Betrayal
The Peoples Fallacy


1.5
very poor

Review

by Dante Alighieri USER (85 Reviews)
May 4th, 2010 | 23 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: If 'time is money' then both have been wasted.

You know some bands just don’t seem to get it. While bands like For the Fallen Dreams, Suffokate, and Recon continue to beat a dead horse, even Bury Your Dead know that the day of the single note, dropped A-flat, ‘chug-jun’ pattern of hardcore metal is not only old and stale, its unwelcome. Enter California ‘hardcore’ band Betrayal (not to be confused with Washington based band Betrayed) and they come to the table playing exactly what has been heard ever since Cover Your Tracks was released in 2002. Ladies and gentlemen of Sputnikmusic I present to you the chug-fest that is The People Fallacy.

Don’t get me wrong, these guys are not all that terrible. While their self-titled track does little to help then get anywhere in the genre, the vocalist Brendan Foley definitely has potential to truly shine in future albums. The band itself has the capability to become the next The Ghost Inside if they just decided to drop the ‘tough-guy’ approach all together. From then incessant clapping felt on ‘Time is Money’ to the unoriginal and flat-out boring chug patterns felt on ‘Pull the Plug’ that intentionally take a huge bite off of For the Fallen Dreams (and why the hell would you want to bite off them anyways?) Betrayal suffer from a lack of originality and substance and try to make up for it in nearly 30 minutes of breakdown upon breakdown with your occasional filler for the hardcore dancers.

In conclusion, for any avid critic and individuals who can appreciate modern day hardcore, avoid this album. While The Peoples Fallacy definitely isn’t your next Elysia or (god willing) your next Emmure, Betrayal do nothing to advance themselves above their counterparts. Content to live in the shadows of greater bands like The Ghost Inside or even Suffokate, Betrayal have a glimmer of hope in their boring and subpar sound that can be capitalized on if they just drop the beef head attitude. While this is hopeful and wishful thinking, I do not see any good and bright future for this band. I heard Rise Records was looking for new bands…



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cvlts
May 4th 2010


8967 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

besides my suicide silence review which was over a year ago, this is my first negative review so i could really use some constructive critisicm.

review is short but hey! what is there to say about bands like this? lol

Winsomniac
May 4th 2010


7985 Comments


Hahahahahahaha I added these guys because they went to a high school in the area, and I've played a few shows with them.

I daresay FTFD isn't beating a dead horse, though they're not genre standouts. Generic Bro-core is Generic.

Review is spot on otherwise. Is it bad that I kind of like the obnoxious lyrics to some degree? I think I might be a bro

cvlts
May 4th 2010


8967 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

ftfd used to be cool in my book. ill kick changes every once in awhile. but its old and dead to me.

for obnoxious lyrics i recommend elysia lol.

Winsomniac
May 4th 2010


7985 Comments


yeah I know elysia. I'm at the point where I may or may not be be looking forward to new Liferuiner. Hardcore/Metalcore/whatever fanboy, I am.

Emim
May 4th 2010


26646 Comments


Review doesn't read like a 1.5.

cvlts
May 4th 2010


8967 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

was gonna give it a 2. but then i was like naaaaah.

Relinquished
May 4th 2010


25219 Comments


[img]http://www.assyrian4all.net/achnbe/Mike%20Jones/mike-jones.jpg[/img]

sup, band sucks

Emim
May 4th 2010


26646 Comments


It could use a little fleshing out, but it's good otherwise.

cvlts
May 4th 2010


8967 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

fuck it, Dante no more.

Relinquished
May 4th 2010


25219 Comments


then who are you

cvlts
May 4th 2010


8967 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I'm Mike Jones! Dont act like you dont know da name!
Aint nothin changed but my change, ima stay the same!

Relinquished
May 4th 2010


25219 Comments


"They telling all they friends when I leave how they miss me now
2 8 1, 3 3 0, eight zero zero 4
Hit Mike Jones up on the low 'cause Mike Jones about to blow"

cvlts
May 4th 2010


8967 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

But then my name started blowing up quick, now they jumping on my dick
'cause they see me on the rise and know now my paper thick

Relinquished
May 4th 2010


25219 Comments


Before the ice was in my grill, before I got my major deal
These hoes wouldn't give a damn if I was ill, shea

xxKillWithASmile
May 5th 2010


240 Comments


If these guys are "in the shadow of Suffokate" then I'm not even going to check them out, breakdown enthusiast though i am.

ThePalestMexican
May 5th 2010


2816 Comments


Seems to be too ranty

cvlts
May 5th 2010


8967 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

How so? and did it warrant a neg?

AbyssalCreation
October 13th 2010


2041 Comments


Hmm damn I really liked the guys vocals on The Ghost Inside song Between the Lines and wanted to check these guys out, but doesn't sound too promising.Are there any decent tracks on this what so ever?

cvlts
October 13th 2010


8967 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

'the peoples fallacy' was aight for a brocore song.

AbyssalCreation
October 13th 2010


2041 Comments


I'm down with some bro core.I'll check it out.



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