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The Stickup: Please, DiseasePlease, Disease (2006)
Verona

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: BryneBryne
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When it comes to relatively unknown bands, first impressions are crucial. If a band isn't able to grab you and hold your attention within a couple of songs, chances are good the CD will head to the bottom of your pile, never to be played again. With Please, Disease, the Stickup avoid this all-too-co.


When it comes to relatively unknown bands, first impressions are crucial. If a band isn't able to grab you and hold your attention within a couple of songs, chances are good the CD will head to the bottom of your pile, never to be played again. With Please, Disease, the Stickup avoid this all-too-common fault and deliver a solid debut EP.

In five songs and nineteen-and-a-half minutes, Please, Disease treats the listener to a brand of unique and nearly perfectly executed post-hardcore. The Stickup avoid most of the genre's common pitfalls. The vocals are yelled, not screamed, which is a plus. The backing music is at times calcuated and at other times frenetic, but it's never too much of either. From the aggressive restraint of opener "The Speaker Takes the Stage" to the catapluting, erupting finish in the epic "Dance Class Disaster," Please, Disease provides one dynamic note after another.

In a scene long on unintelligible noise and unnecessary screaming and short on balls, the Stickup are a more than welcome change. I just may have to give this genre a second chance after all.

 

 
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SilentStorms (January 26, 2007)

Didn't much care for the review ...

blake88 (January 25, 2007)

i love this ep and the band is amazing. i saw them at the red square and they were pretty sweet. it would have been better if that place wasnt so sketchy

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Hey, stupid face, my balls aren't holy. I'm gay, and all gays go to hell. Hell is not holy. Way to post an un-funny contradiction. Eat my asshole.

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Anonymous (January 24, 2007)

best new band in Ontario is Attack in Black not this shit

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Holy_Balls (January 24, 2007)

I thought the bands name was The Stifftit at first. Score is for The Stifftit

maverick (January 23, 2007)

Outstanding EP. My favorite of 2006.

-Scott

Anonymous (January 23, 2007)

unintelligeble noise=I am uncapable of understanding the music, ergo, I am going to dump on their playing style.

Anonymous (January 23, 2007)

i'll have to check this out...way prefer the shouted vocals to screamed ones

adam (January 23, 2007)

This is a great little EP.

-adam

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