Review Summary: Oh Julie Christmas... What Have You Done?
4 of 5 thought this review was well written
Spylacopa are a supergroup consisting of Julie Christmas of Made out of Babies, Greg Puciato of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Jeff Caxide of Isis, and John LaMaccia of Candiria. Supergroups are not known for their habit of pulling the best of other bands together and Spylacopa is no exception.
Upon starting up the EP, you are attacked by Greg's signature vocals along with riffs that could have been on a Dillinger album. As disappointing to me as it was to hear the first song not differing much from his main project, I continued to listen, hoping there might be something better.
I was, for the most part, wrong. The whole album sounds like diet Dillinger mixed with a little Made out of Babies. Greg does most of the vocals on here, which is fairly annoying. That isn't to say that they are bad, but as a fan of Julie Christmas I do wish that I would have heard more out of her, especially because of how short this album is. Running only about a half hour, they don't have a lot of time to do anything and they don't use that short time very well. Halfway through the EP there is a song, "Together We Become Forever," and all it does is waste four minutes with an instrumental piece that comes off as a poor filler. That said, Jeff is an outstanding guitarist and the drums are tasteful. They just don't do enough to save the whole band.
As good as it seems on paper, Spylacopa just seems as failed attempt at merging the two singers' bands. It may seem as if I am just ranting, but I really did have high expectations for this band. Though they do nothing really original, it is an enjoyable listen once or twice. But if you are a fan of either band, beware. This isn't what you are expecting.
If I can offer one criticism, its kind of a short review. You have a good writing style and I'd like to see longer reviews. Read your review for Through the Eyes and found the same thing. I love Flaw btw and the review is good, could just use another 2 or 3 paragraphs ;)