Woe, Is Me
Genesi[s]


1.5
very poor

Review

by Devon Benn USER (9 Reviews)
November 16th, 2012 | 35 replies | 3,732 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: "It must be hard to talk shit with a dick in your throat. POW POW POW!"

2 of 10 thought this review was well written

Unlike most of the metal community, I was a huge fan of Number[s]. It was what made Woe, Is Me one of my favorite bands. The production didn't sound too bad. The drums sounded more realistic than most of it's counterparts, the guitars were played flawlessly (before you say "it's all breakdowns," listen to the backing guitar), and the vocals were spot on. Michael's screams were a breath of fresh air and Tyler's cleans were some of the most unique in the "core" genres. The synth was amazing in every way possible. So why did I give this album a bad rating? Well, first off, you might notice that every part I praised about Number[s] is no longer there now. Tyler, Michael, Ben, and Cory all left (the first three being cleans, screams, and synth respectively). Tyler was the first to leave and when I heard him, I was impressed. He was no Tyler Carter but Tyler wasn't coming back so I accepted Hance. But then Michael and the Ferris brothers left. They picked up some new members and charged forward with Genesi[s]. An album that was supposed to be a new beginning (hence the title). I was so happy. Woe, Is Me is back. I downloaded the album. I listened to it. And all my hopes were shattered...

First off, the "intro" (titled "D-Day") is awful. It's a clusterf**k of cheesy audio samples with about 2,034,930 effects sprayed over it. There was so many people they could have picked to take the spots open in the band. So why the hell they went with Doriano Magliano (the monotone swagfag from That's Outrageous!) to pick up screams is beyond me. He does nothing special with his screams. He keeps the same tone through the whole entire album. It sickens me. Another thing I noticed is that the synth doesn't play a big of a part as it did in Number[s]. In fact, it barely plays a part at all! Normally, I welcome synth removal, but the synth is what made WIM exciting to listen to. Also, believe it or not, Number[s] was not all chugging like everyone says. Listen closely to the second guitar. There is a LOT of tap playing through the course of Number[s]. But Genesi[s]? Nope. It literally chugged and bended through the album. It's like they tried to go djent but they half-assed it. This is proved in "Call It Like You See It" (amazing title huh?) where the tempo is so slowed down, it's enough to make me go to sleep. Everything in this album is slowed down. It's like they tried to make a chopped and screwed metalcore album. Sounds disgusting doesn't it?

In conclusion, the only decent song on this album is "A Story To Tell." "I've Told You Once" isn't horrible but it gets old quick. "A Story To Tell" is the only song that is even close to the Number[s] sound and it's still far away from it. So after listening to this, I kept asking myself. What is this? What happened to the fast-paced, synth driven sound? What happened to the actually trying? What happened to Woe, Is Me? Let me tell you. They're dead. This is NOT Woe, Is Me. It can't be. Number[s] was just too good for this to sound like this...and if you didn't like Number[s], I can promise you, you will DESPISE this album. I'm pretty sure I almost threw up halfway through it. The drums are so artificial, it's rediculous, the guitars don't even try and sound synthesized. Bass is non-existent. And the screams...f**k off Doriano. Just die. Please. If any of you guys need me, I'll be listening to Issues.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
IfYouRun
November 16th 2012



290 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

One or two points. For a start, the "just die" part is VERY un-needed. Also, the part where you talk about Hance, and Tyler leaving, needs rephrasing, it was rather confusing.

Otherwise, agree with the rating, this is abysmal.

numetalruleshard
November 16th 2012



7 Comments


i like dick in my throat hmu

henryChinaski
November 16th 2012



2456 Comments


There's a difference between Issues and Woe, Is Me?

Digging: The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream

HighandDriving
November 16th 2012



3232 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

It's probably the best chug fest eva.

HighandDriving
November 16th 2012



3232 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Doriano is goes ham on this.

Crymsonblaze
November 16th 2012



7310 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Shit, Is Band

J0ckstrapsFTW
November 16th 2012



3582 Comments


Fucking typical I expected nothing but straight up shit and I got it lol

bloc
November 16th 2012



34489 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I knew this would be bad, but I felt compelled to listen to it still since Numbers was actually enjoyable.

Digging: Gamma Ray - Empire of the Undead

DropdeadWHA
November 16th 2012



545 Comments


Not gonna check this out, the two singles they released were horrible.

henryChinaski
November 16th 2012



2456 Comments


"Shit, Is Band"

Lovely!

HighandDriving
November 16th 2012



3232 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is betta than Numbas. Way Heavya.

Crymsonblaze
November 16th 2012



7310 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

"Lovely!"

thanks chiny!

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
November 16th 2012



48524 Comments


Band Suck[s]

Digging: More Than Life - What's Left Of Me

Tesla
November 16th 2012



229 Comments


This is such an awful band, although Doriano's probably their best member if I had to choose, he does actually have some range with his screams. Nonetheless, this is an even worse release than Black Diamonds, and that's saying something.

auberginedreams
November 16th 2012



5981 Comments


"If any of you guys need me, I'll be listening to Issues."

lol like they're any better.

HighandDriving
November 17th 2012



3232 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Issues is amazing.

merpmerp
November 18th 2012



789 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

I listened to it, thinking it couldn't be as bad as you all say it is. I was wrong. I was very wrong.

henryChinaski
November 18th 2012



2456 Comments


Exactly!

Evreaia
November 18th 2012



3739 Comments


lets nuke rise records and the houses of all their bands and call it a day

Digging: An Autumn For Crippled Children - Try Not To Destroy Everything You Love

henryChinaski
November 18th 2012



2456 Comments


^ this



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