Sum 41
13 Voices

1. A Murder of Crows (You're All Dead To Me)
2. Goddamn I'm Dead Again
3. Fake My Own Death
4. Breaking The Chain
5. There Will Be Blood
6. 13 Voices
7. War
8. God Save Us All (Death to POP)
9. The Fall And The Rise
10. Twisted By Design


Deryck Whibley – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, piano
Dave Baksh – lead guitar, backing vocals
Tom Thacker – lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals, keyboards
Jason McCaslin – bass guitar, bg vocals
Frank Zummo – drums, percussion, occasional backing vocals

All Killer, No Filler (2001)
Does This Look Infected? (2002)
Chuck (2004)
Underclass Hero (2007)
Screaming Bloody Murder (2011)


Deryck Whibley – producer, engineering
Ted Jensen – mastering

Released 2016-10-07
Reviewed 2016-10-15

hopeless records

For these Canadians the sum is 41 and not the ultimate number that is one higher. They are back after five years of silence and they are back with many voices for their sixth album. Sum 41 is a fairly well-known band that I have heard about but not really heard so this will be my first acquaintance with this band. And it doesn’t look very exciting with a black front with some skulls on the front, ten track names on the back and names of a quintet inside – but looks can be deceiving and I can assure anyone reading that this sounds much better than it looks.

Simplistic punkish metal music with pop-punk tendencies is how I would describe this album. Good energy and great production, the vocals are great and the songs are relatively varied through the ten tracks that play for 37 minutes. It is straight to the point and nothing complicated just easy to take in powerful music for 37 minutes. I think it has proven to be a very good first acquaintance with this band. It is a strong comeback album.

It starts with murdering of crows and then just goes on until it ends with something twisted by design, and there is a lot of great stuff in there. A really strong album where hit songs like Breaking the Chain, God Save Us All and my favourite song War makes me want to return to the album and hear it over and over again. I can highly recommend this very great album, especially if you like straight to the point heavy punkish metal music. Great stuff!

Perhaps I have missed something by not discovering these guys in the past, but at least I have heard this one and it is great. A collection of catchy songs that should be strong hits playing all over the radio and whatever, and I don’t think I need to write much more than that. I suggest you get the album and find out that what I write is the absolute truth.




Label: Hopeless Records
Three similar bands: The Offspring/Green Day/Blink-182
Ratings: HHHHHHH (5/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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