Release DetailsLABEL SBR Records
RELEASED ON 8/10/2005
posted on 8/2005 By:
Some one forgot to tell the tie wearing, spiky haired Grade 8 that Limp Bizkit’s “Rollin’” was Nu Metal’s hacking death knell and that even the once mighty Korn or actually talented Mudvayne could not even revive it from Durst’s ill conceived throes of expiration. . So, enamored with all things whiny, shouty, stompy, chuggy and beepy, Grade 8 (8th Grade?) jump around for 13 utterly worthless tracks of hideous Nu metal. This is truly awful folks, but I’ve got to admit Grade 8 have balls for A) trying this shit, and B) sending this shit to this website for review. But hey, at least I get to show of my negative vocabulary.
Screamer, singer, Ryan Tooker is bad even by Nu metal’s low standards. He wails with forced angst and sings with a snotty, teen sneer that’s flat out annoying-it’s like the album is him yelling at his parents then bitching about them under his breath after he has been grounded. The guitars are the usual jumpdafuckup crunch, littered with a low end and a few electronic sprinklings (“Oxyrotten” “Fallen Angel”), like they listened to a Fear Factory album twice. A few moody tracks (“Ignore”, “Waiting”, “So Strong”) break up the mindless thump of the album’s generally singular pacing and generically tepid offerings (“Resurrection”, “Everybody”, “Demons”, “Agitated”) and as you can see, Grade 8 have done a wonderful job of recreating Nu metal’s obsession with one song titles-but that’s what dropping out of High School to be a rock star gets you. Truth be told, I think even pissed off, low IQ mall rats may be offended by this release as they have all since upgraded to Atreyu and Hawthorne Heights. Nu metal is sooooo 1990’s dude.
This is bad folks, trust me. As someone that can just barely tolerate 36 Crazy Fists and 40 Below Summer as an open minded metal reviewer, this makes my stomach turn and my penis invert. But you know what? I bet fucking Universal or Warner Bros sign this bunch of goons, they get rich and date my daughter. How’s that for justice for a bad review? Bastards.
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