I wasn’t that big of an Offspring fan before but about a month and a half ago they released a single from their upcoming album Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace named Hammerhead. It was a pretty cool song that had very military sounding lyrics. The lyrics mentioned things like "Camouflage and guns, risk my life to keep my people from harm" and "Through this doorway, what’s on the other side, never knowing what i will find, locked and loaded voices screaming Let’s Go!". It is a pretty intense song which reminds me of our military personnel in other lands who are in harm’s way.
Anyway today the entire album was released and I purchased it hoping that the rest of the album would be as cool and intense as Hammerhead. I was really surprised at the fact that the rest of the album is pretty mellow except the last song Rise and Fall. In fact the album is the most mellow album that I have heard them make. I have two other albums from them and they are pretty intense. Honestly, I am not sure if I like it or not.
Oh well, I have paid the money for it so I will listen to it for a few more times and see if it grows on me. I guess this just isn’t what I expected.
You can listen to previews and buy it for $8.99 over at Amazon.com.