Letlive.
Fake History


1.5
very poor

Review

by yidnarc USER (18 Reviews)
May 12th, 2013 | 61 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This is overrated post hardcore at its worst. Are you sure there good??

Letlive has always sort of confused me. Their writing has always been pretty mediocre and they never really cross over into that point of being catchy like some post-hardcore bands such as Thrice (early) and Senses Fail. They always sit right in the middle, never being completely offensive to the ears but also never really doing anything to stand apart from the pack, themselves. And from the first song on this album, its painfully clear that this is just another post hardcore album in a sea of others. Although it does come out and hit very hard with the first song, its a hookless song that lacks any memorable parts whatsoever. And are there really millions pining for this band? If so, they're silly and every song sound exactly the same. There is a middle of the road scream and a really high pitched scream, so maybe that's where their differences come in.

The biggest problem is that this album all sounds rather similar, it all kind of has that rise and fall casually strolling from song section to song section. Sometimes some songs start out softer than others like Muther, which adds a bit of variety but for the most part it all has the same scream clean scream clean scream clean formula. And did I mention that the songs all sound the same, are they brothers or something? They have the exact same tone, it's not like Paul and George where they may sound a little similar but are altogether distinguishable, its literally impossible to tell. It really GRATES on my nerves.

To be fair this album isn't all bad. It does have the occasional pretty guitar line or bass line but it all really sounds so manufactured by an assembly line, processing the same posthardcore riffs and fake emotional vocals and then tweaking them very very slightly for each song. This album has too uniform of a sound and after several listens I still can't even pick the songs out from each other for the most part, other than maybe the Day 54 closer and that's mostly because they're the finale and therefore slightly more memorable. It's generic music exectued as generically as possible, nothing more, maybe less.



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yidnarc
May 12th 2013


147 Comments


new review

c and c is welcomed

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
May 12th 2013


10196 Comments


You give it a 1.5, but it isn't consistently a bad album? People aren't going to take you seriously with such
inconsistent claims. You claim it's in the middle-- if so, give it a 2.5. The rest of your review doesn't come close
to justifying the score.

Especially things like this:

"And are there really millions pining for this band? If so, they're silly and every song sound exactly the same."


Huh? Well, yeah, people dig this band. Just because you don't enjoy a band doesn't mean it's impossible
for them to have a fanbase. I don't even know why you'd think those two thoughts are somehow connected.

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Calc
May 12th 2013


12185 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

its the weezer guy!

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Noteros
May 12th 2013


53 Comments


wtf did i just read

yidnarc
May 12th 2013


147 Comments


did you like it nosforos?

xist
May 12th 2013


171 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Learn the difference between there, they're and their.

Spellcheck your reviews before posting them.

Learn how to use a comma properly.

Owantjaaaa
May 12th 2013


3238 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"are you sure there good??"
Oh boy

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yidnarc
May 12th 2013


147 Comments


but i did, use spellcheck

it always brings up red lines when i spell something wrong, mostly

Azn.
May 12th 2013


5609 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

ARE YOU SURE THERE GOOD???

yidnarc
May 12th 2013


147 Comments


i just wsant to know

coocoocachoo
May 12th 2013


221 Comments


hmmm great review

album sucks

yidnarc
May 12th 2013


147 Comments


thanks eggman hahahaha

sixdegrees
May 12th 2013


17069 Comments


he's back!!!

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BroFro
May 12th 2013


405 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

they're

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SladetoBlack
May 12th 2013


152 Comments


"but i did, use spellcheck

it always brings up red lines when i spell something wrong, mostly"

Haha best post ever.

WeepingBanana
May 12th 2013


10142 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

most accurate rating so far

Keyblade
May 12th 2013


14832 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

good troll

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PumpBoffBag
May 12th 2013


327 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

album is quality, wtf

WeepingBanana
May 12th 2013


10142 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

yeah if you like sterile bullshit

ILJ
May 12th 2013


6670 Comments


are you sure there good??

gonna start using this in every thread now



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