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Subduction - Demo

Strange Dong   (6 reviews)

Posted: 07/06/2010 | Comments: 76 | Rate:

Subduction...So, I chose to review this because I had not ever heard of them before. This is a demo so I figured "Hey, Why not?", maybe this would be some super sick demo. Boy was I wrong. The name Subduction typed normally...looks like a normal band name. This is how it was listed in the review queue. Upon download, I noticed the mp3's were labeled SubDuction. Oh sweet, the random capitol latter. I could see where this was going...

On to the music itself. Surprisingly, this is has decent production for a demo. Everything is clear aka the instruments can be distinguished from one another. The guitars are plenty heavy, always a plus. Although, the riffing is mega generic and uninspired. Kind of like Five Finger Death Punch minus the MMA and beer, or Korn. You deciude whats worse. The drummer needs to work on his double kick and all around drumming patterns. These are also totally uninspired, sloppy and almost throw the already super simplistic groove of the songs off. On to the bass...the bassist just follows the root notes of the guitar parts. So what I said about the guitar riffs also applies to the bass. I will say though, he is no Fieldy. In this genre that is what all bassists must strive for...to play like Fieldy.

Ah yes, on to my favorite part; the vocals. The vocalist of this band is a female. Now, I am all about female vocalists...Portishead, Bjork, Mazzy Star and 27 all come to mind. This girl is basically a male nu-metal vocalist in a girls body. Don't worry, this comes complete with absolutely TERRIBLE lyrics and "melodies", if you even want to call them that. Her voice doesn't even go along with the music. It stands out against the rest of the music aka it's the first thing you will notice and not in a good way. Her lyrics are pretty rad too. The song "I'm not Crazy" comes to mind. First verse of the song goes something like this "It's not me, all of you are crazy" x 25, then the chorus "I'm not crazy". Brilliant. The best part about that verse is that all of the words are forced into a vocal pattern that is too fast. Imagine that, a verse consisting of one line and you can't manage to get it all out.

I am not going to do a track by track breakdown because all of these songs are interchangeable.


All in all, this is a good listen...if you are trying to make yourself feel better about the band you are in.

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Comments
I have no legs!
2 Posts
41/F/OH
You know, I wasn't even going to justify commenting on this ridiculous "review" but just had to point out some obvious issues with the reviewer.... If you can slam bands you should be able to accept criticism on your own reviews, right??? There is so much to critique on your performance as well. I laugh at your ignorance.

First off, the random capital letter in the name caught your attention didn't it??? You bitched about it didn't you...lol Mission accomplished with that one.

Next, you would think reviewers would have a clue about basic song structure and how to point out obvious changes and what they are. I'm Not Crazy is the friggin' CHORUS of the song, not a VERSE and is repeated BECAUSE IT IS THE CHORUS! Wow. Basic Song Structure 101 isn't taught on Rockband. lol The first verse of I'm not crazy actually is:

"You know everybody's watching you
Can feel a hundred eyes burning through
Your walls falling into tiny shreds
Maybe it's all just in your head
Can't tell what is real and what is fake
Always feeling like I'm gonna break
Never living in reality, thinking I'm not Crazy"

If you would have listened to it you would have heard it. Seen as how vocals were the only thing you could hear, right??? Then how did you mess this up so bad? lol Listen to the music you are reviewing! All your review did was make you look like a musically illiterate moron. I can take criticism because it makes me a stronger musician and usually don't have this issue. The criticisms make sense from others and we grow musically. But I believe I became more stupid by reading your TERRIBLE critique. But seriously just have a friggin' clue about what you are critiquing before you bash it. The vocals are full of melodies and great lyrics (if you would have actually listened to the song/s you would know this!) and EVERY band wants Fieldy! Who wouldn't?

I believe you approached this review as you probably approach life. You rushed through and half-assed it to move on to the next review to bash so you can get higher in your reviewer rating or something stupid like that. And you didn't do a track by track break down because you were too lazy and didn't even listen to it---but you were quick to give your opinion.

Thanks for your time and thanks for giving me a very good laugh today. I love it when people who have no clue about a topic shed their opinion on it. "Brilliant" is the fact that you seriously thought the verse was the same as the chorus when clearly it is not. Better get some batteries for your Miracle Ear kid....... I wish I could critique your band (if you even have one). That would be fun!!! I would actually listen to it..... \m/(..) \m/
vanilla gorilla
213,410 Posts
38/M/PA
another aggravated band member
Pulp Free
52,190 Posts
35/M/PA
definitely the longest response by one too.
vanilla gorilla
213,410 Posts
38/M/PA
REVIEWING THE REVIEWER
Pulp Free
52,190 Posts
35/M/PA
don't worry. Spense will be here any moment.
I have no legs!
2 Posts
32/F/OH
\m/
vanilla gorilla
213,410 Posts
38/M/PA
Originally posted by: Rainbow Trouts Cock

id rather funnel hot tar up my ass with a traffic cone

8===D
5,619 Posts
35/M/PA
Originally posted by: acoustic_poetess

EVERY band wants Fieldy! Who wouldn't?




...and I'm the idiot.
Seamless
2,945 Posts
32/M/NC
awful uninspired music
vanilla gorilla
213,410 Posts
38/M/PA
korn is horrible, every member in it needs to crash their private jets into buildings
8===D
5,619 Posts
35/M/PA
"You know everybody's watching you
Can feel a hundred eyes burning through
Your walls falling into tiny shreds
Maybe it's all just in your head
Can't tell what is real and what is fake
Always feeling like I'm gonna break
Never living in reality, thinking I'm not Crazy"

Your lyrics are terrible. You are fat.
Oh this site?
41,692 Posts
35/M/PA
Then here is the best critique you will ever get:

NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER RESPOND TO A BAD REVIEW. It just makes you look insecure and like a loser for taking the time to type all that shit out.
vanilla gorilla
213,410 Posts
38/M/PA
Originally posted by: mark devito

Your lyrics are terrible. You are fat.



lol, owned
I have no legs!
2,832 Posts
30/M/WV
I don't think it would be a terrible idea to turn off comments for reviews. This is the only website I've ever seen where the bands can go on and bitch about their album's review. Your music sucks, the lyrics you quoted are laughable at best, and you should be ashamed of yourself. I award you no points, and may god have mercy on your soul.
vanilla gorilla
213,410 Posts
38/M/PA
but we must discuss how terrible something is.

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