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Bullets and Octane - In the Mouth of the Young (Cover Artwork)

Bullets and Octane

Bullets and Octane: In the Mouth of the YoungIn the Mouth of the Young (2006)
Sony Music Entertainment

Reviewer Rating: 1
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The last time we saw Bullets and Octane, they were doing their best Misfits impression. Complete lack of thought and originality aside, they did fairly well at it. Now, two years older, but uncannily not anywhere close to two years wiser, the four-piece find themselves channeling Avenged Sevenfold a.
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The last time we saw Bullets and Octane, they were doing their best Misfits impression. Complete lack of thought and originality aside, they did fairly well at it. Now, two years older, but uncannily not anywhere close to two years wiser, the four-piece find themselves channeling Avenged Sevenfold and whatever other generic punk band you can think of to articulate their sound.

Maybe I'm giving too much credit where not enough is due, though. Articulate implies a level of intelligence, or in this instance, some rudimentary musical understanding, none of which is prevalent on this vapid attempt to hit the Billboard 200.

Singer Gene Louis does his best to croon and bellow over the top of his misguided band-mates, only resulting in an even more muddled and even more directionless sound. It seems the band is not sure whether they'd like to traverse the faux-metal or faux-punk route, so they're left trudging somewhere right in the very middle. On one hand, there's some impressive (albeit unnecessary) guitar solos, and on the other, the band tries to project a raw punk sound, not knowing another way to do it besides piling as much distortion on top of the four-chord structure as possible. They try their hand at everything from sing-along choruses to hardcore-style gang vocals, and each endeavor finds them falling flat on their faces.

Furthering their problems is the scatterbrained nature in which they approach the sequencing of the record. There's no flow, no structure, no semblance of any ties binding one song to the next. It's all just a loose association of bad ideas that jumps all over the map, leaving them right back where they started by the time it's finished.

What we in effect have with In the Mouth of the Young is a bar rock band with delusions of grandeur. Nothing more, nothing less.

And being the good guy that I am, I'm going to give some tough love and not help propagate the tepid garbage they're trying to pass off as music.

 

 
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Anonymous (December 18, 2006)

There's a huge stack of these, still unsold, at Tower's going out of business sale.

Ianw (December 17, 2006)

Stupid un-artful crap. With boorish commerical artwork.

Anonymous (December 17, 2006)

i was browsing through the bargain bin at the local record store and i saw this in the dollar section. just came out and already stuck in the dollar bin! ha!

Anonymous (December 17, 2006)

I liked their first cd, I still have it, but I probably will never listen to it again after seeing the way this band handles themselves and how shitty they are as people. Plus their desperate attempt at selling in isnt working.

Anchors (December 17, 2006)

Oh Christ, here comes the street team.

Anonymous (December 16, 2006)

"share more a common bond with a band like Buckcherry"

That bad, eh?

Anonymous (December 16, 2006)

You evidently wouldn't recognize a good song if it drove up and dumped its garbage on your front lawn.

wyzo (December 16, 2006)

"They sound nothing like Avenged Sevenfold and share more a common bond with a band like Buckcherry"

this is absofuckinglutefuckly hilarious. quit 'helping' this band. Your backfiring.

Buckcherry is the band that spawned from tommy lee's masterbation sperm finding seed in his belly button with the 'mayhem' tattoo ink.

Buckcherry once drove there tour RV in front of my small business, opened the side door, and kicked a huge box of trash into the street of my wonderful, inviting local neighborhood. Fucking up a community, ROCK!

Particularly the miles of McDonald's trash. real epic and decadent.
fuckers can't even handle more than a 6 peice nugget. Rock devils i think not.

wyzo

Anonymous (December 16, 2006)

You're out of your mind. This CD is fantastic. They sound nothing like Avenged Sevenfold and share more a common bond with a band like Buckcherry. Of all the bands that have released records in the past 19 years comparing themselves to early Guns N' Roses, this is the first band to actually do it right.

radioXwaves (December 15, 2006)

bastion of gayness

Anonymous (December 15, 2006)

Dayumn anchors, what won't you say?

mcgregor107 (December 15, 2006)

who gave you the right to use me and my friends in your review?! bitch..

Jesse (December 15, 2006)

Now they just really love Social Distortion.

Jesse (December 15, 2006)

This band would have been Poison 20 years ago.

punk_sk (December 15, 2006)

score is for how hot the girl is. if i read right when i got this album, she is a suicide girl

The4footpartysub (December 15, 2006)

I loved it when CKY ranked on them during their tour together. They sound so generic.

Anonymous (December 15, 2006)

Milf!

Mute98 (December 15, 2006)

i thik they rule

Anonymous (December 15, 2006)

I bought this album several months back on the recommendation of a friend. I don't think I've even attempted to listen to it since. I couldn't make it through the disc once.

Anonymous (December 15, 2006)

that album art is awful

kirbypuckett (December 15, 2006)

I told someone we all know and love that I would keep my mouth shut on this band.

However, I can still give this album a half a star!

- Kirby

minus_20_scene_points (December 15, 2006)

that was a very well thought out ass whooping you just handed out. good review, shit album.

maverick (December 15, 2006)

I cannot even begin to express how much fuck this band.

-Scott

givemeamuseumandillfillit (December 15, 2006)

This band officially has NO fans.
Most pointless band ever, and adding to the hilarity, isn't someone who used to be in guttermouth in this band?

Anonymous (December 15, 2006)

i saw them open for social D while they were touring the album before this one. i bought the cd and it was fucking fantastic.

this album is totally awful though. way to depreciate.

wyzo (December 15, 2006)

that cover is amazingly hilarious. wow

JKyle (December 15, 2006)

Yeah, these guys suck.

Anonymous (December 15, 2006)

The chick is hot. Minus the baby, that shit is weird...

Anonymous (December 15, 2006)

Kind of disturbing album art too. This score's for ruining an otherwise great picture with a baby.

Archangel (December 15, 2006)

That link is COLD. But funny.

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