Marmozets
Passive Aggressive


2.0
poor

Review

by wwba USER (6 Reviews)
July 5th, 2014 | 10 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: If you want some mathrock mixed with punk there's a plenty of albums that can provide you a better experience than Passive Aggressive. I highly recommend Doppelgänger, an awesome piece of art.

You know, there are bands who try to combine genres that are too far and the mixture often sounds forced. Well, Marmozets is definitely not one of these bands.
Mathrock, punk and indie rock aren't that far from each other. I believe they can be combined in an awesome way. But not by this band.

I tried to like them. You know, I'm an open minded guy. But even if these musicians were my best friends, it would be hard to say this album is decent without a sarcastic smile.

Let's see where does their first EP fail...
It takes about a half minute to find out these guys are huge TFOT fans. The typical mathrock part with a bit of hardcore influence (that some ignorant people might call mathcore) is reminiscent of Thomas Erak's brilliant style. There's even a major 7 chord in this pseudo-chaotic riff which makes the influence even more obvious. Let's move.
The verse and the chorus are nothing special. There isn't anything interesting here. The vocal themes are half-catchy (as usual), the chord progressions have been heard countless times in modern alternative music.

I don't want to go any further, I think you got the point. This song is as forced and mediocre as it can get and unfortunately almost every song falls into the same trap. The mathrock riffs are cheesy and the choruses aren't catchy enough.
Of course (like every album) Passive Aggressive has a few redeeming factors.
They use a load of 7 chords which is a cheap but rewarding way of creating an atmosphere and the last song is quite good. Well at least it would be good if Becca hasn't ruined it with her terrible style of singing. It's quite sad because I'm sure she can sing properly it's just her attitude and the distortion that makes her performance embarrassing.

So what could I say. If you want some mathrock mixed with punk there's a plenty of albums that can provide you a better experience than Passive Aggressive. I highly recommend Doppelgänger, an awesome piece of art. If you're looking for mathrock with female vocals, don't worry because even Tricot's debut LP is way(!) better than this album.



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BMDrummer
July 5th 2014


14440 Comments


Poe's law applies to your reviews

wwf
July 5th 2014


6216 Comments


Nah this band's awesome

But their older stuff is hit and miss. Their new album won't be though, I have faith

ChoccyPhilly
July 5th 2014


11794 Comments


Move. Shake. Hide is the only song I've heard by them and that was ok. Like Paramore from Croydon. Was hoping they'd be the next best thing, but clearly not!

Digging: Bliss Signal - Bliss Signal

wwf
July 5th 2014


6216 Comments


Move Shake Hide is a banger

ChoccyPhilly
July 5th 2014


11794 Comments


Yeah, I'm anxious for their debut.

wwba
July 5th 2014


480 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Captivate is their least annoying song so the LP should be better than this. Damn.. They would be so

much

better if Joey Sturgis produced their material, he seems to be the master of every genre related to

punk.

VolcanoDay
July 5th 2014


136 Comments


This rules. Album will be awesome.

NorwichScene
July 6th 2014


2797 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Debut album will be great. These are awesome live!!

Gameofmetal
Staff Reviewer
July 12th 2014


10471 Comments


wwba please investigate producers first. Joey Sturgis is NOT the master of every genre related to punk. In my opinion at least, I'm trying not to be mean. I suppose you have a right to think that but please look up some other guys first. He cleans things up to much and uses computers to an anal degree. His stuff comes off as fake. Also he has never released a record with audible bass.

NorwichScene
July 15th 2014


2797 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Everyone heard the free EP? New songs sound decent



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