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Suffocate Faster - Only Time Will Tell (Cover Artwork)

Suffocate Faster

Suffocate Faster: Only Time Will TellOnly Time Will Tell (2004)
Broken Sounds

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Contributed by: Ben_ConoleyBen_Conoley
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I wouldn't want to get in a fight with these guys. No way! They've got axes, wrenches, knives, and chainsaws on their album artwork and they sound heavier than the damage any of those weapons could cause. Rest assured though, this review doesn't reflect favorably on Suffocate Faster just because I'm.
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I wouldn't want to get in a fight with these guys. No way! They've got axes, wrenches, knives, and chainsaws on their album artwork and they sound heavier than the damage any of those weapons could cause. Rest assured though, this review doesn't reflect favorably on Suffocate Faster just because I'm afraid of them.

I try not to get too excited about a new CD these days, save for a few bands that have established themselves as dependable. So once I popped Only Time Will Tell into my stereo and thought to myself "Hey, alright!" I didn't allow myself to get too excited. I was sure that while they sounded like a really good metal/hardcore band at first they were bound to break into some pussy singing, which would totally kill the mood. If not that, then they were going to do something equally inexcusable like have vocalist Chris Alsip sing in a really heavy voice about some pussy stuff.

But it didn't happen! Instead, on Only Time Will Tell, the listener is treated to nothing but ridiculously heavy music with a double bass peddle that won't let up and guitar riffs that serve only to intensify Alsip's lyrics, which are intense enough on their own. Dude's been betrayed in the past, and he's pissed about it, but time and time again the band comes back to drive home the importance of pride and principle in a world that too quickly abandons such traits. At only half an hour in length, Only Time Will Tell stays consistent, an important accomplishment in an album that falls just short of long.

Suffocate Faster is heavier than a lot of the bands flying the metalcore flag out there these days.

They do thank Hazen Street in the liner notes, though.

 

 
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sally_field (August 13, 2006)

This is a good review.

ben_conoley (October 17, 2005)

Haha, no these were the only Broken Sounds reviews I've done. All my reviews can be found on www.europunk.net. Do a search for reviews by Ben if you want to see them

PLUG!

sickboi (October 17, 2005)

"If you can dodge a wrench then you can dodge a ball..."

bizzlebrizzle (October 17, 2005)

were they more Broken Sounds bands?

ben_conoley (October 17, 2005)

I've submitted a lot more, but they've never been put up.

bizzlebrizzle (October 17, 2005)

Why are the only reviews this guy has written both of Broken Sounds bands?

Anonymous (October 17, 2005)

another metalcore platter...oh thank god for that

CherryColaRain (October 16, 2005)

Is it so bad to be opinioated? I like posting, it's a great time killer when you got nothing better to do. If your actually wasting your finger energy to tell me to shut up then maybe the internet wasn't made for you.

moneenerd (October 16, 2005)

HAHAHA Sooperd00d.

Anyways, I heard these guys are super heavy, and love the edge. Never heard though, but they tour with a lot of rad bands, if that means anything.

LMChc (October 16, 2005)

"4. I went to the United Nations last month and there was no Metalcore flag. I looked right next to Mexico and it wasn't there."

that made me laugh heartily

superdude (October 16, 2005)

This review was pretty good, but here's how I would make it better:

1. Is this music strictly blue collar?

2. Do they sing about tools, or is that something to lure listeners in, like saying a movie is "Unrated"?

3. Look out! There's a guy in the shadows!

4. I went to the United Nations last month and there was no Metalcore flag. I looked right next to Mexico and it wasn't there.

Anonymous (October 16, 2005)

cherry, quit posting on every godamn thing.

CherryColaRain (October 16, 2005)

I'm dead sure I've seen this cover art before. I can't quiet place it right now. And I'm usually down with most metalcore bands, but for some reason I don't feel the positivity of this review. It doesn't give me that vibe that "hey this might be a good album" it gives me the vibe "Holy shit I better like this album or if not the vocalist is gonna come and rape me in my sleep". But thats just me. As for the music, give or take. I'll flip a coin.

joeg (October 16, 2005)

nobody is going to give a shit about these kinds of bands in...oh wait, never?

Anonymous (October 16, 2005)

peddle

Anonymous (October 16, 2005)

i'd like these guys more if they weren't so heavily tied in with courage crew. that shit scares my little drunk ass

Anonymous (October 16, 2005)

All I had to do was take a gander at the cover art..That did it for me. Metal-core needs to fucking die. PLEASE, PLEASE...FUCKING DIE!!!

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