By JoshIVM on June-28-2012 | Filed under News | Tags : hard rock, Murdered Love, P.O.D, Payable on Death | Share
Head over to MetroLyrics to check out a preview of P.O.D.’s upcoming release, titled Murdered Love. You can preview a short clip of each of the tracks along with commentary from members of the band.
Not sure why this is at MetroLyrics…
Haha! Yeah that’s pretty random. :D
Totally not my thing, but from the clips I can see this album being pretty huge.
Cant wait for this album!! I also pre-ordered the Japanese edition! haha Samples sound really great! Awesome i love it!
I haven’t seen anything about the Japanese release. Does it have a few extra songs?
Honestly, I think the strongest tracks are the full songs that we have already heard, but I will give the whole album a listen before I dismiss it.
the japanese edition has one extra song called “Find a Way”
Wasn’t into what I heard. :/
It sounds like this record could be pretty dope. Without a doubt more old school sounding.
Ehhh… definitely not feeling it. They’re definitely getting back to their roots, but only a couple songs that I’ve already heard really have staying power.
I’ll have the full review up soon, but I will say that the overall album should please fans of P.O.D’s various stylings through the years.
Can’t wait. Sounds so much more lively and energetic than previous album. They are always trying something different. :)
Someone posted a bunch of whole songs on YouTube. I listened to I Am and the whole edited Fword business is really distracting. It’s a shame. The rest of the song is great. As far as other tracks go, I still like the 4 released songs the best. Babylon the Murderer and Panic and Run are also pretty good. My least favorite track is Bad Boy. It’s just straight-up cheesy and lame in my opinion. It’s sad for me to say this since I used to love POD, but I think I may skip buying this album and just buy the few songs I like via iTunes.
I’m pretty much in agreement with you there. You could still tell what they were saying in I Am, and I would have preferred it to have not been edited out, because like you said, it IS distracting. I’m a hardcore P.O.D. fan, so I’m definitely gonna buy this album when it does come out, but still, I feel like the released songs were some of the best. And I also echo your sentiment about Bad Boy. Great song musically, but lyrically, seriously? Completely generic and unoriginal, it’s really disappointing.
Yeah “Bad Boy” is definitely not my favorite song on the album. The cheese factor rides high with that one ;) Overall this album made my “Best of the First Half (of 2012)” list because I like most of the songs including “I Am”. I am also a big fan of the band.
Yeah for sure, honestly though, no offense to whoever “edited” the F-word out of “I Am”, but if someone gave me the individual tracks to that song, I could probably just as easily clean it up (literally AND figuratively, lol) using Audacity. That is all. I guess I’ll get off my soapbox now, haha.
I know this has been debated over and over. I do not buy music with cursing so I will not be buying this one. Even if it’s bleeped out, it will still unfortunately come through in my head (if you know what I mean). Super disappointed they did this. As a long time POD fan I won’t be listening to anything they write in the future. Sad.
Boycotting the band makes us as Christians look bad. I am sorry but it really does.
Some other things that make Christians “look bad”: Maintaining that homosexuality is a sin Suggesting that people are inherently sinful and are not good Suggesting that those who are not reconciled to God through Christ will spend eternity apart from him. Declaring that Jesus Christ is the only way, truth and life.
I am not saying we should be thoughtless about how we come across, but if someone’s Christian conviction leads them to stop supporting another Christian who is arguably compromising biblical integrity, I don’t think “image” to a world whose values clash greatly with our own should become the guiding principle. Given the fact that many Christian’s avoid music with “unwholesome” language for the purpose of thinking on such things that are pure and excellent and praiseworthy according to Philippians 4:8, POD’s intentional use of language that alienates brothers and sisters in Christ from their art (due to conviction) could be perceived as being at least as divisive as any Christian response to no longer buy their music.
Some would say that POD’s decision to compromise in their language makes Christians look bad. I am sure there are many here who have had someone who isn’t a Christian say that they respect their christian beliefs or decisions; even if they disagree with them. Someone without any sort of Christian belief could see the band’s decision as compromise, as gimmicky, or as selling out for the sake of a broader base of people thinking they are cool…
I love POD. I have been amazed and thankful for their witness and impact as Christians. It doesn’t mean that I think them any more incapable of poor decisions than were the heroes of biblical faith (abraham, David, Jacob, Samson, etc) whose bad decisions were recorded as examples for us to avoid) or of ourselves who try to love God and do good, but know the sinful decisions we have the potential of making…
Putting the word in there makes us Christians look bad. It’s like saying, “well the bible says to not use foul language and this may stumble believers, but who gives a crap. I am going to do and say what I want and even record it on a CD.” Sorry but I can’t stand for that. I will not waste my money on a band who chooses to deliberately go against the word of God.
People misunderstood what I said. This is a conversation that doesn’t need to be had here at IVM, I’m bowing out. I have better things to do, like prepare for vacation ;)
Forgive any misunderstanding on my part Brandon. Hope you have a blast on your vacation!
JahWarriah, how is Bad Boy “Completely generic and unoriginal”? When most bands are singing about banging every girl they see I think it’s original and against the grain to have a song with lyrics such as Bad Boy. It’s a fun song with actually meaningful lyrics and I don’t find it cheesy. I guess you never think of wanting or having a good girl?
It’s not that Mark, it’s more about Sonny’s word choices, I don’t mind the topic all that much, especially since it goes against what you said, the “banging every girl they see” mentality. It doesn’t have to be deep, but the wording he uses just makes it feel really cheesy. I think it’s a fun song, don’t get me wrong, and I like it, but you have to understand, P.O.D. is my favorite band of alltime, so even though I like this song, it’s in my opinion the weakest song on Murdered Love, and it’s not even close to all of their other songs in my book. In fact, it pales in comparison with all of them.
Is the F word actually used in the song I am? Is it truthfully in there or what?
The copy I reviewed a few months ago had it. I have heard that they bleeped it out also some copies of the album won’t have the “I Am” song on it (Christian market). It doesn’t really bother me one way or the other.
Yeah it is, and it’s sad. By definition the F-word is a profane word, and the Bible is quite clear on that. If we can’t follow God in the little things, how could He ever entrust us in the bigger picture? Really sad to see “Christians” who are so blinded to claim that sin used appropriately is good. I’m tired of religion. It’d be nice to see some genuine and true regeneration, but hey 2 Thessalonians quite clear, “great falling away”.
It depends on the context of the word how it is used in a song. You got other bands that you have covered that used strong words in their lyrics.
The copy I have for the review we’ll be posting soon didn’t have the song at all.
^ “I am,” that is.
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