Gods - I See You Through Glass (Cover Artwork)


Gods: I See You Through GlassI See You Through Glass (2005)
Hand of Hope Records

Reviewer Rating: 1

Contributed by: KirbyPuckettKirbyPuckett
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Former Zao members Jesse Smith and Rob Horner have come together with clean heads to form Gods. The group, aside from easily being labeled as metal, shows no ground for a comparison to metalcore stalwarts Zao. Instead, Gods' debut I See You Through Glass feels like commercial radio's answer to the r.
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Former Zao members Jesse Smith and Rob Horner have come together with clean heads to form Gods. The group, aside from easily being labeled as metal, shows no ground for a comparison to metalcore stalwarts Zao. Instead, Gods' debut I See You Through Glass feels like commercial radio's answer to the recent surge of metal in the independent scene, standing somewhere between Creed and Avenged Sevenfold.

Album opener "If The Bet Is Love I Fold" sounds like Bam Margera's poster band HIM settling on redundantly clichéd lyrics. I should not act so surprised by the verbal content behind the music, with song titles like "The Devil's Tears," "5 Steps To Fame & Fortune," and "Love Is A Blister," which contains this stellar line: "Young ones soon you'll see / you will live this life on your knees / your spirits pushed beneath / as your heart begins to bleed."

Nearly every track sheds an airy, atmospheric tone. The fuzzy layer is challenging to ignore and presents the record blending fashion where each song sounds the same, simply being strung together by uninteresting intros and conclusions. The music alone tends not to expand beyond anything that has been played on the stages of Ozzfest over the past few years: Boring rock and metal clichés, from the double bass to the non-experimental chug of the guitar.

On the previously hinted at "5 Steps To Fame & Fortune," the song features segments that sound as if the record is skipping; this was the nail in the coffin for me. I ejected I See You Through Glass from my computer and shattered it. As shards of CD shrapnel flew around my room, I smiled knowing that no one could ever hear this atrocious attempt at music again.


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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 (October 5, 2005)

...Okay... so the album name wasnt that good... but once you get past that...SOME of the songs are good at least.

Anonymous (October 5, 2005)

Last time i checked Bobby and Allan were not Christian's...
So i really doubt if its a big time Christian band, so besides
the fat jokes and wanting to fight Jesse I think the bands
alright for beginners.

Anonymous (September 16, 2005)

remember when jesse wasn't fat as shit?

i do...fight me jesse!! ill meet you at grand central pussy

CherryColaRain (September 12, 2005)

For Former Zao members. This is a load of crap. End of Story.

Anonymous (September 12, 2005)

Jesus called. He said "Yea, and I say upon to thee, This Christian Metalcore crap has got to stop. "

-Ken (Jesus has me on speed-dial, by the way)

Anonymous (September 12, 2005)

balls was better as Abbudah Singh

Anonymous (September 11, 2005)

remember when jesse was in the underwater? didnt think so...

Anonymous (September 11, 2005)

the name of this album is gay as shit to. i can see people through glass too, you know, because it is fucking transparent. in fact im pretty sure anyone can see anyone through glass. what a faggot album name. fuck this band.

blade-runner (September 10, 2005)

This band called themselves Gods.
That is hilarious.
I would've thought it was Blasphemous?
Stupid Christians.

I Hate This Shit.

And Balls Mahoney Owns All, "We've got the Biggest Balls Of Them All!".
Anyone who can make a living out of beating people senseless with "steel chairs" and other various "metal" objects while making countless references to testicles deserves respect.

rkl (September 9, 2005)

score is for balls mahoney.

why even review shit like this? reviewer knows its going to suck from onset. i knew it was goign to suck as soon as i read "zao." anyone who didnt know this was going to suck probably sucks themselves.

Anonymous (September 9, 2005)

it's weird, because on Zao 'Liberate Te Ex Inferis', Jesse was skinny, full of tattoos and wearing women's makeup (bands like Atreyu and 18 visions worshipped these liner notes in 1999) then he started to look like ECW wrestling Balls Mahoney more and more. Google that if you have no clue who he is.

colton (September 9, 2005)

18 Visions is Christian now?

Anonymous (September 9, 2005)

This should have been a review for the Godz. Kirby still would have given it a 2, but it would have been more interesting.


Scruffy (September 9, 2005)

I think he was challenging Jesse Smith of GODS (I used to live in the same town, and know the Grand Central Mall all too well), not our beloved Jesse, to a fight.

Anonymous (September 9, 2005)

...Christians, and they called their new band Gods?

etwiels88 (September 9, 2005)

these are the reviews for today?...


McGarnicle (September 9, 2005)

Jesse's fat? Damn, my idealized vision of him has gone by the wayside. Now what am I gonna rub one out to?

lords >>> gods

Sirens (September 9, 2005)

Hahahah, are you asking Jesse to go fight you?

Anonymous (September 9, 2005)

jesse is a fat fuck.

come fight me at grand central mall right next to circuit city (when you guysget off work)

Sirens (September 9, 2005)


scores for Kirby.

justatango (September 9, 2005)

ZAO = greatest band in the world. seriously.

takingchase (September 9, 2005)

oh good im glad this got rated so high. I won this cd on a pastepunk contest. Maybe Eulogy can send me the warriors cd instead.

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