Scholastic Deth
Final Examiner


5.0
classic

Review

by god ov dem USER (12 Reviews)
June 1st, 2014 | 16 replies | 544 views


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Nerdy hardcore for hardcore nerds

8 of 8 thought this review was well written

In a lot of ways, Scholastic Deth were the perfect punk band: they were passionate, unpretentious, pushed boundaries and generally didn’t give a *** about how people perceived them. They also didn’t stick around for any longer than they needed to, which is a common trait among many classic punk bands. Just zipped in, made an impact, and quickly dissolved without a trace.

But what really makes them stick out in the vast sea of dissonant energy I call the modern hardcore scene is their general “vibe”: they’re ***in’ nerds, but they’ll kick your ass. They wrote songs about reading books, the banality of eBay, how they think metal rules, being in school, Cheetos, all kinds of geeky crap like that. But it was always done with a bitingly tongue-in-cheek punk edge, with no punches held back.

Musically, they’re also one of the most unique hardcore bands I’ve ever heard. Blending the youthful grace and style prominent in 80’s punk classics like Minor Threat with the modern ferocity of powerviolence and thrashcore (super short songs, big breakdowns, feedback up the wazoo and a major emphasis on speed). Their build ups intense, and the crashes are even more devastating. Especially with the charismatic screams, yelps and sarcastic shouts from their frontman. And their music is surprisingly catchy, believe it or not.

All in all, an essential band for anyone who likes their music loud, fast, passionate and aggressive. No bull*** here, just pure nerdy energy. The three EP’s released over their career (Revenge of the Nerds, Killed By School and Shackle Me Not) all appear on this compilation, and are among the best punk EP’s I’ve heard, personally. However, I wouldn’t recommend listening to them all at once; the best way to experience SD’s intensity is by spinning the EP’s individually in order of release, otherwise one may get overwhelmed. They only released about a half hour of raw material and it’s all essential punk goodness.


NO HOLDING BACK NERD ATTACK!!!



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demigod!
June 1st 2014



43809 Comments


hey guys

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tommygun
June 1st 2014



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5.0 hey

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deathschool
June 1st 2014



6103 Comments


Sweet review, Dem. Still need to check these guys out since I appear to have stolen my username from them.

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demigod!
June 1st 2014



43809 Comments


ya man take 20 mins or so to jam their EPs

its worth it

YoYoMancuso
June 1st 2014



10817 Comments


awesome review awesome band name

Green Baron
June 1st 2014



17867 Comments


sweet

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demigod!
June 1st 2014



43809 Comments


so
you don't like
hearin bout issues
all you want to do is have fun
well, tough fucking shit, man
cause that's now what punks about

what this is all about!!!!!


Chortles
June 1st 2014



17891 Comments


kewl

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YakNips
June 1st 2014



7076 Comments


so i should jam this eh

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demigod!
June 1st 2014



43809 Comments


just in time for finals

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
June 1st 2014



49766 Comments


will check

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demigod!
June 1st 2014



43809 Comments


fake names used for anonymity
license for stupidity
go outside and get a life

fuck!


danielito19
June 2nd 2014



4335 Comments


ugh this isn't on spotify i have to put in actual effort to listen to this

demigod!
June 2nd 2014



43809 Comments


youtube

Owantjaaaa
July 18th 2014



3200 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

best album of all time?

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Owantjaaaa
July 18th 2014



3200 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

hey man, the music fucking rips. But I don't listen to music for the politics
WELL I CALL YOU OUT ON YOUR FUCKING SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT



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