From The Ashes is the seventh album Pennywise released. The album came out on September 9, 2003, and apparently most copies feature a DVD with behind the scenes footage of the production of the album.
It wasn't quite as popular as other works from the band, but it still reached number 54 on the Billboard 200, and hit number 4 on the Top Independent charts. Which was actually the highest chart rating the band has ever had, initially.
As with most of the albums Pennywise released, there were not any singles to be found. But that doesn't mean there weren't tracks worth mentioning, of course!
One of the tracks I wanted to highlight was "Something's to change." Its very easy to get stuck in a routine, and then things start feeling very mundane. When that happens, you often start seeking a change and that's exactly what this song is about. "I'm waiting for my own salvation, I gotta get out. There's no time to waste, 'cause I need something to change, something to break. Some way to get out, some way to get away from you."
Make it happen!
Another track I wanted to mention was "Look Who You Are" because chances are many people would feel a connection to it. It kind of goes a bit with "Something's Gotta change", as it does touch on how it can just feel like the same old routine, but this one goes deeper than that. This one mostly focuses on who you are as a person and instead of being treated like your own individual person like you are, you get treated like just another nameless face. Of course, that's not true, but we all do sometimes just put on a tough face and get through the day. This song fully talks about that feeling, and while it doesn't seem to offer a solution, it was still very well done and is of course very real.
Over all, this was a great album, and I am now very proud to say that this was the final Pennywise album to be reviewed for Immortal Music! All of the albums they have out have now been reviewed here on the site and are below if anyone is interested! Use all of their work, and the reviews to get excited for all that Pennywise has coming up! Very shortly, they will be performing at several festivals such as Fort Rock,Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion and Rock On The Range!
Get excited and check out all of the reviews below!
Pennywise, Unknown Road, About Time, Full Circle,Straight Ahead, Land Of The Free?,, The Fuse, Reason To Believe, All Or Nothing, and Yesterdays!
All reviews have the date they were written, the album title, and the band's name, with the exception of Life Starts Now by Three Days Grace and Dear Agony by Breaking Benjamin. Those dates were guessed at, as they were written well before the website began.