Review Summary: This ain't the same cunt that you knew before.2 of 2 thought this review was well written
See You Next Tuesday is one of the most hit or miss bands I've seen since New Found Glory. You'll either love their unique brand of Grind, or find it completely unlistenable. The band came out in 2004 and started out as a joke band, in fact See You Next Tuesday is a mannerism for "cunt" (SEE YOU N T=CUNT), but started taking their music "seriously", and got signed to Ferret. If you listened to the band's previous album "Parasite" then you'll quickly notice that this is indeed a different band then before. On Parasite the band seemed to be working on a metalcore, mathcore, and grindcore mix with joking lyrics and song titles (who could forget such gems as "Before I Die I'm Gonna F*ck Me a Fish", and "Good Christians Don't Get Jiggy with It Until After Marriage"). However in 1 short year the group underwent hard times through touring, relationships falling apart, and going bankrupt, and it shows on this album. Here on Intervals the group has concentrated on Jane Doe-esque lyrics, a much heavier focused sound that dances on the lines of deathcore, death metal, and grindcore, but how does all this stack up in the long run?
The group shows creativity and consistency throughout Intervals, with Fox's fast paced switches of high-pitched screams, and low throaty growls, and the band's occasional moments of dark and eerie, as well ambiance and serenity. The album takes a good cue from Porcupine Tree's "Fear of a Blank Planet" in which every song seems to flow into the next, creating a good overall listening experience, but also with this move comes the cost of "what song is this?" "I dunno...track 8?" to put it simply, it's hard to know when one song ends, and when another begins. However with most tracks ranking in at about a minute, it seems like the most logical move, but I've found that most of the tracks that rank over a minute seem to be drag on ironically. Tracks like "In the End" seem to showcase a heavy doom metal influence, but it just simply takes too damn long for it to really start, and other tracks like "Alpha" and "Omega" while taking up old-school grindcore, are way too short and honestly quite pointless. Also despite my liking of the roughness and brutality of the vocals they often come off as nonsensical screaming, and bantering.
Special mentions are "Dedication to a New Era" which is a 3-min long breakdown (it sounds better than the way I'm describing it though), "January and On" which bring forth some of the band's most experimental work to date, "Goodnight (Our Last Dance)" consisted of at least 4 well executed tempo changes (and in a song that's only clocking in at 1:17), and "One of These Days" for it some of the most brutal work the band has ever cooked up. Despite how well all these songs may work, however they work better as an album whole, and as such the entire album only clocks in at about a little bit under 30mins.
How well this album appeals to you is how well this all sounds to you, if you like heavy, brutal, random, but all the same time making sense, then this album is a no-brainer. It isn't the most accessible album that has ever been crafted, in fact much like the cult-hit Jane Doe, it takes several listens for it sink in, but also has the same curse of Jane Doe as most will not simply take in what is to be loved.