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Betrayed

Betrayed: SubstanceSubstance (2006)
Equal Vision Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Betrayed play straight-edge hardcore and feature former members of Champion, Carry On, and Terror. Click -- you've just about pigeonholed the band's sound, heck, I have too in that description. The both of us are partially right, after all, as all those bands play fast, pissed off, and a little burl.
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Betrayed play straight-edge hardcore and feature former members of Champion, Carry On, and Terror. Click -- you've just about pigeonholed the band's sound, heck, I have too in that description. The both of us are partially right, after all, as all those bands play fast, pissed off, and a little burly. Betrayed is the minor exception here, as they're the only ones seemingly in touch with mid-`80s emo; the likes of Embrace and Dag Nasty are spread throughout Substance, and that makes them stand out a bit.

2 of the 3 songs from the band's recent split with Champion reappear here, which is a little annoying, but they're in re-recorded form in the least. Luckily they're great songs, too. "Consequence" proves the style can provide some ultra catchy anthems, and it's preceded by like-minded sessions in the title track and the brief "Think Twice." "Work for It" is solid in this sense as well.

It's funny however how much octaves can make a difference, but especially in the case of the band's more thoughtful tracks, like "Bring It to Life" and "A Light in the Dark," it does. The surprising "The City Lights" and "Self Doubt" don't possess said octaves, but it moves at a more reflective pace and great chords nonetheless. "Crossroads" seems to dip between Betrayed's 2 distinct methods of operation, a fresh spot of ground to tread on.

The pedigree at hand here is going to get plenty of people excited, but the idea that Betrayed is exploring more varied musical territory than simply straight late `80s Revelation Records -- and on their debut, no less -- is the real reason to be impressed.

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PJZ (August 2, 2007)

this album made me shit my pants

xFreezyx (March 5, 2007)

Love this band, but man this cd is for shit.

kill_fftl (September 19, 2006)

th eonly band that can have an album name as substance is bad religion

Anonymous (July 15, 2006)

This is straight-up Chagnastion...in my eyes, that is.

Anonymous (July 13, 2006)

these guys are for real. ill join the club....i love drugs! i also love betrayed. i skate high....listen to youth of today/bad brains/d.r.i..........who cares! this is rad, and ive been shredding it up to this at like 7:00 am at the local park. high as ever. and im 30!!!! hahahhahha

Anonymous (July 13, 2006)

s3ll 0ut

danperrone (July 13, 2006)

i just ate a hamburger but i'm a vegan, what now?

Anonymous (July 13, 2006)

okay so? i listen to murphys law and municipal waste but im straight edge. who gives a fuck?! like whatever you like.

rkl (July 12, 2006)

i like straightedge hardcore and im a stupid druggie asshole. what now?

DenBez (July 11, 2006)

I like how "rock and roll" is defined by being a stupid druggie asshole.

Straightedge wins my award for best idea and worst execution. Giggity-goddamn.

feeeding5000 (July 11, 2006)

This sounds awesome. I went through a big straight edge hardcore phase, and I'm a big fan of anything from DC. Having not heard this, I bet all the songs overuse the "Hardcore 'You'". (I.E.: "What happened to *YOU*/ *You're* not the same")

Anonymous (July 11, 2006)

"I'm sorry i think you stole that logo of Tragedy."

I was thinking the same exact thing.

Anonymous (July 11, 2006)

Interesting, quadruple post.

Anonymous (July 11, 2006)

Posted by Inspection12e on 2006-07-11 14:00:45

Ex-members of Champion form a new bad that sounds like Champion. Shocker


You realize this band was started almost two years ago when Champion and Carry On were both still together?

Anonymous (July 11, 2006)

Posted by Inspection12e on 2006-07-11 14:00:45

Ex-members of Champion form a new bad that sounds like Champion. Shocker


You realize this band was started almost two years ago when Champion and Carry On were both still together?

Anonymous (July 11, 2006)

Posted by Inspection12e on 2006-07-11 14:00:45

Ex-members of Champion form a new bad that sounds like Champion. Shocker


You realize this band was started almost two years ago when Champion and Carry On were both still together?

Anonymous (July 11, 2006)

Posted by Inspection12e on 2006-07-11 14:00:45

Ex-members of Champion form a new bad that sounds like Champion. Shocker


You realize this band was started almost two years ago when Champion and Carry On were both still together?

rkl (July 11, 2006)

who wants to send me this?
/lazy

Anonymous (July 11, 2006)

wheres the straight edge weed at? holla @ a brotha

Anonymous (July 11, 2006)

This band sounds nothing like Champion, toolbox

Inspection12e (July 11, 2006)

Ex-members of Champion form a new bad that sounds like Champion. Shocker?

Anonymous (July 11, 2006)

Will/Ken, do you ever bother reading the review before commenting?

Anonymous (July 11, 2006)

straight edge is nothing more than some gay scene for kids to fit in , hey hardcore fags!, go out and drink, smoke some grass, get laid and listen to some metal.

Anonymous (July 11, 2006)

"straight edge hardcore" what a load of bull shit, they don't drink or do drugs, they're probably vegans to. straight edge gives rock n roll a bad name.

Anonymous (July 11, 2006)

I'm sorry i think you stole that logo of Tragedy.

sickboi (July 11, 2006)

Will, your constant bitching about how everything is "overdone" is getting, well, overdone. Did you not get enough hugs as a kid?

SlowStupidHungry (July 11, 2006)

Ken, I think this band is probably more late 80's Revelation style schlock than Victory macho bullshit, and while it's a lot more likeable, it's still overdone schlock.

danperrone (July 11, 2006)

yes, good cd

Anonymous (July 11, 2006)

This is a good album. Pick it up.

Anonymous (July 11, 2006)

I just sat through 3 more "tough-guy" hardcore bands tonight, who probably shouldn't be touring basements, yet seem to be anyway. I knew the show was hit when the guy in the madball basketball jersey with hockeypucks in his ears started calling for "out cold" covers before the first note was played. (I'm totally not making that up) Fuck this shit. The fists started swinging and I went upstairs to play mario kart 64. NYHC, metalcore and all other nu-hardcore needs to die fast.

-Ken

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