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From First To Last

From First To Last: Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has A Body CountDear Diary, My Teen Angst Has A Body Count (2004)
Epitaph Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Contributed by: greg0rbgreg0rb
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Welcome into my nerdy world- As my roommate, his girlfriend and I sat down to play a rousing game of late-night Monopoly, I put this disc in for the first time and said to them "If this sounds like Story of the Year, I'm going to be pissed!" They chuckled, and I don't really know why I got that vib.
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Welcome into my nerdy world- As my roommate, his girlfriend and I sat down to play a rousing game of late-night Monopoly, I put this disc in for the first time and said to them "If this sounds like Story of the Year, I'm going to be pissed!" They chuckled, and I don't really know why I got that vibe- the album art perhaps, or the title, but I ended up only being mildly pissed. Ok, I wasn't pissed at all really, but anyway‚?¶ we shall return to this board-gaming scene.

Yes, this is yet another band doing the scream-whiny sing-scream switcheroo. But when they scream, boy do they ever. From First To Last does a much more convincing job, bringing a level of hardcore MTV would never accept (we can hope). The band ends up sounding more like Thrice than SOTY at times with the double bass drum in "Note to Self" or "Ride the Wings of Pestilence", but they more often sound like The Bled such as in "Secrets Don't Make Friends" and the wicked breakdown of "Kiss Me I'm Contagious."

Smack in between the two previously mentioned songs is "Populace in Two" a melodic ditty remniscant of Brand New, especially the lyrics which even mention Morrissey. Then even stranger is "I Liked You Better Before You were Naked on the Internet", funny title aside, which sounds like it could have been an outtake from Blink 182's session for their newest album: boomy drum loop, synths, and a dead-on Tom DeLonge impression switching to a Mark impersonator halfway. "The One Armed Boxer vs. The Flying Guillotine" is perhaps the best mix of all on the album, changing tempos and dynamics well, with harsh screams balanced out by piercing melodies, and the previously mentioned "Note to Self" is another winner on the album in that respect.

And then there's "Emily", a song of long distance romance, which starts out as a promising acoustic track with two guitars that arpeggiate in harmony. Then the vocals come in and I'm slightly let down, but still it's not too bad. There is another cool acoustic tune in "Minuet", (which actually could be defined a minuet classically‚?¶thank you music degree‚?¶) and this time there are no vocals to drag it down. It's more of an interlude than anything, but it is nice to have this variety and to make the acoustic songs a pair rather than just one tacked-on.

Closer "Ride the Wings of Pestilence" has a drawn out breakdown with crunchy lows and screeching high guitars to end the album on a good point‚?¶ but wait! There is an unlisted 12th track! It sounds fine for two minutes, and then: rapping. Yes, rapping. Maybe they got the idea from label mates Bad Religion, but really now. I dropped my top hat as the entire Monopoly trio in my apartment became instantly silent, turning to gawk at the CD player. Major League Playa is the guy's moniker, and he sure did take us by surprise. To make things even sillier, as his rap is ending, the band comes in with Cradle of Filth style multi-layer screams. Demonic screams. And they go out with a repetitive Filth style keyboard riff and a robot voice saying "Fuuuuuck Yooouu." Why? They should have ended the album a track early, or ended this track three minutes early. Points off for that.

While there are a lot of bands doing the bipolar tender-meets-hardcore thing, what gives this band an advantage is the extremes of each, especially the harder sections. They sell it. Plus, they are more like tri-polar, or throw in the rap for maybe quad-polar? Not bad for a debut full length, perhaps they can distance themselves even further from the (so-called) "screamo" pack. So, my Monopoly party was not ruined; thank you From First To Last.

 

 
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meitang (October 25, 2010)

JULIstone is a China Stone Manufacturer which supply Granite Tile,Paving Stone, Granite Paving, Polished Granite ,may be you can choose something.

MickiliIliff (November 27, 2009)

I love The Song "Emily"

greg0rb (March 30, 2007)

Weird, usually you dont get many comments past the week a review is posted, but there's shit on here like a YEAR after it posted! And a lot of it seems to be from the band's street team or something, coming to defense of their heroes. Anyway, here is my revised score 3 years later... it does have its moments but its not terrible... dont listen to it much though.
-Greg

life-is-fucking-joke (February 15, 2007)

i love this cd but my heart your hands is there best song i liked it better befor sonney was in the band but he is still hot

Katok01 (October 14, 2006)

this is the best band i ever heard in
my whole life
but i like the second album
dear diary

AFI-ADDICT (October 12, 2006)

Best CD from FFTL.

Absolutely love where this band came from, is, and where they will be soon!! Hopefully, where that is will never be on a list of trendy and "poppy" bands as some say... BS, FUCK THOSE CRITICS EH??

"The One-Armed Boxer Vs. The Flying Guillotine" is MY FAVORITE SONG EVER!!! (Well, after Afi's "This Celluloid Dream", but.. probably know what I mean, right?)

P.S. Derek is freakin hot!! XD

Anonymous (June 22, 2006)

FFTL is just another trendy so called "emo".Their music is horrible but at least they are not the most horrible.HH has that honour.Can you believe that there was a time when emocore actually was good?

rabbitsrroadkill (May 30, 2006)

this cd is the best cd ever to be made well after rise against j/k nah it kicked ass!:)

Anonymous (May 16, 2006)

haha i cant believe you compared sonny to bert.
sonny has an amazing voice and he doesnt add those weird little laughs at the end of his songs wtf.
i dont really care about who likes it or not this band is amazing.the newer cd is a more progessed album,this was just like a start.still great though.

crazytoledo (May 16, 2006)

'Ride the Wings of Pestilence' is really, really good. There are also a few other good songs, but there's too much filler here and Sonny's vocals are pretty bad. This really isn't that bad, way better than 'Heroine' but this could have been so much more with a little bit more effort.

First of all(no pun intended) I LOVE FROM FIRST TO LAST!!!
For all of you who do also ROCK ON!! Sonny really is hott and i love his voice! And for all you people who are being mean and everything you can kiss my ass. Its fine if you dont really like them but then DONT POST ANYTHING! geez, is it too much to ask? I read AP's artical and had to come here because of what i read. You are wasting space where fans could write to put your offisive 2 cents in and its for no reason other than ur sick enjoyment of knowing a fan OR THE BAND will read it and be hurt. I know and understand ur need to be heard and being an indivdual but if you think you have to do that by bashing a band that u know has die-hard fans then you are severly misguided. Think it al you want but i and many other fans would like it if you dont like them, F*** off and/or keep ur mouth shut. And then, maybe, the band will come back and read REAL posts and reviews

Anonymous (March 28, 2006)

QUOTE "There is another cool acoustic tune in “Minuet”, (which actually could be defined a minuet classically…thank you music degree…)" END QUOTE

Hmmm... well no offense, but I guess the music degree didn't hear the inability to stay on beat and tune a guitar correctly (WICKED tone-deaf tuning!). It's simple and sweet, but would sound better if the guitar was handed to someone who could play it well and not sound like a 13 year old who just picked it up. Distortion hides soooo much...

fftlroxmystripedsox (March 19, 2006)

Dude I LOVE this band! Sonny moore is hott!! my favorite song is "Populace in Two" But I love all of them.

vampier_kitty (March 18, 2006)

this band is so good sonny is hot and all you haters can fuck off stop hateing on them ! you dont no god bands when you see them you made sonny stop comming to this web sit becouse of you ppl hateing on him !

vampier_kitty (March 18, 2006)

this band is so good sonny is hot and all you haters can fuck off stop hateing on them ! you dont no god bands when you see them you made sonny stop comming to this web sit becouse of you ppl hateing on him !

vampier_kitty (March 18, 2006)

this band is so good sonny is hot and all you haters can fuck off stop hateing on them ! you dont no god bands when you see them you made sonny stop comming to this web sit becouse of you ppl hateing on him !

Angel-Jin (March 6, 2006)

Carbon-copy screamo/emo band or not, FFTL is still damn good. Their new shit isn't all that amazing though. I can't say that The Levy's my favorite song ever, but it does make me wonder what to expect from the new CD which is due out this month...wow that date crept up fast.

kennyhowdoudo (March 2, 2006)

I fucking love this band, I don't care what "the other" people say!

Anonymous (March 1, 2006)

worst band ever, fuck brett for signing these fucktards.

Anonymous (February 9, 2006)

this band fucking rocks

cutepreppyemochic (February 9, 2006)

i freaking love fftl!!!! Did you know the lead singer Sonny just turned 18 a couple of days ago??? FFTL ROCKS!!!!!

die_romantic427 (February 6, 2006)

THE BESTEST CD EVER ON THE PLANET!!!!
i love their music so so much
can't wait for heroine to come out :]

die_romantic427 (February 6, 2006)

THE BESTEST CD EVER ON THE PLANET!!!!
i love their music so so much
can't wait for heroine to come out :]

Anonymous (February 2, 2006)

dis on this band anymore and your a fag

Anonymous (January 25, 2006)

stop hatng on emo

Anonymous (January 15, 2006)

dude this cd rocks tits seriously is the best band out there and to every wanna be faggot who thinks they're bad go fuck your grandmother because you are by far the biggest queer wanna be in the united states of america! stop calling us fags for wearing tight pants i mean they are fucking clothes you low lifes you probably wear pre-ripeed pants from pussy ass abercrombie or american eagle you fat ass preps so shut the fuck up about sonny, matt, trav, and dereck. and if you dont like them then dont listen to them and dont call them gay you queers fftl is the best thing that ever happened to me and inspired me to be in a band and play music SO ROCK ON FFTL DONT LET ANYONE BRING YOU DOWN I LOVE YOU.

kbell05 (January 1, 2006)

i dont know whats wrong with most of the people on here, but fftl is a good band. why is everyone kept sayong that their not a real "screamo" band. what do you guys think a "real screamo band" sounds like. if you guys really hate them that much then just stop listenig to their music, i'm sure they won't care

fritobandito (December 31, 2005)

reallllllly don't like this band. dime-a-dozen "mainstreamo."

but I gotta say, Emily is a fucking awesome acoustic song.

and their drummer is sick. he is really, REALLY good.

Anonymous (December 22, 2005)

Seriousluy people shut the fuck up. For every band I like, people are trashing thinking they know everything about music. I like From First To Last, the riffs ARE GOOD and for 17 years old, Sonny Moore has amazing talent. So I admit I love From First To Last.. so shoot me. If you people are gonna trash me and say I'm full of shit, go ahead because I know you're wrong.

warningdevice (December 7, 2005)

OKAY!
Enough with the fuckin girl pant wearing, emo fuckbag haircut, screaming bullshit! You hardcore kids think that these guys are something to jerk off about because they're "different" from most other screamo pussies... WRONG! they sound like every other shitty screamo band out there. Newsflash... all these bands, and their fans are pussies that are just part of another fad in the music scene. In two years no one will remember these fuckers anyway.

dcforc (November 8, 2005)

first off...i really really like this cd. it may be in the same emocore genre, but it still has something different. and second...

Saosin can suck my fuck you shithead nob gobblers. Alexisonfire SUCK, just listen to Kiss Me Im Contagious, that shits on Alexisonfires soon-to-be graves. Eat My Fuck you Belligerant Fucknuts. You may think posting an Anonymous post makes you anonymous but no, a relative of mine helped make this site and he controls the IP inputs to this site making sure the bandwidth is ok etc. He knows ALL YOUR IP's if he wants to he could accidentally email the log files of them to a certain someone, and a certain someone could mass trojan you're clogged-with-dick ass-anus computers with so much Maroon 5, you'll be having nightmares till Christmas.

FFTL No.#1 Fan. .xpeacex.

you need to stop speaking forever. you are the reason people that actually like this band and bands like it are forever labeled poseurs or whatever it is. i am glad you liked the cd...but don't be such a moron about it. i mean...i really liked the continuous "fucknuts" and the "eat my fuck" references. they really showed how brilliant you really are. and just so you know...alexisonfire and Saosin are both very good bands, but you wouldn't know good music if it came and bit you in the ass. fucking poseur pussy.

donna (October 24, 2005)

this is the best album yet

Anonymous (September 27, 2005)

Great CD. The rapping was just the cherry on top, I actually liked it.
Why do people assume that the singers voice has changed. Sonny is a new singer for the band.
Ride The Wings Of Pestilence, is the song I've ben waiting for. Theres nothing better then revenge. Featuring some of your favorite Words, that song just gives you the feel of how it is to write a song better then the on before.

MisfitsDarling (September 26, 2005)

I did the comment under me!!! Biotch!!! SO you NOW know who I am!!!

Anonymous (September 26, 2005)

From First To Last is the toughest band ever!!! This CD is awesome!! Fuck ALL you bitches talking SHIT about them! At least they're talented! YOU mother fuckers are too busy wishing you can make GREAT music like From First To Last! Screw all you guys! THey're TOUGH! Just because you listen to gay Simple Plan and fucking LAME ass Music like that you guys don't know what real music is!!! Bitches!

Angel-Jin (September 22, 2005)

It's got a very not noticeable different sound to it. I like it.

GreenVandal (August 26, 2005)

Why do people like this? I think I vomitted in my mouth. And the same person posting over and over about how goiod this is about midway through is pathetic.

This shit has already been forgotten.

Thank god.

Passion_of_Destruction (August 15, 2005)

i only heard of them a few weeks ago and they sound pretty good. i like the video for 'ride the wings of pestilence'

etwiels88 (June 24, 2005)

Posted by crazytoledo on 2005-05-19 10:34:32
My Score:

Great album but does the singer still sound the same now... Heard he hot suregy in his trhoat or in that area...

You're probably thinking of Avenged Sevenfold

Anonymous (May 24, 2005)

Yeah this is a good cd..........the whole reason why i bought this cd is
because i bought punk-o-rama #9, and ride the wings of pestilence was on it
an i overplayed the song, i just couldnt get over that damn song......
and when i bought the cd i started to listen to it
i didnt think i was going to like, but then i got into it and i realized that all of the other
songs are just as good as ride the wings of pestilence
its a great cd, even if your not a emo/screamo fan u will lkike this cd.....

crazytoledo (May 19, 2005)

Great album but does the singer still sound the same now... Heard he hot suregy in his trhoat or in that area...

Anonymous (May 8, 2005)

I like Emo, yeah calll me generic...really i think im way better off listenin to this than to Pop Punk. Omg i hate Pop Punk... I love most types of punk but pop punk bites the dust. Emo, yeah it had its good years (Kite Flying Society Planes mistaken for stars) and it will die someday. some will mourn some will celebrate. in the end everyone would have to have Put up with it or Loved it> You cant change that

Anonymous (April 25, 2005)

from first to last is a great band and this si a great cd!!!! im actually trying to decide which band is better, underoath, or from first to last. when i first got this cd, and started to listen to it i didnt think i was going to like it, but once i started to listen to it i got into and i realized that it is a great cd! if you like underoath, u gotta get this CD!!!!

Anonymous (February 3, 2005)

i'm under the assumption the 'hater' comments are being posted by 'punks' who love their casualties and anti-flag to death or metal kids who love their cradle of filth...to death...which they pretend to think is cool because the 'scene' tells them it is... or else some 'elitest' hardcore shit who thinks he or she is the toughest thing because they can bring the mosh? oh and then the rest are made up of random kids who don't know what's going on at all.

I'd have to agree that this band falls into the emo-core cliche, but they have a more original sound than your average emo-core/screamo band, i have listened to quite a few bands over the years and haven't heard one that sounds quite like this, i've heard relatively similar...but nothing close enough to be considered 'just like' it...now of course people who don't listen to the genre are going to say every emo-core/screamo band sounds exactly the same, because you have not acquired the musical knowledge to note the differences, just like someone who listens to *place random genre here* would think all death metal bands sound exactly the same because they don't notice the 'little' differences. please think about that before the next time you decide to take a shit on your keyboard then let whatever shows up on screen turn into your 'oh so original' comment.

Anonymous (January 13, 2005)

If you like this cd you should go to www.absolutepunk.net and never come back.

Anonymous (January 9, 2005)

Something I forgot to mention in my last post: I think Sonny is beautiful. I'm not joking. He is very, very beautiful. Then again, that just might be my warped mind speaking out of line again. =3

Anonymous (January 9, 2005)

1. All of you, PLEASE learn to use some grammar. You are no longer children, and by disregarding what you've learned (or should have) during your time in school, you aren't showing much intellegence.

2. Why are you bickering? What does it MATTER? If you don't like it, fine. Say "I don't find that this band suits me." If you like it, that's great, praise however much you want! It's unfortunate to see that you feel a need to put eachother down when there is no need. What good is it going to do? What do you get out of it? Stop being spoiled children and learn to control your aggression.

3. FFTL is definately my cup of tea. Very, very powerful vocals, along with everything else. I don't give a damn what genre you consider it, I like most genres anyways. (except country, rap, hiphop, etc.) If you don't enjoy their music, that's fine with me, but I would appreciate it if you would respect my opinion on this matter. =3

EddieMunsterMD (December 21, 2004)

I might throw this around a lot but hardcore kids are annoying as hell. This album was pretty good. Ride the Wings of Pestilence is the best song on the cd. The hidden track is pretty funny too. Drop it like it's hot, shake it like a salt shaker. If you don't like the album don't buy it, stupid hardcore-nazis

Anonymous (November 29, 2004)

I throw this term around a lot.

But I mean it this time.

This band is the worst fucking band ever.

Ever.

If you disagree, take out your digital camera, look away from the camera as if your entire family was just brutally murdered, take the picture to photoshop, fuck with the contrast to make yourself look amazing, and post it on your myspace.

Shut up.

Anonymous (November 14, 2004)

Wanna know why everyone loves this album?

Because 80% of these so called "scene kids" have no taste in music & are fucking tools. I've heard all these shit before & its so washed down. Its like a bunch of shitty emo kids starting dressing slightly goth, learned how to do a really good cliche scream & mentioned Morrissey in their lyrics for scene points. Oh yeah, the riffs suck too. I

Anonymous (November 13, 2004)

this album was amazing. my favorite cd. drums kick ass, and guitar is awesome. also, its insane how sonny and matt switch up vocals so well. travis's screaming is unbelieveable. best screamer to date. best songs from the cd- kiss my im contagious, and the one armed boxer vs. the flying guillotine. even though there BEST song is Failure by designer jeans.

Anonymous (November 9, 2004)

if i ever see this drummer in public......im humping his leg. this cd is effin amazing, and so is anyone who likes it.....including me.

Anonymous (October 17, 2004)

This is one of the best sceamo bands i have ever heard if you talk shit about this band then screw you

Anonymous (October 5, 2004)

Thus Band is amazing, i love the vocal style and the screamo, this is amazing, anyone saying anything else... is retarted. The gutaring suck??? you are soo dumb, they rock! i seriously want to hear what these asses think real music is... i bet they listen to simple plan, fucknuts!

Anonymous (September 24, 2004)

dude i just heard this band from the computers at school. just a random stroll around the music that is saved here on the computers and man i had no idea who they were, but over all this shit kicks ass. rock on man.

and for those who are talking shit about this band, "eat shit and die!!!!"

Anonymous (September 13, 2004)

You assholes keep talking shit. Don't be jealouse because your bands aren't being played anywhere. The cd's good, and I happen to like the songs, and the muisc. That' all...

Mankfish (September 7, 2004)

This album fucking pwns. The guitaring on this albums is awesome, the bass is awesome, the drumming is relentless and the vocals are amazing. People pretend not to like it because they think that makes um cool, but they still bat one off to a pic of sonny while listening to this record every night!

Anonymous (September 3, 2004)

first off i love this album... secondly... just becuase someone is talented it doesn't mean it is good... thridly just because you don't like it doesn't mean that the band does not have talent... fourthly... the reason why i love this album is fftl ability to put on a great live show... and that they are really cool guys... last... who cares if you THINK you can do better... are you doing better??? if not then shust shut the fuck up...

Anonymous (August 25, 2004)

Saosin can suck my fuck you shithead nob gobblers. Alexisonfire SUCK, just listen to Kiss Me Im Contagious, that shits on Alexisonfires soon-to-be graves. Eat My Fuck you Belligerant Fucknuts. You may think posting an Anonymous post makes you anonymous but no, a relative of mine helped make this site and he controls the IP inputs to this site making sure the bandwidth is ok etc. He knows ALL YOUR IP's if he wants to he could accidentally email the log files of them to a certain someone, and a certain someone could mass trojan you're clogged-with-dick ass-anus computers with so much Maroon 5, you'll be having nightmares till Christmas.

FFTL No.#1 Fan. .xpeacex.

Anonymous (August 25, 2004)

OH MY GOD, HOW CAN ANYONE SLAY THIS ALBUM?! ITS BLASPHEMY JUST TO SPEAK THE BANDS FULL NAME!!11## IF ANYONE FROM FFTL IS WATCHING I WANNA TELL YOU THAT I HAVE A FORUM AND ALL THE MEMBERS ON IT YOU ARE THEIR FAVOURITE BAND, there are 607 members and mroe everyday. Album OWNZ, come play London England someday, you'll get the biggest crowd known to man. Slay us FFTL, ignore this Sh*theads and know that you ARE GODS.

Ben.

Anonymous (July 21, 2004)

I've heard some sound clips off the album and its garbage. It's not fun and the music is so generic. You can tell from the band photos they spend more time on their haircuts than on the actual music.

This whole music genre of screamo/emo/hardcore(hahaha) needs to be buried, its the hair metal of the 80's combined with the nu-metal of the 90's.

chrisafi (July 20, 2004)

The guitarists on this band are shit
My cousin could do a better job
Only 2 weeks till he is born now...

Poor, crap, and although you say its selling, what percentage are returning it very quickly back to where they brought it from?

Anonymous (July 16, 2004)

album SUCKS.
its even been rumoured that it impairs the hearing of 10 out of 10 people.

Anonymous (July 16, 2004)

I happen to like this cd very much, and I look forward to seeing them on the Warped Tour.

Anonymous (July 16, 2004)

jesus christ, this band has always been bad even with the old singer

i cant stand all these fucking douchebags who eat this shit up-there's about 500 other bands who sound exactly the same as this

go buy their black tshirts screened with a photoshop picture
dont forget your cuffed jeans and sauconys and bad hair

funny how last year this band opened for my boyfriends [now defunct] jersey band

Anonymous (July 15, 2004)

I really like this album. It lives in my CD player.

Anonymous (July 15, 2004)

album OWNS.
its even been rumoured that it ripped the balls off an old man.

FortyMinutesWest (July 14, 2004)

Horrible.

Unless you like listening Alien Ant Farm singing about the"SS Recognize."

Get NHL 2k4 instead.

Anonymous (July 14, 2004)

how are the tunes on 2004?

samnorth (July 14, 2004)

i just got nhl 2004. it took me a while to get used to the new passing system, but i kind of like it now. altough i'm not sure i like it as much as 2003, but it definitely is more realistic.

Anonymous (July 13, 2004)

you got served, FFTL guitarist.

faggot.

fuck lesbians.

Anonymous (July 13, 2004)

"Piss off, we're selling records, so somebody's gotta like it. I like this site and will come here as much as possible just to piss you off even more cuntrag."

Hey asshat, the only reason you're selling records is because you're riding the waves of a fucking trend. I've listened to the album about 10 times through and through wondering how in the hell this could actually sell. Populace in Two is the only possible song that could be considered average or above. The vocals are horrendous and the lyrics are ridden with tired "emo" cliches.

The sad thing is, contrary to previous comments by other people, FFTL is talented. The EP stood out in a played out genre, but this album is NOT GOOD.

Also, instead of standing up for the work and taking pride with your music, you resort to "well uhh, it's selling records." Good to know where your interests are. I really do hope you make as much money possible now because when this trend is over, FFTL will just be another band that sucked the "emo/screamo" tit dry and fade away.

fatbrendan (July 13, 2004)

this is a solid record. all you fuckheads can eat a dick

Anonymous (July 13, 2004)

Piss off, we're selling records, so somebody's gotta like it. I like this site and will come here as much as possible just to piss you off even more cuntrag.

FFTL Guitarist

Anonymous (July 13, 2004)

Everyone seemed to hate it besides the person who actually listened to it and took the time to review it.

Anonymous (July 13, 2004)

Any other FFTL members watching?

If so, do everyone a favor and just quit. The reviews don't lie. You fucking suck. Give up.

chrisafi (July 13, 2004)

Brand New / Underoath hybrid wannabe's?
Yuck.
That's about as appealing as having my genitals sawn off with a rusty blade. And not just any old blade. A blunt serated blade that takes time to cut. I'm talking 20 minutes of sawing here, and alot of blood. I'll probably pass out from blood loss or something

Anyway - my point is - they are terrible

Anonymous (July 13, 2004)

Craptastic!

Anonymous (July 12, 2004)

i cant believe epitaph would sign this shit. horrible

Anonymous (July 12, 2004)

what a waste of time and effort in putting this group together. although a complete lack of talent is required these days to put together a band, this band has over stepped their boundries for this feat. unfortunately, as unsavory as this band is, many people find them appealing and entertaining. but those people tend to not have a clue in deciphering what is good music. so please kids, let's try to end this stream of shitty music and start with this band.

Anonymous (July 12, 2004)

Fuck this band. They are nazis.

"i seen 'em!"

Anonymous (July 12, 2004)

Diary...teen angst...body count...

From First To Last - none more emo

Joe

Anonymous (July 12, 2004)

well this cd certainly blows balls.

hairy ones.

mm...balls.

ah fuck.

i'm a flamer.

my ass reaks.

xmidipunkbastardx (July 12, 2004)

screamo would probably be bands like orchid or old gravity stuff...

and i think this band is terrible

Anonymous (July 12, 2004)

"i think this band is a fucking terrible, generic EMO CORE (please dont call it screamo) band."

what's the difference? between emo core and screamo? is there a difference?

Anonymous (July 12, 2004)

"People dont even listen to music anymore. They listen to what other people say about the music."

Stop making such stupid generalized statements. Maybe this applies to many people - but not all.
I certainly can't say this is true of myself. Who gives a fuck what people say?
For those who unfortunately do feel this way and only listen to what others say about music - listen to whatever you want because YOU want to.

Anonymous (July 12, 2004)

" you have got to be kidding me. the band has one of the most talented guitar players in punk music right now. matt good is a genius. as well as derek on the drums....... sure there are some simple parts to the cd, but travis can only play certain elements. matt had to cut his parts down so he could play them. don't tell me anyone can do this, but if they can they aren't......

sonny (vocals) is also a great guitar player. he just doesn't play due to the fact it takes away from his vocals."

OK, for the 10 millionth time...TALENT DOES NOT EQUAL QUALITY MUSIC! if i wanted talent, i'd go listen to dream theatre. if i want genuinely good songs, i'll go listen to ALL or the clash or gorilla biscuits or something. yeah, maybe they're good at playing their instruments. that hardly means that their actual music is any good.

Anonymous (July 11, 2004)

The score is for all the homophobic slurs in the comment section. I didn't realize the punk scene has become a beacon for intolerance, bigotry, and ignorance.

Tolerance doesn't = open minded sorry. Bigotry and ignorance is gay though.

Anonymous (July 11, 2004)

"hell, a fucking tard could huff freon and make better music than this generic BS."

you have got to be kidding me. the band has one of the most talented guitar players in punk music right now. matt good is a genius. as well as derek on the drums....... sure there are some simple parts to the cd, but travis can only play certain elements. matt had to cut his parts down so he could play them. don't tell me anyone can do this, but if they can they aren't......

sonny (vocals) is also a great guitar player. he just doesn't play due to the fact it takes away from his vocals.

Haggard (July 11, 2004)

"...funny, I've heard that very thing said about black people, latinos...ignorant douchebag."

You are an imbecile.

-Justin

Anonymous (July 11, 2004)

everything has been said that needs to be said. to the "FFTL guitarist", people here aren't that close minded, they're just quick to point out really shitty music such as this.

hell, a fucking tard could huff freon and make better music than this generic BS.

Anonymous (July 11, 2004)

No way man. When I want cred, I put on Finch.

-BSD

Anonymous (July 11, 2004)

Ehh I wouldnt worry too much about what the losers on here say about the album. The elitist music gods that come to this site insult every album every band ever made. Go listen to your Thursday albums or whatever your "my hardcore screaming band is more original and cooler than yours" bands. People dont even listen to music anymore. They listen to what other people say about the music.

Anonymous (July 11, 2004)

better faggots? (faggots is for all of you beign so concerend about homophobia on these boards, like none of you have called your friends a faggot when he clowned you in a game of nhl2003 or some shit. get over it. saying faggot is not homophobic. most gays don't care, they realize the word is a common insult that doesnt necessarily have anti-gay connotations. faggots. )

are you serious?

Anonymous (July 11, 2004)

"geez...now i know where to go when i want to see bands like mine reviewed without an open mind from the frequenters of a website.

FFTL Guitarist"

as in super crappy bands that are remarkable only for their ability to immitate other currently popular bands? guess so.

Anonymous (July 11, 2004)

geez...now i know where to go when i want to see bands like mine reviewed without an open mind from the frequenters of a website.

FFTL Guitarist

Anonymous (July 11, 2004)

This score is for the idiot who actually suggests this album standsout in ANY genre of music. Fucktard.

FFTL < Sounds of your parents having sex

Anonymous (July 11, 2004)

Oops, below this score goes.

Anonymous (July 11, 2004)

Very funny band. "The William Hungs".

Anonymous (July 11, 2004)

fuck off with this kind of bands

Anonymous (July 11, 2004)

"saying faggot is not homophobic. most gays don't care, they realize the word is a common insult that doesnt necessarily have anti-gay connotations"

most gays dont care? like the house gays? kind of like the house niggers that actually like being enslaved, and you father illegitimate children with?

saying faggot is not homophobic. are you retarded? And "retarded" also doesn't make fun of retarded people because most retards don't care, since they have the comprehension of a 3 year old. Maybe "most gays" (you sound like a sweetheart when you refer to them like that) don't care because some kid is walking around saying faggot like its his birthright and they've gone through too much shit to start caring because they've been disowned, beat up by there boyfriend, ridiculed by their classmates, or have given up on ketting you know that the only reason they don't kill your soul everytime you utter the word is because adopting the word "faggot" as there own is a way of deflecting the pain. If saying faggot doesn't hurt them, then you won't be able to hurt them, its a way of weakening the word. Its the plan B of actually making people like you not say it, and it makes people like you think they've lightened up and the whole thing was a big argument over nothing.

"See Pete, the polesmokers love the fag thing, just like porch monkey isn't racist, fag, not homophobic, now get me a soda jew"

wyzo

Anonymous (July 11, 2004)

check out the "band" section on their werbsite. their bio has the audasity to compare them to U2 and madball

Anonymous (July 11, 2004)

I still think that you guys are dumb little shits...happy birthday bitches...clowny's out.

Anonymous (July 11, 2004)

I bet that half of the people saying that this is horrible haven't even heard the album. It is not just another "screamo" band or anything. They stand out from others that you call screamo as well. The album is very different as well, there are only about 3 or 4 "screamo" songs on it, and those are the ones that they have put up on purevolume or on their ecard on the website. I think you all should at least download the album to see what i mean.

Carrot

dazed (July 10, 2004)

"You people are so fucking worried about the classifications of music it sounds like you dont even enjoy the damn music."

There's nothing to enjoy in this music. It's not fun, it's not exciting, it's somebody alternately whining and screaming like a 3 year old over boring music which owes as much to nu-metal as pop-punk.

Every band that sounds like this must be trying to kill music or something. It's terrible.

Anonymous (July 10, 2004)

I just bought NHL 2004 though, that game rules.

FortyMinutesWest (July 10, 2004)

NHL 2003 is a horrible game.

Anonymous (July 10, 2004)

Alright, i'm the guy who posted early, had the collostomy bag comment that someone was kind enough to correct my grammer on (thanks, i was really upset after I hit post adn realized i typed 'seams' as 'seems' . oh shit did i just mispell and?)

Second, all you dorks going nuts over what is 'real' screamo and the shit labeled as screamo in the mainstream need to shut your fucking scenester mouths. When i said, 'it floors me to think back to when screamo was new and i heard first collapse and was floored' i simply chose the word 'screamo' for convenience of conveying the type of music i was referring too. I'm sorry i wasnt specific. so here

"it blows my mind to think back to when i first heard thursday 3 years ago and was floored by whatever type of music they were making. but bands like senses fail, story of the year, the used, matchbook romance, from first to last, silverstein blah blah blah have really exploited that type of music and made it shitty and cookie cutter and trendy and now it seems like 3 years was a lifetime ago"

better faggots? (faggots is for all of you beign so concerend about homophobia on these boards, like none of you have called your friends a faggot when he clowned you in a game of nhl2003 or some shit. get over it. saying faggot is not homophobic. most gays don't care, they realize the word is a common insult that doesnt necessarily have anti-gay connotations. faggots. )

Anonymous (July 10, 2004)

Secrets Dont Make Friends sounds like the bled? That got me excited but it turns out it sounds like an outtake from the used

Anonymous (July 10, 2004)

"especially their nigger guitarist"

youve got to be kidding, seriously grow the fuck up.

i think this band is a fucking terrible, generic EMO CORE (please dont call it screamo) band.

everyone but the bassist is an idiot in this band.

high five to the kid who mentioned portrait.

Anonymous (July 10, 2004)

wow this blows balls.

you can tell the band's posting all over this thread. i know they come here especially that nigger guitarist.

Anonymous (July 10, 2004)

They need to rename themselves "Last"... Then they'll sound like a later 80's SST band.

-BSD

Anonymous (July 10, 2004)

Who cares what genre FFTL is? It just fucken SUCKS.

Anonymous (July 10, 2004)

Heathers is an awesome movie.
This band sucks a truckload of dick.
Just cause a band plays bad emoish music and screams doesnt make them a screamo band.
Go to www.noidea.com and you will find some screamo bands.
I recommend I Hate Myself or 12 Hour Turn.
And drop that bottle of black hair dye and give your little sister back her girl jeans right now!

randomdipshit

Anonymous (July 10, 2004)

I feel left out.

WHO THE FUCK IS STORY OF THE YEAR?

Seriously. Are they the new band that all the kids are swooning over, or what?

Anonymous (July 10, 2004)

You people are so fucking worried about the classifications of music it sounds like you dont even enjoy the damn music. You pigoen hole something just because of its genre. Music is either good or bad. Who the fuck cares what you classify this as.

On a side note I happen to enjoy this album. It is definitely a step up from their ep. I think their next release will be amazing.

Anonymous (July 10, 2004)

"you can tell what kind of music they play just by looking at them"

...funny, I've heard that very thing said about black people, latinos...ignorant douchebag.

Anonymous (July 10, 2004)

have a few more birthdays, get a fucking girlfriend, and learn a bit about the music within the scene that you support. emocore, screamo, posthardcore, postpunk, get your shit straight. god i hate you people.

Anonymous (July 10, 2004)

you're all fucking goddamn idiots...this band isn't screamo. saetia was screamo. portrait was screamo. hot cross is screamo. FFTL is emocore, you stupid, stupid assholes.

Anonymous (July 10, 2004)

ok the album title is taken from the movie Heathers

Anonymous (July 10, 2004)

These guys should probably spend more time trying to write good music than with their hair.

Anonymous (July 10, 2004)

This is the worst album title ever

frank-o (July 10, 2004)

hahaha..i love you guys. so much entertainment ive gotten from reading your posts.

Anonymous (July 10, 2004)

Heard this band for the first time at Warped, never want to hear them again.

Anonymous (July 10, 2004)

dear diary, my tee....who the fuck would ever okay that title?

wyzo

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

If you don't like a band, why get all nancy about it?

Its a review section and whats a review with out people tearing it apart??? You just can't hype other wise every cd would get a 10/10 (tried to right that in the least jackass possibable way)

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

the alexisonfire cd came out the same day as this (same genre) but is 30X better. Listen to that instead.

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

wtf? this is way better than their EP.. why all the hate? the singer has an amazing voice, especially for a 16 year old. and who the fuck said that the guitars suck? do you even listen to music goddamnit? go back to listening to normal punk bands who recycle the exact same chords, lyrics, basslines, and drumbeats throughout the whole fucking song. this is miles ahead of all the other "screamo" bands around right now, except Saosin. nobody around right now beats them.

by the way, why is it everyone fails to mention PMFS when talking about old screamo.

Haggard (July 9, 2004)

You can tell what style of music they play just by looking at them.

-Justin

FortyMinutesWest (July 9, 2004)

"i don;t want to refer to its as screamo because its a gay term made by trendy sluts"

Yeah, and Throwdown fans coined the term "hardcore."

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

The score is for all the homophobic slurs in the comment section. I didn't realize the punk scene has become a beacon for intolerance, bigotry, and ignorance.

Lets clean it up in here. If you don't like a band, why get all nancy about it? Do you feel insulted? If you don't like it, don't buy it or support it. All the shitty music will eventually make it's way to the heap, don't worry. If you feel the need to make a statement, start your own band and show us what good music is.

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

Only real good band in the genre (i don;t want to refer to its as screamo because its a gay term made by trendy sluts) is Saosin.

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

now the genre is bursting at the seems of its collostomy bag w/ doo doo. hahaha. that was good. i'm keeping that.

if you're going to keep it, try to spell "seams" right the next time, dickhead.

Not only does the first comment suck... but so did your reply... get over yourself.. no need to be a hard ass or you'll get the hell knocked out of you like Danzig.

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

now the genre is bursting at the seems of its collostomy bag w/ doo doo. hahaha. that was good. i'm keeping that.

if you're going to keep it, try to spell "seams" right the next time, dickhead.

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

"jesus. to think back to when screamo was new blows my mind. seems like a million years ago i first heard 'full collapse' and was floored."

you sir are an idiot. the person i'm pasting below knows his shit.

"The epitome of screamo," if such a thing exists, would have been Saetia. Or You And I, Kite Flying Society, Joshua Fit For Battle, or Jerome's Dream. Something along those lines.

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

the guys vocals are horrible. these guys need to stop making music. this album is so generic it hurts.

frank-o (July 9, 2004)

gay, gay, gay, the band is made up of a bunch of gay gay homosexuals. i saw them live, so dont argue. the record itself wasnt too bad. I only like a few songs from it, but the ones i do, i love. i dont thing the singer is copying anyone's vocal style, his way is his own. just because he sounds like someone else, doesnt mean hes trying to copy them. saying hes a wanna-be is stupid and narrow-minded. granted, ive heard better vocals...much better vocals...but they're bearable.

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

fuck these guys. spend too much time sucking jason tate's dick and doing their hair. for what?

hey lets all take a bet on where "from first to last" is going to be in 10 years.

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

I like the music, I hate the singer's voice

Anchors (July 9, 2004)

"The epitome of screamo," if such a thing exists, would have been Saetia. Or You And I, Kite Flying Society, Joshua Fit For Battle, or Jerome's Dream. Something along those lines.

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

Honostly, I don't often post on this board to comment on bands and cds. People are too quick to give there all but useful opinion and thoughts on bands but I have to say that this album pretty much encompasses all that is terrible in the hardcore scene right now. It is the epitomy of screamo, the singer is terrible and looking at their webpage they seem to be all to involved in "looking the part" of their band.

Anchors (July 9, 2004)

I don't know what I'd call this music, but for the sake of actual screamo bands, let's not use that term in conjunction with any music that sounds like this.

Screamo is more or less dead, and what is alive would never be on Epitaph.

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

Just another group riding the sing/scream phase. Fuck this band.

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

I really like this album as a debut full length. There is something about this band that I really like.

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

well i heard 'wings of pestilence' and 'note to self' or whatever on recent comps, and i must say, 'unimpressed' and 'cliche' came to mind. they are just another screamo band, but less radio friendly and more complex. their drummer is tight as hell, but the whole whiny sing/scream thing is DONE. I just can't listen to this w/o being like 'jesus....when will this genre stop?". it just sounded like FATA mixed w/ some used or whatever. Boring.

thank god i havent seen them live from what this dude below is saying. right now i just consider them ignorable, just another face in the crowd of emo kids doing their best screamo. i bet the songs are about gilrs too, and ripping hearts out, and crying and standing on the edge of last summer or whatever.

jesus. to think back to when screamo was new blows my mind. seems like a million years ago i first heard 'full collapse' and was floored.

now the genre is bursting at the seems of its collostomy bag w/ doo doo. hahaha. that was good. i'm keeping that.

pwfanatic (July 9, 2004)

any band that uses danny filth and company style screaming has to be cool.

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

"the singer is a wannabe Burt from The Used"

burt sucks to

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

FAGS. the lead singer would suck adam lazzara's dick in a second, you can tell by the way he acts like him. fucking little prick. Then there's another faggot in the band skinny real emo-ed out. Being a fan of TBS and BRAND NEW, this band makes me embarrassed to ever be so into this oh so fucking played out genre. That lead singer though, i can't get over his fagocity.

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

could this cd be any worse???? however, the drummer is very tight sounding...the production is crap, the singer is a wannabe Burt from The Used, the guitars are week and the lyrics are even worse......Fuck i want my 12 bucks back! Everyone should go buy an old DIllinger Escape Plan record instead

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

i've had the misfortune of seeing this band twice. if you like kids playing the same recycled sing/scream crap that just about every band has been playing for the last 3 years you'll like it. if you're older than 14, hopefully you'll be smart enough to realize it's pure crap.

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

This album and band sucks. End of story

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

First song on this album is sweet.

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