Attack Attack! (US)
Attack Attack!


3.0
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Review

by NickDuffy USER (2 Reviews)
February 16th, 2011 | 21 replies | 6,461 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Has Attack Attack risen above their "crabcore" criticism and released something fresh and exciting?

This band has been labeled as a joke after their first album came out and they were labeled "Crabcore". Attack Attack's sophomore album is completely different from the previous. The high pitched screaming is gone, since Austin Carlile departed from the band. The other singer, removed most of the autotune from his voice, giving your ears a break from the high-pitched wails. Other than that, they follow the same trends as most bands do in this genre. Silly track names, and average-at-best lyrics.

"Sexual Man Chocolate" opens the album, and I was looking for a breakdown or some hip-hop comedy skit to open this album, but I was wrong. I was greeted with a beautiful piano intro and other instruments slowly fading in. You get to hear the new screamer, and the un-autotuned singer, and they sound great together. The deep growls and soft singing really compliment each other here. "Renob, Nevada" is a heavier track, and it was really boring to say the least. "I Swear I'll Change" was a highlight of this album. This track has alot more singing and instrumental work than it does screaming and exhausted guitar riffs. "Shut Your Mouth" is almost like the bathroom break of this album. This song is pure pop, and it is also pure garbage. I don't understand why this was even placed on the album. "A For Andrew" opens up with a creepy whistle, but again has heavy uninspired guitars dragging out throughout the whole entire track. "Smokahontas" starts off with a fast-paced synth fading in, and as the formula goes, the loud guitars come in to break the mood. This song also has a dubstep-like breakdown in the middle, but it sounded uninspired and uncreative. "AC-130" is an interlude track that starts off with the lyrics; 'you think you could be God' being screamed over once again, uninspired guitar riffs. "Fumbles O'Brian" mixes all of their styles together. It opens up with a comedy rap-like skit, cue the guitars, and scream/sing tradeoffs. In the bridge of this song, there is a really poppy breakdown with awful lyrics like 'shawty, you're on my mind, yeah'. "Turbo Swag" is the best track on the album by far. It follows a basic formula of screaming in the verses, and singing in the choruses. The bridge is by far the best part of the song, as it contains alot of atmospheric vocalizing and instrumentation. This was a huge suprise. "Lonely" closes the album, and it is one of the worst songs on the album. It's their attempt at a pop-ballad and it is awful. It ends with another dubstep-like breakdown, but it sounded very much like the one from Smokahontas.

Overall this album is a decent effort, a tad better than their previous, but nothing special. The direction they were going with a few of these songs such as "Sexual Man Chocolate" and "Turbo Swag" was brilliant and fresh, but the awful array of pop garbage kills any chance for me to take this band seriously.


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pizzamachine
February 16th 2011


12571 Comments


You should really split up that second paragraph. Also, for future reference, most people on this site hate track-by-track reviews, so that's something to look out for.

NickDuffy
February 16th 2011


4 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Thanks for the help, I only do track-by-track reviews for albums that I think deserve them. This one was one of them. Alot of the songs sound different from one another, and some sound the same, it was hard to review this album by mentioning three or four songs.

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 16th 2011


7996 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

To answer your question: no, no they haven't

pizzamachine
February 16th 2011


12571 Comments


@ Nick: Alright, as long as you have reason! Might I add though that because of it the review is very chunky, and I'm sure you can remedy that next time.

AlexTM510
February 16th 2011


1401 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

....because THIS album needed another review

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 16th 2011


7996 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

and another terrible positive one too

pmmets07
February 16th 2011


5872 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

ya ooomg its so different it's in drop b now

loveisamixtape
February 16th 2011


5994 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

lol you think all of the bearable songs are shitty and all of the shitty songs good

udum?

FatChickIrl
February 16th 2011


4096 Comments


we srsly need a 5 for this

loveisamixtape
February 16th 2011


5994 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

^agreed.

the only bearable songs on this cd are sexual man chocolate, renob, smokahontas, and lonely. lonely being one of the best. just because it isn't "BREAKDOWNBREAKDOWNJUNJUNJUNJUNJUN" doesn't mean it's shitty.


FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
February 16th 2011


9034 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

This album is a breeding ground of shitty reviews and contrived jokes
Edit: AC-130 should be added to the list of bearable songs.

loveisamixtape
February 16th 2011


5994 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

i suppose. ac130 isn't awful

sspedding
February 17th 2011


4759 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

the one with the bury tomorrow singer is kinda cool.

NickDuffy
February 18th 2011


4 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Lonely was just a generic pop track that didn't sound good at all. I don't recall heavy breakdowns in "I Swear I'll Change" or "Turbo Swag".

loveisamixtape
February 18th 2011


5994 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

turbo swag is one of the worst pieces of shit i've ever heard in my entire life

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 18th 2011


7996 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

the amount of ratings over 2 is troubling here

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
February 18th 2011


9034 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

The best part of Turbo Swag is that it's spelled Urbo Swag on the back cover

sspedding
February 18th 2011


4759 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

lonely a generic pop track by a metalcore band...

something doesnt add up here...

NickDuffy
February 27th 2011


4 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I just looked up the back cover art. I'm speechless at how bad the typo is.

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
February 27th 2011


9034 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I saw it at Best Buy and started cracking up. I got many strange looks



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