FACT
Eat Your Words


3.5
great

Review

by pizzamachine USER (211 Reviews)
August 1st, 2011 | 16 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: they are losing originality and that's a fact. Good thing the music is fun.

What made FACT interesting before was their ability to seamlessly and rapidly switch between genres without breaking a sweat. In their album Fact they did just that, simultaneously confusing and impressing listeners with their completely spontaneous musical direction. However, in their next album, In the Blink of an Eye, the band chose to scrap their randomness, thereby cutting off what made the band memorable. It wasn’t poor quality, but the band had a great thing in their previous style, and it was disappointing that they chose to end it. This leaves us with their new EP, Eat Your Words, which had much anticipation building up to it. Would they return to their previous style, or continue their less irregular pacing? The answer is all too clear.

FACT really isn’t unique anymore. Sure, they may be 100% faster than most punk or post-hardcore bands, but that’s about as different as they get. It’s not a bad EP of course, it’s just disappointing that FACT are letting their potential go dry. Any originality that they once had is now replaced with predictable vocal parts, and lackluster gang vocals. Songs are way too similar, and it doesn’t help that the lead singer has to sing some version of “WHOOOOAH” in every single song. This is quite the problem considering that the EP only consists of six songs! It’s also quite pathetic when compared to their album Fact, which was incredibly diverse despite including a whopping sixteen songs.

Another problem is that the band is much too dependent on the guitar. The problem with this is that songs can quickly turn boring when the hooks are lacking. Take ‘error’ for example, which features an uninteresting guitar line that sounds like a slightly altered variation of Renfue’s guitar line in ‘What You Wanted’. However, we have the opposite problem in ‘Attack If Me You Dare’, which has an intriguing guitar line that is ruined by a rather boring, and poorly written song. FACT are running out of ideas.

Much can be said about the EP’s negative qualities, but let's not forget the silver lining. This is still a FACT EP, and this means that the music within is still incredibly catchy, fun, and joyful. The band is still kicking despite losing their creative edge, and it is unlikely that they will ever release a truly bad album. It’s still the same old band, and they certainly haven’t sold out on us.



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Tyrael
August 1st 2011


20976 Comments


they are losing originality and that's a fact. Good thing the music is fun.

Omg so dry... Pos. The review does read a lot lower than a 3.5 though.

A minor niggle:
Much can be said about the EP’s negative qualities, but do not forget the silver lining.

*this is kinda iffy, I would change it to let's not forget the silver lining

pizzamachine
August 1st 2011


12572 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanks :] I wasn't expecting my review to be so harsh.

edit: I'll change that, thanks bro.

TomAkaVeto
August 1st 2011


1690 Comments


Glad someone finally reviewed this. Not to mention, I agree completely.

Blindsided
August 1st 2011


1871 Comments


pun sighted in the summary.

pizzamachine
August 1st 2011


12572 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I couldn't resist. :]

PinkBlackberry
August 1st 2011


2346 Comments


Meh I didn't find error's main riff all that boring - perhaps we have a different ear. Going to go further into this EP. Good review regardless though.

Acanthus
August 1st 2011


9545 Comments


Never gave these guys a listen tbh, good review though!

Digging: MO - No Mythologies To Follow

pizzamachine
August 1st 2011


12572 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanks guys! Acanthus, I command you to check out Fact.

Acanthus
August 1st 2011


9545 Comments


I've heard it's good, might do so after I get my TBM fix.

pizzamachine
August 1st 2011


12572 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Ah yes, that's important.

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
August 1st 2011


16137 Comments


Looking like Japan Appreciation Day here on Sputnik.

Scoot
August 1st 2011


17914 Comments


Their first album is great, dunno about this one. The last one was lacking.

Digging: Renounced - The Melancholy We Ache

Rev
August 1st 2011


9441 Comments


Woah I listened to the S/T earlier today, had no idea this was dropping

bloc
August 1st 2011


35024 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Thought Acanthus was going to review this heh heh heh...

Album's a bit disappointing.

Garlic
May 15th 2013


1 Comments


I didn't agree with your review of Burundanga entirely, but this summarizes what I was thinking entirely about not only this EP, but pretty much all of their music following the S/T

pizzamachine
May 15th 2013


12572 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Word up!



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