Buckcherry
Warpaint


1.0
awful

Review

by industry plant USER (35 Reviews)
March 8th, 2019 | 14 replies


Release Date: 03/08/2019 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Somebody rescue them.

Buckcherry have had a mixed bag of a career; they've proven that they're capable of making something that's good as some mindless fun party album, and then Josh Todd's vocals show up to take a dump all over the hard work of the poor instrumentalists that he's taken under his wing. So where does Warpaint stand in the bag❓ Well...sh*t.

The instrumentalists are, for the most part, not the problem here; when they're not stealing riffs (more on that later) they're doing everything in their power to at least make the album bearable, and they actually create some decent—even catchy—backing tracks. The primary issue with Warpaint is good ol' Josh Todd; he's gotten completely desperate to hit notes way out of his range to complement the rip-off "glam metal had a baby with Led Zeppelin" sound they're attempting to pull off, and it sounds like he's being penetrated by a Satanic anthropomorphic orca. Also, they decided that in "Bent" that bitcrushing his vocals was a brilliant idea, creating the most abysmal vocal performance in the history of middle of the road radio rock. And the problem with the instrumentalists, on the other hand, is their plagarism of riffs—the intro riff in "The Alarm", for instance, is the exact same as that of Beware of Darkness' "Howl". Although Buckcherry obviously isn't known for original ideas, they've been around since 1995, so if they've really run out of riffs with the current guy they should have just replaced their guitarist with a more creative one, or at the very least just rehashed "Crazy B*tch" 13 times and called it a new album. As for the bass and drums, its basically what you expect from a Buckcherry release.

As for the production, it tends to be focused most of the time, before starting random experiments such as the aforementioned bitcrushing out of nowhere. The band seems to want to expand, but they've been sitting in their comfort zone for so long that they're utterly terrified of expanding their boundaries, which is one of the many reasons why post-grunge died the painful death it did. Much like their brethren, Buckcherry refuse to evolve other than the most basic of experiments, and when the experiments begin it's comparable to B.F. Skinner trying to figure out what would happen if we locked three humans in a box with nothing but dog food for three days while electrocuting the poor chap who refused to do the experiment, which drags the album down even further than it would be had they made a legitimate effort to do so.

In closing, with the instrumentalists trying to save the album while Todd—and to some extent, the producer—beat it to death with Peter Griffin's morbidly obese body, Warpaint is a failure on nearly every level. While it does have some alright instrumentals that would probably work on literally any other generic rock record, the vocals, the production and the plagarism cause this war to end before it even starts, with the clear victory going to the mercy that befalls you when the album finally ends. Avoid at all costs.



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WeepinnWillow
March 8th 2019


819 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Album stream: https://open.spotify.com/album/7Fpq5DJTi4EF9g8NwU5zQl?si=wYB53mdLT5eSDN50HJ7kRQ



Constructive criticism is always appreciated. Holy god this is bad

Digging: BABYMETAL - Metal Galaxy

WeepinnWillow
March 8th 2019


819 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Also to back up my plagarism points:



Beware of Darkness - Howl: https://youtube.com/watch?v=a9BCFWr53WU

Buckcherry - The Alarm: https://youtube.com/watch?v=gLo2N-Myqu8



Lawsuits ahoy...?

veninblazer
March 8th 2019


10169 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Good review

Absolute trainwreck of an album

Digging: Dayseeker - Sleeptalk

William21
March 8th 2019


490 Comments


This band was never good imo

GhostB1rd
March 9th 2019


4123 Comments


That album cover photo is 10/10 and then they messed it up with the framing and horrible text choices.

WeepinnWillow
March 9th 2019


819 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

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thezouz
March 9th 2019


70 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Album art is superior to music here imo

WeepinnWillow
March 9th 2019


819 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

@William I liked their first couple albums tbh



@zouz The album art is the best part and it should have been used by a band that doesnt suck

Snake.
March 9th 2019


21805 Comments


check the new pissgrave [2]

jayt851
March 13th 2019


368 Comments


This album is overhated but it's nothing like their earlier albums

Digging: Annihilator - Ballistic, Sadistic

WeepinnWillow
March 14th 2019


819 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

no it sucks

veninblazer
March 14th 2019


10169 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

lmao imagine thinking a buckcherry album is overhated

WeepinnWillow
March 14th 2019


819 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

imagine thinking Buckcherry is overhated

veninblazer
March 14th 2019


10169 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

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