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Tower Of Rome World War I

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Tower Of Rome - World War I
1. I Have To Tell You Something...I Eat Light Bulbs
2. Do You Know What Divine Intervention Means?
3. Oh My God! He's Got An Arm Off
4. Save Art; Kill An Art Kid
5. 15 Year Olds Dude, 15 Year Olds
6. 2 Dead Deer + 1 Dead Asian = Lung Cancer
7. Does Your Friend Have A Name Or Should I Just Call Him Lawyer?
8. This Message Will Surely Drain The Life From Any Willing Participants
2006 HeWhoCorrupts Inc.

OUR SCORE
6
USER SCORE
-
Reviewed by: Joel Bennett   //   Published: 6/13/2006

When looking over a release with song titles such as "2 Dead Deer + 1 Dead Asian = Lung Cancer" and eight tracks that span under twelve minutes, one thought enters my mind: Aren't there enough of these bands already

Acts such as the Locust and Daughters certainly popularized spastic grindcore laden with obscure, tongue-in-cheek song titles. World War I is typical of the genre as it features a collection of nonstop blastbeats, whacky tempo changes, and frenzied, indecipherable screams. Heavily distorted guitar riffs do little besides alternate between furious discordance and ten second open chord breakdowns. Although the drumming is impressive in its speed, it offers nothing in terms of diversity as there is little that separates blastbeat from blastbeat. With similarities in vocals and guitar tones, comparisons could easily be made to a more grind-influenced From A Second Story Window.

Since Tower of Rome is a relatively young band, I deemed it necessary to check out their debut EP to measure how they've progressed since the 2004 release of All Is Lost... To their credit, Tower of Rome displays a measurable amount of improvement from their debut release. World War I features more thoughtful riffs, smoother transitions, and proof that they can write a cohesive song over one minute in length ("Does Your Friend Have A Name." clocks in at an impressive two minutes and fifteen seconds!).

Bottom Line: If you're familiar with the whole "noisecore" genre, you pretty much know what to expect from a band like Tower Of Rome. While World War I isn't treading any new ground, it serves as a noteworthy progression from Tower Of Rome's last effort and intimates that this band might have the ability to do good things in the future if they fine-tune their songwriting ability and decide to break the mold.

Comments
durp_   posted 3/12/2008 9:06:49 AM
yeah except he doesnt gravity blast you f*cking retard.
dawsvnn_   posted 2/11/2008 1:52:24 PM
f*ck this band, they're boring as hell. maybe they'll do better on the next record. for now i'm sticking to the new baroness and disfear.

oh, and the guy above me is forgetting that headbanger's ball plays municipal waste. dave witte owns yours f*cking face, and definitely TOR's shitty drummer's annoying gravity blasts/st. anger snare tone.
Dillon_   posted 2/22/2007 6:41:07 AM
doesn't matter how many of these kind of bands come out, the fact is: Alot of them are actually pretty good, some of them (like this one) VERY f*ckING GOOD. And it's just one more soldier in the army against the MTV menace. Plus "OH MY GOD! he's got an arm off" kicks more ass then anything headbangers ball could ever come out with. OWNED
samshutitdown_   posted 6/28/2006 11:59:38 PM
i love tower of rome
anonymous   posted 6/17/2006 6:46:52 PM
no it got a 5 or something like that

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