The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza
Danza IIII: The Alpha - The Omega


3.0
good

Review

by controlled USER (10 Reviews)
November 8th, 2012 | 67 replies | 6,587 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: a well executed metalcore album that blends fun with technicality and ultimately ends up being the bands most focused and enjoyable

7 of 7 thought this review was well written

Danza IIII: The Alpha - The Omega, the fifth installment in an almost exhausted library of party-core ideas, is a well executed metalcore album that blends fun with technicality and ultimately ends up being the bands most focused and enjoyable record to date. Now, it’s excusable to disregard Danza IIII on pretense alone, because, Jesus, they’re called The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, and this album title is certainly superfluous, but surely your mother told you to never judge a book by its cover -- Even if that cover depicts an angel blowing bubbles beneath a skeleton smoke demon. Yes, Danza IIII is an arduous listen plagued by bouts of monotony, sloppy instrumentation and grade school level subject matter, the opening to “Rudy X3” comes to mind (“You ever had a person in your life, like a so-called friend?, that every chance they had to do something malicious behind your back they did?, well this goes out to them”); however weaved between these frustrating moments/delays/complete detours, flutters a loose cannon primed with ideas bringing a schizophrenic bands’ imagination to the forefront of this often devastating attack.

Danza IIII unloads with a dizzying start with “Behind Those Eyes” pummeling its intro under layers of distortion and unstable bass fills. The track impressively circumvents pitfalls later found on the disc by letting it’s gorgeous ending supersede the majority of its running time. This is by far the greatest asset Tony Danza’s Tapdancing has. By latching onto its catchier, and ultimately, more digestible moments the band bring a welcomed rest to the almost intolerable segments of (seemingly) endless hammer downs. This is most obvious when “Disconnecting Pt. 1” dares shake its sexy groove and (gasp!) surreal ambiance into the mix before becoming ultimately LOUD NOISES as “This Cut Was the Deepest” enters. But these indecisive mixtures employed by the band only aid in their musical vocabulary as they show a concrete understanding of each techniques necessity, frontman Jessie Freeland, especially does an exceptional job of contrasting the effervescent synths placed within the title track and even more so on heavy hitters “Canadian Bacon” and “You Won’t”.

But all good things must come to an end. And then, maybe, start again. But they’ll end. Start again. Ultimately, end though. Maybe sta-. Imagine such a frustration. In fact, Danza IIII might revel in such a quality, with its ungodly determination by insisting that new strings must be placed after each song is completed. And it’s such a shame because Tony Danza can groove with the best of them at times - “You Won’t” - and complex enough that eliminating almost half the albums length would have resulted in The Dillinger Escape Plan counting their blessings, just to make sure all things were in order. For every “The Crossfire” there’s, what feels like, eleventeen hundred minutes of the same palm mute or distorted lead. All things considered, technicality will only take you so far, it’s what you do with that ability that makes the idea remarkable. Danza IIII is laced with ideas that spark a want for more, but without a fire there’s no reason to make any noise just yet.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
controlled
November 7th 2012



436 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

not terrible. i don't see why this is getting shitted on like it's emmure's ninth album this decade

Ethics
November 7th 2012



4112 Comments


great review, props for writing it

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
November 7th 2012



48540 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

Way better than that other shit review

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ILJ
November 7th 2012



6542 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

hey a review that doesn't shit all over this.

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Atari
Contributing Reviewer
November 7th 2012



18612 Comments


lol your summary is implying anybody who doesn't like this album is wrong.

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
November 7th 2012



48540 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

implying shitting on this album is invalid


controlled
November 7th 2012



436 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

hardly my implication.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
November 7th 2012



18612 Comments


my bad guess i misunderstood. it was well written though i'll pos

Ecnalzen
November 7th 2012



5856 Comments


We've got two '1' reviews and a '3' review now. If only one of those 93 classic votes would like to share why they find the album so great with us.

I'm sure that will go over well.

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
November 7th 2012



19512 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

the number of 5s for this is hilarious

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Youtellme
November 7th 2012



1351 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

"We've got two '1' reviews and a '3' review now. If only one of those 93 classic votes would like to share why they find the album so great with us.

I'm sure that will go over well.
"
80 or so 5s come from some retard who made a hundred accounts to five this(and the previous album from them too)

Ecnalzen
November 7th 2012



5856 Comments


Sounds like a sad person with way too much time on their hands.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
November 7th 2012



18612 Comments


yeah i learned to stop taking an album's overall rating seriously for reasons like this lol

Ecnalzen
November 7th 2012



5856 Comments


Man... If that really was one person 5ing this over and over again, that would be a metric ass ton of email addresses to use every time they signed up under a new account.

FearThyEvil9
November 7th 2012



11342 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Main reason why it's so pathetic.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
November 7th 2012



48540 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

I applaud him for being committed in a world full of completely apathetic people

Youtellme
November 8th 2012



1351 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Could've been more dudes, but I KNOW it was someone or some people 5ing this repeatedly because more than half of the accounts that gave it a 5 have not rated anything other than this and the Danza III, their previous album.

RagingNoob
November 8th 2012



134 Comments


Brilliant review.

Aspenshadow
November 8th 2012



301 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

fucking finally

Aspenshadow
November 8th 2012



301 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Don't see how the summary implies anything other than what it says outright.



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