Tower of Rome
All Is Lost...All Is Lost...All Is Yet To Be Found


3.5
great

Review

by Supercoolguy64 USER (85 Reviews)
January 9th, 2017 | 7 replies


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This is the type of shit to crush your Monsters too

All Is Lost...All Is Lost...All Is Yet To Be Found is the debut album by Chicago nu-grind outfit Tower of Rome. The eleven-track, nine-minute full-length includes many staples of the 2000’s MySpace-core sound: Glossy, treble-heavy production, dog-yelp vocals, and metalcore-esque “chugga-chugga” riffage. When I first listen to this album, I thought it sounded like a shitty run-of-the-mill grindcore album. After a while I realized that it was actually great run-of-the-mill grindcore! The production is too bright for my tastes; loud vocals and loud drums doesn’t suit the quiet-by-comparison guitars well, and that vocalist’s voice get’s pretty grating after a while. Still, “Girls That Smoke Gross Me Out To The Max” has a bitchin’ metalcore breakdown near the end that makes me want to crush a scenester’s head with my 120 lb cock, even if that breakdown is rehashed (poorly) on “I Guess Moods Just Go With The Seasons Around Here”. Annoying production/vocals mixed with excellent riffs and trax. Just like this band, I don't have a whole lot to say, and because of that this review will be short, just like their debut album.



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Supercoolguy64
January 9th 2017


9096 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

I only wrote this so that this band has a thread m////////////////////////

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zaruyache
January 9th 2017


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Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

wth

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calmrose
January 9th 2017


5283 Comments


They Say She Died... is a killer track, album as a whole is pretty meh though and gets grating rather quickly

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zaruyache
January 9th 2017


21599 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

the heavy parts are pretty good, but everything else is fairly bad.

calmrose
January 9th 2017


5283 Comments


pretty much yeah, just gave this another spin since it has been awhile and it doesn't hold up well at all, bumped down

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
January 10th 2017


14594 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Band is pretty meh

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Sniff
January 10th 2017


5894 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Band is pretty fun



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