Everyone Dies In Utah
Polarities (+//-)


2.5
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Review

by TBliss2 USER (24 Reviews)
August 23rd, 2012 | 12 replies | 4,148 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist


1 of 4 thought this review was well written

As more and more electronic elements slowly seep into more extreme musical territories, it is already flagrantly apparent that the combination has become rather tiresome. Whilst introducing some occasional synth florishes or a dub step drop can be fantastic, what they can't do is bail out an inheritly poor song. Which unfortunatley sees '+//- (Polarties)', the sophomore effort from (surprisingly enough) Utah's Everyone Dies In Utah, unequivocally post-hardcore by numbers.

The issue here is the utterly forgettable nature of the songs. Whilst all the characteristics for success are served up in spades, the djenty pummeling in opener 'Factor X', the shimmering introspectivisms of 'The Glowing Core Through The Glass Door' or 'You Are Now Manually Breathing' and its driving chorus, even after repeated listens nothings sticks.

This may stem from the fact that the tracks are, for the most part, put together with a painful predictability. The breakdown/chorus formula is, amoungst those distracting electronic flutters, adhered to so rigidly that we quickly begin to realize we have heard this all before, and although there is no denying what we are left with is listenable, it is also regretably dull.

If '+//- (Polarties)' was to have one saving grace however, it would be the surprisingly profound ballad 'Simply Me/2' which tugs at the heart strings with some towering melodies and some glistening atmospherics.

Ultimately though, Everyone Dies In Utah have turned in a release which does little to stand out from the deluge of cut and paste post-hardcore masses. With some seldom flashes of promise here, there may be hope for them yet, but on this evidence much work is to be done in order for the band to carve out an individual niche in which for them to thrive.



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East Hastings
August 23rd 2012



4391 Comments


you said absolutely nothing about how they incorporate electronic elements into their music, just the typical "state of affairs" intro paragraph

Calc
August 23rd 2012



12028 Comments


"it is already flagrantly apparent that the combination has become rather tiresome"

if it's so tiresome why do bands still do it? you should word this out as an opinion instead of a fact, I agree with you by the way this sentence is just meh

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RosaParks
August 23rd 2012



14592 Comments


band is just awful

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
August 23rd 2012



30893 Comments


dubstep is one word

Review is pretty bare bones as well, you need to flesh out your ideas more

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SGGreenman
August 23rd 2012



814 Comments


This is probably the stupidest band/artist name I have ever seen.



J0ckstrapsFTW
August 24th 2012



3652 Comments


I don't doubt this sucks

sixdegrees
August 24th 2012



16848 Comments


"You Are Now Manually Breathing"

fak

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ILJ
August 24th 2012



6619 Comments


Band really sucks, but the album name is pretty cool.

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Spec
September 22nd 2012



27062 Comments


Bet this sucks.

Spec
September 22nd 2012



27062 Comments


Linky linky.

BrushedRed
June 4th 2014



913 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Their new cover is actually quite decent. Thought they were dead when I heard Neutral Ground, but they're much improved. New clean vocalist is niiiiiiiice

BrushedRed
June 15th 2014



913 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Closing track is really good



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