Abandon All Ships
Geeving


2.0
poor

Review

by thechodewarrior USER (27 Reviews)
October 4th, 2011 | 23 replies | 4,197 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Attack Attack's younger, less annoying Canadian brother.

1 of 1 thought this review was well written

According to Urban dictionary Geeving means to basically not give a f*ck about anything. Abandon All Ships! obviously don’t care about what you think of them, they make music because it’s their passion. But if you really look at it, they’re just a weaker, Canadian version of Attack Attack! with slightly less annoying vocals, and some of the most horrible ‘screams’ ever recorded.

Hailing from Ontario, AAS! rose to prominence after being featured on Canadian TV show DisBand which showcases local music acts to attempt to reach stardom. Having recorded an EP prior to the show, they decided to perform their most well-known song Megawacko (which was later re-recorded and entitled Megawacko 2.1) for the judges of the show. They were approved, and won a record deal to Rise Records and Underground Operations, which led to the recording of Geeving.

As the album starts with Bro My God (clever, huh?), the listener is immediately greeted to some of the weakest, most uninspired screams to ever be recorded. Way to go, Angelo Aita. It’s safe to say that even Emmure’s frontman can scream better than this. It’s horrible. With that aside, you get a half-decent post-hardcore song until it suddenly stops and throws a synth break complete with auto-tuned vocals from bassist Martin Broda. The best thing I can say about these, is that he at least knows how to sing, and the auto-tune isn’t nearly as ear-shatteringly grating as modern pop radio-trash. Another minute and a half leads to an odd outro, of a robotic voice saying ‘But Daddy, it’s just a wiener,’ (way to keep it classy, boys.) when the album starts to gradually pickup.

Third single from the album Geeving throws more laughable ‘screams’ at you. Lo and behold, the chorus is actually catchy, and you might find yourself singing along at some point. Here, I mention, you will find the most pointless guest cameo in a song ever! Rapper Jhevon Paris is featured in the song for a whopping 4 seconds. Was it really worth the money? Considering following tracks, maybe it was.

The re-recording of Megawacko features more auto-tune than the previous songs, which could be either a positive or negative point for some people. Some nice, if boring at times, drumming is featured in this song from drummer Dan Paiano, as this song is where he shines. The guitars take a backseat to the synth (save for the breakdowns) in this song, as you realize you could be spending your time doing something worthwhile.

Two forgettable songs follow this, as Family Goretrait begins, which features a cameo from Rody Walker of Protest the Hero. A sort of orchestra-type intro begins as we are greeted with more uninspired synth, and horrible screams. This song really tests your patience for how much you can take until Rody comes in, and it’s worth it, as he totally saves the song. Sure, the lyrics don’t completely make sense, but with a voice like his, it shouldn’t matter. Luckily, he appears in the song for longer than 4 seconds, so that’s a bonus.

Album highlight Guardian Angel is an auto-tuned guilty pleasure of mine. This is song has a great hook, and features another (and longer) cameo from t.A.T.u.’s Lena Katina. Just by looking at the title, you can tell this is going to be a sappy-ass song meant to make appeal to only the teenage girls of the world, whilst throwing in a few screams to make it sound ‘br00tal’. Another bonus for this song, is that Angelo is very rare on this track, which makes me incredibly happy, because if you’re like me, and you’ve dealt with him thus far, it’s a welcome bonus to take a break.

The band’s guitarists never really get a chance to do anything as they’re always out-shined by synth player Seb Nunez’ inspired hooks. Granted, while the synth here is performed much better than most bands, it’s overused. Final track Take One Last Breath contains the better portion of synth on the album, and is the only other song worth checking out on the album. To my surprise, the lyrics here are actually decent. Well, at least compared to the other songs. Let’s have an example. This song: ‘I’m on the cruise to paradise, I’m done with sin, I’ve paid my price.’ Whilst on Strange Love we get the beautifully written ‘All I wanna do is party, feel up your body. Fist pump like Pauly D, we’re growing up Gotti. Last thing I will mention is that Angelo actually tries on this track, as he experiments with the higher and lower range of his voice, and it’s actually not that bad.

Overall, if you’re looking for a fun album to make fun of, this is an obvious choice. While far away from being what is considered ‘talented’, AAS! definitely know how to have a good time, and enjoy what they do. However, if you can’t stand auto-tune, stay the hell away from this.

Recommended Tracks
Guardian Angel
Take One Last Breath



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 4th 2011



49736 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

I find attack attack to be less annoying

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RosaParks
October 4th 2011



14592 Comments


123 trebor

Crymsonblaze
October 4th 2011



7479 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

its pretty awful

attack attack at least had that crabcore thing going

bloc
October 4th 2011



34649 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

ROOOOOOOOOOOOLZ

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RosaParks
October 4th 2011



14592 Comments


nooooooooooooooo bloc nooooooooooooooooooooooooo

UrAssIsMyHat
October 4th 2011



155 Comments


Smells like my hat in here

lucasjcockcroft
October 4th 2011



3702 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

smells like my balls up in here

foxblood
October 5th 2011



6797 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

a 2 is too generous

auberginedreams
October 5th 2011



5983 Comments


this band is so shitty, but so fun at the same time.

lucasjcockcroft
October 5th 2011



3702 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

but its so fun, i mean he makes a pauly d reference, cmon.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 5th 2011



49736 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

thechodewarrior

Scoot
October 5th 2011



17670 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

come on bloc a fucking 4

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RosaParks
October 5th 2011



14592 Comments


Its all breakdowns awful screaming auto tuned singing must be a 4
Thats what bloc does

bloc
October 5th 2011



34649 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Scoot must be new here

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
October 5th 2011



23798 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

eww bloc. i havent heard this but I know it's not higher than a 1.5

the "Making The Band" or whatever, that canadian shit ass balls fuck show, with these guys is absolutely hilarious. The "singer" is TOO BADASS to conform to the fucking establishment's rules.

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Aids
Contributing Reviewer
October 5th 2011



23798 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

hahahaha oh wait I remember now I guess I have heard this.

fuck I was drunk, but had enough sense to come home and give it a 1.5

priorities m/

lucasjcockcroft
October 5th 2011



3702 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

^dude.

sspedding
October 5th 2011



4750 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

these are worse than Attack Attack!

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 5th 2011



49736 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

These guys suck, therefore 9000

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 5th 2011



49736 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

IT'S OVER 9000!!!!!!!!



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