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Scars of Tomorrow

Scars of Tomorrow: The Horror of RealizationThe Horror of Realization (2005)
Victory Records

Reviewer Rating: 1.5


Contributed by: elliotelliot
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The metalcore trend has really been hopping for a couple years now, and rightfully so, there's been a backlash against it. People are pissed off about shitty bands that have no metal influences from earlier than 2001 and are just riding the coattails of much better bands clearing the path for them. .
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The metalcore trend has really been hopping for a couple years now, and rightfully so, there's been a backlash against it. People are pissed off about shitty bands that have no metal influences from earlier than 2001 and are just riding the coattails of much better bands clearing the path for them. Out of this huge sea of bands, there are a few that actually rise above the crap, and write some amazing music, doing it their own way.

Whoops, Scars of Tomorrow is not one of these bands! They're actually terrible. I mean, let's take a look at their name. Has their ever been a band name that has left you feeling more apathetic than that? Unfortunately, that's just the beginning. Their new album, The Horror of Realization, is one of the most useless metalcore albums in recent memory, torturing the listener with uninspired breakdowns, riffs that sound like they were written by a retarded cousin of Taproot, and crappy vocals from a fat guy who sounds way too much like a fat guy.

Eleven songs of mediocre metal are very hard to take. Oh wait, that's actually eight songs, because three of these tracks are useless, filler instrumentals that don't do a goddamn thing. But even listening to eight Scars of Tomorrow songs is a complete waste of time. Only the first song, "The Constant Horror of Reality," has some passable songwriting. From then on, it's just boring part after boring part, inspiring you to contemplate what supplies you'll be buying at Office Depot later today. And just when you think it can't get any more disgusting, Atreyu front-man Alex Varkatzas wanders in and vocally throws up all over "The Hidden Grudge."

The main thing that really gets me about this album is how painfully serious it is. A band like Bury Your Dead can only barely get away with copping nü-metal riffs because they do it with some tongue-in-cheek bravado. Scars of Tomorrow have no such bravado, or any kind of a personality at all. Everything about them is obviously meant to be taken so seriously that the whole deal ends up being laughable and shitty. It results in them being probably the worst metalcore band on Victory Records, just behind their apparent brothers in crap, Atreyu.

 


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crazytoledo (March 30, 2006)

Scars of Tomorrow > Norma Jean

Anonymous (March 8, 2006)

i like the album
his scream is good and the music is fast

Anonymous (January 1, 2006)

the ones that think norm jean are horrible are over the age of 40 and listen to country music, believe me i would know!

crazytoledo (December 23, 2005)

Nroma Jean are horrible.

There are a decent amount of people that agree on that.

LaidToWaste (December 16, 2005)

crazytoledo , if think that Norma Jean suck than you have no you have no business reviewing harcore music, or any music for that matter,

crazytoledo (November 2, 2005)

darkest hour put out the abum of the year and are the best band on victory now and could contend for the best band on victory ever (cept refused was on victory back in the day)...

soulbleed (October 31, 2005)

this band isn't half as wretched as darkest hour. some of their stuff is pretty nifty.

Anonymous (October 28, 2005)

I like N'sync.

crazytoledo (October 28, 2005)

norma jean

Norma Jean fucking suck....

pabstboy (October 28, 2005)

Score is for the refereince of Alex from Atreyu vocally throwing up. Fabulous!

GreenVandal (October 27, 2005)

gay.

and not even in that cool homosexual guys getting married way. gay in the insult way. fo shiz

sirens (October 27, 2005)

NORMA JEANS!!!

that joke is still funny.

elliot (October 27, 2005)

"I haven't heard this album yet but this is a crappy review. Why would I take a review seriously from someone who obviously doesn't even LIKE the genre of music he's reviewing? I wouldn't ask a classical buff to review a punk record..."

haha, you're right...i totally haven't reviewed misery signals, every time i die, or norma jean on this very website. way to have any clue what you're talking about.

Anonymous (October 27, 2005)

I haven't heard this album yet but this is a crappy review. Why would I take a review seriously from someone who obviously doesn't even LIKE the genre of music he's reviewing? I wouldn't ask a classical buff to review a punk record...

rkl (October 26, 2005)

i really like metal, but i sure do hate shit like this.
and to the guy talking about "metal kids invading the punk/hardcore scene," the shits always been intermingled. its just idiots like you that try to toss up some stupid chasm.

BlaquacadetZstyles (October 26, 2005)

Crazy Toledo, you're 0/2 for correctly using the word ironically in this thread.

This album does nothing for me. Snooooreee.

crazytoledo (October 26, 2005)

http://punknews.org/reviews.php?op=albumreview&id=2701

Consid ering each album is quite similar I'm really thinking it's the fact that people hate metalcore and dont even listen to this band and just label it off.

Ironically, Unearth is ok at best. They insert breakdowns on every song and they got old fast.

I prefer All that Remains and even Killswitch Engage (old and new) over Unearth.

Sirens (October 26, 2005)

What a name.

Anonymous (October 26, 2005)

I Like Scars of Tomorrow. Actualy I love metalcore in general. Screw you guys.

Anonymous (October 25, 2005)

nü-metal anyone?

JoshCBFL (October 25, 2005)

To the guy below me, Fiddy cent raps that song "Wanksta." Reminds me of the metalcore kids.

etwiels88 (October 25, 2005)

Most average band ever

Anonymous (October 25, 2005)

to the dude that said unearth: well done, they are awesome and what most metalcore bands try to be like.

but yeah, these dudes are horrible.

i miss the days when victory used to release alot of solid music. now its about 15 percent good, the rest is junk. oh well.

discofucker (October 25, 2005)

Metalcore can be good. Unearth, basically. These guys are fucking atrocious. Zero stars.

crazytoledo (October 25, 2005)

Ironically SOT have been around for a few years, I'm pretty sure this is their 4th full length and 2nd on Victory...

crazytoledo (October 25, 2005)

Dude, this is actually pretty good. Really similar to their previous work and it isn't angsty whiny singing when it's clean.

At least a 6.

Anonymous (October 25, 2005)

to the guy below me:
you´re right
metalcore is for wankers,only a stupid way for metalheads to invade the punk and hardcore scene

TheOneTrueBill (October 25, 2005)

Come on, a three? This is no better than a one.

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