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Emmanuel 7

Emmanuel 7: Machines In RoutineMachines In Routine (2003)
Thorp Records

Reviewer Rating: 2.5


Contributed by: FortyMinutesWestFortyMinutesWest
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Thorp Records is an interesting, with its roster including stalwarts like Madball and newer, promising bands like Forever is Forgotten. Also included on that roster is Emmanuel 7. Emmanuel 7 is another metalcore band. Although there are some flashes of creativity here and there, the most remarkab.
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Thorp Records is an interesting, with its roster including stalwarts like Madball and newer, promising bands like Forever is Forgotten. Also included on that roster is Emmanuel 7. Emmanuel 7 is another metalcore band. Although there are some flashes of creativity here and there, the most remarkable part about this album is how unremarkable it is. Don't get me wrong, this isn't bad, but it's not good either, it's just kind of there.

With a listen to "Machines In Routine" it becomes readily apparent that the band is making and attempt to do big things. However, they can't seem to bring their diverse influences together, and unfortunately, because of this some of the songs don't seem to go anywhere. The first few tracks maintain a sort of mechanical vibe, which I'm going to guess is a testament to the albums title. Later on bits of bands like Burnt by the Sun and Coalesce can be heard, but this band doesn't seem to be able to build on the stronger points of the songs. The musicianship certainly can't be faulted, as everyone in the band is extremely proficient with their weapon of choice, but these songs just don't hold my interest.

This is another band that may simply need to find its own voice before it breaks out of the chains of this somewhat stagnant genre. It's not hard to imagine something exciting coming out of this band somewhere down the road, but only time will tell if they have it in them. The talent and the intentions are certainly here, but the vision to craft a grounbreaking album isn't something you can take lessons for or even something that's tangible. Regardless, I look forward to hearing more from this band in the future, as they have all the tools necessary to at least make their mark.

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Anonymous (January 19, 2004)

a buncha dudes from this band went to my highschool, I used to work with one at staples. The day I got dreads and they almost fired me he gave me a headband to hold my hair-back and I got to keep my job until they told me I had to cut my hair to keep my job. bastards. (I quit only to cut my hair a few months later by the by)

Anonymous (January 18, 2004)

Yeah, they were groundzero but changed their name after the whole 9/11 thing. They used to be under Society of the Wrench. My friend was friends with dudes in the band, I really like some of the songs on their Healing Leprosy CD.

FortyMinutesWest (January 16, 2004)

Anonymous (January 16, 2004)

scores for the review.

Anonymous (January 15, 2004)

I was waiting for someone to bring up the porn movies.

-sickboi

Anonymous (January 14, 2004)

The score is for the orgasms those Emmanuelle movies gave me at 13 years old.

Anonymous (January 14, 2004)

i didn't even read the whole review, but i just saw forever is forgotten, what a boring piece of metalcore garbage...

FortyMinutesWest (January 14, 2004)

Ramo, I thought the same thing when I got this in the mail. I was let down.

Anonymous (January 14, 2004)

band name sounds like those european softcore porns on cinemax

Ramo
(and not one of them makes sense)

FortyMinutesWest (January 13, 2004)

Their bio says they've been around for a couple of years, but that's still fairly new.

backupdork (January 13, 2004)

shit. nevermind that 25 Ta Life thing. i meant Stampin' Ground.

backupdork (January 13, 2004)

isn't 25 Ta Life on Thorp, or am i making that up?

anyway...i have had an Emmanuel 7 sticker on my bass drum for about 2 years now, so they can't be all that new. i have no idea who they are, but they've been around for a little while at least.

TahoeJeff (January 13, 2004)

for some reason when I saw the name of this band I thought about Webster

Anonymous (January 13, 2004)

The best band on Thorp was Striking Distance, hands down.

Anonymous (January 13, 2004)

they used to be called ground zero

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