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After the Fall: EverythingEverything (2006)
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A couple of albums the Colorado-based Blasting Room Studios / practical melodic punk warehouse has produced the last few years: The Sufferer and the Witness; The Lemonheads; Canyoneer; Everything; Wake the Dead; Ruiner. Wait. Everything? Yeah, After the Fall hardly have even the webzine notori.
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A couple of albums the Colorado-based Blasting Room Studios / practical melodic punk warehouse has produced the last few years: The Sufferer and the Witness; The Lemonheads; Canyoneer; Everything; Wake the Dead; Ruiner.

Wait. Everything?

Yeah, After the Fall hardly have even the webzine notoriety of the other bands in that list, but they were financially well enough to pony up the money and lucky enough to land some time to record inside the punk palace and consequently get, basically, the best and most appropriate-sounding recording a band their size can get. Yep, that's right, After the Fall play the type of technically proficient, melodic punk rock anchored by aging "vets" like Bigwig and Strike Anywhere and mastered by their peers in No Trigger.

However, with all these beautiful, perfect pieces in place, After the Fall still manage to mangle the corners and apathetically avoid finishing the puzzle altogether. Despite its pleasing sound, Everything is a clusterfucked collection of fragmented tunes and pointless instrumental tracks. I'll give the band slight credit for leaving behind the safety of efficient, 2:30 punk rock punches, but after the subtraction of six 30-second-ish songs, we're only left with seven fully written tracks, and two of those get dragged out to over four minutes apiece -- "Make Music Not War" knocks off some uplifting gang chants and fast tempos, but its attempted collapse/buildup that occurs in the bridge really only dulls the momentum that was working fine to that point. The other five tracks, save for the secret songs going on at the end, range around the 2-minute mark and are completely too abrupt to get into.

One particularly hilarious part of Everything, however, is a distorted riff that materializes in the last minute of "Fallage;" it's nearly the same exact fucking riff that opens Rise Against's "Ready to Fall." I guess Bill Stevenson liked it so much he went ahead and reused it (After the Fall recorded in November 2005, Rise Against in early 2006). Hopefully After the Fall isn't too bitter about it.

Everything is hardly what its title promises. Merely plagued by horribly awkward songwriting, we're left only with a great style and lots of cool moments (a bit in "Stop Screaming," for one). Reading into all of Everything's aspects you could be pretty disappointed with the actual content; a cursory glance of the cover art serves as an appropriate preview, though.

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Fallage
Four More Years
Overage
Stop Screaming

 


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lostandclowned (June 23, 2008)

the Descendents titles are lame.

Anonymous (January 22, 2007)

new shit is tight

Anonymous (January 16, 2007)

CHECK OUT THIS AWESOME "everything" REVIEW:

http://punkfiction.propagande.org/Accueil_Groupe.php?i d=251

Anonymous (January 16, 2007)

Smoke weed

OnTheAttack (January 14, 2007)

I'm from Albany and I've never heard of Delanson, no idea where the fuck that is.

Anonymous (January 12, 2007)

this dude is a fucking retard.

kamikazepilot42 (January 11, 2007)

After the Fall is a pretty commone band name.

My old band (from about 6 years ago) was called After the Fall. We even recieved a nasty email from the Texas version of After the Fall (mentioned in a comment below) regarding our name...Even though neither of our bands was big enough for it to even matter.

Anonymous (January 11, 2007)

not the best review haha... get the cd at interpunk! - inclusion

burningfeeetman (January 11, 2007)

To anonymous street-teamer(s),

I wasn't even being a dick, so I don't get the attacks. I said these guys were pretty good, just not as great as everyone who's being stupid about it is making them out to be.
In the spirit of it all, though, Hell Songs is one of my favorite releases of 2006, so fuck you. Also, Delanson is in "The Albany area" which is where I said I was from. In addition, I did cut my hair, but you're real cool.

punk_rawk_show (January 11, 2007)

I was thinking this review was bout the Australian band until i read this "After the Fall play the type of technically proficient, melodic punk rock anchored by aging "vets" like Bigwig and Strike Anywhere and mastered by their peers in No Trigger." then i knew something was wrong

CapnHawk (January 11, 2007)

There is an Australian band named After The Fall, funny, both bands named After The Fall are pretty shit.

Anonymous (January 10, 2007)

(Just because a band is from your hometown doesn't mean that you have to suck their dicks. I'm from the Albany area too, and these guys are alright. They aren't that great, but they are good. The one time I saw them they mentioned that they went out to Colorado to record this. I was just like "damn, I wonder how much that cost!")

good thing im not from albany, nice hair hippie.

PS:daughters sucks

Anonymous (January 10, 2007)

[Just because a band is from your hometown doesn't mean that you have to suck their dicks. I'm from the Albany area too, and these guys are alright. They aren't that great, but they are good. The one time I saw them they mentioned that they went out to Colorado to record this. I was just like "damn, I wonder how much that cost!"]

a. youre from delanson, not albany
b. you like decemberunderground
c. you like daughters... daughters!

therefore you dont really matter...

burningfeeetman (January 10, 2007)

Just because a band is from your hometown doesn't mean that you have to suck their dicks. I'm from the Albany area too, and these guys are alright. They aren't that great, but they are good. The one time I saw them they mentioned that they went out to Colorado to record this. I was just like "damn, I wonder how much that cost!"

Ianw (January 10, 2007)

Whoah... street team is in full effect up in this bitch.

Anonymous (January 10, 2007)

funny coming from someone who's best review is a static lullbooooooo

Anonymous (January 10, 2007)

what were these guys thinking? i mean everything is nothing groundbreaking like knifeparty.zine or anything right ?! gimme a break... gatsby american dream are terrible too.

Anonymous (January 10, 2007)

I slept on this band for a bit, so upset that I did. They have instantly become a favorite and are easily some of the best duders around.

Stoked on this record.

damnitsderek (January 9, 2007)

You know, just because a band works hard or they have earned some respect, it doesn't necessarily make them good.

Anonymous (January 9, 2007)

Omg! who wrote this review? !

if you don't know what you are talking about then keep it shut!

atf are highly respected as a band with a quickly expanding fanbase in america and even further afield. They really are quite an original band and write catchy, interesting punk/hardcore/metal songs. All i can say to anyone reading this review is: ignore it completely!

do your own review by listening to the band yourself at: http://www. Myspace. Com/afterthefall518

thank you.

Anonymous (January 9, 2007)

Omg! who wrote this review? !

if you don't know what you are talking about then keep it shut!

atf are highly respected as a band with a quickly expanding fanbase in america and even further afield. They really are quite an original band and write catchy, interesting punk/hardcore/metal songs. All i can say to anyone reading this review is: ignore it completely!

do your own review by listening to the band yourself at: http://www. Myspace. Com/afterthefall518

thank you.

Anonymous (January 9, 2007)

The Australian After The Fall have been around quite a few years now. Suprising they havent had any issues over the name.

Anonymous (January 9, 2007)

if you dont like this your fucking retarded.
ATF is one of the most hard working bands in the albany area. and to whoever did the review obviously just likes to get a rise out of people. im sure if he has a band they suck, but im sure he thinks they are gods gift to man

Brian-your retarded get fucked

Anonymous (January 9, 2007)

I've been listening to these guys for a long time, and the songs on this album are good when compared to a lot of other bands but bad compared to their older material. They almost completely abandoned their more edgy sound for a more generic punk sound. The badass break downs that can be found in their older tracks like "first evolve, then destroy" and "Killing innocent people is terrorism not a war against it" are gone. Those tracks and their previous demo are what really made these guys stand out in front of all the generic cookie cutter emo/punk/screamo bands that dominate the music scape today. They mixed just the right amount of metal/hardcore influences with the dominant punk influences you hear in "Everything" to create a sound that really was all their own on their older material. Unfortunately that isn't the case on "Everything." Although i was kinda disappointed when i first heard it and the way it has all these short instrumental tracks, i will disagree with parts of the review posted above. I think the actual songs are very well written and the quality of the recordings are excellent. The songs are good just not what i expected and hoped for, and I'm sure many others feel the same.

Anonymous (January 9, 2007)

No one cares about bands from texas with the same name, so go away.

Also, this band sounds nothing like Strike Anywhere or No Trigger.

Anonymous (January 9, 2007)

just so you jokers know. this bands is from albany ny not tx and has been around for quite a few years now

http://www.myspace.com/afterthefall518

and by the way, how can you trust reviews on a site thats has the word punk in the name and has listed tour dates for bands like fenix tx and all american rejects

give me a break

Anonymous (January 9, 2007)

solid gold

Anonymous (January 9, 2007)

look at the other shit this dude gave good reviews...yikes

Anonymous (January 9, 2007)

This cd rules!

Anonymous (January 9, 2007)

fuck this.
after the fall broke up 2 years ago
they were from calallen, texas.

yeahright (January 9, 2007)

don't bands check potential names on the internet to see if anyone has taken them?

almostpunkenough (January 9, 2007)

those 4 songs are so great. anyone got this on slsk? i'm gonna order it next week.

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