The Hurt Process - Drive By Monologue (Cover Artwork)

The Hurt Process

The Hurt Process: Drive By MonologueDrive By Monologue (2004)
Victory Records

Reviewer Rating: 0.5
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Contributed by: maverickScott
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No. No no no no no no no no no. This is terrible. Do you hear that sound? It's the scraping of the bottom of the nu-emo barrel. This album is devoid of any originality and talent. Every song on here is a cheap imitation of every other band who has attempted the sing-scream "poor pitiful me.
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No no no no no no no no no.

This is terrible. Do you hear that sound? It's the scraping of the bottom of the nu-emo barrel. This album is devoid of any originality and talent. Every song on here is a cheap imitation of every other band who has attempted the sing-scream "poor pitiful me, I hate girls" schitck.

While many people will just say "duh, this is a Victory release, of course it's going to suck," the label has had a rather good year up until this point. Surprisingly solid heavy releases from Premonitions Of War and Scars Of Tomorrow as well as a punk rock revival in Madcap actually built up a little faith in the label's new signings. The Hurt Process just threw all that cred out the window.

This sucks.

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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 (August 24, 2004)

I totally got suckered into buying this CD because it came with this sticker that read something like "If you like taking back sunday, poison the well, thursday, and from autumn to ashes then this release is from you!" I love Thursday and PTW so why not? They wouldn't TOTALLY lie would they? The answer is yes. Yes they would.
May those Victory records spin doctors have a special place in hell. Stupid sticker should have read "For those who are big fans of shoving long, greasy, logs of shit in their mouth.. this is for you!"
No I'm not attempting to be funny. It really should say that.

fuckit (July 30, 2004)

Okay first off martyr a.d. doesnt suck.Second, this song blows dick....emo screamo and shit isnt all bad...just quit whining about your fuckin bitch that left ya IN EVERY FUCKIN SONG! and im tired of seeing derek hess's artwork on every new cd.hes a good artist and all but dammit people come on.....there is nothin about this band that shows it has its own flavor......i could take a shit and it would be more creative.

Anonymous (July 16, 2004)

Blah blah blah blah blah blah, thats all I'm hearing from all you people! Its another EMO band, blah blah blah blah!

ITS ONLY MUSIC, IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT DON'T BUY IT! I think this record is awesome.

And whoever dissed the artwork must be retarded!

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

listen here all of you jealous losers. this band kicks ass and will for longer than your opinion will ever count. just listen and enjoy.

Mrs. Burnet-Smith

Anonymous (June 8, 2004)

holy jesus just heard two mp3s by them they blew me away. HAHA just kidding folks. this band sucks shit. there should be a negative score for this album. seriously all, this review is right on. avoid at all costs.

Anonymous (April 2, 2004)

you are dumb... your review sucks i think... beacause you havent reviewed the music you idiot..even if it sounds like other bands its still good music..
if you write a review in the future i suggest to not write it at all...

Anonymous (April 1, 2004)

It looks like Derek Hess spent about 20 seconds on this album's cover...I'm not getting the flabby butt cheeks...is that meant to be emo?

jami (March 30, 2004)

taking back sunday is still on victory

Anonymous (March 30, 2004)

I don't get this, as an reviewer you have to analysize the music, and make an opinion out of that. You know, okay this band sounds like thousand others, but their music is still good though. They have som great melodic tones, the two vocalist fit each other well.. etc.

Just an example, which also happen to be my opinion, good album.

I don't know, but I didn't got a shit out this review, just waste of time reading it.

FuckUAurora (March 29, 2004)

does victory have to put a drawing by the same guy on all their records? shit's gettin old.

Anonymous (March 29, 2004)

...this is pretty bad

Anonymous (March 29, 2004)

how about the anger of living in a soulless capitalistic society with no intentions of protecting individual freedoms... and whose main adgenda is to herd your opinion in with the flock? or to sell you something. dont forget about commerce.

Anonymous (March 29, 2004)

Another shitty band to add to the dime a dozen emo/screamo bands. I doubt this shit has much hold in England though...but will most likely be eaten up in the US...damn I hate America. Why is it in England great bands like 80's matchbox b-line disaster and amen are huge and in the US they are relatively unknown? Because the majority of the little bitches here are still living off their mommies and daddies and can't come up with any REAL anger or anything better to bitch about than a girl dumping them. Please, die now.

Anonymous (March 29, 2004)

Can't America's labels sign any of Britain's good bands?

poopypants (March 29, 2004)

this is the sound of the barrel of screamo bands popping off.

bah bah bah bha this is the sound of settling....to be a shitty band and sound like everyone else bah bah bah bah

johnnydanger (March 29, 2004)

i love you forty, for you are the only other good hardcore kid on this site, but jamey still has credit, everyone has pretty much stopped holding it against him that slipknot fans like his band.

FortyMinutesWest (March 28, 2004)

I knew this would suck from the moment I saw the banner ad.

Speaking stickers, the sticker on the new Blacklisted CD said

"The return of real hardcore-Jamey Jasta"

Well, I'm sold!

Anonymous (March 28, 2004)

man, this cover makes me think of the editorial responses to the feature punk planet did on emo and misogyny
anybody else reminded of that?


Anonymous (March 28, 2004)

aren't the hurt process on Golf Records? Well in the UK they are

Conduit (March 28, 2004)

To the person who mentioned Million Dead below, you rule, because they rule.

This band does suck.

You forgot Between The Buried And Me, although nevermind, I think that album was late 2003.

lieutenant (March 28, 2004)

Well I really haven't been following the poltics behind Victory's actions. All I know is that they released 2 of my all-time favourite records, the last 2 Grade albums, as well as other discs that I have spent much time enjoying, from bands like Catch 22, Snapcase, and River City Rebels. So yeah, for that I call them a "decent punk rock label", though I will admit my ignorance to factors beyond the music.

Anonymous (March 28, 2004)

Re: Victory and name-dropping stickers on albums. Spitalfield's LP claims "Like Jimmy Eat World, The Promise Ring and Foo Fighters? Say hello to your new favourite band!".

They're good, but um... no.

THP are as cliched as it gets - more so than Story Of The Year quite possibly.

Anonymous (March 28, 2004)

What the heck was that?

Are you fussy? Do you need to be burped?

Anonymous (March 27, 2004)

terrible band name and some of the most derivative album art i've ever seen
...also, there were four or so copies of this and not one husker du album at best buy today (friggin' ridiculous)

Anonymous (March 27, 2004)

Instead of reviewing a rock band from the UK everyone already knows is shitty, why not review something great like Biffy Clyro, Million Dead, or Jetplane Landing?

The Hurt Process suck ass big time. Fuck these bandwagon-jumping idiots.

Anonymous (March 27, 2004)

Martyr AD suck real hard

Anonymous (March 27, 2004)

That's the worst band name I've heard in a while.

Anonymous (March 27, 2004)

The Martyr AD album IS awesome.

Anonymous (March 27, 2004)

"decent punk rock label"

My apologies for the typo.

Anonymous (March 27, 2004)

Victory Records is by no means a "good punk rock label". They have a long history of being liars, cheats, and money laundering assholes. This does not speak to the bands on the label but the label itself. Any comments trying to boost the label's integrity and ethical value are null and void due to this fact, and probably written by the label's owner who is a complete and utter shyster. If anyone has any issues to the contrary, perhaps you should think about why Taking Back Sunday devised a way out of their contract, why Thursday posted a rather lengthy letter on their website ‚?? when they left the label ‚?? about the shifty business practices at the Victory camp and why Hatebreed loathes the label‚??s owner as much as they do.

Anonymous (March 27, 2004)

you forgot to mention that the new martyr ad album will be awesome

slippy (March 27, 2004)

This band is actually worse than Silverstein. Holy fuck.

lieutenant (March 26, 2004)

Typ-os beware.


lieutenant (March 26, 2004)

To a commentor below, if I may...

Punknews ran an add for Victory Records, not the Hurt Process. Victory, I am sure, chose what to advertise with their space. Additionally, the opinions of one reviewer should not represent this entire establishment, while the people running Punknews are also probably not so petty that would not support and overall decent punk rock label who they may (or may not) have a good working relationship with, because they thought some of their bands suck.

This post was fun fun fun! In the sun?

Anonymous (March 26, 2004)

Is it just me or is there a drooping ass on the cover? E.M.O.

Anonymous (March 26, 2004)

another lame emo shithead band

Anonymous (March 26, 2004)

I second that motion

This band make ashamed to be English. Fucking awful

musical-monkey (March 26, 2004)

"thats cool and all, im glad you thought it sucked. thanks to that, i wont check the band out. however, wasnt this the site that was running an advertisement for them?"

it was probably just an ad from victory and the one that came up was the hurt process. i've seen drive thru banners on this site and they're not usually getting rave reviews.

Anonymous (March 26, 2004)

wow, i just listened to that mp3. It really does suck. It actually sucked more than i expected.

inagreendase (March 26, 2004)

i was like, didnt taking back sunday, northstar, silverstein and all those other bands have that same sticker?


Triple Crown's sticker wasn't that bad;
" 'Northstar is the best band ever.' - Taking Back Sunday"

But Victory gets really bad with the namedropping...

The Taking Back Sunday CD namedropped Thursday, Jimmy Eat World, and Dashboard Confessional.

The Silverstein CD namedropped Thursday, Poison the Well, and Saves the Day.

The last Glasseater CD had a sticker that said: "For the people who rock out to: Thursday, Further Seems Forever, New Found Glory, and Thrice: THIS CD WAS MEANT FOR YOU!"

Anonymous (March 26, 2004)

This Piece??? More like This Piece of Shit. this sucks

poopypants (March 26, 2004)

yea i figured this would be silverstein part two or something. it comes complete with a sticker on the cover that says like 'if you like thursday, poison the well and saves the day, get this"...i was like, didnt taking back sunday, northstar, silverstein and all those other bands have that same sticker?

Jesse (March 26, 2004)

You're starting to sound like me.

Anonymous (March 26, 2004)

the hurt process was the name of the first Boxer album. It was the first band Vagrant ever signed.

Anonymous (March 26, 2004)

thats cool and all, im glad you thought it sucked. thanks to that, i wont check the band out. however, wasnt this the site that was running an advertisement for them?

skankin_in_the_pit (March 26, 2004)

I love when Scott rips bands. Especially The Higher.

musical-monkey (March 26, 2004)

they stole the title of this album from an outsmarting simon song

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