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Sinai Beach - When Breath Escapes [reissue] (Cover Artwork)

Sinai Beach

Sinai Beach: When Breath Escapes [reissue]When Breath Escapes [reissue] (2006)
Victory Records

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: crazytoledocrazytoledo
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It's reissue season for Victory Records. January produced a reissue of the Autumn Offering's full-length debut; March a deluxe edition of Darkest Hour's So Sedated, So Secure; April, a reissue of Aiden's first full-length as well as the Sinai Beach album here in question; two collections of older ma.
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It's reissue season for Victory Records. January produced a reissue of the Autumn Offering's full-length debut; March a deluxe edition of Darkest Hour's So Sedated, So Secure; April, a reissue of Aiden's first full-length as well as the Sinai Beach album here in question; two collections of older material by Silverstein and the Junior Varsity are due out late Spring as well. This may be due to a lack of immediate releases from recent signings, or that besides releases from Atreyu and Dead to Fall, nothing comparatively major is out until at least late May. While the offering of releases may be a mixed bag, listeners should get a few solid albums out of it, including this one.

After listening to When Breath Escapes, it's no surprise that Sinai Beach were once signed to Facedown Records. Before their days of nü-metalcore with Danzig-esque vocals, Sinai Beach's roots were based much more in hardcore. While it was still mainly metalcore, the slight nü-metal sound hadn't developed, and the tracks were filled with some hardcore breakdowns and the like. Also, CJ's singing here is actually pretty memorable, and though it's slightly underused, fits in perfectly.

Tracks like "Candice" pretty much sum up Sinai Beach. While the metal/hardcore, shout/sing hyrbird is obviously oversaturated, thanks to the guitar work laid down and the above average vocals, Sinai Beach at least manage to stay above a majority of the bands playing this style of music. However, iIt doesn't help that the lack of originality hinders the high points, and a little bit of technicality would have been a nice touch, mainly because the overused breakdowns get old fast.

If someone were asking me about Sinai Beach, I'd tell them to check out When Breath Escapes before Immersed. Before Sinai Beach retrogressed to an even more stale-sounding band, they at least had short bursts of enjoyable metalcore that gave this release a solid fight to become something better than it really was.

 


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Anonymous (April 9, 2006)

This band fucking sucks ass purely based on their lyrical content. They are fucking idiots. Namely the lyrics to this song right here:

Man has been fooled by his own brain.
Man’s been deceived.
He’s gone insane.
He’s given away his soul.
Exchanged the glory of the immortal for the self-indulgent lies of the futile.
So that fools might become wise in their foolish wisdom.
And the wise be made foolish in the fool’s kingdom.
Man loves to think he knows all.
His religion of science.
I guess it’s easier to understand when you make things up.
Can’t shove a square into a circle anymore than a monkey into a man.
And the wise are made foolish.
Man loves to think that he knows all.
His religion of science.
I guess it’s easier to understand when you make things up.
In serving a useless nonexistent cause,
to its useless nonexistent end.
Man became an infant and crawled back to the womb.
He’s gone insane, fooled by his own.

the "his religion of science, i guess it's easier to understand when you make things up" part is the most hilarious due to the ridiculous amount of irony it carries coming from a group of kids spewing nothing but religious drek.

the "Can’t shove a square into a circle anymore than a monkey into a man" part is pretty funny to.

these guys are fucking idiots based on their beliefs alone.

Anonymous (April 7, 2006)

Strange Reaction can go fuck themselves. They are bootlegger materialist fucks.

-Will

ryan_e34 (April 6, 2006)

Since we are talkin about movies anybody out there love A Clockwork Orange?? that shit fuckin owns too...anybody out there seen that

GreenVandal (April 6, 2006)

Why did you just say the definition of Atheism? Seems a bit redundant.

gladimnotemo (April 6, 2006)

Yeah, it's available on a bunch of blogs (maybe Strange Reaction or Something I Learned Today...), but it will be nice to see it get a real, official release (I imagine the band is involved this time). It's such a weird sounding album, to me.

Anonymous (April 6, 2006)

That Koro 7 inch is easy enough to Soulseek. I mean, fuck giving someone money for music that isn't theirs.

-Will

Anonymous (April 6, 2006)

"Ken, I don't know about any of that stuff being reissued (I don't see an Aus Rotten reissue happening anytime soon), but someone IS reissuing the Koro "700 Club" EP very very soon. Should be killer."

Dude, that record IS fucking killer. Do you know who did all those "Reagan Era Hardcore" Boots like 3 years ago? I heard that guy also booted the Koro 7", but I never actually found a copy. I did, however pick up the boot of the State's "No Illusions" 7" which is equally cruciall (and is now officially re-issued by Havoc).

-Ken

crazytoledo (April 6, 2006)

Athesism is believing in no god or religion or devil or anything.

ai just believe life is life and it only lasts so long.

GreenVandal (April 6, 2006)

oh, and Atheism is just as much a leap of blind faith as any other religion. There is no way to KNOW there is no god, so you are pretty much placing all your faith into a belief. Atheism pretty much is a religion since its based completely on faith. Now, agnosticism, that is pretty much void of faith in anything except knowledge.

I fancy myself a Atheist anyway. Scores for me.

GreenVandal (April 6, 2006)

I liked Donnie Darko. I think people who try to over rationalize it are missing the point. It's not HOW it happened thats important, its WHAT happened thats important. It wasnt exactly meant to be a realistic glimpse into time travel and mental problems, just a fucked up set of images and ideas that are connected by a theme. I wouldnt go so far as to call it "film art" or anything, but it is definetly a different way of presenting ideas then your standard narrative. The dots dont have to connect, you just have to see where they are. The best way to watch that movie is on a scene to scene basis with your brain off.

oh, and this band sucks.

ryan_e34 (April 6, 2006)

Since we are talkin about movies anybody out there love A Clockwork Orange?? that shit fuckin owns too...and how about Pulp Fiction and The Shining...need I say more..

Anonymous (April 5, 2006)

It was just an average teenage horror drama with the usual plot holes, the difference is that people started to fill in the plot holes themselves to make it seem "deeper."

-Will

maverick (April 5, 2006)

Incorrect. Donnie Darko is, without a doubt, the most overrated film of all time. It means absolutely nothing.

Ask any kid who says they "LOOOOOOOVE" it what it's about, and they'll say, "You just don't get it." I've never met someone who champions that movie who can actually explain it.

Fuck Donnie Darko.

-Scott

ryan_e34 (April 5, 2006)

Donnie Darko fuckin owns!!!!

danperrone (April 5, 2006)

donnie darko is the most overrated movie of all time

Anonymous (April 5, 2006)

I guarantee you didnt know what an agnostic was until you seen Donnie Darko.

Anonymous (April 5, 2006)

HAHAHA, I'm agnostic, so I'm better.

ryan_e34 (April 5, 2006)

"Most atheists are soulless, vapid intellectuals.

....but most atheists are annoying and self-righteous as fuck. Anyone who claims to know "the truth" about shit that can't be known is stupid."

couldnt agree anymore...if they dont believe in God they cant show proof that there isnt one but the same goes to Christians(which I am) we cant prove there IS one...it all just comes down to what you put your faith in..but anyways Sinai Beach are pretty good...get this before Immersed

Anonymous (April 4, 2006)

Most atheists are soulless, vapid intellectuals.

I guess atheism is a workable theory, but most atheists are annoying and self-righteous as fuck. Anyone who claims to know "the truth" about shit that can't be known is stupid.

-Will

Anonymous (April 4, 2006)

Wait...I just realised this is a music site.

- The Guy who posted below

Anonymous (April 4, 2006)

Is it just me, or does anyone else think that atheiests who consider themselves to be intellectually superior because they don't believe in "invisible men that live in clouds" are just as stupid/annoying/need to go play in traffic as Christians who think they are morally superior because they do?

Face it, you're not better than anyone else because of what you do/don't believe.

Anonymous (April 4, 2006)

Yeah, a "few" bands... Like the bands that pretty much created the genre (Since Black Sabbath, metal has been Satanic), honed it, and most of the bands that perpetuate it.

Christian metal is like republican punk.

-Will

crazytoledo (April 4, 2006)

I am an atheiest but I find it pretty sad that their is a misconception because a few 'image' metal bands use the satan gimic, so anything even remotely metal is therefore satanic.

That's plan retarded.

Bloody stereotypes.

lookmommyididit (April 4, 2006)

ummm isnt the system works for them on the discography cd?

Anonymous (April 4, 2006)

Aus Rotten's "The System Works...For Them" LP

the record store by my house has this for $16 Canadian, and its on some coloured vinyl.
i bought the behind enemy lines album yesterday

benz (April 4, 2006)

What?

feeeding5000 (April 4, 2006)

Ok...so, I don't have anything to be an eliteist asshole about, other than saying "what's punk about being a conformist religion", and then someone who's a Christian will come back and say "because punk is anti-religion, it's non-conformist to be Christian". Except that argument doesn't work. Cause no one has any new ideas, so basically EVERYONE is a conformist. Except the Unabomber. Except for the whole, "sending bombs to people and blowing shit up" stuff, the unabomber was a pretty cool guy.

Anonymous (April 4, 2006)

"Christian Metal=Nazi Reggae
-swallowing shit

Find something different, that lines only been said for almost every christian band."

How about...

Christian Metal=Pointless conformist bullshit music made worse by the stated, obvious presence of conformist bullshit religion.

-Will

gladimnotemo (April 4, 2006)

Ken, I don't know about any of that stuff being reissued (I don't see an Aus Rotten reissue happening anytime soon), but someone IS reissuing the Koro "700 Club" EP very very soon. Should be killer.

relix (April 4, 2006)

music even.

relix (April 4, 2006)

The evil dead samples are enjoyable, the musis less so.

crazytoledo (April 4, 2006)

Christian Metal=Nazi Reggae
-swallowing shit


Find something different, that lines only been said for almost every christian band.

crazytoledo (April 4, 2006)

retrogessed

It's actually retrogressed

Anyways, hers what MW has:

retrogress
One entry found for retrogress.
Main Entry: ret·ro·gress
Pronunciation: "re-tr&-'gres
Function: intransitive verb
: to move backward : REVERT

So ya it's a word.

Anonymous (April 4, 2006)

Christian Metal=Nazi Reggae
-swallowing shit

Anonymous (April 4, 2006)

I would rather that music be lost in the super limited edition silk-screened abyss than let Victory go anywhere near it.

Remember the sample from "Standing In Front of Bulldog Records?"

-Will

Anonymous (April 4, 2006)

Dear record labels, maybe you should reissue stuff that is actually HARD TO FIND? Maybe you could use ebay and the people paying $300 for the Koro 7" as a reference guide.

Here is a list of shit that I want to see reissued:
1. The ENTIRE slap a ham catalog.
2. Aus Rotten's "The System Works...For Them" LP
3. Everything by Damnable Excite Zombies
4. The Oblivians "17 Cum Shots"
5. Hellnation's LP on Spiral Objective

-Ken

Anonymous (April 4, 2006)

reissues*

Anonymous (April 4, 2006)

Did you know the reason that VIctory reissures is solely because there are idiots out there that buy the album twice?

Anonymous (April 4, 2006)

facedown records. mosh for jesus.

Anonymous (April 4, 2006)

Is "retrogessed" even a word?

etwiels88 (April 4, 2006)

oh, good. they fixed the misspelling :

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