Since the Flood - No Compromise (Cover Artwork)

Since the Flood

Since the Flood: No CompromiseNo Compromise (2007)
Metal Blade Records

Reviewer Rating: 1.5

Contributed by: JesseJesse
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Get ready to bro it up! Get your camo shorts and your black lo-top Chuck Taylors with your XVEGANX black t-shirt. Tat up those arms and show off yer spin kicks! Punch some floors, and then gang up on a dude 'cuz he don't roll with your clan, or group, or posse, or whatever the hell you want to call .
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Get ready to bro it up! Get your camo shorts and your black lo-top Chuck Taylors with your XVEGANX black t-shirt. Tat up those arms and show off yer spin kicks! Punch some floors, and then gang up on a dude 'cuz he don't roll with your clan, or group, or posse, or whatever the hell you want to call it. RESPECT!

Since the Flood has got both barrels blazin' on the bro-core front. Just like Earth Crisis before them, they have a bit more in common with Iron Maiden then they do with Minor Threat guitar-wise, but the vibe's still the same as the high school football team that used to give you wedgies for having dyed pink hair.

Examples? Let's look at the lyrics. "From sacrifice comes strength. Strength, what makes a man." "Power, it's mine. You'll learn in time. Justice for them. Move fast. I am revenge." "Every step I take, they'll try, try to bring me down." But don't let those aggro gems turn you away. The band has a softer side too! "What have we become? For all the years spent. Both of our lives touched." "I can't take this anymore, I'm done. Nothing is ever good enough." "The walls are closing in. Goodbye to everything. Separate me, just let me be alone."

Man, I'd make a joke, but this band has beat me to the punchline.

The saddest part is that Since the Flood knows how to write a decent bro-core riff. Their timing, their guitars and drums -- it's all well-polished and not bad to listen to. I can dig some of these grooves. Now, I'm not going to say that they really sound different from each other, but hey -- what the hell, right? It's a formula that many kids are buying.

x(3x + 2y)=xy

Solve for x. Okay, I know, that formula's bullshit. But still, the number of times you have a double-bass kick breakdown versus the number of times you pick it up with a double-time beat. Multiply that by palm muting and divide by drop D bass parts. Add some dude with bloody vocal chords, and you got yourself a CD guaranteed to sell copies to the cliques.

If you like this shit, you'll love this band. If you can't help but pee yourself from laughing so hard at the aggro lyrics, you'll probably hate this shit.


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Ollywood (November 8, 2007)

The equation is pretty funny

Anonymous (May 13, 2007)

circle pits not karate kicks my friend

Anonymous (May 11, 2007)

Since The Flood's first album was delicious. Valor and Vengeance raised the bar for modern hardcore and firmly put STF on the map. It's too bad they couldn't top V&V so they made a cheap carbon copy. Regardless, I will still be turning out to their show next week. I hope they play "Laid to Rest" and lots more from V&V.
on a side note, those of you talking shit about hardcore are cool. You went to a concert one day w/ friends. You got confused when you tried to push and pull your friends around like a bunch of pillow biters and discovered the real mosh. So instead of admitting that you were in over your head, you made fun of "spin kicks" and "punching the ground". you don't need to be embarrased though, if i was worried that my pussy was going to break with my hip I would stay the fuck away from a man like me moshing. you are so cool you have longer hair than my girlfriends.

Albert_Belle (May 10, 2007)

Eddie Murphy's solo career > Since The Flood

Anonymous (May 7, 2007)

who is defending this album? i was the one who said "i don't even like this band/album and i think this review sucks" and i still don't see hardly anyone actually saying "THIS ALBUM IS GOOD."

what is wrong with everyone? yes the review is dumb, and yes punknews.org is probably not the best place to come for thoughts or opinions on any form of hardcore, good or bad, new or old. what else is new?

Anonymous (May 6, 2007)

the people defending this wouldnt know real hardcore if it slapped them in the face. pick up and infest cd and take some notes

Anonymous (May 6, 2007)

i love that the people defending this cd and the genre are saying things like "you don't know anything about hardcore, just die." it really helps to curb the complaints listed about the band/genre...

Anonymous (May 6, 2007)

i hate to burst your bubble, but liking this shit does not speak to the diversity of your musical taste or your alleged maturity.

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Anonymous (May 6, 2007)

apparently i care...believe it or not some people like more than just 1 style of music...even though that is a nono in the punk scene. this is not a review, this is a personal attack on a certain style of music. i doubt the reviewer even listened to the cd. anyhow, the album may not be good...but there are better ways to say that...maybe im just too old for this website

Anonymous (May 5, 2007)

If it's a shitty style of music and a shitty part of the music scene in general, then who cares how accurate his facts about it are?

Anonymous (May 5, 2007)

who ever reviewed this album needs to be shot in the face...
what are you like 12 yrs old? this band may suck but take
a look in the mirror pal.

Anonymous (May 5, 2007)

since the flood>jesse's brother's lame band.

Anonymous (May 5, 2007)

worst band and people

danperrone (May 4, 2007)

y = -3x

Anonymous (May 4, 2007)

i don't even like this band/album and i think this review sucks.

Jesse (May 4, 2007)

I love when people tell me what I know and what I don't. They're also really good at telling me what I like and what I don't like.

Anonymous (May 4, 2007)

the only thing more crap about this cd is the shit reviewer. you sound like an idiot. learn how to review music. you know nothing about hardcore. die!

Anonymous (May 4, 2007)

um, most brocore kids couldn't even tell you what veganism is, let alone care enough about it to follow through on the diet.

Anonymous (May 4, 2007)

Yeah, tough-guy hardcore is an ideologically bankrupt sub-sub-subgenre, although occasionally the music itself can be good, especially if you need something like Pantera without making yourself feel like a drunken redneck. The lyrics aren't really the focus of this genre - it's the totally croosh mosh parts, bro.

AphasiacIIC (May 4, 2007)

you realize "hxc" kids hate "bros" right? and who cares if a certain group of people listen to a band? its about the MUSIC here not who the fuck the fans are. if i based music on its fans id hate the larry arms because somany people on here like them

brown (May 4, 2007)

Ah! I miss the good old Jesse reviews!

Amazingthemike (May 4, 2007)

This review kind of sucks... come on, that intro is horrible.

Anonymous (May 4, 2007)

I miss the days when Metal Blade would release decent metal albums

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