Million Dead
A Song to Ruin


4.0
excellent

Review

by USER (6 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 16 replies


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist


Million Dead are a post-hardcore or emo-core (I dont know what the genres mean anymore) band, but whos lyrical matter is more varied than the typical my girl-friend hates me lyrics. They also tend to lean towards a more At the Drive-In sound, yet still keeping the sound fresh and original.

A Song to Ruin
Pornography for Cowards is an excellent opener, and shows you what to expect from this band, right from the start. The screaming vocals lead into Franks singing, and his lyrics about the Pornography industry, in particular his disgust with it. Although the shortest song on the album, it does a great job of getting you in the mood for the rest of the album. The highlight for me is the beginning guitar riff, simple yet effective.

Smiling at Strangers on Trains is somewhat more accessible than the rest of the album, bar Breaking the Back, yet never sacrifices the energy of the band, which makes them so great.

The closer, The Rise and Fall starts just as frantically as the rest of the album, then proceeds to start a hypnotic, ongoing piece to finish of this excellent album. Although my least favourite song on the album, its still a brilliant song, and worth listening to from beginning to end.

For those looking for your typical macho rock band, you've come to the wrong place. Thos band asserts brain, as well as a powerful music to create a brilliant album. If I had to say one negative point about this album, it would be that some songs sound slightly the same, but this isnt too much of a problem to me, seeing as how all the songs are of extremely high quality.

4/5

And, as a side note, I purposely reviewed tracks towards the beggining, middle and end of the album, to save time, and to get more detailed looks at each song.

Thank you for reading :)



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safetyinnumbers
July 25th 2004


10 Comments


Also a great live band. I've been meaning to get this cd for a while.. hopefully i'll get round to it.

cbmartinez
July 25th 2004


2525 Comments


Good review. I'll check 'em out.

40 oz 2 freedom
July 25th 2004


96 Comments


I really like this CD alot.

Trogdor
July 25th 2004


1 Comments


I saw them supporting funeral for a friend a few months back. I think the kids are going to love it is the best song on the album.

joE_Lechuza
August 10th 2004


4 Comments


Certainly my favourite British act at the moment, Frank from Million Dead is one of the most unsung singers (excuse the pun) in the whole genre, with some seriously poignant lyrics, and dare I say, Julia ( the bassist) is a serious set of hotcakes :naughty:. Excellent album.

My favourite tracks are probably Charlie And The Propaganda Myth Machine, Breaking The Back, and I Am The Party, but I like all of the album tracks.

Iai
Emeritus
August 10th 2004


3553 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The only thing I dislike about this album is that the new single, I Gave My Eyes To Stevie Wonder, is better than anything on here. Meaning you need to buy both.

4/5. Second best recent underground-ish British rock act, after SikTH.

shabutie
September 14th 2004


13 Comments


yea million dead rox

cd costs me $35 to import but was well worth it

thanx for the review!

Justanothernimrod
September 17th 2004


478 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Psh I've met Julia and I gave her a dillenger escape plan promo cd. ****in a kid!

Fantastic album, the tits live aswell (review could of had a little bit more detail in my opinion)

Download: Breaking the Back, a track full of energy that always gets the mood high :D

Whittal
September 24th 2004


1 Comments


Dont download. Buy the album!

These guys have worked very hard. I personally love the album and the new singles. Plus their new songs.

I have met all of the guys including the new guitarist Tom, and they always have a great attitude towards their fans. They always give 100% in their gigs and put on a great show.

If you havent seen them live i suggest you get onto their forum and look for the DVD thread. It is a DVD of one of their live shows created by a guy called lars. I created the DVD cover for this and helped him out at a couple of Million Deads gigs filming.

Http://www.milliondead.com

Iai
Emeritus
September 24th 2004


3553 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Must say, they are top-notch live.

Justanothernimrod
September 24th 2004


478 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

[QUOTE=Whittal]Dont download. Buy the album!

These guys have worked very hard. I personally love the album and the new singles. Plus their new songs.

I have met all of the guys including the new guitarist Tom, and they always have a great attitude towards their fans. They always give 100% in their gigs and put on a great show.

If you havent seen them live i suggest you get onto their forum and look for the DVD thread. It is a DVD of one of their live shows created by a guy called lars. I created the DVD cover for this and helped him out at a couple of Million Deads gigs filming.

Http://www.milliondead.com[/QUOTE]

Yes as a longtime inhabitant of the place im fully aware.

And I've met all of them, **** a doodle-doo...

gaslight
February 6th 2005


46 Comments


Really awesome band, my favourite UK punk band bar none.

Unhappy_Dean
April 9th 2006


107 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Sorry Ganondorf, but this review doesnt do the album justice. One of the best I've heard in a while.

talentsdead
June 1st 2007


30 Comments


"Thos band asserts brain, as well as a powerful music"
Haaaahahahaha "thos", when speaking about asserting brain.
Love you mate. Xo.



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