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Drawing Dead - Recordings January 2004 (Cover Artwork)

Drawing Dead

Drawing Dead: Recordings January 2004Recordings January 2004 (2004)
self-released

Reviewer Rating: 0.5


Contributed by: JesseJesse
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What can I say about this CD that hasn't already been said about Afghanistan? Bombed out, and depleted. Or, how 'bout this one: What do you get when you have a female lead singer for a wannabe screamo/metalcore band? Same thing you get without the female lead singer: a pile of audio feces. F.


What can I say about this CD that hasn't already been said about Afghanistan?
Bombed out, and depleted.

Or, how 'bout this one: What do you get when you have a female lead singer for a wannabe screamo/metalcore band?
Same thing you get without the female lead singer: a pile of audio feces.

First of all, if you're going to have a female lead singer, make sure she can sing. Second, if you're going to have her scream...no, wait, scratch that, DON'T have her scream. That's a direct command. Screaming should be done by people who are angry, not by people who try to sing pretty.

On this release, Drawing Dead gives you four demo tracks, each one as boring as the previous, chock full of shitty "emo" guitar riffs, low-energy drums, boring bass lines, and off-key vocals. All of it is recorded through a steaming sewer pipe to allow that terrible stench of feces to permeate the recordings for a thorough, shitty aftertaste. Or at least that's how it sounds.

Besides playing shitty music, they also try to keep up this sense of dark imagery with silhouettes of tombstones adorning their lyrics sheet. Not only that, but their shitty band name is typed out in a red font that looks like it's bleeding. How fucking deep. How truly painful it must be...I better go put on some black eyeliner and cry while I write about it in my Xanga. Maybe I should contact the band members. We can talk about dead people and stuff. I'm sure they'd understand me, not like my stupid PARENTS. I mean, they always buy me the wrong shampoo and don't like it when I wear black mesh long sleeve tops underneath my black t-shirt with a skull on it. I mean, half the time I just sit in their basement and look at webpages about suicide on the computer that they bought me for Christmas, even though I'm NOT a Christian, and I SO TOTALLY asked for a 2.5 GHZ processor, not a 2.4 GHZ one. GOD, they just DON'T understand me.

Yeah. People like that suck. Just like this CD. Unless you're a person like that. In which, you probably would love this.

 


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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.
Jesse (December 6, 2004)

Oh, and anyone who takes me seriously, ever, is a total moron.

pacer (December 6, 2004)

Oh and anyone who uses the phrase "in essence" takes themselves way too seriously. This from the same person who posted a link to a woman shooting shit out her ass into her mouth....

pacer (December 6, 2004)

That would be sucking a dick, not eating one. Dumbass.

Jesse (December 6, 2004)

See, the phrase "Eat a dick" is homophobic in nature. In essence, you're attaching a negative connotation to the act of me performing fellatio on another man. Highly unnecessary, man.

pacer (December 6, 2004)

"don't have her scream"

Because she is a robot and has to be told what to do?

Eat a dick.

Jesse (December 5, 2004)

Why is that sexist? She tries to sing pretty, and tries to scream. It doesn't work. It's exactly why John K. Samson shouldn't try to scream. That's not a gender specific line.

"Second, if you're going to have her scream...no, wait, scratch that, DON'T have her scream."

Yes, I understand that does sound sexist, but it was directed at this band because she couldn't sing.

Anonymous (December 5, 2004)

"First of all, if you're going to have a female lead singer, make sure she can sing. Second, if you're going to have her scream...no, wait, scratch that, DON'T have her scream. That's a direct command. Screaming should be done by people who are angry, not by people who try to sing pretty."

that is what is sexist.

Anonymous (December 4, 2004)

Dude, the singer chick from deathwish kids fucking ruled. So does Ami Lawless from Voetsek as well as Gori from Romantic Gorilla, then there is Mind Of Asian, The Gaia, Yasuko from Melt Banana, Amy from Nausea...these chicks eat most guy vocalists for breakfast!

Anonymous (December 2, 2004)

and copper and idle hands and ASHES and whirlpool and beta minus mechanic and ASHES

Anonymous (December 2, 2004)

and copper and idle hands and ASHES and whirlpool and beta minus mechanic and ASHES

pacer (December 2, 2004)

Tilt were pretty good in their time. And red five.

Anonymous (December 2, 2004)

"I can't think of one band I like with a female lead singer"
Discount? C'mon, Discount's pretty cool.

Anonymous (December 1, 2004)

This score is for Jesse's review. Good gracious this chap and BSD are the only reasons you need to actually visit this site.

-ObeyYourParents

Anonymous (November 30, 2004)

This score is for the scatological pictures!

-Peewee Herman

swingline (November 30, 2004)

this is for the review by the way. you motherfuckers needs to up more punx.

Jesse (November 30, 2004)

Dude, I wasn't assuming credit for the Chapelle's Show quote. I assumed it was general knowledge.

And how is this review sexist? I didn't say I didn't like female singers. I just don't like ones that can't sing, and even more so, ones that can't scream. Just like I don't like male singers that can't sing and can't scream.

All of you whine about how bad this review is, just go read the Akimbo review. See? I only write half-assed reviews half of the time.

pacer (November 30, 2004)

On another note, the link that this jackass has for the band (as if this whole thing wasn't bad enough) - how do they have this chick shooting shit out her ass and into her face, yet they blur her ladyparts. Anyone?

Anchors (November 30, 2004)

I'm not a big fan of Jesse by any means, but come on, sexism is awesome.

pacer (November 30, 2004)

How in the name of fuck is this guy staff.

Anonymous (November 30, 2004)

you sexist peice of shit. get out of punk and walk in front of a bus. the world would have been better if your mom would of swallowed instead.

Anonymous (November 30, 2004)

Jesse, you just don't get how hard it is to be a white suburban teenager these days. I'm sure you woulnt know what it's like to have your cell phone taken away. Pain like this can only be channeled through wearing clothes that make people think you're dangerous in some way to them and mascara to promote a demonic sexual ambiguity that confuses these people even more. I think before you review anymore albums of this genre of music, you should really try to understand that the lack of emotional torture in your life makes you incapable of making fair and adequate reviews.

Anonymous (November 30, 2004)

Jesse, stop reviewing CDs. I haven't heard this CD, and i am sure its not too great but shut the fuck up. be professional. stop picking on little bands who will never make it anyway. just chuck the cd and get on with your life.

swingline (November 30, 2004)

female fronted screamo band... this should be considered a new genre like bitchcore or something

Anchors (November 30, 2004)

I can't think of a single band I like with a female lead singer.

Bands like this are why.

Anonymous (November 30, 2004)

i know nothing about this band - my score's for the review. if you're gonna bash a band this hard, at least make it humorous (above an 8th grade level.) also, maybe give credit when you quote chappelle jokes next time? nice try

Anonymous (November 30, 2004)

Score is for the review

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