Get Scared
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by IllPromiseYouThat USER (3 Reviews)
May 9th, 2010 | 11 replies

Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A great first effort

Get Scared is a newly formed band from Utah. They have managed to garner support for their music through Myspace and are begging to gain some steam. This is their first EP. Put simply they are an easily accessible alt rock/hardcore band. Their vocals and guitar are the most prevalent on the album. Although the album is very simple and does have its weak points it is enjoyable and fun to listen to. Because the album only has six songs (and I am a complete noob reviewer…) I am going to give a track by track review.

Setting Yourself Up for Sarcasm 4/5
This is probably my favorite track on the EP. It begins with a clean guitar intro then solely progresses into the chorus. The song has great variety without choppy transitions. The structure of this song is good as well and somewhat unpredictable. This is also the first sign of Get Scared’s uncreative lyrical achievement (for example: “If this is love I don’t wanna be loved!”).

Lock the Doors 3/5
Lock the Doors is a heavier track. The song includes yelling, whispering, screaming and singing which keeps it interesting. Near the end there is an inclusion of bells that causes a cool climax to the song before its end.

The Finer Things 3.5/5
The song is fast paced and has simple guitar the whole way through. Like many of their other songs the end is yelled, there are whispered parts and a catchy chorus. Very weak lyrics though. For example the chorus relies on the line “I’m such a foolish mother f***er!”.

If Only She Knew Voodoo Like I Do 4/5
This was the bands first song released to promote the album and for obvious reasons. Its simple guitar riff is real catchy and Nick does a good job emotionally with singing. Near the end a Screaming breakdown is thrown in and then quickly cuts into the chorus being whispered with piano playing the guitar riff in the background. Definitely a fun song.

You Are What You Are 3.5/5
This song comes in the same vein as The Finer Things as far as the song goes and but with a very simple yet catchy chorus. The last third of the song is harshly screamed and works well before busting into one last chorus.

The Blackout 1/5
At least they may be able to learn from this song. This is the only slow track on the album and it does not work. Nick’s voice just sounds awfully out of place and the whole song makes me want to fall asleep. What a bad way to end a pretty good album.

All in all get scared has created an enjoyable album that is easily accessible even to those that are not into this genre of music. There tracks are infectiously catchy. If the band could improve their lyrics and include more interesting guitar work they could be on a road to some success.

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May 9th 2010


Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

I saw there was no review for this band so I thought I would use this as a way to practice reviewing. Tell me what you think of the review. Its probably awful haha.

May 10th 2010


Album Rating: 2.5

These guys added me on myspace forever ago.

They sound like they wanna be the Used.

May 10th 2010


Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Yeah they do have some used influence

May 10th 2010


Try to stray away from track by tracks, even if the album is only 6 tracks long. You use some good grammar though, keep up the writing and you'll be on the right track dude

May 10th 2010


Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Thanks. I knew from reading comments left on other track by tracks that most on this site hate them. I mostly did this review to practice and just see how the site works.

July 13th 2010


Album Rating: 3.5

this band reminds me of chiodos. pos'd

February 5th 2011


I actually like The Blackout.
I'd rate that song a 3.
and Setting Yourself Up For Sarcasm at a 4.5
It's so catchy!

February 17th 2011


Voodoo is my favourite song off the album. It's just so catchy. Well written review. Very intelligent.

November 28th 2011


Album Rating: 4.5

omigodomigodomigod i really like this band- i kinda fell in love with them after the first few seconds really catchy stuff! plus in a slightly twisted way i think Nicholas mathews is hot XD

May 8th 2013


Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

^ Okay.

June 20th 2016


Ayyyyy I found my first review. totally forgot about this little ep

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