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Freak Power Candidate

Volcom 4892

Released on August 24, 2004

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“If you liked Yellowcard’s latest album you are going to fucking hate our new album, ‘The Freak Power Candidate’.” - Arkham Arkham are like the last of the mighty buffalo (or bison) left roaming the dwindling plains of the new century’s musical landscape. Left out to pasture after the summer of last year Arkham took a year off from their grueling trek of baptizing the soulless masses to write and record their newest opus for delivery to the rock n’ rock converted. Like the Vegas hallucination of melting walls and lounging lizards experienced by Rauol Duke, “The Freak Power Candidate” incorporates unconventional recording methods that take the listener on a Hunter S. Thompson-esq trip. Recorded on a shoe string budget over a month and a half “The Freak Power Candidate” takes a decidedly low-fi tone compared to their previous effort, “Mahkra” which was produced by Alex Newport and recorded when the band had only been together for a mere six months. By taking a year off from all things associated with the music industry, the band was able to seclude themselves from everything that can derail a potentially great album, such as touring, record labels, lawyers, and managers. Locked up in their practice space, Arkham wrote handfuls of songs scrutinizing every part in order to achieve the exact sound and tone they wanted for their record. The result, “The Freak Power Candidate”, an intelligent heavy album that challenges the short attention spanned to slow down and digest the musical stew brewing in their stereos. Emerging from the studio rejuvenated, Arkham is set to once again return to their journey of converting the pop masses into their rock brethren.

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Travis from Kamloops, BC Canada 
Apr 20 2008 Rating: 5/5 Stars

A much more mature album in Arkham's second (and last)full length effort. The album has many techical elements and is quite complex. It seems to take you on a ride down a dark and erie road. It is more of a complete album listening experience rather than listening to each song on its own. If you're looking for something more simple and straight up punk/metal, then buy their first album Mahkra, it is much more easy to listen to and understand. However, if you're looking for a more intense and complex listening experience, yet still in the vein of the punk/metal genre, go with The Freak Power Candidate. An intersting and inteligent album indeed. It's too bad Arkham called it quits, they could have done amazing things in music.

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