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Escape the Fate

Escape the Fate: There's No Sympathy for the DeadThere's No Sympathy for the Dead (2006)
Epitaph Records

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Contributed by: Matt_WhelihanMatt_Whelihan
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With Escape the Fate, Epitaph continue the trend they started with bands like From First to Last, Day of Contempt, and Matchbook Romance. That means that There's No Sympathy for the Dead fits into the new school of emo/screamo/metalcore. If you can imagine Atreyu with a Drive-Thru Records singer, yo.
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With Escape the Fate, Epitaph continue the trend they started with bands like From First to Last, Day of Contempt, and Matchbook Romance. That means that There's No Sympathy for the Dead fits into the new school of emo/screamo/metalcore. If you can imagine Atreyu with a Drive-Thru Records singer, you should start to get the picture.

For the most part, Escape the Fate come off sounding pretty generic. They bring together big metal-riffed intros, melodic verses, double-bass breakdowns covered in Cookie Monster shouts, and lyrics about love that more often than not relate to violence, blood, flames, and death. What sets them apart from contemporaries is the presence of more metal moments. The band's guitarists are able to craft some pretty solid riffs while their solos sound like they've been listening to Avenged Sevenfold's latest record on repeat. Still, sometimes, like on "The Ransom," the band merely sound like they are trying to follow in the footsteps of Hawthorne Heights and Underoath by penning the next big arena-screamo single.

For being metal-influenced screamo, Escape the Fate's EP is not bad. They've made it clear via soaring solos and speedy riffs that they've got the chops, now they just need to find a way to serve them up so that they don't always sound quite so familiar.

 

 
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strumz (May 19, 2013)

There's no sympathy for this shitty-ass band.

RippaSplitta (April 29, 2011)

This band in NOT punk, hardcore, or anything close to either of the two. Its nothing but prefabricated emo bullshit. They sound and look just like every other hot topic fucktard band that gets pumped out every other week. And they have the nerve to wear Cannibal Corpse shirts in their videos. Cannibal Corpse would slaughter these idiots if only they knew their name was advertised in a emo video. This is nothing but emo horseshit and if your buying this crap, your part of the horrible emo music problem.

starchild (June 8, 2007)

I just fkn love them. There's nothing more to say. I just fkn love them.

teegz (May 17, 2007)

both these guys cd's are soooo awsome and if you have seen them live then you all would agree and believe me when i say that they deliver!!!

Anonymous (August 7, 2006)

I'am russian and i say 8, because it's good fashionecore

HumourUsBeforeWeDie_XxX (August 3, 2006)

Yeah I Know Some People Dont Like Bands Like This.
I Personally Do I Think Their Music Is Ace.
But I Think People Should Give Them A Break.
In My View Any Band That Makes It Anywhere Should Get Some Credit.
xx

feeeding5000 (July 31, 2006)

So, yesterday, I went to this show, and there were like three ska/emo/metalcore bands there. It's not necessary, really. People: stop forming bands.

Anonymous (July 31, 2006)

i hate you brett gurewitz

Anonymous (July 31, 2006)

man..this record sucks..its time to tell victory and epitaph screamo/emo/metal will soon and hopefully be completelyy dead

Anonymous (July 30, 2006)

Ya, all this band is doing is taking the best things about the genre and putting them together. For the most part I like it and Epitaph has finally signed something from this genre thats worth listening to. But good god Brett, how many bands did ya have to go through to get to these guys?

reduced2teeth (July 29, 2006)

This review is spot on

Anonymous (July 28, 2006)

pretty good review. its kind of nice to see a reasonable review for a bad album every once in awhile instead of the joke ones (which are usually funny, but still)

crazytoledo (July 28, 2006)

I like 'Situations.' However, that song isn't on this EP.

kirbypuckett (July 28, 2006)

I hope this band reads this review, climb off their high horse, and realize what they are.

Matt gave a very fair review of this -- I know how I would have flaimed it, but he tackeled in away that emphasizes how generic Escape the Fate in a very mature sense.

Kudos on the review!

- Kirby

insinceredave (July 28, 2006)

Edgy and Fresh, this ep has it all!

-insincere dave

Anonymous (July 28, 2006)

I honestly love the hell out of this band.
-Brett

iconoclast (July 28, 2006)

and lyrics about love that more often than not relate to violence, blood, flames, and death.

haha. wow.

and yes, very well written review.

dolorBrigand (July 28, 2006)

Fuck this shit. Why doesn't Gurewitz just bitch slap kids that bring this to his table?

aubin (July 28, 2006)

Very nice review Matt; it's so easy to slag this entire genre, but you gave the record a fair shake and came up with some very reasonable concerns.

chickswithdicks (July 28, 2006)

if it weren't for their attitude they might've almost had a full star!

AdamBarone (July 28, 2006)

*sigh*...

this band REALLY needed to exist.

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