We Have Come for Your Parents Explicit Lyrics, Import
AMEN We Have Come For Your Parents (2000 UK 14-track CD full of action packed fun for all the family singalong party tunes delivered the way only Amen can - full of expletives & served up with suitably hardcore attitude gothic self-hatred andnihilistic death-metal grind. Not one for Grannys Christmas box this is the second album by the band that producer Ross Robinson [Slipknot Glassjaw & At The Drive-In] described as The most extreme band that Ive ever
"They're the most extreme band that I've ever worked with", explained Ross Robinson, producer for Slipknot, Glassjaw and At The Drive-In, and acknowledged figurehead of America's nu-metal movement. He is, of course, talking about his protégées, Amen--and the recording sessions he's talking of have culminated in this Californian four-piece's second album, We Have Come For Your Parents--a 45-minute distillation of hardcore attitude, gothic self-hatred and nihilistic death-metal grind. Oh, and some great tunes as well: most obviously, "May Day", with frontman Casey Chaos flipping Mom's good ol' apple pie off the table, stamping it into the dirt and bellowing, somewhat mystifyingly, "Take your Bible! Burn it alive!" All unmistakably top stuff, and, thankfully, presented without a hint of dilution; Amen know they don't need to shoehorn in a ham-fisted hip-hop loop or uncomfortable junglist foray to get the kids on-side. Parents, watch out--on We Have Come For Your Parents, Amen sound unstoppable. --Louis Pattison
Amen were something different during the over-saturated Nu Metal era, the band's punk image, brash and noisey music and harsh lyrical content provided and alternative to all the similarly themed and sounding Nu Metal bands receiving airplay and video rotation at the time. This album saw the band at the height of their success and public awareness, internal troubles, record label problems and constant bad luck would see the band go back relatively underground ever after, but for this album at least the band seemed on top of the world.
We Have Come For You Parents spawned the singles 'The Waiting 18,' 'Too Hard To Be Free,' and perhaps the band's most well known song 'Price Of Reality,' which got a lot of video rotation at the time and still pops up now and again even these days.
The rest of the album is fairly solid, delivering the same hardcore inspired, nu metal era production style punk music throughout; there are no ballads, no 15 minute epics, just the signature Amen sound played as aggressively as possible. Highlights include the catchy 'Under The Robe,' as well as 'Mayday,' and the absolutely incendiary career-highlight that is 'Justified,' which I would judge as the best song the band have ever written.
Amen would never be as big as they were off the back of this album again, but the album still holds up remarkably well today and is a must have purchase for anyone with an interest in the band.
Casey Chaos has a certain emotion about him. When he screams, you just feel compelled to scream with him. His vocals are perfect for this type of music. I've read he grew up on a strict diet of Punk and Metal. And Amen as a whole's influences go from Sex Pistols and Black Flag, to even Twisted Sister. To say they sound like Nu-Metal is way off. This band sound more Alternative. I think they fit more in the Punk/Metal category. But really, who needs labels? Listen to the music and try to get something out of it.
The lyrics on this album, as with their debut album, are quite catchy and the riffs and drumming are also great highlights. The best songs i would say, would be pretty much all of them. Songs like "CK Killer" (Which is in the same sort of vein as 'Coma America' from their debut album..it's a great intro-type song..), "Refuse Amen", "Justified", the very catchy "The Price of Reality", "Mayday", "Under The Robe", "Too Hard To Be Free", "The Waiting 18", "In Your Suit" and "Here's The Poison", which finishes the CD perfectly, could be just some of your favourites after you listen to this album.
Amen are a band that can be enjoyed by any fan of Metal, or Punk, or Alternative really. They don't just apply to certain fans. If you want to get into Amen, i definitely suggest this or their debut album first. Their debut album, released in 1999, is in my opinion, totally flawless. This album, is a fantastic follow-up, but with a few fillers here and there. But it all adds up to a very enjoyable experience. Like i said, once you listen to Amen, you won't forget them.