Consumed - Pistols At Dawn (Cover Artwork)


Consumed: Pistols At DawnPistols At Dawn (2003)
BYO Records

Reviewer Rating: 4.5

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The boys from Britain are back, and with this, their third release, have brought with them a much more polished sounding album. With two releases on Fat Wreck Chords under their belts, Consumed have switched labels for "Pistols At Dawn", and have released it on BYO. "Pistols At Dawn" defini.
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The boys from Britain are back, and with this, their third release, have brought with them a much more polished sounding album. With two releases on Fat Wreck Chords under their belts, Consumed have switched labels for "Pistols At Dawn", and have released it on BYO.

"Pistols At Dawn" definitely shows a tighter sounding effort, and it gives the impression that the band has matured both musically and in terms of song writting. The album weighs in at 12 songs, along with a secret song that sounds like a midi of a song from their album "Hit For Six" (dont ask). In case you aren't familiar with Consumed, they have a pop punk sound, with elements of metal, rock, etc, mixed in. Also, you may want to learn some british slang before listening to it, as it'll help you understand some of the lyrics which would otherwise just confuse you.

Personal favourites on this album would be "ready to strike" and "take it on the chin", although I couldn't find one weak song on the entire album. If you're a consumed fan, I'd seriously recommend picking this album up, as it is possibly their best work to date. If you're new to consumed, I'd suggest checking out some mp3's first, as some people have described them as being an acquired taste.

Production of the album was once again handled by Andy Sneap, who has produced all of their previous releases. The production and mastering sound excellent, and I found that the guitars sounded especially good. As I mentioned before, I can't recommend this album enough for Consumed fans. If you've never heard them before, you should check an mp3, because they definitely warrant a listen.


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Anonymous (April 16, 2003)

I guess if Consumed is too metal for Fat then Strung Out should be off there in a while.

Anonymous (March 30, 2003)

fat didn't 'drop' consumed so to speak. they just didn't like the new album, it was 'too metal' for them.

Anonymous (March 30, 2003)

>I actually know one of the guys in >Snuff, and from what I understood they >left Fat largely because the prices on >their CDs were too high in the UK.

There is NO way this is the reason the signed to golf. Golf albums are just the SAME price as fat albums in the shops. so that'd make no sense if thats why they did it.

Anonymous (March 28, 2003)

This shit owns, straight up punk rock. I love it.

Anonymous (March 27, 2003)

im sorry but i too liek bracket and snuff, they just both rock. everyoen should be into snuff

Anonymous (March 27, 2003)

I might get flak for this, but whatever: I like Bracket and Snuff better than this band. Always seemed a bit too metal-ish for my tastes. Though I do like the song Same Way Twice, good stuff.

Anonymous (March 26, 2003)

I actually know one of the guys in Snuff, and from what I understood they left Fat largely because the prices on their CDs were too high in the UK. Not to say that Fat was ripping them off, but due to importing and whatnot, it became both difficult and expensive to get them. That's why the jumped ship to Golf records (over there), which may have had some bearing on their choice to sign with Union.

CallingLondon (March 26, 2003)

i wouldn't exactly say they have a pop-punk sound.

Anonymous (March 25, 2003)

I cant decide with this one. Hated it first few listewns, then loved it, now it kinda grates. One thing that pissed me off about Consumed was the hard man bravado e.g 'i wanna smash your face in' kinda lyrics. Gets boring after a while. And some of the songs seem intent on showing technical ability as opposed to actually creating a good song

Other than those gripes, its a pretty good album from a pretty consistent band

Anonymous (March 25, 2003)

the midi is not of a song off Hit For Six, it's of a song called Heavy Metal Winner off of Breakfast for Papa's. Anyway, good job for reviewing this CD, one of the best releases by any band in a long while!

Anonymous (March 25, 2003)

I don`t think Fat has dropped them and Snuff ... they`ve decided to go themselves ...

pope_schlomo (March 25, 2003)

i want to get this album soooo bad my peeps.


punky (March 25, 2003)

Fat should have dropped Bracket instead of Consumed and Snuff.

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