Skrillex
Bangarang


1.0
awful

Review

by housegeek23 USER (7 Reviews)
June 24th, 2012 | 23 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: I think you would have more fun in jail, then listen to this EP.

One could say that Skrillex goes from Dubstep to Progressive House in his variety of musical sounds. One could say that leaving FFTL was a poor decision for Soony Moore and one could say it was a good one. But one is what I give this EP for it's over all failure to impress even a casual listener like me. Since 2010, Skrillex has released four EPs counting this one, touring around the world and working with some of the best DJs and electronic music producers out there. Once Skrillex had finally launched his record label OWSLA, he was almost impossible and far from bland, but sadly, this is what Skrillex seems to show in his new EP.


The first song on the track, "Right In"(which contains samples of his remix to Incontext's, "Just believe") has some character to it, has a hard bass which you would probably expect from almost any Skrillex song and can easily be compared to his "First of The Year(Equinox)". The song is quite short, but is an over all decent opener and can also be compared to "Rock 'N Roll". This track wasn't great, but had me expecting some better stuff along the way with the heavy metal bass drops. The next song, "Bangarang(feat. Sirah)", is in my opinion, a bloated song that contains pointless high pitch voices, little, unwanted chopped up vocals by Sirah(and stupid not to mention) and an annoying, wanna be-kiddy like bass drop and not to mention this song and the name of the EP are just absolutely stupid titles and makes Skrill look like an unprofessional kid idol. Although you may think I'm over-exaggerating, you gotta be honest, every song on this EP just contains the same, repeated wanna-be, unappealing bass drops, where as the songs in Scary Monsters had meaning, not just a pop-up, random bass drop, while some people may find this..."WACK". Hearing the same thing over and over again gets BORING. The song, "Breakn' A Sweat(feat. The Doors) is OK and can be tolerated at first, but is way too long for what it only is(being kind of the same thing). Doors vocals are good but could have used more. What really concerns me(kind of) is that every song on this EP except from the short as heck, sample used opener, Right In, is featured with another performer, which could mean that he is using less of his own actual ideas and relying on other people to back up his beats FOR him. The song Devils' Den(feat. Wolfgang Gartner) once again lags in terms of a kiddy, down right foolish and annoying song, with stupid high pitched vocals. This song can be also be compared to, "Ruffneck(Full Flex), due to it's sound-alike second drop in the song. The song "Right On Time(feat. 12th Planet and Kill The Noise), gets you so excited at first, which the expectation that something good is coming, with that fully high energy build up! But all you really get is a lousy, chopped up, bland piece of garbage drop that cannot even be backed up by THREE artists! The song Kyoto(feat. Sirah) which contains a sample of Skrillex's older, unreleased song, "Ruffneck Bass", is the same thing, just with Sirah's(again) pointless vocals, in this case, her rap and the dumb line, "YO SKRILL DROP IT HARD!" The song, "Summit(feat. Ellie Goulding)"(previously "Breathe" with Krewella) is pretty sweet, with Ellie's and Soony's vocals(which get DANG repetitive after a while) that have SOME meaning. I pretty much like Breathe better though.



Really dissapointing EP over all, but there is no remixes thank god and if you are wondering whether you should get this EP or Scary Monsters and are new to dubstep, skrillex or electronica, get Scary Monsters, much more worth your money.


Tunks for reading, plz drop a comment below, plus this is my 2nd review. YOLO!



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Comments:Add a Comment 
TooLateToGoBack
June 24th 2012


1768 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

You really need to read the review again, and correct the various mistakes you made.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
June 24th 2012


50458 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I think you would have more fun in jail, then listen to this EP

than listening

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Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
June 24th 2012


8007 Comments


This whole review is an uncomfortable read

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crazyaga
June 24th 2012


52 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

i dislike this album alot

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
June 24th 2012


9034 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

One could say that this review is a well-written one, but one would be more inclined to tell you this review sucks major dick

Sirob
June 24th 2012


2653 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

please stop making sputnik look bad

sixdegrees
June 24th 2012


17154 Comments


cut up that block of text, dude. It would make the review a lot easier to read.

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Acanthus
June 24th 2012


9543 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Troll account.

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FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
June 24th 2012


9034 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Obviously

Winrar
June 24th 2012


1722 Comments


hahahahahahahahaha

North0House2
June 24th 2012


5858 Comments


Perfect review pos 10/10

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housegeek23
June 24th 2012


115 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

"Troll Account"


Album Rating:2

Acanthus
June 24th 2012


9543 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

What of it?

housegeek23
June 24th 2012


115 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Just DONT get it, everybody liked my 1st review.

zaruyache
June 24th 2012


6605 Comments


Your first review wasn't just a wall of text, and used correct grammar, for the most part. This is not, and does not.

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 24th 2012


31218 Comments


Yeah, this is a pretty bad review

But then again, your username is housegeek

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camaraderie
June 24th 2012


988 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

It's a shame I can't 1 this review.

housegeek23
June 25th 2012


115 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Does anyone know how to delete a review and can i even DELETE a review?

Acanthus
June 25th 2012


9543 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Mods have to delete it if I recall correctly.

TheFonz123
June 26th 2012


2795 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

shit album



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