The Rasmus


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can we not start labelling the rasmus as pop it isnt exactly heavy i know but that doesnt mean it isnt good, so what if you dont think its as good as who ever the fuck it is your idolising its abit out of order to label them with such a nasty title. Leave them alone your just jelous coz they make money for it and you dont. Only shallow narrow minded people shut out a new band becoz they dont sound similar to other decent bands to you want to be labelled eith that, i doubt it.

>>By spookygoth   (Tuesday, 4 May 2004 15:00)

as an adolescent I get twenty pounds a month, thats probably gunna be just a lil bit more than what the rasmus will be earning in perhaps...a year or two? I laugh.

>>By Max B   (Tuesday, 4 May 2004 21:40)

Who said theyre pop? I certainly didnt. I like them and they have far too much feeling in their songs to be labelled as pop (though i'm sure there are some pop songs with feeling in too, i just dont kno any) There are bands that i think are better but that doesnt mean that they arent good as well.

>>By fish4ever   (Tuesday, 4 May 2004 22:47)

no someone in here said they were pop and i think its abit harsh oh and max B you probably steal that money from your gran so i doubt you can compare yourself to them really.

>>By spookygoth   (Wednesday, 5 May 2004 22:26)

I imagine they'll still have a large fanbase in quite a few years' time. With even hundreds of people going to their concerts, they'll still be making a lot more than you...

>>By Flake 1.6   (Wednesday, 5 May 2004 22:49)

I, like the majority of people I guess, heard In the Shadows and liked it instantly - very catchy. Stupidly, on the basis of that I bought the album and I'm sorry, but the other songs on there did not hold my attention at all. It sounded like some teenage band that you accidentally come across whilst pub crawling. I dunno - it just did not happen and the more I listened to the music desperately trying to find something good (and believe I was really trying to find something good because I also have tickets to see them live) the more it sounded like pop/rock meets the Eurovision Song Contest. In the Shadows most definitely does not reflect the rest of the album unfortunately.

On the plus side though, I do like the lead singer's voice a lot. I think he's good but the music itself is not so.

By the way, I don't think they are remotely like HIM. I only know one song "Solitary Man" by HIM and geez, that song is so depressing - it's like, "Let me see, do I slit my wrists today or tomorrow - yep today is better". I know I shouldn't really comment because I have only heard one song by HIM and going on what I said earlier about listening to In the Shadows, thinking it's great and then feeling let down by the other songs on the album I shouldn't pass judgment but that is just my opinion and everybody is entitled to one - we can only agree to disagree.

I hope the Rasmus do really well and break the US and follow up In the Shadows with something that the British public will embrace because, hell, I'm only one person and who I am to say that they are not that good. I think they've worked really hard and deserve success and I do genuinely hope they get it. I'm trying not to give a backhanded compliment by criticising and then saying that I hope they do good - I genuinely do - their music just isn't for me.

>>By Talia2004   (Friday, 7 May 2004 15:26)

i think when people compare them with HIM i think they compare the image rather than the music, i mean true they dont really look the same either but for some reason if someone says the Rasmus i think oh yeh thats that band that are like HIM and i dont know why. It isnt the music i agree with talia2004 on that one but i do see the link somewhere. I like them both.

>>By spookygoth   (Friday, 7 May 2004 16:54)

i dont really see a link between them at all, to me they are totally different bands. I like them both tho and i'm going to see the rasmus to celebrate the end of my exams.

>>By fish4ever   (Friday, 7 May 2004 18:17)

there is no comparison....
....HIM are so much more than the shitness....sorry i mean the rasmus

>>By your sweet 666 godess   (Friday, 7 May 2004 18:21)

i agree that HIM are better (much better) and their lead singer doesnt wear feathers in his hair (what is with that???) but i like the rasmus 2.

>>By fish4ever   (Friday, 7 May 2004 18:58)

i agree that HIM are better but i wouldnt go as far as saying the rasmus are shit. Theyre ok i like em, I quite like the feather thing, its not something you see every one else doing, i guess its there gimick isnt it. Like i was saying yes HIM are better by quite alot but i do see a link (but i dont know where exactly)

>>By spookygoth   (Friday, 7 May 2004 22:29)

Um.. spooky goth.. I know you ment ' stealing from your gran ' is probably mostly i dont have any grandparents to steal from.. but really, if this band are any good, theyre debut album would at least had some recognition,you cant just judge a band on one album, or even one song, talent consists of constant high ability which isnt the case for the rasmus, and they've made a few albums so far, so out of about 50 songs they've created, one is popular, and thats not exactly a good good song to bad song ratio..also..dont correct me on the whole 50 songs thing, i havent even picked up an album by them before, im just guessing.

>>By Max B   (Sunday, 9 May 2004 12:28)

sometimes it just takes a band some time to get into their stride, nickelback did the same (not that nickelback are like the rasmus)

>>By fish4ever   (Sunday, 9 May 2004 14:41)

ok,look at nickelback then, they had one quite sucessful song and now look were they are, or arent...they are very much like the rasmus in that perspective, although it hasnt yet happened, but as i said before, it will.

>>By Max B   (Sunday, 9 May 2004 15:48)

yeah erm the whole feathers thing makes him look like a black chicken...and apperently they used to be a ska band...or so i was told....oh well they suk all round to me so yeha

>>By your sweet 666 godess   (Monday, 10 May 2004 19:17)

well alot of bands suck when they start off and to go off what max b said about not judging them off one song or one album well isnt that the whole point of them releasing there first album or song (yes i know its not the first album but still) i think it is, so if you dont like the first song are you really going to listen to rest and judge them afterwards i think not you decide if you like the songs they released and then buy the album if you then like the album you buy the others not you wait till theyve released god nos how many albums and then judge it all together. I like in the shadows and i havent heard all the album and yeah some of the songs suck but then again you could listen to any band at all and say some of the songs suck it doesnt make them a shit band does it.

>>By spookygoth   (Monday, 10 May 2004 22:03)

rasmus=annoying. sorry...

>>By eatengold   (Tuesday, 11 May 2004 10:46)

Definitely boring, is the only thing I can say about them. You can't really compare HIM with this, because HIM is much better (although I'm not a big fan of HIM myself). I actually see this band as the typical "girl-oriented" kind of band, so they will eventually vanish with no glory whatsoever.

>>By [SchISm]   (Tuesday, 11 May 2004 11:16)

eatenbygold u don't like a lot do u

>>By unearthed_jellybelly   (Friday, 14 May 2004 19:35)

LOL goddess for that chicken thing...
about rasmus......opinion of them keeps dropping constantly....

>>By HY...   (Friday, 14 May 2004 22:10)

I love the feathers... they're so cute! Though when I saw The Rasmus in concert he didn't have them. What do you think of the blonde/black hair thing?

>>By i_love_lauri   (Monday, 17 May 2004 12:01)

In the shadows is a song that can only be understood by those who know what it means. It has lots of possible interpretations if you just use your imagination, but if you find your personal interpretation in it you will listen to it in a much better state of mind.

>>By moonflower   (Wednesday, 19 May 2004 12:41)

The Rasmus aren't that bad!I'm not saying they're one of my fav bands, but I don't really find 'em annoying...

Oh dear God!!!I've just heard Rolf Harris' version of Bohemian Rhapsody!!!Noooooooo!!!

>>By kathy_moose   (Wednesday, 19 May 2004 13:08)

Haha, moonflower: Most people don't even listen to the lyrics. For them it's just "Ohoh! Ohoh! In the shadows!" and they also believe that the keyboards are guitars. Right... Unless the guitarist is really untalented, he has no excuse. Also this majority doesn't realise how different the other Rasmus songs are because they've never heard them. If the other songs were a lot heavier, their album would have been way more popular here in Britain as an emocore band. In the Shadows was presumably a stab at popularity, so why didn't they jump on the emocore bandwagon?

>>By Sk8a H8a   (Wednesday, 19 May 2004 18:57)

Hey, just thought I'd let you all know how far the rasmus have come in australia: Dead Letters gets released on Monday (24 May), and considering the only song I've heard from it is In the Shadows I might just go have a listen.
And Love Metal (HIM) gets released on June 6! Yes. I know Goddess ... it's taken a while.
Its sucks how most of the music we hear here is only the stuff that has made it big in the US or UK. There are some really good Aussie bands, but I'm not sure if they get heard overseas ... not yet anyway ( here's hoping!).
I liked the Rasmus initially, basically because they were from Finland (deprived aren't I), and In the Shadows sounded a bit different to the rest of the R&B clap trap that was being played. Hopefully I'll be able to pick up their album and have a listen. Stay tuned for my evaluation. :)

>>By Jaxx   (Thursday, 20 May 2004 14:48)

Aarghh - don't buy the album! It sucks! To quote myself, "this majority doesn't realise how different the other Rasmus songs are because they've never heard them". The other songs are nothing like In the Shadows! The only Rasmus songs I've heard that sound even remotely like In the Shadows are the B-sides on the single. They're actually quite good, so if I were you I'd buy the single like I did. But seriously, the album sucks, particularly the song "Ice". I have no idea what they were thinking of when they wrote these songs, but In the Shadows is VERY different.
From a positive point of view, Funeral Song is a very emotional song. It's good in its own way, but it's nothing like In the Shadows. You have to have widespread musical tastes to like In the Shadows and Funeral Song. That or be an emo/emocore fan... as I said before, it's a real shame the Rasmus haven't got more emo songs or they'd be more popular here.
I like new emo - it's not as depressing as the old stuff and not all of it is really heavy like some emocore. I wouldn't really call the Rasmus emo though. They're hard to define because the songs are so different. Funeral Song is emo and In the Shadows is... uh, emo pop. Hmm, emo pop. That's a new one to me.

>>By Sk8a H8a   (Thursday, 20 May 2004 15:18)

Ok, I'm a bit behind... what is emo?

>>By Jaxx   (Sunday, 23 May 2004 08:24)
Here we have emo. I have no idea why there is an emo board, because emo is a genre rather than a musical artist. But emo is fairly cool - emocore is becoming popular in Britain, particularly Wales.

>>By Sk8a H8a   (Sunday, 23 May 2004 13:56)

I'll confess - I'm now really curious. Does anyone have any idea why so few of the Rasmus's songs are heavy and so few are poppish? By the way, to spookygoth: What do you have against pop? Your reaction the Rasmus being called pop was rather strong, in my opinion... just because they're pop doesn't mean they're bad. They sure as Hell ain't rock.

>>By Sk8a H8a   (Sunday, 23 May 2004 17:47)

Lol, ooooo so low!:-P

Dunno if you've of 'em Jaxx, but Funeral For A Friend are emo...;-)

>>By kathy_moose   (Monday, 24 May 2004 08:52)

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