Shipwreck A.D.
Shipwreck


4.0
excellent

Review

by Knuckleheadz USER (1 Reviews)
June 18th, 2006 | 17 replies | 5,078 views


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist


1 of 1 thought this review was well written

According to ancient Mayan beliefs, Au Puch was the God of Death and ruler of the lowest level of Hell. Destruction surrounded him, and everything around him lay dead before he left. It is an appropriate name for the opening track of the crushing debut EP from Merrimack Valley (Boston, more or less) based Shipwreck. Featuring current members of Hammer Bros and Shere Khan, and Ex-members of Guns Up!, you can get a sense of the sound by just looking at the line up. Devestating, hateful, and oh so bitter are all proper descriptions of this brief work of art.

The album kicks off with a surprising flamenco chord progression on an acoustic guitar. It is apparent at this point that they are far more than another run of the mill hardcore band. After a brief flamenco lick, the vocals come in. Though slightly over produced, they are still brutal and fitting. The chord progression is unlike any other hardcore progression I've heard. The flamenco feel is kept, with some breaks into another riff, which then falls back into the flamenco feel. A strong Integrity influence is apparent, especially on this track. A somewhat standard heavy "chug chug" outro ends the song, with lyrics about your rotting carcass and a soulless being, you know from the beginning that this band has a future in hardcore.

The unqiue, Integrity influenced riffs continue throughout the album, as do the nihilistic lyrics and the abhorrent vocal attack. With such lines as
Quote:
I don't believe in anything at all except my hate, because it's the only thing with me every fucking day
, you truly get a sense of the anguish and burning hatred that makes this record so powerful and relateable. From that first devestating riff to the final drum fill, this release is truly memorable, and has established Shipwreck as one of the biggest upcoming bands in hardcore.

Shipwreck are currently on a full USA tour, and will be on another later this summer. They have recently signed to hardcore powerhouse, Deathwish Inc., so keep your ear out for the sure-to-be classic full length out this year.


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Knuckleheadz
June 19th 2006



36 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is my first review, so constructive criticism is appreciated.

Let's Chop Cats!
June 19th 2006



142 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It fucking sucks.

Knuckleheadz
June 19th 2006



36 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Go fly Santa around you dirty Greek.

santi3hg
June 19th 2006



440 Comments


Can use more depth. Just more into their sound and this would be good. They are good.

whiteminority
June 19th 2006



74 Comments


Was a good review. Shere Khan rule so I may check these guys out.

_Tyler
June 19th 2006



23 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

fight me you fuzzy panda bear

Knuckleheadz
June 19th 2006



36 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Go away.

_Tyler
June 19th 2006



23 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i am filled with anguish and burning hatred

Knuckleheadz
June 19th 2006



36 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Hahahahahahaha.

Shut up.

DFelon204409
Emeritus
June 19th 2006



3995 Comments


Ya. I think the problem here is that you don't have much to say about the band because it's an EP and they seem like their history and influences define a lot of what the band sounds like, so you need to fixate on the lyrics, on which you can only say so much. It's fine for an EP but you'd need more depth for an LP or a more interesting, diverse style for an EP.

jaredrl
June 19th 2006



99 Comments


This makes my blackout pact review look sweet. Thanks Panda keep up with the reviews!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DFelon204409
Emeritus
June 19th 2006



3995 Comments


No man. Not really.

Knuckleheadz
June 19th 2006



36 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm not sure what any of that meant.

Lazybassplr56
June 19th 2006



27 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I like my reviews like I like my woman, short.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
June 19th 2006



16081 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I heard Decay, I think I'll check out some more from these guys in the near future.

IgniteYourAvail
August 12th 2006



41 Comments


Shipwreck fuc[font=verdana]k[/font]ing rules. I really want to see them, and I eventually will, because they're from Mass.

Spec
May 6th 2011



27062 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

LOL



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