Can't Swim
Death Deserves a Name


4.0
excellent

Review

by outliers USER (2 Reviews)
December 4th, 2020 | 17 replies


Release Date: 2016 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Admirable authenticity

Sometimes less is more in a debut. The five-piece pop-punk/ emo rockers, Can't Swim, know what they are and know what they aren't in their debut EP, Death Deserves a Name, which arguably succeeds most at giving off a refreshing sense of authenticity. The lyricism is not particularly poetic, and no single aspect is particularly groundbreaking; yet that does not prevent the group from creating an engaging, albeit rather short, five-track listen.

A thundering bass line collides with crashing drums and stabbing vocals to quickly lay the groundwork of Death Deserves a Name in the opening track, "Your Clothes." It is hard to ignore the up-tempo melodies which energetically weave their way through the EP. Vocalist Chris LoPorto powerfully expresses all the feelings one expectedly endures in the aftermath of a failed relationship: self-loathing, resentment, and helplessness. The listener can't help but to yell along with LoPorto in tracks "Come Home" and "Right Choice" as he continuously laments the pain of heartbreak. Death Deserves A Name successfully walks the tightrope of repetitiveness to the softer, closing title track, where LoPorto's chaotic emotion is on full display as he continually pleads,"A death deserves a name, I've got all my life to bear this pain!" in climatic fashion.

Death Deserves A Name is a fun, 14 minute debut deserving of praise for its own unique twist in a genre full of worn-out retreads. It serves as a desperately needed breath of fresh air in the pop-punk landscape and is worthy of a listen for any fan of the genre.


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Comments:Add a Comment 
outliers
December 4th 2020


1876 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

short review for a 4+ year old EP with only 72 ratings

Get Low
December 4th 2020


9014 Comments


i can tell you're not a veteran at posting reviews on this site :/ (not a dig on your writing; a dig on the formatting errors)

outliers
December 4th 2020


1876 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lol what gave it away

Get Low
December 4th 2020


9014 Comments


Well it looks like it's in the right spot now. What's causing those diamond question marks?

outliers
December 4th 2020


1876 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

we cookin now after a rough start! and not sure what caused the errors, i had to manually delete sections of the text and re-write em the exact same way they were submitted

Get Low
December 4th 2020


9014 Comments


Just for your troubles, I'm going to listen to this short EP right now and let you know what I think!

Get Low
December 4th 2020


9014 Comments


My in-depth, comprehensive opinion of this EP is:

It's okay 3/5

outliers
December 4th 2020


1876 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i was hoping by buttering you up on the Novelists thread i'd at least get a 4 out of you fml

Get Low
December 4th 2020


9014 Comments


hahaha, sorry

Minushuman24
December 4th 2020


4601 Comments


so many good memories attached to this album.

SlothcoreSam
December 4th 2020


2900 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Their best release.

The new EP they released today sounds nothing like this, come to think of it, every release they have put out sounds unique.

Digging: Hospital Bracelet - South Loop Summer

SteakByrnes
December 4th 2020


22106 Comments


Oh shit a review from the boi outliers, good review brother

outliers
December 5th 2020


1876 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks Steakypop, make sure to check this boi



And i love the uniqueness on this Sloth, i haven't heard anything up to and since this release which is pretty damn tough to do. Haven't really cared much for their later work tho

outliers
December 5th 2020


1876 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0



SteakByrnes
December 5th 2020


22106 Comments


Yea I'll give this a spin my son

Feather
December 7th 2020


6426 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Can't swim is a very okay band! They are pretty solid live as well. Good little write-up btw, have a pos.

Sinternet
December 8th 2020


23733 Comments


yeah they're a better live band than studio but this ep slaps



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