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Chiodos

Chiodos: All's Well That Ends WellAll's Well That Ends Well (2005)
Equal Vision Records

Reviewer Rating: 3
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The progression of Flint, MI's Chiodos is a rather strange one. Formerly the Chiodos Bros., the band's sound was essentially a lame duck ripoff of -- you guessed it -- the Blood Brothers. With the name change comes a severe departure from that sound. Generally speaking, the band now treads a more me.
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The progression of Flint, MI's Chiodos is a rather strange one. Formerly the Chiodos Bros., the band's sound was essentially a lame duck ripoff of -- you guessed it -- the Blood Brothers. With the name change comes a severe departure from that sound. Generally speaking, the band now treads a more melodic post-hardcore territory with some screams of the Anatomy Of A Ghost / Saosin variety, but with a slight Horse The Band influence in the outfit's liberal use of keyboards and scattered metalcore riffs/structure. However, there are striking vocal and style similarities to Scary Kids Scaring Kids as well; only, Chiodos are a bit more original and about a thousand times as dynamic. In that sense, you could sort of say that Chiodos' second full-length, All's Well That Ends Well, delivers where SKSK's The City Sleeps In Flames failed miserably to.

Standouts on a relatively dragging but fairly creative disc include the nicely energetic and more simplistic "Baby, You Wouldn't Last A Minute On The Creek," with its super catchy hook of "this is probably the best (not to mention) the worst idea that I have ever had." In most other tracks, the band is more complex but never overdoes things, and when they do it's fairly obvious who they're drawing influence from. Exactly :53 into "The World's 'Best Friend' Become Redefined," there's a section of spoken word with the same exact vocal effect used in Circle Takes The Square's "Interview At The Ruins;" at least they pick yet another highly respectable band to rip off, if for only a moment. Tracks like "A Nereids Beware" and "Who's Sandie Jenkins" explore Craig Owens' amazing tenor over some delicate piano, exceeding that of any and all Copeland wannabes.

All's Well That Ends Well definitely has its moments, and carries on Equal Vision's habit of late in great artwork and layouts, this one overshadowing its cheesy D&D-esque imagery with interesting mostly purple/green color combinations and skeletal silhouettes on the back (everything of which is nearly ruined by the "I'LL STOP STABBING WHEN YOU STOP SCREAMING" line scattered around places on the packaging). It's not overwhelming, but it's a nice blend of two somewhat polar styles and a pretty refreshing hybrid on the whole.

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KryKslr (April 20, 2008)

Whoever wrote this review is ridiculously wrong.......how can anyone say that Chiodos is not original and just a bunch of wannabes copying other bands' styles........sure they may have some influences that may show through, but so does every band that has ever written music.....that doesn't make them unoriginal.......find me a band that sounds like Chiodos......you won't b/c there isn't one

And their name isn't copied from the Blood Bros., it refers to the series of movies by the Chiodo Bros., who make Killer Klowns From Outer Space......so they were wrong there too....

frankieCHEEX (September 25, 2007)

omgoodness.
i love this album.

& fer anyone who doesnt like
craigs voice...
fck offf.

ily.

THEmax (September 15, 2007)

actually "the chiodos bros" was taken from killer klowns from outer space, which is a terrible movie.......in a good way i guess.

cleverbtass (December 22, 2006)

I noticed how several of you said that this band is NOT a ripoff of blood brothers, contrary to what the review said. however, the review did not say they were a ripoff of the blood brothers, it said their old name, "the chiodos bros" is a ripoff of blood brothers.
anyway, i agree with mostly everything said about this cd. the only difference between this band and any other band of this genre is the fact that no others have made these songs yet, but definitely would've if chiodos hadnt gotten to them first. i've yet to be impressed.

Emi13 (November 28, 2006)

This album is FAMAZING! Why is everyone talking about a video game ...? Don't they have sites to talk about that? Well .. anyway ... I saw them live once, and I'm planning to see them (and The Used) at The Taste of Chaos tour (no matter who doesn't like the line-up). They are my 2nd favorite band and are insanely awesome and very different from today's crappy music.

xohxcdancing (October 3, 2006)

i ♥ chiodos.
awsome band.

Anonymous (June 22, 2006)

next..

Anonymous (April 15, 2006)

hey kids, dont let your girlfriend see them alone. the band might sleep with her

Anonymous (March 26, 2006)

This band is great.

Anonymous (February 16, 2006)

screw this band

HeresLookinAtYou (February 16, 2006)

Awesome CD.

C'mon Brian, 3?

Kinda wack.

LaidToWaste (January 1, 2006)

DAMN what a great cd!

Anonymous (January 1, 2006)

Three!!!
hahahaha
Chiodos are amazing!

Anonymous (December 26, 2005)

whoem ever rated this cd a 3 must of been high or drunk while raiting it cuz there no way they deserve a 3 they deserve a 234,029,384,029,384,029,384 afenadi stars.....

Anonymous (December 26, 2005)

i LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the chiodos they are my FAVOTIRE BAND and this CD is the bestt CD i love the guitar in it and drums and his voice is estatic!!!! YAY awesome CD

Anonymous (December 26, 2005)

This is my favorite CD i own, i cant stop listing to it. i love the chiodos.

Anonymous (December 15, 2005)

omg i LOVE chiodos, the songs seem to blend in with each other very well and there is some piano in it but don't worry it doesn't last long. Baby, you wouldn't last a minute on the creek is the best song and check out the new video for one day women will all become monsters!

Anonymous (October 2, 2005)

Chiodos' cd is great but it loses some energy towards the end of the cd, but then picks up with the last song.

This cd deserves a better rating then 3

by the way, Fuck Final Fantasy, X-2 was shit, 7 will always be the best.

Anonymous (October 2, 2005)

Chiodos' cd is great but it loses some energy towards the end of the cd, but then picks up with the last song.

This cd deserves a better rating then 3

by the way, Fuck Final Fantasy, X-2 was shit, 7 will always be the best.

crazytoledo (September 25, 2005)

There from Flint...

I could go there in like 30 minutes, or at least get there before the album plays through all the way once.

etwiels88 (August 4, 2005)

Anyways, I take back what I said about the stickers. I like this album. The guys voice is catchy.

Anonymous (August 3, 2005)

Lindsay quit lollygagging is by far the the best song of my week. I love it, every heartfelt second of it.
I live like 20 minutes from craig owens and talk to him all the times. awesome guy, awesome band

crazytoledo (August 1, 2005)

I've played like 4 - 5 rpgs and no other ones I like. Isn't 6, technically 3 in U.S.

Also, I'd rather play Shining Force 1 or 2 over Tatics. Thats my opinion though.

GreenVandal (August 1, 2005)

Final Fantasy is far more imporatant then this band.

FF6 is the best. If you disagree, you have no fucking brain. 9 was good. 7 was great. 8 was EXCELLENT....except for drawing. Drawing sucked ass, but the huge amount of customization that GF-Junctions offered made it worth it.

The best game in the whole FF brand isnt even one of the main games, but rather a spinoff series. I speak of the almighty Final Fantasy Tactics. The GBA one is okay...but the original is where it is fucking at my friends.

I am a RPG fiend. The PS era was the golden age of the RPG, right up there with the SNES but new RPGs really dont do shit for me. FFX and X-2 were absolute garbage, and the FF series is overrated anyway. Enix makes much better games. Valkyrie Profile. Fuck yeah. Now that they are "squenix", they have been pumping out nothing but shit though. That merger was a horrid idea.

The guy that directed Tactics and Vagrant Story is directing 12, so heres to hoping that it fucking rocks! (and to hoping that Tri-Ace makes a sequel to Valkyrie Profile)

Grandia 3 looks surprisingly solid as well.

Okay im done.

DoubleT (July 30, 2005)

that woulda been a hell of a show. i considered makin the drive to chicago for it, and then hookin up with some chi town friends but my cars a piece. VV

steveman (July 29, 2005)

I'm going to risk slaughter by diverting the comments AWAY from shitty Final Fantasy and back to the band at hand. These guys rock. Sadly, last time I went to see them with Murder By Death, I missed there set. I was offered an acoustic set on the sidewalk by the guitarist though.

Anyone heard Lindsey Quit Lollygagging?

I agree with the other comments, these guys never sounded like Blood Brothers...or even close to that.

crazytoledo (July 28, 2005)

7 was awesome, 8 wasn't as good but great. 9 had terrible characters. 10 was gay, X-2 was gayer.

3 is suppose to kick ass but I haven't got around to it.

Only rpgs I Like:

Final Fantays 7,8
Shining Force 1,2

AlmostPunkEnough (July 28, 2005)

"Toledo, FF 9 was awesome."

yes, finally someone else who likes it.

etwiels88 (July 28, 2005)

Toledo, FF 9 was awesome.

Anonymous (July 28, 2005)

I played FF 1-7 and beat them all and maxed out my chars in all of em. Then FF 8 came out and I couldnt even take the time to beat it, because it was terrible. Thankfully FF X renewed my faith in the series.

Anonymous (July 28, 2005)

Speaking of whick, the powerviolence band Mind Eraser uses the boss music from ff5 as a riff in one of their songs. Whether or not it was on purpose is still to be determined.

Anonymous (July 28, 2005)

"I'LL STOP STABBING WHEN YOU STOP SCREAMING"
Yeah right. I dare anyone in this band to step into a coroner's office and look at / smell a corpse with stab wounds. They'd shit their little emo panties.

And for the record, FF5 and FF3 (nes) were the best because of the job class system.

I'm gonna put myself into a locker now.

-ken

Anonymous (July 28, 2005)

ok shut up now geeks

AlmostPunkEnough (July 28, 2005)

apparently i'm the only person who really liked 9. in my opinion, by far the best FF on playstation, and second only to 3.

crazytoledo (July 27, 2005)

8's story and materia isnt as good as 7, but 9 is terrible. I like 8.

Anonymous (July 27, 2005)

how can you like 8?

crazytoledo (July 27, 2005)

fuck 9, x, x-2

Corrected you.

etwiels88 (July 27, 2005)

I got some stickers in the mail for this band...I didn't like them...so therefore, I don't like this band.

Anonymous (July 27, 2005)

Hey, score is for final fantasy

fuck 8 and x-2 though

Anonymous (July 27, 2005)

this shit is obnoxious. don't bother.

-phdecontrol

Anonymous (July 27, 2005)

Wow this dude sounds exactly like Anthony Green. Whatever, it's catchy.

GreenVandal (July 26, 2005)

That artmwork is way badass. It really makes me think of Final Fantasy. Amano would be proud!

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

" guitarist is way impressive."

really, these guitar riffs are all fairly simple/basic while sounding killer at the same time.

Icapped2pac (July 26, 2005)

Congratulations, Jones, you've made me laugh for the first time. I haven't heard the new one yet (thank the lord, our god Sabu) but that fucking "Get Ur Freak On" song makes i feel like I'm stuck on a never-ending Tilt-A-Whirl ride while needles stab my brain.

This band hasn't done anything yet to interest me, but I'll probably check this out strictly based on home-state love. Speaking of Mich. bands, I think "Catamaran" might be my song of the year so far.

anaphora (July 26, 2005)

A lame duck ripoff of the Blood Brothers? Maybe someone should do some research before posting reviews? Just a suggestion...

stevejonestherealbones (July 26, 2005)

this singe rreally gets on my nerves. i dont really like his voice at all.

the new missy eliot song gives me a headache. whenever i hear it, i feal like i'm locked in a room and i have to complete some task but if i dont finish on time i die. it really is that nerve racking to me

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

DoubleT (July 26, 2005)

packaging is beautiful. music shreds. my favorite release of the year. singer's range is unreal. guitarist is way impressive.

Anchors (July 26, 2005)

Score's for Mastadon.

Jesse (July 26, 2005)

That's not D & D artwork, it's a parody of the old Square RPG games. Like the early Final Fantasies, Chrono Trigger, etc.

crazytoledo (July 26, 2005)

Thanks.

Trailer (July 26, 2005)

so ya, if you thought this was a blood brothers rip off, for the name, your an idiot. look at the back of the box of killer clowns from outer space and team america and tons of other b-horror movies and you will learn. second, this band is amazing, one of the best bands i have ever seen in my life, not to mention this album is so sick. check it out for your selfs. if you are to scene for your own good or metal is all you like, chances are, you wont like this, but if you like feel good music, i suggest you listen.

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

the artwork is by paul romano right is that how you spell it?
its the dude that did mastodon and a life once losts new shit.

AlmostPunkEnough (July 26, 2005)

meh, not nearly as bad as i thought it would be. some really cool moments here and there, but for the most part nothing all that memorable.

Anchors (July 26, 2005)

I just got back from Horse The Band.

Fucking killer.

SilentStorms (July 26, 2005)

My bro used to play these guys all the time, and I never found them very good - as they sounded like a Coheed ripoff with crappier singing. I heard these new songs and they're way better, but the changes from (kinda) pop to (kinda) metal are a bit awkward. Although both parts work, they don't meld well enough to make it an entire song ... it's more like 2 songs in one. At least on the two track that I heard - aka these links.

colin (July 26, 2005)

i started listening to this and then realized how absolutely drunk i was, which must have been the reason i was enjoying it. i sobered up, put this on, and all it made me want to do was drink.

really, this isn't anything special.

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

ive been seeing this band regularly for 3 years and they never sounded anything like the blood brothers.

tylerdurden8136 (July 26, 2005)

All's Well That Ends Well definitely has its moments...

i'd have to agree with that. i was pleasantly surprised when i heard this album, and i have to admit that i'm also a little shocked that you guys didn't rip into it as i expected.

crazytoledo (July 26, 2005)

Cause that cover is niicee.

crazytoledo (July 26, 2005)

Hey Brian, whats the design firm/company for this CD?

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

score if for killer klowns from outer space

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