Review Summary: Open wide; here comes the chug chug train
This is going to be a short review. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, because there really isn't a lot to say about this EP. And secondly, because I'm going to put the same amount of effort into this review as Woe, Is Me did into this EP.
It was understandable if you intended to listen to Woe, Is Me's new release, 'American Dream', looking for signs of improvement. After all, 'Genesis' suffered from being rushed out after multiple line-up changes, and being hurt lyrically by Rise Records influence - exploiting their so-called "feud" with Issues
. You'd think that, now they've settled into their new lineup and the whole Woe vs. Issues shtick is behind us, 'American Dream' would be a step in the right direction for the "new" Woe, Is Me.
But of course, why step in the right direction when you can churn out even more of the same generic, repetitive crap that made 'Genesis' so bad?
Woe, Is Me put seemingly zero effort into this EP. 'Genesis' was criticised for using the same tired, recycled formula on almost every track, and sadly 'American Dream' follows that trend. Breakdowns, breakdowns, breakdowns! Oh, and then there's some simple chord progression for the clean vocals. Which, I must add, sound a lot lazier here. Did the entire band just give up?
Lyrically? Well, it still sounds like the same whiny, bitchy fifteen year old that wrote the lyrics for 'Genesis'. The titular track provides such gems as "To every motherf*cker who tried to bring me down/To every sorry f*ck who had no faith in me". Shameful.
You can criticise this review. It was lazily written, and hardly any effort was put into it. But, it's a review for 'American Dream' by Woe, Is Me. Why should there be effort put into a review for an EP that had hardly any effort put into it itself? This is one of the most downright asinine musical releases anyone could ever have the displeasure of stumbling upon. And that concludes my review of 'Genesis Part 2' by Woe, Is Me.