The Number Twelve Looks Like You
Nuclear, Sad, Nuclear


4.5
superb

Review

by Dancin' Man USER (40 Reviews)
October 30th, 2005 | 125 replies | 19,349 views


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist


5 of 8 thought this review was well written

The Number 12 Looks like you's first full length on Eyeball records. I am so glad these guys got signed to somethign because they rock. Imagine Between The Buried and Me without the lame intervals of mindless wanking and prog rock dickery, then add more creativity and some more spazzyness. That is The Number Twelve Looks Like You (yes, I am inconsistent whther to spell it out or just write 12, herefore, they will be referred to as TNTLLU). Basically, they are a very eclectic blend of genres with grade A in musical proficiency.

This band sounds like they have fun writing and playing which I think is key and their name suggest that they aren't another core band that takes themselves too seriously. If anyone knows what it means, do tell because I haven't yet found it. It's not joke music, but it's not exactly serious either.... You'll understand.

The album opens up with a quick little strumming that could open an indie rock record. But it doesn't. What it does do though is show that this band is all over the place and write excellent songs that make their way through some sort of musical spectrum while staying tight and uncliched. They also use a lot of melody without sounding boring which is super because if I hear one more 1-4-5 progression, I'll shoot somebody. Like any good opening track, The Devil's Dick Disaster shows what this band can do.

Throughout this album, TNTLLU pop in an out of discordant riffs and timings into somethign that makes a little more sense without the listener cringing at the odd timing gaps. They slide in and out of acoustic passages and grind spots and then shredfests. It's great. They also have a strong sense of the fact that one does not have to have a clear verse or chorus or any repeated part at all. They are there but few and far between. Each song feels like a true composition rather than a predictable piecing together of all too similar sections.

Lyrically they are pretty solid but they don't take anything too seriously. Because you can't really understand the lyrics everyou'd have to read them and trust me when I say they sure as hell aren't boring, they just aren't conventional (detect a theme?). The use of two vocalists is also very cool. Listen to Like a Cat to hear this best. They use a lot of interplay which makes things interesting.

I hope the new drummer is this good. The drummer left the band sometime in august or september of 2005 and apparently they have found a new one but man does this guy rock. He writes interesting parts and fits the music very well. He was an asset but I suppose if the new guy can do this, New Jersey just has a higher ratio of good drummers than central New York.

The guitars also use quite a bit of interplay and are quite good. They have some sections where they show off (solo in The Proud Parent's COnvention Held in the ER, most of Clarissa Explain Cuntainment). My favorite spot is probably from about 30 seconds in to Clarissa Explains Cuntainment to around 1:15. It is just cool. Texas Dolly also has some cool spots. Hell they all have cool spots. The guitars are very noticeable and good. The bass is usually not that prominent and I have trouble hearing bass anyway but if the rest of the band is any indication of his skill, he is quite good.

This band deserves listening. So do it.



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Arrakakaka
October 30th 2005



685 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

One of your best reviews. I love their album, An Inch of Gold for An Inch of Time.

Atticus 69320
October 30th 2005



49 Comments


uhhh, you failed to mention that they are grindcore?

Dancin' Man
October 30th 2005



719 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

uhhh did you read the review or listen to the album? The whole point is that there is way more to them than just grind. Also, grind isn't an option we have when we write reviews. This Message Edited On 10.30.05

Arrakakaka
October 30th 2005



685 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

..You fail to understand that they're not straightforward grind, Atticus.

Alright, they sound a little grind-ish. But Dancin' Man has an opinion.This Message Edited On 10.30.05

DFelon204409
Emeritus
October 30th 2005



3995 Comments


Also, Atticus, your user named has "Atticus" in it, which means that you have no musical clout, ever. You also obviously haven't listened to any grind.

Dancin' Man
October 30th 2005



719 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I checked the reviews he's done. Circa Survive and 2 Avenged Sevenfold albums. We do not have to worry about his opinions being worth anything based on those.

Anyway, discuss the album.

(>dragon~guitarist<)
October 30th 2005



243 Comments


Amazing guitar work and no i don't think this is classified really as grind.

IsItLuck?
Emeritus
October 30th 2005



4926 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I went to a church show and saw them, amazing. Ed Gein, Psyopus were suspose to play it but they didn't

It was still awesome with #12 and Knife the Glitter


The best part in Clarissa is from 1:22 on when it breaks down until the really weird part with the reverb etc.

Nice review, I'm just going to call them #12 since TNTLLU is sort of weird.
4.5/5

Digging: Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again

Dancin' Man
October 30th 2005



719 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Knife the Glitter! Score! Never seen them live but I've seen Ed Gein a few times and they are super tight but a little boring, mostly because they all do vocals so are a little constrained on stage. Seeing Psyopus in a few weeks and possibly playing the same festival as them. You must live in New York, whereabouts?

IsItLuck?
Emeritus
October 31st 2005



4926 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

New Jersey

It was in north Jersey, close enough to NY

Dancin' Man
October 31st 2005



719 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Ah. Isn't The Concubine from Jersey (and like half of all the other good core bands)?

Shadows
Moderator
October 31st 2005



2530 Comments


Is this their new album? I have their first one. I'm not too crazy about it, as I don't care much for the genre. A friend who loves (or rather, loved) them told me their new album sucked horribly, which I found interesting.This Message Edited On 10.31.05

Shadows
Moderator
October 31st 2005



2530 Comments


Woops, I'm assuming you're right.

Dancin' Man
October 31st 2005



719 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Your foolishness will be forgiven provided you listen to this album.

Jawaharal
November 21st 2005



1832 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I declare this album PWNAGE TO THE CORE

that is all

Arrakakaka
November 21st 2005



685 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Tr00 dat.

the2stranger
November 22nd 2005



130 Comments


I like this album, nice and chaotic
the vocals annoy me sometimes though

good one Pete

Prophecy
December 1st 2005



52 Comments


I heard jesus and tori from another number 12 album and I was impressed. These guys really kick ass. I'll like this album then?


Cravinov13
December 23rd 2005



3854 Comments


A.C. pwns these guys.

Jawaharal
December 23rd 2005



1832 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Except for the fact that A.C. sucks. Comparing A.C. to this is stupid anyways.



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