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Deep Enough To Die

Deep Enough To Die: My City Of RuinMy City Of Ruin (2004)
Dressed To Kill

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: greg0rbgreg0rb
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Deep Enough to what? Die? Oh, I bet there's lots of screaming in this. Thirty seconds into My City of Ruin for the first time, I thought, "if this keeps up, I will have nothing to say other than they sound like Thursday." And sure enough, that's all I got. Apparently they also are "recommen.
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Deep Enough to what? Die? Oh, I bet there's lots of screaming in this.

Thirty seconds into My City of Ruin for the first time, I thought, "if this keeps up, I will have nothing to say other than they sound like Thursday." And sure enough, that's all I got. Apparently they also are "recommended if you like" The Movielife and Funeral for a Friend, but honestly I don't really know or care to know either of those bands. So what I did was see if I could picture Thursday playing each track. Okay, so there were some slight differences, like Thursday would be tighter, they would have better lead vocals (this guy tends to be a bit flat and thin) and the production would be better with Island's deep pockets (not to say this production was that bad).

The Pennsylvanian quintet tends to lean more on the heavy side of that post-whatever sound and screaming is a staple in most songs. But on the other side of the coin, there are a couple of occasions with harmonized vocals, which was a nice touch. Double-bass drumming also appears, sometime unwarranted, but it's not really overdone thankfully. The guitars are mostly distorted, with less of the Cure-type quiet parts.

As far as songs go, it's hard to pick any because although they are pretty good for what they are doing, none stick out for me as outstanding. "Fade Away Memories" is a good one that relies more on melody that screaming. Another one, "For the Sky" would be better titled "Understanding in Another Car Crash" or something, with lyrics like: "Your ivory skin lies on the concrete / Shattered glass with a broken heart / There is no stopping this car / Seatbelts off and you're heading for the sky / The wrong decisions made contribute / and we all die now with you." Serious topic aside, it just really sounded like a rip-off. Other than that, the album just goes by really quick (10 tracks in 27 minutes), and nothing else sticks. If it were really bad more points in it would stick, but it's decent and really just that. Decent.

For what they're goin for, Deep Enough To Die succeed. They are not genre-defying, cliché-avoiding superstars as their bios claim, but they do the post-hardcore thing effectively.

 


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (September 17, 2004)

fuckin amazing is an understatement. im in love with your music

Anonymous (September 16, 2004)

I saw these guys open for Agnostic Front last winter they really were not the type of music i like but i still enjoyed the show

~exploitedyouth~

Anonymous (September 15, 2004)

Just heard of you guys just a second ago while i was on pure volume, i read a little bit of the comments people said about you guys, my fucking god i think there poppas fucked them up the ass alittle to hard last night, or there mom beat them in there heads with there pink dildos, they don't know shit, you guys are fucking good, will be buying the album soon as possible, to all those who are fucking negative to this band find a rope and go to the woods and do whats best.

greg0rb (September 13, 2004)

Sorry I havent kept up on the Drive thru bands the past couple years. My bad. Maybe I'll check out that old one not on drive thru, that one is better right?
-Greg

Anonymous (September 13, 2004)

this stuff needs to stop seriously...

Anonymous (September 13, 2004)

"Deep Enough to what? Die? Oh, I bet there’s lots of screaming in this. "

Haha, I laughed at this. Hard.

Anonymous (September 13, 2004)

I understand what he means, too many suburban dickweeds claim the name drop thing too often...shit kinda sucks, eventhough all those mentioned bands are fairly well known...in no means does it make them good. I just think that guy is having a hard time trying to dictate what he wants to say or something...I don't know, I'm way too drunk for this...

Anonymous (September 12, 2004)

"I love comments from people like the asshole below me, the "if you don't know who these guys are you suck" people...well, sorry dude, I don't have a fucking million dollars from mommy and daddy and I live alone, got bills to pay, can't afford to hear every lack -of-substance crap band that comes out with another generic record, so to people like you whoever you are, fucking get lost dude...you're fucking up my flow---------Fabian"

If you have internet access, you have no excuse for not knowing any more than moderately well-known band. Maybe instead of spending all your time bitching about other people on reply boards, you should go look up some new music.

Anonymous (September 12, 2004)

I wasn't part of this arguement, but what does having money have to do with knowing a band? did he elude to his financial stability? I'm not wealthy by any means, but I know both bands. And, "you are fucking up my flow?" make some sense.

-handshakepact

Anonymous (September 12, 2004)

I love comments from people like the asshole below me, the "if you don't know who these guys are you suck" people...well, sorry dude, I don't have a fucking million dollars from mommy and daddy and I live alone, got bills to pay, can't afford to hear every lack -of-substance crap band that comes out with another generic record, so to people like you whoever you are, fucking get lost dude...you're fucking up my flow---------Fabian

mykindofmurder (September 11, 2004)

score is for this douche not knowing who the movielife are.

punkcorekid (September 11, 2004)

yea......i was thinking of too pure to die when i saw this. o well.

Anonymous (September 11, 2004)

first line was pretty funny

Anonymous (September 11, 2004)

so you know of/enjoy thursday, but not the movielife?

movielife fucking rules; score is for them.

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