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It Dies Today

It Dies Today: The Caitiff ChoirThe Caitiff Choir (2004)
Trustkill Records

Reviewer Rating: 1


Contributed by: crazytoledocrazytoledo
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It Dies Today is easily one of the largest metalcore bands to date. They've not only released an album that has recieved outstanding reviews from the press, but they also earned a spot on Ozzfest in 2005. Their fanbase has also grown throughout the years, with it obviously being at its peak now. Too.
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It Dies Today is easily one of the largest metalcore bands to date. They've not only released an album that has recieved outstanding reviews from the press, but they also earned a spot on Ozzfest in 2005. Their fanbase has also grown throughout the years, with it obviously being at its peak now. Too bad solid reviews from the press and a large fanbase don't mean you can make a good release these days.

The band's first album does have a few high points -- but it's all too hit or miss. "A Threnody for Modern Romance" is easily the standout track and it's filled with some clean vocals that reminded me of earlier Thrice. "Severed Ties Lead to Severed Heads" has an interesting layered scream followed by a rather catchy chorus. "Freak Gasoline Fight Accident" is also saved by the vocal performance by Nicholas Brooks. In fact, the best thing from The Caitiff Choir is easily Brooks vocals -- he completely nails the singing and his shouting isn't as bad as it could be.

But when it comes to every other aspect, It Dies Today just can't keep up. The guitars on this album are extremly bad. The tone is off and there is nothing there when it comes to the rhythm guitar. The bass is barely there, a problem too many metalcore bands follow these days, and I can't say one thing about the drums except that they're a textbook definition of generic. Tracks like "My Promise" and "The Depravity Waltz" perfectly sum up It Dies Today -- horribly overrated.

While The Caitiff Choir had its rare moments, at this time It Dies Today lacked the strong songwriting skills required to create a thoroughly enjoyable CD. It doesn't help that the recording and production of the album is horrible for the budget it obviously got.

 


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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.
Thenumber12 (February 13, 2011)

This album is old as shit but it is way better than 1 star for real.

crazytoledo (December 8, 2008)

Just saying, but this and the UE review posted were written back in like 2005.

gutterrock (October 6, 2008)

Seriously? A review to bash on a 4 year old record -no one- is talking about?

whitreyu (October 6, 2008)

This guy really hates this band. Haha. Two different reviews and both one star. Not that I disagree...

tenwestchaser (October 3, 2008)

1) They are most certainly passed their peak....their peak was 2 or 3 years ago when this first came out. 2) While this certainly isn't a great release, I must say that it deserves plenty more than 1 star. Maybe if this just came out today it would seem god awful. Truth is, this horse was only about half dead from being beaten when this album came out. My verdict? Catchy throw-away guilty pleasure mall metal. Score is what I'd give it. Sits right on the fence.

xote (October 3, 2008)

Yeah this band has always sucked.

preston (October 3, 2008)

When will this mall metal end?! Though, I realize that when this type of mall metal ends a new mall metal will begin.

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