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Fax Arcana

Fax Arcana: The Ritual In RoutineThe Ritual In Routine (2004)
Alone Records

Reviewer Rating: 0.5


Contributed by: JesseJesse
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Holy cow this sounds terrible. I'm talking like the singer from Disturbed awful, because that's what this guy sounds like. Like the fucking singer from Disturbed. I guess that most of these guys are in screamo bands, or used to be. Either way, this is some uninteresting shit. The bass sounds so.
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Holy cow this sounds terrible. I'm talking like the singer from Disturbed awful, because that's what this guy sounds like. Like the fucking singer from Disturbed. I guess that most of these guys are in screamo bands, or used to be. Either way, this is some uninteresting shit. The bass sounds so apathetic, like it doesn't even want to be played, or the guy is ashamed of playing with this band. The guitars are trying to do this artsy-shit where they just noodle around bending at random intervals: think "One Note Song" by Tenacious D. Honestly. This band took a one minute and twenty three second long joke and made a six track EP out of it.

Their lyrics don't make up for it either. "Come to me naked and unashamed. Let me whisper an oblivion in your ear. I'll be the clot in the marrow that sickens your song. I'm the blood up the sleeve." Way to be vague and not the least bit poetic. "When did wake the asp in me with a passion for blasphemy and this so-called craft for crooked nails?" Hey, dipshit. THAT DOESN'T EVEN MAKE SENSE. You can even claim poetics as an excuse for your terrible sentence structure because there is nothing poetic about gibberish meant to be poetic.

Evey song sounds the same. There is no structure or sense to it, which is bad because there is supposed to be. The press sheet said that I'm supposed to "Think Bobby Knight throwing a chair, without the verbal abuse." Tell you the truth, all I can think about is how much I'd rather be making a burrito or playing some Contra III: The Alien Wars on my SNES emulator. In fact, that's what I'll do.

 


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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 (November 22, 2004)

i think this guy is not very perceptive.

Anonymous (November 19, 2004)

this record fucking rocks..think of a cross between the honor system and and hint hint. fax arcana are the bomb. you should defenitly check it out...p.s note to the reviewer: YOU KNOW NOTHING

Jesse (November 14, 2004)

To respond to the guy below me:

I get sent all the records that are so bad that everyone else refuses to review them. Seriously. Those are what Scott sent me. We'll see how Brian runs the show when my next package gets here.

Anonymous (November 14, 2004)

what the fuck...why do Alone Records releases keep getting sent to this ignoramus

Anonymous (November 13, 2004)

oh man i would have fucking laughed so hard if people weren't trying to watch a movie 2 feet away

this score is for something else really clever that i'm not clever enough to think of

Anonymous (November 13, 2004)

Score is for Contra 3 and jesse's recent reviews.

Anonymous (November 13, 2004)

Score for the Contra games

Jesse (November 13, 2004)

Tell you the truth, I can usually sell them for like 25 cents.

bemused (November 13, 2004)

Jesse you must have an awfully big 1 star cd collection by now

-Chris-

Anonymous (November 12, 2004)

Jesse is by far the sloppiest "Staff" reviewer on this site. Seriously, he sounds like the douches over at www.punkbands.com. I love it.

bogey4 (November 12, 2004)

Score is for Jesse developing a unique style of reviewing that is consistantly entertaining.

Anonymous (November 12, 2004)

HAHA. How come you can always tell by the band name and album name that the band completely blows. Maybe its just me though.

lou (November 12, 2004)

another review i knew was from jesse in the first two sentences. again, not that i'm complaining...

swingline (November 12, 2004)

this is the shit my friends write in their profiles. horrible "poems"

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