im not so sure what made Creed so great was just their hard side. with arms wide open, lullaby, don't stop dancing, faceless man, rain, one and hide are some of my favorite Creed songs ..and i would'nt trade that side of them for anything ..if the next Creed album was just heavy and hard sounding like bullets or what if, ..i might feel like Creed lost that special, almost kind of ..soulfull sweet positive side that makes them just so darn lovable ..i dont want the next creed album to sound like Tremonti solo stuff ..i just want them to be what they've always been, which is a fine balance of ballad rock and hard rock ..i mean any big fan of Creed can't just want only their heavy side ...right?
people can hate just about anything ..and they have. most those songs are hated by people who hate Creed no matter what they do ..last time i checked most people liked creed for Human Clay 11x platinum ..and any song can be overplayed and become annoying ..has nothin to do with the quality or style of the song ..and most of creeds top hits are some of their heaviest. they should'nt care what haters think of their songs ..those overplayed comercial songs are also part of who they are ..and what i've heard from those rehearsal recordings we have, there going to continue in that direction ..the direction being, not making music to try and please people who hate Creed ..i love creed from top to bottom ..and i would'nt change a damn thang. ..and i bet if you asked a creed fan if he hated creed for writing a song like with arms wide open, he would probably say 2 things ..1 i don't hate creed ..2 with arms wide open is a masterpeice ..least thats what i'd tell ya ....sorry if this post seems a little moody, you kinda struck a chord with me i guess sign0020
I'm wondering if maybe the reason why we don't hear new Creed music is also because, not the band, but Mark really, has tried so damn hard to remove himself from the 'Creed Sound,' for so many years trying to show off what a great lead player he is and that he's 'metal' that he can't exactly write in the 'Creed style' anymore. Yesterday my bassist and I were on our way to band practice and I had Full Circle on and, you know, it comes time to solo 2 in the song and it's like, ok we get it you can solo, leave it be. Who knows, we may never actually hear a new full Creed album again because Mark doesn't see himself as that person/player anymore. Creed wasn't a joke, but today's society has very short attention spans. We live in an 'on demand' society and have for the past 10 years now. There's a real ignorance with supposed 'music fans' where they start to hate a song, or a band entirely and say this band sucks or that song sucks. What I find incredible is that bands try so hard to get to a certain level and 'fans' work so hard to help get the word out and then many of those same 'fans' get pissed that their band is getting tons of play. Now all of a sudden they suck. So the band you wanted everyone to know about and get heard on the radio is no longer your secret and you've moved onto the next trend so they're a bad band? That's really what happened to band. The songs that made them big were never really the heavy songs. That's you saw "My Own Prison" "What's This Life For" and "One" as singles and not "Unforgiven" or "Illusion." That' why "Higher and "With Arms Wide Open" were so successful and not "What If" which was more of a live fan favorite then a successful radio single. ::shrugs::