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Escape the Fate - Dying Is Your Latest Fashion (Cover Artwork)

Escape the Fate

Escape the Fate: Dying Is Your Latest FashionDying Is Your Latest Fashion (2006)
Epitaph Records

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Escape the Fate's Dying Is Your Latest Fashion has success written all over it. Not only does the album feature all the violent, cliché-filled lyrics that most nü-screamo bands use today, but they also have a sense of fashion, of course, and have gathered a sizable following. Not only that, but th.
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Escape the Fate's Dying Is Your Latest Fashion has success written all over it. Not only does the album feature all the violent, cliché-filled lyrics that most nü-screamo bands use today, but they also have a sense of fashion, of course, and have gathered a sizable following. Not only that, but their vocalist on this album (having left the band after the recording) has a voice that's nearly identical to From First to Last's Sonny Moore. So by now, you'll probably know if you're gonna like this release or not.

The best thing that can be said about the album is that it is a progression over their EP released several months ago. They don't exactly re-invent themselves, which was only inevitable considering the short span in between the two releases, but they at least are able to craft a few enjoyable moments here and there. Now don't take that statement the wrong way -- this is no way a good album at all, but unlike their EP, there are a few parts on songs that aren't absolutely terrible.

"Situations," which was previously released on the Unsound compilation, actually showcases a rather catchy song structure that is only hindered by Ronny Radke's vocals cracking occasionally at the end of lines and slightly cheesy lyrics. "Not Good Enough for Truth in Cliché" somehow is able to produce lyrics like "sitting in this room playing Russian roulette / finger on the trigger to my dear Juliet / this blood on my hands is something I cannot forget" until an annoyingly catchy chorus.

However, a majority of the bands nowadays can craft a few good songs but are incapable of keeping it up the entire album; add Escape the Fate to the growing count. "The Guillotine," which was featured on their EP, should have never even been considered to be placed on here. Featuring generic and entirely weak screaming over fifth-rate metal riffing and the weakest breakdown in quite some time, the song is like having someone throw up in your ear. "The Day I Left the Womb" is a nasally sung and painful to endure acoustic song that feels entirely forced. "Cellar Door" somehow manages to include an industrial-sounding drum line that is worse than the horrendous attempt Eighteen Visions attempted earlier this year. The rest of the album plays out as a rockier version of From First to Last, maybe even bound to confuse the casual listener into thinking that this actually is From First to Last themselves.

Remember this?

I don't want to come off like an asshole, But we're gonna be that change in music. I have a vision. I want people to have fun, put their fists in the air. We're getting recognized in every city. It's gonna happen. Watch. I'm not jokin'. We're gonna be the biggest thing. So huge. I know it.
Apparently Ronny Radke has large expectations for Dying Is Your Latest Fashion. Apparently his band members didn't get the memo as this album doesn't change music, has no vision, isn't fun, and is as generic as it gets.

 

 
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mondaymourning2013 (July 20, 2012)

how the fuck is this on Punknews now i enjoy ETF but why is this here its Metalcore

FuckYourScene (June 14, 2011)

"Everyone's a rebel just like you, Same hair, same clothes same tattoo. Now your fucking cool your a part of the scene, where music is dead and image is king. Fuck your scene. get your new wardrobe and show up on the scene, a carbon copy form the magazine. Mimic your idols and start your own band, it's so fucking easy anyone can. Fuck your scene. Same ol' shit just another wanna be, It's easy to follow but it's hard to lead. Nothing you do you can call your own, Follow the trend your a fucking clone"

-RU36

LITTLEDIPPER (February 28, 2011)

This album was amazing. Ronnies sound is original. Fuck the haters.

hasignedon (November 26, 2009)

yeah so crazytoledo can go fuck themself.

torma656 (February 23, 2009)

Ronnie is fucking phenomenal. I seriously loved this album.
Can't wait for Radke to release something of his own whenever he can.

drbino (November 28, 2008)

Have fun in jail ronnie you arrogant wanker. Score is for your hair.

MusicIsMyLife565 (February 8, 2008)

awesome album

bubbajo (January 9, 2008)

there pretty good but this album make my angry GERRRRRRRR....

starchild (June 8, 2007)

Escape The Fate is awesome. Seriously, thank you for existing.

teegz (May 17, 2007)

none of you can pay out facial peircings until you actualli get one or two or three and dont pay out the music coz the lyrics mean alot to sum ppl...
xx teegz
www.myspace.com/pezxoxo

crazytoledo (February 1, 2007)

To the person who posted below me, no one will ever take you seriously if you post like that.

crzycatastrophe (January 5, 2007)

U people really need to shut the fuck up and not make funn of this album or this band.. u people are just fucking jealous.. Ronnie Radke voice is beautiful nd nobody is perfect soo just go eat some shit b/c i absolutely Love THIS ALBUM!.. all bands these days sound the same but get over it already! .. I happen to really like GUillotine nd the Day i left the womb.. nd I like every song on this album soo everyone else if u don't like it than go suck a donkey's Left testicle.. because your just a bunch of jealous bitches that don't know good music!!!
Keep Up The GOOD work ETF!1

AndrewG (November 30, 2006)

What the fuck happened to "punk"? Or music in general? This shit genuinely makes me angry, and not pumped-up-angry, disdainful angry.

randomhero323 (November 26, 2006)
crazytoledo (November 1, 2006)

1. Underoath =/= Rock
2. Escape the Fate kind of need a vocalist now.

Anonymous (November 1, 2006)

pfft give me a break you nearly lost it lol. What a joke this band is just one of the bands leading a revoultion in rock i think u will see as rock grows emo music is going to become a far greater aspect of rock. its not just escape the fate but other bands like underoath are aslo taking rock to new levels. If you dont like it dont listen to it but i reckon for a first album these guys are pretty good they can only get better from here.

crazytoledo (October 31, 2006)

You guys have no clue, what happend to enjoying the music for what it is. Anyone can say negative comments about anything but you have to look behind the music and fell the song. Just becuase half you guys are a bunch of talentless hacks doesnt mean you can take it out on a band who in my eyes has a great future becuase they have the balls and yes even the talent to rock and thats what it is all about having the balls to put your music out there or has everything about rock that we have ever been lead to believe all been a lie. How can we judge if we cant feel. Rock isnt Pop its not about whats hot or not its about the music.

I nearly lost it reading that.

And honestly, I couldn't 'feel' these songs. There's literally nothing to relate to here. And the music is bad.

Anonymous (October 31, 2006)

You guys have no clue, what happend to enjoying the music for what it is. Anyone can say negative comments about anything but you have to look behind the music and fell the song. Just becuase half you guys are a bunch of talentless hacks doesnt mean you can take it out on a band who in my eyes has a great future becuase they have the balls and yes even the talent to rock and thats what it is all about having the balls to put your music out there or has everything about rock that we have ever been lead to believe all been a lie. How can we judge if we cant feel. Rock isnt Pop its not about whats hot or not its about the music.

Anonymous (October 30, 2006)

bull crap...speak for yourself...this is far from generic...generic is Hawthorne Heights or The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus...these guys put together a whole bunch of genres and they get the "metal loving emo haters" to maybe change their minds about clear vocals...terrible review

Dionesian_Rocker (October 29, 2006)

yah i knew a girl who looked like that, i gave her the bruises tho, that loudmouth bitch.

Punky_Chips_Ahoy_Oi_Oi_Oi (October 25, 2006)

you can tell based on the cover art alone that this cd has to be pure trash.

crazytoledo (October 25, 2006)

I'll say things like, "So, when's your white belt coming in the mail?"

There's nothing wrong with a white belt...

Scruffy (October 25, 2006)

Yeah, a face full of metal is ugly, but a properly placed, small monroe piercing or lip ring can be really hot.

My wife has plugs, and is moving up the sizes. I give her a hard time about it. I'll say things like, "So, when's your white belt coming in the mail?" She knows I'm kidding, though, so I'm not a HUGE jerk.

Allular (October 25, 2006)

I haven't even heard this and I know this is already dated music. Kinda sad.

William_David (October 25, 2006)

Good review. This definitely sucked. Like you mentioned about this album, there were actually a couple little things I liked about the EP. Unfortunately, while those were transferred onto this album for the most part, they rest was really terrible, cliche, and yeah, terrible.

sickboi (October 25, 2006)

Dan-

Calling a girl "trashy" because you she has other facial piercings sounds so dated. I agree, a face full of metal can be a little meh, but I think its a little rough to call a girl "trashy" and "dirty" looking is a bit harsh. A little nose ring or eyebrow piercing looks good on some girls.

-chris

i8yourzombie (October 25, 2006)

Why the hell is there no "zero" score? Anyway, this band blows. What has Brett been thinking lately? I don't get it, I really don't.

Anonymous (October 25, 2006)

Can we just tie epitaph's fucking toe tag at this point?

-Ken

Anonymous (October 24, 2006)

omg lol that was sooooo funny. die slow faggot.

danielsan (October 24, 2006)

what an awesome cover not

GlassPipeMurder (October 24, 2006)

The new I Am Ghost is pretty cool.

Anonymous (October 24, 2006)

Great review.

I struggled my way through listening to this just once last week, and I don't think I'll ever need to listen to it ever again.

Sounds exactly the same as everything else out there in this genre.

Anonymous (October 24, 2006)

Some kid on their myspace said that he was so happy that Ronny was back, true or just bullshit wishful thinking by the kid?

baseball (October 24, 2006)

worst cover art ever, seriously

Anonymous (October 24, 2006)

PS: it scares me that this is comming out on epitaph. thats pretty sad.

Anonymous (October 24, 2006)

i like from first to last. but it really wouldnt suprise me if this is sonny. it sounds EXACTLY like him. not in the sense that "all emo vocalists sound alike" but they sound just./... identical
its craszy

Dante3000 (October 24, 2006)

But Mr. Brett says we have shitty taste in music.
-Dante

danperrone (October 24, 2006)

yo sickboi, what gives? you say a lot of stupid ass shit

wallofyouth (October 24, 2006)

i guess i'll do it:

i cannot express how much fuck this band.

JayTee (October 24, 2006)

Epitaph sucks. Brett needs to get back on drugs so he can run his label properly again.

sirens (October 24, 2006)

that last bit is harsh, bro

crazytoledo (October 24, 2006)
crazytoledo (October 24, 2006)

I kinda like lip piercings. Not like the one in the cover, but you get the point...

sickboi (October 24, 2006)

Posted by danperrone on 2006-10-24 01:02:36

any piercing not in an ear = disgusting

makes an otherwise pretty girl look trashy and dirty as shit


Thanks grandma...

skankin_in_the_pit (October 24, 2006)

"Didn't the singer get canned?"

He's looking at up to 10-15 years in prison for a fight he was involved in that ended up in a shooting. I guess he brought "backup" to a fight and he's claiming he had no idea his friends had weapons. That's why the band got rid of him.

All the local papers have been all over the story, but I personally couldn't give a shit about any of these assholes.

kamikazepilot42 (October 24, 2006)

This is possibly the worst band in music today.

robdobi (October 24, 2006)

i like the andrew wk version of the album cover better.

frostbrewliner (October 24, 2006)

Two legit crazytaledo reviews, thats right folkds TWO in a row!

Cos (October 24, 2006)

Is fashioncore dead yet?

--Cos

Anonymous (October 24, 2006)

Piercings are definitely attractive if done in moderation. I know a bunch of girls that only have a few and they look really good. Shit, I even have one myself!

SloaneDaley (October 24, 2006)

slit wrists are the latest fashion, and your sheets see the dirtiest action.

Scruffy (October 24, 2006)

Dude, piercings are hot, as long as there aren't too many of them.

danperrone (October 24, 2006)

any piercing not in an ear = disgusting

makes an otherwise pretty girl look trashy and dirty as shit

stevejonestherealbones (October 24, 2006)

this album, with the "i'm a brused bitch with a fugly lip ring, da na na, na na na"

disgusts me to no end.

first time i have been disgusted by a band in a really long time because of the songs they actually wrote

for some reason that song disgusts me as much as davey havok does

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (October 24, 2006)

Dying is the latest fashion. YAHOO! I Love Dying.

sickboi (October 24, 2006)

Didn't the singer get canned?

BrendanKelly (October 24, 2006)

What's gotten into you?

Anonymous (October 24, 2006)

Now I'm fully aware that the Sabres have never won anything, but those dudes are disgusting.

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