holy shit this came out forever ago... i enjoyed it though
Yeah, this review got delayed at multiple points along the line. Better late than never?
i actually enjoyed art damage, but this one did nothing for me. good written review though.
This band sucks, this album sucks, kill yourself.
I actually have been listening to this band since they started and while i dont think, this album measures up to either of their previous releases, I do like certain qualities of it that were lacking previously, namely the experimentation. I'd say 6/10 is a fair assessment, but I would also say that art damage was an 8/10, it had some really great tracks on it. I also agree, signals being crossed, is easily the best most dynamic song on this album.
PS: m00k, if it wasn't for me, you would have never received that Flee The Seen CD now would you? haha.
this is stupid, there's really no reason to hate fear before. they don't play the scenester bullshit and they change with every album.
always been a guilty pleasure of mine, but I haven't heard this album yet... I like Art Damage...
Love the cd. I think it is absolutely mind blowing, and very powerful. 6/10 is a fair judgement based off of what you wrote about the CD. Personally I'd give it a 8-9-10 though. Keep up the stellar reviews Nick, while I don't always agree with them, I like to hear what you have to say. And admire your writing ability
only listened to this once, but really wasn't feeling much of it. i understand what they're trying to do....they're just not doing a good job of it. they're writing songs with experimentation but they can't make those experimental parts into anything that a listener should care about.
whats ironic about your comment m00k is that FBTMOF actually has two ex-members of HERC. :)
i thought this was one of the best releases of 2006, blew the previous two records away
This album is throwaway garbage compared to Art Damage
I feel like I am taking crazy pills. This band is horribly subpar and they are getting so much praise these days. Does anyone else notice that with every release they are genre hopping around what's big. Sass to Tech to Ambience/Post-Rock. f*ck Nick, f*ck everyone who likes these jerks, and f*ck these jerks in general with their pretencious, shitty hometown hero attitudes.
this is the best album i've heard in a while. it's completely progressive in realizing that there's only so far you can go with hardcore. everyone here who just wants to hear unearth and breakdowns, go f*ck yourselves.
this band actually got really good. hated the last album, love this one
you're an idiot nick. this album is great and their other stuff is complete shit I will agree. But this shit is great.
I wanted to talk shit on Nick for the last review on Herc, but Nick is a hard ass he's a down ass nig
This should have gotten a 7/10, because it's nothing exceptional but at least they are trying something different. The vocals aren't that bad - they're different yes, but i've always liked the approach they have. I actually like how the disc started out with an explosive beginner, tapers down into the middle of the CD, then rockets back up to where the initial sound started to end the album, almost as if coming back around full circle. I think i'm giving this more of a chance because I am intere
Another album that would've gotten at least a 7, if said reviewer was clueless to what band he/she was listening to. But as they did, they surely knew that even though this is a good album, giving a FBTMOF album anything over a 6 would for sure hurt his lambgoat awesomeness, and thus, it gets a 6.
i agree with this review. nothing too amazing...
This is basically the momentum destroying equivelant of irony is a dead scene from dillinger. Any song from this album makes the crowd stop moving and yawn
f*cking amazing disc... too bad this band actually wrote some decent songs and didn't just play generic angry drivel like Architect...listen to this and whatever massachusetts hardcore band you love right now in ten years, I guarantee this will be the more influential album
"my preconceived bias weren't enough to stop me from enjoying many aspects of The Always Open Mouth." way to be a professional
this album should not have been released under the name fbtmof but as a side project or so. Personally I rate this album as 10/10, as there's lots of dynamics, awesome production and well song writing. Its not the shit you people expect and not what you are used to, maybe try listening with "another ear", if you like well written and well thought of songs, you must appreciate this.
its obvious that ashley hasn't listened to the cd if she is calling it boring and predictable