See You Next Tuesday
Intervals


2.0
poor

Review

by Brent Stephenson USER (67 Reviews)
October 20th, 2008 | 63 replies | 10,910 views


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: When the tagline of the band's MySpace page is "poop balls", you pretty much know what to expect...

7 of 9 thought this review was well written

For a band that started off as a joke, See You Next Tuesday (or C.U.N.T. for those of you that have yet to get the acronymical joke) have done surprisingly well for themselves. Since their formation, they have been signed to Ferret Music, and also enjoyed moderate, and arguably undeserved, success with their debut release, Parasite. To the untrained ear, Parasite probably seemed like your average grind record, but those who dug a little deeper realized that it was really more of an "experimental" metalcore record that tried as hard as it could to be grind. All the tempo changes, blast-beats, death growls, short song lengths, and "shred" in the world still couldn't hide the band's penchant for breakdowns and other metalcore tendencies. After Parasite, the band had a few choices to make about the direction the new album should take. For many grind bands, the next "logical" step always seems to be to make everything faster, heavier, more technical, and, of course, more brutal. However, since the band draws a lot from metalcore, they could just as easily play up the "core" side of things and added even more breakdowns. In short, the band decided to try and go both directions at once, so the album really ends up being even more of an incoherent mess than their debut.

As far as the flow of the album goes, there really isn't one. The songs here are either made up of an abundance of obscenely short grind passages that are haphazardly thrown together with seemingly little thought, or they gravitate heavily to the metalcore side of the spectrum, like the ridiculously boring 3 minute chugfest that is Dedication to a New Era. However, there are a few moments that are fairly enjoyable and interesting (even if its accidentally). The oddly placed pinch harmonics and other assorted guitar noises in songs such as She Once Said I Was Romantic do serve to make things at least slightly more interesting, but after two or three listens they just become yet another noise in the oppressively dense soundscape, which brings us to yet another one of the albums faults. Whereas on Parasites there were at least moments of high technicality to be enjoyed, the technical "riffing" and rapid-fire drumming on this album will go largely unnoticed, as the guitars and drums just blend into a solid mass of churning and muffled sounds. Basically the musical aspects are extremely hit or miss, which isn't helped by the fact that the misses constitute a good 90% of the album, and the hits barely catch the outside of the target.

So do the vocals do anything to make up for the rest of the album at all? Sadly, not really. Even though the vocalist does cover everything from high pitched shrieks to vomiting low growls, he doesn't really pull anything off in an impressive manner. To be perfectly honest, the vocal performances, as well as the lyrics, are every bit as lackluster and underwhelming as the rest of the album is. The lyrics for almost every song (even the ones that are over 2 minutes in length) consist of a few sentences at most, which are often repeated over and again, which wouldn't be so bad if the lyrics themselves weren't awful. For example, "F*ck you. Every one of you. In my heart, you're all dead" makes up the entirety of the lyrics presented in Dedication to a New Era, and to be honest, that's more or less a highlight.

Simply put, if you like rambling, incoherent, and noisy metalcore-based grind with sub-par songwriting, vocals, and production, then you will probably wet yourself over this album. Even with the few (and I mean few) moderately decent points, the album still barely manages to be enjoyable.

Pros
-Umm...there are a couple of mildly interesting guitar and drum parts?
-Vocals have improved slightly

Cons
-Almost every song is a jumbled up/incoherent mess
-Even if the musicianship was astounding, the ridiculously muddy wall of noise approach masks a lot of it
-Lyrics are often atrocious and manage to be that way in under three sentences
-Even the jocular nature of the first album (which at least made some of song titles worthy of a few giggles) seems to be all but gone

Recommended Tracks
-She Once Said I Was Romantic...I mean even if you think its terrible you will have only wasted 1:08 of your life

Writers Note: This might be a bit unnecessary but I feel like this needs to be said (and eh its my review so what the heck). As I sit here, enjoying my haphazardly thrown together (yet delicious) cheeseburger from Wendy's, I can't help but think that more effort was put into said burger than was put into the making of this album by SYNT. Basically, this album is the equivalent of a carelessly prepared cheeseburger, except the cheeseburger is more or less uncooked and tastes like crap for the most part...



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Comments:Add a Comment 
marksellsuswallets
October 21st 2008



4848 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

My clock reads 12:00 and this review has been burning a whole in my proverbial pocket for a couple days so yah...enjoy

Also, its kinda short but there's honestly not a whole lot to say here without becoming extremely redundant...This Message Edited On 10.20.08

bastard
October 21st 2008



3435 Comments


Mappy is going to bring his minions to destroy you for your non-elite choice of rating.

This is a good review though, pos.

marksellsuswallets
October 21st 2008



4848 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Their old album was at least lighthearted and a little funny/enjoyable...this one just barely manages to keep itself musical at points...I mean I guess they know their time signatures and whatnot but technicality does not a good album make...

I don't know their first album seemed intentionally comical, and it kind of succeeded at that. With the exception of still being C.U.N.T. they appear to have started taking themselves waaaay to seriously...so its kind of like if Flight Of The Concords set out to be like Bright Eyes or something...This Message Edited On 10.21.08

flamethisuser
October 21st 2008



395 Comments


more bands should make their names so acronymically friendly. perhaps something revolving around a cup?

ho-ho! art!

bustyagunz
October 21st 2008



911 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

yup yup, i just started to review this but tbqh it was too painful to get through
best track imo is Alpha, shows u everythin the band has to offer, with an ideal track length as well

marksellsuswallets
October 21st 2008



4848 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I think the only ones that are really worthwhile are the ones that are available via their various online sites (e.g. purevolume and MySpace)...Alpha was pretty ok I guess in the context of the album...still contains some of the most piss poor songwriting ever...

Well I have an insanely awful headcold (possibly flu) so I'm going to bad...don't stink up the thread to bad mkay guys?This Message Edited On 10.21.08

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
October 21st 2008



20807 Comments


Good stuff Brent... I mean the review & not the album. If anything, your review reads more like a 1.5 than a 2. I'd definitely take off half a mark for the ridiculous band name.

AtavanHalen
October 21st 2008



17927 Comments


youuuu love it Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaavehhhhh

AngelPhoenix
October 21st 2008



2764 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

As far as the flow of the album goes, there really isn't one

lol

Solid review man, will be staying the hell away from this.
People say that certain bands have dumb/terrible names that I think are not so bad, or are just easily ignorable, even if they are stupid. But who in their right fucking minds would name their metal band see you next Tuesday? I mean, fuck, "See you next Sunday" at least would have had a nice ring to it.
edit: Just went to their myspace, couldn't resist. I guess that "experimental" tag is appropriate, cause some shit went wrong with this band's attempt at metal and it blew up in their faces.This Message Edited On 10.21.08

Pebster49
October 21st 2008



2987 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I enjoyed this cd, good review though, had some good points. This band is not for everyone I see.

beans
October 21st 2008



2332 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

while i disagree with your review, it is well written, good job

HighandDriving
October 21st 2008



3232 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I can't tell if I enjoy this album or not, some parts are just heavy as fuck and others are just a big mess.

You're also right, fox can't write lyrics to save his life.

Wizard
October 21st 2008



18770 Comments


When the tagline of the band's MySpace page is "poop balls", you pretty much know what to expect...


Win!!!!

and also enjoyed moderate, and arguably undeserved, success with their debut release, Parasite.


I believe your giving them too much praise here hahaha. Even by saying that it's arguably undeserved, Parasite is one of the worst grind/ 'whatever the fuck they are' albums I've ever had to endure.

Damn good review Mark. Your becoming the next Williefisterbut; comes out of nowhere and produces a ton of high quality reviews. :D! One question, what the heck does you avatar have to do with diabetes? hahaha

DaveyBoy, Out of all the people who review metal on this site, you like to pick on Mark's reviews? Why? Review read fine for a 2.This Message Edited On 10.21.08

Digging: Triptykon - Melana Chasmata

marksellsuswallets
October 21st 2008



4848 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Basically, here is how I go about my ratings...I gave Emmure a 1.5 for terrible songwriting and glaringly sub-par musicianship...SYNT has terrible songwriting as well, however, it is pretty apparent that they know how to play there instruments and know a thing or two about theory, so they are at the very least talented at their respective instruments, which makes a few parts more enjoyable than they should be. Therefore, a 2...

Oh and about my avatar...you ever seen those commercials for like Liberty Medical with Wilford Brimley? The big old guy with the hilarious mustache...well he pronounces diabetes "diabeetus" so yeah...there ya go hahaThis Message Edited On 10.21.08

Wizard
October 21st 2008



18770 Comments


Very good rating assessment!

Yes, I have seen that commercial and now I will scream with laughter next time its on. "DIABEETUS"

DethThrasher
October 21st 2008



463 Comments


See you next wednesday is better

AngelPhoenix
October 21st 2008



2764 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Really? I prefer Let's Make a Raincheck and Get Together on Saturday

beans
October 21st 2008



2332 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

both those bands suck yo

botb
October 21st 2008



9284 Comments


I can't get into this band at all. I just hate Fox's vocals.

Digging: Cult Leader - Nothing For Us Here

beans
October 21st 2008



2332 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

his vocals may be the only interesting part about them, some of the songs i will admit are dumb, and this rating probably will go down
they're fun to listen to time to time



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