TINAGOWTFAY
101010


4.5
superb

Review

by I Am The Sputnikker USER (12 Reviews)
June 22nd, 2011 | 18 replies | 7,084 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: TINAGOWTFAY release an album that will knock your socks into another zip code.

1 of 1 thought this review was well written

A “superb” rating for a metalcore band with 3 total votes within 4 months might seem extreme. And they are all young Swedes, which means this will be another melodic metalcore ripoff that should have happened 10 years ago. Am I the father of someone in the band? Am I a lunatic who will go on to state that the band does nothing new or innovative but still deserves such high praise? Honestly, I wish I knew the kids in this band, because this is paradoxically the freshest metalcore I’ve heard in a long time. This is Not a Game of Who the *** Are You goes back to the roots and the forefathers that started it all, while adding so many experimental influences it’s easy to constantly hit rewind instead of letting the songs play out. This is progressive metalcore.

The first track immediately throws a break on your expectations. By starting off acoustic and avoiding the slow-static-into-breakdown scenario, it immediately leaves you off balance. When “The Great Psycho...” hits, it is a microcosm of the entire album. Dissonant riffs are layered on top of smooth melodies and as soon as you are sure which direction the song is headed, it breaks into an indie-pop section with an absolutely fantastic bass line, culminating in several bass slides and the most off-kilter, eerily timed old school breakdown I have heard since Botch’s “Frequency Ass Bandit”.

There are breakdowns in the album, 4 or 5 total, and they all have that aforementioned old-school feel to them. The odd time signatures, lack of bass drops, and frequent sprinkles of spastic grind influence in the breakdowns make them very unsettling in the best way possible. They are dissonant, sludgy, and in several instances have overlaying melodies.

The production on the album is phenomenal. Much like Converge and Misery Signals, the wall of sound generated in production lets the instruments do the talking. The bass work is pants-droppingly good throughout the album and the vocals take a backseat much like Jacob Bannon’s do in Converge. The comparison to Bannon is very fitting for Samuel Skoog, as his vocals read very much like his in a more intelligible way, with the addition of a very surprising guttural he pulls out several times during the more chaotic sections.

While 101010 shines in its chaotic parts, the album’s smoother experimental sections make it delectable. Frequent jazz and blues sections are delicately placed in unexpected parts of the songs; breaking up chaos and introducing new levels of beauty and allowing the bass guitar to shine. Instead of relying on slow sections and lack of movement to settle the storm, the breaks are very funky and upbeat, constantly drawing influences from everything from Scale the Summit to Dance Gavin Dance. The catchiest song on the album, “One Last Dance” uses a very uptempo, country-style twang that is sure to stick in your head for a while.

The title track will look like a throw away because of its 18 minute length, but surprisingly turns out being a very respectable and interesting post-rock song that could have been pulled directly from The Ocean Collective's discography. Even after many listens, each song has many quirks and tricks up the sleeve that just feels like a musical grab bag of fantastic ideas.

While I have referenced other bands many times in a short review, do not be turned off. While the influences are plenty, the album combines ideologies and techniques in a way that really makes things work and stick together. This album is a monster waiting to be heard.



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xandermander
June 22nd 2011



626 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I don't even know how to write a review for something no one here has heard of. I feel like it comes across as me fanboying and I might be, I just found this album to be damn good.

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
June 22nd 2011



15727 Comments


TINA PERM YO FUCKIN WEAVE

Digging: Alvvays - Alvvays

xandermander
June 22nd 2011



626 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I almost don't want to call this metalcore.



FelixCulpa
June 22nd 2011



1237 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

This sounds better than most of the metalcore I've heard recently although I don't really feel the Converge comparison. Might dwell future into this. However, I suspect it might not be higher than a 3,5.

theacademy
June 22nd 2011



28258 Comments


sup felix

theacademy
June 22nd 2011



28258 Comments


-OscarCulpa

FelixCulpa
June 22nd 2011



1237 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Sup thedemy.

Knott-
Emeritus
June 22nd 2011



10194 Comments


lol this is not a game of who the fuck are you

FelixCulpa
June 22nd 2011



1237 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Ehh this was okay. Liked the parts that didn't sound like metalcore basically. Nice artwork though,
and 101010 is 42 in ASCII which is kinda cool. I think those who like metalcore more than me might enjoy this more though.

Winsomniac
June 22nd 2011



7955 Comments


Yeah I dunno so much about this. Heard a few songs. Was not impressed.

xandermander
June 22nd 2011



626 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Winsomniac I'm assuming you want more juns?

MrMarketingDirector
June 22nd 2011



52 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Tina, you fat lard, come get some DINNER!... Tina, eat. Food. Eat the FOOD!

But seriously. I am going to check this out.

MrMarketingDirector
June 24th 2011



52 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Update: Listened to it. Metalcore I am not ashamed to listen to.

xandermander
June 24th 2011



626 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Glad to hear it.

JAXETA
August 5th 2011



767 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

there hardcore lol, i wouldnt say metalcore

xandermander
August 6th 2011



626 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Hey! Glad you read the review and glad you like the album. Trying to pick a genre for this group is really nitpicky but I agree they are on the hardcore side of the fence but with lots of progressive metal influence, hence why I would call them metalcore.

bbdmittenz
September 12th 2011



218 Comments


Loving how this is joeyjunior15's band. He was a drummer who covered literally every Slipknot song ever on youtube.

JAXETA
January 22nd 2013



767 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this album is god damn amazing



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