The Plot In You
Happiness In Self Destruction


5.0
classic

Review

by dghipskind USER (2 Reviews)
October 18th, 2015 | 56 replies


Release Date: 10/16/2015 | Tracklist


Originally posted on: http://youreviews.us/

The Plot In You is traditionally a Metalcore band from Ohio. But now they have shifted out of the Metalcore genre and have created a genre of its own. Happiness In Self Destruction pushes the envelope of The Plot In You’s talent. Landon Tewers (Vocalist) wrote the most outrageous lyrics and put them together to create this twisted, but flawless, record.

Happiness In Self Destruction was definitely created to make your skin crawl starting with track one. This isn’t the first album they have tried this technique. The Plot In You has done it from their first EP. But don’t get me wrong, this record is their most versatile album ever. Happiness In Self Destruction has a mix of really heavy songs (Ex. Mind Controlled) and soft songs (Ex. Time Changes Everything).

But the mix of heavy and soft songs doesn’t make the album. It’s Landon Tewers vocal range. Whether it’s his eerie whispers, trembling screams, deep gutturals, or haunting cleans, Landon has truly perfected his vocal range down to the last bit.

Happiness In Self Destruction was released on a new label called Stay Sick Recordings, founded by Fronz of Atilla. They signed to this group due to a fallout with Rise Records because The Plot In You didn’t write the words the Record Company wanted The Plot In You to write. For more information on this, listen to the last minute of the last track called “Happiness In Self Destruction”.

Music doesn’t get better than Happiness In Self Destruction, especially in the track “Living Your Dream”. Even though this track is only almost two and a half minutes, this track has a huge combination of all of the projects Landon Tewers has worked on. Another song I really like is “Washed Up”. I like “Washed Up” for the opposite reason of “Living Your Dream”: “Washed Up” sounds very different than the rest on the album.

In conclusion, Happiness In Self Destruction is a perfect example of how a band should evolve. It is an album that combines past releases and side projects as well as adopting a new sound to separate themselves from the rest. Not only is it different, but it’s something that older fans will love as well as newcomers alike. The three year wait for this album was totally worth it and the work put into it was clearly shown.


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Gameofmetal STAFF (3)
Trapped in my old ways....

draffy613 (4.5)
Heavy and fast as well as slow-paced and balladic, along with decent riffs and an awesome vocalist/s...


Comments:Add a Comment 
impoppy
October 18th 2015


2116 Comments


Jesus Christ

Nocturnalize
October 18th 2015


2463 Comments


[2]

OwMySnauze
October 18th 2015


1857 Comments


Thought this was a Bradnon Needles review

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asaf
October 18th 2015


944 Comments


they've created a genre of their own! ha!

OverSlyZed
October 18th 2015


164 Comments


"But now they have shifted out of the Metalcore genre and have created a genre of its own"

What?...

IGetMyMSG
October 18th 2015


104 Comments


'Music doesn’t get better than Happiness In Self Destruction'

oh boy you've got a lot of listening to do

Snake.
October 18th 2015


21128 Comments


lol jeez

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MarkTheDead
October 18th 2015


699 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'm going to withhold statements about the album or my opinion, just for a friendly piece of advice. If you're going to give an album a bold number, either end of the scale, and review it you should be certain you've defended the opinion very clearly and without bias. You're not doing that here, hence the amount of negativity. Git gud.

alienobserver
October 18th 2015


4495 Comments


that average holy shit

Omeggia
October 18th 2015


198 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

average will drop like a rock soon

IGetMyMSG
October 18th 2015


104 Comments


let's hope

jonabeforecomeback
October 18th 2015


11 Comments


tumblrgrungecore

metalheadrunner
October 18th 2015


343 Comments


First of all, you're new so I won't neg you, but this could use work for sure.

Second of all, it's an unwritten rule of Sputnik that you only post one review per day, so you give all the other users time to have their review featured on the front page. (: just a friendly reminder.

brettgoespunk
October 18th 2015


262 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah trust me... post one per day... i got a lot of shit xD. This album is looking to be top 5 for me this year, but i wouldn't call it a classic, and music does get better. Great album, just not worth the fanboyish/girlish praise. There has to be some things to point out that could use work

MattGandee
October 18th 2015


39 Comments


This review definitely falls under the "gushing fanboy" category, and while the album is easily the band's best work to date, it's certainly not deserving of a 5, and I'm left with the impression that the writer has very narrow tastes. I may be wrong there, but either way, I would definitely recommend that the writer broaden their music spectrum and familiarise themselves with other genres if they plan on writing further reviews; The Plot in You have hardly created a new genre here, they've simply mixed their existing sound with alternative metal and enhanced the production (they're also hardly the first band to combine metalcore and alternative metal, either - just off the top of my head, 36 Crazyfists were doing it well over a decade ago, and even they were hardly pioneers of either genre).

As for the album itself, it's not bad. The change in sound definitely works in the band's favour (hey, a metalcore album where the songs don't all sound the same!) and, despite the dumb lyrics and some overtly conspicuous parroting of the band's "nu metal" influences, it's a pretty easy album to swallow overall. I'd say it's a solid 3, maybe even a 3.5 (though I'd be inclined to lean towards the lower grade to counter this obviously biased review).

alienobserver
October 18th 2015


4495 Comments


don't tell him how to rate his albums. i'd definitely recommend broadening your horizons and doing more research before claiming a band has created a new genre. also i don't have a problem w you 5'ing the album. i doubt it's worthy, sure, due to the recommended section and the fact that you didn't really back it up at all.

MattGandee
October 19th 2015


39 Comments


Yeah, sorry, that was a bit dickish on my part in regards to the album rating. Though I do agree that a strong rating requires a strong case to back it up, and there just wasn't really any case made for it here beyond the reviewer apparently not having heard anything like it before.

Nikkolae
October 19th 2015


5404 Comments


say "happiness in self destruction" again, i dare you,

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MarkTheDead
October 19th 2015


699 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

lol Nikko

Voltimand
October 19th 2015


924 Comments


ERRA just promoted this album on their Facebook. Do I dare check out?

"tumblrgrungecore" ... sounds awful.



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