Knockturn Alley - The Dream Is Dead

Fucken kick ass -- fuck yeah! Growlin' high and growlin' low. That's the way ya got ta go, with the drums doin' the death metal double-step, guitars keepin' it simple with a catchy riff, changing back and forth between a couple of different variations on the same theme here and there, yeah, way to go, this rules!

But ya get halfway through the three-song EP and --- oops! Ah yes, "the gay part" as Brian Poehsen would call it. It's the so-called "melodic breakdown" that so many of the more mainstream metal bands just have to work in there somewhere.

In the middle of "Dreading the Day" -- it's like you sound like the vocalist from Kataklysm or Pro-Pain for two songs and you're knocking 'em dead and then you have to bring in the singer from "Avenged Sevenfold" or "Soilwork" and spoil the whole thing! As Beavis and Butthead put it, the part that sucks. You know it's one thing to have a section of song where you put in some nice pretty melodic vocals, but here's the thing. You have to sing IN TUNE!!! If you fucken can't hit the notes without resorting to some sort of nasal freak-out pseudo-falsetto voice, then don't include it in the recording that cost you and the record company untold thousands upon thousands of dollars to make!

Why, why, why, why, why! What do you think if you put in the one faggy part oh so sensitive, you're gonna be a big hunk and get the chicks? Dude you've got to be joking. Girls like that are gonna listen to fucken Keith Urban or Bo Bice or some crap like that anyways! Cut it out!

1. Pitfall To Oblivion
2. Dreading The Day
3. The Apocalypse Conspiracy
Self released
Reviewer: twansibon
Feb 26, 2009

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