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Crash Romeo

Crash Romeo: Minutes to MilesMinutes to Miles (2006)
Trustkill Records

Reviewer Rating: 2.5
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Contributed by: Matt_WhelihanMatt Whelihan
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Welcome to the review of Crash Romeo's Minutes to Miles. I am very pleased to introduce to you today's panel. On the right is lover of all things melodic Johnny Popfiend, and on the left is everyone's favorite venom spewing curmudgeon Chip Cynical. Let's start with Johnny. I think this album is f.
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Welcome to the review of Crash Romeo's Minutes to Miles. I am very pleased to introduce to you today's panel. On the right is lover of all things melodic Johnny Popfiend, and on the left is everyone's favorite venom spewing curmudgeon Chip Cynical. Let's start with Johnny.

I think this album is fantastic! I love to hear a band that can create a true meeting of passion and pop. The way Crash Romeo is able to accent their pop-punk sound with groovy moog lines reminds me of personal faves like Reggie and the Full Effect, Motion City Soundtrack, and the Anniversary. There are times when they get a bit more aggressive however and then all I can think of is those tracks on Taking Back Sunday's debut when they utilized synth to create some splendidly catchy results. The melodies are also top notch. I mean these things are more contagious than a horny teen with a bad case of mono. If I close my eyes during the choruses I can easily picture hundreds of kids singing along while throwing fists in the air. If you like fun, singing along, and rocking out this album is for you. I give it an 8 out of 10.

Thank you, Johnny. Chip, it's your turn.

First of all, I thought Trustkill was a hardcore label. So what is this shit? Didn't they learn their lesson with Roses Are Red? They should stick to faux-metal grunting-core instead of this give-Hot-Topic-all-of-your-money nü-emo stuff. Okay, okay, let me articulate myself a little bit better here. Crash Romeo take run of the mill pop-punk riffs and dowse them with clothespin-over-the-nose vocals, and then in some pathetic final effort to distinguish themselves from the endless phalanx of similar artists they throw in some synth. Hey guys, know what that synth sounds like? Futility. Just like the random backing screams on "Dial M for Murder" and the obligatory acoustic ballad as closer. I mean honestly, this stuff is more predictable than the end of a Disney movie. At least they do offer up some solid poetry in the lyric department. Lines like, "If all of this is possible I want to die in your arms," "You've got this burning in your heart like it has never been before," and "Silence won't last, I've got my finger on the trigger / I hoped and prayed my hand would slip" have "Pulitzer" written all over them. That was called sarcasm people, but seriously I give this thing a 2 out of 10.

Well, there you have it folks! The results are in and Crash Romeo's Minutes to Miles gets a 5 out of 10!

 


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MyStereoHasMono (November 8, 2007)

I don't have anything to say about this shit band, but check out this pic I found of a band called Crash Romeo:
http://www.howling-bull.co.jp/imgbands/crashromeo_pic1.jp g

Bunch of circus freaks they are.

Anonymous (August 19, 2006)

p.s trustkill is not a hardcore label.

Anonymous (August 19, 2006)

"emo" died in the late 90's. This shit is horrible. every member of every related band should stick a .45 in their mouths and do the music world a favor.

Kursk (August 17, 2006)

I don't like this band and I haven't heard enough to give a real insightful opinion on them, but that was a clever review, I enjoyed reading it. Score is for the review.

crazytoledo (August 16, 2006)

Yea I did, based off the one or two songs I've heard. And honestly, the description still fits (both of 'em). Listening to more of the album, there defitnely is a lot of shitty pop punk influences here, and the vocals/synth are 3rd rate Chiodos-fare.

So?

Anonymous (August 16, 2006)

"Anyway, this album is horrible. I think I kind of like one song, but that got old fast. These guys are basically a pop punk band that isn't catchy, mixed with a shitty synth player and a vocalist that either hasn't hit puberty yet or has taken one too many shots below the belt."

That's funny, because i could've sworn you called them a third-rate chiodos just a month ago.

RyanRockwell (August 16, 2006)

ugh

weegk (August 15, 2006)

Well written reveiw and pretty much hit the nail on the head. This is one of my favorite reveiws I've read on here in a while.

CallingLondon (August 15, 2006)

i am so confused.

Anonymous (August 15, 2006)

This band should shoot themself in the face.

HeresLookinAtYou (August 15, 2006)

saw them at bamboozle...this band is awful

Anonymous (August 15, 2006)

trustkill...do they still release only shitty bands??

crazytoledo (August 15, 2006)

"this stuff is more predictable than the end of a Disney movie."

I honestly like this line, especially since it's extremly similar to the one line I used back in November on my August Burns Red review:

"the songs are as predictable as a Disney Original Movie"

Anyway, this album is horrible. I think I kind of like one song, but that got old fast. These guys are basically a pop punk band that isn't catchy, mixed with a shitty synth player and a vocalist that either hasn't hit puberty yet or has taken one too many shots below the belt.

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