Trophy Scars
Darkness, Oh Hell


2.0
poor

Review

by feelthemetallica USER (6 Reviews)
February 12th, 2012 | 98 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Can you imagine being in bed with Satan? Well Trophy Scars can!


While I'm on a little high from drinking Red Bull it would make sense to have a shot at reviewing a band that is incredibly popular in an exhilarating genre – screamo and post-hardcore. Trophy Scars have a whole bunch of EPs that play around with the sound they attempt to achieve, and at some stages hitting the target right in the middle point, this is their EP that just didn’t work out well for them. That's not to say its bad though, the music is fairly well written, and the guitars do some pretty cool stuff, especially on the later tracks. The drums are quite interesting and for the most part, successful, and the vocals are pretty cool to. Well...mostly. There are multiple stages in this album where the lead singer reminds me of a bull elephant trumpeting. Apart from when he does that really weird distorted tone with his voice, the vocals are listenable and quite interesting, as a matter of fact.

The length of many of the songs are a big, bad issue. For example, the track ‘Sad Stanley,’ goes for nearly 7 minutes! Imagine that! 7 minutes of Trophy Scars! They seem more interested in wandering nowhere musically and not captivating the attention of the listeners, than they are to not caring about their story-telling and lyrics! This issue is present far too frequently without this record to make it a good one. Unfortunately there’s one very big stuff up by Trophy Scars. That is of course, the lyrics, and the melodromaticness that they yews. I mean some of the things they say are really quite embarrassing to listen to. ”He saw the devil in his bed with his mother!” What kind of sicko would cook up something like that!

Admittedly they have some good lyrics, like the ending of the track ‘Darkness,’ where we find out about people called Mike and Bob. They’re cool names and the lyrics are interesting, but sometimes it just doesn't work. You can only sing your heart out about satan, hell and the devil in this genre so much before you start to realise that it just isn’t working. The melodramatic moments are just way too much for the most people to grasp, and in all honesty, the lyrics are quite unbearable too. There are many problems with this album, and if they were fixed, it could very easily rest at about a 3 to even a 4! Unfortunately it does not realise the potential it has, and therefore must lay down at a 2. Hopefully Trophy Scars can impress us better next time!



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feelthemetallica
February 12th 2012


48 Comments


this is a poor album!

DarthMann
February 12th 2012


14239 Comments


best album ever

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jdennis31
February 12th 2012


6511 Comments


this is a poor review. i don't think you listened to the lyrics very well if you thought "they are to not caring about their story-telling and lyrics!" this is an incredibly well flowing album, and the lyrics definitely do tell a story. both this and the next ep

DarthMann
February 12th 2012


14239 Comments


yes 5

jdennis31
February 12th 2012


6511 Comments


from the way you just kind of threw your review out there, and the fact that a 7 minute song is unbearable for you, you might want to work on increasing that attention span

jdennis31
February 12th 2012


6511 Comments


"Admittedly they have some good lyrics, like the ending of the track ‘Darkness,’ where we find out about people called Mike and Bob. They’re cool names and the lyrics are interesting, but sometimes it just doesn't work. You can only sing your heart out about satan, hell and the devil in this genre so much before you start to realise that it just isn’t working. " whole section is really really retarded.

jefflebowski
February 12th 2012


8257 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

screamo?

ILJ
February 12th 2012


6728 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"and the melodromaticness that they yews"
that they yews
they yews

yews


I fucking lost it.

There are so many things wrong with this review. Album is ridiculously good.

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 12th 2012


50850 Comments


gay band

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Island
February 12th 2012


577 Comments


smells crandyish

Hep Kat
February 12th 2012


15356 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

everyone who posted before this post is an idiot except trebor and maybe darthmann

balcaen
February 12th 2012


3183 Comments


lol what kind of purpose does this alt account have?

DarthMann
February 12th 2012


14239 Comments


lol

crandynewman
February 12th 2012


799 Comments


"smells crandyish"

thats offensive

Funeralopolis
February 12th 2012


11750 Comments


that isnt nice be nice

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feanaro
February 12th 2012


862 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

very nice review man, negged

Veldin
February 12th 2012


1491 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

tofu scabs, dad.

Aphrodisiac
February 12th 2012


1739 Comments


what the fuck you fucking fuck

TooLateToGoBack
February 12th 2012


1779 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

sup crandy v2.

what the fuck is it with these alts lately?

DarthMann
February 12th 2012


14239 Comments


good to see so many 5s



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