Self-Destructive Pattern

Self-Destructive Pattern

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by Spineshank
     
 
After launching their career with a debut album inspired largely by Fear Factory's patented brand electro-death metal, and then transitioning towards the era's prevalent nu-metal trends with their second, Los Angeles' Spineshank succumbed even further to commercial pressures with their third opus, 2003's

Overview

After launching their career with a debut album inspired largely by Fear Factory's patented brand electro-death metal, and then transitioning towards the era's prevalent nu-metal trends with their second, Los Angeles' Spineshank succumbed even further to commercial pressures with their third opus, 2003's Self-Destructive Pattern. Essentially a hard rock album accentuated with sporadic metallic attitude, spiked with pseudo-techno inflections, and sprinkled with rap-metal distractions, Self-Destructive Pattern didn't do much justice to the band's aggro roots, but it did contain a handful of singles boasting serious crossover potential, in an Alien Ant Farm or Papa Roach kind of way. "Violent Mood Swings," "Smothered," "Tear Me Down." and the almost Linkin Park-esque "Forgotten," in particular, seemed ideally suited for both rock radio airplay, and allowing them to barely squeak onto Ozzfest's second stage, if they were so inclined. But despite showcasing a budding versatility from vocalist Johnny Santos, neither these nor cosmetically correct (if terribly derivative) nu-metal candidates like "Slavery," the title track, and "Stillborn" (containing a final few nods to Fear Factory) seemed likely to distinguish Spineshank from the growing mass of self-parodying (yet, for the most part, less conflicted) bands of their ilk. And a verdict would never be reached, in any case, since the internal strife that had contributed to Self-Destructive Pattern's convoluted creation wound up culminating in Santos' departure mere months after its release -- thus somewhat fulfilling the prophecy of its title, if nothing else.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/2003
Label:
Roadrunner Records
UPC:
0016861845421
catalogNumber:
618454

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Spineshank   Primary Artist
Brad Kane   Background Vocals
Johnny Santos   Vocals
Tom Decker   Drums,electronics
Rob Garcia   Bass,Vocals

Technical Credits

Chris Thompson   Contributor
GGGarth   Producer
Scott Humphrey   Engineer
Dave Kirby   Booking
Paul McMenamin   Art Direction
Frank Gryner   Engineer
Dean Maher   Engineer
Tony Sánchez   Accounting
Kevin Estrada   Director,Producer
Mike Sarkisyan   Composer
Tom Decker   Composer,Programming,Producer
Chris Crippin   Drum Technician
Sharon Chamers   Accounting
Terri L. DiPaolo   Legal Advisor

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Self-Destructive Pattern 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
one day i was at the air force exchange proding my way thru the tiny section of rock cds when i struck gold. i found this cd and was very fond of the cover, simple yet very symbolic. i read the song titles and thought "wow, havent heard it and it sounds good." so for the most part sight unseen i bought this cd, came home poped it in. my head almost exploded this band was heavier than i expected, wich made it even better :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first heard the song "smoothered" and was completly blown away i went out and got all 3 of their cd's. This one is definetly the best. Every body who likes any kind of rock metal punk or anything like it should definetly check out Spineshank. "Falls Apart" "Consumed" and "Stillborn" are some of my favorite songs