It Dies Today - Lividity review
|Band:||It Dies Today|
|Release date:||September 2009|
01. This Ghost
02. Reckless Abandon
03. Thank You For Drinking
04. Miss October
05. Bled Out In Black And White
06. Martyr Of Truth
08. Life Of Uncertainty
09. The Architects
10. Complacence Without Pursuit (Lividity)
11. Come Undone
They're young and rebels, they're from USA and their band name tries to be dark. Who are they? It Dies Today of course! New release for a relatively new band (even if it's already their third album) Lividity proves one more time that a certain number of American bands don't try to be original and just follow the trends. I don't know, maybe that (Emo) Metalcore works really well there or that it's just cool to do such music (especially for young "depressive" girls) but shit, it's becoming boring in the end. This band could be good, their new album is just something absolutely formatted… wake up!
And I don't really know if I need to describe the music featured on this album… Yes I'm bored by all those releases which sound the same and above everything else I cannot stand anymore "Emo" clean vocals, I just can't! The sad story behind this album is that the guys seem to be good musicians! The riffs and the rhythmic are solid and we even have real guitars solos but damn why do they have to do something so formatted? This is one more time the same recipe, big violent riffs with blasting drums, a super melodic chorus and, of course, a singer who change his death vocals into some cuty cuty emo clean ones. I don't know why they have to do that, maybe that it's just a way to prove that they're not bad guys? Or that young little girl could listen to this music because after all they "sing" too? I wouldn't bet a lot of money on the fact that we don't have any marketing strategy here… or after all maybe that it's just a trend, that's how Metal works in general anyway right?
As I said Lividity is not especially bad too, the guys play well and despite the ridiculous choruses the music is heavy with good melodic riffs. But it's formatted and absolutely common. Why would you like to buy this album if you already have famous releases of the genre in your discography? See what I mean? Lividity is just one new other release in the genre, it's not terrible, it's not good too, it's common.
Right now, if I want to listen to good Metalcore, I just have to listen to Heaven Shall Burn, Shadows Fall or even Killswitch Engage but I won't buy this kind of release because it just doesn't give anything else. Seriously if It Dies Today would like to remove all their clean vocals and add some craziness in their songs, it could be good but right now the clean vocals just ruin everything… Do what you want, if you like Metalcore you'll probably like this release but if you're really "dark" and if you're a real rebel, stop to listen to Deatchore and average Metalcore and check classic Death and Thrash. That's all what rebellion and pain are.
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