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THE STRENGTH / THE SOUND / THE SONGS is the debut studio album by Danish heavy metal band Volbeat
Volbeat
. Released in 2005, the album initially failed to chart. However, in July 2006 the album entered the Danish Charts, peaking at #18. The album would stay on that chart for 21 non-consecutive weeks. Volbeat's label at the time, Mascot Records, had only a limited distribution deal in the United States
United States
, meaning that the album went largely unnoticed in that country. Volbeat
Volbeat
would not breakthrough in the United States
United States
until 2010 with their 4th album, Beyond Hell / Above Heaven .

Two of the albums songs, "Danny & Lucy (11PM)" and "Fire Song" form a story which is continued on Volbeat's second album, Rock The Rebel/Metal The Devil with the song "Mr. & Mrs. Ness", the song "Mary Ann's Place" from the bands third album, Guitar
Guitar
Gangsters and Cadillac Blood , and is concluded on the bands sixth album, Seal The Deal & Let\'s Boogie with the song "You Will Know".

The songs "Pool of Booze, Booze, Booza", "Soulsweeper", "Danny & Lucy (11 PM)", and "Alienized" are all taken from Volbeat's 2003 demo, titled "Beat The Meat". Additionally, the song Soulweeper was released as a single in 2003, though the band did not have a label when it was released and is considered a demo. The only official single released from the album was the bands cover of Dusty Springfield's "I Only Wanna Be With You", which was released in 2006. The band also filmed a music video for the single, which features Volbeat
Volbeat
performing on a rooftop.

CONTENTS

* 1 Reception * 2 Track listing * 3 Personnel * 4 References

RECEPTION

Being a limited release outside of Denmark, professional English reviews of the album are scarce. Scott Alisoglu of Blabbermouth.com gave the album a 7.5/10, saying "Loud guitars, a nice collection of hooks, and an endearingly oddball vocal performance make "The Strength/The Sounds/The Songs" a worthwhile spin. It sure as hell stands apart from anything in my CD collection."

TRACK LISTING

All songs written by Michael Poulsen , Jon Larsen , Anders Kjølholm and Franz Gottschalk , except track 13, written by Mike Hawker and Ivor Raymonde . The words of track 11 are credited to both Michael Poulsen and Elvis A. Presley.

NO. TITLE LENGTH

1. "Caroline Leaving" 3:14

2. "Another Day, Another Way" 3:03

3. "Something Else or..." 4:08

4. "Rebel Monster" 2:54

5. "Pool of Booze, Booze, Booza" 3:38

6. "Always, Wu" 2:33

7. "Say Your Number" 4:42

8. "Soulweeper" 3:39

9. "Fire Song" 4:20

10. "Danny float:right;padding-left:10px;background-color:#eee;margin-right:2px">TOTAL LENGTH: 55:03

PERSONNEL

Volbeat
Volbeat

* Michael Poulsen - vocals , rhythm guitar * Franz "Hellboss" Gottschalk - lead guitar * Anders Kjølholm - bass * Jon Larsen - drums

REFERENCES

* ^ https://www.amazon.com/Strength-Sound-Songs-Volbeat/dp/B00009PB7Z * ^ Hung, Steffen. "danishcharts.com - Volbeat
Volbeat
- The Strength / The Sound / The Songs". www.danishcharts.com. Retrieved 2017-01-25. * ^ "Danish Metalheads Volbeat
Volbeat
Explain Breaking Through in America & Their Awkwardly Awesome Coachella Show". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-01-25. * ^ Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie liner notes. p. 16. This song (You Will Know) ends the story from past songs like Danny & Lucy (11 PM), Fire Song, Mr. And Mrs. Ness and Mary Ann's Place * ^ " Volbeat
Volbeat
- The Strength / The Sound / The Songs". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-01-25. * ^ " Volbeat
Volbeat
- Soulweeper". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-01-25. * ^ " Volbeat
Volbeat
- I Only Wanna Be With You". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-01-29. * ^ Mascot Records (2006-11-29), VOLBEAT "I Only Wanna Be With You" Video of The Strength/The Sound/The Songs, retrieved 2017-01-29 * ^ " The Strength/The Sound/The Songs - VOLBEAT". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. 2005-10-23. Retrieved 2017-01-25. * ^ The Strength/The Sound/The Songs liner notes. p. 8. "Words by Michael Poulsen and Elvis A Presley" - Caroline #1

* v * t * e

Volbeat
Volbeat

* MICHAEL POULSEN * JON LARSEN * ROB CAGGIANO * KASPAR BOYE LARSEN

* Teddy Vang * Franz Gottschalk * Thomas Bredahl * Anders Kjølholm

STUDIO ALBUMS

* The Strength/The Sound/The Songs * Rock the Rebel/Metal the Devil * Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood * Beyond Hell/Above Heaven * Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies * Seal the Deal border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px">

* "Fallen " * " Heaven nor Hell " * "A Warrior\'s Call " * "The Hangman\'s Body Count " * "Lola Montez " * " Dead but Rising " * "Doc Holliday " * "The Devil\'s Bleeding Crown "

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