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Skare Tactic

Skare Tactic: Remember WhenRemember When (2003)
Thorp Records

Reviewer Rating: 2.5
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Contributed by: FortyMinutesWestFortyMinutesWest
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Ok folks, let's get one thing straight, right from the start. For the love of all that is holy, don't misspell your band name. It isn't cool, it isn't cutting edge, and it's stupid. Save that for Linkin Park. Periodically in hardcore, bands pop up with this annoying trait, and I can't remember li.
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Ok folks, let's get one thing straight, right from the start. For the love of all that is holy, don't misspell your band name. It isn't cool, it isn't cutting edge, and it's stupid. Save that for Linkin Park. Periodically in hardcore, bands pop up with this annoying trait, and I can't remember liking any of them. Skare Tactic play heavy hardcore with strong most metal influence and lyrics about getting stabbed in the back, etc. Yeah, you know where this is going.

Originality doesn't make a band, but a lack of originality can sometimes break a band. Luckily, even though these guys plagiarize a good bit of their sound from other bands, they mix it up just enough to avoid being cast aside completely. Still, being just ok is hardly any way to make a name for yourself. Most of songs on here are about friendships and people who changed for the worse. However, they're all pretty much written about the same type of thing, and the lyrics aren't at all varied. I know that these things might be pressing issues to the band members, but changing things up a little never killed anyone. That's basically what it boils down to, Skare Tactic isn't bad, but they don't bring anything extremely interesting to the table. Because of this, this album doesn't have a whole lot of replay value.

If bands like Hatebreed, Terror, or their ilk are your thing, you would do well to check this band out, but if you're looking for anything that is overly thought provoking, I'd keep looking. Skare Tactic hasn't been around for very long, so it's entirely possible that they will eventually find their own sound. I don't mean for this sound as a complete write off of this band, because this album isn't terrible, it's just mediocre.

 


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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.
Anonymous (March 22, 2006)

Skare Tactic has got plenty of heart and soul . Too much for you queers on the west coast! Keith be cool Bro i see and hear you fuck these homos

Anonymous (March 21, 2006)

i like this band a lot . they kick ass live. i have seen them may times .... mostly in the LA area, cause duh that's where i live , and so do they . but i must say that this cd isnt that good. don't get me wrong... i like the music and i like the lyrics ...but what i don't like is the recording.... i hate it ..... who ever recorded this band ....really killed the cd ..... i also have there demo.. and i must say that: that demo is way better ..... good music, good lyrics, and good RECODING!!!! over all .... this is a good band to see live ... they get the show on the role, and really start these pits going.... .... so is you ever have a chance to see them live ... go ... trust me you wont regret it ..... latez

Anonymous (March 30, 2004)

i like this band. the cd isn't that bad

Anonymous (March 22, 2004)

HAH, terror an amazing band. nigga please. that shit is terrible.

TheOneTrueBill (March 20, 2004)

I'd do shannon.

Shite, I think i've done maybe reviews at the most. I end up thinking them over too much and they come out long.

FortyMinutesWest (March 19, 2004)

I should've picked a better CD for my 100th review...Oh well.

Anonymous (March 19, 2004)

"What, this isn't a ska band"

haha i clicked on the review expecting this was a new ska band

Anonymous (March 19, 2004)

im seeing them next week so ill judge myself to see if they're good or not.

Anonymous (March 19, 2004)

How you can compare an amazing band like Terror to those no talent heartless hacks in Skare Tactic?

FortyMinutesWest (March 19, 2004)

"speaking of plagirism, didn't you take that first line from some buddyhead thing?"

Maybe they did say it somewhere, I don't really pay attention to Buddyhead. If they did, it needs to be said again, because bands keep doing it.

Anonymous (March 19, 2004)

i saw these guys and they were hella mediocre.

destroyingthescene (March 19, 2004)

Ilk ... love that word.

ilikebandssuchasopivy (March 19, 2004)

You honestly could've replaced this review with the word 'generic' and it would have had the same effect.

Anonymous (March 19, 2004)

What, this isn't a ska band?

-c22

Anonymous (March 19, 2004)

speaking of plagirism, didn't you take that first line from some buddyhead thing?

mikeinflames (March 19, 2004)

this is kinda related ... and be honest
who wants to have sex with shannen doherty?
damnit she's fucking hot
i don't know why ... but she gives me a boner

pastepunk (March 19, 2004)

they sure ain't no TRAPT!

boldredletters (March 19, 2004)

This is like the third review today that left the "t" off of thought-provoking. WTF?!

irish_joo (March 19, 2004)

clickity clow!

irish_joo (March 19, 2004)

hoo ha

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