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Scars Of Tomorrow

Scars Of Tomorrow: Rope Tied To The TriggerRope Tied To The Trigger (2004)
Victory Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Contributed by: JasonThornberryJason Thornberry
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Occasionally hardcore, or what passes for it today, gets too predictable, and the tone-deaf singers with their cookie monster jabberings about the lies of democracy feel just like a piece of pizza tastes when it's been in the microwave too long. Occasionally it all sounds like a gelatinous glob of s.
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Occasionally hardcore, or what passes for it today, gets too predictable, and the tone-deaf singers with their cookie monster jabberings about the lies of democracy feel just like a piece of pizza tastes when it's been in the microwave too long. Occasionally it all sounds like a gelatinous glob of shit, with very little creativity, but lots of style biting.

Every so often I feel like an album (any style) is just a cop-out by four or five guys who'd play almost fucking anything to get somewhere. Some bands could easily grab a trombone player, make their colors all clash, get the first name that pops into a passing three-year-old's head, and start playing ninth wave ska. Or they could start chain smoking, abuse their mother's eyeliner, shrink their clothing and become an "indie" band. You see where this could go, right?

Scars of Tomorrow came up fast, but luckily, seem sincere about the eleven songs here. The seem to truly enjoy the weighty noise they make, but the singer, though adequate, may as well be a roadie for all he's really contributing. Or, if they just taught him how to actually sing a little it would keep them from getting pigeonholed with bands who've far, far less ability. I liked Rope regardless, especially "Suffocating Words", but wish they'd offer some variation in the voice department, but hey, maybe he can haul a mean amp?

 

 
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etwiels88 (May 20, 2006)

Jason Thornberry, you're a faggotttttt

Anonymous (December 9, 2005)

i love it!!!

crazytoledo (July 2, 2005)

That reviewer is an ass, punknews.com ... fire that dickhead now! This album is great! m/

side note, though no one will respond i bet, the thing is, if someone dis agrees with you he isnt a dickhead, opinions are opinions and the review isnt fact but flaming someone because it got a 7, which is really god, is fucking retarded.

crazytoledo (June 14, 2005)

That reviewer is an ass, punknews.com ... fire that dickhead now! This album is great! m/

Anybody with an account here can send in a review and it'll be considered to be posted if it is good enough...

crazytoledo (May 19, 2005)

Why is it that every song on this album kicks serious ass, yet I can never listen to more than 3 in a row without taking it out?

Anonymous (July 16, 2004)

That reviewer is an ass, punknews.com ... fire that dickhead now! This album is great! m/

Anonymous (May 19, 2004)

This album is by far the best album that will ever hit stores in 2004. Also, Scars of Tomorrow are by far one of the most premiere hardcore bands in the U.S. today...

Anonymous (March 4, 2004)

this reviewer eats pieces of shit for breakfast

Anonymous (March 1, 2004)

whooooops! now that score looks better

Anonymous (February 29, 2004)

these guys sound like slipknot with mosh parts. horrible. just because they have lyrics about "the way we live our lives" doesn't make them good.

Anonymous (February 28, 2004)

I'm not really into metalcore, but they weren't that bad live.

Anonymous (February 26, 2004)

Hardcore is not the new nu metal. Crappy metalcore bands being passed off as hardcore bands are the new nu metal.

Anonymous (February 25, 2004)

"Some bands could easily grab a trombone player, make their colors all clash, get the first name that pops into a passing three-year-old’s head, and start playing ninth wave ska. Or they could start chain smoking, abuse their mother’s eyeliner, shrink their clothing and become an “indie” band. You see where this could go, right?"

you would accuse someone of starting a ska band just to "get somewhere" but you dont have a problem with these guys playing "hardcore"? Dude, have you noticed its not 1995? ska isnt popular... hardcore is the new nu metal."

I think what he was saying is that, regardless of the style of music a band chooses to do, It's easy to put out some seriously music if you aren't careful.

t-rav (February 25, 2004)

this shit got really old, really fast...I'm not talking about the band i'm talking about the million other "metalcore" bands they emulate.

Anonymous (February 25, 2004)

Absolute shite-oldpunker

Anonymous (February 25, 2004)

"Some bands could easily grab a trombone player, make their colors all clash, get the first name that pops into a passing three-year-old’s head, and start playing ninth wave ska. Or they could start chain smoking, abuse their mother’s eyeliner, shrink their clothing and become an “indie” band. You see where this could go, right?"

you would accuse someone of starting a ska band just to "get somewhere" but you dont have a problem with these guys playing "hardcore"? Dude, have you noticed its not 1995? ska isnt popular... hardcore is the new nu metal.

Anonymous (February 25, 2004)

One of the best albums this year hands down! Tied for first with the new Remembering Never!! Get these CDs or you are clueless pussy!!

Anonymous (February 25, 2004)

"Their last release showed potential. Their singer has such a clear voice, you can understand every word on your first listen. I haven't heard this yet, but if they've progressed like they have in the past it should be good."

I think you'll like this release forty. the guitars are boomin and the vocals are just right for this kind of sound damage. way better than what they have done prviously.

Ramo

Anonymous (February 24, 2004)

great review. you are all crappy people.

Anonymous (February 24, 2004)

it seems like band names get worse and worse

FortyMinutesWest (February 24, 2004)

Their last release showed potential. Their singer has such a clear voice, you can understand every word on your first listen. I haven't heard this yet, but if they've progressed like they have in the past it should be good.

InSpaceWithAKnife (February 24, 2004)

Wow.
I'm seeing no review.
Must have missed it.
Oh well I concur with the guy a few below me, this score is for the Wild Thornberrys, but Doug ruled.

-intheshapeofawineglass

Anonymous (February 24, 2004)

lame metalcore...again

blood_brothers_are_good (February 24, 2004)

umm how about some info on the album? i can't even tell if you sre saying this band is gulity of that shit you said, if they are jsut following the trend of if they really mena it.

johnnydanger (February 24, 2004)

wow, what a terrible review, how did this even get posted? you said nothing and it had no substance. you lose.

score is for the wild thornberrys

dont_think_twice (February 24, 2004)

great introduction, now where's the review

bryne (February 24, 2004)

The first paragraph was funny; this review sucks though.

Anonymous (February 24, 2004)

i like this album, even when i head second thoughts since i moderately enjoyed their last effort. well, this album is different. a little mixture of Most Precious Blood and Darkest Hour. also it does help to have kurt ballou to produce your record. cop this since it's probably one of the few decent bands Victory has signed.

Ramo

Anonymous (February 24, 2004)

What the hell? You just did a good job of pissing all over the band, and then you give it a 7..

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