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Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead: A New Healing ProcessA New Healing Process (2006)
State of Mind Recordings

Reviewer Rating: 2


Contributed by: AnchorsAnchors
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I don't even understand where the last half-hour of my life went. One minute, it was midnight, and I was perusing the TV trying to find an episode of either "Cops" or "Justice Files," the next thing I know, it's 12:30 and I just finished watching an episode of "Pimp My Ride." I don't even like "P.
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I don't even understand where the last half-hour of my life went.

One minute, it was midnight, and I was perusing the TV trying to find an episode of either "Cops" or "Justice Files," the next thing I know, it's 12:30 and I just finished watching an episode of "Pimp My Ride." I don't even like "Pimp My Ride," at all. Regardless, in that half an hour's time, Day of the Dead's A New Healing Process played in its entirety, and I can't for the life of me recall anything about it.

Upon the second listen, it becomes painstakingly clear why nothing stuck on the initial listen. Because there is absolutely no way to differentiate a single one of these songs from each other. The track to track resemblance is uncanny, and there is no rhythm, no ebb and flow, just a string of songs connected only by the basis that they are on the same CD.

This isn't even the sort of metalcore that I usually abhor so much -- there's no breakdowns, no double bass, no chugga chugga, the problem instead lies with how uneventful the album is, and how many songs are carbon copies of all the rest. The raspy screams of the vocalist present a solid, if not forgettable basis. There's no variation, though, no highs, lows, or changes in inflection that might help these songs from digging into the rut that it does. Further perpetuating the bland state of affairs is the music behind it all. Again, not bad per se, but so little sticks out that it's impossible to gravitate towards one song or another. Aside from some repeated rhythmic shouting halfway through the song, "Choke on Your Own Tongue" sounds damn near identical to the same approach taken on "Same Cross to Bear."

I know I'm beating a dead horse here, but there's just so little that can be said about a record that essentially replays one solitary song eleven times. Granted, it's not a bad song, but it's sure as hell not good enough to listen to 11 times in a row.

 

 
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tenwestchaser (September 27, 2006)

"Am I the only person who thought that the original Day Of The Dead was a good movie?"

Fuck no, I get shit all the time because It's my favorite Romero movie. But what can I say, its amazing. The gore is top notch and the zombies look so fucking amazing. Score is for the movie.

BrandonSideleau (September 25, 2006)

Am I the only person who thought that the original Day Of The Dead was a good movie?

sirens (September 25, 2006)

Hey clownwithstress.

you review bad albums so other people dont listen to them. Should everything be a 4 or 5? Clownshoes ass mother fucker.

tenwestchaser (September 25, 2006)

""CHOKE ON 'EM!"

This band can't possibly live up the movie."

You said it, brother. I fucking love that movie.

Anonymous (September 24, 2006)

wow, this band sounds a lot different than the previous recordings. i saw them last summer and they put me to sleep. not much has changed.

arrhythmia (September 24, 2006)

metalcore is such a bullshit genre. the people that listen to it are always melodramatics, bald tough guys, or imaginary heroin addicts.

it doesn't even sound hard. the song "hexagram" by the deftones is more hard-sounding than any song by any metalcore act that's still around. and the deftones aren't even really a hard band.

/rant off

Anonymous (September 23, 2006)

why do you only comment when a reviewer trashes your favorite band?

clownwithstress (September 23, 2006)

why the fuck do you even bother writing bullshit reviews like this if you dont like the band...if you dont like them..keep it to yourself...and for the next timeS.... shut your fffffffffucking mouth..

killyouridols (September 22, 2006)

go portugal anyway

theonetruebill (September 22, 2006)

"CHOKE ON 'EM!"

This band can't possibly live up the movie.

mattp330 (September 22, 2006)

"because i love justice and i love files, and when you put the two together i blow a justicey filey load"

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