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|1.0 awful||TheBigInterview | October 26th 09|
this is just the most god awful thing ever recorded.
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|3.0 good||OnlySnakesSee | October 14th 09|
The first time through the album I hated it. But after playing it a few more times I fell victim to the catchy breakdowns, smooth autotune vocals and sheer ridiculousity of the band. On the track Stick Stickly, Attack Attack! was able to transition from banshee-shreik screams to bright synthpop in a second flat. Any band confident enough to do that deserves my respect, but these guys made it sound good, something no other band I've heard has done.
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|1.5 very poor||Steven McMahan | October 15th 09|
Since none of the other soundoffs has been able to properly analyze or dissect Someday Came Suddenly and the crabcore phenomenon, I would like to (if allowed) point you towards the Guardian, which summarized things better than anyone else has:
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|4.0 excellent||c0nf1n3d | May 11th 09|
Wow. What a unique album, that's all I'll start with. This is one album that makes my list of 'albums I can listen to from beginning to end forever.' Every song has its own unique touch, and all the songs are catchy and pleasurable to listen to. Personal favorites are. "High Grillz/Stick Stickly", "What Happens...", and "Dr. Shavargo Pt. 3". There is definitely room for improvement, and the album sounds overproduced, but its a great listen, and definitely worth anyone's time. This is a unique, new music style, that is going to probably shape the new scene of music for years to come.
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|1.0 awful||Type2Diabeetus | November 14th 11|
hate is the only thing that comes to mind when I try to listen to this
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|3.0 good||ImpendingSpoon321 | October 24th 10|
first time i heard this i rated it a 1. after a few more spins I realized that there's worse out there, the auto tune and techno parts are pretty irritating, as are carlile's vocals. It's generic as hell but I'd take it over quite a few other albums
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|1.0 awful||Brendan Nixon | May 25th 14|
It's a classic within the Crabcore genre.- ExplosiveOranges
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|1.5 very poor||codyskidmore | January 27th 10|
Stick Stickly, a handful of 3-minute filler tracks, bad vocals, auto-tune, dumb dance interludes, and then you're either disgusted or bored.
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|2.5 average||matthew turok | December 24th 09|
This isn't good really, like at all. BUUUUUUUT, the band is fun, and that's what they're going for, so good for them. I think they'd have potential to make some very catchy generic, "brutal," metal, but that's not at all what they're going for. So yeah.... fun live, kind of a joke.
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|0.0 ||Albus | December 5th 09|
CRABcore is for the CRAB people...ONLY!
For human beings it is just CRAPcore.
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|1.0 awful||GenNarain | November 3rd 09|
Crabcore? Yeah right, more like crapcore. Worst album maybe ever.
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|2.0 poor||Mrferocious | January 23rd 09|
very generic and repetitive.
this gets a 2 cuz i rather enjoy peoples elbow.
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|3.5 great||Searching for a cure to self deprivation. | March 9th 15|
Without these guys, the modern alternative music scene wouldn't be anywhere close to what it is now. I like this album a lot, even if I'll catch a lot of heat for it.
|3.0 good||Zanareth | February 18th 15|
Positives: fun, catchy, kind of interesting, and (for its time, before all the copycat -core bands came around)
Negatives: silly (could also be a positive), lack of variety/repetitive, can be annoying, spawned an entire scene
full of really bad -core bands.
Overall it's a fun listen if you're a metalcore fan. I'll give them credit for making a cohesive, fun, no-fucks-
given album that was (hilariously enough) actually quite influential in the -core music scene.
|1.0 awful||Jared Floryan | September 26th 14|
Ridiculous song titles which don't necessarily relate to the lyrics? Check. Blatant usage of autotune on Austin Carlile's clean vocals? Check. Songwriting which only comes in handy the moment the interlude starts, and even then it's pretty redundant? Double check. Combining metalcore with the likes of electronica can be done properly, I will admit; this was a terrible way to go about it, though.
|1.0 awful||Pencil | June 30th 14|
Oh man I hope I'm the first one to metaphorically shoot this fish in the barrel of shite- God dammit.
|3.0 good||Pyrodude53 | April 30th 14|
Someday Came Suddenly is the debut album of the single most hated band in the scene. Call me crazy, but i actually really liked it. They knew just when to cut the synths and let the instruments take over in song like Party Foul and Stick Stickly. Most bands can't pull off the electric sound like these guys did.
On a negative noted, the band could have dialed back on the autotune since the singer really does have a good voice. The unclean vocalist mainly does one type of scream and fails to vary it up. A screech-like yell is most of what you hear. There isn't a great balance of screaming and singing. Austin getting two whole tracks to himself and being dominant in the other ones. A really good band knows how to balance both clean and unclean vocals out equally.
The band claims they invented their own genre, Crabcore, (really dumb name) when to me it just sounds like electronicore. Still, they succeed where a lot of bands like Design The Skyline and Abandon All Ships have failed. Overall, not a bad job at all by Attack Attack! Keep it up and we'll see how you follow this up.
|1.5 very poor||Eugene Kamrass | June 6th 13|
This album is just not that good. There is way too much auto tuned vocals and also all the techno parts become annoying after a while. The actual lyrical themes become tedious because they seem to be about the same topic. Some lyrics are even a little misleading, like "Catfish Soup." Overall, bad album.
|2.0 poor||Micah-Nahum Ferguson is reading again. | January 3rd 13|
Now, here is an album that tries to combine genres but just doesn't quite have the chops to proficiently do so. The songs can be catchy and the electronic aspects can be genuinely interesting at times, but when combined and with awful vocals thrown in, the album turns into a one-note disaster.
|0.0 ||ASnideRemark | October 17th 12|
Attack Attack!'s LP debut was one that was both praised and ridiculed for seemingly starting a trend of mixing techno / trance style elements with metalcore. As one of the first bands to gain significant attention for this, they executed it in the best way possible, emphasizing the fun aspect of this album. The usage of synthesizers and piano is well placed, the riffing is catchy and the screams are solid. The downfalls to this album are segments in which the band attempts to be "heavy", an overabundance of breakdowns, and repetitive song structures. Whether the trend they started in mainstream metalcore / post-hardcore is bad or not is certainly an interesting debate, but regardless of such this is a fun mindless album and should be treated as such.
|2.0 poor||Travis Grant | September 7th 12|
I really liked Dr. Shavargo Pt. 3 and Catfish Soup. Otherwise, the album was pretty shitty.
|0.0 ||Markus | September 2nd 12|
It's beyond my world how any human being can enjoy this garbage... These punks together with Asking Alexandria is the worst thing that's ever happened to metal.
|1.5 very poor||BroManCaptainGuySirDylan | July 9th 12|
It's a pretty bold move to mix metalcore and electronica elements with absolutely no attempt at subtlety, but the fact is it just fails to work at all. I think what's worse is on their own, these parts actually sound halfway decent, but when they come together, it invokes a horrible mess.
|1.5 very poor||G.M.B. | May 3rd 12|
People seriously like this? Lol. rOnly thing that saves it from being a 1 is that Stick Stickly is catchy in the worst of ways.
|1.5 very poor||Mark James Irwin | December 13th 11|
The only thing keeping this from getting a 1 is the novelty of "Stick Stickly", which by now has worn off when you realize they repeat the same song throughout this whole album.
|2.5 average||Karrbomb | April 23rd 11|
this is another embarrassing rating. i went through a fad when i rated this band that did not allow me to see how ridiculous this genre was.
|1.0 awful||waffles | November 25th 10|
I just can't stand this album at all....crabcore or no crabcore.rAnother example of the misuse of auto-tune
|3.0 good||digimental101 | September 28th 10|
An excellent introductory record to metalcore, and has a few inspired moments to boot (opening 30 seconds of "The People's Elbow", breakdown in "Party Foul"). Just plain fun.
|1.0 awful||Julian | July 21st 10|
|0.0 ||For Meatplow | May 4th 10|
Who the fuck ever thought that awkwardly splicing sugary synths with the bro-down was interesting let alone good?
|1.5 very poor||homework | March 23rd 10|
A band that's not only displeasing to listen to, every song sounds the exact same. They are the one and only originators of crabcore.
|2.5 average||ByTheBeardOfZuess | January 23rd 10|
Unlike most of my friends, I somewhat enjoy this album. However there are moments that just come off as really "gay". This band is strictly for the ladies so at least their boyfriends can tolerate it.
|0.0 ||Powerban | November 28th 09|
I watched Stick Stickly on Youtube and it's probably the funniest music video ever made. They all look like the same person and headbang like they have some sort of physical retardation.
|0.0 ||Imperial | November 11th 09|
I refuse to give this all-girl-band more than a 1.0, the music sounds like a lame attempt at trying to get laid(by other dudes).
|2.5 average||kenti123 | September 19th 09|
its a really good band.but only have 2 songs on the cd that i like.pritty good
|2.5 average||Erik Bailey | August 22nd 09|
i liked this way more before the notorious crabcore video and seeing a couple live videos of them..... still a lot of this album is pretty catchy and fun.
|0.0 ||Comatorium. | June 7th 09|
So what if Electroni-Core or whatever you want to call it is a new fad, these guys do it well.
|0.0 ||Fxxkit13 | June 2nd 09|
I love this cd.
i think they do a great job of combining post-hardcore with techno
|3.0 good||DAVECATAZ | June 2nd 09|
This is great for a debut for sure! Their lyrics/songwriting is a little lazy though. The whole "CHUG-CHUG-DISCORD-BROWN NOTE CHUGZ!" thing is so early 2000's. Also i heard a lot of "open, 8, 10" chord progressions which was only ok for As I Lay Dying back in '03. They really need to step it up for their next album. They could use the synth so much more dynamically! He hardly plays! They have so much potential! Be sure to give this one a listen. Its fun, energetic, and fresh. A little repetitive though.
|2.5 average||bloc | May 6th 09|
although these guys don't take anything to the next level, on the first few listens of the whole album, you will be amazed by how catchy each song is. Every song is so crisp and polished but this feeling does not last very long as the tracks start to all sound familiar. Soon, the crispness turns into the fact that the album (and especially the vocals) seems a bit overproduced. The clean singing has that wet synth sound to it, and the screaming seems a bit mechanical. all of this plus the fact that nothing new is attempted makes this the novelty wear off even faster.
|4.5 superb||JackAttack | November 11th 08|
Catchy is the best adjective to describe this album. The synth rhythms grab you and won't let go, then drag you into intense breakdowns backed with some talented screaming. There really isn't a bad song on the album. Even the intro track "Hot Grills, and High Tops" and brief instrumental "Interlude" are interesting enough to listen to every time (you know how most of the time you skip those boring transition tracks? not this album). If you're an old fan who has heard the band's original recordings, I think you'll be very impressed with the improvements they've made. And if you're new to the band, I'll tell you this CD is more than worth the $10.
|1.0 awful||FVS | March 22nd 15|
|1.0 awful||Redoo | March 20th 15|
|1.5 very poor||CapnJizz | December 21st 14|
|1.5 very poor||Derek521 | November 18th 14|
|5.0 classic||neojoe | November 1st 14|
|3.0 good||Rex | October 2nd 14|
|3.0 good||A257U2 | September 28th 14|
|2.0 poor||dxc | September 18th 14|
|1.0 awful||benhxc | September 17th 14|
|2.0 poor||Diegao | September 4th 14|
|1.0 awful||Mercy | September 3rd 14|
|5.0 classic||wwba | August 24th 14|
|1.5 very poor||Brabiz | August 21st 14|
|1.0 awful||jfirak | August 16th 14|
|2.0 poor||R174C | August 12th 14|
|1.0 awful||SteveP | July 27th 14|
|4.0 excellent||AndrewN | July 19th 14|
|1.5 very poor||ADR | June 21st 14|
|2.0 poor||Roman | April 23rd 14|
|1.0 awful||Oranges. CONTRIBUTOR | April 20th 14|
|1.0 awful||Fozzie | April 12th 14|
|1.5 very poor||lipse | April 7th 14|
|2.5 average||BeevyD | March 1st 14|
|1.0 awful||TJM1992 | February 17th 14|
|1.5 very poor||jjhoule | February 8th 14|
|1.0 awful||Haon | December 13th 13|
|2.5 average||Tony Li | November 28th 13|
|2.5 average||Giansk | November 25th 13|
|1.5 very poor||Dischi | October 23rd 13|
|1.5 very poor||ellagos | October 18th 13|
|1.5 very poor||J. Wagel | September 16th 13|
|1.5 very poor||Jangoman | September 3rd 13|
|5.0 classic||Travio | July 3rd 13|
|1.0 awful||Whale | June 24th 13|
|1.5 very poor||Risein | June 10th 13|
|5.0 classic||Andy | May 18th 13|
|1.0 awful||Hogan CONTRIBUTOR | May 15th 13|
|1.0 awful||miaow | May 9th 13|
|4.0 excellent||brunch | April 22nd 13|
|1.5 very poor||Mazaku | April 12th 13|
|3.5 great||groov | April 9th 13|
|2.5 average||GSMC96 | March 2nd 13|
|1.5 very poor||Alexd93 | February 27th 13|
|1.0 awful||CWBrown | February 25th 13|
|1.0 awful||JSPRG | February 16th 13|
|2.0 poor||Chris | February 6th 13|
|2.5 average||axxex1 | January 10th 13|
|1.5 very poor||armykat | January 7th 13|
|1.5 very poor||thejared | December 30th 12|
|2.5 average||Ecotone | December 23rd 12|
|1.0 awful||Tanner | December 22nd 12|
|1.5 very poor||Marklink | December 16th 12|
|1.0 awful||DylanD | December 15th 12|
|1.0 awful||Minus. | December 14th 12|
|3.5 great||Tony | December 13th 12|
|2.5 average||BabyJ | November 30th 12|
|3.5 great||kizmang | November 25th 12|
|1.5 very poor||VinVal | November 18th 12|
|1.5 very poor||ZoneOut | November 17th 12|
|2.0 poor||Zikana | November 14th 12|
|2.0 poor||pbass0 | November 4th 12|
|2.5 average||Noteros | November 3rd 12|
|1.0 awful||sj666 | October 30th 12|
|1.5 very poor||chayka | October 13th 12|
|1.0 awful||Pr0phet | September 23rd 12|
|4.5 superb||mew151 | July 22nd 12|
|1.0 awful||Lueda | July 2nd 12|
|1.5 very poor||jbeck18 | June 21st 12|
|1.0 awful||cr0wz | June 21st 12|
|1.0 awful||lerem | May 15th 12|
|1.5 very poor||Tulten | May 9th 12|
|1.5 very poor||iglu | May 5th 12|
|1.5 very poor||Thane | March 24th 12|
|1.5 very poor||ANJ45 | March 13th 12|
|1.0 awful||Sacca | February 23rd 12|
|1.5 very poor||badsocks | February 14th 12|
|2.5 average||Funeral | February 7th 12|
|2.5 average||Custy | February 3rd 12|
|2.5 average||mttgry | January 19th 12|
|3.0 good||fox | January 11th 12|
|1.5 very poor||Vyndax | January 8th 12|
|2.5 average||Brumas | December 20th 11|
|1.0 awful||gosk8n | December 15th 11|
|4.5 superb||Tonive | December 7th 11|
|2.5 average||Mosh | November 9th 11|
|2.5 average||Shen | November 7th 11|
|1.5 very poor||xevman | October 27th 11|
|1.5 very poor||itzcalv | October 21st 11|
|1.5 very poor||HiLion | October 20th 11|
|3.5 great||Aj | October 11th 11|
|1.5 very poor||endtell | October 7th 11|
|1.0 awful||69463 | October 5th 11|
|1.0 awful||M1d1an | September 29th 11|
|3.5 great||ethanm | September 24th 11|
|2.5 average||a2sk8 | September 24th 11|
|1.0 awful||PacM4n | September 14th 11|
|2.5 average||JJwins | September 9th 11|
|1.0 awful||robert | September 1st 11|
|2.0 poor||jorsh | August 29th 11|
|3.0 good||vox001 | August 13th 11|
|3.0 good||pconn | August 7th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Boah11 | July 22nd 11|
|1.5 very poor||Shukal | July 11th 11|
|3.0 good||Mark | June 27th 11|
|3.0 good||CHUNK | June 21st 11|
|1.0 awful||TSR | June 16th 11|
|1.5 very poor||mcchub | June 12th 11|
|1.0 awful||Ian A. | June 12th 11|
|2.0 poor||Ronen | June 2nd 11|
|1.5 very poor||AdamK | May 29th 11|
|1.5 very poor||ImALion | April 13th 11|
|2.5 average||Jips | April 10th 11|
|5.0 classic||jose01 | April 8th 11|
|3.5 great||geokes | April 3rd 11|
|1.0 awful||lucho | March 14th 11|
|2.5 average||NickD | February 27th 11|
|1.5 very poor||jayfatha | February 20th 11|
|2.0 poor||Clash | February 19th 11|
|2.5 average||Eswin17 | February 13th 11|
|2.0 poor||Arked | February 3rd 11|
|1.5 very poor||Jaysen | February 1st 11|
|2.0 poor||Dril89 | January 30th 11|
|1.0 awful||Skyler | January 27th 11|
|2.5 average||Narshh | January 22nd 11|
|3.5 great||ma251 | January 15th 11|
|2.5 average||Spec | January 8th 11|
|2.0 poor||Rowdy | January 4th 11|
|3.0 good||quik40 | December 23rd 10|
|2.0 poor||ctax | December 21st 10|
|1.0 awful||boeoz | December 16th 10|
|1.5 very poor||Mauler | December 13th 10|
|1.0 awful||Cappy | December 8th 10|
|1.0 awful||pwnd | December 1st 10|
|2.0 poor||mrnic3 | October 19th 10|
|3.0 good||Metalz | October 15th 10|
|2.0 poor||Austin | October 10th 10|
|1.0 awful||Quinn | October 10th 10|
|2.5 average||Narsh | October 7th 10|
|5.0 classic||kab753 | October 5th 10|
|1.5 very poor||Ike | September 30th 10|
|2.0 poor||IN64 | September 25th 10|
|2.5 average||Eyaaah | September 14th 10|
|2.0 poor||mmordeg | September 13th 10|
|3.0 good||Mikeod | September 12th 10|
|1.5 very poor||Del Mar | September 6th 10|
|1.5 very poor||soap91 | September 2nd 10|
|2.5 average||mirak2 | August 28th 10|
|1.5 very poor||KotoFtw | August 27th 10|
|2.0 poor||Kronzo | August 17th 10|
|2.5 average||Ginsu | July 27th 10|
|1.5 very poor||Tfries | July 21st 10|
|1.0 awful||Shawn | July 4th 10|
|1.5 very poor||ThePove | June 26th 10|
|2.0 poor||Mace | June 14th 10|
|2.0 poor||nyc87 | June 12th 10|
|4.5 superb||Joey | June 7th 10|
|3.0 good||Jin | June 3rd 10|
|3.0 good||met65 | May 26th 10|
|1.0 awful||idk | May 4th 10|
|1.5 very poor||klonere | April 28th 10|
|1.5 very poor||JackFr | April 25th 10|
|2.0 poor||Valle | April 11th 10|
|1.0 awful||Mevz | April 2nd 10|
|2.0 poor||Loot | March 31st 10|
|3.5 great||musick | March 27th 10|
|2.5 average||joshc | March 5th 10|
|1.0 awful||falige | February 20th 10|
|2.0 poor||CutMan | February 18th 10|
|2.0 poor||liddy | February 16th 10|
|1.5 very poor||uberajnn | February 14th 10|
|2.5 average||Kulti | February 6th 10|
|2.0 poor||Nerf | January 30th 10|
|3.5 great||x31942 | January 29th 10|
|1.0 awful||Zach | January 25th 10|
|2.0 poor||kaleb | January 24th 10|
|3.0 good||asaf | January 22nd 10|
|1.5 very poor||btbam99 | January 18th 10|
|1.5 very poor||James | January 16th 10|
|2.0 poor||sp4585 | January 9th 10|
|3.0 good||DinoX | January 2nd 10|
|2.5 average||Slobo | December 27th 09|
|1.5 very poor||Eno | December 24th 09|
|3.5 great||MastaP | December 20th 09|
|3.0 good||beezay | December 9th 09|
|2.5 average||VTK | December 7th 09|
|3.0 good||Hakari | November 25th 09|
|3.5 great||Benjeh | November 4th 09|
|1.5 very poor||Groink | November 4th 09|
|3.0 good||Nick | October 23rd 09|
|1.0 awful||Sconza | October 23rd 09|
|1.5 very poor||Ricven | October 15th 09|
|1.0 awful||Calum | October 3rd 09|
|3.0 good||jfxlulz | September 15th 09|
|1.5 very poor||Chasta5 | September 4th 09|
|2.5 average||jd234 | August 26th 09|
|2.0 poor||doug | August 11th 09|
|1.5 very poor||Waior | August 10th 09|
|4.0 excellent||Donul | August 9th 09|
|3.5 great||1ceman | July 31st 09|
|1.5 very poor||Andy | July 10th 09|
|4.5 superb||James | June 19th 09|
|3.0 good||Chris | May 7th 09|
|2.0 poor||BSX | April 30th 09|
|1.5 very poor||flaffy | April 23rd 09|
|4.5 superb||cafitz | March 30th 09|
|3.0 good||shika | February 25th 09|
|3.5 great||po0ty | February 1st 09|
|3.0 good||mkCII | December 15th 08|
|3.5 great||Jeezus | December 8th 08|
|4.0 excellent||Kylion | November 22nd 08|
|3.0 good||ojkr03 | November 19th 08|
|3.0 good||James | November 19th 08|
|3.5 great||yty | November 13th 08|
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