Earth from Above
Numbered With The Transgressors


3.0
good

Review

by Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration USER (56 Reviews)
December 13th, 2010 | 13 replies | 5,468 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Earth From Above know how to chug.

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

Christian deathcore act Earth From Above can be called many things. Anyone who says they are generic, or bland, or breakdown-infested, or unintelligent, probably are, in all honestly, completely correct. Little to nothing about their fast-paced, chug-centric deathcore is new or original in the slightest, having been done by legions of Myspace core acts before them. None of the members could be described as particularly amazing at their instruments, as the music isn't nearly as technical as that of other bands. All the focus here is on chug. Basically, they are the embodiment of everything that's wrong with deathcore.

But does that mean that you shouldn't listen to them?

Hell no. There are times when even the most musically aware bro needs some well-executed deathcore that doesn't take a huge amount of thought or focus to get into and enjoy, and Earth From Above suits this purpose perfectly. Their debut is pure adrenaline metal: the unrelenting droptuned chugs, the uncompromisingly devastating growls, and various other aspects come together to make this album the album to invoke spasms of frenzied headbanging. The vocals are particularly impressive, with the vocalist alternating between a raspy black metal-like shriek and an extremely impressive cookie monster growl. The drums aren’t particularly amazing, but hold their own against the other members.

The band also shows much more restraint than other similar bands when it comes to breakdowns: instead of making tracks utterly full of them, they use them (relatively) sparingly. The disappointing part is that none of the breakdowns are particularly amazing, with almost all of them using the same open-note style throughout, displaying little to no variation. But it doesn’t detract from the record too much: this is still about as fun as deathcore can get. It’s not intelligent music in the slightest, but it does what it’s intended to do perfectly, and for that, if not for anything else, it succeeds.

Album Highlights
Salvaged
An Abstract Struggle
Numbered With the Transgressors
The Antidote




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wyankeif1337
December 13th 2010



6739 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

It's short, yes: there's honestly not much else to say. They chug, and they do it well.

BallsToTheWall
December 13th 2010



44164 Comments


"Christian deathcore "


Yeah, no bueno sir.

Relinquished
December 13th 2010



24428 Comments


calling it right now, it sucks

ShadowRemains
December 13th 2010



20230 Comments


this sounds boring as fuck

cvlts
December 13th 2010



8954 Comments


'dumb fun' is never above a 3.

wyankeif1337
December 13th 2010



6739 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

It can be if you're in the right mood.

wyankeif1337
December 13th 2010



6739 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

But now that you mention it, a 3 sounds better.

BallsToTheWall
December 13th 2010



44164 Comments


Agreed, im just fucking around. My deathcore pahse comes in every now and then.

wyankeif1337
December 13th 2010



6739 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

everyone has one every now and again, but not everyone likes to admit it.

cvlts
December 13th 2010



8954 Comments


Dance Club Massacre everyone.

Xenophanes
Emeritus
December 13th 2010



10585 Comments


Cool review man, short and sweet that's how it's done.

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HumanGenome
December 14th 2010



195 Comments


they've shown up on my last.fm radio, every song is an extended breakdown.

no ty

Eulogize
September 1st 2011



2968 Comments


His highs are awful. Other than that, pretty solid band.



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