Woe, Is Me
Number[s]


3.5
great

Review

by Commodities USER (1 Reviews)
February 12th, 2012 | 31 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist


"Number[s]" is Woe, Is Me's debut album release, under the wings of Rise Records. The album was released when Tyler Carter, their clean vocals, was around before his departure to pursuit other interest(s). The ten-track album also guest features Johnny Craig, who makes an appeance on two tracks of the album: "Our Number[s]" & "Desolate [The Conductor]." But will the album actually sway listeners to enjoy the whole album, or disregard it and consider it "Risecore" material?

The first song on the track, "On Veiled Men," the shortest song on the album, shows off a heavy side that the band is capable of playing and occurs throughout the rest of the album, and play it off well.
The song gives into a techno-sound build-up for fifteen seconds into the song before the drums come in, followed by the guitarists and the bassist, and another fifteen comes both Ben Ferret & Michael Bohn into the song, ripping shit up: Ben Ferret's growls over Michael Bohn's screaming, which happens in quite a few songs of the album, like the beginning of "Mannequin Religion," and at the end of "Keep Your Enemies Close" & "Our Number[s]."

The album goes through a pattern of either Tyler Carter singing, with Bohn being heard in the midst of Carter for a brief, few seconds, and then Bohn screaming, and, as I previously said, Ferret coming in over Bohn's screams, growling.
Every song also offers up a different sound than their previous, layed-before-them song. Tyler Carter offers up relatively catchy parts on the album, like "Hell or High Water," "[&] Delinquents," & "Our Number[s]," and the occasional, superb heavy parts that are offered in the album, mainly at the end of tracks, are something that everyone can enjoy.
Two tracks on the album that offer new air to breathe are "I" & "Desolate [The Conductor]."

"I" breaks down with Carter singing with a slow-paced rhythm in the background, followed by Bohn & Ferret doing the usual, with the heaviness that the band can pull off breaking in. Carter then proceeds to singing again, shortly after a techno-like pausem then the song breaks into a long bridge; slow paced & instrumental-lacked, kicking it up a knock. Then, after Carter's part, the song ends with Bohn & Ferret laying it down once again, ripping up shit.

"Desolate [The Conductor]" gives off a big difference than the rest of the album. This is also one of two songs that features Johnny Craig singing on the album.
The song goes into a techno-utilized sound that's used for the majority of the song, with Carter singing, like usual, and Johnny Craig being heard. Johnny Craig chants the lines, "Unanswered prayers, sleeping under streetlights!" & "[Salvage] every skyline!" Then, after about a minute & twenty seconds into the song, the band "close the show" with Bohn & Ferret and a heavy pace like "On Veiled Men."

While the tracks offer a grand joyous to listeners, the lyrics are also a good thing on the album.
While straying off a path of straightforward writing, the lyrics of every song are hidden behind a mist of lyrical-metaphors, offering a great ponder, to deciphering the meaning behind every track. Hell, even "On Veiled Men," being the shortest song, has a relatively heavy-metaphored write-up that's really interesting:
"Murder the man who devoured your God, for these hands, like houses, will protect you from the storm!"

However, one thing that I'm picky about for Number[s] is the fact two songs on the album, "On Veiled Men" & "Desolate [The Conductor]", are relatively short songs compared to the rest of the album, that range usually around three minutes, cutting down the amount of songs by, to be heard for a long length of time, by two, to eight.


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Aphrodisiac
February 12th 2012


1739 Comments


one of the worst bands ever

Funeralopolis
February 12th 2012


11364 Comments


one of the worst gifs ever. Neg btw.

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Funeralopolis
February 12th 2012


11364 Comments


Commodities you spend too much time focusing on each song when you should focus on the album as a whole. Also your explanations don't say why the songs are good or bad just that they exist in general.

TheSpirit
February 12th 2012


17837 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Finally gave this album a listen the other day - some parts are catchy but overall this is way to samey and they are really bad when it comes to transitioning from heavier parts to parts with singing

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TheSpirit
February 12th 2012


17837 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

You may want to look this over, there are a lot of grammar errors

SCREAMorphine
February 12th 2012


1752 Comments


'Risecore' lol

SatelliteYears
February 12th 2012


190 Comments


Not that bad of a review, but fix the grammar errors.

Commodities
February 12th 2012


1 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

EDITING.MYIGNORANCE

AtomicShane
February 12th 2012


1794 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Best review ive ever read

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Funeralopolis
February 12th 2012


11364 Comments


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February 12th 2012


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eternium
February 12th 2012


16338 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Rating this to celebrate. Extra hate because they're from my area.

Aphrodisiac
February 12th 2012


1739 Comments


wtf lol

East Hastings
February 12th 2012


4391 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

change ur fucking avatar

Aphrodisiac
February 12th 2012


1739 Comments


why

IfYouRun
February 15th 2012


293 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

This fucking band. This. Fucking. Band.

tresm87
February 7th 2014


841 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

god this was better than issues

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VermTheImpaler
February 7th 2014


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Album Rating: 1.5

Lol

Trebor.
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February 15th 2014


50380 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Issues is so bad; this is almost good in comparison

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SnakeDelilah
February 15th 2014


7197 Comments


I doubt that this is band is good at all.

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