Shotpointblank - Kill...[breath]...Kill (Cover Artwork)


Shotpointblank: Kill...[breath]...KillKill...[breath]...Kill (2003)
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Reviewer Rating: 0.5
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Contributed by: JesseJesse
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Lame. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the prime example of why hardcore should only be done by the professionals. They offer nothing musically appealing. The bass plays the same exacts notes that the guitar is power chording, FOR THE ENTIRE ALBUM. I swear there isn't one hint of harmony on the.


This, ladies and gentlemen, is the prime example of why hardcore should only be done by the professionals. They offer nothing musically appealing. The bass plays the same exacts notes that the guitar is power chording, FOR THE ENTIRE ALBUM. I swear there isn't one hint of harmony on the entire album. The drums are sloppy and off most of the time. Boo hiss boo.

This band would do better marketing itself as a nü-metal band. Lyrically, you couldn't get more cliché: "Living my own life. Do things my own way. Don't waste your fucking breath. Nothing you can say will ever..." and here's where the song "Intro" transitions into "No Apologies," including a spiffy lyrical transition. Ready for it? Here we go: "Bring me down. I'm proud of who I fuckin' am. I'm proud of who I'm gonna be. You can't bring me down. I'm proud of who I fuckin' am. I make no apologies so fuck you." Do I even have to say anything about that? It speaks for itself in my book.

It's not that I hate hardcore. I don't. I like hardcore. I just can't stand terrible hardcore bands more than anything. Every one of these songs sounds exactly the same. I could probably make better music by shoving a trumpet up my ass. At least it would be something new. Unless there's some sort of association for ass-trumpeters.

I think this band could cover Trapt's "Headstrong" without having too much difficulty. And I think that says enough about this record.


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Anonymous (July 19, 2005)

SPB are CLEARLY a great aussie band and i dont really think you can bag it unless you your self is in a better hxc band

as long as you can throw fits and kick people AND make it look good its ok

so fuck you

bannedinct (January 15, 2005)

After seeing this band play live, I can say without a doubt that this review is 100% accurate.

I would like to thank Jesse as this review made me laugh so hard. I don't normally get involved in this kind of thing, as i am actually a real hardcore (punk rock) kid who goes to shows and supports this scene and not some internet kid who just thinks they know everything because they saw it one some website. However, i just had to comment on how seriously jesse seems to take his review. Dude i know nothing about you, but you don't need to defend yourself to every kid who thinks you suck, and this is why i am not going to defend our recording. I really don't care what you think, we write this music for ourselves and for the kids who like it.

This recording is actually over 2 years old now with some of the songs being over 4 yrs old. I look back on some of it and cringe too, but it comes from the heart and we are still proud of this, and as long as the kids keep enjoying it, we will keep playing the brand of unoriginal, unintelligent hardcore that you (jesse) digs so much.

By the way jesse, our new full length will be out in a couple of months, you might find we've progressed a little bit both lyrically and musically. You'll probably still hate it, and thats fine with me, because i guess that means we're still playing straight up hardcore, and not acting like we are the most amazing or intellectual band (like most of the frauds and copycats i dare say you revere). I look forward to your review.... i'll need a good laugh to warm me through winter.

(The one out of ten does not reflect my thoughts on this recording but i figured it was dumb to post a review for my own band and if i left it preset to 10 some fucktard would think i actually cared about this shit)

Anonymous (May 9, 2004)

yeah, id like to say that there are alot of dumb comments defending shotpointblank, so ill try and be a bit more intelligent.

This review isn't accurate in the slightest. It is far too opinionated, and doesn't really show any real research of the band.

I think you'll find that if youve seen shotpoint live, and if you actually listen to the disc more than once, youll find they are one of the best bands in aussie hardcore. Sure, its all good for you to sit there in America judging some band, but lets remember that you guys have some fucking horrible bands (eg Found Dead Hanging, Saosin etc). fuck, youve even got The Ataris and Mest playing Hellfest.

honestly, your scene has become watered down and full of poppy shit. At least shotpoint and the aussie scene is keeping it real.

next time, try to keep your opinions out of a review, and do a little research before you pass such a harsh criticism.

- aidan

Anonymous (May 8, 2004)

eh, I made a grammatical error.

Meant to say " the review is 'a' fair and accurate one"

sorry people, had to correct myself before some dumb scene kid tried to say ' learn to spell' or some other such crap to discredit my opinion.

Anonymous (May 8, 2004)

Note to non-Australian readers...

All the kids sticking up for SPB are either friends of the band or kids trying to be friends with the band or kids trying in vain to gain some scene points or 'respect'. It's fairly vomit-inducing but that's just the way it is. The review is a fair and accurate review in my opinion.

threechordsandthetruth (May 7, 2004)

Not that I fully agree with mister 2 posts below me, but just because Scott doesn't do anything, doesn't mean your reviews are 100% perfect.

Jesse (May 5, 2004)

And this is where I come in and say...

Wait...wait...which one of us is the staff reviewer?


Obviously if there was something wrong with my reviews, Scott would have told me so and made me re-write them.

Anonymous (May 5, 2004)

Jesse, Wether some magazine says hardcore & hardcore punk are different or not doesnt mean shit, when someone says "Hardcore" in relation to this kind of music, it refers to "Hardcore punk"... This is a point ANYONE who knows ANYTHING about this style of music can tell you.

It's like saying Integrity, Cro-mags, Ringworm, Converge (who i seriously think are shit, but list them here for a distinct purpose), Path of resistance, Strife & bands like these arent "Hardcore punk" because they have metal influences clearly audible in their music, if you did say these things, you would be an outright idiot.

sorry, i hate shit like this, but you just shouldnt go spouting off remarks about things which you obviously have little insight on,
and here's a tip for your lackluster reviewing skills, when you review something, you're meant to give descriptive generalised opinions on the reviewed product, and hold back a little on the peronsalised reasons on why you dont like it, this a punk site, not a 'jesse' site.


threechordsandthetruth (May 4, 2004)

contain yourself, sir.

GreenVandal (May 4, 2004)


I almost pissed myself when that douchebag tryied to say that live this band brings intellect to hardcore. That was too fucking much. You street team guys need to get the fuck out of here and get back to tottally bringing the mosh.

Intellectual huh? But only live? Do they play different songs live, much better, ontempo, good songs with lyrics that are actually good? I was always under the impression that those were qualities of not onlu "intelectual" but "good" music. Fucking pricks, you make me wanna vomit. And what does "seeing them live" have to fucking do with how bad this CD sucks!!! So they do lots of crazy kooky things live i bet, woopty fucking doo. I hope you all go home and eat fucking bullet so your vapid idiotic piece of shit opinions never surface again.


Anonymous (May 3, 2004)

except for that guy davey, who at least argues well, everyone else sticking up for this band refers to the reviewer as a "fag". meaning they have the mental intelligence of a 5 year old. meaning it's no surprise this is the type of band they like.

Jesse (May 3, 2004)


You made my day with that comment.

Anonymous (May 3, 2004)

I hate when all bands sing about is killing people (a girl, some dude they don't like, some political person, their parents)...if all you sing about is death and stuff will you just fucking kill someone already?! Put your money where your mouth is.


Anonymous (May 3, 2004)

This band is really not good at all. The lyrics are what really gets me, they have them posted on the website. This stuff is like Iced Earth...overly dramatic and pointless. The lyrics are really bad, even for an uninspired metal band.


Jesse (May 3, 2004)

No, hardcore and hardcore punk are two different things. Looks like you lost again. If you'd like more on that battle read the Street Trash interview. And read the lyrics that are posted. Listen to the unoriginality of the song. This band is terrible, and I'd rather not see them live. There is nothing intelligent brought to the table with this group. Seriously, a thousand monkeys in a room with typewriters could have written a better hardcore without instruments or a handle on the English language.

Anonymous (May 3, 2004)

"Might I remind him that hardcore music isn't punk either. Both hardcore and indie rock have their roots dead set in punk. This being a "punk" website, of course both genres of music are going to be covered."

Now your retardedness really shines, kiddo. Firstly, 'Hardcore' isnt just a single word when in regards to this situation, it's meaning is the describing word in the phrase "Hardcore punk rock". To put this as simple as possible, It is used as such, to inform the listener / partaker / performer, that the music is punk rock, that has been taken to a higher level of aggression, The same way that you use the phrases "Hardcore rap", "Hardcore techno" and so on. As for indie rock, indie rock's connections with punk rock are from fagged out old crusty bastards who got sick of punk and went onto form shit bands, so yes, indie rock has connections with punk rock, but it's roots are far from it.

Get educated!

P.S: If you have seen this band live, which you've obviously not, You would understand this band bring an extremely intellegent approach to hardcore, lyrically & verbally, they speak out on issues, both politcal & personal, and dont just rock out like all this spazzed out chaos shit like saetia & hot cross, which somehow have been mistaken for hardcore. Reviews of cds are wack anyway, The essence of punk rock is in the live shows, in the kids at the shows, not at some douchebag judging their band from 10000 miles away on mummys computer.

Love, XdaveyX

Anonymous (May 3, 2004)

I wonder how many of those comments slamming the review were posted by the same person...


Jesse (May 3, 2004)

I do listen to hardcore, actually. These days I listen to a lot more hardcore than any other genre. This band still blows. There is nothing original about any of the music. The lyrics suck ass. And both Hatebreed and Madball suck. Just look at the Madball review. Anyone with any sort of taste in music thinks Madball sucks. And Hatebreed are a stupid tough-guy jock-rock band.

And as I've said before: if you don't take the time to utilize proper grammar, punctuation, or capitalization, you might as well not even comment on anything. You seriously look like an unintelligent douchebag. Come on people.

And for the guy who said this:

"it was easy to see you have a leaning towards shitty indie rock (which has nothing to do with punk, like most of this site nowadays)"

Might I remind him that hardcore music isn't punk either. Both hardcore and indie rock have their roots dead set in punk. This being a "punk" website, of course both genres of music are going to be covered.

SOYBOMB (May 3, 2004)

"your an idiot buddy"

End yourself now, please.


Anonymous (May 3, 2004)

carl, your an idiot buddy.
hang yourself.

Anonymous (May 3, 2004)

put into this comment, it was easy to see you have a leaning towards shitty indie rock (which has nothing to do with punk, like most of this site nowadays

well fine fucker now you can hear it from a kid who leans towards hardcore:
get over it you fucking prick i dont care how bad you want to be hardcore, shitty music is shitty music.

-carl winslow

UtterlyBrilliant (May 3, 2004)

Shotpointblank are a rad "hardcore" band.
All you haters be gone!
Oh wait, I meant metal band, sorry.
0/ METAL!!

Anonymous (May 3, 2004)

you fucking faggot. sure you might not like the record but your critique was pathetic. the bass plays the same note? no melody? dude, the whole "ooooh look at me i'm such a brutal critic" thing is played out. you obviously have no idea.


Anonymous (May 3, 2004)

i wonder if the reviewer has heard hatebreed..or madball...wat a faggot

Anonymous (May 3, 2004)

news flash...reviewer is a homo and hsnt seen his band live..

Anonymous (May 3, 2004)


Fuckin internet is full of dickweed kids who dont got a clue about a thing they're talking about. from the little research (something you obviously forgot to put into your review) put into this comment, it was easy to see you have a leaning towards shitty indie rock (which has nothing to do with punk, like most of this site nowadays)... so stick to commenting on that shit, and leave reviews on bands that play hardcore to kids that know what hardcore is...

Anonymous (May 3, 2004)

you fucking idiot. shotpointblank are an amazing band and have been playing hardcore since before you knew what it was, 'leave it to the pro's'? you moron.. dont bother reviewing shit your a clueless dude.

Anonymous (May 3, 2004)

Score is for Point Blank by Bruce Springsteen

Anonymous (May 2, 2004)

I guess this just goes to show that different people have different opinions - there were a number of kids here who were calling "album of the year" on this record. Just goes to show the pointlessness of opinionated reviews.


SOYBOMB (May 2, 2004)

"Scott purposefully sends me bad CDs to review, because, well, I told him to."

Those are great circumstances.

Personally, I liked the review.

The score is for such bands with their utter lack of originality.


Jesse (May 2, 2004)

For BSD-

It works for some bands, i.e. Minor Threat and the like, but c'mon, show some musicianship and originality.

For Buscemi-

Scott purposefully sends me bad CDs to review, because, well, I told him to. One night we were chatting and he was talking about how many bad CDs he gets, and I told him to give them to me, and that I would review them. Every once and a while, a gem gets slipped in there, and every once and a while I'll review a classic album that is missing a review.

Anonymous (May 2, 2004)

reviewer is right

ThreeChordsAndTheTruth (May 1, 2004)

This sounds too much like scenepointblank (as in the webiste).

pwfanatic (May 1, 2004)

terrible hardcore is the worst genre that ever existed.

Fuzzy (April 30, 2004)

You've been reading a lot of Penny-Arcade lately.

Anonymous (April 30, 2004)

ooh boy. i don't know if any band can top trapt. They spell it with a "t" at the end for christ's sake!
But nonetheless. This shit sucks.
"I don't wanna be you. I wanna be me. Quit dragging me down!!!"

Anonymous (April 30, 2004)

"The bass plays the same exacts notes that the guitar is power chording, FOR THE ENTIRE ALBUM."

Oh jeezus! Wow! Who woulda thought!

Hardcore is so easy to play... Let's hope you never overhear any Crass or Discharge records... Unless you think the founding fathers of metallic hardcore are too "unproffessional".

The whole "leave it to the big rock stars" thing leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Shitty review.


Steve_Buscemi (April 30, 2004)

i like the fact that you don't seem to like much of the stuff you review. lately, at least.


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