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|5.0 classic||Channing Freeman STAFF | July 19th 11|
The only flaw is that it's not a full-length.
fuckin soul up in this bitch
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|0.0 ||My name is Josh, but you already know that. | August 6th 11|
If you ask a parent, they might call it intuitive...
if you ask a musician, they might call it inspiring...
to a doctor, it's groundbreaking...
to a CEO, it's powerful...
to a teacher, it's the future...
if you ask a child, she might call it magic...
and if you asked me, I'd say it's the strongest EP of 2011 thus far.
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|3.5 great||Adam Knott EMERITUS | July 20th 11|
I'm pretty sure this band would be incredible if the dude's vocals weren't frequently so ridiculously awful.
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|4.0 excellent||zach | July 21st 11|
Look, I'll tell you a story, all right? I once feel deeply, you know, profoundly in love
with tropical fish. Had 60 goddamn fish tanks in my house. I skin dived to find just the
right ones. Anisotremus virginicus, Holdacanthus ciliaris, Chaetodon capistratus. You name
it. Then one day I say, "fuck fish". I renounce fish. I vow never to set foot in that
ocean again. That's how much "fuck fish". That was 17 years ago and I have never stuck so
much as a toe in that ocean. And I love the ocean. Why? Done with fish.
I'm generally not a fan of samples, but fuck me if Trophy Scars don't know how to use them
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|0.0 ||Adam Thomas STAFF | August 1st 11|
I like Trophy Scars, I really do. Everything they've done is consistently great but at the same time I just don't give a single fuck about them or this here EP. When I'm listening to it I'm all like this shit is good, but that's been twice and I doubt it will be again because once again I don't give enough of a fuck. It's just like Darkness, Oh Hell which I haven't listened to since its release. Same thing goes with Bad Luck. There was a time when I gave a fuck when I used to listen to Hospital Music and Alphabets like I had cancer and Trophy Scars were whatever the fuck cures cancer but I mean hey, at that same time I was listening to a shit load of Throwdown and Senses Fail so it's not like me giving a fuck actually meant shit. Ya know?
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|0.0 ||Lewis P. STAFF | July 22nd 11|
I have not listened to this album but more than likely I will and then forget to change this rating, and John will call me out for being a faggot, and I will resign to never change this rating ever again. I bet this is pretty good though
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|5.0 classic||TheBuzzKiller | July 19th 11|
is it just me or do these guys make the most entertaining eps, like ever? Not only is this easily the best ep I've heard all year, it also ends up being more memorable than most full length I've heard all year. It's beautiful...
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|0.0 ||Obfuscation24 | July 21st 11|
fuck the staff hood life for life BITCH
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|5.0 classic||John weathered old reviewer Hanson STAFF | July 20th 11|
In the end though, all of that crazy orchestration and songwriting only serves to highlight
the simple elegance of Never Born, Never Dead. Regardless of what the story may be behind
the album, regardless of what instruments they use or how they put them together, or even
what they may have expressly meant to produce, Never Born, Never Dead succeeds because it
taps into some deeper meaning of what music can be: a sprawling, emotional, spiritual and
ambitious work that by not pretending to take itself seriously, becomes so much more honest
than 99% of music being put out today.
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|5.0 classic||Adrian Hertzberg CONTRIBUTOR | July 21st 11|
Accuse me of overhyping this, overrating it, whatever, I don't care. This fucking RULES. I'm going to rate this a 5 and I'm about half way through it. I have never done that before. Trophy Scars, why are you so mindbogglingly good? STOP BOGGLING MY MIND.
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|5.0 classic||PandaNuts | July 21st 11|
Never Dead and Never Born are without a doubt in the top 10 songs that I have heard all year long. Absolutely beautiful. Holy shit. How isn't this band huge?
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|5.0 classic||darkbunny | July 20th 11|
These guys talk to their facebook friends all the time. So I mean. That's pretty cool.
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|4.5 superb||mcgilla | July 20th 11|
This is truly their best work. Period. Only reason I give it a 4.5 is that it just kills me that it's not a full length. Also, there's this annoying feedback in the bridge of Angels that I just feel shouldn't be there. Still, this is as good as it gets. They are pure geniuses.
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|5.0 classic||Comatorium. | July 19th 11|
These motherfuckers just do not know how to make a bad album. Not a 2.
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|4.5 superb||Kubrick | January 6th 12|
Best of 2011. I was taken by it right away, mainly because it's so unlike anything I've heard before. It's such a strange combination of blues, progressive, hardcore, psychedelic, and I don't even know what that works so well it's uncanny. With this and their last EP, "Darkness, Oh Hell" Trophy Scars seems to have both invented and mastered this sound at the exact same time. I could go on and on about what makes this release so fantastic. The music itself is absolutely filled with little flourishes and nuance mainly in the form of bluesy guitar licks and playful piano interjections. The instrumentation is full and active, yet everything is in perfect harmony, working towards creating a collective sound rather than feeling busy. The vocals are unique and extremely expressive, alternating between a laid-back clean style and a raspy snarl. I could keep going, but everything always comes back to songwriting, and that's what Trophy Scars really does best here. The songs ebb and flow so effortlessly between musical highs and lows, complemented by the shifting vocal style. There is an overwhelming emotional edge to this music that feels both tragic and romantic, and the band plays with those emotions so masterfully in their songwriting that many moments on this EP are chill-inducing. From beginning to end, this is quite simply the most creative, emotive, absorbing, and consistently excellent release of the year.
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|3.0 good||Shane B. | July 22nd 11|
This is just like Defeater and Devin Townsend it's overrated as anything. In less than a month or so people will begin to realize and the rating will slowly drop like usual. Also singer blows massive chunks.
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|5.0 classic||SirPabstOfBeerShire | July 21st 11|
"Never Dead" is probably one of the sweetest and most touching love songs I've ever heard. The whole album is just beautiful, and is a nice breath of fresh air after the darker themes of Bad Luck and Darkness, oh Hell. I hope these guys never stop changing!
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|4.0 excellent||Sean Milo | July 21st 11|
I met a girl today. Her hair smelled like lemonade!
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|4.5 superb||WoodLawn | July 19th 11|
Trophy Scars have been amazingly consistent since Bad Luck, releasing three of the most original, genuine and heart-wrenching albums of the past few years. It has gotten to the point that if you don't like Trophy Scars, I have to seriously question your sanity.
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|3.5 great||somethingnotsoclever | June 23rd 12|
Brilliant and beautiful at certain moments and average at others. The lyrics are great, but sometimes it's just that raspy voice that gets to you...and not in a good way!
|0.0 ||Woodhouse | June 5th 12|
Whether I was sitting in my room completely stoned, laying in bed thinking about my ex-girlfriend when we broke up, or working out to it while trying to come out of my now, formerly chubby body, this album has stuck with me. It's calming songs have kept me sane through the beautiful hell 2011 was for me, and I'm thankful I've gotten the privilege to listen to this beautiful piece of music
|0.0 ||jdennis31 | January 24th 12|
Amazing album, staying power just isn't as strong as Darkness, Oh Hell
|5.0 classic||immortalizepain | January 12th 12|
It took me a few spins to avoid being bothered by the vocals. It was awful of me to listen to this EP first out of their whole discography. It may be true that his vocals may give polarized remarks, but this is definitely fine. This unfortunately short EP grew out on me. And for those who are bothered by his vocals, listen to their first post-hardcore-laced releases. It won't be much of a bummer there. Then sooner, you'll appreciate him well.
|2.5 average||Robert Lowe CONTRIBUTOR | January 6th 12|
Always Boring, Never Ends
|0.0 ||Gypsy Swag Emeritus | January 6th 12|
phili cream cheese lite, none of you can truly call yourselves a cheese connouisseur. get over it faggts.
|4.5 superb||Andrew Walker | January 1st 12|
Ah screw it, this little EP deserves it. Wonderful inside and out, the first piece by Trophy Scars I listened to, and it got me hooked. What can I say, the audio clip in "Angels" that they took from Lost, gets me every time.
|5.0 classic||Sebastian Sander | October 2nd 11|
Such a perfect mixture of all the best musical elements! So deep, yet so honest!
|5.0 classic||Nevin | July 29th 11|
YOU HAD A BAAAAAAABYYYYYYY I WAS SCAAAAAAAAAAAAAARED AND ANGRYYYYYYYYYYYY
|5.0 classic||Young Buck | July 23rd 11|
I know it's been said by others before but now its my turn, albums like this are the reason I listen to music
(other than Godspeed of course).
|4.0 excellent||Whatsgood | July 23rd 11|
It ain't no darkness, but it's good and a nice contrast to it. It's nice that they can pump out an hour of solid music in such a short time too.
|4.5 superb||Jeremy Price | July 22nd 11|
Anything that samples one of the best scenes from Lost deserves at least a 4. The fact that just about every other part of this EP slays is just gravy.
|4.5 superb||Aaron Lindsay | July 21st 11|
They just keep getting better and better. EPOTY for sure.
|4.5 superb||steef ward | July 21st 11|
If you don't dig this, "you just got yourself to blame."
|2.5 average||MarkvandenBerg | July 21st 11|
Good Band,Kak Singer. I hear him more than the band so no.
|5.0 classic||Dustin S. | July 20th 11|
These ratings are ridiculous, but it's Trophy Scars so it's justified. Must listen to this.
|4.5 superb||idk | July 19th 11|
|4.5 superb||Scott Smith | July 19th 11|
Trophy Scars will never fail me. Keeping this newly aquired sound instead of their post-hardcore roots and improving upon this building sound. The real question is, "Where the fuck is the full length at?"
|5.0 classic||Ian Lumsden | July 19th 11|
Fucking awesome. There's really not much else to be said.
|4.0 excellent||Alex Beebe CONTRIBUTOR | November 26th 13|
|2.5 average||Ryan | November 9th 13|
|4.5 superb||ethos | November 8th 13|
|4.5 superb||djunior | October 21st 13|
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|4.0 excellent||Tyler | September 5th 13|
|4.5 superb||ethixx | September 4th 13|
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|3.5 great||Alex | July 27th 13|
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|4.0 excellent||ishsim | May 24th 13|
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|1.5 very poor||cliiint | February 22nd 13|
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|4.5 superb||chikita | February 1st 13|
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|5.0 classic||Rory89 | October 29th 12|
|4.5 superb||Aether | October 21st 12|
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