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Four Letter Lie

Four Letter Lie: Let Your Body Take OverLet Your Body Take Over (2006)
Victory Records

Reviewer Rating: 2


Contributed by: AnchorsAnchors
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I've got some four-letter lies for you: Good. Fair. Okay. Any of those distinctions would be completely blasphemous when used in conjunction with Let Your Body Take Over, an album so chock full of five-year-old clichés and tired themes that I'm surprised Jay Leno hasn't integrated it to his .
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I've got some four-letter lies for you:

Good.
Fair.
Okay.

Any of those distinctions would be completely blasphemous when used in conjunction with Let Your Body Take Over, an album so chock full of five-year-old clichés and tired themes that I'm surprised Jay Leno hasn't integrated it to his late night stand-up.

Metalcore, pure and simple, you'll find the same breakdowns and sung vocals as Underoath was doing, and doing better, six years ago. By the standard of what the genre is in 2008, they're par for the course, at worst a two over. By the standard of music as a whole, they're still riding a train that most bands with good sense jumped off during Bush's first term in office. The sing/scream dynamic so over-used in the genre is more pronounced on Let Your Body Take Over than with most; if you catch certain songs at a certain time you'd never even know it was metalcore at all.

"Feel Like Fame" is more Fall Out Boy than Underoath, right down to vocalist Brian Nagan sounding scarily similar to Patrick Stump, right down to his intonation during the higher notes of the song. What would be a solid pop-rock track is thrown into gimmick territory when the heavy guitars and screamed vocals enter the fray for about four seconds. It happens on three separate occasions, each of those occasions killing any momentum the melody had set.

With song titles like "Baby, You're My Bad Habit," you essentially know what's coming down the pike, and this is no exception. The dichotomy between the completely average sounding screamed vocals and the melodic singing leans towards the former, and it's unfortunate. The sung vocals are pristine and tactful, and are the only aspect of the music that keeps the record from being completely forgettable. When Nagan is singing, the tone of the guitars perfectly suits him and so does the pace of his bandmates -- too bad that it's all for nothing as soon as the badly-timed screaming ruins another of what could have been a solid track.

Just listen to Underoath.

 

 
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tp2 (April 24, 2008)

dude this record and this band is kick ass i seen them live and it was rad

xartaficial_romance (November 20, 2007)

I actually enjoyed this album. Very true they need more work on somethings. But some catchy songs are on this album and others horrible. A little more work and i could see this band MAYBE getting alot more popular.

Anonymous (August 20, 2007)

Brian doesn't sing he only screams. Fatty kevin sings

And their album art I wanna say josh clancy designed it

Myspace.com/toothjuice

They're all friends of mine.. But you're right. This cd is horrible

icapped2pac (August 18, 2007)

"an album so chock full of five-year-old clichés and tired themes that I’m surprised Jay Leno hasn’t integrated it to his late night stand-up. "

Well put, dude.

GlassPipeMurder (August 17, 2007)

I dig ya Anchors. i personally am not a fan of under0ath, so that's probably why I couldn't get into it at all.

Anonymous (August 17, 2007)

shitty underoath rip off trendhoppiing sorry excuse for music. you should see these guys live, its hilarious. DIE four letter lie.

Anchors (August 17, 2007)

Glasspipe - I mean, it's bad, but it's not awful or unlistenable, you know? It's derivative, but not to the level where somebody who digs this kind of music couldn't enjoy it.

They just sound like a b-level Underoath, and I like Underoath, so that's why it didn't get a 1 or a 2.

Anonymous (August 17, 2007)

Easily one of the wost bands I've ever heard. They deserve negative stars for this album.

Dante3000 (August 17, 2007)

There's a lot of "Right down" in that third full paragraph.
I got a four letter lie for ya "Penis".
-Dante
Get it? It's a lie because it's five letters.

coldwaffles (August 17, 2007)

this review sounds like you should have given it a 1 not a 2.

Anonymous (August 17, 2007)

please dont ever tell people to listen to underoath ever again. the last thing we need is another crowd of god fearing boys in their sisters pants and black hair.

Anonymous (August 17, 2007)

The cover and title makes this look like it should be some shitty killers rip-off. Instead they're a shitty metalcore rip-off.

Anonymous (August 17, 2007)

this band makes me ashamed to say i'm from minneapolis.

"I've got a four letter life for you.... GOOD"

this joke has been said over and over again for the last 3 years.

sighs.... bastards.

little kids love-em though

GlassPipeMurder (August 17, 2007)

whoa! surprised you liked this enough for a 4...personally i thought it was one of the worst albums i'd heard in years, but i only gave it one listen. maybe i'll check it out again.

Anonymous (August 17, 2007)

i saw these jerk offs in milwaukee at summerfest. talk about a trend hopping band. i wanted to punch their "screamer" in the face he was such an idiot up there. they were all 10 years old. fuck this band!

Anonymous (August 17, 2007)

as a digital artist i am appalled by their cover art

crazytoledo (August 17, 2007)

I still think these guys are one of their funner bands to see live. Well, at least out of this genre.

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