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A Change of Pace - An Offer You Can't Refuse (Cover Artwork)

A Change of Pace

A Change of Pace: An Offer You Can't RefuseAn Offer You Can't Refuse (2005)
Immortal Records

Reviewer Rating: 0.5


Contributed by: AnchorsAnchors
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Because biting the style of Hawthorne Heights wasn't bad enough, A Change of Pace decided to be ripoff artists as well. This is not incidental, this is two separate songs, with their entire lead-in chord progressions stolen from other songs. Take one listen, and you'll know exactly what I'm referrin.
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Because biting the style of Hawthorne Heights wasn't bad enough, A Change of Pace decided to be ripoff artists as well. This is not incidental, this is two separate songs, with their entire lead-in chord progressions stolen from other songs. Take one listen, and you'll know exactly what I'm referring to.

Exhibit A: "Loose Lips Sink Ships." The song starts with some children's toy-like twinkling, then launches into a suspect familiar sounding chord progression. As I'm listening, what keeps repeating in my head isn't the band's lyrics, but "Memories, in flat lines!" That's where it's from. Re-listen to Thursday's "Cross Out the Eyes," in the part after silence where towards the end, when the guitars splash back in, they splash back in identically to how this song opens. The band didn't even bother to use a different tuning, every single thing about it is the same.

Exhibit B: "Death Do Us Part." The band wastes no time getting into their blatant rip off with this track. Anyone remember Finch? These guys do. They remember the song "Perfection Through Silence" pretty well too, because they ripped that entire chord progression directly off from them, and use it all throughout their own song.

Now I know it's hard to be original at this point in time, when seemingly everything you can possibly do with a guitar, bass, and drums has been done three or four times, but this is a blatant, shameless ripoff of two separate artists, and two separate songs. If you want to get a good idea what the rest of the songs sound like, go dig up that Hawthorne Heights album that you swore to all your friends was a present from your aunt, who didn't know what to buy you. Who knows, maybe they ripped them off as well, I'm just not well acquainted with them enough to know. If I really wanted to go through the trouble, I could probably find an instance or two in which they ripped off Underoath, but you get the idea at this point. I'm all for the supporting of small, hardworking bands. I am not, however, in support of taking one shitty band's style, and implementing well-known riffs and progressions into your own music, hoping nobody will notice.

Do not buy this album, do not see this band on tour, do not give them the satisfaction of even looking at their website. Just like your annoying little siblings, if you ignore them long enough, they'll eventually go away.

 


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pyro4life19_24 (January 29, 2007)

Dude, i agree with the guy saying way to bash a band when you don't have one. and no i don't have a famous band but do you here me bashing anyone...no. Also,

"Ok dipshit, Loose Lips Sink Ships isn't original on Des Ark's part either, its a term used in the military fucknuts...god you guys seriously dont get anything...for one, the album cover was intentional...the album art is not a ripoff, shit its not even close, a guy with a Dunce cap on doesnt mean they stole it from Ministry...shit if you searched for duce cap on google would you say everyone that drew it or took a picture of it was plaguerizing someone else? and another thing...if you actually researched the topic you would see that they worked with Thursday alot and said "Yeah we have heard that alot. But actually we didn't "steal" Thursday's riff as you say, we originally had our own but Tom Keeley from Thursday offered that we do our own virsion of their riff from Cross Out The Eyes. We thought it would be cool so Adam recorded it and it sounded awesome. We've always been huge Tursday fans so we really enjoyed it." SO FUCK YOU ALL"

Amen to this guy... air hug you said it all!

treos (July 29, 2006)

Idn. Some of the ripofffs seem kinda loose and shady. Like my name is kyle so u cant steal my name motherfucker. Watever decent cd. Kinda weird how some of the tracks were different quality, i didnt like that too much. And yeah lol loose lips sinks ships, is like, not even JUST a military expression, its just a general expression. What a bandwagon retard.

Anonymous (February 10, 2006)

""loose lips sink ships" is the name of Des Ark's new album. another rip off for y'all.

des ark is good,btw."

Ok dipshit, Loose Lips Sink Ships isn't original on Des Ark's part either, its a term used in the military fucknuts...god you guys seriously dont get anything...for one, the album cover was intentional...the album art is not a ripoff, shit its not even close, a guy with a Dunce cap on doesnt mean they stole it from Ministry...shit if you searched for duce cap on google would you say everyone that drew it or took a picture of it was plaguerizing someone else? and another thing...if you actually researched the topic you would see that they worked with Thursday alot and said "Yeah we have heard that alot. But actually we didn't "steal" Thursday's riff as you say, we originally had our own but Tom Keeley from Thursday offered that we do our own virsion of their riff from Cross Out The Eyes. We thought it would be cool so Adam recorded it and it sounded awesome. We've always been huge Tursday fans so we really enjoyed it." SO FUCK YOU ALL

Anonymous (January 31, 2006)

looks like someones sour grapes. u wouldnt perhaps be someone who went to school with this band and now extremely jealous of them. just a thought. by the way hero boy, wots the name of ur successful band again. hehehehehe. (oh yeah, u dont have one)... moron. maybe u should try techno or rave. more fitting to ur conform to try and be unconforming attitude.

Anonymous (January 31, 2006)

Isn't it weird how people have to diss bands who at least try their hardest in what they enjoy doing. I really love this album and even if i didn't I wouldn't be so harsh about it because they are trying more than any of you suckers are! It is so easy to judge others but when it comes to judging yourselves... what then. I give every single one of you heartless mofos, that trash any album, a rating of 0 / 10 for being human beings. Let people listen to the album themselves. Stop trashing them. Rather just say, they are not what you like. Not that they suck! One day, you will be judged!

Anonymous (January 9, 2006)

I got the "Masters Of Horror" Soundtrack forn Christmas and it had some pretty good songs on it(Armor For Sleep, Alkaline Trio, Rise Against) and I liked the song by Change Of Pace on there so I decided to check out the album. BAD FUCKING IDEA!!! The cd sounded nothing at all like the song from the MOH Soundtrack. The first song is ok, but the rest of the album sounds like a terrible mix of Yellowcard/ The Used/ absolute fucking shit. Terrible terrible album, I want my money back...

Anonymous (January 9, 2006)

This is a great album.....ignore this moron on this review.....yes the rifs sounds sorta alike but u can hear the diferances.....not to mention this is not the first band in history to have a riff that sounds fimiliar to another bands.....give me a fuckin break.....if u like Hawthorne Heights or Silverstein u will dig this album.

Anonymous (January 8, 2006)

i grabbed these songs just to check out how bad the ripoffs really were, and they sure didn't disappoint. gave me a good laugh.

recordings (January 8, 2006)

oh wow. me and my brothers always pll out the *good ol JR* qoutes for fun.

"...and here comes... oh king this is not right ...hes got the chair...hes got the chair and... NAOOOOO...NAOOOOO...what a brutal and HELLACIOUS ATTACK from the undertaker!!! DAMN YEW DAMN YEW! as gawd is my witness his skull is broken in half!"

jr is funny shit. all king had to do was sit the and yelp *aah!* now and then. good stuff indeed.

Anchors (January 7, 2006)

Hahah man I used to watch wrestling all the time in middle school and a few years in high school. J.R's announcing was top notch.

"Well King, this has turned into one hell of a slobberknocker, both me.. OH MY GAHD, STONE COLD STUNNER! STONE COLD STUNNER! BUT HERE COMES RIC FLAIR, AND OH MY GAWD IT'S ANOTHER STONE COLD STUNNER, DO YOU BELIEVE THIS CARNAGE FROM THE RATTLESNAKE. STONE COLD, STONE COLD!''

Haha oh man, too good.

the_other_scott (January 7, 2006)

the ironing is delicious

(a change of pace)

maverick (January 7, 2006)

I believe that's (in my best J.R. voice) STONE COOOOOLLLLLLLLDDDDD! IT'S STONE COLLLLLLLLLDDDDDDDD!! GOOD GAWWWWWWD!

Hope that helps.

-Scott

Anonymous (January 6, 2006)

what does that link to anchors?

the link says something about jacking off, and i dont wanna open it in a bad place, ie with people around

OverDefined (January 6, 2006)

I disagree!

I think that being original is not that difficult. People choose not to do it. Fuck this corporate shit.

Anonymous (January 6, 2006)

Okay, so I was actually dumb enough to go to these guys' Myspace just to see how blatant it was and holy fucking shit, it is the exact same riff as in 'Cross Out the Eyes'.

AlmostPunkEnough (January 6, 2006)

there ya go, you got this one dead to rights.

sallyjesse (January 6, 2006)

"loose lips sink ships" is the name of Des Ark's new album. another rip off for y'all.

des ark is good,btw.

Anonymous (January 6, 2006)

One of Arizona's worst for sure.

Scruffy (January 6, 2006)

No, I've seen something far more similar to that. I think it may have been some nu-metal band.

TheOneTrueBill (January 6, 2006)

Yup, it was http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00000J7J9.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

TheOneTrueBill (January 6, 2006)

I think it was a Ministry album.

Scruffy (January 6, 2006)

Me, too. I've seen that art before.

TahoeJeff (January 6, 2006)

I swear I've seen this album art before. I just can't put my finger on where I've seen it.

Steveman (January 6, 2006)

Good stuff.

Sadly I had to give them the satisfaction of going to their website so I could hear this for my self. Even after reading the review I guess I didn't expect it to be that blatant.

I can play more original music than this on my acoustic guitar, alone.

maverick (January 6, 2006)

Great review, Anchors. Reminds me of mine:

Dear A Change Of Pace:

You're all young-the oldest, just barely out of high school. You all have long lives ahead of you. So, please, listen to me: break up. Stop being a band. Now. Your music is as derivative and cookie-cutter as bands come. You make the entire Drive-Thru Records roster seem creative. The opening riff of your first shamble of a song, "Loose Lips Sink Ships," is an exact rip of Thursday's "Cross Out The Eyes" -- expect a call from their copyright lawyers. My advice to you, sirs? Go to college. Get jobs. Get married, have kids, go golfing on the weekends, retire to Florida when you're 70. But for the love of all that is holy and decent, don't inflict this tripe on the world. It's music like this that makes the terrorists want to take away our freedom.

I was always proud of that one.

-Scott

etwiels88 (January 6, 2006)

Friend is all about this band and valencia. Kid's a douche.

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