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by Adrian Van Meter

Sixteen tracks of hard rock music with elements of metal and hardcore punk, professionally mixed and produced.
Genre: Rock: Hard Rock
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1. Ignorance is Bliss
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2:34 $0.99
2. Veteran
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3:35 $0.99
3. Implement Control
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4:00 $0.99
4. Sick of Caring
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3:03 $0.99
5. Porn Porn Porn
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2:05 $0.99
6. The Violet Understanding
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3:52 $0.99
7. Imaginary Friend
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8. Ravioli of Death
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2:42 $0.99
9. Any More
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3:18 $0.99
10. Hear Yourself
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3:40 $0.99
11. Hill of Ants
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3:27 $0.99
12. My Life Is Killing Me
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13. True Solace
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14. Wings Attached
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15. Sounds Like Fung
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16. Recurring Dream
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Album Notes
I'm Adrian Van Meter, and one day I decided to put together an album. I wanted it to rock pretty hard and be punchy, angry, and fun, with a few old songs but mostly the new stuff I had been writing. Then, a little while later, it appeared. This is my scream rock / metal album from 2003, "Veteran".

The vocals are generally the first thing to notice. In 2003 I was 17 years old and just beginning to sing and write lyrics, and though this is evident in "Veteran", my friends who'd heard my previous unreleased works tell me the vocals are a real step up from those. It's easy to tell I'm a new vocalist in this album, but the vocal tracks are still confident, colorful, emotional, and on key without any use of pitch correction or shifting. The album features screaming on a few tracks as well, and even a growl or two.

I recorded all drums, bass, and guitars sequentially for this album. The sound might be labeled "nu-metal" because it makes use of booming downtuned guitars, trashy bass guitar, heavy drums and angsty lyrics. I was also trying not to play as many solos, though a few ended up on the album anyway. I thought the mix was a highlight- the drums are free of excessive compression and the kick and snare literally punch you in the face. The mix is loud and really bassy but still balanced across the spectrum- to this day I only use a flat EQ setting when listening in reminiscence.

The disc was pressed through Oasis ( and it looks super ritzy. Each copy is polywrapped and has full-color inserts and four-panel booklets. The CD itself features color silk screen printing underneath sharp black lettering. If you like this kind of music I'd say the CD is worth buying, in part because you would be directly supporting an artist with more good things on the way. At the time of this writing I have another album in the works. Thanks for reading, and if you're interested in what I've been doing lately, a link to my website (labeled "Adrian Van Meter music") is over there to the left.


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Kinda nifty neato good dooby shboop.
Considering I dislike the genre immensely, this CD is actually pretty damn good, which says something. Not too subtle, not too brash, just kind of generally awesome listening. I suck at reviews, but yeah. GOOD CD! :D


Alright I know it says to keep it short and about the cd, the cd is awesome and still rockin my socks off, but I must say Adrian is an awesome kid who anyone is lucky to know. *thumbs up*


it's kick ass
i only heard some of the songs and they were awsome. it's worth more than seven dollars.

Coyote Kid

Honest, brutal! Like war, only without the blood.
The recording of an obviously super-talented young artist.
Raw emotion! Ultimately, it's what we all have at one time
or another dreamt of hearing - the laid-bare feelings of our
youth set to music.


toally rad man
this cd was totally worth my 10 dollars, cuz its got a lot goood songs in it. it seems like he puts a lot of effort into his music,saying he does it all himself. and well, ya buy it you nazi muffin!


sweet cd
awesome cd, well worth the 10$, good job man


worth 10 bucks, for sure.
this cd is awesome, i've heard adrian sing before, so i knew the cd was going to be good. I bought it from him with no hesitation and listen to it all the time. for the fact that it's only 10 dollars, it's a total steal too, for a full length 16 track cd, and all of it's real and high quality. I totally reccomend this to anyone that likes the samples.