Glass Casket - We Are Gathered Here Today... (Cover Artwork)

Glass Casket

Glass Casket: We Are Gathered Here Today...We Are Gathered Here Today... (2004)
Abacus Recordings

Reviewer Rating: 3.5

Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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An afternoon chat with Satan... Me: "Hey, what's goin' on man?" Satan: "Did you just fucking call me 'man?'" M: "Jesus, what's up your ass?" S: "You did NOT just fucking say-" M: "My bad. But really, what's your problem?" S: "Oh, just little, stupid things. I mean, Bin Laden's do.

An afternoon chat with Satan...

Me: "Hey, what's goin' on man?"

Satan: "Did you just fucking call me 'man?'"

M: "Jesus, what's up your ass?"

S: "You did NOT just fucking say-"

M: "My bad. But really, what's your problem?"

S: "Oh, just little, stupid things. I mean, Bin Laden's done nothing just sitting on his ass. And I'm worried about the election. I swear on Hitler's grave, if Bush isn't reelected, I quit. It's like the world has gone to..."

M: "Heaven?"

S: "I guess."

M: "Hmm. You seem pretty bitchy today."

S: "I know. I sound like the 45,000 nü-emo bands I made to take over the world. I mean, if all that wasn't enough, I'm actually getting sick of my Slayer CDs. I completely forgot about my Cold War after I heard Seasons of Abyss back in the day, but now everything's just...blech."

M: "Really? I think I have a band for you then - Glass Casket. They're this pretty damn brutal hardcore band from North Carolina, and just put out a nine-song full-length."

S: "Tell me more."

M: "Well, they do a lot of the metal stuff that seems popular these days, but pull it off really well. It sort of reminds me of Bleeding Through sometimes, but then there's a tad bit of thrash thrown in there too. The vocals switch off between normal hardcore growls, Avenged Sevenfold-styled baritone screeches, and plain old death metal bellowing. And you know those crazy ascending/descending guitar riffs Every Time I Die started doing so well on Last Night in Town?"

S: "Yeah. I created those, you dumbass mortal."

M: "Oh. Well, they do those too a lot, but even then put a nifty variation on them."

S: "Nifty?"

M: "Uh, yeah...nifty. Really though, among a full-throttle atmosphere of chaos are these guitarists that are practically nomads in their fretboard exploration, this insanely varied drumming, and never a real positive moment. But that's what makes it so consistently cathartic."

S: "Alright, thanks for the tip. I think I'll have to check them out."

M: "Okay, I gotta get going. Take it easy."

S: "I have to go throw a suicide bomber into Israeli traffic during rush hour anyway. You too, man."

"Pencil Lead Syringe"


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Anonymous (February 9, 2006)

Dumbfucks...There is hardly any core at all in this music. Occasional breakdowns but they are heavy as shit so it doesn't matter. More fitting would be to say they are grind/death metal band with a hardcore influence. If this album is metalcore what american metal release within the last 4 year ISNT metalcore?

Romeo (February 16, 2004)

Man if you guys like this band, youll love Radiohead. Ckeck em out doggs. Peace.

Anonymous (February 15, 2004)

"Satan doesn't like metalcore. Nobody likes metalcore"

::raises hand:: i do....

this band is really good... a lot like between the buried and me but better. They haev a lotta grind in them.

thriceequalsgod (February 12, 2004)

and my score is for maddox references.


thriceequalsgod (February 12, 2004)

"i'm with you.

HEY this has been read 666 times! eeeeeevil!"

daaaamn i wish i saw that like right after it was posted, cause then i coulda said:

"dumbass, what are you talking about, its been read 667 times!"

inagreendase (February 12, 2004)

Anyone else waiting for him to go


ashton (February 12, 2004)

inagreendase, i like your reviews alot. Your concept reviews are fun withtout being over the top and your regular reviews goes straight to the point and for once does not come out so damned biased as many others do.

heelturn (February 12, 2004)

i have a gay nephew who likes metalcore, but, ya know...he's gay. the score is for gay sex.

Anonymous (February 12, 2004)

That's only your opinion.

To quote maddox:

"This one pisses me off just thinking about it. If you slit my throat right now you'd get shot in the eye with boiling blood. Any time you say something sucks around someone who disagrees, they try to validate their taste in shitty music/movies/clothing by reminding you that you still only speak for yourself, as if their opinions are in jeopardy of being monopolized by your own. Everyone already knows it's my opinion by virtue of the fact that I said it, no need to restate the obvious you dopey twat."

Anonymous (February 12, 2004)

i'm with you.

HEY this has been read 666 times! eeeeeevil!

FortyMinutesWest (February 12, 2004)

That's only your opinion.

Anonymous (February 11, 2004)

i am so fucking tired of reading reviews that claim that the band plays metalcore, but "does it right" or "does it well" etc. it's like saying "this pile of dogshit is somehow better than this one over here." give it up. metalcore sucks shit. i don't fucking care if it's "done right."

oh yeah, and fuck this review.

who's with me?

Anonymous (February 11, 2004)

"seriously..this band is good...check out Aria, undying, bloodjinn, codeseven, from here on, azazel and the very first hopesfall record...if you want good NC shit."

Azazel doesn't exist anymore, and Aria is mad lame.

Undying and bloodjinn are good though, codeseven's newer mellow stuff is awesome.

I don't think they sound all that much like btbam. However, all this metalcore stuff is way overdone. This band is good, but it isn't anything new. Check out Radiotion 4 same record label. that shit is rad.

inagreendase (February 11, 2004)

I never said it sounded like Slayer. Satan was simply getting sick of the record. I didn't imply this would be the beneficial replacement, either.

Anonymous (February 11, 2004)

score is for the review. good job trying to stay fresh. its a shame hardcore sucks dick.

Anonymous (February 11, 2004)

never ever ever write anything about a band again reviewer. 3 bands glass casket sound nothing like 1.slayer-dont even say season of the abyss in the same review you fucking asshole 2.bleeding through-sound like tough guy new york hardcore trying to sound like trendy gothenburg metal 3.avenged sevenfold- they sound like a combination of 80s ballad metal and hardcore

glass casket- do you like between the buried and me? do you like when bands use icky guitar sounds and sound like between the buried and me? then listen to glass casket

Anonymous (February 11, 2004)

half of this score is for the review, the other half for the band.

Anonymous (February 11, 2004)

stupidest review i have ever read.

FortyMinutesWest (February 10, 2004)

I enjoyed this review more than I enjoy this band. Boring stuff.

notaclevername (February 10, 2004)

this is okay
it ain't no guyana punch line, though

Tigerama (February 10, 2004)

Satan doesn't like metalcore. Nobody likes metalcore.

Anonymous (February 10, 2004)

you should all bow down to the NC scene...ooops thought it was still '00.

seriously..this band is good...check out Aria, undying, bloodjinn, codeseven, from here on, azazel and the very first hopesfall record...if you want good NC shit.

Icapped2pac (February 10, 2004)

This review was great. I couldnt give a fuck about this band since I generally don't like this type os music, but the review kept me reading.

thriceequalsgod (February 10, 2004)

hahaha.. shoulda been longer, but hey, what are ya gonna do.. sounds cool i suppose..

Anonymous (February 10, 2004)

There are tons of way better comparisons to this band than every popular hardcore band on the scene today. Bleeding Through and Avenged Sevenfold? What?!

Anonymous (February 10, 2004)

Ellipses...Make...Me...Sound...Wittier...Than...I...Really...Am. ..

Anonymous (February 10, 2004)

i actually enjoyed that review very much. It was both informative and interesting.

Anonymous (February 10, 2004)


-Comic Book Guy

Anonymous (February 10, 2004)

Nah, good review. This score is for Satan.


Anonymous (February 10, 2004)

bad review

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