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The Number Twelve Looks Like You Nuclear. Sad. Nuclear.

01. The Devil's Dick Disaster 02. Texas Dolly 03. Clarissa Explains Cuntainment 04. Track Four 05. The Proud Parents Convention Held at the ER MP3 06. An Aptly Fictional Description 07. Like a Cat 08. Remembrance Dialogue 09. An Exercise in Self Portraiture: Go Shoot Yourself 10. Operating on a Re-Run Episode 11. Track Eleven 12. Category
2005 Eyeball Records
Our score 7


It is no surprise that, thus far, this group has been a love 'em or hate 'em band. Most of the comments I've heard about them favor the latter instead of the former. However, while I can't speak to their live performance, they do present a record that is solid enough to steer clear of the hate 'em side of things. At the same time, I can understand any general dislike expressed for this band because they are all over the place. Regardless, they are all over the place in a sort of good way. It's difficult to even begin to describe their newest offering, Nuclear. Sad. Nuclear. Some moments sound like Man or Astro Man colliding with a more melodic version of the Locust. Other moments can be a little jazzy. There's harmonic power metal guitars that then lead into death growls, that progress into clean stretches of song. Some parts sound too close to Dillinger for comfort. Overall, however, I found myself thinking of the general sound as akin to many Level Plane styled screamo bands. In the same sense, many times I was reminded of Love Lost But Not Forgotten by the vocals overlaying the guitar and bass interplay. If you're confused right now, again I don't blame you and can understand why most listeners would hate the combination of the aforementioned styles. Nuclear. Sad. Nuclear. just needs to be listened to. Though The Number Twelve Looks Like You somehow manages to pull this blending off well, it can, however, lead to problems at times. Many of the more metal natured riffs, or sometimes riffs in general, just sound like piecemeal riffs borrowed from other influences. Another aspect of this recording that detracts from the overall quality is the recording itself. The sound as a whole is very flat without a lot of power or fullness coming from the bass and guitars. This holds true for the drums as well, sounding like they're in another room. Better production coupled with more stringent filtering of musical ideas would surely create something greater on future releases. Bottom Line: If you can get past the schizophrenic nature of this band, or the shortcomings of this record, you will probably find a lot in Nuclear. Sad. Nuclear. to make you return for repeated listens. However, if you are of the more traditional hardcore or metal school, then this is probably not for you.


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matt_ 6/30/2005 4:56:57 PM

this is a great album. buy it if you like this stuff.

Emil_ 7/13/2005 3:17:09 AM

this is disappointing. buy "put on your rosy red glasses".

SMokeOutLoud_ 8/24/2005 10:28:55 AM

Good. I Agree Matt, there's even some growls in there, i would like to hear the rest. *shits*

mike_ 8/24/2005 10:29:29 AM

this album sucks, nothing good about it. review is way off.

anonymous 8/24/2005 10:59:53 AM

number 12 sounds like poo!!!!!!!!!!!! oh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

anonymous 8/24/2005 11:28:14 AM

i've said itbefore, i'll say it again... 12 wishes they were lovelost but not forgotten only they take it in the ass too much to worry about music, only how cool their thrift shop clothes and lisps are.

xcowabungax_ 8/24/2005 11:40:44 AM

shit album, shit band, shit lives, no read or care

ion_stasi_ 8/24/2005 12:18:40 PM

GREAT ALBUM and GREAT musicians! Extremely talented and technical... I agree that after a few listens you'll think that it's probably not as good as put on your rosy, but the more you listen, the more it'll grow on you. The song structures are better and there are more new ideas and genres crammed into one CD... which make for more interesting songs.. (e.g. clean tone guitar riffs in the first 2 tracks). The number 12 have created their own genre, and it won't appeal to everyone but to those th

jeff_ 8/24/2005 12:39:10 PM

^yeah, but put on your rosy red glasses is 40x better

corycamefalling_ 8/24/2005 12:48:02 PM

awesome album, not as good as put on your rosy glasses but still pretty sweet

throwtheballyes_ 8/24/2005 1:34:13 PM

Seriously. This band is plain awful. Stop pretending to like this band because you probably really don't. Go hang yourself with you white belt.

Strangled_with_A_Halo_ 8/24/2005 1:46:50 PM

Horrible, talentless band. terrible live. No redeeming values whatsoever. Hopefully their tour bus will drive off a cliff.

hxcobd_ 8/24/2005 2:00:22 PM

Awesome band, awesome CD

CUNT FACE_ 8/24/2005 2:55:17 PM

Great band, Great album, They are way better LIVE the no CD

gorebuzzaw_ 8/24/2005 3:19:05 PM

this band is FALSE.

ipoopedinyourcloset_ 8/24/2005 3:38:27 PM

Sounds like the reviewer was almost apologizing for liking it. When you like something but keep mentioning what you think others won't like, it f*cks up the review. Sure these guys look like fruit f*cks, but it's still OK to enjoy their music, which is pretty damn good.

beard_ 8/24/2005 3:38:34 PM

Im not into traditional ash levitt reviews.

the_terror_ 8/24/2005 4:01:50 PM

the singer went to the same college as me....he was a tool!

jn_ 8/24/2005 4:24:11 PM

great album. put on your rosy glasses is completely incomparable - this is much more screamo as opposed to the last albums metalcore.

dave_ 8/24/2005 6:12:22 PM

this record f*cking owns. no worse or better than poyrrg. it's just different. the number 12 are amazing.

fAGgots!_ 8/24/2005 6:15:02 PM

"Horrible, talentless band. terrible live. No redeeming values whatsoever. Hopefully their tour bus will drive off a cliff." go listen to terror or as i lay dying you f*cking gay. you wouldn't know talent if it punched you in the face.

Coley Thrash_ 8/24/2005 6:34:46 PM

This new song is f*cking rad. And these Death/Grind growls are not half-assed either. This is full on guttural shit. I am impressed. I am proud, haha.

killemokids_ 8/24/2005 6:35:20 PM

love this band. good record but the production should've been different, like the production on put on your rosy red glasses. the rememberance dialogue should have been removed though as it has no purpose and goes nowhere. 8/10

ismokeanddrinkfuckedgeha!_ 8/24/2005 8:19:37 PM

you guys are sooooo rightous, this band is FALSE, haha word, naaaailed that on the head

vcreationv_ 8/24/2005 8:44:47 PM

great record from a great band. suck my butt

XomeletX_ 8/24/2005 11:16:18 PM

I only listened to five or so seconds of the samep but it sounded like boring shit.

Selvin_ 8/25/2005 1:08:33 AM

Sonic Brilliance

fataaron_ 8/25/2005 5:15:43 AM


panzer_ 8/25/2005 5:47:22 AM

If that MP3 (at 128k) was any semblance to the production of the CD, thats probably enough to drive me away from the disc. Granted Ive always liked 12, but when it sounds like your listening to a band through ear plugs, thats pretty bad.

throwtheballyes_ 8/25/2005 9:33:42 AM

This just in: this band still can't write a real song to save their lives

scared_to_death_ 8/25/2005 11:04:21 AM

dude, again, review a friggin record, you're making it way to obvious that you review for LG. Oh I can see why you wouldn't like it, oh i won't really state my opinion, oh people love and hate them, oh blah blah. Just describe the f*cking tracks, you didn't even name ONE track.

Cory_ 8/25/2005 2:22:19 PM

If I ever read a movie review that described scenes from the film or an art critique that talked about a segment of the piece, I'd probably just be annoyed and/or pissed. Instead, I'd rather hear about an album or group as a whole and whether or not different elements of their sound work. I suppose you'd prefer it if every review went like this: "Track 1 had a sick br00tal breakdown and then some jun-jun-wee parts and THEN there were all these crazy death metal growls and then a jazzy part!

James_ 8/25/2005 3:02:35 PM

Great album. Awesome band. I don't see what's so bad about them, unless you just don't like different music.

Ash_ 8/25/2005 3:11:58 PM

Thank you, Cory. I was too lazy to do that myself, even though I was thinking it.

hxcporno_ 8/25/2005 3:15:33 PM

scared_to_death_ 8/25/2005 4:35:53 PM

Cory, it's nice of you to defend fellow reviewers, but your comments are very short sighted. I don't need a total description, but he didn't mention any tracks that stood out, or had something unique about them. It'd be cool to know, oh the first few tracks are boring, etc. It's just annoying that a lot of these reviews feel like walking on eggshells to me, like afraid to make any kind of statement, or just deliberately inflammatory and insulting just to create a "controversial" review. thats al

Ash_ 8/25/2005 4:42:21 PM

I didn't make any such statements in this review because I didn't feel that they were necessary. Do I really need to explain it anyway?

matt_ 8/25/2005 5:56:55 PM

This band hit on my girlfriend at a show. Theyre still really good though, and one of my top albums of this year.

ipoopedinyourcloset_ 8/25/2005 7:09:20 PM

^^ Girlfriend must have a penis. These guys look like they prefer the company of men. Sweet damn CD though.

12_ 8/25/2005 8:28:31 PM

^ you are correct we love the dick

radish_ 8/26/2005 1:58:26 AM

this band is too gimmicky and the songs dont go anywhere. comparing them to love lost is a crime

zero_x_potential_ 8/26/2005 12:47:34 PM

nice band, funny d00dz, good cd. i prefer "put on your rosy red glasses," but this is still a good listen.

pea tear griffen_ 8/28/2005 11:09:24 AM

i liked this band better when they were called DISCORDANCE AXIS. derrrrrr.

Discordance Axis_ 8/30/2005 10:22:19 AM

Please, don't drag our good name into this pile of writhing c-m-hungry homosex.

killmachine_ 8/31/2005 7:56:35 PM

I have good faith in them. It took about 2 weeks for me to dig on Put on your rossy red glasses. More less like "hmmm I don't know about this shit". After that I've been waiting for a new release. I'm gonna buy it, if is sucks I'll use it as a coaster. I also think this band has plenty of talent lacking in the hardcore type field these days.

richard_ 9/4/2005 10:27:04 PM


KiteEatingTree_ 9/12/2005 10:40:30 PM

this band sucked, i saw them in dayton and they blew ass around the backyard

you know who_ 9/28/2005 5:38:51 PM

F@#$ all you pussies that can't appreciate brilliant music when you hear it... you wouldn't know if it f@#$ed you sister while ripping out her hair... and more than likely you like bands like silverstein and hawthorne hieghts... you can all rot... listen to this shit... it is what it is... peace

corey_ 10/14/2005 9:03:49 PM

not a huge fan of this album. I liked the production of the album they released before this alot better. It did the few good parts of their songs justice.

Rob_ 1/4/2006 1:11:40 PM

Anyone shit talking this band obviously has no musical credibilitly in the first place, and probobly thinks that Madball and blood for blood are the best bands in the world. With that said, f*ck you narrow minded hardcore gays. This band truly displays music talent in every way, break every mold thinkable, this CD is for people who truly appreciate muscianship, not 3 powerchord yell about street life gayry. Good day. any shit talkers? email me please.

Michaelll!_ 4/20/2006 3:42:28 PM

nuclear.sad.nuclear. amazinggg!(period)

michaelll! again!_ 4/20/2006 3:46:52 PM


amanda_ 8/8/2006 10:49:47 PM

number 12 is my faveorite band. there sound is different and is amazing. the lyrics have thought. this cd is great.

RyanATF_ 1/30/2007 7:13:51 PM

What happened? A band that was decent w/ their first album churns out this piece of crap. Sounds like a bunch of emo kids screaming in a photo booth in the mall...