I Wrote Haikus About Cannibalism...
8 Song Demo


3.0
good

Review

by facetheslayer666 USER (18 Reviews)
February 11th, 2015 | 11 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist


The very first time I saw a picture of I Wrote Haikus About Cannibalism In Your Yearbook was the band playing in a library. A LIBRARY. One should not expect any music to be played in a place of study, let alone a screamo band. This got me wondering, thinking deeply... Is this some kind of STATEMENT? Could this be some kind of attempted music catalyst? Is this a symbolic gesture? No, it is merely a description of the insane aesthetic of IWHACIYY, displayed best on their first collection of demos, '8 Song Demo.'

Quickly paced with symbiotic guitar licks, melodic and calm at times but invigorating at others, blast-beats, emotion-wrought lyrics ("I will commit suicide at the very peak of our desperate love") and vocals, this band manages to produce one of the craziest punk records I have ever had the luck of coming across. Few bands have had such an impact on my own musicality. The opening track, "Untitled 1" (all tracks are named "Untitled", followed by their respective number) is first a sad guitar tune which builds up to a cathartically suicidal purge. "Untitled 3" portrays such intensity more perfectly. This album constantly destroys my eardrums, pounding hard drums and heavy bass, the absolutely horrible production notwithstanding.

'8 Song Demo' is definitely not for everybody; to some, it may seem very derivative and generic. This is because most of the tracks on this record appear to be rather homogenous. I cannot tell any one track apart from the next without going back and listening to them. The vocals aren't necessarily top-notch either -- at times it seems as though the vocalist is just yelling rather than saying actual words. IWHACCIY is obviously not very serious about this whole "music" thing either:- sloppily played songs lead to lesser enjoyment among auditors.

Every picture I see IWHACIYY in, they are smiling, having a great time, playing their hearts out, screaming until their larynx's are no longer functional, singing about what they want, when they want... where they want. This band is not serious or aggressive -- they are here for themselves, not for their few fans. The picture I saw with the group playing in a library was a perfect description of this sort of music; expecting a band of such playful nature to be something less loose and raw. But no, here is I Wrote Haikus About Cannibalism In Your Yearbook, playing in a library. I bring to you their first recordings. 3/5



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Supercoolguy64
February 10th 2015


3098 Comments


nice short review, pos'd
(that's an epic band name btw)

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TalonsOfFire
February 10th 2015


11127 Comments


I love your username and this band has a funny name pos'd even though I didn't read

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StallionMang
February 10th 2015


6520 Comments


These guys are nuts, even for a screamo band

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ScuroFantasma
February 11th 2015


2819 Comments


Sweet review mate, pos'd. Surprisingly I arrived before Yak but I know he's on his way (:

"Untitled 3" portrays such intensity more perfectly"

Might want to change that, I don't think something can be 'more perfect'.

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Artuma
February 11th 2015


17505 Comments


"I love your username and this band has a funny name pos'd even though I didn't read"

at least check the band

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Slut
February 11th 2015


3163 Comments


Yeah agreed

YakNips
February 11th 2015


14171 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

album is ok

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facetheslayer666
February 11th 2015


64 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

hey yak! here as expected xD

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facetheslayer666
February 11th 2015


64 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

heh "album is ok" with 5 rating xDDD

riffariffic7
February 12th 2015


393 Comments


Great review, man. I especially love the last paragraph. Haven't heard of these guys before, but the band name and your review combined make me want to change that immediately. Excellent work, facetheslayer666, and keep up the good work. Thumbs up from me.

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facetheslayer666
February 12th 2015


64 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

thanks riffariffic7 lol nice name





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