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Earth Crisis

Earth Crisis: Breed the Killers [reissue]Breed the Killers [reissue] (2008)
I Scream Records

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Anybody remember Earth Crisis? The straight-edge, vegan metalcore band from way back? Well, yes, I suppose a few of you do because they weren't actually bad, but I always found them most notable for vocalist Karl Beuchner being a person who wore a bandana and wasn't Axl Rose. Which you don't do. .
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Anybody remember Earth Crisis? The straight-edge, vegan metalcore band from way back? Well, yes, I suppose a few of you do because they weren't actually bad, but I always found them most notable for vocalist Karl Beuchner being a person who wore a bandana and wasn't Axl Rose.

Which you don't do.

Because you look a twat.

And he did look a twat. A right twat.

Lets not hold that against them; it's just unfortunate that the name 'Earth Crisis' conjures that mental image.

The music on Breed the Killers is of another era: when metalcore and Victory weren't in regrettable states, populated by a bunch of sissies with fashionable haircuts grunting through their tight jeans over a wankery take on melodic death metal.

No -- this reissue of their late `98 Roadrunner release contains riffs that really are a middle ground between hardcore and metal, between Sick of it All and Pantera. There are groove-laden heavy riffs with a vicious hardcore heart, with Beuchner retching his vocal chords over the top, spouting out against the evils of the meat industry (the inlay contains a small essay about its evils, too, since the vocals are more or less indecipherable) and empires. And, although it's easy to get fuddled about the militant veganism preaching and righteousness involved in the record's soul, it's nice to hear a record with clear convictions.

There is a slight stagnation as the album goes; the pace, riffs and ideas get slightly repetitive. The quality doesn't really drop -- just the level of interest in them.

It's an unrelenting pounding with few thoughts of variation or melody, but if you dig deep heavy grooves and a bit of tofu whilst punching a whaler in the face, this is certainly for you.

 

 
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maersk (November 9, 2010)

theyve always been a step up from say, hatebreed, but thats not saying much.......theyve always been firmly rooted in the wifebeater/camo shorts/anti abortion sector of hardcore that i was never into..........day of suffering and slavearc are the only hardline vegan bands worth listening to anyways.

eazyd2 (November 8, 2008)

your mom you cunt

mattramone (November 7, 2008)

Does anyone even actually like this band?

Archangel (November 7, 2008)

What a terrible review. Not even a serious fan of this band. Awful attempt.

the_problem_with_fire (November 6, 2008)

firestorm, my ass

david_arquette (November 6, 2008)

http://girthcrisis.blogspot.com

This band sucks. My blog does not.

mikexdude (November 6, 2008)

Firestorm is the only good thing this band did.

eljipo (November 6, 2008)

Everyone should shut the fuck up and go listen to "Gomorrah's Season Ends. Good Earth Crisis, no matter if you're sXe or not.

miniblindbandit (November 6, 2008)

"twat" sounds better with a british accent than an american one. the reviewer is british so he can pull it off.

almostpunkenough (November 6, 2008)

one of the worst reviews i've read in a while.

SlowStupidHungry (November 6, 2008)

Leaf by leaf, blunt by blunt... Toking it all up.

holy_balls (November 5, 2008)

I like the words beefy and tit face together. beefy tit face.

mikexdude (November 5, 2008)

Really? Cunt's pronunciation implies something more bold and assertive, twat just seems juvenile.

thirtyseconds (November 5, 2008)

I like the word "twat".

I think "cunt" is worse. I also don't like "bastards" or "fat fucker", as I am one.

blip (November 5, 2008)

i enjoy some of their early stuff but couldn't really get into this as much.

SlackMFr (November 5, 2008)

Earth Crisis is a complete joke, what a horrible sound the make together. More like Ear Crisis.

IamMclovin (November 5, 2008)

SXE crews are stupid. Someone choosing not to drink or do drugs however does not bother me.

Dante3000 (November 5, 2008)

Also, DERP Crisis.
-Dante

Dante3000 (November 5, 2008)

If only there was a picture of one of their fans who looked totally ridiculous. Then you could be like,"This guy (in the picture) is stoked".

Too bad.
-Dante

WesMantooth (November 5, 2008)

inb4 earth crisis face tattoo

zombie-guru (November 5, 2008)

Destroy the Machines>

gnardo (November 5, 2008)

Sorry, but this is a horrible review. Like really, really bad.

breakout (November 5, 2008)

no thanks

freesandwich (November 5, 2008)

score is for straight edge.

fuckin a

mikexdude (November 5, 2008)

Score is for the word "twat".

Straight edge is stupid.

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