The Number Twelve Looks Like You
Put On Your Rosy Red Glasses


4.0
excellent

Review

by Lee Carlson USER (26 Reviews)
March 17th, 2007 | 13 replies


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist


When I first discovered The Number 12 Looks Like You (TNTLLU) I had no clue what they sounded like. I was in a small record store with a lot of underground CD’s for sale, and I came across TNTLLU’s EP “An Inch Of Gold For An Inch Of Time.” I was hooked. I next purchased their second full length “Nuclear. Sad. Nuclear,” and was still impressed. Then… I finally found their first full length, “Put On Your Rosy Red Glasses.” I was no longer hooked. I was and still am in love. All my friends said they’re a fad. Just another scene band who’s not even that good. When meanwhile they were creating the most melodic, and chaotic mathcore I have ever heard. TNTLLU fell from Grind heaven, and I could not have been happier.

The record “Put On Your Rosy Red Glasses,” is their most chaotic record to date. But that does not make it less enjoyable then it is. The first track, “Don’t Get Bllood On My Prada Shoes,” is just full blown chaos. The first thing you hear (after the little intro thing) is just a mind blowing guitar riff. It is probably one of the heaviest riffs they have ever put out. If you are expecting a under-produced version of the song off of An Inch Of Gold For An Inch Of Time. You are wrong. The vocals just blast off and don’t let up, with hammering breakdowns and amazing guitar riffs, this is probably one of the best openers to any album I’ve ever heard. This is the perfect introduction to the album and most importantly it’s a intro to the band itself. Heavy as hell, Technical as the guitar gods, and as emotional as any band out there right now.

“Jesus And Tori,” shows off some of the bands true talent. Opening off with some pull-offs, and hammer-ons, and just all around great musicianship. Then a scream, a scream that fades out showing the emotion of the song. Then a growl, and I mean a growl. This is the longest single growl I’ve ever heard lasting as long as seven seconds straight this is a real growl. Some great dual vocals on this song also, shows the connection and chemistry that the two vocalists have when they’re playing. There is also a lot of blast beats in this song, and really fast paced grind. Then the breakdown .This is the only song I know that had a guitar solo playing over the breakdown. This song is one of those songs you need to see live to get the full effect of it. “Blue Dress” is the unofficial single of the record. This is what most Number 12 fans see as their best song. After a voice in the beginning. It’s chaos. With blast beats and breakdowns, and yes even melodic and up beat growls. This song is what makes the Number 12, Number 12.

The true epic of this album (or the closest to it) is the final track Civeta Dei. Starting off with some smooth yet melodic guitars, comes the distortion ridden melodic guitars. TNTLLU is one of the only bands that I know that can make metal so melodic. The lyrics on this song can be related to that of Heavy Heavy Low Low. In that it seems as if the vocalist is crying as he is screaming, it gives the vocals so much more emotion than just screaming and yelling, with technical guitars all throughout backing up the vocalist it really seamless between the vocals and guitars. Then the last minute and thirty seconds is just every thing winding down with dual “crying” vocals, making it seem as though as a chorus is singing. At the end it is just breaking down competley till every thing dies out we are left with 15 seconds of silence to rethink and recollect over what you just heard. The past twenty two minutes of your life have passed. And thanks to TNTLLU you will not regret it.

PROs
Great musicianship within all members of the band.
Some of the most melodic grind you will ever hear.
Every song is well worth a listen

CONs
Only 8 tracks.
Somewhat under-produced.
Clocking in at only 22 minutes.

Recommended Tracks:
“Don’t Get Bllood On My Prada Shoes”
“Jesus And Tori”
“Blue Dress”
“Civeta Dei”



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Intransit
March 17th 2007


2797 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Great review, although if it wasn't for the cons section, I wouldn't know what the cons of this are. You should try and integrate at least a paragraph towards the end about this. I haven't heard this band, but I think it's about time I did


trustxdialect
March 17th 2007


1502 Comments


^^

And I hate the fact that the acronym is TNTLLU. Argh.

Otisbum
March 17th 2007


1912 Comments


I'd just say 12 for the acronym.

Decent review. I'm not too fond of these guys yet, but I haven't let them grow on me.

iarescientists
March 17th 2007


5863 Comments


I've wanted to check these guys out for a while, but have never been truly motivated too. I'm sure I'll get to it eventually.

Intransit
March 17th 2007


2797 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

You'll hate it. Don't bother zach.

EDIT: LOL 1313 commentsThis Message Edited On 03.17.07

iarescientists
March 17th 2007


5863 Comments


Why will I hate it?

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
March 17th 2007


17920 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this album is great

Intransit
March 17th 2007


2797 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

because you pretty much have a sucktastic opinion on everything. Srsly though, you probably will like it now that I told you this, just to spite me for not having sex with you that one time. Jerk. I said I wanted to wait.

iarescientists
March 17th 2007


5863 Comments


I don't spite.

trustxdialect
March 17th 2007


1502 Comments


Aw, iare gave Deltron 3030 a 5 and Jane Doe a 4.5. He's pretty ace in my book.

Except I do harbor a little stilted feelings after his hate for The Black Parade. Why, iare? Why? :[

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
March 17th 2007


17920 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

zach pretty much has good taste

iarescientists
March 17th 2007


5863 Comments


Nothing on Black Parade really caught me. It's all pretty meh.

StrizzMatik
March 18th 2007


3208 Comments


I'm seeing these guys with HORSE the band on 3/31 in Poughkeepsie, NY. Should be utterly ridiculous. Good review and great album too.

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