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The Number Twelve Looks Like You

The Number Twelve Looks Like You: An Inch Of Gold For An Inch Of TimeAn Inch Of Gold For An Inch Of Time (2005)
Eyeball Records

Reviewer Rating: 4
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An Inch Of Gold For An Inch Of Time is essentially a teaser EP for the Number Twelve Looks Like You's upcoming full-length, due sometime in the fall on Eyeball Records, but it is still worthy of a listen, especially if you're interested in some of the best yet most accessible grind music around. .
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An Inch Of Gold For An Inch Of Time is essentially a teaser EP for the Number Twelve Looks Like You's upcoming full-length, due sometime in the fall on Eyeball Records, but it is still worthy of a listen, especially if you're interested in some of the best yet most accessible grind music around.

The #12 plays exactly what I just stated: grind. It's not just any grind, mind you; it's technical as all hell without being overbearing, and the grinding parts are just enough to make you want to bash someone's face in - a tip-off that you know you're listening to some intense music. The musicianship that the #12 plays with is pretty much out of this world, as their talent is just absolutely flaunted over every second of every song. From smashing breakdowns to deep, gargly vocals, to moody, atmospheric pieces, to guitar soloing, the #12 has got what you're looking for in grind music. Also, I've been yet to find a band with a more violent-sounding vocal attack.

On An Inch Of Gold For An Inch Of Time, you will find two songs that have been re-done for this EP from the band's debut, Put On Your Rosy Red Glasses: "Jesus And Tori" and "Don't Get Blood On My Prada Shoes." Both songs sound even better than they have before, and are still as sickeningly insane as they used to be. There are also three new songs to be found: two that will be featured on the band's upcoming Eyeball effort, and a cover: The Knack's "My Sharona." Two words came out of my mouth when I read "My Sharona": "hell yeah".

As for the two new songs, if they are any indication of how good the new full-length will be, I think we will have a genre-defining piece of work on our hands, as well as a new bar to be set as far as grind music. The new songs are brutal if anything else. "Clarissa Explains The Cuntainment" visits all ends of the musical spectrum, from a spacey intro to insane guitar noodling, and at exactly one minute into the song, your jaw will drop when you hear how good that one part is. "Like A Cat" features something new for the band: melodic vocals. They're pulled off surprisingly well, and do not sound cheesy at all, a problem that many heavy bands run into when using melodic vocals. The guitar leads in this song are flashy and intricate, and the breakdown-type riff in the last two-thirds of the song is nothing less than absolutely nuts. And, of course, the cover: "My Sharona" rocks all kinds of ass, and is hilarious as all hell. The gothic vocals screaming "My, my, my, my, my" are an awesome touch. The song is actually played perfectly, including the guitar solo, which sounds extra nice. It's slowly become one of my favorite cover songs ever.

The rating of eight is simply due to the length and the fact that it is only a teaser EP; however, the new album has a chance of becoming a solid ten. The Number Twelve Looks Like You are achieving the impossible: making accessible grind music. And it sounds great. Highly recommended.

 

 
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pretty_handsome_awkward (March 26, 2009)

My Sharona is an awesomely cool song!

C-Men (June 30, 2008)

the number twelve looks like you made the best cover of my sharona!!!! it's fucking awesome!!!!

Justlikeacat (December 24, 2007)

they're so amazing. I dont care what anyone says.

HeresLookinAtYou (August 10, 2006)

I really didn't like this EP except for My Sharona.

the original version of Jesus and Tori is much better imo

RondoMondo (July 23, 2005)

People are so fucking retarded. When tech metal was basically unheard of, people were shitting their pants praising the heavens that something NEW was being done. Now they're saying how they're not as good as (insert Napalm Death or Cattle Decapitation). I don't think they were trying to be either band. They sure sound a shit of a lot better than Napalm Death. I'm sorry, it's the truth.

Anonymous (April 28, 2005)

Hey my indian friend burned me this album and I listened to the whole thing its damn good, these guys are coming with the Dillinger Escape Plan and The Kinnison...

But I was just wondering if someone can give me or post the track list because I do not now the names of all the songs...

Oh and just to say this why the fuck would you argue over a band that is so gay, all the shit you can possibly argue is based on FUCKING, MOTHER FUCKING OPINION therefore no matter what no one wins and all arguments are invalid, I mean like this shit as well as the fucking Dashboard Confessional, thats a huge fucking gap, but hey its all artsy, poetry movement that displays some sort of message which is why I think its cool, kk bye.

-jamison

Anonymous (April 28, 2005)

Hey my indian friend burned me this album and I listened to the whole its damn good, these guys are coming with the Dillinger Escape Plan and The Kinnison...
But I was just wondering if someone can give me or post the track list because I do now the names of all the songs...

Anonymous (April 18, 2005)

fuckin rocked

two breaths and a gunshot

Anonymous (March 23, 2005)

Read the SCENE POINT BLANK review here

Anonymous (March 21, 2005)

All you fuckers do is fucking talk shit on all bands. Fuck you. You guys are fucking lame.

Anonymous (March 10, 2005)

This is not your average band nor your average type of music but they deserve every bit of respect. Just because YOU dont think its music it dosent mean it isnt. Grow the fuck up this band is awsome and totaly fun to listen to.

Anonymous (March 7, 2005)

the number 12 actucally looks better when NO ONE makes it their band name.

Anonymous (March 5, 2005)

Fucking A.... this tech/metal grind shit is the pits.
Give me bands like Excruciating Terror, Phobia, Terrorizer, Fear of God, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Yacopsae, Discordance Axis, Avulsion, Assuck, Bloody Phoenix.....those bands blow this lame math metal shit off the face of the planet.

moneenerd (March 4, 2005)

How could a band who has nothing to offer sell anything?

You know what's really "pussy"?

A pretentious ugly sounding screamo band trying to pass their shit off as artistic thought provoking grind so they can get the guys AND the gals to like it.

And now theyre gonna do shit with the guy from Thursday? And youre trying to tell me theyre NOT selling out? Gimme a fucking break dude.

Shr0omZ (March 4, 2005)

You guys are all fucking flamers. You don't know how to fucking appreciate music. You think that if a band isn't popular, it sucks. These motherfuckers are the fucking best sounding I've herd in a while, so why don't you faggots just go fucking listen to your AFI or fucking pussy music and stop crying because this band DID NOT sell out.

theundergroundscene (March 3, 2005)

holy shit!

as soon as a band gets popular, all of you guys fucking SHIT ALL OVER IT

this is no different at all from the full-length

and read the fucking comments on that review

you kids are idiots

Anonymous (March 3, 2005)

awesome stuff, i liked their first album better though.

Anonymous (March 3, 2005)

You can't compare these guys to CTTS.

These guys are spastic and frenzied, CTTS are more calculated and epic.

Both amazing bands though.

- Star Jones

Anonymous (March 2, 2005)

the last album was actually quite good, this is just polished crap

--tatecore

moneenerd (March 2, 2005)

Oh and dude... this shit aint grind.
CATTLE DECAPITATION, now thats fucking grind.

moneenerd (March 2, 2005)

You know what pal?

It does.

I mean, I love screaming and growling in music, but these guys are just way too much to handle. And then they have the nerve to market it as some kind of artsy-screamo thing, which is utter bullshit. It has as much artistic credibility as the new Black Maria beer coaster.

Sorry guys, Circle Takes The Square already did it, and are doing it way better.

Kenjamin (March 1, 2005)

all the high school kids from my town are into this. Guessing it sucks.

Anonymous (March 1, 2005)

compared to the release before this, this cd fucking blows. the rerecorded versions of those 2 or 3 songs are audio shit. kind of a bummer, i was hoping this band would keep up the good work. not to completely discredit them, my score is for the clarissa explains... song.

Anonymous (March 1, 2005)

I hate all this tech-metal grind shit. Give me 324 any day of the week.

-Ken

Anonymous (March 1, 2005)

i dont understand why people automatically deduct points from a cd because it's an ep. if it were labeled a full length, but was ep length, i'd understand. but that's retarded. you shouldn't hold it to the same scale as full lengths, an ep this good shouldn't lose points only because it's an ep.

Anonymous (March 1, 2005)

worst band name ever

InnuendoAndOutTheOther (March 1, 2005)

The Knack cover was good

the rest of it...I didn't care for

score is for the cover

Anonymous (March 1, 2005)

this shit owns daughter

tristan (March 1, 2005)

Pretty smart stuff! And that 'My Sharona' cover is one sexy beast.

Anonymous (March 1, 2005)

mp3?

Anonymous (March 1, 2005)

My band recorded a track in the studio this EP was recorded in. When I saw the progress chart on the wall they had going for it said "My Sharona" I was overjoyed, heh.

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