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P.O.D. - Payable On Death (2003)



Average User Rating: 8.02 out of 10
Total votes: 45 (Click here to vote)
Total comments: 25

Tracks
1. Wildfire
2. Will You
3. Change the World
4. Execute the Sounds
5. Find My Way
6. Revolution
7. The Reasons
8. Freedom Fighters
9. Waiting on Today
10. I and Identify
11. Asthma
12. Eternal

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Posted on 01-08-2004 by Jonular
This album is a HUGE change for P.O.D., from their previous album, [i]Satellite[/i]. They completely abandoned the rap, and Sonny's vocals are great. Combine Sonny's vocals with Jason Truby's, the new guitarist, guitar playing, this album makes itself appear much more artistic than most of their previous albums.

I give it a ten.

~Jon

Posted on 01-08-2004 by Unregisted
[QUOTE=SystemOfAJon]This album is a HUGE change for P.O.D., from their previous album, [i]Satellite[/i]. They completely abandoned the rap, and Sonny's vocals are great. Combine Sonny's vocals with Jason Truby's, the new guitarist, guitar playing, this album makes itself appear much more artistic than most of their previous albums.

I give it a ten.

~Jon[/QUOTE]

Dude, P.O.D.s new cd Rocks. The guitar is insane and the vocals are out of this world. Nice beats and even better messages. It rocks and worships god at the same town.

Posted on 01-08-2004 by PKfanSteph
I really like this CD. This the only P.O.D. album I have heard and I wasn't expecting to like them. This CD rocks, but from what I've heard, has a more melodic feel than their past CDs, perhaps because of the new guitarist. Still, the best song on the CD, for me, is the final one, "Eternal". I think bringing Phil Keaggy in to play with Jason Truby was a huge gift, to Jason, to Phil, and to us. You can really tell where Jason has gotten much of his influence!

Posted on 01-09-2004 by Ardent1
From a musically artistic standpoint, [b]Payable On Death[/b] is a jump that P.O.D. made without ingesting any protein bars. They had it in them. All that they needed was a spark- a new element or challenge...
Jason Truby.
From the soulful chords of "Asthma" to the overall united feel of the album (something [b]Satellite[/b] lacked), the artistic abilities of P.O.D. are seen/heard in a new light. Truby did a magnificent job in breathing this new life into the band while keeping reggae influences in the music. As for the latin acoustic glimpses listeners caught from the band with Marcos, perhaps that is lost. If so, I will certainly miss them, because I felt that they added something rich, yet light and traditional to P.O.D.'s sound.
Sonny went the extra mile by taking voice lessons prior to the recording, and I am honestly not surprised that rap is virtually gone from the album. It could be a bit of a "culture shock" to some, but to most I think it will be welcomed as another side of P.O.D. to enjoy. The new lyrics are also a bit different when you reflect on the styles and elements of previous lyrics. The same messages of peace, love, hope and life in Christ that have remained with the band since [b]Snuff the Punk[/b] are woven into these new metaphoric tapestries of imagery.
Not to forget Traa and Wuv. Traa, in particular, has shining moments on the record. Wuv seems to show more maturity with less solos and loud song intros.

An excellent album, and an exciting glimpse into the future. I give it a 10.

-angela-

Posted on 01-15-2004 by guitarplayer1
i agree this is a big change for P.O.D, and it is more acoustic, but i still believe the Satellite was their best so far and it will take a lot oto out do it.

Posted on 01-27-2005 by Symbiotic
I too gave it a 6....and was also really dissapointed....i'm pretty much the same as hardcorerocker.....Eteranl rules!!....the music is amazing, but the style jsut isn't POD....i wouldn't recommend it....unless you don't like POD's other stuff....That said, i still do own EVERY recorded POD song.....

Posted on 02-27-2004 by OneWithTheMud
It's worthy of an 8. It wasn't what I expected at all, but that's not a bad thing. Execute the Sounds is a unique song that really stood out to me. I wish it was a little more... a little more something. There's just something missing. I can't place it but I can feel it when I listen. Even so, it's still a wonderful CD.

Posted on 02-27-2004 by Jesus freak!!
I wish wuv would do more solos and loud intros I liked that. I give them a 10 very well done. :D

Posted on 02-28-2004 by Brian-Alexander
the cd sucks but i still would buy the next p.o.d. cd

Posted on 03-27-2005 by underOATHrcks
This is a great cd. P.O.D. really knows how 2 write good music. The adition of truby from living sacrifice was a great plus 4 this band. Every song is really great with pounding guitar riffs and nice melodies. The most powerful song though is eternal, which dosent even have words. it lets u make up ur own.

Posted on 03-28-2005 by joellaw44
While this cd does break new ground for P.O.D., most fans of their Southtown and Satellite cds will be dissapointed. It is on the most part much softer than any of their previous work. The one track that actually sounds like old P.O.D. is Asthma, with heavy guitars and screaming. It also includes some good harmonies and stuff with the guitars. If they had put more songs like that on the cd, I think I would have liked it a lot better.

Posted on 03-29-2005 by Symbiotic
i didn't thik Asthma was anything like old POD...but then again, i am a Snuff the Punk and Brown style die-hard...

Posted on 04-01-2005 by Unregisted
Ok, I haven't heard any Brown and Snufff the Punk songs, but comparing Payable on death to Satelite and TFEOS, Payabel on death wins everytime, sure Satelite and TFEOS are awesome albums, they both have a few songs i dislike along with the ones i love, and i love every song on Payable on Death. I can't find anything wrong with this CD.
As a side note, coments like "this CD sucks" with no explanation don't really serve much purpose, maybe you should try being more speciffic. I have difficulty respecting opinions when they are stated without any kind of explanation as to why you don't like music that to me is just a bout perfect

Posted on 04-30-2004 by carmelo
What are you saying???
the cd was awesome...the song 'change the world','will you' and the rest of them were awesome...one of the best cd's i hav bought....the lyrics are soo good....it was better than satellite and with the new guitarist theyll go far.......melo

Posted on 04-30-2004 by lizwrenne
this cd was awesomely amazing
pod rocks my socks.
and that is trite, but it is true!!!!!!!!

Posted on 05-01-2005 by DKelly
This CD is a great one. I'm listening to it right now. Best songs

"Change The World"
"Execute The Sounds"
"Find My Way"
"I and Identify"

I love this CD.

Posted on 06-01-2004 by beau99
It isn't what I was expecting, however it has grown on me.

It's not as good as Satellite, but I'm still supporting my favorite band.

Posted on 06-18-2004 by GuiTarDudE89
This CD rocks! I think it is their best one yet. The guitars are loud and melodic at the same time, and the band really shines with the addition of Truby. Sonny's voice is awesome, and, even though I liked the rap, I think his singing is a lot better. This CD is awesome.

Posted on 07-02-2008 by telestarjammer
Couldn't get into this one. I miss the rap vocals and the songs just seemed boring an uninteresting to me. Nothing will ever top Fundamental Elements and Satallite although their next album would be a step up from this.

Posted on 07-24-2004 by sanzi
This is a really good CD, but in a different way.
I definitly wasn't expecting a "softer" sound (that's how I found it) and I was honestly, a bit disappointed, but I still absolutely love it.

Posted on 07-24-2004 by shavedmarmosets
overall, this cd was pretty good. i was expecting something more like satellite but truby is a better guitarist than marcos was, and he adds alot to the band. i like the new reggae-type sound but my only wish is that they kept some of the rap.

i give it a 9

Posted on 08-11-2005 by Unregisted
i have been reading everyone comments
about this cd and most of yall dont seem
to like it to much but i say that it shows
more of payable on death's talent (the
different range of style)

a lot of yall say its a really big change
from satellite and i say that if you heard
thier earlier cds you wouldnt think so
and im not talking about elements (i said
cds) no im talking about snuff the punk and
brown

see snuff the punk and brown more of a
metal sound for the most part and is really
hardcore

ive only read one comment that even knew
about these cds and if you listen to all 5 cds
in order of release you would hear the steady
change in style that all bands do (in their own
way)

so i say listen to all the cds
snuff the punk
brown
the fundametal elements of the southtown
satellite
payalbe on death
before you comment on any of p.o.d. cds

Posted on 08-11-2005 by DKelly
[QUOTE=c_rockfreak]a lot of yall say its a really big change
from satellite and i say that if you heard
thier earlier cds you wouldnt think so
and im not talking about elements (i said
cds) no im talking about snuff the punk and
brown

see snuff the punk and brown more of a
metal sound for the most part and is really
hardcore

ive only read one comment that even knew
about these cds and if you listen to all 5 cds
in order of release you would hear the steady
change in style that all bands do (in their own
way)

so i say listen to all the cds
snuff the punk
brown
the fundametal elements of the southtown
satellite
payalbe on death
before you comment on any of p.o.d. cds[/QUOTE]



See, I've listened to all the P.O.D. CDs, and while I do believe "Payable On Death" is quite different, I haven't listened to all the CDs in a row.

Posted on 10-21-2004 by Jaewalkin
First of let me bgin by saying P.O.D. has been a huge influence in my taste of music. I started listening to them about the time they brought out T.F.E.O.S. I have all of their cd's ( though I have none of the sound tracks they've done except Sleeping Awake). And I also have all of their tab books. That being said I would like to make my opinion about this cd known. When it comes to the lyrics, P.O.D. has always had, and still does, their own style, though I'm concerned with how they don't sing about God like they used to. Not that they don't; that's not what I'm saying, but the aren't as out-right about singing His praises as they used to be. Musically, this is the best they've ever been in my opinion. The music is completely original. Since I have the tab book, I've had the privilage of looking at Truby's work. Amazing! Not just your standard power chord this and power chord that; but original working of real chords in with the power chords. Now that takes some thought and effort along with time. Praise God for the talent He's given you, Truby! Along with the witty use of chords and power chords, Truby also does what people without effects pedals like to hear: you don't need an effects pedal, besides for convenient changes to and from distortion, to play any of the songs. Not that some songs don't call for certain effects, but you can still play them without the effects and have them sound fine. All in all, this cd is their best, in my opinion. The only thing I'd change would be for their lyrics to be as bold about God as Snuff the Punk. Other than that, P.O.D., keep up the great work, and God bless.

Posted on 12-28-2004 by hardcorerocker
I was very dissappointed with this album. I heard that it was going to be soft, different, and I bought it anyways cause I was curious. It's very different from Satalite, so I was dissappointed. I give it a 6 and the only songs I like are Will You, Change the World, and Revolution. Revolution rocks, love the bass at the begainning.


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