Escape the Fate
Escape the Fate


2.5
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Review

by P.J. Quinones USER (35 Reviews)
October 16th, 2011 | 30 replies | 2,908 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: ETF record #3 calms your conscience from the scare of This War Is Ours, but doesn’t dish out the record fans were expecting.

2 of 5 thought this review was well written

When you listen to Dying Is Your Latest Fashion and then Escape the Fate you really scratch your head. 5 years ago if you thought about the band Escape the Fate you think skinny jeans, long flat-ironed hair and popular post-hardcore music. Modern appreciators of that record say that the band will never live up to their former glory, and so long as they still feel obligated to play “Situations” at every live show: they’re probably right. But this self-titled release did solidify the presence of one Craig Mabbitt in the evolved 4-piece. This War Is Ours was pretty much an atrocity, with a band in an awkward transitioning period made worse with an entirely different sounding vocalist to replace Ronnie Radke. Craig Mabbitt sounds much more comfortable in Self Titled, and really fixes whatever This War Is Ours broke.

It its own awkward way, the album holds a sinister presence. The band seems to have yet chosen their musical direction, utilizing Money’s recognizable guitar talent almost for misuse in a weird rock/post-hardcore realm while it sits back on an ever-presently nice rhythm from Green’s bass and Ortiz’s drumming. The lead single being “Massacre” and other singles being “Issues” & “Gorgeous Nightmare” leave critics busy with comments and fans utterly confused from such blatant contrast. “Day of Wreckoning” is an attempt at a heavy song which comes off very nicely concerning the record itself, but if left alone in the field of music like The Devil Wears Prada and Of Mice & Men the song would be mauled, raped, and left dead on Mabbitt’s doorstep. At this point Escape the Fate should stick to songs like the catchy “Gorgeous Nightmare” as opposed to misplaced post-hardcore songs, but “City of Sin” is an effective show that the two styles can be mixed.

So between mixed efforts from a band near conclusion of their transition post-Radke we find that if anything, Escape the Fate has retained their ability to be extremely catchy on any face of the genre they choose. The two ballad-like tracks are questionable in purpose; Lost in Darkness being a plain stupid dabble into gothic rock, and World Around Me being a par ballad. If you as a fan prefer heavier fast past music, stay far away from here. But if you want something different that you can rock your head to, some songs on here might just be your thing. This album is building back the bridge that This War Is Ours annihilated mercilessly, but the band has yet to cross it. Any success they garner from this is mainstream hype and will disappoint if the next record is anything else but Self Titled: Part 2.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
October 16th 2011



6937 Comments


um, coding..... use "[ ]"

RosaParks
October 16th 2011



14592 Comments


use brackets


dammit ipod beat me to it

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
October 16th 2011



6937 Comments


my bad Rosa, I'm sure you'll find something...

Spec
October 16th 2011



27060 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Awful album and band in general.

Scoot
October 16th 2011



17681 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

neg'd because rating is above a 1

Digging: Unjust - Glow

RosaParks
October 16th 2011



14592 Comments


This War Is Ours was pretty much an atrocity because Craig Mabbitt sounded Lost In Darkness of a transitioning group and sounded plain awkward. Craig Mabbitt takes the lead to write on his own affairs, only sounding mediocre at times, and holds a steady presence on Self Titled by Escape the Fate.

fix everything here, please

Scoot
October 16th 2011



17681 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

wow that is painful to read

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
October 16th 2011



6937 Comments


Lol Rosa, i was just going over that myself.

pjquinones747
October 16th 2011



763 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Fuckin bout time I get correct html.

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NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
October 16th 2011



6937 Comments


okay for: time

type [ i]time[ /i], (removing the spaces though.)

ShadowRemains
October 16th 2011



20246 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

lol

terrible band

Carnifex
October 16th 2011



1918 Comments


lol dat bbcode

pjquinones747
October 16th 2011



763 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Good god, such confusion. Thanks Ipod. And I changed it Rosa, maybe it sounds better to you now.

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
October 16th 2011



6937 Comments


Bolding and underlining is the same thing, but with a "b" and "u" respectively.

pjquinones747
October 16th 2011



763 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Oh shit. Great point andcas. Guess I dig it more now than I did then. Changing it now. And you know
what i'll even shit out. Not sure what hate it'll get but it'll make it sure less opposed for critical
equality.

theacademy
October 17th 2011



28252 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

THESE ISSUES

dimsim3478
October 17th 2011



4735 Comments


What's with all the neg's? I'd say that it's slightly misinformed but it's really written fairly well. Pos' for P.J.

Really, P.J., don't you feel obligated to listen to some non-scene post-hardcore bands?

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 17th 2011



49791 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Fugazi foo

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 17th 2011



49791 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

They made Queen's album cover even gayer

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 17th 2011



49791 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

It's at least 1/4 gay



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