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Ruin The Ending - Last Letter (Cover Artwork)

Ruin The Ending

Ruin The Ending: Last LetterLast Letter (2005)
self-released

Reviewer Rating: 1.5


Contributed by: JesseJesse
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This one's got skulls 'n roses on the cover, so you know it's gotta be tough as nailz. But actually, Ruin The Ending is four dudes doing a really killer Thursday impression. And as much as I want to hate it, I can't debate the fact that it is really well-written and produced and executed. Everyon.


This one's got skulls 'n roses on the cover, so you know it's gotta be tough as nailz.

But actually, Ruin The Ending is four dudes doing a really killer Thursday impression. And as much as I want to hate it, I can't debate the fact that it is really well-written and produced and executed. Everyone is a competent musician, and the vocals are even in tune. The lyrics, while horrible, aren't over-the-edge cliché. In fact, this EP dealy that we got here sounds professional enough to make this band a Victory Records hit machine. Does that mean it's good? Oh dear God no.

When I say it sounds like Thursday, I mean it's 100% rip-off. Guitar riffs, vocals, drumming style, song structure...it's a carbon copy of Full Collapse. And that doesn't say much in my book. I can see no redeeming qualities of a band that makes this style of music. Call it screamo or whatever. There's no positive ideals being enforced. There's no social message. Really, all we have is a bunch of guys whining about being dumped by a girl, which is a moot point since I bet they get tons of groupies chasing them down with dripping underpants. "OMG! They like sound like THURSDAY!"

Now, I just need to say that "Friday," in my opinion, is much better than Thursday. I mean, John Witherspoon alone is worth it. Or Chris Tucker? "'Round heeeeeere, we call this a lil' twenty-twen-tweeennnnn, nigggaaaa!"

I'm sorry. I fell off topic. Anyway, my rant shall go as follows: this type of music does nothing more than to further along the idiotic "emo" attitudes that the "alternative" loser kids have these days. "I'm sooooo sad and lonely. You left me. Waah waaah waaahh." Actually, to tell you the truth, most guys I know that listen to this stuff are the typical jock-type assholes who just want to party and fuck anything that moves. Again, I'm getting away from the issue at hand.

If you like this horrific abomination of a musical genre, then I'm sure you'd love this band.

P.S. I hate people who ruin the ending. I typically ruin their shit.

 


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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.
Icapped2pac (April 15, 2005)

Well, Peer Guardian doesn't want me to visit their site, so I guess it's probably not worth it. And for the record, the cover is awful.

Icapped2pac (April 15, 2005)

Strictly based on the sheer volume of my new-music habit, I'm gonna check these guys out. Thursday's one of my favorite bands, so there's a chance I might like it. If it's as much of a ripoff as you say, I definitely wouldn't buy it, but it might be worth the hard drive space. Score's for Full Collapse.

Anonymous (April 14, 2005)

Well, i agree maybe this is a bad band and a real rip off from Thursday...Im cool with that. But to say that Emo (screamo is such a lame name given to an emo band who screams if u ask me) is shit...well i disagree. i mean ppl have their different taste no? and btw about the Jock comment Im far From a jock lol ...so just clearing up a few things haha

Anonymous (April 13, 2005)

weak, insincere dave, weak.

never thought you'd be the one to disappoint me.

-duped

insinceredave (April 13, 2005)

I hope these guys get all the success they deserve!

-insincere dave

Jesse (April 13, 2005)

I've always had the shitty CDs to review. If pop-punk was riding the wave, I'd have pop-punk CDs. But now other reviewers are getting fair amounts of shit. Oh well.

Anonymous (April 13, 2005)

When they decide what albums to review or whatever, is it the running joke that Jesse get all the shitty emo/screamo bands to review, or do they just do it because they want all the negative attention by all the "woe is me" hot topic mall punks focused on one staff member?

Anonymous (April 12, 2005)

classic jessie. just a question though. Im sure the rest of the staff knows that jessie will hate all this stuff so why bother? half the time i dont even know if its the fact that the music is bad or that its just not jessies type. regardless great review.

stevejonestherealbones (April 12, 2005)

"Don't be fooled by their Interpunk description either, Jesse's right."

dude it totally sounds like refused....it will fill the void that was left when they broke up....

- jones the bones

slippy (April 12, 2005)

Great review. Múm is sweet, but their no Sigur Ros as far as Icelandic music goes.

Jesse (April 12, 2005)

Refused or Give Up The Ghost? Naw, bro, nawww...

That shit be wack.

inagreendase (April 12, 2005)

Don't be fooled by their Interpunk description either, Jesse's right.

Anonymous (April 12, 2005)

of course

Jesse (April 12, 2005)

As in the band Múm? Because they slay.

stevejonestherealbones (April 12, 2005)

so, do you like sell this shit on ebay when you're through, or trade it into your local record store?

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

- imma go ask anchors the same question

stevejonestherealbones (April 12, 2005)

wow...those really are skulls n' roses on the cover.....

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (April 12, 2005)

jesse should just do a mum review

TheOneTrueBill (April 12, 2005)

Another classic Jesse review.

Anonymous (April 12, 2005)

modern man ain't go no soul.......

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