Thumb – 3 (2001) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 42:13 minutes | Scans included | 3,32 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 42:22 mins | Scans | 927 MB
Genre: Rock, Metal, Hardcore
With their roots firmly placed in hardcore punk, the German-based quintet of Thumb got together in 1993.
Though they may have evolved independently, there’s no question that Thumb falls into the Papa Roach/Linkin Park/Incubus bracket. Fans of these bands are advised to pick up 3 immediately, as it has enough extended mosh grooves and first-person raps about feelings to please any rap-metal devotee. The less initiated may pick up on Thumb’s successful injections of melody, which work to set the group apart from the rest of the pack. When used wisely — as an effective foil against a rudimentary riff on “Lie to You” or as the structural basis of “Down Like Me” — melodic injections help Thumb reach their most evocative states. At times though, the device which keeps Thumb afloat also sends them sinking. Some of the group’s genre-crossing experiments are overly ambitious and tuneful, the best example being the wannabe-alternative metal-pop of “Youth.” Still, 3’s lofty aims and sincerity are commendable. These traits might not usually garner note, but it’s hard to argue with a band who closes their album with the rather non-Bizkit-ian advice, “Just love yourself/It would help so much/Have some confidence/It will pull you through”.
01. Upside & Down
02. Down Like Me
04. Lie to You
07. Break My Back
08. Fade Away
10. Suck Me Dry