Outbreak
You Make Us Sick


3.5
great

Review

by Berserker! USER (4 Reviews)
July 25th, 2005 | 12 replies | 4,614 views


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist


2 of 2 thought this review was well written

Well, we had it coming. This is Maine hardcore outfit Outbreak's sophomore release and not much has changed from their Eaten Alive 7", a blessing for fans. Outbreak are a typical love-or-hate band and I for one cannot get enough of them. Some praise their brash antagonism, whilst others criticise for overly negative themes in their lyrics as the 5th song on You Make Us Sick, 'MP', shows:

Hey stuck up prick, yeah that's you
This one's about how much i hate you
Whine and complain is all you've done today
An ignorant motherfucker with nothing good to say
The world will be a better place
When someone knocks you in your fucking face
Do me a favor, fucking die
So i don't have to listen to you bitch and cry.

Unsophisticated? Maybe even childish? Well that's Outbreak for you. Musically and lyrically, they've been doing the same thing for a while now and their fanbase still surges with new people every day, drawing people in with the sheer aggression of their sound. Even so, each song on You Make Us Sick is unique and undeniably catchy, although this may not be all too obvious after a first listen. Better production than Eaten Alive is observed, adding to the album's appeal. On the subject of appeal, the only thing that could detract from this album's in the slightest are the lyrics, although their pugnacity is in good fun. Conversely, it is felt by Outbreak's fans that the lyrics are what makes them a great band and I am inclined to agree with them. But still, this brand of aggressive hardcore may not be to everyone's taste for a number of reasons.

You Make Us Sick is actually a very short release. Hell, it doesn't even go over 20 minutes, but that's the case with a number of records today. Outbreak make up for the short length with their urgency and every other cliched phrase of adulation. I feel that this album is of an optimum length; Outbreak aren't one of those bands that, for whatever reasons, you can listen to all day in my opinion. YMUS thankfully ends before it begins to bore the listener; you can listen to this without skipping a track which is somethting I appreciate in a CD. I don't buy an album for a few good songs and a lot of filler to add to its length.

In conclusion, this band are the polar opposite on the hardcore spectrum to the likes of Modern Life Is War, preferring to utilise complete and undiluted animosity in their music as opposed to the more emotional and technical stylings of the latter. Don't listen to this album expecting extraordinary musicianship although they still are evidently proficient with their instruments, this is just unadulterated and angry hardcore near its best


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RCVA
July 25th 2005



19 Comments


Nice one. As usual...

masada
July 25th 2005



2733 Comments


I find it humurous that those lyrics are so extremely hypocritical. If all the lyrics are like that, I don't see how this album could be 4 stars.

RCVA
July 25th 2005



19 Comments


Maybe because the reviewer feels that it's "unadulterated and angry hardcore at it's best"This Message Edited On 07.25.05

BuddyBigsby
July 26th 2005



531 Comments


I love this band so much. Simple, angry hardcore.

YOU'RE A!

WASTE!

Let's Chop Cats!
July 28th 2005



142 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Solid album.

oopyman
July 31st 2005



3 Comments


Great band, great album, great review.

Arrakakaka
September 10th 2005



685 Comments


Doesn't 40 oz 2 freedom play with these guys?


cbmartinez
September 10th 2005



2525 Comments


Hahahahahaha

40 oz 2 freedom
September 11th 2005



96 Comments


I play guitar for them.

Mirror.Circuit
November 1st 2007



223 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Fuck Fuck Fuck You!


Burnyourface
October 30th 2008



223 Comments


Review Could Be a Tad more descriptive of how the band sounds and how well the songs are performed etc.... with that said, i've got to support maine 'Core

xstaytrue18x
July 30th 2011



574 Comments


this is a great album for me, definitely worth of a 4-5 rating.



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