The Strength/The Sound/The Songs

Volbeat - The Strength-The Sound-The Songs
  • Album Info
  • 2005
  • Mascot Records

1. Caroline Leaving
2. Another Day, Another Way
3. Something Else Or…
4. Rebel Monster
5. Pool Of Booze, Booze, Booza
6. Always, Wu
7. Say Your Number
8. Soulweeper
9. Fire Song
10. Danny & Lucy (11 Pm)
11. Caroline #1
12. Alienized
13. I Only Wanna Be With You
14. Everything’s Still Fine
15. Healing Subconsciously


The Strength / The Sound / The Songs is the debut studio album by Danish heavy metal band Volbeat. Released in 2005, the album initially failed to chart. However, in July 2006 the album entered the Danish Charts, peaking at #18. The album would stay on that chart for 21 non-consecutive weeks. Volbeat’s label at the time, Mascot Records, had only a limited distribution deal in the United States, meaning that the album went largely unnoticed in that country. Volbeat would not breakthrough in the United States until 2010 with their 4th album, Beyond Hell / Above Heaven.

Two of the albums songs, “Danny & Lucy (11PM)” and “Fire Song” form a story which is continued on Volbeat’s second album, Rock The Rebel/Metal The Devil with the song “Mr. & Mrs. Ness”, the song “Mary Ann’s Place” from the bands third album, Guitar Gangsters and Cadillac Blood, and is concluded on the bands sixth album, Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie with the song “You Will Know”.

The songs “Pool of Booze, Booze, Booza”, “Soulsweeper”, “Danny & Lucy (11 PM)”, and “Alienized” are all taken from Volbeat’s 2003 demo, titled “Beat The Meat”. Additionally, the song Soulweeper was released as a single in 2003, though the band did not have a label when it was released and is considered a demo. The only official single released from the album was the bands cover of Dusty Springfield’s “I Only Wanna Be With You”, which was released in 2006. The band also filmed a music video for the single, which features Volbeat performing on a rooftop.

Michael Poulsen – vocals, rhythm guitar
Franz “Hellboss” Gottschalk – lead guitar
Anders Kjølholm – bass
Jon Larsen – drums