Release DetailsLABEL Diminished Fifth Records
RELEASED ON 9/30/2006
Goodbye Is When the Casket Closes
posted on 1/2007 By:
Yet another average but acceptable metalcore EP offering from a group of kids trying hard...
I have a hard time writing a negative review on this. Partially the label folks faltered me by asking me to personally handle this review and I’m a sucker for an ego stroking , but second and more realistically, this is just one of those not bad/not great American Myspace generation pseudo melo-death-Americore bands that do everything with a youthful exuberance and sleeve covered influence, but no individuality whatsoever.
Every single element of faceless metalcore is here; dual licks, hardcore-ish vocals, some melodic thrashing, some clean vocals, squawking chaos, breakdowns, a few introspective segues, etc, etc, etc. The thing is, none of it's really bad per say. The seven songs are, despite the slightly rough production, competent and respective of today’s DIY metal mantra that allows Diminished Fifth and Orchid’s Curse to be capable of putting out a record and it certainly doesn't do anything wrong. It’s just so alarmingly unoriginal and un-dynamic. At times it could pass for a slightly amateurish demo and at times it manages to be promising and engaging (“Goodbye is When the Casket Closes”, “Mark This Day”, “Style Bleeds”) and measure up to bigger label metalcore releases.
That all being said, there’s simply 1000s of bands doing this very exact same thing, and Orchid’s Curse isn’t good enough to break from the pack just yet.
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