Nickelback’s latest album, Dark Horse has been out for a year and half now, and yet the band is still releasing videos and singles from the CD. One of my favorite songs off of the album is “Burn It To the Ground”. Like them or hate them, you have to admit, “Burn It To the Ground” is a pretty good song. Check it out in the video clip below.
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Nickelback has returned with their follow up to 2005’s multi-platinum disc, “All the Right Reasons”. This time around Nickelback has brought in superstar producer Mutt Lange (Def Leppard, AC/DC) to help craft their new album.
Like many of you, I downloaded the new single, “Gotta Be Somebody” when RoadRunner Records made it available. I don’t know if it was a preconceived notion in my head knowing who the producer was, but I thought, at least with the first single that Mutt Lange figured out a way to (Def) Leppardize Nickelback’s sound. The first single was good enough to entice me to purchase the new album.
Prior to the release of Dark Horse, Nickelback has released a second single “Something In Your Mouth”. My first thought was that this was a terrible choice for a song title. Strangely enough, this song has an upbeat groove that will likely make it a crossover hit in both pop and rock formats, bad title or not.
“Burn It To the Ground” is amazingly catchy. The guitar riff on this song had me tapping my feet, and doing a little headbangin’. This song is one of the heavier cuts on “Dark Horse”, and an early favorite of mine.
“I’d Come for You” is a mid tempo number that ought to be released as the third single on Dark Horse. This song could be a #1 hit for the band. Yes, it really is that good.
“Next Go Round” reminds me a lot of the song “Animal” off of “All the Right Reasons”. This song is a high tempo rocker with some heavy guitar elements. Is that a guitar solo I hear? Somebody pinch me, surely I must be dreaming. This is a Nickelback CD right?! Mutt Lange must of broke out a can of whoop ass on Nickelback, as Ryan Peake plays his butt off. “Just To Get High” has even more guitar solos in it. I thought this was a lost art form on today’s modern rock artists. I leave it to Mutt Lange to get the best out of Nickelback. I love hearing Peake play like this.
The song “Never Go Alone” reminds me a lot of Hysteria era Def Leppard. If you listen closely to the guitar parts, there are some definite similarities on this song. This is going to be a huge hit for Nickelback. I guarantee it.
“Shakin’ Hands” has this upbeat sexual groove that will likely help this song become a staple in strip clubs everywhere. You have to listen to the lyrics to truly understand why.
“If Today Was Your Last Day” is a little bit too much of a generic Nickelback song for my tastes. Even though this comes across as an average tune in my ears, this will likely be a pop hit for the band.
“This Afternoon” is a song that was crafted more for the pop audience than the hard rock crowd. This is a throw away song for me personally, but I am sure their will be some folks that like it.
Has Nickelback surpassed their monster effort “All the Right Reasons”? I believe they have. I thought their last album had a few good songs, but was quite a bit over rated. Dark Horse has at least 6 or 7 songs that have single potential. This is an album could easily carry Nickelback well into 2010 with its monster radio potential.
Nickelback fans ought to pick this one up without question. You can buy this in the HRH music store, at this link.
1. Something In Your Mouth
2. Burn It To The Ground
3. Gotta Be Somebody
4. I’d Come For You
5. Next Go Round
6. Just To Get High
7. Never Gonna Be Alone
8. Shakin’ Hands
10. If Today Was Your Last Day
11. This Afternoon
Chad Kroeger – Vocals
Ryan Peake – Lead Guitar
Mike Kroeger – Bass Guitar
Daniel Adair – Drums
Chad Kroeger laughs when asked if the phenomenal sales for 2005’s “All the Right Reasons” gave confidence to Nickelback as it set out to make its sixth studio album, “Dark Horse.” “No, because look what we have to try to live up to,” says Kroeger, who co-founded the quartet in 1995 in Alberta, Canada. “There’s a mountain sitting behind us. We’ve got to try and put something out now that’s going to stand up to that. So for us, the bar has been raised ridiculously high.”
“Dark Horse,” which comes out this week on Roadrunner and was co-produced by Mutt Lange, certainly has a target to clear. Buoyed by seven multiformat hit singles and five No. 1 videos — and apparently unaffected by widespread critical drubbing — “All the Right Reasons” has sold 10 million copies worldwide, according to Roadrunner, and spent a staggering 110 consecutive weeks in the top 30 of the Billboard 200.
First single “Gotta Be Somebody” has already sold more than half a million downloads in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. “I had the chorus, and we recorded it, actually, when Mutt went home to go spend some time with his son. Before he came back I played him this chorus over the phone, and he was like, ‘Oh, I want to get working on that song as soon as we get back to the studio!'”
“Dark Horse” is Lange’s first full album production credit since ex-wife Shania Twain’s last album in 2002. “I think Mutt was coming into a situation where he knew Nickelback fans were happy with everything we’d been putting out so far,” Kroeger says. “He didn’t really want to change the band too much; he just wanted to bring in a slightly different perspective and a slightly different influence. It definitely still sounds like Nickelback, but you’re definitely going to hear a couple different flavors.”
Nickelback’s new CD,”Dark Horse” which will be released next Tuesday, November 18th, is now available for listening in its entirety at the following link.
Nickelback has posted a new song off of their up and coming CD, “Dark Horse”. Visit their myspace and check out their new song, “Something In Your Mouth”.
(No, I did not make up that song title.) =)
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Having just released the leadoff single, “Gotta Be Somebody,” from their highly-anticipated new studio album Dark Horse, Nickelback has more exciting news for their Los Angeles fans. The unstoppable multi-platinum rockers will now perform a very special free mini-concert at The Forum on Sunday, October 12th as part of a video shoot.
The show starts at 4:00 PM (doors open at 3:00 PM).
The band will play several songs live and record a commercial video shoot featuring their new hit single, “Gotta Be Somebody.”
Go to THIS LINK to register for free tickets and be entered to win an autographed guitar. Please note that there is a 10 ticket limit per order.
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Dark Horse is set for release on November 18th on Roadrunner Records. The album was co-produced by Nickelback and famed rock producer Mutt Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard).
This exclusive mini-concert is a sneak-peek at Nickelback’s next tour.
The group plans to embark on a worldwide trek next year in support of Dark Horse.
Nickelback has announced Dark Horse as the name of their new album, which will be released in November.
TODAY ONLY, Nickelback is giving away a free download of their new song, “Gotta Be Somebody” For Free for the next 24 hours!