Haste The Day - Burning Bridges (Cover Artwork)

Haste The Day

Haste The Day: Burning BridgesBurning Bridges (2004)
Solid State Records

Reviewer Rating: 2

Contributed by: KirbyPuckettKirbyPuckett
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I know you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but the artwork for this record seriously pisses me off. Throughout the jewel case insert is the girl pictured on the front in different poses with a halo and tears rolling down her cheeks. Yuck. Once we get passed the cosmetics "Burning .
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I know you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but the artwork for this record seriously pisses me off. Throughout the jewel case insert is the girl pictured on the front in different poses with a halo and tears rolling down her cheeks. Yuck.

Once we get passed the cosmetics "Burning Bridges" still doesn't bring a lot to the table. "Emo" or whatever is dying; the new trend is the recent onslaught of Metalcore. Bands like Every Time I Die, the Bled, and As I Lay Dying are making respectable names for themselves with the sound. Haste the Day on the other hand is dragging behind their colleagues.

You know what this sounds like, one guy screams -- coming off rather raspy, while the backup vocalist kicks in for the chorus and harmonies. The vocals are pasted over Hardcore chugs of the guitar mixed with Metal riffs, followed by breakdowns, then rumbling out for the conclusion. These five gentlemen sound like they could kick my ass, but their lyrics hint otherwise, "Take me back, I surrender all / Without you my heat is broken / I never should have let you go / I never should have let you slip / Through my arms."

Haste the Day's debut full-length really isn't all that bad, there's a few songs I can get into. The majority of it just seems tired and forced right now to fit in with the rest. If you are a substantial fan of this current genre of music, then you're sure to enjoy "Burning Bridges." My opinions though are that it's already been done and better, especially by a few Solid State label mates.


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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 (May 2, 2006)

You motherfucka. Have you ever heard this cd? So get back to your mom, and die you bitch :)... This is the best album ever, and Haste The Day is the best band...

Anonymous (April 1, 2006)

The reviewer never gave this CD a chance...It's one of the best CDs done in this genre. The reviewer mentioned that the lyrics sounded as if they came from a bunch of weak men, but maybe before the next review is written do a little background check on the band. The lyrics mentioned are from a song that has to do with a time when the guys didnt know what was going to happen ot them and its about their struggle with faith...maybe that doesnt mean anything to u, but that is a pretty emotional thing to put out on a record for the world to hear about.

Anonymous (January 15, 2006)

o btw 10.

Anonymous (January 15, 2006)

after seeing how many stars you gave this cd and the first paragraph of the review ive decided you have no clue what your talking about and i didnt read the rest

ice-cold (June 21, 2005)

I think the reviewer decided he didn't like this before listening to it... thankfully this isn't the only one on the net. It should get some praise, religion aside. I wouldn't say they are comparable with Killswitch Engage or Every Time I Die, more like Atreyu or even Avenged Sevenfold... and this is easily just as good if not better, everything from the riffs to the screams not to mention the singing. If you don't like this your obviously not a fan of the style because it's done near perfection. I'd love to see Haste The Day live and I really feel bad you couldn't hear it for how good it is. Well it's hard for me to pick a favorite I like all but 2 songs on this cd I would say An Honest Confession, Substance, Blue 42, American Love would be my choices. Their second cd When Everything Falls follows in the same path. Give it a listen if you like the bands I mentioned. Regardless of wether you like the music you can't say it's done badly... DEFINATELY deserves more than 2 stars. Go to interpunk and read customer reviews that give it the credit deserved.

notdoneyet (May 2, 2005)

I've gone to their shows for around five years now. They're amazing guys, and though I am disappointed in how they redid 'Substance' I'm rather surprised that this album has grown on me. I didn't think any songs on their new cd could top their first ep, and though I still like their first better, they did a very good job on this cd.

Anonymous (April 28, 2005)

earlier i said id pay alot too see them again i meant to* im not stupid and i forgot to put a score

Anonymous (April 28, 2005)

amazing cd

Anonymous (April 28, 2005)

Dude who are you people what do you listen to eric clapton

Anonymous (April 28, 2005)

Yo whoever the crap is saying stuff about haste the day needs to rethink it, this isnt ""emo"" its hardcore and haste the day is amazing, there show is so good and id pay alot too see them again so get the facts straight dude

Anonymous (February 14, 2005)

you suck. haste the day is dope.

Anonymous (February 14, 2005)

hey kirby punk listeners are pussys. whats with mashing. Slam dancing is the way to go. metal fans would kick punk fans' asses!

Anonymous (February 14, 2005)

you suck. haste the day is dope.

Anonymous (December 20, 2004)

I'm from Indy and I would have to say I'm ashamed to share a home state with a band like this. It seems that the only type of bands that come out of Indiana are the ones that really suck but are really trendy and get semi-national for a month until they realize the rest of the world was done with the trend before they even started playing. I think indiana is just behind in the whole ttrendy music scene. Stick with playing and writing what's you, not a dying trend.
PS...does it seem odd to anyone else that a website called PUNKnews.org gives reviews for and promotes emo/metal/screamo/nowhere close to punk bands?

Piebalding (November 16, 2004)

This band puts on a great live show, and the songs sound a little better live. There are some gratuitous emo part smathered throughout this CD but other than that, its pretty good for a Christian Metal band

Anonymous (July 4, 2004)

I love how its "cool" to trash any new band...because of course your favorite band is "better". This is definitely a great cd, and one that doesn't get boring even after a few listens. I don't give a shit about the hardcore "scene"....which is bullshit anyways.......just listen to the damn music and shut up.

Anonymous (June 26, 2004)

Haste the Day is one kick ass band and their lyrics are awesome even if you have to look them up to know what Jimmy Riot is screaming. This CD pumps you up and is one of my favorites of all time.

Anonymous (March 26, 2004)

you, sir, eat the asshole out of a new born calf. i hope you choke on your small intestines.

Anonymous (March 26, 2004)

This band is one of the worst bands to ever come out of Indiana. I am ashamed to be from the same state as them. ive had to sit through so many of their shows just cause they piss and moan to open up national tours at the emerson. i hate this band and i hope they die

Romeo (March 25, 2004)

Im trendy, cause I listen to ETID =)
So guys, whats the next trendy thing after Metalcore, I need to stock up on some CDs so I can be ahead of the game this time.

Anonymous (March 25, 2004)

fuck this whole lot of heavy metal shit

Anonymous (March 25, 2004)

what does this band know about hardcore. we're hardcore. hardcore kids playing pop punk music.

--the movielife

Anonymous (March 24, 2004)

i love when people who dont listen to this genre of music comment on how much they hate it. for people who are a fan of metalcore stuff, this is actually a nice record. the singing parts arent whiny like most of the sing/scream bands, the screams sound like dan from zao, and the breakdowns are brutal as hell. its not going to change your life or anything, but its still good music. i think im gonna go start commenting on all the indie bands that get reviwed now, because damn it this is PUNKnews.org and there will be no mixing of styles here! fuck everyone who doesn't worship punk rock muzik d00d.

Anonymous (March 24, 2004)

please do not refer to the bled as being at the forefront of anything. because they horribly horribly suck.

Anonymous (March 24, 2004)

why do all these lame metal and alt.rock bands are posted here. Heavy Metal fuck off

Anonymous (March 24, 2004)

As I Lay the Dying...hehehe I'm so clever Ma look at me I'm so clever.

Anonymous (March 23, 2004)

where have you been? metalcore is also a dying trend. thank god.

FortyMinutesWest (March 23, 2004)

The girl on the cover looks like the singer from Jane's Addiction...blech.

Anonymous (March 23, 2004)

I believe there is an Arch Enemy cd called Burning Bridges

kirbypuckett (March 23, 2004)

First we takeover this this website, then THE WOOOOOORLD!

- Kirby

FortyMinutesWest (March 23, 2004)

Soon the entire review staff will be in the Pittsburgh area...mwhahahaha.

Anonymous (March 23, 2004)

you can't even spell "saves" right in the band name. loser.

aubin (March 23, 2004)

It didn't impress me all that much, but if you like Beloved and didn't get enough with the full-length and the reissue, you might like this.

johnnydanger (March 23, 2004)

::votes kent hrbek::

maverick (March 23, 2004)

And with this review [and the other 3 by him in this update], please welcome KirbyPuckett to the reviews staff!


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