Curl Up and Die - Unfortunately We're Not Robots (Cover Artwork)

Curl Up and Die

Curl Up and Die: Unfortunately We're Not RobotsUnfortunately We're Not Robots (2002)
Revelation Records

Reviewer Rating: 4.5

Contributed by: TheSunHasSetOnEmo20TheSunHasSetOnEmo20
(others by this writer | submit your own)

iTunes StoreAmazon

The usual background info‚?¶ Curlupanddie hails from Las Vegas, Nevada. The band formed in 1998. They're a young band in the hardcore scene, and Unfortunately We're Not Robots is their first full length release.

What can I say about Curlupanddie ‚?? Unfortunately We're Not Robots? Two words come to mind‚?¶ "Beautiful Insanity". Curlupanddie's new LP is like 5 shots of moonshine in your morning coffee or tea. Is it metal? Is it hardcore? It doesn't matter. What matters is that this CD rocks. I had the pleasure of seeing Curlupanddie live opening for Taken in Lockport NY and this CD is like a sneak preview to the insanity that awaits you at their next stop in your hometown. Unfortunately We're Not Robots is the rage that some of us keep hidden, released in 15 tracks of absolute furry. The pinnacle track on the CD, "Dr. Doom, A Man Of Science, Doesn't Believe In Jesus, Why The Fuck Do You" seems to embody everything that many of find wrong with the world. For those listeners new to Hardcore, Unfortunately We're Not Robots has a powerful explosive sound similar to The Dillinger Escape Plan, only with a level of organization and precision that echoes the message "there is method to this madness". Midway through the CD, "You'd Be Cuter If I Shot You In The Face" seems to jump out at the listener. This positively chilling track touched me, its an 8 minute ballad with an eerie and sad sound that embodies the true emotional pain that seems to drive many hardcore bands.

In conclusion this is an excellent CD that shows a lot of promise for Curlupanddie. I will be waiting anxiously for their next release, or another chance to see this amazing band live.


People who liked this also liked:
Shai Hulud - Hearts Once Nourished With Hope and CompassionSlapstick - DiscographyCursive - DomesticaCursive - The Ugly OrganCoheed and Cambria - Second Stage Turbine BladeCadillac Blindside - These Liquid LungsThe Lawrence Arms - Ghost StoriesAlkaline Trio - GoddamnitThe Lawrence Arms - The Greatest Story Ever ToldThe Lawrence Arms - Oh! Calcutta!

Please login or register to post comments.What are the benefits of having a Punknews.org account?
  • Share your opinion by posting comments on the stories that interest you
  • Rate music and bands and help shape the weekly top ten
  • Let Punknews.org use your ratings to help you find bands and albums you might like
  • Customize features on the site to get the news the way you want.
Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Piebalding (November 29, 2004)

This album is a lot like some other bands I've been listening to as of late in that they're like driving. It takes a little of time to get used to it, but once you've got it down, it's a joy. A very...interesting album, not long enough though, especially with the four 5 second openers and track 5 cclocking in at 28 seconds.

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

furry indeed

Anonymous (April 7, 2003)

there is a funny marble madness sounding breakdown in the 5th song

Anonymous (December 3, 2002)

wow, you're cool.

why don't you shut up and listen to some good music.

shane (August 27, 2002)


oh, and to the anonymous genius a few posts down: you spelled "elitist" wrong, thus rendering your attack laughable.

Anonymous (August 22, 2002)

metal.... hell yeah, CUAD kills you.

WeekendSellout (August 20, 2002)

This album fucking rocks. This band fucking rocks. Yay for good music.

yellowtrash (August 20, 2002)

sick vocals. i can see scott's point of view, but what kind of other vocals could fit that band? oh yeha...i heard someone from converge help on this record.

tgarn (August 20, 2002)

or maybe he just doesn't like singers voice, as mentioned in his statement

Anonymous (August 20, 2002)

shut up you bitch. you don't like it because it's not heart on sleeve, breakup sissy rock. you fucking elitest.

Anonymous (August 20, 2002)

I think they'd be great with a different singer. As they are, I can't stand the vocals, and therefore have no interest in the band.


Exclusive Streams


Newest Reviews

Punknews.org Team

Managing Editor

Adam White

Contributing Editors

Kira Wisniewski Brittany Strummer Armando Olivas John Flynn Chris Moran John Gentile Mark Little

Copy Editor

Adam Eisenberg Britt Reiser

Podcast Producer

Greg Simpson


Aubin Paul

ISSN 1710-5366

© Copyright 1999-2013 Punknews.org

Terms of Use Privacy Policy Contact Us About Punknews.org

Other Places to Go