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Senses Fail

Senses Fail: Let It Enfold YouLet It Enfold You (2004)
Vagrant Records

Reviewer Rating: 1.5
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Contributed by: TheMarcTheMarc
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Well, they tried. Some will say that it's "cool to hate on Senses Fail". I mean, their careers started conventionally enough by today's screamo/hardcore/whatever standards. Their debut ep From the Depths of Dreams was a decent showing, suggesting that this band could crank out some fairly enter.
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Well, they tried.

Some will say that it's "cool to hate on Senses Fail". I mean, their careers started conventionally enough by today's screamo/hardcore/whatever standards. Their debut ep From the Depths of Dreams was a decent showing, suggesting that this band could crank out some fairly entertaining, energetic, and catchy songs. Thanks to high internet sales and rigorous touring, they did quite well for themselves, achieving sales of over 120,000, and solidifying a dedicated fan base. But then came the drama, the label wars (does that really say Vagrant/Drive-Thru?!), the trash talking, and the premature leakage of an already-delayed album that was rumored to be "disappointing" to label execs. A lot of us love to eat that kind of stuff up, and place negative (and often violent) feelings upon the band based on all this extraneous stuff alone. Come on guys, this is just a band trying to do what they love. All the label nonsense and other fourth grade shenanigans are irrelevant. This is a band. They make music.

It's just too bad that the music they make is boring as hell.

Let It Enfold You isn't all that different from their EP, but the good things got worse and the bad things got ridiculous. None of the songs escape the very tired formula of modern screamo: spiraling guitars, occasional double-bass drum fills, and unimaginative vocal melodies doom potentially interesting tracks such as "Bite to Break Skin" and "Tie Her Down". Someone once said that it's hard to scream and not sound stupid, and it's painfully evident throughout, as "You're Cute When You Scream" and "Rum is for Drinking, Not for Burning" contain several almost laugh-worthy moments. While Buddy's lead vocals have improved overall as far as pitch and accuracy are concerned, it's hard to imagine how the intro to "NJ Falls into the Atlantic" and "Irony of Dying on Your Birthday" were seen as a good idea by anyone involved. The obligatory imagery of violence, blood, pain and the like isn't left out either. There are no surprises here, folks.

Some of the inherent catchiness of the EP shows up every once in a while, making "Buried A Lie" and "Let It Enfold You" the few bright spots on a album chock full of similar sounding songs. At the very least, Senses Fail keep the tempo mostly upbeat, and spare us any overblown string sections or moog lines.

When it comes right down to it, it doesn't really matter if you hate the labels that put this out or you heard from a friend of a friend that Buddy made fun of someone you don't know. The bottom line is that this album will be remembered for being unmemorable. Chances are you already know if you're going to like this, and it's going to sell like flan regardless, but if you're looking for anything superior to the EP, you're not going to find it here.

 

 
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blatz89 (March 24, 2014)

Was going to make a comment about how the person below me was an idiot, then went and looked at their other comments and realised that I'D be the idiot if I did that.

I do like this release, though it grows stale quickly, 'Irony' is probably one of the highlights for me, but as a whole, it's like they took From The Depths Of Dreams and turned down the interesting, intense, and lyric dials more than a few notches.

punkkim (October 12, 2010)

FIRST OF ALL... THE PERSON WHO WROTE THIS REVIEW IS THE BIGGEST FAGGOT AND SHOULD GET THE FUCK OFF THIS WEBSITE BEFORE HE TRIES TO RUIN ANOTHER GREAT CD
Guess what... YOUR boring as hell.

Let It Enfold You is by far! Senses Fail's best album...... 5 STARS!! ONE OF THE BEST ALBUMS I'LL EVER BUY!!

Unlike a lot of bands, they can actual show their emotions and what their feeling, if it's hate or whatever, and you can feel it in their songs
Buddy's screaming is actually amazing because it has so much emotion behind all of them

I love his vocals and screams and thats what make every single song on this album fucking amazing!

"Bite to break skin", "Tie her down", "You're cute when you scream", "Rum is for drinking not burning", "NJ falls into the atlantic" and "Irony of dying on your birthday" ARE PERHAPS THE BEST SONGS ON HERE... as well as "Buried a lie, "Choke on this" and "Lady in the blue dress"... THEY ARE ALL AMAZING.

This was Senses Fail at their best,
DONT LISTEN TO THE REVIEWERS, THEIR USUALLY FULL OF SHIT
If you like a type of music then go listen to it for yourself... DONT listen to mainstream or whatever reviewers handing out their fail opinions cause it's usually COMPLETELY BULLSHIT..... This review is a great example of a crap review.

Thanks.

ILOVEBUDDYNIELSEN (October 30, 2007)

I hate every single one of these people that are ragging on the best band that has ever played music in my ears. SF

randomD (April 30, 2007)

Score is for their live show, very bad

Britin (October 15, 2006)

I Dont fucking care, ill get pissed when some one trashes my favorite band if i fucking want to... And of course I do.

So. To Start Off.....

I LOVE Every Song On That CD. With "You're Cute When You Scream" "Bite To Break Skin" "Let It Enfold You" And "NJ Falls Into The Atlantic" Being Some Of My Favorites.

And Yes The Screaming Made That CD Great. I Fucking Love The Way Buddy Screams... If You Dont, Well Piss On You. PISS ON YOU

And The Reviewer Needs to find something better to do...you know something they might acually be good at...Makes Sense Doesnt It?

Ok I Think Im done. I bet you're glad. But my opinion means just as much as yours so with that i'll end this almost pointless post [Pointless because its not gonna change the minds of the many stubborn fucking people that read this]

-Britin

treos (July 29, 2006)

Pretty good cd, especially considering a lot of the crap thats being cranked out these days. I can't believe people give this cd 2 stars and fucking Napalm Death gets 5. Lmao napalm death barely cuts it as music and i AM A METAL HEAD!!! i guess its all perspective.

Piata (July 11, 2006)

It feels like they could be a decent band, but they never seem to pull it off.

I love all the kiddies that get pissed when their bands get trashed. It's called having an objective and informed opinion.

Anonymous (June 2, 2006)

i personally like this album alot
cant wait 4 the next 1

crazytoledo (May 22, 2006)

'Rum Is For Drinking, Not Burning' is a good song. Other than that there's only a few enjoyable experiences.

So why are a lot of people raving about this?

Frogish (April 23, 2006)

I bought this cd off amazon for $3. Someone give me my money back.

Anonymous (April 19, 2006)

I effing love senses fail to death!

Anonymous (April 12, 2006)

whoever posted this review is a fuckn idiot & i hope u fuckn die.

Anonymous (April 12, 2006)

id like to know what hell u negative ppl listen to? cause if its fall out boy or panic at the disco or umm mcr or sum other crappy ass band, u hav no right to dis this album. buddy is an awesome vocalist. u ppl r so childish, i hope wen ur doing wat makes u happy and something u love, someone puts u down nd makes u feel like total shit.

Anonymous (April 12, 2006)

id like to know what eall u negative ppl listen to? cause if its fall out boy or panic at the disco or umm mcr or sum other crappy ass band, u hav no right to dis this album.

x_sensesfail187 (April 12, 2006)

y the hell do so many ppl hate senses fail? have any of u actually listened to there cd's. they r fn awesome nd i hav seen them live about 3 times nd to me, they r the best to see live and really know how to get there crowd going. why does punknews.org hav so many negative reviews on senses fail, they actually rnt that bad. they r one of a kind & let enfold u is a really good cd.

Anonymous (April 4, 2006)

noisy and fucking non-sense!!

Anonymous (April 2, 2006)

You guys are all fucking itiots, senses fail is an extremely great band. They dont speak fake poser trash, they're for real. They have a new album coming out soon, like sometime in april or may, check them out they have actually changed the way i think of things. www.sensesfail.com

Kennyhowdoudo (March 15, 2006)

Your cute when you scream

Anonymous (March 12, 2006)

That cd is freakin' awesome It's the best cd I own. Why are there so many people who hate senses fail? I think it's awesome!

Anonymous (March 12, 2006)

That cd is freakin' awesome It's the best cd I own. Why are there so many people who hate senses fail? I think it's awesome!

randomhero323 (March 6, 2006)

this dude cant sing at all.

Anonymous (February 12, 2006)

Thier first CD was a tad better. Just a bad cd by a bad band.

sk8rchic (February 1, 2006)

i love this cd and i love this band. i love the song buries a lie and when i saw the video it was pretty fucking funny cause they actually went along with what the song actually ment not some good song with some fucked up video.

Anonymous (January 24, 2006)

senses fail has great lyrics

ilove the intire cd

screamo kiks ass people need to stop hating on emo and screamo bands

Anonymous (January 8, 2006)

Jack in the buddy! LLOLL great album. I love the song 'Choke On This'. lol I LOVE THEm Crazy! Live. -DA

bmwd40 (January 6, 2006)

What the hell is it with all the Hawthorn Height haters?

But that's any time and review comment (isn't it?)

Senses Fail has a great "Let it Enfold You" CD. Actually if it wasn't for them I wouldn't lke punk.

My next door neighbor got me hooked on these guys and The Used, Hawthorne Heights, Smile Empty Soul, and Early November. From then on I've loved Punk.

For those who dis, take a minute of time and think about how hard bands work to give you music that you bitch and rave about. I swear, I've heard more men on Punknews.org bitch about punk and heavy screaming than women.

BooFace (November 16, 2005)

Senses Fail is one of my all time favorite bands
yes- the lyrics may be depressing
but its the kind of music that gets you through your day
i couldnt live with out 'em

Angel-Jin (September 22, 2005)

Okay, once again. It seems like alot of the people remaining anonymous and reviewing these CD's don't even like that particular genre of music. Which in any case, is flat-out ridiculous.

Senses Fail isn't really the average screamo band. Their music is way different. Screamo, as is apparent in the name, is like Dashboard Confessional except with, you know, lots of yelling. This isn't really screamo. Their music isn't about how the love of their life dropped them on their ass and now they write sappy songs about it. Their music has more of a hard hit compared to others like Silverstein and Hawthorne Heights. The message in their songs might convey the sappy lost romance theme, but not as much as alot of the Victory family does.

Senses Fail is a great band. I will say that. Their sound is just...different. It's a predictable kind of different, but it's different nonetheless, and that's rare in this day and age.

Anonymous (September 19, 2005)

Senses fail are a great band. They talk about death so much though. Very depressing lyrics, yet the hooks are great. I still like the last album much more. If you want a good laugh watch the dvd that comes with the cd (not if your 10 and you have your parents there with you). Over all I give this sophmore cd a.......................8. I guess they all have sophmore slumps some times. The albums good but the last one (From The Depth of Dreams) is great ill give that a 10 any time. I hope they come out with a new 10 worthy album sometime. Lol Dans drums sound great. What are they C&C?

Anonymous (September 19, 2005)

i say this album kicks fuckin ass...all u people who just say that they suck...why even listen to it then? u stupid lil faggots need to think about this shit before u post it dumb asses!!!

Anonymous (August 24, 2005)

If you like Senses fail but are looking for something a bit more metal influenced buy the new LOVEHATEHERO album"Just Breathe"!! IN STORES NOW on FERRET RECORDS!!!! ON TOUR THIC NOV/DEC '05 with FFAF and A STATIC LULLABY!!
LOVEHATEHERO IS THE NEWEST COOLEST SHIT!!

crazytoledo (August 24, 2005)

It only got a 7. Senses fail is not beautiful. They mix the same old, same old screaming overing over generic riffs. You are an idiot to say they are the first of their kind, unless you believe evertyhing ap says.

rainbow-trash (August 23, 2005)

It's really funny how original most of the anonymous posters get.

Anyway, it's quite apparent that alot of people aren't ready for Senses Fail's music. Not many bands can pull off the agressive but yet beautiful sound and lyrics but seriously...Senses Fail gives me shivers. I will totally admit that I don't listen to them for their talent but they just created something amazing. I don't care if people don't respect my opinion, I listen to my music for me. I would also like to add that I'm listening to Hawthorne Heights as I'm writting this.

Oh, and after reading TheMarc's review and then glancing at his page I thought it was truely hilarious to see Yellowcard on his favourite albums list (but that's a new rant entirely).

Anonymous (August 13, 2005)

Their vocalist whines too much and they try to scream a little and it comes out badly.

fritobandito (August 13, 2005)

I love how almost every "nuh-uh, the review sucks, this band's good" comment on this review does nothing but solidify the reviewer's opinion.

routman21 (July 21, 2005)

i swear to fucking god, whoever writes these reviews need to get their brains checked....cd is ridicuous, and for all you haters, suck on it

Anonymous (July 12, 2005)

I like this band. They do sound like others, but it is okay. You just have to give them a chance, actually listen to them. Buddy's voice isnt bad, it's good.

crazytoledo (July 7, 2005)

any band is better than hawthorne heights so dont compare them to hh...

it only insults sense fail

md40_07 (July 6, 2005)

It sounds like your mind was made up about these guys before you even listened to the CD, who cares what label they are on? as long as they bring the great music, which they did then I dont care if they are on Jive (ok mabye i do care about Jive...bad example)

md40_07 (July 6, 2005)

These really good, From songs like Let It Enfold You to The Irony of Dying On Your Birthday they have a wide variety of songs, i admit HH doesn't have a variety at ALL, but these guys can do a song without screaming then play a song that is even better than Hawthorne Heights

Anonymous (May 29, 2005)

The artwork is great, very Max Payne style, but what an awful band. How the hell can you tell them apart from Hawthorne Heights?

toogoodformtv1012 (May 8, 2005)

my second favorite band
if u dont like them....
go and suck on hot hot heats left testicle
rock out with ur cock out,
too good for mtv

Anonymous (April 29, 2005)

you can shut ur mouth u gay mother fukers there the best band in the world

ice-cold (April 20, 2005)

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks their music is trash. Some of the WORST lyrics I've heard. I'm not usually one for hating on music but I can't get past their obsession with suicide and death. I mean atleast some bands with weak lyrical content make up for it with energy or good muscianship, not with Senses Fail they try to make up for it with song names... and fail miserably.

Anonymous (March 29, 2005)

i think this cd was better than their first one, thought i did like their first one. i think the band has a great talent, and their style is kickass.

Anonymous (March 24, 2005)

ok you know what? the guys voice i so fucking good. all of you wanna be emo shits fuck off you dont even know what emo is. bastard son is so sad. i mean seriously that song is like all about me. let me tell you about myself:

I am a cutter
my dad left me when i was five
now i am the fucking failure of the family
i had to listen to my god damned sister cry in her fucking crib when i was five

so anyone who says that song is bad you have to come up sto me and tell it to my face.

Anonymous (March 14, 2005)

They just need: to be original, a new singer, and to fucking die!!!!!

Anonymous (March 13, 2005)

Propaghandi-"...Until your freedom of assembly becomes the missles they create.." awesome

anyway I was at a friend's house who's way too into emo and well shit music. I heard this and it is so damn boring if you like it w/e but there are waybetter bands including emo or screamo or w/e they're pretending to be at the moment.

Anonymous (March 13, 2005)

Propaghandi-"...Until your freedom of assembly becomes the missles they create.." awesome

anyway I was at a friend's house who's way too into emo and well shit music. I heard this and it is so damn boring if you like it w/e but there are waybetter bands including emo or screamo or w/e they're pretending to be at the moment.

drummadict (February 24, 2005)

yea i agree with you man, i was the same way, i didn't like the cd at first, but now i love it. and what does everyone listen to on here? i mean seriously, you look at ANY review and people are like "oh they suck" well i'm sorry the casualties and that shit really isn't good at all, shows how much talent they DON'T have. sorry but senses fail def. did good w/ this cd and i like it. fuckers

tylerdurden8136 (February 22, 2005)

id really like to know wat all u kids listen to that gave this cd a bad rating (and dont give me shit like "good music" fuckers) ...honestly, when i first heard this cd way back in summer before it was released, i didnt like it...it was nothing like "from the depths of dreams" and i just couldnt get into it (maybe it was because i was too much into atreyu at the time, who im sure you all also hate because i havent really been able to find too many bands that you punknews.org kids seem to like...oh yeah, nevermind, the casualties) ...anyways, i bought it regardless when it came out because ive seen senses fail three times live and theyve never disappointed so i figured i owed them that much...well, wat can i say, the album grew on me and im still listening to it six months later...great songs, sorry they're popular, get over it, give em a chance...nuff said.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

boring as balls

this guys voice sounds like shit

i don't know why i bought this cd

Anonymous (February 12, 2005)

You all need to go to the taste of chaos tour!!!!

Anonymous (February 12, 2005)

C'mon guys. This band obviously knows what their doing. Their drummer was 15 when they started and they were all under 20. I wish you stupid screamo haters would just quit denying what they really like to listen to. (HAve you even tried to play their guitar riffs?

Anonymous (January 24, 2005)

What the fuck, why does choke on this just sound like audio karates drama club romance? booo

Anonymous (January 17, 2005)

senses fail happens to be one of my three favourite bands the other two..alexisonfire and the used..(some asshole said the used is the worst band ever..yeah fuck you buddy if you only fucking knew the whole story you wouldnt be judging)..but back to senses fail...they have some really great songs like if you really listen to it...and the band gives it their all on stage and hes got a really powerful voice when he sings...i love them!

Anonymous (December 28, 2004)

wow, your a cunt, if you'd take the time to listen and watch the emotion they have on stage you'd know what senses fail is all about. no its not the same punk drum beat, and yes they say how they feel about relationships for once unlike most pussy ass punk bands who whine like little girls, so fuck i give it an 8

Anonymous (December 14, 2004)

Once upon a time, in the city of Los Angeles...
"Marty, Marty listen to me. Bring me something the kids will cry for.
Get out there, and get us stoked!"

Meet Marty, major label A&R scout, forty years old, gut hanginh out.
Red Ferrari, Marty livinh in L.A. bumps another line to get through the day.
Dumped by his girl, he paid for her liposuction,
His friends call him "Money", in his introduction.
And Marty knows nothing but claims to know it all,
Lose the flat screen TV if he drops the ball.
You're as good as your last hit, find the next big thing.
If he doesn't bring the bling, his cell phone won't ring.
What's the trend, what's new? What's a label scout to do? Office life, Marty 11:32.
The label pres. calls and yells, "Sign more emo!"
How about screamo? "If it sells, sign Nemo,"
"We're down 2%, and BMG knows,
My Daughter likes Dashboard, so get me one of those!"
He checks AP.net, the Scout and more,
yelling band names to his assistant through the door.
The kids like this, who cares if it's great?
So he signs a band called Hearts that Hate.

"Marty... we've got a hit."

Cry tonight. My hands around your hands.
I won't let you die tonight.
Cry tonight. My heart's in your hands.
I won't let you...

Hearts that Hate, Marty goes to their show, up in the club and here we go.
Marty sees a girl in a Simple Plan shirt with a Senses Fail boy, thatÕll never work.
He finds his label friends in the corner they huddle,
An emo cattle auction, they penetrate the bubble.
They talk about Victory and signing TBS,
Dissing the same bands they just tried to impress.
So the lights go down, the crowd starts to scream,
Hearts that Hate have hit the scene.
Blake on vocals, and lead guitar,
He does a backflip, "Look how different we are!"
They show up at the studio to record it,
A TRL, Billboard Modern Rock hit.
They auto-tune Blake, but he can't tell.
He says, "I've got perfect pitch, damn I sing well."
ProTools, Logic, cut, copy, paste, quantized solos and quantized bass.
Signed, sealed, deliver and sent, across the U.S. and the single went...

Cry tonight. My hands around your hands.
I won't let you die tonight.
Cry tonight. My heart's in your hands.
I won't let you DIE

Momentum builds, but it all caves in.
Industrial comes back, the pres. needs a NIN.
Marty finds a new band called "Fetal Coil"
And Hearts that Hate try to keep their fans loyal.
They re-work their sound for album number two,
As "Machines of Hate," but their career is through.
They break up and work pushing mops and brooms,
Blake gives guitar lessons in his living room.
Blake gives guitar lessons in his living room,
Blake gives guitar lessons in his living room.

"Can you teach me track five Mr. Blake?"
"Hey, I wrote that song and it goes like this!"

Cry tonight. My hands around your hands.
I won't let you die tonight.
My Hearts In Your Hands.
I won't Let you DIE
Cry Tonight (Die)
My Hearts In Your Hands.
I Won't Let You Die
Tonight. (Die)
My Hearts In Your Hands.

I won't let you... Die

Anonymous (December 4, 2004)

sure more than 3 points!!Øcool record and live shows!

Anonymous (November 26, 2004)

this album is AWSOMECORE!! senses fail rock!! go c them live then come back and say u still dont like them!

Anonymous (November 10, 2004)

You should all go freakin buy this CD. Senses Fail is so poetic in everyway . And yes some of their songs are kind of weird, but who could think of these lyrics. With songs like martini kiss and your cute when you scream, you cant go wrong with this CD. I listen to the CD the whole way through every night before i go to bed because it's so good. And it hasnt got boring yet. Buddy sings so good. Anybody who doesnt think so sucks cock.

Anonymous (November 10, 2004)

You should all go freakin buy this CD. Senses Fail is so poetic in everyway . And yes some of their songs are kind of weird, but who could think of these lyrics. With songs like martini kiss and your cute when you scream, you cant go wrong with this CD. I listen to the CD the whole way through every night before i go to bed because it's so good. And it hasnt got boring yet. Buddy sings so good. Anybody who does think so sucks cock.

Anonymous (November 10, 2004)

Wtf who ever wrote the review is a fucking idiot, their music is boring? do you even understand the lyrics? fuck all you who hate on Senses fail and for the fucking dumbshit who said that Senses Fail is a wanna-be Thursday/thrice band, thursday or thrice could never own up to senses fail. I think you should listen to the cd over again fuckhead.

Anonymous (November 7, 2004)

i've listened to the album, actually...i own the album. and its not that great. almost all of the songs sound the same, the singer sounds like a sick chicken when he screams, and for the most part, the lyrics are cheesy. 'so let me take this medicine to quench my love for violent things'- what the fuck?! these people are demented.

AiD (November 4, 2004)

This is a good album but it's (sorry to say) so standard and normal in some way. this simple sound is really good but the thing that get's you stuck on some bans is the one special thing that every band has.

It's a really good band but not my favorites.

punker10104 (October 28, 2004)

this cd is so awesome i picked it up today but have heard some songs from it on music choice.i picked up their 1st one imediately when it came out n enjoyed it so much n was eager to hear this 1.n finally found it in a store n a for a reasonable price.as a bonus it came with a senses fail dvd that is so frickin cool.i enjoy all the songs i can't just pick 1 fave but some of my faves are you're cute when you scream,buried a lie,nj falls into the atlantic,choke on this,and irony of dying on your birthday but all the songs rock so go out and pick it up now and keep punk alive.other cds that are my fave now and are reccomended green day american idiot,good charlotte the chronicles of life and death,bowling for soup a hangover you dont desereve,the used in love and death,my chemical romance three cheers for sweet revenge,yellowcard ocean avenue,sugarcult palm trees and powerlines,and lucky boys confusion commitent.other cds reccomended for this cd are senses fail from the depths of dreams ep,the used in love and death,my chemical romance three cheers for sweet revenge,sugarcult palm trees and powerlines,glasseater everything is beautiful when you dont look down,and jimmy eat world futures.

Anonymous (October 25, 2004)

i will be one of the first to tell you that i liked the EP, but the full length is musical garbage. its just like the new used cd. they had a chance to make an album anyway they wanted it because of the huge fanbase that loves(but should hate almost) everything they produce(just like the used). but they opted for (just like the used) musical crap! its banal, the lyrics are horrible, and to top it off it just plain sucks(just like the new USED cd!). this will be on the top of the used cd bin at my local record store, and i'll walk out with the new A Perfect Murder, new Hot Water Music, or anything with talent!

Anonymous (October 25, 2004)

To the dissapointment of many of you... i indeed do like senses fail

YES lyrically they arent anything special
YES a couple of their songs sound the same

BUT they do have some A-Grade Tacks on this Cd... such as bite to break skin and let it enfold you

All of you ignorant enough to abuse this album without listening to it truley are dickheads....
However if you gave it a go and its not your cup of tea fair enough...

This is really good however, i am still loving their ep more...

Anyway these guys could most probably make better music than 98% of you reading this soo when u make something better i will give you more respect....

-Grub-

Anonymous (October 22, 2004)

you guys blow dick if you dont like this cd so go fuck off

Anonymous (October 22, 2004)

you guys blow dick if you dont like this cd so go fuck off

Anonymous (October 15, 2004)

this band does kick ass, if you wanna hear a pretty decent pop punk band, go to www.purevolume.com/stanley

Anonymous (October 15, 2004)

this cd kicks ass, don't rip on them because they're actually going somewhere and you people can't play half as well as them, i'd like to see you guys get that far, and then make fun of them. not just that, this cd is a lot more powerful than the EP i'm just pissed that they didn't put "bastard son" on the cd but put it on the DVD. and seriously, for people to come on a site just to rip on all the bands, you really need a day job

Anonymous (October 8, 2004)

its good. and for all who don't like it, your loss.

Anonymous (October 8, 2004)

Hmm when everyone here hates it, you know it just might be good.

Anonymous (October 7, 2004)

"This band is awsome u guys most likely formed ur opinion before giving it a chance and hey dont hate on it just cause its not ur thing, I love them I can see that they are improving and have huge potential"

face it man, some of us DO hate it based on giving it a chance. I have heard the ep straight through, multiple times. I've seen them live. I hate them. Its a cheesy watered down version of Thursday and Thrice, w/ the phoniest , corniest violent imagery lyrics ever. Like Matt Skiba or Chris Connely if they had no talent and were 18 year old suburban jersey kids listening to 'full collapse' over and over and over again and getting that scream/sing thing down. this, matchbook romance, story of the year, silverstein and hawthorn hights are just little boys w/ no clue about punk rock or emo, making a trendy band and copying their fav. artists. good thing screamo is on the outs.

Anonymous (October 7, 2004)

This band is awsome u guys most likely formed ur opinion before giving it a chance and hey dont hate on it just cause its not ur thing, I love them I can see that they are improving and have huge potential

Anonymous (October 6, 2004)

can't touch the EP, but still a decent CD

Anonymous (October 6, 2004)

I've got to hand it to you... I really don't like this BSD character.

I hope that an after-school special teaches him that Hilary Duff and Propagandhi rock harder than Black Flag.

Anonymous (October 6, 2004)

The new Tears For Fears album has been out for almost a month. It's not shabby.

Not great, I feel, but they have a pretty good ear for pop.

A little modernized.

It is NOT as good as The Cure's new album. But it's decent for old Tears For Fears fans.

Anonymous (October 5, 2004)

Propagandhi is a pop punk band?

Well.... that... hmm... have you heard "Today's Empires...?"

Pretty lame political lyrics? I think some of their lyrics are pretty clever, others pretty solid. And not clever in a "teehee" funny way, but witty, charming, angry, graceful, inspired.

Anonymous (October 5, 2004)

fucking whopper heads

Anonymous (October 5, 2004)

in other news, tears for fears has a new album ...

boba_fett (October 5, 2004)

haha. funny stuff bsd.

Anonymous (October 5, 2004)

I don't understand. Propaghandi are pop punk band with pretty lame political lyrics. I guess they're supposed to be funny, I don't see the genius. Sorry.

-BSD

Anonymous (October 5, 2004)

Social D... sorry, but yawntastic. I appreciate their role historically, I suppose, but fucking yawn.

"Who's Next" has 2 great songs and 2 or 3 good ones, otherwise... it's not that rock.

Anonymous (October 5, 2004)

if you fucks have such a problem with the band they why do you bother making a review of the cd if all you're going to do is diss them? you must be smart haha. all bands have their own style and way of dealing and writing about shit...w/e all people are so smart and have an idea of what you're talking about

Anonymous (October 5, 2004)

good review, faggot band.

Anonymous (October 5, 2004)

I just listened to the new Social D album last night and then thought of these guys and how fucked these new young bands are.

LISTEN TO THE NEW SOCIAL D YOU ASSHOLES AND THEN TELL ME YOU WROTE A GOOD RECORD YOU FAKE METAL PLAYING LITTLE JERSEY BOYS HAVE FUN RAPING 14 YEAR OLD GIRLS WHO LOVE SINGING THAT BON JOVI "SHOT TO THE HEART" SHIT DURING THAT "HARD ASS" FUCKING SONG 187 DAMN, MURDAAAA!!!! EVEN BON JOVI IS HARDER THAN THESE PUSSIES.

"A GAPING HOLE SHOT THROUGH THE HEART!! !!!"

SHUT THE FUCK UP1!!! SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!

-PAUL

Anonymous (October 5, 2004)

shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitttttttttttttttttttt

Anonymous (October 4, 2004)

"Sorry, no band on this site can hold a candle to The Who."

the sloppy meat eaters

Anonymous (October 4, 2004)

Sorry, no band on this site can hold a candle to The Who.

Anonymous (October 4, 2004)

I already know I spelled ignorant wrong so don't come after me with that shit

Anonymous (October 4, 2004)

"Sorry, but the name of a Propagandhi album should never be placed in the same sentence as the other crap you mentionned."

Yeah, but I mean, who on that list is as good as the Who? It's mostly hardcore revival crap.

And Propaghandi are pretty suck.

-BSD"

BSD, how does it feel to be an ignorent idiot. If you can't appreciate Propagandhi theres something wrong with you.

Anonymous (October 4, 2004)

to someone a little earlier there....both adam from tbs and buddy from sf alike copy off of the living legend, andrew wk, that mans stage presence is a world better than those two combined...the lp isnt as solid as the ep, better luck next time.

Anonymous (October 4, 2004)

"And Propagandhi are pretty suck"

BSD... don't step up to the gauntlet.

You're gonna get fucking hurt.

Anonymous (October 4, 2004)

yea i'm with you guy below me. I find it hard to swallow this violent tourtrued soul shit these guys spit out. None of these dudes are even old enough to drink let alone me upset enough about a girl to want to kill. Jesus, at least when skiba does it he is A. a fucked up guy B. more poetic and less sophmoric about his violent imagery and C. does it in a more classic punk vein, not this trendy fake metal shit these guys do.

Anonymous (October 4, 2004)

Here's my thing: what's the deal with all the imagery of death, blood and murder and stuff? I mean, who relates to that in their everyday life, besides maybe Charlie Manson?

Emo can sit and spin.

Anonymous (October 4, 2004)

"Sorry, but the name of a Propagandhi album should never be placed in the same sentence as the other crap you mentionned."

Yeah, but I mean, who on that list is as good as the Who? It's mostly hardcore revival crap.

And Propaghandi are pretty suck.

-BSD

Anonymous (October 4, 2004)

all emo bands need to just die. its not cool to be emo. what the fuck are you guys so depressed about you shaggy haired homos????

Anonymous (October 4, 2004)

This band always has been shit and for kids with tight jeans and pretty haircuts

Anonymous (October 4, 2004)

When are people going to stop being so immature about music? Who cares what genre you want to lump things into.

I don't think this album did anything especially ground-breaking or different, but I do enjoy it.

And what's with comparisons of Buddy to Adam of TBS? People who make comparisons like that and say "Buddy rips off Adam so bad when he performs" are obvciously not very knowledgable about these things at all. Sorry to inform you that Adam Lazzara was not the first person to fall on the ground and thrash around while performing...

Regardless of any of this...Score is for this review and this reviewer, who respectfully disliked the album...Something that many people should take note of and learn from.

Anonymous (October 4, 2004)

"everyone talks shit on them, too bad they're fucking amazing"

too bad you're a douche

Anonymous (October 4, 2004)

why is silverstien getting a reissue? with a dvd no less.

Anonymous (October 4, 2004)

In my own personal hell, there would be no NHL season this year and senses fail would be the soundtrack.

How long would it take you to lose your mind if your cd changer rotated only senses fail, matchbook romance, silverstein and any other of those bands you can think of?

I dont' need ot hear this album to know it exploits every 'mall screamo' cliche to date. violent "i'm going to choke her" lyrics, the poppy part, the screaming back ups, half time chorus...this is garbagio

the new Used is actually really good, i'm embarassed to say that.

-paul

jamespastepunk (October 3, 2004)

Thanks, adam.

trailerparkjesus (October 3, 2004)

I'm really liking this guys reviews... I vote him to staff.

kenjamin (October 3, 2004)

I can't imagine that all of you actually listened to the cd, ie bought it, spent the time downloading it, or whatever, which would leave me to conclude that you are just talking shit for the sake of talking shit. Seriously, grow the fuck up.

8dollarclarinetsolo (October 3, 2004)

what is the drama about this cd? why is it those 2 labels... sorry i guess i dont follow this shit but im interested

Anonymous (October 3, 2004)

Putting Hilary Duff's new album up next to some great albums by .... Strike Anywhere, Kid Dynamite, Bigwig, Rise Against, Propagandhi, The Who, Suicide Machines, Andrew WK, and Paint It Black .... that's pretty bodacious.

To the guy who asked for Propagandhi not to lumped in with that "other crap," what on earth are you thinking? That's a pretty goddamn sick list of bands. Propagandhi is great and so are they (although clearly there is a bit of a noted distinction and visible hierarchy that exists with Strike Anywhere being good but Kid Dynamite and Propagandhi being clearly much better, for instance).

Anonymous (October 3, 2004)

Yeah, the Who is way better than Propaghandi any day.

I'm pretty sure I stopped caring about this band after I listened to the EP more than once.

Anonymous (October 3, 2004)

i hope that was sarcasm, cause propaghandi sucked dick.

Anonymous (October 3, 2004)

"Sorry, but the name of a Propagandhi album should never be placed in the same sentence as the other crap you mentionned."

yeah, brah, propagandhi is in a whole other league compared to the the Who.

Anonymous (October 3, 2004)

everyone talks shit on them, too bad they're fucking amazing

adam (October 3, 2004)

FYI: I removed a couple of the blatantly racist / slanderous comments from this review. I don't care what you think of this record, band, or the labels involved, but grow up.

-adam

Anonymous (October 3, 2004)

"Why the hell is this website posting reviews of this trash, when I have yet to see a review of the new Hilary Duff album?

Hilary Duff's new album fucking rocks way more than anything Sense Fail does and belongs among its peers- "Change Is a Sound," "Shorter, Faster, Louder," "An Invitation to Tragedy," "Revolutions Per Minute," "Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes," "Who's Next," "Battle Hymns," "The Wolf," and "CVA."

Sorry, but the name of a Propagandhi album should never be placed in the same sentence as the other crap you mentionned.

Anonymous (October 3, 2004)

it's ok, but nothing special! I will decide, when I see them here in europa with From autumn to ashes at the vagrant rec. tour...

Anonymous (October 3, 2004)

all the songs sound the same.

Anonymous (October 2, 2004)

creme brulee is better than all of that shit!!!

well, snack packs are pretty good, too.

inagreendase (October 2, 2004)

Parfait > Flan

swingline (October 2, 2004)

"Gee, looks like Drive Thru had all their interns hard at work posting all the shit talk remarks for this record......"

yea... because there's no other reason to hate this album.

Anonymous (October 2, 2004)

Gee, looks like Drive Thru had all their interns hard at work posting all the shit talk remarks for this record......

Anonymous (October 2, 2004)

The Who- "Who's Next"

One of the defining albums of 70s hard rock, includes some of The Who's best-known work, such as the anthemic "Baba O'Riley" (some of you probably have this mislabeled on your iPods as "Teenage Wasteland") and "Won't Get Fooled Again."

slippy (October 2, 2004)

I just listened to this cd in my friend's car, and now I firmly believe that they are the worst band ever.

Big_Guy (October 2, 2004)

Why the hell is this website posting reviews of this trash, when I have yet to see a review of the new Hilary Duff album?

Hilary Duff's new album fucking rocks way more than anything Sense Fail does and belongs among its peers- "Change Is a Sound," "Shorter, Faster, Louder," "An Invitation to Tragedy," "Revolutions Per Minute," "Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes," "Who's Next," "Battle Hymns," "The Wolf," and "CVA."

May I ask what artist claims Who's Next as the title of their cd

bird (October 2, 2004)

bands like Senses Fail shouldn't even be mentioned on this site. Pathetic.

Anonymous (October 2, 2004)

"pop punk died?

it's a good thing you told me, because if i had to tell by looking around the good ol' northeast, i'd say that it is alive and well and has been alive and well for a long long time (in its current form at least since '98-'99"

i didn't say pop punk died. i'd like for it to die is what i said.

mykindofmurder (October 2, 2004)

i hate flan. i mean, seriously, mexican custard?

Anonymous (October 2, 2004)

pop punk died?

it's a good thing you told me, because if i had to tell by looking around the good ol' northeast, i'd say that it is alive and well and has been alive and well for a long long time (in its current form at least since '98-'99).

Anonymous (October 2, 2004)

the used would take the crown as worst band alive today. and screamo or whatever you want to call it is still kicking as evidenced by all the exposure bands like this one, story of the year, used, etc are getting. but i see it coming to end within a couple years as every trend in the last 20 years has a lifespan of 3-5 years. hair metal, grunge, electronica, ska/swing, nu metal, pop punk, and now screamo in the last few years. die motherfuckers die.

Anonymous (October 2, 2004)

Yeah... I mean... C'mon.... no one is going to be as ridiculous as to compare Senses Fail to Kid Dynamte.

That's just absurd.

Anonymous (October 2, 2004)

EXACTLY...

He ripped on Senses Fail, asked why Punk News was reviewing trash like Senses Fail, and wondered why Punk News had yet to review the new Hilary Duff album, which he then compared to a handful of other albums, one of which was a Kid Dynamite album.

Big_Guy (October 2, 2004)

"To a guy a few below me, did you just compare this cd to one by Kid Dynamite? if so, how much crack do you smoke exactly?"

No, he compared Hillary Duff to Kid Dynamite among others

Anonymous (October 2, 2004)

To a guy a few below me, did you just compare this cd to one by Kid Dynamite? if so, how much crack do you smoke exactly?

boba_fett (October 2, 2004)

What? Why is Max Payne on the cover?

thought the same thing. the cover looks like it could come straight out of the storyline parts of the game.

this score is for max payne.

Anonymous (October 2, 2004)

To the person a couple below me:

There are plenty of bands that aren't unoriginal and cliche that are popular and deserve it. Senses Fail DOESN'T do this genre well, which is why this CD and their debut, which was fucking horrible, suck complete ASS.

sleepwalk (October 2, 2004)

does anyone hear the identical-ness of one of these songs (#2 maybe?) to the new taking back sunday single? jumping the bandwagon.

Anonymous (October 2, 2004)

Idon't understand this notion that every band like this has to add some amazing new ingredient to the genre of music they play. Face it, this type of music is popular now, and a lot of bands that have similar sounds and styles are gonna come around and be successful or at least get their albums out, and there's nothing wrong with that. If they do it well, they do it well, simple as that. I knew exactly how this review would be before I even read it. Somebody is just gonna go on about how they the band does the same old this and the same old that. This is a pretty enjoyable CD, and reviewing it by spewing off all the things you think are cliche' about it is just stupid.

Anonymous (October 2, 2004)

Why the hell is this website posting reviews of this trash, when I have yet to see a review of the new Hilary Duff album?

Hilary Duff's new album fucking rocks way more than anything Sense Fail does and belongs among its peers- "Change Is a Sound," "Shorter, Faster, Louder," "An Invitation to Tragedy," "Revolutions Per Minute," "Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes," "Who's Next," "Battle Hymns," "The Wolf," and "CVA."

slippy (October 2, 2004)

"This might actually be the worst band ever."

I couldn't stop laughing when I read that, I think you're right Forty.

Anonymous (October 2, 2004)

This band are wrong in every way.

Anonymous (October 2, 2004)

score is for "sell like flan regardless"

my new band

swingline (October 2, 2004)

there are people who think senses fail comes up with "amazing" lyrics. they quote shit like " last night i had a dream and in that dream i took a knife to you "

boldredletters (October 2, 2004)

mature review.

Anonymous (October 2, 2004)

Max Payne is pretty damn good. But not at the full $60 new price. Now that the original is very cheap and the sequel has lowered in price.... they are pretty fantastic games... and I don't even like that genre that much.

I'm not sure about this whole "Sense Fail" genre. I saw them on Jimmy Kimmel and that was my first time seeing/hearing them, but the sound was way too awful for me to be able to blame them (although I have a feeling like they suck). The audio was just such poor quality, you could barely hear anything.

Cos (October 2, 2004)

I don't know who this band is, but that's the worst album art I've seen in a long, long time

--Cos

jamespastepunk (October 2, 2004)

Max Payne>Senses Fail

Anonymous (October 1, 2004)

"What? Why is Max Payne on the cover?

-BSD"

I thought the same thing when I saw that!

Anonymous (October 1, 2004)

"um, is screamo still "in"?

serious question btw."

it's on its way out. is indie rock replacing it or did it replace indie? i'm unsure. (not that i'm dissing indie rock as a genre, just commenting on it's relative status as being "in")

Anonymous (October 1, 2004)

this record belongs in the garbage bin.

Anonymous (October 1, 2004)

I love this record. It's my guilty pleasure of the month.

"Let's play doctor babe, we'll operate today, incisions must be made...."

Big_Guy (October 1, 2004)

And maybe I should learn how to use the space bar properly

Anonymous (October 1, 2004)

um, is screamo still "in"?

serious question btw.

Big_Guy (October 1, 2004)

I think you put a 3 for the score instead of a 1 for your score. maybe you should fix it.

Anonymous (October 1, 2004)

One word to describe this cd "errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrlaaa aaaaaaaack"

Anonymous (October 1, 2004)

What? Why is Max Payne on the cover?

-BSD

Anonymous (October 1, 2004)

because of this band, everyone i know bursts out and starts singing "187" when they find out what my address is.

it doesn't help that they bore me.

Anonymous (October 1, 2004)

i remember the first time i saw senses fail, they played a show with TBS and Matchbook Romance (the getaway at the time) anyways, i never seen someone try as hard as buddy to act like Adam from TBS. Adam is bad enough, but buddy took the cake with his hair pulling fake crying and rolling on the ground. so so bad

FortyMinutesWest (October 1, 2004)

This might actually be the worst band ever.

Anonymous (October 1, 2004)

I like this cd alot. I've had this cd for over two weeks and I'm still loving it...

colin (October 1, 2004)

every god awful screamo cliche is applicable to this band.

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