Release DetailsLABEL Facedown Records
RELEASED ON 5/10/2005
Brood Of Vipers
posted on 5/2005 By:
I'm almost afraid to write how I really feel about Seventh Star due to their obvious toughguy/jock mentality they have going on. Then I realize it's my job to triumph in the face of adversity, no matter how poorly it may be executed, and how girthy their tattooed biceps may be. Sometimes I feel bad about secretly wishing bands would break up. Well, to put it this way, I don't feel bad about publically wishing that Seventh Star would disband entirely.
More Christian metalcore with a singer that sounds like he has a mouth full of beef and thick yet plodding moshy riffs. With a style that's so reliant on having bounce and proper rhythm, they continually fall short in that department with disjointed delivery. Just listen to "Resistance To Resistance" if you don't believe me. Even the stellar talents of Kurt Ballou (Converge) on production are unable to resolve this dangerously tiresome sound. As a friend pointed out, the only time this style was really acceptable was when it had talent and happened six years ago when it was called No Innocent Victim. Never could I imagine being so bored and almost convinced into falling sleeping from a band with distorted guitar and gruff vocals. This is the music I'd imagine escaped gorillas would make after being exposed to some sort of special gas that destroys the area of the brain responsible for "good taste". I actually unwillingly scoffed during parts of "Your Pleasure, My Pain".
I'm not trying to burn any bridges or start anything, but I'm starting to get really dismayed with Facedown Records. If bands like Bloody Sunday, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Seventh Star, and Alove For Enemies are at the level of quality they strive for in their signings, they ought to be out looking for second jobs immediately. It's days like this when I wish I had more thumbs, so that I may point them in a downward direction.
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