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No Risk: The Great DemiseThe Great Demise (2007)
self-released

Reviewer Rating: 2.5
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Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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No Risk is not at the epitome of proficiency, nor organization regarding their raw, rather Bigwig-influenced sound, but The Great Demise isn't half-bad considering. This seven-song EP is simply missing something. From the pseudo-ska dose of "Scene Politics" to the sloppy "Soundtrack of Our Genera.
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No Risk is not at the epitome of proficiency, nor organization regarding their raw, rather Bigwig-influenced sound, but The Great Demise isn't half-bad considering.

This seven-song EP is simply missing something. From the pseudo-ska dose of "Scene Politics" to the sloppy "Soundtrack of Our Generation," you can hear something good stirring but the end result just doesn't sit on the tongue amazingly. It's better than most 'local band' releases but just doesn't quite pass the threshold. There's lots of somewhat intricate riffs and a solid, aggressive pace, but If the arrangements were tightened up, the vocals delivered with a stronger conviction, I think something would really be on tap here.

The Great Demise unfortunately does not churn out exceptional anthems, or many memorable points, but as far as first outputs go it's not the bottom of the barrel -- maybe just an arm's length down.

Soundtrack of Our Generation [clip]

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Scene Politics
Listening Disorder
Whores and Heroes

 

 
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Anonymous (March 6, 2007)

I just reviewed the CD and it is pretty good. Come to punk rock review to see thought out reviews. Not this emo loving shit.

fashioncoresux (March 3, 2007)

I fucked up my last post on the score. I thought I chose 4 stars, not 4 out of 10. (that system is overly confusing, why not just put the stars in the drop down menu.

jonnytaint (February 27, 2007)

The reviewer is fucking retarded. They are a punk band! They're not going to have a studio produced sound, especially when they recorded it themselves. Personally, I think it punk the way it's supposed to be, raw, edgy, & with attitude. - Fuck the world - Jonny Taint

fashioncoresux (February 24, 2007)

I have to disagree with Brian. With all the bullshit fashioncore punk music out there, this ep is a breathe of fresh air that screams of conviction. Sure there are a couple of rare spots that could be slightly tighter, but considering the shoestring budget and cutting it in only three days, I'd say fuck picking on small details. This is punk anyways. The lyrics and message, of songs like Soundtrack of Our Generation, Paper Jesus, and Whores and Heroes, alone deserve more than a two and half rating.

OverDefined (February 23, 2007)

No comments?

I will comment.

......nothing to say.

Blah blah orgcore.

Peed pants.

Dillinger Four.

Fuck bands I don't like.

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