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Triple Threat

Triple Threat: A New ChapterA New Chapter (2004)
Livewire

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: Sally_FieldMeg
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The state of straight edge hardcore in 2005 is fairly vague, especially with the growing number of people who hear of straight edge, then begin listening to Minor Threat immediately and preach their newfound lifestyle incessantly. With Livewire Records' Triple Threat, such an insult to straight edge.
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The state of straight edge hardcore in 2005 is fairly vague, especially with the growing number of people who hear of straight edge, then begin listening to Minor Threat immediately and preach their newfound lifestyle incessantly. With Livewire Records' Triple Threat, such an insult to straight edge hardcore isn't suitable in describing their sound and lineage.

Vocalist Tim McMahon seems to be using Triple Threat as his new outlet for the passion and feelings of resentment he withholds towards society and their lack of morality. Through appearing in such bands as Mouthpiece, Face The Enemy, and Hands Tied, McMahon has had plenty of experience doing what he does.

Triple Threat's 2004 EP A New Chapter, barely reaching 10 minutes in length, features at times weak vocals, namely in the album's first non-instrumental track, "Obsession." Although you can sense the passion while reading the lyrics, listening to A New Chapter doesn't relay such feelings as easily. With all of the bands McMahon has been involved in, perhaps it's by comparison that Triple Threat doesn't seem as powerful as they could and/or should be.

I get the feeling that the production of the EP has something to do with its inability to standout as an exceptional hardcore album, yet it's unlikely that that's the only drawback to this release.

 


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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 (June 9, 2005)

"The Triple Threat was Bam Bam Bigelow, Shane Douglas and Chris Candido...oh and this album's pretty good too."

ECW Represent!

-Ken

Archangel (June 9, 2005)

Score is for the review. Completely uninformative.

Icapped2pac (June 8, 2005)

No no no no no, Mike McMahon is currently an Eagles QB, formerly a Lions QB. Jim McMahon was the Bears super bowl QB. And a total douche.

KFClown (June 8, 2005)

What a shitty reiew that was.

Triple Threat rules hard.

etwiels88 (June 8, 2005)

I get the feeling that the production of the EP has something to do with its inability to standout as an exceptional hardcore album...

It's more because they suck rather than bad production. Basic.

Anchors (June 8, 2005)

Or Mike McMahon, former QB of Da' Bears.

And I don't know about musical theater being homosexual, but saying 'BTW' sure seems it.

Anonymous (June 8, 2005)

Their singer has gotta be related to Vince in some way. Surely...

Joe

bizzlebrizzle (June 7, 2005)

I think the band's name is hilarious. Hearing the words "Triple Threat" reminds me of studying musical theater. If you have ever studied musical theater a lot of programs want the students to become a "triple threat" in the industry: The ability to sing, the ability to dance and the ability to act. too funny

The term is used all over the place, not just musical theatre. The most famous use is the Triple Threat wrestling matches.

BTW ONLY HOMOS GO IN TO MUSICAL THEATER!!!

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

I think the band's name is hilarious. Hearing the words "Triple Threat" reminds me of studying musical theater. If you have ever studied musical theater a lot of programs want the students to become a "triple threat" in the industry: The ability to sing, the ability to dance and the ability to act. too funny

bizzlebrizzle (June 7, 2005)

Reading this review gave me the impression you didn't like it much, but it still gets 3 stars? Oi vey.

That being said, these sXe bands are the new screamo. Except they don't get as much poo-nanny because "promiscuous sex is bad!!!" Whatever. A fucking dime-a-dozen.

-sickboi

This isn't one of those bands Sickboi!!!

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

Why would Benot, Melinko and Eddie be mad? The Triple Threat was Bam Bam Bigelow, Shane Douglas and Chris Candido...oh and this album's pretty good too.

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

Reading this review gave me the impression you didn't like it much, but it still gets 3 stars? Oi vey.

That being said, these sXe bands are the new screamo. Except they don't get as much poo-nanny because "promiscuous sex is bad!!!" Whatever. A fucking dime-a-dozen.

-sickboi

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, & Eddie Guerrero are pissed off.

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

choppy review

BrandonSideleau (June 7, 2005)

Anybody who listens to Minor Threat and even THINKS of SxE as being anything more than IAN'S description/perception of his life needs to go kill themselves...now. You'd be doing a disservice to the mighty Minor Threat

p-fresh (June 7, 2005)

This band is fucking incredible.

Nuff said.

bizzlebrizzle (June 7, 2005)

This band rocks live!

They sound like a mix of Black Flag and Youth Crew hardcore!

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