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Robots and Empire - Crawling from the Wreckage (Cover Artwork)

Robots and Empire

Robots and Empire: Crawling from the WreckageCrawling from the Wreckage (2005)
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Reviewer Rating: 2


Contributed by: AnchorsAnchors
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As luck, or maybe misfortune would have it, I've missed Robots and Empire three times now, twice at my school because of prior obligations, and once at Rhythmden. It was either them or With Honor, so they got the short end of the stick there. This makes Crawling from the Wreckage the first time I've.
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As luck, or maybe misfortune would have it, I've missed Robots and Empire three times now, twice at my school because of prior obligations, and once at Rhythmden. It was either them or With Honor, so they got the short end of the stick there. This makes Crawling from the Wreckage the first time I've actually listened to the band, and I'm really pretty indifferent.

The four-song EP really offers very little in the way of replay value, and in most instances, little value while the disc is actually being spun. It's not what I'd consider bad, it just seems like each song has so little going on that there's nothing to even tell about the disc. "Bell Tower" starts out with some low, churning riffs, but instead of a wicked scream entering the fold, as those riffs hinted at, the vocals at first are more of a slow, menacing scowl, before turning into some uninspired singing in which the vocalist is seemingly trying way too hard to be Daryl Palumbo. Had they kept with those more harsh vocals, this track could have been an extremely solid one, as the deep guitar grooves were crushing for the entire duration. This is truly the only memorable song on the entire album, however, as the rest of things just recycle some chunky riffing and Palumbo ripoffs. The vocalist himself isn't particularly bad, but the style he's using does not mold well with the music, and it grows tiresome in a pretty short amount of time, no easy task considering the entire EP is only 14 minutes.

At the end, I'm just as indifferent as the beginning. I can't imagine anybody hating this band, but there's just so little to remember that it's not worth discussion.

 


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Anonymous (January 30, 2006)

you guys are the best ever. i love going to your shows . you guys have alot to show of i do not like some of your fans, they are such fuck ups in society! you guys are worth the money, and the time. peace.

Anonymous (January 24, 2006)

They suck gas for dick money?

stevejonestherealbones (January 22, 2006)

i heard it was the other way around

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (January 22, 2006)

I heard they suck dick for gas money

Anonymous (January 21, 2006)

i will fight everyone and win.

johnnydanger (January 21, 2006)

they/we can

moneenerd (January 21, 2006)

score is for the terrible cover art

Anonymous (January 21, 2006)

i like robots and empire, and loved when dreams die, but i can't stand their fans/friends at all, total tough guy bullshit thinking they're invincible in poughkeepsie and can do whatever the fuck they want without any consequences.

johnnydanger (January 20, 2006)

album score

johnnydanger (January 20, 2006)

whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat are you nuts? northwestward is an amazing song worth the price of the ep alone. if you're in to the sludgier end of robots, check out the new record. and really, not every singer of this genre is trying to be daryl palumbo, in fact, i think thats really a creative cop out and way overused. this besides the fact that robots and their previous incarnation have been doing this just as long as or even longer than glassjaw.

Anonymous (January 20, 2006)

the reviews really suck this week, huh

stevejonestherealbones (January 20, 2006)

i dont listen to robots and empire cause they are bigger pussies than palehorse

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (January 20, 2006)

this review is terrible... those 4 songs are thunderous, Daryl rip off? you need a lecture in heavy music

NYHCHasNothingOnMe (January 20, 2006)

this band is fucking great...very reminds me of quicksand,cave in,handsome sorta vibe

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