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Terror

Terror: Always the Hard WayAlways the Hard Way (2006)
Trustkill Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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There are very few certainties in life, but they do exist: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes didn't really have a baby. Besides, everyone knows he's gay. Pam Anderson will have another boob job (which way they go is anyone's guess). "Trailer Park Boys" will only get funnier with every season. We c.
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There are very few certainties in life, but they do exist:

  1. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes didn't really have a baby. Besides, everyone knows he's gay.
  2. Pam Anderson will have another boob job (which way they go is anyone's guess).
  3. "Trailer Park Boys" will only get funnier with every season.
We can add one more to the list: Terror will always sound like Terror.

Whoa! That's right -- I'm putting my cred (yeah, right) on the line. I'm saying it. Terror is going to be one of those consistently dependable bands that every music fan needs. Always the Hard Way is the Los Angeles' band's second full-length, adding to a small, but impressive collection of EPs and splits. For anyone familiar with their previous work, such as the stellar 2002 EP Lowest of the Low and 2004's One with the Underdogs, the band's latest effort won't be a surprise. What can I say -- it sounds like Terror.

For those who aren't in the know, Terror plays a ferocious blend of metal and hardcore. They often come really close to falling knee-deep into tough guy, and get their feet wet with it a few times. But heck, listen to this stuff and you'll see that it's an accomplishment to avoid a 100% tough guy takeover. Despite the nearly-constant double-bass drum pummeling, there's some real melody hiding somewhere in there along with loads of opportunities for fist-pumping, finger-pointing sing-alongs.

However, what makes Terror stand out from the pack -- besides the clear conviction and honesty in what they do -- is that if you don't take the few negative aspects of them too seriously, you can have a lot of fun with Always the Hard Way.

 

 
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LaredoKid (February 5, 2007)

Hey,I lift as well,but no amount of sterioids and protein shakes have made me such a meathead that I'm gonna start listening to this brocore shit.

Anonymous (December 23, 2006)

anyone that says the term "meathead" is just jealous their dedication. these "hardcore" kids have no idea how hardcore the sport of bodybuilding rly is.

Anonymous (December 23, 2006)

i have a gym membership, one with the underdogs is one of my favorite workout cds, madball doesn't suck, and wtf do bitch bands like evergreen terrace have to do w/ a band like terror. You guys are idiots.

crazytoledo (November 2, 2006)

This stuff is so blah.

I think I'll take Evergreen Terrace or Casey Jones over them anyday.

Satelliteyrs (October 2, 2006)

great cd

Anonymous (September 2, 2006)

Posted by Cos on 2006-08-29 14:49:52

I remember them sounding a lot like early Earth Crisis.

Yes/no?
--Cos


yes. which aint neccessarily a bad thing.

-rkl

Anonymous (August 31, 2006)

first blood are way more boring and generic than terror. hatebreed rules harder than terror does.

you guys seriously need to stop being pussies. you really have the wrong misconception, i don't know any jocks or meatheads or dudes with "gym memberships" into terror. just hardcore kids. cause they're a hardcore band....

givemeamuseumandillfillit (August 31, 2006)

In a recent review where first blood got slated when opened for someone (could've been sick of it all), no one even slightly defended them, but half of the comments on this new terror record is positive?

BizzleBrizzle (August 31, 2006)

Terror rules, you kids just need to get the sand outta your ginas

Anonymous (August 31, 2006)

this band is fucking awful. how can anyone take this shit seriously?

HYPERINACTIVE (August 30, 2006)

score is for how over-rated this band is

fistchode (August 30, 2006)

Trailer Park Boys best seasons were probably the first 3, the last 3 have been decent, but no where near as good.

Enemy_Will (August 30, 2006)

Casualties are bad in a good way, Terror are just bad in a bad way. Fuck these fuckers and their fans. Gym memberships are not punk rock or hardcore. Somethings I'll never understand...

Kursk (August 30, 2006)

i liked "Push It Away" off their first EP and then I lost interest in this band really fast. Very generic, they're better than Hatebreed though...that doesn't say a lot.

lookmommyididit (August 29, 2006)

Which song does Eddie sing on though? I'd like to hear that

close to defeat.

arrhythmia (August 29, 2006)

the use of the term "tough guy" to describe a genre is hilarious. Ilu.

SlowStupidHungry (August 29, 2006)

And I meant Posi Numbers Fest

steveman (August 29, 2006)

I've listened to a fair amount of this band, and I just can't get into anything that is 90% dropped D or C power chords. Or even worse, just straight open palm muting.

Terror is boring beyond belief.

SlowStupidHungry (August 29, 2006)

"throwdown is a 'tough guy' band. terror is not. this is 2006. not every band wants to or needs to try and sound like 80's youth crew. that shit gets just as old as modern breakdown tough guy shit."

Well when your set and fans incite the worst ammount of senseless violence at Pointless Fest, I'd say you're no longer "hardcore" or "punk" related and mostly just moronic toughguy shit.

By the way, how is it that this band is kind of seen as "okay" whereas their equally bad friends Hatebreed are seen as bad? They are the same fucking enemy.

Anonymous (August 29, 2006)

the artwork makes this look like a cro mags album.

bryan styles

Anonymous (August 29, 2006)

a.80s youth crew is alot better than this kinda music.
b.integrity>__.

Anonymous (August 29, 2006)

the ignorance amazes me.

throwdown is a 'tough guy' band. terror is not. this is 2006. not every band wants to or needs to try and sound like 80's youth crew. that shit gets just as old as modern breakdown tough guy shit.

Anonymous (August 29, 2006)

Terror-ble. Tom Cruise jokes aren't funny anymore.

-benz

Anonymous (August 29, 2006)

slayer will always sound like slayer

Anonymous (August 29, 2006)

This review's pretty spot on, if you've heard terror you get no suprises, but thats not such a bad thing. Its not like anyone was expecting some mars volta epic masterpiece.

Good hxc album, wont change your life.

wallofyouth (August 29, 2006)

you mean blah core

Cos (August 29, 2006)

I remember them sounding a lot like early Earth Crisis.

Yes/no?
--Cos

coldwaffles (August 29, 2006)

This is brah core.

Worse than bro core.

Anonymous (August 29, 2006)

Pfffffffff....I've heard worse, but these guys are nothing special.

SalsaShark (August 29, 2006)

I've listened to maybe one song by this band, and it sounded like standard tough-guy. Maybe I'll give them another chance because I love their name.

Snakes (August 29, 2006)

fuck this tough guy shitcore, if i ever ran into these guys on the street i would spit in their face and give them a swift kick in the nuts, that's assuming they have any

Anonymous (August 29, 2006)

One other certainty: this reviewer is a fucking moron.

Do you even watch trailer park boys? Season 5 was absolute garbage. Sure, some episodes had their moments, but overall, I don't think it's even in the same league as the rest of the show has been.

Hopefully they saved everything for the movie which I think comes out October 5th.

Anonymous (August 29, 2006)

score is for trailer park boys

RyanRockwell (August 29, 2006)

This review doesn't really gived to much information. I think there are differences between this and their previous albums. Plus theres a hip hop song on it, which if you like or not seperates any repetitiveness. and it has a sexy hass player on it ;)

pwfanatic (August 29, 2006)

i really liked lowest of the low. i thought one with the underdogs was alright, but i just couldn't bring myself to listening to this album. they've just gotten too stagnant for me...but i still enjoy them live.

Anonymous (August 29, 2006)

fucking good album..even better live..

Anonymous (August 29, 2006)

this review is bad.
this band is bad.

bring back the 1990s...

Anonymous (August 29, 2006)

Fucking jocks.

Although this band had members of Integrity in them apparently, although they could be blamed to an extent for sowing the seeds for this kind of shit. The difference is they were actually good.

Big_Guy (August 29, 2006)

this is your run of the mill tough guy shit isn't it?

Madball sucks

LeightonESmith (August 29, 2006)

They still can't top their first EP.

johnnydanger (August 29, 2006)

I really got bored of this band. Which song does Eddie sing on though? I'd like to hear that.

Anonymous (August 29, 2006)

After reading this review I would like to ask, what does this band sound like? What does the album sound like?

Not-To-Regret (August 29, 2006)

Drunk as fuck, drunk as FUCK!

Mute98 (August 29, 2006)

i know this band gets alot of shit but theyre pretty damn good IMO

lookmommyididit (August 29, 2006)

this was a lot better than one with the underdogs. review forgot to mention the song with eddie leeway singin on it.

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