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Blacklisted

Blacklisted: We're UnstoppableWe're Unstoppable (2005)
Deathwish Inc.

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Contributed by: Sally_FieldMeg
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Semi-raspy vocals, sing-alongs, and themes of uniting under hardcore are such things that make for a pretty straight-forward hardcore record. Deathwish's own Blacklisted fit this format to a 'T' with We're Unstoppable. They won't overwhelm you with the incessant need to abuse your neighbor and/or th.
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Semi-raspy vocals, sing-alongs, and themes of uniting under hardcore are such things that make for a pretty straight-forward hardcore record. Deathwish's own Blacklisted fit this format to a 'T' with We're Unstoppable. They won't overwhelm you with the incessant need to abuse your neighbor and/or the air, nor will they underwhelm you with passionless, in-it-for-the-wrong-reasons hardcore. It may, however, bring back fond memories from the days of American Nightmare or possibly even reignite one's love for hardcore. And hey, that sure doesn't hurt.

We're Unstoppable, an album full of tracks from their out-of-print release Our Youth Is Wasted and rare demos, begins with the catchy, gang vocal-ridden "Long Way Home," followed by "Finding Faith," whose line "Here we fucking go again" will surely burrow itself into your brain for days to come. "You're playing tug of war with your tongue / You're playing Russian roulette with a loaded gun" are only some of the clever lyrics the album is home to.

While the vocals undeniably make Blacklisted who they are, without the intense drum work and aggressive guitar riffs, We're Unstoppable wouldn't be half of the unique trip down hardcore's memory lane that it is. And as for consistency? Between the recording of the demos and 2003's Our Youth Is Wasted, Blacklisted have remained true to their sound, a quality which is extremely evident when listening to a compilation such as this.

With hardcore taking the crown from metalcore as most clichéd genre, an album fusing modern classic bands in the likes of American Nightmare and Refused with more modern traces of NYHC is definitely worth the multiple listens it would take to fully appreciate the complexities that make We're Unstoppable so unique. And at this rate, it seems as if Blacklisted just may be unstoppable (come on, you didn't see that one coming?).

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Long Way Home

 

 
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benz (November 16, 2006)

this band is awesome. can't wait to see them with Some Girls, Converge, and Modern Life is War.

That show is going to be insane.

readmag (January 15, 2006)

These guys are blistering, unrelenting, abrasive, and oh so infectious. Just like genital warts.

soulbleed (November 8, 2005)

the quality of this release is trash. i bought the stillborn ep and that's basically all this is so i saw no need to buy it again. this band is really good, though.

Anonymous (November 7, 2005)

This is not what toughguy hardcore sounded like in the early 90s. not even close. will, do enjoy talking out your ass on every topic?

please stop talking about hardcore, youre wrong almost everytime you post.

and yes,this band is really good.

-adamm

inagreendase (November 6, 2005)

This cd takes from where give up the ghost left.

Eh, I think it more takes from where Background Music left off, and completely ignore the existence of Underground.

Anonymous (November 5, 2005)

I came to the site hoping for a review of ...The Beat Goes On to be posted by now, but this was a good substitute to tide me over while it downloads.

"modern classic bands" is a funny oxymoron.

Anonymous (November 5, 2005)

Sally, you're a fucking dyke and I hate you.

*Oba Carr*

GreenVandal (November 5, 2005)

kinda boring....

Anonymous (November 5, 2005)

This cd takes from where give up the ghost left.

iheartadam (November 4, 2005)

You gave the Starting Line a 4 out of 5.

jamespastepunk (November 4, 2005)

Sally,

the Deathwish website is deathwishinc.com and not deathwishhardcore.com.

Just thought you should know.

Anonymous (November 4, 2005)

this band is pretty decent, keep it posi.

Anonymous (November 4, 2005)

I didn't know bands that are only like 6 or 7 years old are considered "classic." In any case, this is what tough guy hardcore was like in the early 90's.

-Will

AlmostPunkEnough (November 4, 2005)

Sally, my respect level for you just grew immensley after that comment. but seriously, who the fuck cares if you like the Strting Line, at least you're not too gutless to admit it.

Sally_Field (November 4, 2005)

Seriously, if you have a problem with the fact that I gave the Starting Line a positive review MONTHS ago, I'll buy you a box of tampons for your bloody vagina and maybe even some midol if I have the cash.

benz (November 4, 2005)

Deathwish is a beautiful label. This is just plain old good hardcore.

If you thought Every Time I Die was good before they released their most recent gob of shit, and toned down the metal and up the punk, it would be like this band.

-benz

Anonymous (November 4, 2005)

Beat Goes On is awesome. Got the preorder a few weeks ago, album of the year.

Anonymous (November 4, 2005)

This is probably one of the best album that came out this year.

Flowbee (November 4, 2005)

I didn't know that people who listened to hardcore couldn't appreciate other types of music. So what if the reviewer likes silly pop-punk?

I can't wait for "The Beat Goes On."

jamespastepunk (November 4, 2005)

Woah, this band works quick.

AlmostPunkEnough (November 4, 2005)

the MP3 is pretty solid, i'll have to check this out.

moneenerd (November 4, 2005)

I was totally into this review until I saw how much you enjoyed the Starting Line's new record. So now I'm all like "Vhutdafuk?!"

iheartadam (November 4, 2005)

You gave the Starting Line a 4 out of 5.

Anonymous (November 4, 2005)

Best band in hardcore.

Anonymous (November 4, 2005)

release*

Anonymous (November 4, 2005)

This wasn't reviewed yet? Aw, great album. New one comes out in a few weeks. Record releasure show in Philadelphia, woo.

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