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Curl Up And Die

Curl Up And Die: But The Past Ain't Through With UsBut The Past Ain't Through With Us (2003)
Revelation Records

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Contributed by: FortyMinutesWestFortyMinutesWest
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If there's an award for the band with the best song titles, it should definitely go to Curl Up And Die. These guys from Las Vegas have given us so many gems, it's hard to pick, but here are my personal favorites: "Doctor Doom, A Man of Science, Doesn't Believe In Jesus, Why The Fuck DoYou", "Ted Nu.
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If there's an award for the band with the best song titles, it should definitely go to Curl Up And Die. These guys from Las Vegas have given us so many gems, it's hard to pick, but here are my personal favorites: "Doctor Doom, A Man of Science, Doesn't Believe In Jesus, Why The Fuck DoYou", "Ted Nugent Goes AOL", and "On The Run From Johnny Law Ain't No Trip To Cleveland". But beneath all of their humor, the band has made a name for themselves by crafting intense, technical, almost grind influenced music.

Their latest, "But The Past Ain't Through With Us" shows that this band is constantly evolving. The EP kicks off with "Nuclear Waste? Bring That Shit (We Want A State Of Radiated Superheroes)" and the first thing I noticed were Mike Minnick's vocals. They're a bit less abrasive than before, but don't worry, there's no wimpy singing. This song is a bit slower more driving than some of the band's other work, and it relies more on churning riffs than sheer speed. But by the second track, the band is back to its speedy assault. But to me, the track that really defines this EP is the final one "God Is In His Heaven, All Is Right With The World", this is also the slowest track. This might be the best song this band has ever written, all 14 minutes of it. This song is incredible, slowly building, entrancing the listener. It's a far cry from everything else on this EP, but it's a welcome change and proof that this band can do multiple things with their ability. The vocals are generally hidden below the music; however, around the 7:30 mark they burst through, creating the explosion that the song had been building up to. After this, the song drifts away, with some soft spoken words, and it only when the song ends that you realize you've been listening to it for so long.

Curl Up And Die have been around for a while now, and they've garnered lots of positive press in the underground hardcore/metal community, this EP along with its sister release "We May Be Through With The Pastâ?¦" will only expand their fanbase. This is release is worth having for the last song along, but none of the others disappoint. Fans of the band have probably already picked this one up, but if you've been waiting to check these guys out, wait no longer.

 

 
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Anonymous (July 6, 2004)

great names and radical music

Anonymous (July 1, 2004)

i just picked this up. this cd is so raw and driving. no one who is a fan of metalcore or the hardcore genre will be dissapointed in this new work by CurlUpandDie. Raw, explosive rock that will definitely please your ears. Some parts are a bit experimental with the timing and effects used, but along with this band's exquisite instrumetational skills (which anybody who owns their previous work UWNR, should def. know this) it makes for one hell of and EP, and a new step forward for this band. and i said...oh hell yes.

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

i've heard UWNR from curlupanddie...it's crazy..and if this is any better...be afraid..be very afraid.

porkpie (January 22, 2004)

this is an awesome ep. i just picked up a copy today.

soulbleed (January 15, 2004)

curl up and die make me wet.

scairee (January 14, 2004)

I have loved everything that CUAD has put out. I will continue my support!

Anonymous (January 12, 2004)

do they watch Evangelion or something?

Anonymous (January 11, 2004)

Hahaha.

-BSD

Anonymous (January 11, 2004)

13... why?

-BSD

ilikebandssuchasopivy (January 10, 2004)

BSD.. how old are you?

ElVaquero (January 10, 2004)

this isn't music, this is fucking CHAOSSSSS WHARG!DJSAKLJD!!!

Anonymous (January 10, 2004)

"Just a thought...

Do you even listen to music?"

Because a dislike for this surely means I know nothing of music...

-BSD

Anonymous (January 10, 2004)

This band is great.

Anonymous (January 10, 2004)

One of those bands that needs to take the advice given within their names...

-BSD

Just a thought...

Do you even listen to music?

Edgie (January 10, 2004)

Dillinger Four has better titles.

some1 (January 10, 2004)

shitty bands who think they're clever are even worse than shitty bands who don't.

Romeo (January 9, 2004)

If they told me to eat babys, I would.... because they rock hard.

PetroBPettson (January 9, 2004)

Do good records still get put out? Wouldn't know by all the bands reviewed lately.

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

One of those bands that needs to take the advice given within their names...

-BSD

skankin_in_the_pit (January 9, 2004)

â??God Is In His Heaven, All Is Right With The Worldâ?ť is a great song. I've never really been a big fan of their recordings, but they are amazing live. Best Vegas band ever.

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

this band is awesome. the guitar player's style is fucking original as hell. Its also sweet when they get that big reverb drum sound during some of their experimaental pars. so sweet

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

yes! one of the most rockin bands out there. just another great addition to their discography

-benz

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

yes! one of the most rockin bands out there. just another great addition to their discography

ElVaquero (January 9, 2004)

As Forty well knows, I fucking love this band. Get this shit now.

Another great song/title: You'd Be Cuter If I Shot You In The Face.

Oh, yeah, and Make Like A Computer And Get With The Program.

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

robert i know your reading this you little mexican... for your birthday im gonna bring over my spanish book and a taco and have you translate for me with a mouthful of beans... hahah... oh yeah and by the way i dropped the chilupa

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

This score is for the album title.

-Painaxl

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