and title modestly printed by the light bulb. The artwork doesn’t really represent at all what awaits you in this album; a little disappointing but it’s a minor detail.