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Chelsea Grin - s/t

WREN   (345 reviews)

Posted: 04/05/2009 | Comments: 29 | Rate:

I should probably start to write a template for reviews for deathcore bands. I'll just change the band name and album title and I can say the same exact thing about each album because they all sound exactly the same anymore. SLC's Chelsea Grin is definitely not the exception to the rule.

Aside from the obvious reason of being "cool", why do kids with any musical talent opt to go the easy route and write generic sounding music? If I could personally play an instrument fairly well, I'd want to push my creativity and write something that is original. Following a cookie cutter pattern set by other bands is almost as bad as just being a simple cover band.

Every single element of this band and their music has been done 100 times before them. Their guitars are tuned to sound exactly like Beneath The Massacre and Despised Icon. Their tight clothing and girl haircuts have been done by a million bands that don't even deserve to be mentioned. Using pornography or a movie clips that are suppose to be sexually funny isn't original. And of course they have the big music pause to say something "hilarious" about a girl being promiscuous right before the huge bass drop into the same breakdown I've heard 33 times before on this record alone. It all just says "boring, boring, boring".

The vocalist also kills anything the band might have going for them. His lows are pretty standard and get no real complaint or compliment but his high screeching is more than irritating and I like Dani Filth's vocals, so that has to say something. He also dips into the most aggravating vocal style of this terrible genre by resorting to use the now infamous "Pig Squeals". It was truly upsetting to have to sit through.

Sure the breakdowns are "massive" and at times they do play some pretty technical guitar licks but all those parts offer nothing new or creative. The deathcore genre is played out. Every band sounds almost exactly the same and as I said Chelsea Grin is offering nothing new. I cannot recommend this album to anyone unless they have insomnia, because you are sure to fall asleep listening to this.

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Comments
farang
14,130 Posts
38/M/PA
this picture sums them up best...just look at the people in the crowd
Pulp Free
52,185 Posts
35/M/PA
i wish i could see photos at work.
farang
14,130 Posts
38/M/PA
13 year old girls and dudes who look like 13 year old girls
programmatic
25,747 Posts
35/M/PA
i love wren's reviews
GK 9
7,574 Posts
33/M/PA
SHIT IS BR00TAL BRAH SYCK
gary
62,973 Posts
31/M/NA
that's one of the gayest band names I've ever heard
GK 9
7,574 Posts
33/M/PA
Oh God
GK 9
7,574 Posts
33/M/PA
yaaaabaaaa chaaabaaa rrraaawwwwtttt shibbbaaa shhhhibbbaaaa wwwaaaaatttttt rrrrorrrrrorrrorrrr shhhiibbbbaaa shhhibbbaaa roooooootttt
Pulp Free
52,185 Posts
35/M/PA
actually i think the name is interesting. they probably should have went with the more common name "The Glasgow Smile" though. Not many people are going to have any idea what a Chelsea Grin is.
GK 9
7,574 Posts
33/M/PA
GORECORE
Pulp Free
52,185 Posts
35/M/PA
shitcore.
programmatic
25,747 Posts
35/M/PA
2 weeks from now they will be huge probably. that's what happens with terrible music.

pig squeals may as well signal the apocalypse for all I'm concerned
Pulp Free
52,185 Posts
35/M/PA
honestly i don't get it. why don't this retards rip off a good death metal band with breakdowns like Suffocation? They all try to top the "kings" of this turdfest style like Waking The Cadaver and Job For A Cowboy who are really just ripping off better bands like Devourment.

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