Abandon All Ships
Geeving


1.5
very poor

Review

by DropdeadWHA USER (37 Reviews)
November 18th, 2010 | 32 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Abandon All Ships! are back and once again they've sunk the ship, this time only deeper....

Abandon All Ships! are back, they've had a whirlwhind of a year; their debut LP 'Geeving' is a step in the wrong direction, infact 'Geeving' at times is horrible.
AAS! have been active since 2008, they're from Canada and they play trance-enduced, synth metal aka 'Synthcore' or 'Trancecore', their EP demonstrated good beats and catchy synth lines but that was pretty much it.
Here we are just over a year later and nothing has really improved.

Vocals:
Aita and Broda provide the vocals, Aita screams and Broda 'sings'. Aita's screams are weak and lack range, they sound forced and passionless. Broda provides the auto-tuned clean vocals, at times they can be overwhelming and it questions the fact whether he can actually sing or it's just part of their sound or he can't actually sing and is getting paid for nothing.
Either way, the vocals at times can be bearable and sometimes enjoyable but generally they're tasteless.
1.5/5

Muscianship(including Lyrics):
Geeving is just another breakdown album, what makes it worse is that the same breakdowns are used over and over again. Instrumentally, Geeving is very generic and AAS! do nothing to standout in the genre.
The guitars are basic and demonstrate very little musical intelligence and experimentation, the drums are pretty good and switch up the pacing a bit but other than that, they're fairly standard.
The only interesting thing about Geeving is the electronic/synth/trance aspect, the synths add fluidity and a sense of freshness into the overall bland, boring album; if it wasn't for the synths, Geeving wouldn't even be worth a listen. Generally they're quite creative and probably are the only welcomed part of AAS!, however even the synthesisers grate after a while.
Lyrically, the album suffers even more, AAS! cannot write songs, they rarely make sense and sound quite random. At times they manage to string together a catchy chorus or a verse but overall it's pretty poor and quite embarrassing to think they're actually a signed band.
1.5/5

Sound:
Geeving sounds like your typical Metalcore/Post-Hardcore/Trancecore album, nothing really stands out soundwise, only the synths but even after a few listens they can become redundant. Geeving's sound isn't fresh, it is basic and typical for the already crowded genre.
The only way I could describe it is, a sometimes well co-ordinated mess.
1/5


Overall:
Geeving is a shameful debut LP and it only insults the already criticised genre they're part of.
Geeving has very few highlights and it is generally a constant low. It lacks inspiration, creativity and a certain level of muscianship that is needed to survive in the competitive industry.
Regardess of how good or bad Geeving or AAS! are, they're both popular.
If you want a musical epileptic fit then go ahead and give Geeving a try but it isn't for the faint hearted.

1.5/5



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Comments:Add a Comment 
North0House
November 18th 2010


1764 Comments


Pretty good review, pos for you.

Sounds like this sucks big time. I won't listen to it.

Emim
November 18th 2010


26666 Comments


Definitely not getting this.

DropdeadWHA
November 18th 2010


703 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

It really isn't worth it.


HangEmHigh
November 18th 2010


282 Comments


lol this is basically the same album as Stand Up And Scream, yet you gave that a 3.5? review is decent enough though.

DropdeadWHA
November 18th 2010


703 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Nah, I enjoyed Stand Up and Scream, I didn't enjoy this.
This is generally weaker as a whole.


Scoot
November 18th 2010


17887 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

oh god these breakdown bands


Digging: Renounced - The Melancholy We Ache

HangEmHigh
November 18th 2010


282 Comments


both bands use tasteless trance beats over the same 3 breakdowns throughout the majority of their songs. only thing AA has going for them is their vocalist isn't bad.

DropdeadWHA
November 18th 2010


703 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Yeah but in general for what Stand Up and Scream is, it's just a better listen.
I do agree, both bands need to step up.


Emim
November 18th 2010


26666 Comments


Serious lol at Bro My God

DropdeadWHA
November 18th 2010


703 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

The ending just killed it.


DropdeadWHA
November 18th 2010


703 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

It was enjoyable & fun at first but then after a few more lessons it just got worse....

climactic
November 18th 2010


19839 Comments


Is this as bad as Asking Alexandria?

EyeForAnEye
November 18th 2010


1702 Comments


Oh, so this is the retarded stepbrother of Attack Attack everyone talks about?

DropdeadWHA
November 18th 2010


703 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I don't think its as bad...
and yep.......1000x worse than Attack Attack.

EyeForAnEye
November 18th 2010


1702 Comments


I just finished Bro My God.


.....and bro my god....


EyeForAnEye
November 18th 2010


1702 Comments


I've began to realize any band that is initialized with two consecutive "AAs" in it are almost all the time awful.

AA = Attack Attack

AA = Asking Alexandria

AAS = Abandon All Ships

DropdeadWHA
November 18th 2010


703 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I know.
Its pretty bad.

DiceMan
November 18th 2010


7068 Comments


AA= Alcoholics Anonymous.. Coincidence?

My friend liked these guys. I laughed at him. Now he doesn't.

DropdeadWHA
November 18th 2010


703 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Well apparently AAS do like to party...

EyeForAnEye
November 18th 2010


1702 Comments


With the exception of The Amity Affliction, my statement still stands.






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