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The Hurt Process - A Heartbeat Behind (Cover Artwork)

The Hurt Process

The Hurt Process: A Heartbeat BehindA Heartbeat Behind (2005)
Victory Records

Reviewer Rating: 1


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Trend-hopping is never a subtle act. It's always blatantly obvious when a band is trying to capitalize on the current or next "big thing," but to hear it unfold before your ears is, evenmoreso, repulsive. I haven't heard the Hurt Process's Drive By Monologue, but the widespread synopsis is that the .
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Trend-hopping is never a subtle act. It's always blatantly obvious when a band is trying to capitalize on the current or next "big thing," but to hear it unfold before your ears is, evenmoreso, repulsive. I haven't heard the Hurt Process's Drive By Monologue, but the widespread synopsis is that the record was a poor watermark of its times, indulging in the same type of "screamo" wrongfully labelled by the mainstream media and its short-leashed outskirts. A Heartbeat Behind follows up that last full-length by little over a year, and already the band has hilariously jumped ship to dairy-alotted metalcore-pop, similar to the last effort from From Autumn To Ashes or labelmates Atreyu (notably, the latter), but a raise several notches on the groan scale.

Opener "Anchor" blasts out of the gates with metal riffs and screamed vocals, and, for a second, will lead you to think the band has taken a drastically harder turn to almost competent, still derivative metalcore. Only when the cheesy melodic singing comes into play are the band's true intentions revealed. Scattered amongst the record are more examples of unintentionally amusing efforts. Screams are both wailed, growled, and gargled, sometimes all at once. "Delicious 53" is arena metal at its finest, if there ever was such a thing, "The Night Before The Morning After" is a painfully pitiful, Medieval acoustic ditty, and "Reading Into It" sums things up with its string section that owes more to radio balladry than orchestral, Swedish metal saluting. The wail of "Taste the difference!" in "A Mind With Two Faces" sounds like the Darkness doing a jingle for a Pepsi ad.

The album art depicts a long-haired woman taking the heart from a man's chest in a form of smeared animation, but it's sort of fitting that the band recycled their own artwork in a different fashion, since, after all, the music is recycled too, just in a different fashion.

The real "hurt process?" Listening to this fucking record.

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crazytoledo (July 25, 2005)

Revolver gave it a 3 star, and Darkest Hour's disc a 2 1/2 stars/

WTF

Anonymous (June 21, 2005)

this cd is pretty good to me...i know ppl will hate it...but idc either way i wouldnt care if ne of u listened 2 it i still will so i think thats all that matters..........this cd is sick as hell check out jairus...sick band 2

Anonymous (June 17, 2005)

I think this Album is really good (but lets be honest music is music, you either like it or you don't simple as). Ok, so I've been into this band since Drive by monolgue and I loved it so I'm gonna be defensive but you haven't really researched this review, 1) this record is actually 2 and a half years after "drive by monologue" (it came out in the USA a long time after its first release). 2) They are signed to Golf Records and the album is on Victory just for the US,. 3) There isn't a string section its just a cello 4) and the artwork throughout the sleeve shows the woman putting the heart back. Not that it matters, you were never gonna give this album a good review, its got a Victory logo on it

etwiels88 (June 4, 2005)

I always confuse The Hurt Process with The Hope Conspiracy...

crazytoledo (June 3, 2005)

Pretty good though they are dumbasses for saying on Myspace that they sound like something you never heard of, then in an interview, say they take cliches and different influences to make music...

Pretty good though..

Anonymous (June 3, 2005)

giving cds 1 star sucks.

mikeinflames (June 2, 2005)

finally heard this album and all you haters can suck a trendwhore victory hating dick

this album is SOLID!
it's much heavier and raw than thier last one
sounds much more like thier EPs

very good

Anonymous (June 2, 2005)

god...a real fan...shut the fuck up and suck their victory dick

Anonymous (June 2, 2005)

Well You Can Fuck Yourself .
Because i think this record is fucking amazing , yes FUCKING AMAZING , and this band have been through alot .
and its just made there music stronger .
and atleast they havent fucking died out like any other fucking pussy band would of
so dont fucking say shit about this record mister fucking asshole brian .
end of

Anonymous (June 2, 2005)

I believe the chaps from DFB said it best when they stated (Pardon the paraphrasing): "Buy a Quicksand record instead!"

Anonymous (June 1, 2005)

Person two posts below me:

This artist has already made three albums with the same concept. I think he needs to find some inspiration...

bloodbrothersburnpiano (June 1, 2005)

isn't drive by monologue the name of an outsmarting simon song?

Anonymous (June 1, 2005)

the same artsit that did this did the FSF record. it's not a copy its the same artist dick heads. you guys are so shallow, i am sure if i went through your ipod or cd collection you will have TONS of shit. FACE IT everyone loves bad music! i do. listen to what feels good!

inagreendase (June 1, 2005)

The new Death By Stereo isn't all that different from Avenged Sevenfold; they're stretching for that 80's-inspired metal territory on the disc.

Anonymous (June 1, 2005)

Yahoo...Avenged Sevenfold 6 Death by stereo...omg more shitty metal

Anchors (June 1, 2005)

Next week will be better.. sort of. Death By Stereo and Sharks Keep Moving are releasing new albums, but then again so are Finch and Avenged Sevenfold.

Anonymous (May 31, 2005)

This site sure is reviewing a lot of crap lately.

Anonymous (May 31, 2005)

These guys are blatant shit, but I really do like the cover art of their first album. I mean, come on, it's Derek Hess, the artist with the most scene points ever!

bemused (May 31, 2005)

Usually when you copy artwork, it is because it is good. I like the last comment in the review-obvious, but still funny!

-Chris-

boba_fett (May 31, 2005)

http://www.punknews.org/images/covers/further_seems_forever-how_ to_start_a_fire.jpg

Sally_Field (May 31, 2005)

they used to have good shit like no innocent victim, earth crisis, and

..........Shutdown

punkcorekid (May 31, 2005)

victory has comeback kid, darkest hour, dead to fall, and now with honor going for em. but...they used to have good shit like no innocent victim, earth crisis, and snapcase...so that makes up for most shitty music they release nowadays.

there are good hardcore labels out there, so there's no use in focusing on how victory went from good to so shitty.

swingline (May 31, 2005)

scores for the anonymous person few posts down who wants to have gay intercourse with me also involving cows and feces. and when i say gay intercourse...i mean sodomy. and by sodomy i mean butt sex. and by butt sex i mean whateva whateva i'll do what i want.

Anonymous (May 31, 2005)

scores for that bowling for soup song "come back to texas"

Anonymous (May 31, 2005)

i've never heard these guys, but all i heard was bad things about their last album and that they are painfully unoriginal

paul

Inspection12e (May 31, 2005)

Great review.

Anonymous (May 31, 2005)

I wish Iceburn was still around. As for this... great review.

OC

Anonymous (May 31, 2005)

oh, i mean swingline is a faggot.

Anonymous (May 31, 2005)

This record is the swingline of music. UTTER GARBAGE.

Anonymous (May 31, 2005)

This record got exactly what it deserved! Total garbage.

Anonymous (May 31, 2005)

victory sucks nowadays..it hurts to see a once great label go so low.....

Anonymous (May 31, 2005)

the boxer album "the hurt process" is a thousand times better than this shitty band

mikeinflames (May 31, 2005)

i like these guys
although i haven't heard this record yet i'm sure i'll enjoy it

iheartadam (May 31, 2005)

First.

swingline (May 31, 2005)

the only bands i like from victory are river city rebels, streetlight manifesto, and comeback kid. anything else victory comes out with will be automatically regarded as shit on a big stick.

Anonymous (May 31, 2005)

A wise person once said: I`m so old, I can even remember when VIctory used to be a hardcore label ...

Anonymous (May 31, 2005)

another lousy record by victory, when will they stop releasing all this emo and metal crap....

Anonymous (May 31, 2005)

atreyu and avenged sevenfold kiddis will eat this right up.

stevejonestherealbones (May 31, 2005)

haha...the hurt process were just asking for that last line

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (May 31, 2005)

I am never clever, and usually when I comment I've never heard the band.

- BSD

Anonymous (May 31, 2005)

I agree, this stuff just isn't very good. The new Darkest Hour however, now there's something worth picking up.

Anonymous (May 31, 2005)

1st bitches

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