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Madball: N.Y.H.C.N.Y.H.C. (2004)
Thorp Records

Reviewer Rating: 0.5
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Contributed by: FortyMinutesWestFortyMinutesWest
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Reviewer's note: I was going to write a lengthy review for this EP, really, I was. However, I began to wonder if a review could honestly do this music justice. I'm sure this will offend someone. But, I think a poorly drawn mspaint pie chart reflects the amount of planning and tweaking that went i.
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Reviewer's note: I was going to write a lengthy review for this EP, really, I was. However, I began to wonder if a review could honestly do this music justice. I'm sure this will offend someone. But, I think a poorly drawn mspaint pie chart reflects the amount of planning and tweaking that went into the writing of this music:

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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.
nedsammy (June 5, 2012)

It's cool the way Madball mention ass fucking, because they seem pretty butt-hurt.

eatdogs (January 13, 2012)

ha ha this still cracks me up...

maersk (November 9, 2010)

now thats the kind of response i expect from a band like madball! short, dumb and to the point!

Madball (October 30, 2009)

Seriously? What the fuck is with you guys? We're out there busting our asses on the front lines of NYHC everyday while all you do is jockey a keyboard all day and make charts. You wouldn't know HC if it fucked you in the ass. STAY THE FUCK OUTTA MY PIT

no-lolz (March 17, 2007)

I hate madball, but I hate this fucking asswipe of a guy below me even more.

JakeRazor (July 11, 2006)

Madball and bands like them suck. Most people into real, authentic hardcore will agree with me.

Your stupid "Fuck Shit Up" posing is lame. And I'm not some gay emo kid who dresses like a girl. I'm a punk who like drinking, swearing, yelling, causing trouble and generally being disorderly. But this gay jock HC bullshit has to die. Stop lamenting your tiny dicks and beating people up for no reason.

timmytheturtle1039 (May 17, 2006)

this is the best review on the page

Anonymous (March 21, 2006)

madball is terrible and this review is perfect for their fans really......its really easy to understand

Anonymous (December 10, 2005)

yeah fuck that band, fuck em fuck em fuck em...tough guy bullshit sums it up

Anonymous (November 25, 2005)

what a cluless dick, pick up legacy people good disc!

feeeding5000 (November 13, 2005)

This. is. metal. This band, in general, is devoid of intelligence, creativity, an important message, and anything even related to "rocking". Hell, I LIKE hardcore. But this, and all of this kind of Victory records-type "HC" is just metallic and awful. Give me an old Dischord or Revelation band any day.

Anonymous (September 18, 2005)

This reviewer is just a prick. I don't care if you don't like madball, I mean there are legitamate reasons why you wouldn't, but to belittle them and their 10 years in the scene, with this piece of shit review, it's just fucking insulting.

Whether you love madball or hate madball, you can not deny their significance and their influence on the hardcore scene.

My guess is this reviewer just has some personal vandetta against Madball, probably cause he got his ass beat at a show. Well, fuck you, you're just some petty shit who bad mouth's band's on the internet, how about you grow some balls and call them out in person. Fuckin' petty loser. Grow up.

Anonymous (September 14, 2005)

If it wasnt for bands like Madball, none of your emo bands would even be around

Anonymous (July 12, 2005)

Thank god most of you will die of aids shortly. If you can't understand why Madball rules then I pity you.

Anonymous (April 29, 2005)

I hate when people listen to noise, wear girl's pants, get gay hair cuts and talk crap about "tough guy" from the safety of their computer desk. People who don't like a genre shouldn't review it. You won't see me reviewing an asprin-core bands. Of course I'm not bitter like these kids who get punked down at shows because they look like girls.

Anonymous (April 29, 2005)

i like when people's tastes 'mature' they suddenly think they're better than people who didn't start liking shittier stuff.

Anonymous (April 29, 2005)

I can tell there are a lot of people posting here who like to wear their sister's pants.

Anonymous (March 24, 2005)

Okay, now don't get me wrong, I don't hate this band, I can actually listen to their music and enjoy it, for what it is....but damn, that review sums up the album perfectly. Madball can be fun to listen to, but I don't think I could ever take this shit real seriously.

Anonymous (March 18, 2005)

Fuck every band and every person that was ever born

Anonymous (January 25, 2005)

DIllinger Escape Plan, Botch, etc etc, while very good good bands, are hardly bands you can fuck shit up to while at their shows. I've been to both DEP shows, and Death Threat shows (yeah, it's not Madball, but it's the same damn thing). Death Threat definitely had more people "fucking shit up". I mean, FSU was there. Friends Stand United, haha, thats just a cover. Fuck Shit Up is what it should stand for. And before you go screaming about FSU sucking, don't bother, i'm against crews.

everytimeiwin (January 24, 2005)

i love the man who wrote this review... god damn i fucking hate this bullshit

hatebreed, e town concrete, madball, death threat, etc... all need to fall of the face of this fucking planet.

jesus christ

joeg (January 23, 2005)

this is hands down the BEST review ever on this site. kudos.

Anonymous (September 25, 2004)

silly madball, dicks are for chicks.

Anonymous (September 24, 2004)

INFEST would waste these ink covered goons in a fight easy.

Anonymous (September 24, 2004)

madball are fucking gay as hell. "suck it off" and "demonstrating my homosexuality" where the fucking reason i HATE nyhc........

Anonymous (August 12, 2004)

Madball has already made better songs then this but
they still are great...There are a lot of good metal bands
and hardcore bands...It's all about the soul in the music, not about the money...No the mtv babes shaking their asses and
hiphop-"boys" with all the money....Hardcore=music of the oppressed and against injustice in this motherfucking world.
C ya

Anonymous (July 14, 2004)

shut ur fucking mouth, u dont know what ure talkin bout
madball is real , u not damn gay burn in hell

Anonymous (May 6, 2004)

yeah. I don't like most of the music the world has given us in the past 10 years. But, it's bands like Madball and songs like that one on their website that makes me want to give props to them because they try, but to rip their dicks off because they are no-talent hacks. Being able to play guitar and sing loudly doesn't make you a songwriter, and being a songwriter doesn't mean you can play guitar and sing loudly. Good effort. But it still sucks. Punk is a waste of life. Hardcore is a waste of electronics. Pop is for people who want money. That leaves emo. Cry, emo kids, cry. But make better music. Some may wonder what kind of music I enjoy. Would you be surprised to know that I have the most eclectic mix of anyone on here? Probably. Good night, dumbasses.

devildog1507 (May 4, 2004)

Destroy Emo and Hippie and metalcore.

Anonymous (May 3, 2004)

"Stop Homey-Core before it stops you"

This is Ken of course. Kinda saying goodbye to all y'all 'cause My internet is gone for a long time. Sucks.

While i'm gone, just remember that Everything that epitaph puts out in the next few months will be utter garbage, and Slap A Ham records was the best label to every grace this planet.

-Ken

Jesse (May 3, 2004)

Yeah, if you can't spend the time using proper grammar, spelling, or punctuation, your opinion really doesn't matter.

I also love the fact that since I hate Madball, I'm instantly associated with liking "emo."

Speaking of which, did you hear that they are re-issuing the new Dashboard Confessionalsss CD?!?! LOL!!!!11 OH EM GEE!!!

The sad thing is, without this disclaimer, that piece of priceless sarcasm would have gone over everyone's head.

xWileyx (May 2, 2004)

hmm...While madball may not be the best hardcore band ever and have a fair amount of over the top lyrics this review is a little harsh.

FortyMinutesWest (May 2, 2004)

These comments prove that 99% of the people who listen to this band are idiots.

Anonymous (May 2, 2004)

fuck u if u talk shit about madball, and fuck the columnist who did the review, and fuck emo

Anonymous (May 2, 2004)

"I think you fucking clowns have proved why stuff like Madball shouldn't be reviewed on a site called PunkNews. And don't accuse Madball of posturing and shit when every fucking band you idiots listen to is far more image obsessed than these guys. Now shut the fuck up."

The fat metalheads who would pick on me for hating sports, and being into punk rock and skating = this band. Madball have ruined NYHC. Ruined it.

Anonymous (May 2, 2004)

Kill emo and metalfans!
Madball rules

Anonymous (May 1, 2004)

i love how most of the pro-madball comments here somehow involve us pussy emo fucks getting our ass beat.

this score is for freestyle walking and riddle of steel.

Anonymous (April 30, 2004)

I saw these guys in Chicago and they started jammin to this really song and then a cello player came out and started playin then they all started huggin and crying on each other and shit and then they started a song about how girls won't talk to them cuz they are really ugly and scary-ass thug core guys.. and then they cried more.

What pussies.

Anonymous (April 30, 2004)

"ny hardcore has always sucked mad dick. fuck the bronx too."

You mean the decent band from LA?

-BSD

Steve_Buscemi (April 30, 2004)

maybe cause mad ball sucks.

Anonymous (April 30, 2004)

I think you fucking clowns have proved why stuff like Madball shouldn't be reviewed on a site called PunkNews. And don't accuse Madball of posturing and shit when every fucking band you idiots listen to is far more image obsessed than these guys. Now shut the fuck up.

Anonymous (April 30, 2004)

sure, madball kind of sucks, but i'll take them over all these new emo/pop/metal/core bands.

will the pussies who are afraid of madball please shutup now.

Anonymous (April 30, 2004)

Don't like a lot of tough guy stuff like this, but then again I hate the pansy ass hardcore that they make.

Anonymous (April 30, 2004)

oh man i wonder what the new madball album sounds like?

Anonymous (April 30, 2004)

noone is going to come to this site and read this and say "oh man, i wonder what the new madball album sounds like". we all know. read the fucking album title. i love pie charts. perfectly placed and perfectly timed review.

Anonymous (April 30, 2004)

Fuck you guys. Madball is fucking great.

Anonymous (April 29, 2004)

Death to metrosexual metalcore, up with true hardcore!

Anonymous (April 29, 2004)

this ain't hardcore by any stretch. this is tough guy metal influenced fecal matter.

Anonymous (April 29, 2004)

This album sucks. This review sucks.

I mean, I like the occasional joke review, but this wasn't funny at all.

Score is for kids who don't like that one new Alk3 song.

Anonymous (April 29, 2004)

This is the best review ever posted.
thank you.

and i like slipknot, so fuck you.

FortyMinutesWest (April 29, 2004)

And when the hell did posturing and beating up people with opposing viewpoints become part of hardcore? What about intelligent discussions and having fun? All the people acting tough on here and making idiotic comments on other people's taste in music are just proving the critic right. If you want to pick fights and act like some sort of quasi-thug, maybe you'd be better off at a Slipknot show.

FortyMinutesWest (April 29, 2004)

I love how all these people are bashing metal and praising Madball, when Madball is obviously heavily influenced by metal.

Anonymous (April 29, 2004)

Madball are the best and that you lame mofos five so much shit about them is proof enough for me that its great you mtv wankers

SOYBOMB (April 29, 2004)

That's a great review.

Peace,
-SOYBOMB-

Anonymous (April 29, 2004)

I'd rather kill myself than listen to this fucking garbage.

Anonymous (April 29, 2004)

ny hardcore has always sucked mad dick. fuck the bronx too.

Anonymous (April 29, 2004)

Murphy's Law is the only reason to listen to NYHC anymore.

Anonymous (April 29, 2004)

bla bla...better listen to metal and/or emo then to real hardcore. Haha...

eyeball_kid (April 29, 2004)

My gran is way more hardcore than Madball. You should taste her chocolate cakes.

Just out of interest, what exactly is the 1% of substance?

Is it that guy going KEEEP IT REEEEALL! BE TRUE TO YOURSELLLF! in every other song?

devildog1507 (April 29, 2004)

Madball = Hardcore if you like it or not

FortyMinutesWest (April 29, 2004)

Madball has about as much to do with hardcore as Fran Drescher.

Anonymous (April 29, 2004)

Total agreement: Get metal and emo out at last...thats why I like madball. Cos I hate all this whimpy emo shitheads. Emo and Metal Idiots beware...

ThisBandSucks (April 29, 2004)

40HoursLame made a funny. The end is near.

Anonymous (April 29, 2004)

I'd just like to here real hardcore and not that metal cry baby bull shit, at this point I could care less how mocho they are, just get emo and metal out of hardcore.

Anonymous (April 28, 2004)

40MinW you are my hero. Tough guy hardcore is SOOOOOO '98 (or was it '95?)

--Cos

FortyMinutesWest (April 28, 2004)

"Anyone who name drops instantly deserves to get fucked in the ass 56 times by a 315lb guy and then get their teeth punched in so all of them fall out, and then choke to death on the 315lb guy's dick as he rams it repeatedly into your mouth."

I was kidding when I talked about namedropping, I was making fun of people who rattle off lists of bands to show how "core" they are. It figures that a Madball fan would have no sense of humor.

Anonymous (April 28, 2004)

The moron that I'm referring to is FortyMinutesWest. FUCKING LOSER.

Anonymous (April 28, 2004)

I want to kick that fucking loser in the face who name-dropped all those bands.

Anyone who name drops instantly deserves to get fucked in the ass 56 times by a 315lb guy and then get their teeth punched in so all of them fall out, and then choke to death on the 315lb guy's dick as he rams it repeatedly into your mouth.

Anonymous (April 28, 2004)

Funny thing is that I've never heard this band before, but I do like most NYCHC, like Sick Of It All, Agnostic Front, and aren't Kill Your Idols out of NYC?

Anonymous (April 28, 2004)

"And Ex-Models tear shit up. I'd fuck shit up at an Ex-Models show."
I've done it. I can definitely do it again much better and have much more fun than if I listened to this shit.

Moral is: Ex-Models kick, Madball vile.

Anonymous (April 28, 2004)

damn that's some harsh shit

Anonymous (April 28, 2004)

The boys in GC are way tuffer than this crap. They are a lot cuter too.

Anonymous (April 28, 2004)

good charlotte are the punx!!! I'll take the twins over this cock rock meathead fest.

Jesse (April 28, 2004)

Okay...everyone who doesn't understand sarcasm on this site should be banned.

And Ex-Models tear shit up. I'd fuck shit up at an Ex-Models show.

Anonymous (April 28, 2004)

Dead Serious???
You're still a fucking idiot...
If GC is what you've been rasied to think punk (in a music aspect) is, then I really feel sorry for you. You've been brainwashed by MTV..Lemme guess. You wear the dickies work pants (baggy), with the triple row studded belt, spiked bracelet,hurley shirt, and
mesh trucker cap (worn crooked)...I'm probably right on 3 or more of those things..You're a follower, and a poser..

Think for yourself..

"this is the anthem..Good Charlote are not punk."

--=B=--

Anonymous (April 28, 2004)

This is for the kid who said that he "fucks shit up" at an EX-MODELS show? Are you serious? I don't know what you think Ex-Models sound like, but you are way off. Do us all a favor and promptly kill yourself with something quite painful. Maybe try playing chicken with a freight train?

Oh and Madball are some pissed off motherfuckers. Your pie chart is wrong, that tough guy bullshit and cliches ARE their substance, thats pretty much what every NYHC band is about and thats why I love it.

Anonymous (April 28, 2004)

"I'd put money down that Benji and Joel could kick Freddy's ass, cuz Madball may be NYHC, but GC are from the mutha fuckin streets of DC! if they would live life on the streets like gc, i don't think they would survive, if they could spend a day or 2 walking in someone elses shoes, i think they'd stumble and they'd fallll they would faaaaaalllll LIFE styles of the rich and the famous!!!"

Ha! Great.

Anonymous (April 28, 2004)

I was being DEAD serious about the gc comment. And they arent hot topic wannabee's , more like madball wishes they were in hot topic, hanging out w/ that chad dude from nfg.

and they walk the walk.. "you...don't wanna be just like you....this is the anthem throw all your hands up"

Anonymous (April 28, 2004)

Is that gc dude being serious-oldpunker-

inagreendase (April 28, 2004)

You're an idiot.....
GC aren't even a punk band. They're "pop".

Case #3242 of sarcasm going over a head.

devildog1507 (April 28, 2004)

GC...what a joke

Anonymous (April 28, 2004)

You're an idiot.....

GC aren't even a punk band. They're "pop". They appeal to the masses of kids that like the idea, and look of punk, but don't have the balls to fully commit. They talk the talk, but can't walk the walk..Because that's what Mtv has shown to them..

Hot topic Wannabes. Makes me sick to my stomach to see what mtv thinks punk is. They used to play videos by Kraut, Bad Brains, & the Cro-mags to name a few. Now, they wouldn't touch them, unless their band name started with a "Good", "New Found", "NO Use" (Sorry Tony & Rory)....

Again,
You're an idiot

Anonymous (April 28, 2004)

I'd put money down that Benji and Joel could kick Freddy's ass, cuz Madball may be NYHC, but GC are from the mutha fuckin streets of DC! if they would live life on the streets like gc, i don't think they would survive, if they could spend a day or 2 walking in someone elses shoes, i think they'd stumble and they'd fallll they would faaaaaalllll LIFE styles of the rich and the famous!!!

devildog1507 (April 28, 2004)

I think madballs music is cool. It has more guts then all these new metal bands around and I myself dont like their lyrics. But at least they are for real so I respect them

Anonymous (April 28, 2004)

pungent.

FortyMinutesWest (April 28, 2004)

can agree with*

And another thing, no one is saying they aren't tough, but I'm not going to respect a band that jumps anyone who bashes them. I know that's a bit of an overstatement, but you get my point.

FortyMinutesWest (April 28, 2004)

"and sick of it all rules no matter what."

I can agree with, this score is for Sick of it All.

Anonymous (April 28, 2004)

you people take this shit too seriously. let madball do what they're doing, and shut the fuck up. i'll take madball over 90% of whats on the radio these days anyway.

i am from brooklyn, ny, and there really are guys like these that grow up just like these guys. so this shit isn't fake. it's a way of life for some people and others don't understand it cause they aren't from here, so they come down on it.

i, myself, still think madball is ridiculous and over the top, but then again so are alot of bands in different ways. all the pussies just love to get down on madball because they are "tough guy" hardcore. this is pretty bad, but there's alot worse out there.

and sick of it all rules no matter what.

Anonymous (April 28, 2004)

"You wouldn't say he sucked to his face!" - what's with people posting that shit?

-Strewtho

FortyMinutesWest (April 27, 2004)

I would, I've told plenty of bands that they've sucked before.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

Indeed inagreendase, the first thing I thought of when I saw the picture was Maddox. But ya, he is God, so anything that even remotely looks like his work is automatically good, hence the "10"

-c22

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

What I find hilarious is how the internet's main purpose has become "shit talking". I would love to see if any of you teeny bopper fucks would say this shit about Madball to Freddy or Hoya. You guys should shut the hell up.

FortyMinutesWest (April 27, 2004)

"Also, it's pretty obvious the college crack hit a nerve. It's pretty fucking funny too because there's no way a 20 year old kid can pay for post secondary education even withy a loan. hi mommy, i miss u!!11 hugs 7 kisses "

Yes, it is possible, not easy but possible. I got a couple loans, a small scholarship, and I work 40 hours a week.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

Someone please tell me that Icy Hot Stuntaz thing is a joke. Regardless, that is the funniest shit I have ever seen!

notfeelingcreative (April 27, 2004)

Just as fortyminuteswest said below, if I went decent heavy music to fuck shit up to, i'll break out my copy of "Speak English Or Die" by the great SOD!

notfeelingcreative (April 27, 2004)

I've never read a review that managerd to hit the nail on the head so easily!

Haggard (April 27, 2004)

"anyone who's ever shit-talked the band would never have the balls to do so in Freddy's face"

I'd totally tell him.

-Justin

hubitcherkokov (April 27, 2004)

Funny review, but I still think the best review is Calvin and Hobbes review of Hot Water Music's "A Flight and a Crash".

Jesse (April 27, 2004)

One more thing, I decided to take the time and read the comments made by everyone, and noticed that every staff reviewer on this site is praising this review like mad. I laughed really hard. My favorite part was this:

"I know it doesn't sound like Taking Back Sunday but if you don't know anything about hardcore, why do you review albums?"

I guess he doesn't pay attention to the reviews you write. Proof comes from Scott's LiveJournal post today:

"before I threw it in the 'send to FortyMinutesWest because it looks like hardcore' pile"

Oh, the sheer gorgeous irony.

Jesse (April 27, 2004)

I think we need to join forces in belittling bands that suck. We could be an unstoppable team.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

Any comments regarding the (lack of) musical substance of this record is pretty pointless - the dudes in Madball are actually 'hardcore' (unlike those who listen to it) and anyone who's ever shit-talked the band would never have the balls to do so in Freddy's face.

Period.

Also, it's pretty obvious the college crack hit a nerve. It's pretty fucking funny too because there's no way a 20 year old kid can pay for post secondary education even withy a loan. hi mommy, i miss u!!11 hugs 7 kisses

That said, I was pretty disappointed with the record.

Icapped2pac (April 27, 2004)

This review was golden. It was kind of fucked up because at first I thought the pie chart was a pop-up ad. I was like "Scott wouldn't do that to us, would he?".

And even funnier than the review are the comments bashing Forty by implying he's an emo fan. Hahahahaha, far from it, douchebags. Even though he often disses bands I like, and I probably don't like more than 2 bands he does, he writes good reviews and usually posts something fairly intelligent. You morons are just wearing your stupidity on your sleeve like a wack-ass Madball tattoo.

R.I.P. Coalesce and Botch
Long live Dillenger

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

madball fucking rules

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

I was just listening to the Stormtroops last night! Craaaazay.

-BSD

FortyMinutesWest (April 27, 2004)

There is plenty of music you can listen to when you want to "fuck shit up" that isn't totally garbage. Like Coalesce, Discordance Axis, or SOD.

ilikebandssuchasopivy (April 27, 2004)

Wait wait wait.. That Icy Hot Stuntaz thing is a joke.. right?

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

hahahaa ohhh FUCK

well done. not only is he original with the pie chart... but he trashes the ICY HOT STUNTAZ!! hahah biggest fags ever

Score is for the review!

Conduit (April 27, 2004)

HAHA.

I respect Madball because they do alot for the hardcore scene, but I have never been into their music. This is halarious though.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

Set if Off blows all your retarded post screamo metal hardcore pop out of the water.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

Your all a bunch of pussies. Freddy will stab all of you.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

did anyone ever see th N.Y.H.C. video w/ 25 ta life, district 9, madball, crown of thornz? it's so funny. they're all idiots. seriously.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

name calling on the net will never get old. this had been a good review for that. You are all fucking fags!

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

"wrong. you are " to fuck some shit up" to way better bands than madball. ever heard of converge, giddy motors, dillinger escape plan, botch, mastodon, ex-models, etc.? believe me, you can fuck some shit up at shows of these bands, and they actually have talent."
I'D RATHER LISTEN TO MADBALL "TO FUCK SOME SHIT UP" CUZ THOSE BANDS LISTED DO IN FACT SUCK. WHY WASTE MY TIME?!?!?!
OH YEAH, THE FIRST MADBALL ALBUM AND DEMONSTRATING MY STYLE ARE CLASSIC. THERE ARE SOME GREAT SONGS ON THOSE ALBUM.

TheOneTrueBill (April 27, 2004)

Forty, I absolutly love you.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

BEST REVIEW EVER

i hate reading a long review for a band since most likely i wont care about them (although i do know the shittyness known as madball). More quick, easy read graphs!

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

SOIA isnt tough

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

This review makes no sense. Madball is a tough guy band cause they were born and raised in the New York projects and come from a life of gangs and guns. It's not bullshit. If it were a bunch of middle class kids trying to be tough it would be a different story. These guys are genuine and just because they have some arrogance, it's still real.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

that link is awesome. scores for that and the review. and the fact that the colorado are going down!

-boba fett

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

"now we need people with x's around their name to threaten my life"

Madball never was a sxe band. The demonstarting my style record is classic, now they are pretty boring..

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

hold on while i prepare myself.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

Hazen st. Is the best band i've ever heard. You douches better be prepared!

my friends look out for me like famileeeeeee!!!

inagreendase (April 27, 2004)

"fuck minor threat"

Your post was good except for this. Let's not go there.

Score's for the review, which reminds me of Maddox's world-famous images. There's hardly anything wrong with that, though.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

hehe dissing classic hardcore bands shows what folks call themselves punk... hey but at least this shows its for real, cos who cares for a Dashboard and Weezer fan?

kenfuggit (April 27, 2004)

Yeah Madball is all tough and shit. Whoopie. Anyone remember the mighty INFEST, who were bigger and tougher than any of these Madball clowns, but were totally down for progressive causes? They were Big enough to beat down the meanest NYHC moron, but were cool enough to represent feminist and PC ideas.

-Ken

recordings (April 27, 2004)

i like madball and i like this cd. its quite funy how you all get so worked up about this anyway.

kirbypuckett (April 27, 2004)

WOW. This review is wonderful in everyway. You even linked the Icy Hot Stuntaz, that's like so three years ago but I'm still giggling.

- Kirby

squirrelbait (April 27, 2004)

"sometimes you need to go to a show and be able to fuck some shit up. these are the guys that will put on said show."

wrong. you are " to fuck some shit up" to way better bands than madball. ever heard of converge, giddy motors, dillinger escape plan, botch, mastodon, ex-models, etc.? believe me, you can fuck some shit up at shows of these bands, and they actually have talent.

"shit, sometimes you just need to put on an album in your bedroom and punch a hole in the wall. these are the guys that will make said album."

see previous list of bands.

plus like the other guy said, not liking madball or NYHC in general doesn't mean you listen to emo bands. there's more to music than hardcore and emo, you know.. and i don't like either genre (unless you consider slint, fugazi and squirrel bait emo.. cos i like them)

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

to the douche below me. i am not a jock nor sXe. i don't listen to madball or s.o.i.a. or 25 ta life on a daily basis. if you read my post without bringing in your prejudices you would have realized that i was saying that once in a while a little aggro hardcore isn't a bad thing. i like a ton of different shit, from afghan whigs, to superchunk, to the clash, to nick cave, to the bouncing souls, and to (old) agnostic front. so go fuck yourself. i'm sorry if you got beat up by jocks at a show when you were a teenager. but don't go pointing fingers at me. and i realize that you don't have to be an emo-dork to not like madball. unfortunately that was the only solid point you made.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

"funny review. but don't diss the band cause they don't weep over acoustic guitars or pander to 13 year old girls and the 16 year old boys who love them. sometimes you need to go to a show and be able to fuck some shit up. these are the guys that will put on said show. shit, sometimes you just need to put on an album in your bedroom and punch a hole in the wall. these are the guys that will make said album. don't get me wrong, a stead diet of madball is no way to live your life but we all need a little nyhc in our lives at some point. otherwise we'll be screaming "SERENITY NOW" on a packed bus waiting for the men in white coats."

I love how these SxE dorks think that if you think madball sucks your some dashboard loving teenager. I think madball sucks, along w/ the rest of the hardcore scene. Just a bunch of cheesy jocks who want to 'fuck shit up' like this guy above me, cuz your so hard! Granted I thought sick of it all was the shit back when I was 16 but man, them days is gone, I figured out that melody and songwriting is actually important in music. fuck this band, fuck straightedge meathead fucks who beat people up because they can't get laid (but pretend they choose not too haha SXE!!), fuck minor threat and all your other pussy skinhead shit 80's bands and fuck...you

great review

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

whatever happened to Fastball? god, that band sucked.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

This is the type of music that makes me ashamed to be from NY.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

funny review. but don't diss the band cause they don't weep over acoustic guitars or pander to 13 year old girls and the 16 year old boys who love them. sometimes you need to go to a show and be able to fuck some shit up. these are the guys that will put on said show. shit, sometimes you just need to put on an album in your bedroom and punch a hole in the wall. these are the guys that will make said album. don't get me wrong, a stead diet of madball is no way to live your life but we all need a little nyhc in our lives at some point. otherwise we'll be screaming "SERENITY NOW" on a packed bus waiting for the men in white coats.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

Hahahaha. Best review in the history of this site. Ace. This score's for the review.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

"But, I also like Bold, Insted, Chain of Strength, No For An Answer, Gorilla Biscuits, Judge, Shelter, and a ton of other bands I don't feel like namedropping."

Yeah, but do you like anyone that's good?¿

Most of those bands mentioned, represent the worst of the late 80's early 90's..I mean, how many bands do you actually need running around with big fucking X's on their hands, preaching the same stuff that the band before them preached?

Ok, we get it..Some of us punks actually get the fact that there are individuals that don't want to smoke, drink, or have sex.. Do what you want.

Straightedge has turned into a preachy, whiny, bitch session, with a little bible thumper thrown in for good measure... Well listen up thumpers.....

Quit knocking on my door!!

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

worst review ever

I know it doesn't sound like Taking Back Sunday but if you don't know anything about hardcore, why do you review albums?

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

lmao...best review ever

and 100% true

squirrelbait (April 27, 2004)

Funniest review in a while. I go to University, I do listen to Weezer, but hey.. I also listen to Black Flag, Converge and Minor Threat, but I still think Madball is one of the worst bands around. Oh how proud Madball must be.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

madball rule...go away now and listen to some emo
xmartinezx

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

madball is gonna fuck your day up.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

has anyone checked out the cover art...

thats a fucken pissed off ball if ive ever seen one...

if you catch that ball- its totally gona bite off a finger or two..

that ball is demonstrating it's style...

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

madball rule.
ya'll stupid.

Mikeshitter (April 27, 2004)

Since when has Madball been about anything other than tough guy bullshit?

I preferred it when Biohazard was active, it was like a running contest between those two bands.

ElVaquero (April 27, 2004)

Madball fails at life.

Kinda like the Devils.

XELVAQUEROX

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

i've never understand why so many people like this band so much. it's all bullshit.

did a member of this band actually get arrested for killing someone or something?

note: i haven't listened to weezer since grade 8, i'm in university and i also like chain of strength.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

madball just sucks, some bands do and some dont. But madball is deffinetly about the sucking

FortyMinutesWest (April 27, 2004)

I guess it's a compliment for me to get dissed by a Madball listening high school boy. Comments like that are hilarious, because either:

a. you're also in college
b. you're not old enough to be in college

Using the fact that someone is trying to get an education and do something with their life as an insult makes you look like the dumbfuck you are.

The responses have been so predictable so far, now we need people with x's around their name to threaten my life.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

haha..I guess its a compliment for madball to be dissed by some weezer listening college boy

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

madball are gonna find you and fucking kill you.

kenfuggit (April 27, 2004)

HA! YES!!

-Ken (hates NYHC)

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

I guess being in a band with members of New Found Glory (Hazen St)seemed to suck the life out of this band. The review is class No bullshitting, just goes straight to the point.
-PsychoOS69

FortyMinutesWest (April 27, 2004)

I do like the Blood Brothers, want to fight about it? I'm sure you do.

But, I also like Bold, Insted, Chain of Strength, No For An Answer, Gorilla Biscuits, Judge, Shelter, and a ton of other bands I don't feel like namedropping.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

As both a Madball fan and NYHC die hard, I couldn't agree more.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

somebody's a blood brothers fan!!

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

genius

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

Nice review.

StabbingGoldfish (April 27, 2004)

fucking hilarious

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