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Run Silent Run Deep - Season Of Fire (Cover Artwork)

Run Silent Run Deep

Run Silent Run Deep: Season Of FireSeason Of Fire (2003)
self-released

Reviewer Rating: 0.5


Contributed by: MeganMegan
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I'm going to let you all in on a little secret. If you send a CD to Scott and it doesn't grab him on the first listen, he'll toss it to one of his reviewers. Because he doesn't want to listen to crap. He doesn't mind making the rest of us listen to crap, and he'll try to distribute it to people t.
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I'm going to let you all in on a little secret. If you send a CD to Scott and it doesn't grab him on the first listen, he'll toss it to one of his reviewers. Because he doesn't want to listen to crap. He doesn't mind making the rest of us listen to crap, and he'll try to distribute it to people that he thinks will enjoy it, but sometimes you get a CD from Scott and want to punch him. That's why I don't write reviews often, because it makes me want to punch Scott.

I really owe this band an apology. Run Silent Run Deep, I offer you my sincerest apologies. I think I told you I'd have your review up by January. Whoops. The problem was, I couldn't make myself listen to this CD that you call Season of Fire. I wish it was the "Season of Fire" right now because I would burn this CD. At first I was flattered, because Run Silent Run Deep asked Scott to pass this CD off to me if he didn't have time to review it. You see, they read my review of those poor bastards The Carlsonics, and hoped to get a fair review out of me. Oh yeah, but first they called me a "bitter, sarcastic reviewer." Be careful what you ask for. Masochists or not, I don't think you're ready for this.

This CD makes my ears bleed. I can't stand the singer's voice. It's whiny and just sounds off-key. Weak sauce. This band's little letter that they sent to "Great Scott" claimed that they had developed a strong and loyal, local and college following in D.C. Further proof that Washington D.C. is full of idiots other than Dismemberment Plan in my opinion.

Blah blah blah. This album is formulaic, at best. At worst, it's lame and stupid. Lyrically it could've been written by a 12-year-old. This album's been on my iPod for months and anytime it came up on random I would scream and rush to change it. That's how irritating I find it. Maybe this band isn't too bad, but I can't get past the whiny vocals. Oh who am I kidding? This is horrible. I can't even distinguish between the songs because it seems as though it gets progressively worse as time goes by. Listening to this is almost 35 minutes of my life that I'll never get back.

This is early 90's crap rock that was too crappy to even make it to the radio, and we all know just how crappy you have to be for that. Oh wait, a fast song just came on, it's called, "Signs," and wowâ?¦ waitâ?¦ it sounds like any other imitation modern rock band. Singer boy is trying to sound angry now. Singing about killing off our trees? Please, just stop now. Hold on, I'm looking this band up on MySpaceâ?¦ I want to see how many friends they have if they're on there. That took too long. Let me just tell you, this band is worse than Creed. I'm going to leave it at that. Judge for yourself.

 


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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.
jennxer (February 4, 2005)

When I read this review I fell on the floor laughing! i had to get a glass of water to calm myself enough to write this comment. Where to start? Okay, first off let me say that I live in NYC. I lived in DC and know many of the DC bands of the 90s INCLUDING the Dplan, whom I love. A friend of mine told me Run Silent Run Deep was coming to play in NYC at the Mercury Lounge. He said they were a good band like a hard rock faraquet (anyone know this band which happens to be the best band out of DC EVER???!!!). I'll admit that I'm a bit older now and dont catch shows like i used to. So I said great and forgot about it. Then on Sunday morning (the show was that night) I see a review in the New Times Arts section. and I quote

"-ROCK'S CHILDREN:Run Silent Run Deep is among the many bands under the influence of the rock antiheroes Fugazi and Slint: these slightly moody, slightly angry lads turn down Fugazi's noise-rage and update Slint's smart song structure. And listen to that drummer!"

DAMN! Now I HAD to go to the show. you know what? this band is fucking good. Their songs are complicated. Definitely heard a little Faraquet in them. But the vocals were more melodic. Actually I heard a bit of Travis Morrsion in the singer. They aren't like the dischord bands in the way that they rock a lot harder.

So, lets see....we have an immature girlie trying to write reviews that make her look cool in front of her 2 fans that LOVE emo. The New York Times gives the band golden praise. Hmmmm....whom to take seriously. Now I don't know what the first album sounds like, but this band is good. I would see them again in a heartbeat.

Anonymous (September 8, 2004)

I wish I could post my story about this band. It's rather funny, but it'd probably come back on me, and I don't want that.

But, yes, DC is full of idiots. Don't know where the crazy homeless people are though. I guess compared to Baltimore we don't have too many.

And I still think DC should hold Desoto higher than Dischord, but then again, maybe I'm one of the above idiots.

greg0rb (September 6, 2004)

Megan, that first paragraph was hilarious. Dead-on about scott. Scott, you know i love you!
-Greg

Anonymous (September 6, 2004)

"You DO know that Dischord is based out of DC, right?

Really, look it up on Allmusic. Also, was the "DC is idiots" comment a racial slur, since it's made up of mostly minorities.

Maybe Scott should send you some Skrewdriver or Combat 84.

-BSD"

HAHAHAHA

Gracious! This man is money and you folks know it! This score is for BSD and Dischord.

GYBE (September 5, 2004)

THE Dismemberment Plan. Though if you're going to name drop, you made a good choice.

Anonymous (September 5, 2004)

dischord is the shiznit

Anonymous (September 5, 2004)

this score is for the review

Anonymous (September 4, 2004)

I'm amused that you're so pathetic that you've gone from having friends to reading this message board and remembering how I post.

-BSD

Anonymous (September 4, 2004)

It's been sort of amusing watching BSD's comments go from mildly entertaining, to know-it-all teen posturing, to nothing but sad attempts to stir up a little controversy.

Anonymous (September 3, 2004)

I think you either misread my comment or didn't like the mean spirit.

Fightin' spirit!

Fuzzy (September 3, 2004)

BSD is an idiot. That is all.Dischord rules. Hyperbole is your new best friend.

Anonymous (September 3, 2004)

Awesome review. And DC is full of idots. And crazy homeless people.

Anonymous (September 3, 2004)

Oh, i see. The wording was a bit strange but I gotcha now.

maverick (September 3, 2004)

She didn't bash D Plan. She commended them for not being idiots.

-Scott

Anonymous (September 3, 2004)

"Further proof that Washington D.C. is full of idiots other than Dismemberment Plan in my opinion."

Ouch.
Why must we bash dismemberment plan? i love them and they arn't even around anymore :(.

Anonymous (September 3, 2004)

the phrase "weak sauce" appears in two reviews this week. coincidence? probably.

-benz

Anonymous (September 3, 2004)

You DO know that Dischord is based out of DC, right?

Really, look it up on Allmusic. Also, was the "DC is idiots" comment a racial slur, since it's made up of mostly minorities.

Maybe Scott should send you some Skrewdriver or Combat 84.

-BSD

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