So the Story Goes
As We March With Victims


1.5
very poor

Review

by John weathered old reviewer Hanson STAFF
May 17th, 2008 | 78 replies | 6,467 views


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Generic Metalcore Band + Generic Post-Hardcore Band = So the Story Goes

When it comes to run of the mill post-hardcore/metalcore bands, I generally try not to give them any serious critical review weight. I mean, it’s hard to do that when they sound like any other independent band you would find at Hot Topic does. Thus, finding myself reviewing So the Story Goes almost surprises me as much as you don’t care that I am, in fact, reviewing something by them. There is however, one great, fantastic reason for you to care, the reason I have taken the time to try and review their debut EP, As We March with Victims: the lead singer's girlfriend is smoking hot.

With that out of the way, So the Story Goes will massively appeal to fans of bands like Dance Gavin Dance, Scary Kids Scaring Kids and Alesana. They take some good influences (I can hear a good bit of Glassjaw in the vocals, but in the sense that Sonny Moore was trying to channel Daryl Palumbo), and at times sound like the better moments from From First to Last’s first record. Chugging riffs and breakdowns with some shred, hollow sounding production, tight jeans, and syllables being twisted for five seconds at a time.

It’s better when they try to keep a generic post-hardcore sound ala genericXcore band. Too often they fall into They’re Only Chasing Safety era sounding underOATH; horrible puking sounding screams and all. The intended dual guitar sound never comes through, and too often they settle for just playing the same parts. The melodic parts they like to include generally just serve as a nice break from the chug, but when the singer decides to wail, bending every note in a ghoulish way, the effect gets ruined.

I could namedrop a thousand bands these guys have probably been influenced by and have incorporated (heartlessly) into their music. As I Lay Dying, August Burns Red, Home is Where the Heart Is, Karl Marx And Friends, Fear Before the March of Flames, are only a few that immediately come to mind. I feel bad for criticizing them, because they are just kids trying to make a name for themselves, but the path to glory is not to pave it with that others have done before you, but to create it yourself. Unfortunately for so the Story Goes on As We March with Victims, they haven’t found a niche yet, and float in the abyss so many hundreds of bands do these days.



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Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
March 25th 2008


16088 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I'm pretty serious though, dudes chick is smoking.
I'm not a douche though so I wont post links.

Eliminator
March 25th 2008


2067 Comments


There is however, one great, fantastic reason for you to care, the reason I have taken the time to try and review their debut EP, As We March with Victims: The lead singers girlfriend is smoking hot.
that sentence is weird plz fix it!

kalkal50
March 25th 2008


2386 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

whats her name?

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
March 25th 2008


16088 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

you are weird plz fix urself 1st

kalkal50
March 25th 2008


2386 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

NAME OF CHICK

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
March 25th 2008


16088 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

That falls under the category of "I'm not a douche"

kalkal50
March 25th 2008


2386 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

mkk fine

BallsToTheWall
March 25th 2008


44314 Comments


Checked out their myspace and clicked out in record time. Their group image is pretty lol. But tbh, I kinda liked They Were Only Chasing, probaly because it was a huge album through school and I heard it plenty of times.

Digging: Tiamat - Clouds

kalkal50
March 25th 2008


2386 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

wow the band members seriously like some horrible music

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
March 25th 2008


16088 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

You can actually listen to this whole EP through their myspace.
I should give a link but meh.

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
March 25th 2008


17920 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

do these songs induce a cathartic reaction in the listener?

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
March 25th 2008


16088 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

they produce a postlapsariacarthatic reaction

SpinLightTwo
March 25th 2008


1041 Comments


the singing is so fucking bad.

Fort23
March 25th 2008


2475 Comments


Myspace songs are terrible.This Message Edited On 03.25.08

IsItLuck?
Emeritus
March 25th 2008


4927 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

what

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
March 25th 2008


15737 Comments


lol Hillary Duff goes to hxc from Good Charlotte.

Digging: Ricky Eat Acid - Three Love Songs

plane
Staff Reviewer
March 25th 2008


6094 Comments


Myspace songs are terrible.

This Message Edited On 03.25.08

what was the point of this

Fort23
March 25th 2008


2475 Comments


just nevermind...

IsItLuck?
Emeritus
March 25th 2008


4927 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

you didn't have to edit out the "I'm a douche" part of your comment

DWittisarockstar
March 25th 2008


1501 Comments


I would check this out because of the Alesana reference, but I'm always disappointed when people compare bands to Alesana. They're always worse.



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