xAFBx
My Life, Your End


2.5
average

Review

by pizzamachine USER (211 Reviews)
May 11th, 2011 | 24 replies


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: not recommended for the faint of heart or overly serious.

xAFBx is basically as metalcore as metalcore gets. xAFBx’s (by the way, AFB is short for “Armed For Battle” ) basic formula is comprised of 50% breakdowns and 50% half-time breakdowns. Yes, you heard correctly, this band is 100% breakdowns. Oh, they may try to disguise it by implementing random melodies, but even when they do this, they can’t stop playing breakdowns. This problem could easily be fixed if they ever did anything at all that was a bit different from the rest of the music, but they really didn’t. As such, their half-time breakdowns are often completely ineffective, and honestly, rather comical. This may be one of those rare albums where the music is so bad that it’s good. At the very least, My Life, Your End is pretty fun, and it helps that the band knows how absurd they are.

Another comical aspect of the album is the lyrics, and the lyrics are directly influenced by the fact that the members are “straight edge” (they don’t smoke, drink, do drugs, etc). Although this influence makes their music extremely passionate, and especially effective in a live setting, it also does another thing - it gets to their heads. For instance, in the track ‘Trust and Believe’, we hear a whole spiel about the fact that they are “straight fucking edge”:

This is my life, your fucking end
Stay true to yourself
Respect your friends and family
We’re not here to start a trend but to prove a fucking point
We don’t give a fuck what society thinks
We know who the fuck we are
AFB. Reno. Straight edge. Two thousand fucking seven.
Represent!

I believe these lyrics sum up the album pretty well. It’s angry, it’s ridiculously aggressive, it has brutal growls, it has endless chugging, etc. Ultimately, if you take this album seriously you’re bound to hate it, but if you can laugh it off, you’ll have a bit of fun.



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SCREAM!
May 11th 2011


10379 Comments


this sounds absolutely horrid

Review feels a little rushed. I think it might be cause you didn't really bother with much of an intro or conclusion but I guess the description is there.

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Tyrael
May 11th 2011


20972 Comments


Finally a negative pizza review! It does seem a bit rushed but I guess the album deserves it. Pos.

pizzamachine
May 11th 2011


12572 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Yeah, I figured I could leave it this way.

Finally a negative pizza review! [2]

IAmKickass
May 11th 2011


840 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I listened to this once a couple years ago, completely forgot about it until now.

accompliceofmydeath
May 11th 2011


4302 Comments


Looks like this brings the xMOSHx

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IAmKickass
May 11th 2011


840 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

br00tal xMOSHx.

pizzamachine
May 11th 2011


12572 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

*head bangs*

tkxxx7
May 11th 2011


6159 Comments


anybody who doesn't care what society thinks won't take the time to tell society that they don't care what society thinks

IAmKickass
May 11th 2011


840 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

@tkxxx7,

I wholly agree with that statement.

sspedding
May 11th 2011


4792 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

i remember this band. So bad they are funny.

cvlts
May 11th 2011


8984 Comments


you've gotta be kidding me

sspedding
May 11th 2011


4792 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

aw man i love them lyrics hahaha

YetAnotherBrick
May 11th 2011


4518 Comments


It's kind of funny, if a band is "100% breakdowns," doesn't that mean that they don't have any breakdowns then? Because isn't the definition of a breakdown just a part of a song that's completely different from all the other parts?

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IAmKickass
May 11th 2011


840 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Hm.

pizzamachine
May 11th 2011


12572 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Lol Brick, you're reading way too much into that.

climactic
May 11th 2011


19975 Comments


looks godawful

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IAmKickass
May 11th 2011


840 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

You can't take something as simple as this band and expand it into anything worth thinking about, it's just not worth it.

pizzamachine
May 11th 2011


12572 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Exactly.

Apollo
May 11th 2011


10373 Comments


"Yes, you heard correctly, this band is 100% breakdowns."

hahaha this sounds terrible. Good job Pizza!

Wizard
May 11th 2011


19641 Comments


Not recommended for the faint in heart or overly serious.

*faint of heart

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