Evergreen Terrace
Sincerity is an Easy Disguise in this Business


3.0
good

Review

by Adam Turner-Heffer USER (38 Reviews)
July 13th, 2005 | 23 replies | 11,019 views


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist


2 of 3 thought this review was well written

This Jacksonville quintet has got big plans. Their not just your average metalcore their willing to turn into pop rock while still blasting riffs down your ears at the same time. The problem is on this; their 3rd album is that it doesn’t always work.

Their self-claimed style is to effortlessly change through genres in single songs on this album. But there’s such little variety in even that, that is makes for some very repetitive listening. For all the brilliantly trashed riffs, there’s a bland chorus round the corner from guitarist/vocalist Craig Chaney’s boring, derivative vocals in an attempt to get much more accomplished than before.

This all said though there’s some brilliant moments here. Violent opener “Dogfight" begins with a poppy acoustic guitar riff (later revealed as a hidden track) only to blast into a very exciting medley of heavy riffs, Andrew Carey’s scream-a-long vocals and a catchy chorus.
But from thereon it just sounds like more of the same over and over again. But where this fails miserable compared to peers like Alexisonfire who use that same vocal arrangement, is that the vocals in their songs are kept exciting by variation, making them much catchier, fresh and affecting. On this album, ET’s repetitive formula sees all verses screamed all choruses’s sung, and that is about it.

However, there’s still evidence of their previous brilliance by creating very short fast hardcore songs, which blend both 80’s style and what we have today. “I say you he dead" stands at just over one minute and goes through fast bursts of haunting acoustic guitars and brutal vocals about a murder from Carey. While “The Smell of Summer" is what the rest of this album desperately wants to be, as it successfully combines heavy metalcore esc riffs and a catchy pop chorus.

It’s too little too late though on this only just above average album. Yeah, ET’s earlier work may not have been perfect, but at least they were focussed on what they were doing. This time they seem trapped in-between knowing where they were and how to turn it into something they want to do.

Adam Turner-Heffer



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masada
July 13th 2005



2733 Comments


Pretty good review :thumb:

As far as bands with names from the Simpsons, Fall Out Boy owns everyone.

Priestmetal
July 13th 2005



542 Comments


What does Fall Out Boy have to do with the simpsons??

masada
July 13th 2005



2733 Comments


Radioactive Man is a comic book character in the show, and his sidekick's name is Fall Out Boy.

Priestmetal
July 13th 2005



542 Comments


damn... didnt knwo that. thanks

Catmeat
July 13th 2005



39 Comments


INTRESTING SIMPSONS
FALL OUT BOY
AQUABATS
& something vague
I SEE
FAIR REVIEW

94_Hours
July 14th 2005



73 Comments


is Evergreen Terrace metal?


Justanothernimrod
July 17th 2005



478 Comments


other simpsons bands:

The Maude Flanders Conspiricy
Independant Thought Alarm

cheers for the comments people.

Justanothernimrod
September 18th 2005



478 Comments


Fear Before the March of Flames are amazing!

im_too_depressed_to_go_on
January 30th 2006



2 Comments


hey where did u hear the mad world cover at? i like tears for fears and micheal andrews. so tell me plz

Tam-Tam
February 23rd 2006



93 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

The album is a bit over produced, with an abundance of clean vocals, leaving the sound/message being not quite the same one that it used to be.

Andrew's screams sound better than ever on here though...and if just a few of the 'filler' style songs had been taken out and less emphasis placed on Craig; they'd be sitting on a real winner. This Message Edited On 02.23.06

labonza01
October 17th 2006



546 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i love this album. its just too short, which is too bad because this album is good enough to be interesting for atleast 45 minutes. i like the drumming and guitar work. the acoustic song is also rather good.

BallsToTheWall
December 7th 2007



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This band rules. Live and on disk. Still need Wolfbiker though.

DWittisarockstar
February 16th 2008



1501 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Wolfbiker was a disappointment, especially compared to this. Dogfight is sick.

InsertTacosHere
May 13th 2008



153 Comments


Grammar check?

BallsToTheWall
November 28th 2011



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Rule so fucking much.

Spec
November 28th 2011



26834 Comments


really? maybe i'll check this out.

BallsToTheWall
November 28th 2011



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This and Wolfbiker are my favs. Always a quality band. This review sucks.

Spec
November 28th 2011



26834 Comments


Well apparently they sound like Architects so... im on it

BallsToTheWall
November 28th 2011



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

No fucking idea why that's on there at all. Too many fuckheads mess up the similarity charts. I sent you a song, check it out.

Spec
November 28th 2011



26834 Comments


Thanks for putting a link in my shoutbox, makes things so much fucking easier! I dig this, not like Architects whatsoever. Remind me a lot of Means though.



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