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Full Blown Chaos

Full Blown Chaos: Heavy Lies the CrownHeavy Lies the Crown (2007)
Ferret Records

Reviewer Rating: 1


Contributed by: SloaneDaleySloaneDaley
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If I were to complete my review here and now by telling you that Full Blown Chaos' newest album was a boring metallic hardcore album full of double bass drumming, growling vocals and breakdowns, what would you say? Would you perhaps say that I had just written a generic review? I use the term har.
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If I were to complete my review here and now by telling you that Full Blown Chaos' newest album was a boring metallic hardcore album full of double bass drumming, growling vocals and breakdowns, what would you say? Would you perhaps say that I had just written a generic review?

I use the term hardcore rather loosely you see, because this is mostly metal, and not good metal, either -- extremely tired metal. The connections to hardcore are likely the archaic chivalrous notions of things like honour that permeate the NYHC scene that are found peppered liberally throughout the album. After repeated listens the album starts to bleed together and eek its way into the background; it becomes the sort of thing you might want to listen to while doing algebra homework. The only songs that break out of the monotonous churning of this album are the opener "Firefight" due to its faster than average tempo and the instrumental "Mojave Red Pt.1" with its clean guitars and drum pattern that actually changes things up.

If the band's name was‚?¶I don't know‚?¶.the Lolipops, I would expect their songs to be the sort of pop tunes I could hum along to while folding laundry. With a name like Full Blown Chaos and an album name like Heavy Lies the Crown it would be easy to expect something completely heavy and chaotic. Instead of that, this release is almost completely devoid of any surprises at all, much less chaos; rather, the band ends up sounding like a slightly revved up Hatebreed. Basically Full Blown Chaos' biggest advantage is that they aren't actually Hatebreed; next time they should take that and run with it. Until then I suggest you stick to algebra.

 

 
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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
epoch (December 7, 2007)

What else do you expect from Ferret records?

SloaneDaley (December 6, 2007)

congrats on the yellow sticker, btw. jondaley ftw.

thanks man, I wear the yellow sticker with utmost pride and aww well golly jee gosh your making me blush.

GlassPipeMurder (December 6, 2007)

congrats on the yellow sticker, btw. jondaley ftw.

eatdogs (December 4, 2007)

the singer from this band is a short guy.

Ass_Pirate (December 4, 2007)

"This site has no business attempting to review metal albums. period." Actually most metal sites would have bashed this album. It recieved a low score because it's a bad album, not because the reviewer is an angry metal hating punk.

sugarfull (December 4, 2007)

Another generic Ferret record. Sigh.

And no, metal fans do not love this record. Speaking from experience, of course.

Albert_Belle (December 4, 2007)

Well this metal fan does NOT like this album.

conduit (December 4, 2007)

*sigh* this band used to be good..

SloaneDaley (December 4, 2007)

oh and I didn't hate the album completely I gave a half star each for each song that was worth anything which is being generous.

SloaneDaley (December 4, 2007)

haha is this a generic review? read the first few lines.

if metal fans love this I'd be interested to know why they settle for pure shit. I recently reviewed Today Is The Day's Willpower now THAT has good metal. I'd like to know what is so great about this album cuz it certainly isn't the guitar sound or the songwriting.

flowerfeeder (December 4, 2007)

Metal fans love this record. It is FAR FROM a one star record.

If this type of music is not your thing, cool. No need to bash a good album to make that point.

This site has no business attempting to review metal albums. Period.

LeightonESmith (December 4, 2007)

Another typical punknews metalcore bashing review.
Fish? Barrels? Anyone?

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