The Plot In You
Dispose


1.0
awful

Review

by DropTune USER (65 Reviews)
May 31st, 2018 | 28 replies


Release Date: 2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Poor songwriting and uninspired music makes Dispose 2018's rock-bottom.

Fearless Records manufactures music the same way Starbucks does coffee. They keep the wheel turning as they cycle scene groups in and out of the spotlight. All of them fit into a mold as they push for “individuality” and “emotional liberation.” They all rely on detuned chugs, uninspired screams, and overly emotional lyrics. They practically own the Warped Tour as a guaranteed number of bands appear on the lineup each year. The sad part is their formula works. They have fans eating out of their hands each time Fearless debut a new act. Even if their work is bad, it’s still consistent. Fearless Records impressed me after the release of Feel Something. The album was innovative and different. It was refreshing to hear in today’s musical climate, and a friend of mine recommended me one of their newer acts The Plot in You.

The Plot in You boasts a young lineup who already have four LP’s under their belt. The lead singer, Landon Tewers, is only 28 years old. This comes to no surprise as the vocalists biggest influence is Oli Sykes. With youth comes inexperience, and with inexperience comes Dispose. Much as the name suggests, this album is disposable in every regard. The music is bland, forgettable, and sophomoric to the point of satire. There’s nothing distinctly memorable after hearing it. I find it difficult to understand how listeners find any takeaways on this album. The production quality is overdone and works against the record. There’s so much going on vocally and instrumentally. Each song has a synth pop canvas that is unnecessarily dramatic. The deep guitars pour over it as the vocalist switches styles throughout the song. They’re throwing sounds at the wall to see what sticks, and quite frankly, none of them do.

‘Rigged’ instantly showcases the groups various problems. The exaggerated soundscape, noisy guitars, and poor vocal performance made me question how this was a professional release. The lyrics are immature even for a post-hardcore record. The first verse begins with, “What do I say?/They told me that I'm too much to handle/I've gotten way too f***ing carried away/And damn it's a shame these f***ers had the best and they blew it/I'm running circles around the p***ies they made.” The edginess is real in this one. The worst part is Landon Tewers is the only credited writer here. None of the lyrics sound inspired or legitimate. It’s so forced and corny that even pre-teens can see through it. The lyrics only get worse as the album progresses. “Do you remember what I said/The night that I just spilled my soul?/I told you things about myself/Things that no one else should know,” from ‘The One You Loved,’ is so vague. The music doesn’t even sell the drama since it’s the same as any other track.

The closing track ‘Disposable Fix’ is a million times worse than any song on this album. The lyrics are pure genius. “I could have ***ed her for days/But thinking about it/Maybe I just thrive on the chase,” is tattoo worthy. The fourth verse is just amazing, “F***ed with too many petty bitches/Ain't got time for this s**t/Those peasant p***ies probably took it.” The conclusion hits you right in the feels with, “You're not a victim of s**t/I put myself on the back burner/Held myself back for you/I'm a disposable fix.” Hold on, let me grab some Kleenex. The song is so relatable and realistic that I’m remembering an obscure past relationship. Maybe after this I can go binge some Breathe Carolina to ease the pain.

The vocal performance is so distracting. It’s not really consistent since Tewers is doing his best to imitate artists more successful than he is. ‘I Always Wanted to Leave’ has him boast a winey pop falsetto that sounds artificial. The way he sings “Why do I keep giving time away” makes me want to bash my head into a wall. ‘The One You Loved’ has a Carrie Underwood-style chorus. It doesn’t fit into the song and made me laugh when I first heard it. ‘Paid In Full’ is their best attempt at copying Bring Me the Horizon. It’s embarrassing at how hard they try throughout the album. Tewers isn’t talented enough to even hit the key. I almost forget they’re not a tribute act. Kellin Quinn, Vic Fuentes, Oli Sykes, Austin Carlile, they’re all copied on this album. Throw in any metalcore or post-hardcore vocalist from the past 10 years and you’re done.

Dispose is one of the worst albums you’ll hear this year. I should have gotten the hint after Loudwire named it their fifth best album of 2018 so far. It’s such a shameless cash grab that it doesn’t deserve the chance to even be noticed. The real kicker is they’ve been marketing this release since June 2017. Who even anticipated this release? Why would anyone anticipate this album anyways? Not even the marketing makes any sense. I wouldn’t recommend this album to anyone. Fans of metalcore, emo, or post-hardcore have so many options. These guys are already obsolete. They can’t even hold a G-chord without tripping over their amp cables. Do yourselves a favor and go listen to somebody else.

Standout Tracks
None.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
JayEnder
May 31st 2018


6607 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Damn son. Brutal. Hate to say I agree with a lot of this... Disposable Fix is so fucking bad it baffles me that the same guy who made this album made Happiness In Self Destruction.

DropTune
May 31st 2018


1292 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

The songwriting kills the album. I wouldn't have had a problem with it if every song didn't sound like something written on a bathroom stall.

OwMySnauze
May 31st 2018


2057 Comments


Tewers should’ve stayed with Before Their Eyes. Band could’ve been way better with him in it.

brainmelter
May 31st 2018


6943 Comments


pos, band is trash

Digging: Black Curse - Endless Wound

butt.
May 31st 2018


7135 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

1.0 is a little ridiculous if I'm being honest, though I'll admit this was a big step down from HISD. Their lyrics have never been anything special, and yeah there are some cringey lines here. Have you listened to Landon's side project Ai640? It's 100% different from this and the newest EP is really good. His solo record Dynamite is also has some great tracks. It's frustrating because I know he can do so much better than Dispose.

SteakByrnes
May 31st 2018


17809 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Yea even I think a 1 is too much for this, there's a couple of great songs on here especially, Feel Nothing



Also, you say Tewers is imitating other vocalists, which is just flat out wrong



"This comes to no surprise as the vocalists biggest influence is Oli Sykes"

Also not true

Digging: The Motion Mosaic - Avant-Garbage

Darius the Great
May 31st 2018


21592 Comments


Did this band sellout or fall off or lose too many important members or what

SteakByrnes
May 31st 2018


17809 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

They more or less just didn't want to write metalcore anymore

DropTune
May 31st 2018


1292 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

>Yea even I think a 1 is too much for this

To each's own I guess. Personally, after listening to the album 5 times, I can't think of a better rating for it. The album accomplishes nothing. It's counterproductive and makes them look amateur. It degrades their value as a band. Why would it be worth anything more? Novelty value is meaningless considering they're evolving from metalcore. This isn't even a metalcore album. I'm not even sure post-hardcore fits either. It sounds like an alt-rocker to me. I don't know what his biggest influence is. He copies Oli Sykes *so much* in this album that I pretty much assumed he was his favorite.



As for ButtBoy, I don't know how you even gave this a 3.5. There are a ton of problems here. Ai640 is a step above this in my opinion, but even so, there's no excuse for his side project to be better than his current one. That adds to the fact he didn't put effort into this album. I know this review was harsh, which was my intention, but that's only to show how little this album means. In a landscape where scene groups copy each other to get by, what the hell is the point of Dispose? It's white noise. Bands do the exact same thing but better. It was obsolete before it came out.

po0ty
June 1st 2018


621 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

The only half decent song on this is Feel Nothing, and even then its still generic as hell and a poor imitation of BMTH



I don't know why he thinks his half whisper/on the verge of crying spoken verses sound good. It just ruins every song.

Storm In A Teacup
June 1st 2018


27388 Comments


i saw this band live. didn't grab me

DropTune
June 1st 2018


1292 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

That's pretty much my point. His vocals are the reason why this album sucks.

Aerisavion
June 1st 2018


2770 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Gotta say I disagree with a lot of y’all - yeah this has nothing on Happiness In Self Destruction, but there’s some decent music here imo



Shame this album is such a step down though

DropTune
June 1st 2018


1292 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

I'm shocked you even gave this a 3.

Aerisavion
June 1st 2018


2770 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Well I wouldn’t call this album 2018s rock bottom that’s for sure haha, that award belongs to Outsider.

butt.
June 1st 2018


7135 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I adjusted my rating down to a 3.0, I think that's more accurate. I could understand a 2.5, but 1.0 implies there's not a single decent thing here. The ending of Rigged is so powerful. The big moments in One Last Time are big. Feel Nothing & Not Just Breathing are like better versions of what BMTH tries to do (and if you think Oli Sykes is Tewers' biggest influence, you're way off).

DropTune
June 1st 2018


1292 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

I totally forgot about that album. Even so, Outsider put effort into making it sound awful. I'm convinced these guys didn't give a damn about how Dispose turned out.

Aerisavion
June 1st 2018


2770 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Forgetting about it was probably the best outcome tbh

sempiturtle
June 1st 2018


1548 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

when you liked this album lmao





DropTune
June 1st 2018


1292 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

But why?



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