Gutter Phenomenon

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
If this album is, as the press materials insist, a "party-friendly free-for-all," then there's something seriously wrong with parties these days. That's not to say that the music isn't impressive, just that it's hard to imagine chatting up a girl or laughing with friends while this album is playing anywhere in the vicinity. Every Time I Die prominently features groove-based Southern rock elements in its arrangements, but that's about where the fun ends: occasional and brief sung melodies arise now and then, but for the most part this is a straight-ahead exercise in hoarse screaming and dirty, bludgeoning guitars. Gutter Phenomenon opens with one of the album's strongest ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
If this album is, as the press materials insist, a "party-friendly free-for-all," then there's something seriously wrong with parties these days. That's not to say that the music isn't impressive, just that it's hard to imagine chatting up a girl or laughing with friends while this album is playing anywhere in the vicinity. Every Time I Die prominently features groove-based Southern rock elements in its arrangements, but that's about where the fun ends: occasional and brief sung melodies arise now and then, but for the most part this is a straight-ahead exercise in hoarse screaming and dirty, bludgeoning guitars. Gutter Phenomenon opens with one of the album's strongest tracks, a blistering math-hardcore raveup titled "Apocalypse Now and Then" they have a thing for cute titles; another song on this set is titled "Guitarred and Feathered". "Kill the Music" is a bit more generic in its tight heaviosity, and "Bored Stiff" comes across as just a bunch of yelling for the sake of yelling. But "Champing at the Bit" actually exposes something approaching a pop sensibility lurking beneath the band's bristling aggression, and "Pretty Dirty" features nifty stop/start rhythms and some sustained examples of actual singing. Overall, not bad.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/23/2005
  • Label: Ferret Records
  • UPC: 828136005825
  • Catalog Number: 58
  • Sales rank: 136,287

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Every Time I Die Primary Artist
Andrew Williams Guitar
Daryl Palumbo Vocals
Jordan Buckley Guitar, Group Member
Gerard Way Vocals
Mike Novak Drums, Group Member
Keith Buckley Vocals, Group Member
Michael "Ratboy" Novak Drums
Technical Credits
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Jerry Farley Digital Editing
Every Time I Die Composer
Kevin Faulk Composer, Bass Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    They apply mascara to the radio

    These guys obviously don't take themselves too seriously, and that is an extremely good thing. This album is extremely fun to listen to, which is not usually a word used to describe music like this. Keith Buckley is an excellent lyricist but I find he has an incredible singing voice that he doesn't use enough. The screaming gets a little redundant at times, which is a shame because the hooks are so sharp they'll cut you, but they are not prevalent enough. I thoroughly enjoy this record.

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