Review Summary: .5 of 19 thought this review was well written
I thought that Count Your Blessings was bad. The mixture of toneless screaming that sounded like a demented four year old with schizophrenia throwing a fit because his mommy took away his rattle; with crap drumming that anyone who has been playing for six months could play; *** generic riffs and the most god awful production job ever was more than enough *** for my life time. So what the *** is this ***. Suicide Season... A season that the release of this album may well have inspired, this may well be the worst thing I have ever heard. If you thought Bring Me The Horizon were bad when you had only heard Pray For Plagues and the other *** on their debut then you have not heard anything yet.
The generic nature of their debut has been taken and amplified ten fold. The riffs are literally just a mixture of open string chugging with some god awful production behind it. The band appears to have attempted to add a little punk influence into their style and whilst it should be respected that they realized they needed to change, this is not the change that anyone was looking for. The drumming is even less interesting than the piss poor arrangements I somehow managed to survive on their debut and the bass work is virtually non-existent. Im sure they have a bassist somewhere but I can't hear him, so good job there bass guy, nice one, you've managed to fool people into thinking the band has no bassist. Dumbass.
The songs are a mixture of generic nonsense and a couple of songs that attempt to change the formula a little but end up being about seventy billion times worse than the others. It Was Written In Blood was one of these attempts by adding a few studio effects here and there and even a little electro influence that the band somehow thought would be such a great idea but in reality was about as clever as trying to change the channel on a TV when its off. The vocal performance is by far the worst aspect of Suicide Season and quite how any silly teenage girls with fringes so long they could be considered beards can claim to like this asshole I do not know. Oli Sykes has the worst screams in the world. He sounds like he got mauled in the throat by a wild rhinocerous only to survive and be raped by worms. Grave Worms at that. The screaming is stupid half-shouting that does not work at all, and you can tell that Oli has ruined his throat even more than he already had on their ***ty debut.
The only thing worse than this is the crap remix album that the bands put out because they are nothing more than money obsessed egotistical gloits that require removing from the music industry. Stay away from this.