Determined (song)

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"Determined"
Mudvayne determined.png
Single by Mudvayne
from the album Lost and Found
Released January 2005
Recorded 2004, The Plant Studios in Sausalito, California, U.S. [1] [2]
Genre Thrash metal [3]
Length2:40
Label Epic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Dave Fortman [2]
Mudvayne singles chronology
"World So Cold"
(2003)
"Determined"
(2005)
"Happy?"
(2005)

"World So Cold"
(2003)
"Determined"
(2005)
"Happy?"
(2005)

"Determined" is the first single from American band Mudvayne's third studio album, Lost and Found .

Mudvayne American music band

Mudvayne was an American heavy metal band from Peoria, Illinois formed in 1996. They are known for their sonic experimentation, innovative album art, face and body paint, masks and uniforms. The band has sold over six million records worldwide, including nearly three million in the United States.

<i>Lost and Found</i> (Mudvayne album) 2005 studio album by Mudvayne

Lost and Found is the third studio album by American heavy metal band Mudvayne. The album was released on April 12, 2005. The album had major success in the U.S., debuting at number 2 and being certified Gold by the RIAA shortly afterward. It has sold about 1,000,000 copies as of August 2014 and is the band's most successful album to date.

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Music

The song contains elements of thrash metal [3] and hardcore punk. [4]

Thrash metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its overall aggression and often fast tempo. The songs usually use fast percussive beats and low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead work. The lyrics often deal with social issues and criticism of The Establishment, using direct and denunciatory language, an approach borrowed from hardcore punk.

Hardcore punk Subgenre of punk rock

Hardcore punk is a punk rock music genre and subculture that originated in the late 1970s. It is generally faster, harder, and more aggressive than other forms of punk rock. Its roots can be traced to earlier punk scenes in San Francisco and Southern California which arose as a reaction against the still predominant hippie cultural climate of the time. It was also inspired by New York punk rock and early proto-punk. New York punk had a harder-edged sound than its San Francisco counterpart, featuring anti-art expressions of masculine anger, energy, and subversive humor. Hardcore punk generally disavows commercialism, the established music industry and "anything similar to the characteristics of mainstream rock" and often addresses social and political topics with "confrontational, politically-charged lyrics."

Music video

The music video for "Determined" shows the band playing the song in front of a large group of moshing fans. It was recorded in New York City. [5]

A music video is a short film that integrates a song with imagery, and is produced for promotional or artistic purposes. Modern music videos are primarily made and used as a marketing device intended to promote the sale of music recordings. There are also cases where songs are used in tie-in marketing campaigns that allow them to become more than just a song. Tie-ins and merchandising can be used for toys or for food or other products. Although the origins of the music video date back to musical short films that first appeared in the 1920s, they again came into prominence in the 1980s when the channel MTV based their format around the medium. Prior to the 1980s, these kinds of videos were described by various terms including "illustrated song", "filmed insert", "promotional (promo) film", "promotional clip", "promotional video", "song video", "song clip" or "film clip".

Appearances in other media

The censored version of the song is featured in the soundtrack to Need for Speed: Underground 2 . [5] [6]

<i>Need for Speed: Underground 2</i> video game

Need for Speed: Underground 2 is a cross-platform racing video game and the eighth installment in the Need for Speed series, the direct sequel to Need for Speed: Underground. It was developed and published by Electronic Arts in 2004, for Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS and mobile phones. It was also commercially successful, breaking sales records in the United Kingdom.

Live performance

Mudvayne performed the song live for the first time in early 2005 during a small clubs tour. [7] It has since become a regular part of the band's setlist.

Reception

Johnny Loftus of AllMusic called the song "one of Mudvayne's all-time strongest tracks". [3] It also received praise from the Baltimore Sun. [8]

AllMusic Online music database

AllMusic is an online music database. It catalogs more than 3 million album entries and 30 million tracks, as well as information on musical artists and bands. It launched in 1991, predating the World Wide Web.

The song was nominated at the 2006 Grammy Awards for Best Metal Performance but lost to Slipknot's "Before I Forget". [9]

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."Determined"2:39

Sources

  1. "Mudvayne: 'Fall Into Sleep' Video Online | News @". Ultimate-guitar.com. Archived from the original on 2014-01-09. Retrieved 2013-04-26.
  2. 1 2 "Mudvayne". Wayback.archive.org. 2004-06-18. Archived from the original on 2004-06-18. Retrieved 2013-04-26.
  3. 1 2 3 Loftus, Johnny. "Lost and Found - Mudvayne : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
  4. Mudvayne at the Marquee Ed Masley. AZ Central. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
  5. 1 2 "Mudvayne Featured On Need for Speed Underground 2 - in Metal News". Metal Underground.com. Retrieved 2013-02-27.
  6. GameZone. "Mudvayne "Determined" Against Xbox Ga..." GameZone. Retrieved 2013-03-18.
  7. MUDVAYNE BRINGS ITS METAL TO SMALL CLUBS (subscription required)
  8. Mudvayne gets down to bare essentials (subscription required)
  9. "MUDVAYNE Members Feel Like 'Fish Out Of Water' At GRAMMYS". Blabbermouth.Net. Retrieved 2013-02-27.


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