Review Summary: quite possibly the worst album ever created.4 of 9 thought this review was well written
raw score - 0.0
EkoTren is some shitty
band whose sole purpose is tour the states during the summer through Warped Tour, and give all the kids who just bought their Kanye West
stunner shades and Emmure
boxing gloves a reason to act like convicts. Armed with a terrible lead vocalist and nearly incompetent guitarist the band seem to thrive on creating music that give people like me reason to scream that this once fruitful genre has been murdered, buried, dug back up, decapitated, then burned into the ground long after the likes of Escape the Fate
spewed their undeserving goo across the scene.
I’m not even sure where to start; I mean as soon as the homo gang chants breakthrough the opening track the band laments their fate. There are just so many things wrong, the drums which kick off the instruments sound just as produced as the glass that shatters afterward. Though just as soon as they were introduced the drums cruise into a stale machine gun mode and then dissipate into the background. It becomes some sort of game, trying to pick the spots where the drums aren’t trying to sound like the guitars (or vice versa?).
The guitars know two riffs, and they will make sure you remember them. In between the ridiculous chugging that plagues every song there are glimpses of 2 second leads that always lead into the same monotonous riffs. Nothing Left
is a perfect example of this, starting with what I think was supposed to be a breakdown the band erupt into a laughable verse coupled with imaginary drums and guitars that harmonize the same riff heard on the five songs before it. Just in case you need more proof Tranquilize
should do the trick, actually now that I think about I might even be mixing up my examples, but honestly it doesn’t matter because you could shi
t in your hand and throw it towards the track listing and be left with the same feelings, and you can take solace in knowing you put more work into listening to the music than they did in making it.
I’ll quickly touch on the vocals since they’re the biggest train wreck to hit my speakers since… Ok, truthfully speaking the vocals might be the worst I’ve ever heard. And what makes the experience worst is how much they rely on him. He leads in every song with angry uproar, and at all the right (wrong?) moments so the moshers know when to start swinging. He’s also given them the perfect lines to yell while in the mosh-pit, “fuc
k it, fuc
k you, you fuc
king bitch, fuc
k you and stay away from me”. There isn’t one redeeming quality in this guy’s voice especially since half the time it’s the computer doing all the work. His cleans are about as whiny as they come, and when he transitions into his harsh vocals my speakers want to turn themselves off.
It’s like if Bury Your Dead
got together with The Acacia Strain
and… well that alone should be enough.