Dead To Fall
Everything I Touch Falls To Pieces


3.5
great

Review

by Kristopher L. Williams USER (6 Reviews)
August 8th, 2007 | 17 replies


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist

Review Summary: ...If you're into this style of music, then I suggest buying or downloading the album and giving it a few listens, you’ll be singing along, and banging your head in no time.

A metalcore band out of Chicago, Dead to Fall released their debut album titled, Everything I Touch Falls to Pieces, back in 2002 with an entirely different lineup then now. Since then, they've released two other albums, Villainy & Virtue and The Phoenix Throne. Both of which have sold more then 60,000 copies and have created the fan base they have now. Comparing their old lineup to their current one is an obvious reason for the drastic change in their musical style. Everything I Touch Falls to Pieces is solid and displays brutality throughout the entire cd.

This album kicks off with an intro that leaves you anticipating more of the assault displayed. The riffs rip though, and chug for a minute and eleven seconds before heading into the second track, Memory. The intro is definitely the most repetitive song on the cd, for all the other tracks seem to change up their melody, and riffs throughout the song. Guitars aren't glamorous, or prestige in anyway, but they definitely do the trick. Mediocre guitars are what you find here, with definite solid breakdown riffs that leave you wanting more. The songs have many parts of them, and you'll rarely find yourself becoming bored with this album.

Along with the guitars, the vocals are also solid, and a positive for the cd. Growls are apparent throughout the cd, along with higher pitched screams. The lyrics are clear enough to comprehend, while still maintaining a brutal sound in the voice. Lyric wise, they aren't the best, but it becomes an acquired taste. Listening now, enjoyment is easily found in the lyrics for they deal with emotional breakdowns, and still find room for imaginary metaphors. You'll find yourself singing along with the songs after a few listens, and maybe even some air guitar. As said before the lyrics are acquired, but they also keep strong to whole metal scene in general, while gates of hell might be cheesy in a conversation with a buddy, they seem to fit nicely in the music.

The gates of hell are open for me, as far as my eyes can see

All said and done, the cd is above average and should find a place in music listeners’ cd players or iPods. They display what metalcore is, and what it should be, with flaws here and there. They're not extraordinary, but they have very strong aspects to their music that should be reckoned with. The entire cd keeps interest while having it's moments of glory, along with some metalcore clichés. If you're into this style of music, then I suggest buying or downloading the album and giving it a few listens, you’ll be singing along, and banging your head in no time.



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Jom
Staff Reviewer
August 8th 2007


2983 Comments


Sorry for all the problems earlier; looks good as new, hey?
Thanks for your patience!

Otisbum
August 8th 2007


1913 Comments


Finally it's up.

Nice job for your first review. I'll see if these guys have anything up for download.

BallsToTheWall
August 8th 2007


47844 Comments


Bastard set of dreams from villany and virtue has some sick breakdowns.

Digging: Le Orme - Felona E Sorona

Unreal
August 8th 2007


229 Comments


nice first review, short but sweet

CoRpSeSlAyEr
August 8th 2007


855 Comments


These guys grew up where i live now. They're okay i guess, nothing special.

Otisbum
August 8th 2007


1913 Comments


Found 5 songs by them: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=157002

Brain Dead
August 8th 2007


1150 Comments


Dead to Fall released their debut album titled, Everything I Touch Falls to Pieces, back in 2002

Ranking: #72 for 1999

HAWWWW

encmetalhead
August 8th 2007


744 Comments


PWNED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've only heard the newest one....

lospokey
August 8th 2007


87 Comments


Decent band, good review, Dead to Fall are not the most original band, but they are like a breath of fresh air in a overly stagnet genre

encmetalhead
August 8th 2007


744 Comments


me 2

canadapantsman
August 9th 2007


236 Comments


this is basically what metalcore should sound like. at least the whole atmosphere of these first two albums. with the third they just jumped on the whole melody for the choruses brutality for the breakdowns formula. i love how the bass kicked your ass up to your chin with the production.

Confessed2005
August 9th 2007


3692 Comments


Wow. So you do listen to some decent stuff.

Seriously though, good review and these guys are very decent.

i am the robots
January 31st 2008


1027 Comments


Love this CD, Like A Bullet is such a good song.

Confessed2005
January 31st 2008


3692 Comments


Overlooked band.

i am the robots
January 31st 2008


1027 Comments


Seriously.

BroRape
February 22nd 2008


803 Comments


CARNAGE!!!

HisBelovedMaker
March 6th 2015


136 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

AND THEN I SAW THE BLOOD COMIIIIIIIING



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