Stutterfly - And We Are Bled of Color (Cover Artwork)
Staff Review


Stutterfly: And We Are Bled of Color

And We Are Bled of Color (2005)



Upon growing up, how many times have we heard the phrase "Don't judge a book by its cover?" The tiny idiom is quite a powerful one, especially for the push of a more open minded society‚?¶

That album cover is not fooling anybody, though.

I knew little about Stutterfly before I received And We Are Bled of Color in the mail, so like any respectable journalist I did my research. I read a handful of interviews and reviews about the band and each one details how the group perfectly mixes "emo and anger."

Since I have never heard of such an analogy, I eagerly wedged the album into my iBook. iTunes loaded up and all I heard was a continuous thump, over, and over, and over, and over again. It took me until track nine to figure out that the sound was that of an Andy Van Slyke-autographed Louisville Slugger pummeling the corpse of a noble steed that has long passed.

And We Are Bled Of Color is the major label attempt to cash in on a trend that is fading in the underground just like the all black uniform the members of Stutterfly dawn. Hackneyed song titles, singing, screaming, unsurprising metal guitar riffs ‚?? repeat ‚?? trade-in.