Woe, Is Me
Genesi[s]


3.5
great

Review

by musicMax90 USER (2 Reviews)
November 20th, 2012 | 120 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Won't change the post-hardcore world or anything, but this album can be catchy and fun to listen if you don't expect too much

Well first my first review I choose Genesi(S) by Woe, is me.
I got introduce to this album by Alternative Press and after hearing the first single Iwas curious to hear more.
Le`t see what I thought of it after a couple of good listen.


The album start like manypost-harcore album ( if not all album if this style ) with a short introduction who add nothing to the record. It's under 40 seconds, but at least there's lyrics into. Following this song the album really start F.Y.I., the rift are very reminiscent of Periphery, but without all their technical aspect here we're talking about very simplistic guitar rifts that will remains similiar throughout the entire album. We need ot wait until A Story To Tell before really hearing the clean vocalist Hance Alligood. His vocals are kind of similiar to Jeremy Mckinnon of A Day To Remember withtout being copied. Personnally I think his voice fidts very the new direction the band. The rest of the song follow the same pattern of screaming verse with some singing choruses with a tad more focus on screams vocals that are delivered by ex- That's Outrageous vocalist Doriano Magliano. His screams are very reminiscent of Attack Attack ! frontman, but a little more powerful and varied. Those king of throat-yelled screams are an acquired taste, at first they could sound not very interesting and monotone, but the more you will listen to the more they will grow on you or you will hate them more, it really depends of your taste. I won`t talk a lot about the instrumentation, I already spoke a little bit about the guitars, the bass and the drums follow the Post-hardcore book and never really get out of this circle.
Instead of electro or techno the band choose to go for a kind of orchestral keys and keyboard like Attack Attack ! last album. The lyrics are the downfall of this album they are very very bad and uninspired to be polite. I think the band should have focus a little bit nore on writting something potable, maybe singing about love and heartbreak would have be better then those angry kids lyrics, in fact they should have start a Facebook hate Issue page instead of including those terrible lyrics on their album.

Another thing that bother me is the album lenght, it's very short ( approx. 30 min ). I think they should not have included an acoustic version of Nothing to Lose because this song is already at number 5 on the record so i`t's kind of too close to each other, they really should have wrote at least another song or maybe a cover it will have given the recrod a better runtime.

To conclude, I know a lot of people won`'t agree with me and say that this album is garbage, but take the time to really listen to it, there's no bad song on it, but none of the song standout from the pack. If you can get over those poor lyrics this album can be fun to listen. Don't go into this album with too much expectations as it follow the Post-Hardcore recipe, nothing more, nothing less.

I'll compare their style to a cross between Attact Attack! screaming , A Day to Remember chorus and the base of Periphery rifts ( I mean really the base of it ).


user ratings (286)
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1.7
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other reviews of this album
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  • GearsofWhore3 (3)
    A bland album that got more hate then it should...

    LOOKALIVE49 (2)
    After losing 5 band members, picking up where you left off isn't easy....

    NothingForSomething (1)
    The Genesi[s] era Woe, Is Me is a fall from grace in the most humiliating, juvenile and do...

    Mistermetee (2)
    Woe, Is Me basically did everything wrong on "Genesi[s]". It's a huge step backwards from ...

  • P.J. Quinones (1.5)
    Gods of music, take Woe, Is Me. Please give us back Underoath....

    whatshisname (1)
    Contender for worst album of the year, and probably one of the absolute worst I've ever he...

    Devon Benn (1.5)
    "It must be hard to talk shit with a dick in your throat. POW POW POW!"...


Comments:Add a Comment 
merpmerp
November 19th 2012


803 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

I don't even know where to start with this... Did you even read it?

ILJ
November 19th 2012


6712 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

your avatar is a perfect reaction to this review

merpmerp
November 19th 2012


803 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

lol^

but seriously, I can't tell if this a troll review or if this kid is in the 4th grade.

ILJ
November 20th 2012


6712 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

this got approved, seriously? ugh.

4N4LB34D5
November 20th 2012


306 Comments


A combination of Attack Attack, A Day to Remember, and Periphery?
DO.
NOT.
WANT.

Digging: Audio Karate - Lady Melody

iChuckles
November 20th 2012


129 Comments


Come on, at least try.

ConcubinaryCode
November 20th 2012


2141 Comments


On the bright side, I feel inspired to write a review knowing I can do better than this.

SlMBOLlC
November 20th 2012


5232 Comments


ADTR's "For those who have heart" was quite good for pop punk core (?)

but yeh nah woeful is the music more like
amirite

ILJ
November 20th 2012


6712 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

seriously, i don't understand how a review like this even gets approved. my first attempt at a review wasn't approved and compared to this it was the fucking scarlet letter.

sixdegrees
November 20th 2012


17205 Comments


I don't even

Digging: Ted Nugent - Shutup&jam!

ILJ
November 20th 2012


6712 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

this is just such a horrible review.

RosaParks
November 20th 2012


14927 Comments


here we go

ILJ
November 20th 2012


6712 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

can someone explain to me the [s] shit. what does it mean.

ILJ
November 20th 2012


6712 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

album should be called gene[s]hit amirite?

sspedding
November 20th 2012


4773 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

this review reflects the ability of the sort of fan I would expect to like this.

Calc
November 20th 2012


12252 Comments


one sentence in and im laughing how bad this is lol. No one spells "Let" as "Le't" so im pretty sure this is trolling

EvoHavok
November 20th 2012


1447 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

"base of Periphery rifts"
Them rifts! m/

Digging: At the Gates - At War with Reality

4N4LB34D5
November 20th 2012


306 Comments


I got introduce to this album by ALTERNATIVE PRESS

The very same publication that just named Ronnie fucking Radke and Falling In Reverse as their ARTIST OF THE YEAR?

Even more reason to do not want!!!!



FrozenVain
November 20th 2012


2446 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

At least the album cover is cool.

FrozenVain
November 20th 2012


2446 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Why are you talking about rifts so much? Rifts have nothing to do with music. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)



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