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Nevea Tears

Nevea Tears: Do I Have To Tell You Why I Love You?Do I Have To Tell You Why I Love You? (2004)
Eulogy Recordings

Reviewer Rating: 2


Contributed by: FortyMinutesWestFortyMinutesWest
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What the fuck? Nevea Tears? "Do I Have To Tell You Why I Love You?" Who decided that this was a good idea? Well, I suppose if their intention was to lower expectations, they pulled it off masterfully. This band has it down, the lame name, the lame album title, and the song titles that are suppos.
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What the fuck? Nevea Tears? "Do I Have To Tell You Why I Love You?" Who decided that this was a good idea? Well, I suppose if their intention was to lower expectations, they pulled it off masterfully. This band has it down, the lame name, the lame album title, and the song titles that are supposed to be clever but aren't. With all of this, you've got yourself a veritable shit sundae, with the horrendous cover art being the rotten cherry on top.

Still, I try to be as objective as possible, and in truth, I've misjudged plenty of bands in the past. As I pressed the play button, and the first song started up, my worries were eased. It was just typical metalcore, not too bad at all. In fact, I even liked the singer's screaming. Then it happened. The singing came in, and any positive feelings I had about the song went right out the window. The whole album pretty much goes like this: when the band just plays balls out metalcore, they do it well it enough, but when the awkward, obnoxious singing comes in, I have to fight not to press the skip button. Still, the band manages to color outside the lines a bit with some electronic interludes, which although becoming more commonplace in this genre, still provide some variety. It seems like this band is trying too hard to juggle different styles, they do the electronics well, but the singing parts come off as sappy and forced. All of this makes for an odd listen, as there are parts that make me want to like this band, and there are parts that make me want toss this disc out the window.

If anything, this release is frustrating. I can see that this band is talented, and they make an effort to change things up, but at the same time, it seems like they're trying to shoehorn themselves into the nu-emo thing and failing miserably at it. Though Nevea Tears has the chops and the ambition, lots of bands want to do something different, and the ones that manage to push the envelope successfully have the intangibles that you can't learn from a guitar teacher. Whether this band has what it takes to do that remains to be seen, but even if they never revolutionize music, they can improve by leaps and bounds by getting rid of the singing.

 


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Anonymous (March 11, 2006)

you obviously have no grasp on what metalcore actually is, if you think nevea tears is remotely metalcore...i love metalcore and i love nevea tears, but those phrases shouldnt be used in the same sentence

Anonymous (January 16, 2006)

these guys are gonna blow up and you'll be all up on their dicks...these guys are great...and it's just the beginning...wait til their 2nd or 3rd album...bigger and better!

Anonymous (October 26, 2005)

This band is excellent, and they are awesome live.
I ♥ them!

Anonymous (December 19, 2004)

this cd is fucking sweet fuck you for being gay

Anonymous (November 25, 2004)

it's an amazing debut for this band, can't wait to see them live

Anonymous (November 17, 2004)

this album is a pretty damn good debut for a band. Better than a lot of things i heard this year. Been in my cd player the past month now and can't stop listening to it.

soulbleed (November 14, 2004)

i like the third track on this cd a lot. but the rest of it doesn't really leave an impression.

Anonymous (November 12, 2004)

I can handle one of those songs being named after a Tekken character...and a mighty one at that!

tgom (November 11, 2004)

this band is so terrible

Anonymous (November 9, 2004)

i haven't read the review, but i am agreein with the score. this tries so hard to be different and ends up sounding really out of place and out of sync. stupid music.

Anonymous (November 9, 2004)

fuck this band fuck eulogy records seriously fuck you if you buy this or even listen to it

Anonymous (November 9, 2004)

1 Who Would Be Tom Selleck? 2:33
2 Helium Queen 4:20
3 Johnny Cash vs. the Space Coyote 4:40
4 Today Cake, Tomorrow Spraying for Roaches 2:39
5 Heavy Breathing 4:22
6 Xiaoyu 74 3:46
7 Bellendaine 3:41
8 Act 1; Scene 1 3:44
9 No One Ever Shuts Up 4:13
10 In Sickness and in Health

Anonymous (November 9, 2004)

the drum sounds in the techno parts are pure cheese otherwise its alright -the lone rangers

Anonymous (November 9, 2004)

give us the song titles, biatch!

Anonymous (November 9, 2004)

HA!

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