Every Time I Die
Ex Lives


2.5
average

Review

by shapeofpunk USER (1 Reviews)
March 1st, 2012 | 152 replies | 8,068 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Thank you for bearing witness while Every Time I Die throw their lives away.

9 of 39 thought this review was well written

Metalcore legends spit out another record of the same material that's expected from them. Their sound self-realization in 'Hot Damn!' became something to continue spewing for records to come. Harsh riffs, loud vocals and glorious one liners. That's all that's asked of Every Time I Die, and that's exactly what they deliver. Without missing a beat, nerds everywhere drop their vinyls and fall to their knees to praise the Buckley Brothers & co. The question is: is this instant critical acclaim really needed?

It's without a question that Every Time I Die is a very solid band. There's never been an album that I could get bored listening to in their discography, but with this new attempt the delivery is the same but lacking. And perhaps it is just because it's the same Every Time I Die that's been spinning for years that leaves the feeling of incompleteness. Even with a beer slurping, burping Keith Buckley wrapping up this redundancy, the ending just doesn't close itself for me.

There's a severe lacking long after the final seconds are over.

What truly didn't impress me with Ex-Lives really was the lack of some real interesting changes. Keith Buckley's clean vocals were pleasantly welcomed, but severely underplayed, only being featured on songs such as 'Business Casualty', 'Revival Mode', 'Drag King', and 'Indian Giver'. If there were any other features of his cleans. The taste of banjo Every Time I Die offers in 'Partying Is Such Sweet Sorrow' also leaves a craving pang in the listeners stomach. Why would they tease with such a fantastic change of pace only to rip it away seconds later?

Another factor of the album that truly disturbs is Keith Buckley's blatant crudity in 'Indian Giver'. With lyrics like, "I like cum, I like cum, I like cum!" in 'Indian Giver', it really makes you question his writing judgement as he ages. Is it time for these metalcore Gods to settle down, have a family, and become couch ridden alcoholics? Not to say that Every Time I Die hasn't always had unpopular views on the world, but these opinions have always been voiced in ways with pure taste. To degrade the music down to Nicki Minaj-esque lines like that is truly sad.

Maybe there's a certain charm I missed, and if I did miss it, please enlighten me.


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jigsawman (5)
Some of the best riffage,drumming and poetic lyrics.Its metal from the party philosophers...

David James Young (4)
Still crazy after all these years....


Comments:Add a Comment 
shapeofpunk
February 29th 2012



43 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

first review!

Apollo
February 29th 2012



10083 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

agreed with the ranking because the band is painfully average

not gonna bother reading because posting a review after 4 comments is meh

deathofasalesman
February 29th 2012



5743 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Edit: nevermind.

Apollo
February 29th 2012



10083 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

there was a stream....wtf a 5??

Aphrodisiac
February 29th 2012



1739 Comments


5s everywhere

deathofasalesman
February 29th 2012



5743 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

wtf a 2.5??

taxidermist
February 29th 2012



7175 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Every Time I Five.

Aphrodisiac
February 29th 2012



1739 Comments


bad rev negd

deathofasalesman
February 29th 2012



5743 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This isn't a good review. Needs to back up the rating more. It seems like he listened to it like twice
and wrote a rant. Then decided to end on the note that he might've missed something as if the whole
review is meaningless.

I didn't neg though.

TomArnoldsArmpit
February 29th 2012



2966 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I like cum! I like cum!

Kris.
February 29th 2012



11374 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Another factor of the album that truly disturbs is Keith Buckley's blatant crudity in 'Indian Giver'. With lyrics like, "I like cum, I like cum, I like cum!" in 'Indian Giver', it really makes you question his writing judgement as he ages.



can't tell if youre kidding or mentally challenged...

deathofasalesman
February 29th 2012



5743 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Nah he just thinks Keith likes cum.

taxidermist
February 29th 2012



7175 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

It's either a troll review, or just some guy (prob one of the newer, shittier users) who thought this would be funny...too bad it's not :'(

shapeofpunk
February 29th 2012



43 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

:'(

pornogratherapy
February 29th 2012



100 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

i got five on it :D

taxidermist
February 29th 2012



7175 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

My balls, shape, you're breaking them :'(

Nero87
February 29th 2012



62 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Will buy this when I get a chance

NeutralThunder12
February 29th 2012



8742 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

the review sucked

dcha
February 29th 2012



989 Comments


WHat is this?

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/image.php?u=431708&dateline=1330561059

shapeofpunk
February 29th 2012



43 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

please provide some constructive criticism instead of just saying "the review sucks". fucking chodes.



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