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Attack Attack!

Attack Attack!: Someday Came SuddenlySomeday Came Suddenly (2008)
Rise Records

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Whenever there is a huge trend in rock music, there's always that one band that just does something so ridiculous with their trendy music to sound different. I hate to say it, but Attack Attack! is that band for the post-hardcore/screamo/metalcore trend that has been going on for what seems like age.
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Whenever there is a huge trend in rock music, there's always that one band that just does something so ridiculous with their trendy music to sound different. I hate to say it, but Attack Attack! is that band for the post-hardcore/screamo/metalcore trend that has been going on for what seems like ages.

It's obvious that they're trying to be the next big thing, but in order to do that they'll have to stick out somehow. They've got that part down. So what do they do? Do they put effort into their instruments? No. How about into their songwriting? Definitely not. Or how about their vocals? Nope, not here. Instead, they replace the usual whiny vocals with Auto-Tuned singing (if you don't know what that, is just listen to it and you'll realize what I mean).

Despite what I said, it's not always bad--there are some enjoyable songs like "Shred, White, and Blue" or the hit of the album, "Stick Stickly." But those songs aren't even that great.

Simply put, Attack Attack! is just your typical, generic screamo band, with electronica breakdowns of course. It's bands like this that make it seem like you can record anything and call it music and people will praise you for it.

 

 
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The album doesn't have a title or a release date yet, but you can follow the writing and recording process through the members' individual Twitter accounts. Comeau, Bouvier and Lefebvre are all tweeting about the record.

Droddy (April 17, 2010)

chugga-chugga-chugga. chugga-chugga-chugga. cookie-monster angry at girl. chugga-chugga-chugga. chugga-chugga-chugga. breakdown. chugga-chugga-chugga. chugga-chugga-chugga. cookie-monster wish girl like him, let elmo take over on vocals. chugga-chugga-chugga. chugga-chugga-chugga.

tpotechnickel (April 16, 2010)

Never did i use the term popular, by showing those stats i was simply showing that this band does have a following and they have it for a reason. And yes if a band that is not hyped all over media outlets(unlike Brittany Spears) catches a following that is a good reason to check them out and show some respect. Again if you already don't like this style of music what is your business here on this review. Do you think you will honestly turn everyone that likes this band against them with such witty comments as they are stupid or they suck. It is obvious you are not eclectic at all and are very close minded. This music is good for what it is supposed to be and no i do not think they are going to change musical history but they do deserve respect. To say they will be forgotten about in two years is absolutely asinine as here we are two years after this album was released debating it. I believe you are delusional to think that nobody likes this band based on no one else commenting because the people that like this band aren't on here for good reason...close minded people like you that wish everything sounded like punk from 10 years ago and resist change.

I do however like that you finally said something about the music, as in saying its overproduced which is what i believe you were trying to convey, is a statement about the band rather than just insulting the band with no basis. Either way im done with this because i will get nowhere on this site unless i go to a hot water music review and say how great they are and i knew this from the start, just thought i could maybe change one of your ignorant minds.

TheFabulousWesleyTyler (April 16, 2010)

Tpotechnickel, your delusion is more evident with each comment.

So in accordance with the way you view/judge bands (artists) Britney Spears must be among the best in the world, if not one of your favourite acts, eh? She is vastly more successful, in that she sells more records, plays bigger venues, sells more tickets, etc than this shit band.

It's simple, you daftly confused (I can only imagine you to be a) teenage-girl- Attack Attack is the fucking worst because the music is horrible (far too much studio FX, autotune), their approach to writing music is worse (let's pick whatever rubbish is most popular & throw it into the mix- in regards to that bullshit autotune electronica). It sounds ridiculous & I simply laugh in embarrassment for the members when listening.

Lastly, if they're so 'popular' why are you the only mong defending them, eh? Face is it lad, you're an idiot & with every comment you provide fuck-all but more evidence of just that.

tpotechnickel (April 16, 2010)

I am sick of people on this website being close minded about music i like and saying how good some punk rock band that has been out for way too longs new album is. I am bringing supporting facts to show that none of you have any idea what you are talking about and your only defense is saying this band isn't musical or they suck. But to actually talk about the songs on a real level and describe them seems to be something you all don't know how to do. Maybe its your lack of experience with describing music, but this is not a page with a real review or real comments if all anyone can say is they suck. This is not the bouncing souls or nofx's 72nd album so i should have known people on this website would be ignorant and hate it, i was just hoping to give someone who does enjoy this style of music a different look at this band than "they are crap" as that is not an accurate description.

And no i am not in this band nor am i in any band that considers themselves straight forward punk which is the only style of music anyone on this website seems to praise. The reason i am not in a band of that nature is because it's played out. There are FAR FAR FAR more straight up punk rock bands out there than there are bands of this nature and that is a fact.

thepopeofchili-town (April 16, 2010)

Dude, are you in the band or something? I would see no other reason to defend this garbage. It has no redeeming musical value, none. No one cares how many albums you sold in the first week, but since we're talking about it, The 59 Sound didn't really take off for a few months, although when it finally did, it REALLY took off. Last time Gaslight were in Denver, they sold out a1500 capacity venue. Last time Attack Attack was here they played a 500 capacity venue and they weren't even the headliner.

tpotechnickel (April 16, 2010)

Someday Came Suddenly peaked at #25 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and #193 on the Billboard 200,[3] with sales of more than 3,600 in its first week.[4].
The ‚??59 Sound
The album was simultaneously released on vinyl. The Green Hell Exclusive was limited to 300 copies.[citation needed] The second most limited color, white (with only 500 copies pressed[6]) completely sold out in its first few hours of availability on Vinyl Collective's pre-order page. The third most limited color, blue (limited to 1,000 copies[7]) has also sold out. The album was also pressed on the standard black (see this website for more info on the LP's color pressings).

That's the only info i could find on your precious gaslight anthems record sales. Why? Because they are in no way bigger than attack attack. In fact when gaslight anthem comes to my hometown they play the shitty little clubs and when attack attack comes they play the real venues. 3,600 in the first week. I would say they sell some albums. Also the description i got from most places describing Gaslight Anthem was "they mix punk with Bruce Springsteen". That's some classy genre blending right there. Also i am not saying genre blending is what music needs. I am saying anything different and new is what music needs, genre blending applies to this specific debate. Also from first to last and my chemical romance sound nothing like this band and if you think they do I don't know why i'm even debating with you, as you are a lost cause. Someone name a band that actually sounds like this band and don't you dare say abandon all ships, sky eats airplane, or i see stars because if you actually listen to this style of music you know how although these bands employ some of the same tactics they have very different overall sounds. So if you dont like this style of music, dont post comments like they suck. Use real terminology to describe the music. Keep em comin people.

Solix (April 16, 2010)

"I would really enjoy watching everyone of you that has commented in the pit at an attack attack show and watch you all get destroyed first off. Just because this band does not play the same generic crap that is so overly praised on this website is no reason to be a total ass and not give this band credit. They are mixing genre's which is what music needs now. Maybe its not the most techy music ever but it sure is heavy and fun to throw down too. Everyone needs to get off their high horse and come back down to earth where this band is successful and your band is not. Gimmick you call it, i call you jealous of the fact that in a time where making money playing music is getting more and more impossible, these guys are out on their grind making it happen. I tell you what, I am."

Wait, wait, wait.

Wait.

I should like this band because they're hard working, successful, and faring better than my band? That's no reason to like a band. That's hardly even a reason to respect a band. If the music is bad, I don't care. End of story. My band works pretty hard at what we do and I certainly don't expect praise for it. Hell, I am shocked and humbled by any compliment my band gets, let alone any money. Do you give a shit about my band? Of course not! No one does! And that's fine, really.

I don't even like this kind of music? Kid, I've definitely enjoyed my share of Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge and Dear Diary My Teenage Angst Has a Bodycount. I'll give any band a chance, but if I think they suck, then I think they suck. And if it's not clear by now, I think they suck.

Innovation because they're blending genres? No, they are not blending genres, they're juxtaposing them. That's like saying it's innovative if I cover "Freddy Freeloader" and throw a heavy-ass breakdown in the middle instead of a trumpet solo. Also, every goddamned band that sounds like this uses the same chugging pattern without fail. Generic music pasted onto more generic music makes a very generic collage.

There, I didn't insult you. In fact, I insulted myself quite a bit. Congratulations.

thepopeofchili-town (April 16, 2010)

"I would really enjoy watching everyone of you that has commented in the pit at an attack attack show and watch you all get destroyed first off. Just because this band does not play the same generic crap that is so overly praised on this website is no reason to be a total ass and not give this band credit. They are mixing genre's which is what music needs now. Maybe its not the most techy music ever but it sure is heavy and fun to throw down to. Everyone needs to get off their high horse and come back down to earth where this band is successful and your band is not. Gimmick you call it, i call you jealous of the fact that in a time where making money playing music is getting more and more impossible, these guys are out on their grind making it happen. I tell you what, I am."

The last time genres starting mixing in such a way, we got Limp Bizkit. I don't know about you, but I don't want a repeat of that. As for coming down to Earth where this band is successful... they're really not. They probably have a lot of myspace plays, and scene kids eat that shit up, but they don't sell records. The Gaslight Anthem plays bigger venues than these these shitfucks do. This band will be done in two years, forgotten in three.

hashbrowns (April 15, 2010)

please! someone! help! music NEEDS genre blending or it's going to die!

preferably a little "played-out-five-years-ago" with "no-talent-t-pain-effects" that should save it!

tpotechnickel (April 15, 2010)

I must have really struck a chord to get such an intelligent response. I'm stupid and "barmy". For real mate? Rather than post simple minded insults i feel like i brought up some valid points about peoples preconceived notion of this band. They are not my favorite band nor do i feel as if i must defend them but it is sad how little credit you "music critics" that probably don't like this style of music in the first place are willing to give a band that worked so hard and was innovative to get where they are at. You may not like this style of music but people that do and do not know of this band i am sure would rather read a real review and comments of this band that actually describe the music rather than it's stupid or other derogatory responses. So keep practicing mate and maybe someday...

TheFabulousWesleyTyler (April 15, 2010)

Tpotechnickel, that comment of yours is a solid declaration of your own stupidity. Keep at it mate- you might be barmy & daft, but you're quite a bit more entertaining than that rubbish you horribly attempted to defend.

eatdogs (April 15, 2010)

i lost on the comment below mine. lol

tpotechnickel (April 15, 2010)

I would really enjoy watching everyone of you that has commented in the pit at an attack attack show and watch you all get destroyed first off. Just because this band does not play the same generic crap that is so overly praised on this website is no reason to be a total ass and not give this band credit. They are mixing genre's which is what music needs now. Maybe its not the most techy music ever but it sure is heavy and fun to throw down to. Everyone needs to get off their high horse and come back down to earth where this band is successful and your band is not. Gimmick you call it, i call you jealous of the fact that in a time where making money playing music is getting more and more impossible, these guys are out on their grind making it happen. I tell you what, I am.

tpotechnickel (April 15, 2010)

I would really enjoy watching everyone of you that has commented in the pit at an attack attack show and watch you all get destroyed first off. Just because this band does not play the same generic crap that is so overly praised on this website is no reason to be a total ass and not give this band credit. They are mixing genre's which is what music needs now. Maybe its not the most techy music ever but it sure is heavy and fun to throw down too. Everyone needs to get off their high horse and come back down to earth where this band is successful and your band is not. Gimmick you call it, i call you jealous of the fact that in a time where making money playing music is getting more and more impossible, these guys are out on their grind making it happen. I tell you what, I am.

Douglas_is_rad (April 15, 2010)

why bother review this (aside from the obvious point of giving orgers a comments section to post semi-witty riffs in)?

TheFabulousWesleyTyler (April 14, 2010)

lol at Sum 41 being one of the reviewer's favourite bands. Alright, so this must be joke. How else would he be allowed to review anything?

inagreendase (April 14, 2010)

@wentz, LOL.

wallofyouth (April 14, 2010)

welcome back crazytoledo

thirtyseconds (April 13, 2010)

This band makes me angry

teaessare (April 13, 2010)

omg screamo sux.

listen to ampere, pl0x

RejoiceItsSusan (April 13, 2010)

I hate this band so much. I hate this band even more because my friends love them.

hashbrowns (April 13, 2010)

"will I be able to check my myspace when we get there?"

even their song titles are as dated as their genre.

FatTony (April 13, 2010)

Obvious troll is obvious.

TraumaSponge (April 13, 2010)

Stick Stickly is enjoyable in the sense that once the eurotrash/crunk dance part happens I involuntarily convulse with laughter until the song ends.

TSOL (April 13, 2010)

You were fairly generous with the whole 1.5 stars.

crabcore / 4chan / interenet meme / attack! attack! / only reason people will care in 5 years.

mattramone (April 13, 2010)

...april fools?

hobbzoid (April 13, 2010)

My gosh. Maybe this is the straw that breaks the ORGs back. Can we grow bigger vaginas.

thepopeofchili-town (April 13, 2010)

"enjoyable songs like "Shred, White, and Blue" or the hit of the album, "Stick Stickly."

Wow. Just wow.

RossHostage (April 13, 2010)

I could only take 29 seconds of that video. Terrible.

tris (April 13, 2010)
ashtraymonument (April 13, 2010)

Stick Stickly music video is one of the funniest things i have ever seen. My band has been working on its choreographed jumps, headbands, and dance moves now

carlo_cabinetti (April 13, 2010)

Crabcore

TheFabulousWesleyTyler (April 13, 2010)

Absolute shite, gimmick band. lol at reviewer enjoying Stick Stickly, or rather anything about the album/band. Reviewer is clearly an imbecile & even managed to get the score close enough.

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