Attack Attack! (US)
Someday Came Suddenly


2.5
average

Review

by Funeral USER (35 Reviews)
February 8th, 2012 | 124 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A romp in the church hall

This band gets an awful lot of hate because back when they were starting out they made a music video featuring them squatting in this odd position while playing and they tried to call their genre crabcore. Coming out of the gates a facetious mess Attack Attack! Had their work frowned down on from nearly all corners. If they didn’t have such a sloppy start who knows where this quirky band could have went.

Austin is a really good screamer he shrieks in a really high pitch fry screams that blend greatly with the music and have a lot of energy. He may get the most attention from the scene kids but he is most certainly not the only highlight of the show. At the time this review is being written in 2012 there exists hundreds of copycats and bands under this style thanks to the sellout ethic of labels such as Rise Records. That being said though they all were influenced by Attack Attack! A band many met with disgust. Some however were able to look past the image and see there were some interesting ideas going on here.

Their music is fun and not to be taken seriously and that is exactly what the band shows in their music video. Their lyrics generally involve preachy Christian nonsense which is really ridiculous because it doesn’t suit the album at all! They would have been much better off to make a full blown party soundtrack then maybe people could take them for what they were.

The guitars etc. are pretty generic albeit rather upbeat. This album isn’t depressing, it isn’t deep but boy oh boy is it a real hoot! Even the interlude dance track is a lot of fun showing that even an interlude with this band can be barrels of monkey fun. This album never grows boring it stays consistently upbeat throughout without even needing to experiment due to the winning formula. This album does stand out though because of their blend between synth and metalcore. Instead of resorting to generic jugging they stray away from that but fall flat by playing it safe with simple harmonized riffs. The beauty though is that these riffs blend fantastically with the techno beats and the superb vocals delivered by Austin to conclude an upbeat album lacking in surprise but offer chaotic grin inducing moments.

Pros:
+ lots of fun
+ cool dance section parts
+Amazing vocals
+Doesn’t resort to chugging as most band
+ Influential

Cons:
-Generic instrumentation
-Poor lyrics
-Lack of variety
-Bad Image for band



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Funeralopolis
February 8th 2012


11365 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

yepperoni cheese pizza

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NeutralThunder12
February 8th 2012


8742 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

what is with all these troll reviews

worst album ive ever heard from a metal band

Funeralopolis
February 8th 2012


11365 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I gave a 2.5 not a nobel prize

Funeralopolis
February 8th 2012


11365 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

This album is so catchy like omg it is hard not to like albeit poor technical skill to a degree.

Nikkolae
February 8th 2012


4848 Comments


austin carlile sucks cock, both here and on Of Mice & Men, but specially here

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Funeralopolis
February 8th 2012


11365 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Ed Harrison rules

NeutralThunder12
February 8th 2012


8742 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

its only catchy if you wear black and tight jeans and are gay

Funeralopolis
February 8th 2012


11365 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I believe that is untrue but you are entitled to your opinion!

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
February 8th 2012


18483 Comments


GUYS IS THIS ALBUM BAD?!?!?!?

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EyeForAnEye
February 8th 2012


1692 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

One review a day...

Funeralopolis
February 8th 2012


11365 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

This is my first review today

bloc
February 8th 2012


34854 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

The funniest thing is that I, along with many other people, probably consider this gold compared to the band's other two albums.

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Funeralopolis
February 8th 2012


11365 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Ya this really this much better than their other stuff

Funeralopolis
February 8th 2012


11365 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

The negs are bullshit brand new fans taking their subjective rage out at my objective review.

Titan50
February 8th 2012


4588 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Can people please learn to fucking speak properly before reviewing?

AbyssalCreation
February 8th 2012


2041 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

This is one album that I agree with you on, it's a fun time.

Funeralopolis
February 8th 2012


11365 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Fun but nothing special excluding a few ideas here and there is what I am trying to say

Funeralopolis
February 8th 2012


11365 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

YoW dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun

ADemonicSloth
February 8th 2012


43 Comments


The negs are bullshit brand new fans taking their subjective rage out at my objective review.


Nah, your Beatles review was much worse.


EyeForAnEye
February 8th 2012


1692 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Austin Carlisle has always been a cocksucker. He also looks like a Sloth. I hate sloths, man.



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