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Abacabb: DemoDemo (2006)
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Reviewer Rating: 3.5


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Do you ever really, really like a band that you can never go see live? You should try it. It's interesting. Abacabb's a band like that. I'll just say they play heavy, slam-infused, technical grind/death metalcore. Are you going to have white-belt hoodie kid nightmares tonight? If so, then you .


Do you ever really, really like a band that you can never go see live?

You should try it. It's interesting.

Abacabb's a band like that. I'll just say they play heavy, slam-infused, technical grind/death metalcore. Are you going to have white-belt hoodie kid nightmares tonight? If so, then you catch my drift.

Although you'll probably want to stay away from their shows (unless you want your girlfriend getting elbowed in the face so you can get in a fight with the short, fat Ralph Macchio wannabe who did it), you'll probably give their demo a few more spins than you would most of the garbage that kids into that kind of stuff play nowadays.

You'll like it because it actually is technical. It's not just br00t4l or fast or low. It changes meter, changes tempo, skips two-steps and breakdowns for the most part, and is played right.

It's also creative. Not all the sounds coming out of the guitars are notes, and not everything is in insert-bottom-sting-here minor.

Just be warned that, as is to be expected of this stuff, the lyrics are insultingly dumb and delivered in the dumbest, least-sincere ways possible (bree, anyone?). Obligatory stupid movie clips are present, too.

Once upon a time, though, this was an interesting genre with some refreshing music inside of it. Some of that music sounded a lot like this, so if you're looking for 'good' metalcore, you might as well give Abacabb a try, even if you never earned your blackbelt and you have too much self-respect to start training in the middle of the floor at a hardcore show.

 

 
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xote (April 14, 2008)

Not such a good band. At all. Nice kids though.

Hasheesh (April 13, 2008)

Score's for the Genesis album with one less B in its name.

thus_spoke_sean (April 12, 2008)

Score is for Mortal Kombat.

you beat me to it

moneenerd (April 12, 2008)

metalcore mosh crap. its slightly more genuine than most of the bury your deads out there, but its not better. christian grind? please/

sugarfull (April 12, 2008)

This band is okay.

24HourPriapism (April 11, 2008)

As with most subgenres affiliated with metalcore, there is a strong feeling of backlash and resentment from traditional metal and extreme metal fans who feel as though their music is being co-opted and cashed-in for profit. For this reason, many bands find themselves mislabeled or attacked through the Internet and in print in critical chastising, even before normal musical development can occur. This has in turn led to the rejection of the label by many bands, and defending of by others.

inagreendase (April 11, 2008)

You could probably put "The Number Twelve Looks Like You" into this same review and no one would be the wiser.

ponch (April 11, 2008)

Nice review dude

branden (April 11, 2008)

seems like they share their name with a genesis album. what dopes

kevinh (April 11, 2008)

Score is for Mortal Kombat.

crazytoledo (April 11, 2008)

Are you going to have white-belt hoodie kid nightmares tonight? If so, then you catch my drift.

...i feel insulted here

well at least i'm haunting somebody in their sleep

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