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Silverstein - Rescue

erickfuckingpressman   (18 reviews)

Posted: 04/28/2011 | Comments: 3 | Rate:

Silverstein isn't doing much to decry the on-going "second place to America" jokes on their new record "Rescue". Ironically enough, their first record on Victory was one of the first records I reviewed when running a magazine in Orange County eight years ago. Something tells me they're doing better off than I am in certain ways, but I think I'd rather be struggling than putting out rehashed early 2000s emo-moshcore in 2011.

I am no genre elitest. Good music can come in different ways. Silverstein, however, just sound dated and out of touch on this record. I feel like even Warped Tour has left music like this behind. Their melodic parts are contrived, boring, and uninspired. The heavy parts don't even really count as heavy. In the wake of so many of their peers (Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Underoath) having really upped their brutality game on recent releases, you'd think Silverstein would want to keep up with the Joneses at the very least. I won't even get into this record lyrically. They don't warrant a comment except for maybe yelling the words to this review over leftover Thursday riffs from "Full Collapse" would probably serve as a better single than anything else off this record.

I feel bad ripping this hard, but facts is facts. Is this what happens when you write a label entirely based on sales expectations? The best records are ones that move you beyond finding another band to listen to on my iTunes. Even if nu metal/emo/pop punk crossover gets your engine revving, there are countless other bands out putting out more listenable records than this. "Rescue" is like going to Jack in the Box: it'll fill you up, but ultimately you're unsatisfied.

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Great jack in the box reference.
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great review
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this site needs more erick pressman reviews

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