E-Town Concrete - The Renaissance (Cover Artwork)

E-Town Concrete

E-Town Concrete: The RenaissanceThe Renaissance (2003)
Razor & Tie

Reviewer Rating: 0.5
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Contributed by: moldymoldy
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Goddamn does this album suck hard. This band shoots so hard for Madball but ends up missing and missing by a large margin and ends up hitting bad P.O.D. meets bad Hatebreed. Now this comparison begs the obvious question "is there ever any good P.O.D. or Hatebreed?" Well, ah, no and that makes my .
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Goddamn does this album suck hard. This band shoots so hard for Madball but ends up missing and missing by a large margin and ends up hitting bad P.O.D. meets bad Hatebreed. Now this comparison begs the obvious question "is there ever any good P.O.D. or Hatebreed?" Well, ah, no and that makes my point about this album.

Basically what you get here is ten tracks of tough guy nu-metal that tries to throw in some hardcore riffs in some songs, but the lyrics are so cheesy that they are funny. I actually had to stop listening to this at work because I was just laughing so hard at these guys. They remind me of the dirty kids(and not in the fun crusty punk way) that went to my high school that walked around in ICP and Limp Bizkit shirts and would call everyone they didn't like fag and try to pick fights with them, but usually wound up getting their ass kicked by the nerdy kid who just happened to have a black belt.

Don't waste your time with this stuff, if you want hardcore with some rap pick up Madball and skip this. The cd does link you to a secret site, but I have no idea what's in it cause they wanted my email so they could send me updates, I thought don't you dare. But to end this on a positive note, the nu-metal stuff is real popular here so I'm probably going to get top dollar at co-op later on, so no Beast for me this weekend.

The ETC crew is going to kick my ass for this.


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Donkeykongjr (September 26, 2007)

Body Count was the only good rap core band ever

Anonymous (December 27, 2005)

This album is good as the other 4 albums. This band is just amasing!!!

Anonymous (January 21, 2005)

i love e town but not this cd.............there new one is real good...check that out guys, no rappin really..

Anonymous (October 29, 2004)

good band

Anonymous (October 29, 2004)

you silly ''rockers'' . you and your scenes . go dye your hair black some more .

i know this is being judged cause of the mixture of rap and rock . small minds ...

Anonymous (April 28, 2004)

Fuck you idiots!!!
The Renaissance is a great album!


adamsocial (May 21, 2003)

I was once asked to book a show for ETC and Five-Point-0. True story. They wanted 2000 dollars.

Nah brah.

moldy (May 21, 2003)

ehh what do you want for nothing? rubber bisket!?!

GreenVandal (May 21, 2003)

It boggles the mind that peole actually enjoy this bullshit.

But a terrible review moldy :( even bad albums deserve full reviews. I wanted more insight into the suck.

Anonymous (May 21, 2003)

some one tell the etc crew to get off the boards

Anonymous (May 20, 2003)

This album is probably better than 90% of the albums reviewed on this website.

Icapped2pac (May 20, 2003)

I went to Best Buy today to buy the new Prince Paul CD, and they had this fucking CD in the rap section!!! How fucking ridiculous is that? Good thing they base their categorization on what genre cliche the band name might include (letter, hyphen, word) rather than the sound of the music.

Anonymous (May 18, 2003)

guilty of being worse than simple plan? (whispers in the background).....the verdict....yes....(and the gavel slams to the ground on e town concrete)

Anonymous (May 18, 2003)

We finally found a band everyone can hate.

preacher (May 17, 2003)

Best first sentence to a review, ever.

Anonymous (May 16, 2003)


Anonymous (May 16, 2003)

Funny review. This shit is mind boggling, I can't understand why anyone would like this. I'm glad you're not gonna have to drink the beast this weekend cause that shit will kill you.

Anonymous (May 16, 2003)

while this is not their finest effort for sure, you're pretty off with a lot of your remarks. hatebreed, while extremely on the mainstream side of hardcore, is a really good band .. and you suck madball's cock like it was cherry flavored. they were great, but not -that- great that you had to cite them like 45x.

moldy (May 16, 2003)

never heard of that one, but reminds me of this stuff that i cant remember its name but it was so nasty tasting that it took me and two friends to drink a six pack we could only stand to do little sips

FortyMinutesWest (May 16, 2003)

When I say American beer, I mean American as in the brand name. I'm not sure if it's nationally distributed(I hope not), but it's awful and it's like 3 dollars for a 12 pack. It's a bonging beer if there ever was one.

Anonymous (May 16, 2003)

the beast is aight. it often gets confused with old milwaukee, which is just awful. my hand to god, one of the worst beers i have ever tasted was old milwaukee ice. uuuugggghhhh. its in line with balantine and schlitz. its funny, cuz balantine and schlitz were f'n huge beers back in the day. how did people drink that piss??

Anonymous (May 16, 2003)

we must have different definitions of beast, mine is milwaukee's best ice, which is an american drink and at only 9.89 for a case a cheap one at that

FortyMinutesWest (May 16, 2003)

What's wrong with Beast? It's a hell of alot better than American brand beer.

harry_the_dentist (May 16, 2003)

I saw the video for one of the new songs um yeah anyways it sounds Shay-dee to me

Anonymous (May 16, 2003)

listen to me people: nothing good has ever come from razor & tie. NOTHING!


Mr_Pink (May 16, 2003)

Dear reviewer,
We're gonna kick your ass by the school bus at 3:05
Love, ETC

TahoeJeff (May 16, 2003)

I agree..linkin punx??? what the hell?

Le_MAD (May 16, 2003)

Linkin punx?!?

Anonymous (May 16, 2003)

LinKiN PaRk RUleZ!
-Linkin PuNx

Anonymous (May 16, 2003)

This is sooo 1998.

Anonymous (May 16, 2003)

can't this just die? seriously. just let it die. hed pe, limp bizkit, anything. rap and rock barely mixed in 97, and they sure as fuck dont mix now

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