EAT ME RAW
All My Friends


2.0
poor

Review

by James Jaskolka USER (10 Reviews)
January 10th, 2010 | 22 replies | 9,239 views


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Catchy Pop Punk ruined by pointless breakdowns...Or is it vice versa?

1 of 1 thought this review was well written

If you've heard his acoustic project, NeverShoutNever, you probably know that EMWIH! frontman Christopher Ingle has a knack for writing hooks. The scene-sation has inspired more fantasies of twelve year old girls decked out in neon than I can dare to imagine, and this band is most likely for the same purpose, except this time, Ingle sets out to give all those bros sporting A Day To Remember shirts a reason to "start the pit".

While listening to "All My Friends", I can honestly say I think I found his inspiration. It sounds rather like Ingle took ADTR's breakout sophmore record "For Those Who Have Heart", took what made it so popular amongst scenesters, and then tried (and failed) to intensify it by pushing the heavy side and the poppy side to its limits. You have everything in the typical pop core formula: downtuned guitars chugging away, key board effects, plentiful double bass kicks, clean choruses, screamed verses, and breakdowns, breakdowns, breakdowns.

The sad thing is though, Ingle does have the ability to write good songs, as previously stated. The pop side of this album is pretty good, even if it's been done before. "Screw The Standard" is a terrific example of how to write a catchy chorus. Ironically, the hardcore side of the band, while generic, is also not terrible. The crunchy southern rock riff and the breakdown in aforementioned song are actually alright. The breakdown is suprisingly heavy, coming from a whole bunch of pop kids, and the two step keyboard part in album opener "The Two-Armed Man" was honestly interesting. The problem, however, is combining the two. All of these things together, while good on paper, is random and slightly jolting. The breakdowns come out of nowhere and are completely unnecessary, and reverting back to catchy choruses after each one isn't enough to save the album.

In the end, it seems like Christopher Ingle put this together as a marketing technique to get more scene girls singing along. Take a listen for yourself, and hear the upbeat sing-along choruses, and wince as a pointless chug-a-lug breakdown follows. Then laugh at just how cliche the whole thing has become.



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Treska
January 10th 2010



134 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

I HATE CHRISTOPHER DREW

Jaskolkaaa
January 10th 2010



330 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Christopher Drew Ingle, I believe it is? :p yeah. He's a douche.

Treska
January 10th 2010



134 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

i wanna straight murder him. just to stop the music from coming outta him

Athom
Staff Reviewer
January 10th 2010



17200 Comments


shit.

Yazz_Flute
January 10th 2010



18764 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

I hate Chris Drew. And I hate all the scene girls at my school that love him even if some are moderately sexy.

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dansxdead
January 10th 2010



438 Comments


He's going to be a pedophile from all his 12 year old fan base.

sspedding
January 11th 2010



4751 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

vile

BrahTheSunGod
January 11th 2010



1279 Comments


points for using the term "scene-sation" in a review haha, I laughed

that said, your rating reads as a little high, more of a 2 (poor) than 2.5 (average). There is no way in hell that this album can be flattered up to "average".

Jaskolkaaa
January 11th 2010



330 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

BrahTheSunGod, I put a 2.5 because it's catchy as hell, even if it is overdone and generic.

supertouchox2
January 11th 2010



1062 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

i havn't hated a band in ages :/

Comatorium.
January 11th 2010



4090 Comments


this is beyond awful. he makes brokencyde look good...

Jaskolkaaa
January 11th 2010



330 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I think I did flatter this a little too much....Changed to 2.

ArmyOfRage
January 11th 2010



230 Comments


I think I've heard enough of this from my 12 year old sister -_-

Yazz_Flute
January 11th 2010



18764 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Is she hot?

SHAKEandBAKE
January 11th 2010



1309 Comments


Hey nice review man. Pos'd. "Scene-sation" was great haha did you come up with that yourself?

Jaskolkaaa
January 11th 2010



330 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

bodominflames, LMFAO. and yesss I did SHAKEandBake

deepintheorchard
February 3rd 2011



644 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Not as bad or generic as you guys think.

Scoot
February 3rd 2011



17681 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

yes it is

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Redman54
February 27th 2011



96 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

It should be illegal for Christopher Drew to write and perform any kind of music

Scoot
February 27th 2011



17681 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

It should be illegal for Christopher Drew to write and perform any kind of music [23439612834912864]



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