Rather than start off how I normally would with a review I'm just going to get straight to the point. This album wasn't very good. Every song was basically the same. Pounding on the drums and fast guitar strumming. Take This Job and Shove It had two one second bass solos. Jello Biafra's voice is very annoying to me. This album pretty much marked the demise of The Dead Kennedys. Shrink was one of the few songs I did enjoy and A Commercial was quite funny. There's very little left to say other than to say it sounded like the same song over and over again. It was like waiting in line to use the bathroom stall, just that painful.
....And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - Worlds Apart
So this is the album following a spectacular release that some may deem as perfect. A pretty classy intro with a voice that introduces the band. That usually indicates big things are to come. They're going pretty hard with Will You Smile Again? They throw in a little jazz in there. The song definitely makes you sweat because it's pretty fast paced big second track. It may not be that great but it gets me excited for what's to come. Worlds Apart will be special because the opening lines are, "Hey, fuck you man." The song sounds very joyous even if the content of the lyrics imply otherwise. Thanks to the laughter of the children I feel like I'm on a playground throughout this song. I enjoy the tempo in Caterwaul and the calm singing throughout the first half. The energy rises later on and the guitar riff is still stuck in my head. A Classic Art Showcase gets off to a shaky start. Eventually it just sounds like you're in Santa's sleigh in a rush to deliver presents. I think they wanted us to feel like we're on a trip, but it kinda fails. Good save with that highly passionate bridge in the last minute. To Russia My Homeland is just way too soft. I should not feel like I'm ice skating. Worlds Apart just tails off at the end. Nowhere as good as Source Tags & Codes, but Let it Dive sounds familiar. Found out it's from MVP baseball 2005
My rating: 7
Last edited by theklein25; 11-05-2012 at 03:39 PM.
Having never heard Converge before I'm only 7 studio albums behind, but there latest release is enough to tell me that they are a hardcore punk band that like to keep things at a fast pace. Trespasses is incredibly brutal, not to the ears, but they are just slaughtering those instruments. It sounds like someone is getting eaten. Coral Blue is a nice little hardcore surf song. The rhythm to it's pretty pleasant and the grip around my neck has really loosened for a moment. The title track All We Love We Leave Behind opens up with some intense drumming. I feel like I'm hanging out with a crew of motorcycle riders. Then a guitar kicks in which is as fluid as a mustard, I feel that some of the best guitar playing is done in this song. For the most part I have no idea what Jacob Bannon is singing, but that's ok I guess because it matches to the sounds of the instruments pretty well. There's a great sense of compliments between the two, which makes the album more impacting. I feel that production was executed well, and with songs as crafty as Sadness Come Home I can't complain.
the first couple and then it's really hit or miss. I'm starting to get a sense we come from different cultural backgrounds, which may explain our differences. Sports Illustrated Swim Suit now that's where you find some sexy ladies easily
Glad you liked it! Some people get put off by Calvin's deep voice and would rather hear Doug's. I think it works perfectly as well though. What did you think of Your Asterisk? Possibly my favorite song off that album.
I like the positive feel of it. The deep voice sounds really nice and just sounds like one big happy folk farmer song. The guitars are cool, probably could have thrown it into my review but there are a lot of good songs.
Henry's Dress - Bust 'em Green
They keep it raw. All This Time For Nothing has some really sick bass. The first track The Way She Goes was very enjoyable. I'm also a sucker for those ba ba ba's and na na na's so this song was meant for me. The transition into the heavy part of the song was decent too. Target Practice served as a good second track. They made it pretty catchy and the chick can sing. After that it just starts to sound really low budget and a little amateurish to me. At least each song is short so in case I didn't like it something new would show up. Hey Allison sounds like it was meant to be their big song. Something about it sounded more complete and the power riffs are good. Enjoyed this track All This Time for Nothing because of the tempo and old school feeling of it. Made me feel like I was in a classroom listening to a teacher scratch the chalkboard, while playing this rock band. Not a bad album, but certainly nothing flashy.