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Lavotchkin - The Oldest Suicide Cult (Cover Artwork)

Lavotchkin

Lavotchkin: The Oldest Suicide CultThe Oldest Suicide Cult (2006)
Europe

Reviewer Rating: 2.5
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Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Lavotchkin? More like...Labotchkin! Seriously though, England's answer to Botch unfortunately comes off a lot like our own assortment of answers: Norma Jean, the Chariot, et. al. Frankly, there are far too many metalcore bands who seem to ape their not-too-distant forefathers and add few eleme.
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Lavotchkin?

More like...Labotchkin!

Seriously though, England's answer to Botch unfortunately comes off a lot like our own assortment of answers: Norma Jean, the Chariot, et. al. Frankly, there are far too many metalcore bands who seem to ape their not-too-distant forefathers and add few elements of their own. Granted, Lavotchkin also seem well-rooted in the heaviness and dynamics of Poison the Well, but it's not enough to separate themselves. A little bit of spoken word here, lots of pounding stop-start riffs there, guitars that build for the slow parts but just don't sound that impressive, some breakdowns, et. al., The Oldest Suicide Cult just feels a bit too "through the motions" to make a mark.

There's a few bands here and there drawing from Botch's well but including enough of their own ingredients to really stand out, like Achilles and One Dead Three Wounded, and a ton of others sort of just half-assing it. It seems like Lavotchkin falls into the latter group.

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phil88 (February 23, 2008)

fuckin die you cunts
lavotchkin are a great band

SilentStorms (July 25, 2006)

Score is for Botch, my favourite band of all time. Oh Frequency Ass Bandit you make me salivate.

Scruffy (July 23, 2006)

Why is the cover Grateful Dead artwork?

bombshoes (July 22, 2006)

score is for the record label's name. because i wanted to simultaneously give it a 1 and a 10, because it simultaneously made me laugh heartily and say "what the fuck, creepy."

Anonymous (July 21, 2006)

score is for the cover. not funny.

capitalist_pig (July 21, 2006)

Score is for Ovechkin. Fuck Sidney Crosby.

kirbypuckett (July 21, 2006)

Is this the Bronx review?

- Kirby

danperrone (July 21, 2006)

i haaaaaaaate all these botch ripoffs

the worst is the new anterrabae...that shit is so horrible

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