We Have Come For You Parents" is Amen's third studio album released by Virgin Records in the year 2000, it featured the same line-up as their previous self-titled record. The title is a reference to The Dead Boys album "We Have Come For Your Children".
We Have Come For You Parents" is Amen's third studio album released by Virgin Records in the year 2000, it featured the same line-up as their previous self-titled record.
Amen's second full length studio album as a signed band, We Have Come For Your Parents, was released back in 2000 and was produced by famed Nu Metal producer Ross Robinson, who helped the band get marketed to the metal community more so than the punk community and enabled the album to win the band a lot of new fans.
Amen is the second album by the American band Amen and their major label debut, released on September 21, 1999, by I Am/Roadrunner Records. The first track on the album, "Coma America," became the band's first single. In 2001, the album was re-released with 4 new bonus tracks. Amen was recorded by Casey Chaos on vocals, Shannon Larkin on drums, Sonny Mayo and Paul Fig on guitar, and John Fahnestock .
This album saw Amen continue the Alternative Metal/Hardcore Punk blend that marked their entire career, as well as the political and socially-charged lyrics that were persistent in the band through the writings of Casey Chaos. A promotional audio cassette called PropAMENda was released in the United States in advance of the album by Virgin Records America in the Summer of 2000. The cassette contained two tracks: "Refuse Amen" and "PropAMENda (Excerpts From Forthcoming Album)", a 6-minute-long track featuring excerpts from the album. A deluxe version of the album was released in January 2013.
Over and over the tired saw about "rejecting everything your parents did" is repeated with snarling but oddly unaffecting delivery. Rather than say anything in particular, the band only tries to scare parents and disassociate their children. But instead of exploiting a political stance, like Rage Against the Machine, Amen just gripes.
Refuse Amen 03. Justified 04. The Price Of Reality 0. So is this indeed "the most violent album in major label history"? In my mind, that honor still belongs to SLAYER and PANTERA, both of whom have made careers out of issuing crushingly-heavy albums that have consistently passed the gold sales-mark, while bands like AMEN continue to produce largely unlistenable, musically inferior material that has no chance of ever living up to the substantial hype that has preceded it.
Amen are a hardcore punk rock band with slight political leanings, their sound is best described as lyrically a mix between the Dead Kennedys and Black Flag, musically very heavy and mid tempo, and Casey Chao's vocals land somewhere in between Johnny Rotten and Henry Rollins. that is to say that they have that Rotten snarl, but mixed Rollins-esque screams. Now, onto the album, "We Have Come for Your Parents" was the band's sophmore album, their first under a major label and their first with producer Ross Robinson (I know, don't freak out).
|4||The Price Of Reality||3:17|
|6||Under The Robe||3:56|
|7||Dead On The Bible||3:05|
|8||Too Hard To Be Free||2:44|
|11||The Waiting 18||3:17|
|12||Take My Head||2:43|
|13||In Your Suit||2:45|
|14||Here's The Poison||4:09|
NotesSitckered cardboard sleeve/Stickered CDR
|7243 8 49971 2 0||Amen||We Have Come For Your Parents (CD, Album)||Virgin||7243 8 49971 2 0||US||2000|
|VJCP 68256||Amen||We Have Come For Your Parents (CD, Album)||Virgin||VJCP 68256||Japan||2000|
|none||Amen||Numetal (Cass, Album, Unofficial)||Mercury||none||Russia||2002|
|7243 8 49971 2 0||Amen||We Have Come For Your Parents (CD, Album, Promo)||Virgin||7243 8 49971 2 0||US||2000|
|7087 6 15731 2 1, DPRO-15731||Amen||We Have Come For Your Parents (CD, Album, Promo)||Virgin, Virgin||7087 6 15731 2 1, DPRO-15731||US||2000|