Abandon All Ships
Abandon All Ships!


2.5
average

Review

by DropdeadWHA USER (41 Reviews)
March 23rd, 2010 | 20 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Overall, Abandon All Ships! are just another band that enjoy doing what they do; make music and experiment but they are simply just another band. Don't get me wrong their music is enjoyable but that's not enough to get far in the REAL music industry

Where do I honestly start? Oh I know…

Abandon All Ships! are a Canadian Post-Hardcore/Hardcore/Trancecore six piece band and they hit the scene in 2006 and realeased their debut EP in 2009, and in 2010 they signed to Rise Records, Insert *Fanboy and Fangirl yelp* here.

Theres five songs on the EP so I'll do a brief track by track review, so here it goes:

1. Pedestrians Is Another Word For Speedbumb:
The synths/techno beat comes in loud and clear letting the listener know what this band are all about. The electronic breakdowns and the pace of the song is generally good; it's a good opener. Personally I'm not keen on the screamed vocals (done by Angelo Aiti ) and the clean vocals are autotuned, seems all too familiar? I'll let you make your descion on that.

2. Shake Your AAS:
The start of the track is supposed to be humourous, I didn't appreciate it the first time so hearing it over and over again does grate abit. Anyway it's just like the track before when it comes down to substance; good use of tech', nice use of synths and guitar and it has an upbeat vibe. However what makes this track for me is around the 2:19 mark, the breakdown is pure electronic and too put it simple it's really, really cool.

3. Megawacko:
With the hardcore genre comes stupid titles and this is one of them, having silly titles doesn't make your band any different or COOL for that matter. The song starts off pretty well and then goes downhill due to the lyrics, lyrically this song is pretty poor and so is the EP as a whole but it can be forgiven for the awesome breakdowns and trance beats.

4. Brendon's Song:
It starts off like your normal post-hardcore song; pretty bland then around the 2 minute mark it makes an impression but I can't help but feel it's too late. Normally if a song doesn't capture my attention within the 1st minute it normally gets skipped but in saying that this song has a decent ending, the synth is used perfectly.

5. In Your Dreams Brah!:
Just like the song before it, it starts off like your typical hardcore song with the guitar and drums chugging away then the synths come in and spices it up a little. They gradually fade into the background as the guitar and drums take centre stage along with the vocals. Once again, around the 2 minute mark the trance comes in and for me saves the song. If it's one thing about this EP its that the trance/synth/beats have been timed just right and sound good too.

I can't help but think this genre 'ship' should have been abandoned long ago...



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DropdeadWHA
March 23rd 2010


1396 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Needs to be edited

DropdeadWHA
March 23rd 2010


1396 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

EDITED*

Willie
Moderator
March 23rd 2010


18597 Comments


I split this into paragraphs. It's something to be aware of -- people won't read huge blocks of text.

Also: added the band, album art, and fixed your tracklist.

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ButcheredChildren
March 23rd 2010


5590 Comments


the members used to go to my school, everyone here thinks they are the greatest but i hate them...

bloc
March 23rd 2010


60221 Comments


I don't like these guys either.

DropdeadWHA
March 24th 2010


1396 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Yeah same tbh, this is my first review and it was late at night so.

Aha tah for soting it.



MikeIcarus
May 21st 2010


37 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

My band goes to the same studio as these guys and they are all awesome guys i just dont see the appeal here, like the idea is AWESOME to combine the euro stuff with metal its just the songs seem to grind to a halt when the breakdowns start, which is unfortunate because they have a lot of potential

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
May 21st 2010


26530 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

I have a guilty pleasure for "megawacko"

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MikeIcarus
May 21st 2010


37 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

lol that is a really catchy song actually minus the breakdown, have you heard the new version of it?

sspedding
May 21st 2010


5263 Comments


these are terrible

Dryden
May 21st 2010


13551 Comments


is the new version nothing but breakdowns

MikeIcarus
May 21st 2010


37 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

no the techno/euro stuff is changed a little and the production is more crisp sounding

Dryden
May 21st 2010


13551 Comments


omfg

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
May 21st 2010


26530 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Nah, this is the only thing from them i've heard. I only like that one song, everything else is pretty freaking horrible.

MikeIcarus
May 21st 2010


37 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Ya cant say I'm a big fan, I dunno where u guys are from but here in Toronto the whole "scene" is crazy for them, good for them for gettin noticed though i guess

DinoX
August 26th 2010


3582 Comments


It greatly annoys me that in Canada that they gain fame from ignorant people for being pioneers to the electronica/ post-hardcore genre.

However this is okay stuff, I especially like the fact that the there is a song called Brendon's song lol.

djunior
August 31st 2010


882 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

guidocore!!!1!1! this is awful

DaveyBoy
Emeritus
January 4th 2014


22490 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

This isn't awful, but as with most bands in this genre; every time they come across a good idea, they don't stay still long enough to capitalize on it. 4 of these 5 tracks were re-recorded for their debut LP, although the exception - 'Shake Your AAS' - is probably the best song here.

titanslayer
January 4th 2014


2713 Comments


I can't stand these guys.

ChrimzonCanine
November 11th 2019


276 Comments


Shake Your A$$ is a real jam, agreed lol.

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