Dr. Acula
The Social Event Of The Century


3.5
great

Review

by Comatorium. USER (42 Reviews)
April 17th, 2010 | 82 replies | 15,056 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Dr. Acula has officially made "party" a genre.

9 of 10 thought this review was well written

Dr. Acula isn't exactly respected 'round these parts, and with good reason. They started as a joke band who lifted their name from an episode of Scrubs and their song titles from Goosebumps novels, and played an immature style of grind/deathcore. One EP and two LP's later though, the band is set to release The Social Event Of The Century on 420, and it looks like DA might actually be on to something here.

And that something? ***in' partying.

The album kicks off with the title track, and its apparent form the start that DA might be taking themselves a bit more seriously. The vocals are still all over the place, but are done with a modicum of skill and diversity, unlike the monotonous embarrassment that "Below Me" was. The guitars are still relatively basic, but some sweeps and solos are thrown in every now and then for good measure. The drumming is simple, but it provides a solid backbone for the music. The samples are still here, in greater numbers than before too. Its a good thing that more often than not, they are well placed and amusing, with numerous nods to Family Guy, The Boondock Saints, Step Brothers, South Park and... Christopher Walken?

The track "There's No Glory In Fame" presents possibly the best breakdown in DA's career, headed off with a sample from The Boondock Saints that sets the tone perfectly, and will definitely coax a smile out of the most elitist metalheads. "The Music Video Game Olympics" follows literally the same formula with a sample of South Park before a breakdown, but thats where it ends. (relatively speaking, all the songs here sound somewhat similar.)

The longest track on the album, "The L Train To "High" Street" is, not surprisingly, 4 minutes, 20 seconds long, is about smoking weed, and features samples of someone hitting a bong. It also happens to be a pretty damn fun track, incorporating some rare clean singing behind the screaming. The instrumentation is also probably the best on the album, which in the big picture isn't saying much.

Much of the album is immature, but its becoming clearer that Dr. Acula is learning to balance plain immaturity with fun, and that's where this album really excels. Kick back, pop this on, and crack open a beer or seventeen, maybe smoke a joint or six. It's almost a sure thing that The Social Event Of The Century will put a stupid drunken grin on your face at least once or twice.

Recommended Tracks:

Show Stopper!!
New York, California, and Nowhere In Between
The L Train To "High Street"
There's No Glory In Fame



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Comatorium.
April 17th 2010



4010 Comments


Quick writeup for a quick album. Was kinda surprised that i liked this after how much i hated below me.

Treska
April 17th 2010



134 Comments


I likes teh ganja.

poweroftheweez
April 17th 2010



1289 Comments


def not expecting a 3.5-4 out of this. but we'll see. also, Dr. Acula was an Ed Wood movie originally, Scrubs got it from that.

Phantom
April 17th 2010



8930 Comments


Ugh

Comatorium.
April 17th 2010



4010 Comments


Dr. Acula was an Ed Wood movie originally, Scrubs got it from that.


yes i am aware of this, but the band has said they got it from scrubs, so i put that.

Crymsonblaze
April 17th 2010



7322 Comments


Listened to a couple tracks. It's not incredibly annoying like most grind.

SrightryEpic
April 17th 2010



1194 Comments


this is less annoying than most grind

way to listen to the wrong grind fgt

botb
April 17th 2010



9288 Comments


sounds funny. i want to hear this just for kicks and giggles.

ThePalestMexican
April 17th 2010



2816 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I took a listen last night to "most" of the tracks, and they've improved GREATLY from their previous material.

YouAreMySilence
April 17th 2010



3727 Comments


band would be good if they didnt suck.

IGotShotInTheFace
April 17th 2010



444 Comments


Mmmkay... Gonna check this shit out if you say its good. Is it more deathcore than grind or what? Oh yeah, did it leak?

Bluue
April 17th 2010



38 Comments


Much better then anything else they've done.

Comatorium.
April 17th 2010



4010 Comments


Lovin 'dem negz. Its definitely more deathcore. They were ever really grind, so much as they had grindcore influences. All in all, its a fun album. I honestly will probably listen to it non-stop in my car for a few days, then forget about it.

Comatorium.
April 17th 2010



4010 Comments


And yes it leaked. I actually got the leak before i knew it was streaming.

IGotShotInTheFace
April 17th 2010



444 Comments


Okay... I'd download if my download speeds weren't 738 BYTES per second.

Comatorium.
April 17th 2010



4010 Comments


gbs it to find a rar file. its only 21mb.

IGotShotInTheFace
April 17th 2010



444 Comments


ONLY?! That'd take me like 6 weeks to download...

Matte
April 17th 2010



528 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This is pretty fun. Probably like a 3-3.5, there's a little too mucH CHUG CHUGGA CHUG CHUG.

Zipzop5565
April 17th 2010



402 Comments


I dont condone the use of illegal substances

AbyssalCreation
April 17th 2010



2023 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

It was really short, but also really fun.



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