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xDeathstarx - We Are the Threat (Cover Artwork)

xDeathstarx

xDeathstarx: We Are the ThreatWe Are the Threat (2007)
Facedown Records

Reviewer Rating: 0.5
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Contributed by: AnchorsAnchors
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I really just wanted to do a clever photoshop for We Are the Threat, but realized about five minutes into the process that I'm really not very good at Photoshop. And being that I want to do this review, and band justice, I'm going to leave this tenuous task up to my writing alone. I will still co.
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I really just wanted to do a clever photoshop for We Are the Threat, but realized about five minutes into the process that I'm really not very good at Photoshop. And being that I want to do this review, and band justice, I'm going to leave this tenuous task up to my writing alone.

I will still contest that Cute Is What We Aim For is undoubtedly, unequivocally, absolutely the single worst band I have ever heard in my life, but I'll tell you what: xDeathstarx are trying really, really hard to take that distinction for themselves.

And they do succeed on numerous (read: all) fronts:

  1. More vocalists than necessary. Four, count â??em four singers. There's eight people in this band. Eight! Four of which sing, indiscriminately at that. I can't tell a single one of them apart from the others. Maybe that's to their benefit, considering I can't single anyone out as being any worse than the others. Truth be told, they have decent voices for fronting a hardcore band; my issue lies in the complete and total uniformity with which they perform. Every song is the same pace, same inflection, etc.
  2. Siqqqqqqqqqq breakdowns. I think this one speaks for itself.
  3. As I briefly touched on earlier, every song is exactly the same. The length of these tracks is a moot point, because be it two minutes or twenty, the breakdown-to-actual-music ratio is proportional. And by actual music, I mean â??parts of songs that aren't breakdowns,' and trust me when I say that description is giving these guys the benefit of the doubt..
  4. Lyrics. "For my friends, for my family!" Okay, wrong band, but that's pretty much the essence of any lyrical content to be found on this album. It even bothers me to use a classy word such as â??essence' in conjunction with this spinkick-fest of a record. I won't indulge too much into the lyrics, but I figured this gem would be worthy of mention: "to rebuild, they must destroy the god of whom we owe are [sic, liner notes] freedom." Yeah, I think I'm done here.
Where's Luke Skywalker when you need him?

 

 
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sundowning10 (December 11, 2009)

this album really isn't half as bad as the reviewer says. Like seriously, hardcore has breakdowns so to complain about breakdowns when reviewing a hardcore band seems pointless, especially when the band doesn't actually just fill their songs with 3000 of them. There's one cliche hardcore bro anthem, boo-fucking hoo. Fucking biased prick

Kursk (March 15, 2007)

I agree Anchors, Luke needs to blow up another Death Star.

I really can't name one "bro hardcore" band that i can stand and from what I gathered from your review that's exactly what this band is

Anonymous (March 15, 2007)

No, we just have a bias against gay shit.

Ianw (March 15, 2007)

Oh-so relevent Charles Bronson song: xDumbfucksx.

Anyway, bros. Ya'll obviously just have a CLEAR bias against "hardcore" with a "message".

Anonymous (March 14, 2007)

He listens to a christian hardcore band and doesnt want to hear positive and simple lyrics or breakdowns. There are only breakdowns about 15%-20% of the time. I can understand not liking somthing you review, but dont review something when it looks like you hate the entire genre is based upon, why waste your time?

Anonymous (March 14, 2007)

charles bronson now thats a band i havent listened to in ages

Anonymous (March 14, 2007)

sic liner notes, br0!

joshhighland (March 14, 2007)

freesandwich : I dont play any insturments

Hey_Asshole (March 14, 2007)

score is for charles bronson...

freesandwich (March 14, 2007)

So Josh, which instrument do you play?

Anonymous (March 14, 2007)

www.myspace.com/xwingxhc

Anonymous (March 14, 2007)

Nah, this album is by the numbers. It sounds like their last album, just worse. They are bad. The end.

JoshHighland (March 14, 2007)

1) the photoshop artwork was done by Dave Quiggle. It states that in the liner notes. Dave Quiggle has done artwork for sick of it all, war of ages, jesus wept, bury your dead, NIV, and a ton of other bands. He IS a good artist.

2) Your focus on the break downs but dont mention the power metal riffs, harmonic vocals and amazing drum work on this album. Those things alone set this album apart from a majority of other hardcore or metal core bands.

3) I dont how you can see every song as sounding the same. a few songs focus on harmonic vocals, some have a thrash metal feel to them, others have a power metal feel to them. I think this album is very diverse in the musical styles that is pulls from

4) I understand that the lyrics of xDEATHSTARx are not the usual lyrics that you are used to coming up against. The lyrics focus on christianity and the downfall of men. There is only one straight edge anthem song on this album. I think the lyrics are fairly straight forward. Example: "so lay your head on the block for your truth, for your God. What are they afraid of? our conviction? their conviction? I know what and why I believe." In other words they are putting their music and lyrics out there despite people like this reviewer.

I understand that people wont like or agree with this album, or even like the vocals or lyrics, but this review should have been higher based on the drum and guitar work.

Readers, I suggest you actually listen to the album or some mp3's before you make a final judgment. The reviewer has a clear bias against hardcore bands with a message.

P.S. worst band I have heard lately = Beneath the Sky

Ianw (March 14, 2007)

I was expecting more "WTF? ONLY FAGS DONT LEIK BREAKDOWNS" comments.

Anonymous (March 14, 2007)

get bent anchors

Deathstar rules

Anonymous (March 13, 2007)

yeah breakdowns, hardcore dancers, and lyrics about blood and family are definitely one of the many downfalls to hardcore music these days

Electrickle (March 13, 2007)

Well, I have always made fun of breakdowns, and the people who dance to them.....Fuck I hate breakdowns!

profoundhatredSH (March 13, 2007)

this album is much better then you say it is.

Archangel (March 13, 2007)

"xwingx is better"

This guy ftw!

Anonymous (March 13, 2007)

why is it cool to make fun of breakdowns all of a sudden? reviewer, you're probably the kid with the faggot hair who used to mosh to norma jean 3 years ago. this band sucks, but the reviewer is twice as lame.

Anonymous (March 13, 2007)

xwingx is better

clamum (March 13, 2007)

A review isn't even necesary for a band with Xs around it's name. You should automatically know the band is completely fucking worthless.

Anonymous (March 13, 2007)

Hardcore family!

Nap (March 13, 2007)

just listened to the band on purevolume
sick of this type of band, they are all the same
and i can't realize the difference between these 4 vocalists

Anonymous (March 13, 2007)

xthereisnogodx

Hey_Asshole (March 13, 2007)

Xdumbfucksx

Dante3000 (March 13, 2007)

I'm curious what the photoshop was going to look like.
-Dante

Electrickle (March 13, 2007)

Rich Mullins was a pretty good christian musician to, RIP.

Electrickle (March 13, 2007)

Lol!

Anonymous (March 13, 2007)

the only good christian musician i know of is daniel johnston.

Anonymous (March 13, 2007)

This band is also christian and were on American Chopper to help the one guy "get his anger out" what the fuck. Worst band ever. The only way they would be good is if the four singers sang as a barber shop quartet.

MikeStupid (March 13, 2007)

Xs around a band name might as well be signs that say "Shitty band. Stay Away." Big signs. That flash.

Anonymous (March 13, 2007)

hahahahahaha. score's for the review.

freesandwich (March 13, 2007)

We are the gay

Anonymous (March 13, 2007)

Owned.

Anonymous (March 13, 2007)

last sentence makes the review.

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