Thursday, 10 March 2011
Review #2 - Attila - Rage
Self coined ‘party-deathcore’ band Attila from Atlanta, GA have been on the scene for quite some time but have finally released their full length debut; Rage. I do have to say, for an album with lyrics that seemed to have been written by a retarted, 3 year old monkey that missed out on preschool the album itself is a damn fun listen. I’m not a huge fan of Deathcore but as far as im concerned, this one is on top of the list of Deathcore that’s actually listenable. With above average musicianship on the guitars and drums, what really stood out for me on this record was the vocals. The singer manages to go from a raspy scream, to a low growl, to an odd kind of grunt scream, and at times screams as fast as one of those Auction host people, which is not easy to do with this kind of vocal style and it was one of the first things that i noticed upon my first listen…which undeniably resulted in an insta-full chub hardon. With fantastic catchy-as-hell songs, the lyrics are extremely on the lacking side. Again, the lyrics on this album are fucking wretched. Even though they do go with the beat of the music and fit great, they are just so dull and basic that it saddens me. I think a kenyan who started learning english 4 months ago could have written better lyrics. With lyrics like ” You can’t beat it, you can’t stop it, stick it in your pipe and smoke it!”, “I don’t give a fuck if you like this song, is it heavy enough for you?”,”Who fucking spilled beer on my carpet?” and lastly my personal favourite;” chug chug chug finish that beer!”. Now, don’t get me wrong, the vocalist is obviously talented and probably does write all his lyrics while he is either high, drunk, or both but try and at least put some effort into writing them.
An album that samples bong hits, shot glasses clanking together, Beers being opened, and people choking on said bong hits, one might pass this album off as another mediocre Deathcore record and not take it seriously. The whole theme of this band is to not take life seriously, to party and just fuck shit that moves and although they don’t take it too seriously, the band does a great job of meshing their music together from catchy riff ‘A’ to breakdown to catchy riff ‘B’ and it hooks you right in off of the first part about spilling alcohol on carpets. It is a damn good debut and a must listen for anyone who doesn’t mind their music not being too serious, heavy as fuck and just fun to listen too.
Lasting Appeal: 8/10
Being sold at Hot Topic: fail/10
Attila - Rage
Posted by Jared Vitone at 14:46