The Word Alive
MONOMANIA


2.0
poor

Review

by mika USER (62 Reviews)
February 22nd, 2020 | 22 replies


Release Date: 02/21/2020 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Too Close to Rip Off

When I look for emotion in a post-hardcore/alternative rock effort, one band always comes to my mind: Too Close to Touch. This right here is nothing more than The Word Alive ripping them off bit by bit. Don’t tell me you can’t hear a track like “Burning Your World Down” and not think it’s a haphazardly-written Haven’t Been Myself B-side, and that’s one of the better songs on this display of averageness that would’ve been better off in the bargain bin of your local Walmart trash can--er, I mean, discount CD section. While nothing here is inherently awful, it’s very telling that Telle Smith refuses to accept the grim reality that, maybe his newer efforts aren’t as inspired as he thinks they are. A couple tracks may stand out, but only by a slim margin. Everything else is nothing more than just Too Close to Touch-lite. I may have been more forgiving in the past, with records like Violent Noise, but at least those albums bothered to pretend to give a fuck about artistic integrity. This is soulless, banal, yet otherwise inoffensive when you forget about the band The Word Alive is shamelessly aping.



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veninblazer
February 22nd 2020


12215 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

this was just for fun tbh

Pheromone
Contributing Reviewer
February 22nd 2020


14982 Comments


two word alive reviews sput is reborn

Digging: Moral Decay - To Build an End

Sinternet
February 22nd 2020


24240 Comments


nice soundoff deathbat, trebor's getting jealous

Point1
February 22nd 2020


851 Comments


damn im starting to think this album is a 2/5

sixdegrees
February 22nd 2020


11843 Comments


soundoffs don't get you enough attention or what

veninblazer
February 22nd 2020


12215 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

what did i not just say in my first comment

sixdegrees
February 22nd 2020


11843 Comments


I think we can go deeper

Dewinged
Staff Reviewer
February 22nd 2020


24913 Comments


We better not.

Digging: King Woman - Celestial Blues

veninblazer
February 23rd 2020


12215 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

only one person appreciates my genius i'm hurt >

blairfox
February 23rd 2020


3 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

DOES ANYONE CARE



IS ANYONE EVEN LISTENIN TO MEEEEE



i remember listening to burning your world down and thinkin "this shit is already old as fuck"

GhostB1rd
February 23rd 2020


7939 Comments


Nice dude, starring out profanity in 2020.

veninblazer
February 23rd 2020


12215 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

@Ghost: fixed

GhostB1rd
February 23rd 2020


7939 Comments


You put three *** before.

Fuck is four letters.

You have failed.

GhostB1rd
February 23rd 2020


7939 Comments


Your entire life has been a lie.

Valzentia
February 23rd 2020


1156 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

doesn't the site auto-star profanity out?

veninblazer
February 23rd 2020


12215 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

yeah. so ghost, it was auto-starred my dude

GhostB1rd
February 23rd 2020


7939 Comments


Excuses.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
February 23rd 2020


67021 Comments


cool sentence bro

veninblazer
February 23rd 2020


12215 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

don't mind if i steal it

Lord(e)Po)))ts
February 23rd 2020


67021 Comments


i meant your review



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