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Classic Album Review: Creed | Weathered

Scott Stapp's spiritual rockers deliver another blast of post-grunge mediocrity.

This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


In the ranks of Christian rock, Creed thankfully remain one of the more subtle acts — depending on your definition of subtle.

Only a few tracks on this third album blatantly mention God, and the bulk of these 11 cut are your typical post-grunge heaviness, consisting of hammer-of-the-gods beats and swaggering, canyon-wide guitar riffs, topped by Scott Stapp’s lung-busting, Vedderesque vocals. In fact, if anything they’re too typical. While some tunes like Bullets pack a decent punch, Creed and Weathered would be far more interesting if they didn’t sound like a direct cross between Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots and Tea Party. So much for subtlety.

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