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Spark Is A Diamond - Try This On For Size

-Jeremy-   (15 reviews)

Posted: 11/29/2008 | Comments: 5 | Rate:

I can see how this bands' sound would seem like a good idea on paper, but when all is said and done, it just really doesn't come together at all. It sounds like a second rate cover band playing Death From Above songs that didn't make it onto You're a Woman, I'm a Machine.

First of all, the vocals are seriously awful. It's a female lead singer screaming to "danceable" rock riffs. I mean, the vocals would be bad in any musical setting, but it just really doesn't mesh with the sound this band is going for. It just comes off sounding lame as hell. It's funny how in metal and hardcore, and each of their subgenres, that clean vocals are considered a faux pas, and I would certainly back that statement. But this band couldn't actually benefit from cleanly sung vocals. The female screamed shit on display here started grating on my nerves after about ten seconds.

I will admit, I was tapping my foot during some select riffs on this album. There are a few really fun riffs to be found on this record, but it's so hit-or-miss (the misses far out weigh the "hits") that it's not worth sitting through the rest of the garbage to even bother. The catchiness is only intermittent, at best. For every fun and catchy twenty seconds there is, there's about two minutes of pure shit surrounding it.

I do kind of like the first song, the title-track, as it's easily the most consistent song on the album. After that, it all just sounds so monotonous and redundant. After hearing one or two songs, you've pretty much heard the entire album. It's such a blatant Death From Above rip-off it's not even funny. On one final note, the lyrics are lame as hell. Like, seriously, wow: "I saw your picture on the Internet and let me tell you that we're so impressed. Where did you find the time to construct the life that you have online?"

Also, they thank Sean Ingram in the liner notes. I really hope the name is purely coincidental, and if not, that he had nothing to do with the recording of this album.

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m.t.f.u.
25,328 Posts
29/M/PA
"Also, they thank Sean Ingram in the liner notes. I really hope the name is purely coincidental, and if not, that he had nothing to do with the recording of this album. "
he's friends with them. He had a guest spot on the Fall River cd 'lights out'.

edit for spelling
gary
62,973 Posts
31/M/NA
yikes
WastedPotential
6,659 Posts
37/M/VA
He helped them out back when they were Manhunt and Fall River

life is gawbage
22,796 Posts
37/M/NY
he's on a song with The Used too. . ..
gary
62,973 Posts
31/M/NA
Originally posted by: Cory Monster

he's on a song with The Used too. . ..


wtf

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