So I’ve been listening to Attack Attack!‘s first full length; Someday Came Suddenly for the last 3 days. I thought of giving a chance since I rarely listens to Metalcore (not that I have anything against them-ed), so yeah I give it a try. ‘Sides I’m dying to know what’s the big deal with Crabcore (AA! is labelled as Crabcore, that is just…funny-ed). Yeah yeah I know Crabcore dah basi, but come on, the Crabcore body posture is hilarious,fucking hilarious!
So anyway Someday Came Suddenly was released by Rise Records in 2008 with the following line up:
Johnny Franck – clean vocals, rhythm guitar
Andrew Whiting – lead guitar
John Holgado – bass guitar
Andrew Wetzel – drums, percussion
Caleb Shomo – synthesizers, keyboards, vocals
Bro, Ashley’s Here
Shred, White, and Blue
What Happens If I Can’t Check My MySpace When We Get There?
The People’s Elbow
Kickin’ Wing, Animal Doctor
Dr. Shavargo, Pt. 3
I picked 5 songs to review:
Hot Grills and High Tops – Someday Came Suddenly starts with Hot Grills and High Tops. Listening to it for the first time reminds me of Albuquerque’s crunkcore unit, Brokencyde. Nothing really outstanding, just some generic dance beat, with some toasting and screaming (which really sounded like Brokencyde). Well, not really impressive.
Party Foul – Another generic metalcore song. The keyboard in this track reminds me of The Padang‘s No Mercy. Resembles much? You decide. Oh hey no auto tuned vocals!
Interlude – I don’t know why Caleb Shomo included the track from his side project. Seriously it’s just a waste. Probably he just throw in whatever he can get. What do you think?
Outro – An instrumental piano piece. Surprisingly it’s good. Yes, I mean it in a good way.
-Production wise, the recording quality is good. Every instruments are audible.
– The element of surprise, for example the techno part on the second track. But it’s either you loe it or hate it.
-Does not really stand out from other generic Metalcore. Bland.
-The auto tune vocals suck real bad. A huge turn off of the album. Should’ve not include it in the album.
-Unispiring song structures, I tend to skipped each song whenever they hit 1 minute of playing.