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Career Suicide - Anthology of Releases: 2001-2003 (Cover Artwork)

Career Suicide

Career Suicide: Anthology of Releases: 2001-2003Anthology of Releases: 2001-2003 (2006)
Deranged Records

Reviewer Rating: 4.5
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Contributed by: SpookySpooky
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I don't even know where to start here other than to say that Career Suicide is the clear-cut definition of hardcore punk. They've put out countless snarling, in-your-face EPs since 2001, but their anthologies really sum up what they've accomplished so far. Not only are their songs furious and featur.
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I don't even know where to start here other than to say that Career Suicide is the clear-cut definition of hardcore punk. They've put out countless snarling, in-your-face EPs since 2001, but their anthologies really sum up what they've accomplished so far. Not only are their songs furious and feature blistering solos in almost every one, they have, bar-none, one of the best vocalists I think I've ever heard in a punk band.

On a side note: Let me start by saying that frontman Martin Farkas is a lunatic. I don't think I've seen anyone match his intensity at a live show (sorry, Dan Yemin) before and this makes for one of the most frantic compilations I've ever had the privilege of buying.

I have to say, these guys are my favorite hardcore band, ever. This anthology of releases showing off their 2001-2003 song list is nothing short of amazing. With songs like "Part and Parcel" that begin with feedback and then rage into a dark bassline followed by loud and obnoxious drums, you really can't go wrong here.

Songs like "Fall-Out" make me wince they're so good, especially in the beginning with nothing but Farkas screaming his head off. I constantly find myself listening to this album and I really believe that Career Suicide can do no wrong. I absolutely love stuff like "Bend at the Crease" that goes from slow to insanely fast in a split second. I think "Day by Day" is also worth a mention, since it's a 45-second epic that will make any drummer question his abilities.

I'd go more into songs here but I really can't say much more. Every song on this album is top-notch. The vocals are just plain vicious and I really wonder how this guy keeps singing live without pulling a Schwarzenbach. Also, it's worthy to note that Jonah Falco is one of the greatest guitarists in the hardcore punk scene today. Never have I heard such amazingly fast guitar work and solos in songs like "While You're Ahead" and on their 2007 release Attempted Suicide.

So, if you're tired of (Insert melodic punk band) or (Insert any other appropriate comparison), you haven't heard hardcore until you've heard Career Suicide. Do yourself a favor and buy all that you can by these guys; they're the best thing on Deranged and Sewercide.

 

 
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SilentStorms (December 17, 2008)

Dude, just cuz someone took a picture of a guy jumping doesn't mean they're ripping of the Suicide Machines.

hayman (December 16, 2008)

Sounds like a pretty sweet band, I'll have to check this out.

INDW (December 16, 2008)

so are these guys deliberately referencing the sucide machines in every possible way on this release (title/cover) or is it merely a subliminal influence?

danpib08 (December 15, 2008)

Once they stopped tagging along everywhere with Fucked Up i kinda assumed they called it quits...

They palyed Philly w/o Fucked Up a few months back and I beleve they are headed over to Europe to do some shows (don't quote me on that, I am too lazy to fact check but I beleve that is the case).

Xote (December 14, 2008)

This band rules. Always has and always will. This band is not a trend

theonetruebill (December 12, 2008)

NotPatriotic - Wolfbrigade just posted a bulletin saying that Deranged is putting out their new LP in North America so try to make that an 11/10

theonetruebill (December 12, 2008)

"I give it 8 months before you guys call this band played out."

I would agree with you if "The Sandwich Brigade" (as I've begun to think of them in my head) were posting in this but so far none have made an appearance so it's pretty safe.

NotPatriotic (December 12, 2008)

Score is for Deranged Records

randomd (December 12, 2008)

unbelievable live band
also '' I don't think I've seen anyone match his intensity at a live show''- ross from ceremony

jamespastepunk (December 12, 2008)

I give it 8 months before you guys call this band played out.

justinucr (December 12, 2008)

Hey Spooky,
your reviews are good & enthusiastic ...but they keep going wrong(this and the foo fighters review) when you get super defensive and borderline asshole-ish and end up alienating people by essentially mocking people for not knowing or liking the same things you do. So please stop using the "(Insert whatever influential band)" thing and try to be more helpful rather than antagonistic, it'll usually influence people to check out said records more-so when your reviews have an inviting tone to them. -justin.

theonetruebill (December 12, 2008)

Just echoing what everyone else says by pointing out how great this band is. It took me a little while to really get into them, strangely enough. I ignored them until a little over two years ago because of a lot of the annoying hype and I'm kicking myself now.

givemeamuseumandillfillit (December 12, 2008)

Once they stopped tagging along everywhere with Fucked Up i kinda assumed they called it quits...

danpib08 (December 12, 2008)

Love this band, love both the anthologies. Wish Fucked Up would break up so that this would be a full time band.

xshoutoutx (December 12, 2008)

Rad band, enough said

chrisafi (December 12, 2008)

gooooood shit

inagreendase (December 11, 2008)

So fucking good. I like this better than the second volume.

R3vengeTherapy (December 11, 2008)

I like Attempted Suicide a lot. Great stuff, but I wish the dudes in this band who are in The Marvelous Darlings need to focus on that band just enough to release an LP. So fucking good.

SlowStupidHungry (December 11, 2008)

Definitely has my favorite stuff of theirs. What a great band. So many great songs.

miniblindbandit (December 11, 2008)

awesome

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