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Walls Of Jericho Redemption


01. Ember Drive 02. My Last Stand 03. No Saving Me 04. House of the Rising Sun 05. Addicted
2008 Trustkill Records
Our score 2

by Nick
5/16/2008

Detroit metalcore band Walls of Jericho has pulled quite the one-eighty for their latest release, an acoustic EP produced by Slipknot's Corey Taylor.Candace Kucsulain has traded her piercing screams in for mellow singing. Subdued acoustic strumming prevails over breakdowns and metallic riffs. A few moments of ballad-esque drumming have taken the place of the band's double bass heavy norm. And all of these elements add up to one blatantly obvious conclusion: this record shouldn't exist. This is simply some of the most poorly composed acoustic music ever put to tape. It is merely a collection of acoustic nu-metal ballads destined for the local hard rock radio station. This doesn't just sound similar to Evanescence; it very well could be Evanescence. Overweight pale kids in oversized Seether shirts will be making fun of fans of this release. At least the nu-metal kids were all over this shit when it came out in 2003 and didn't have to wait until 2008 for Walls of Jericho to transform into an Amy Lee rip-off act. But perhaps this record isn't a complete surprise. Walls of Jericho certainly hinted at something this deplorable with the track "No Saving Me," a ballad from 2006's With Devils Amongst Us All that shows up once again on Redemption. Yet that doesn't make this EP any easier to digest, especially with tracks like "Ember Drive" and "My Last Stand" sporting painful attempts at string-accompanied epic builds and abysmal lyrics like, "I will fight / Risk my life / Give my heart to find my home." And don't forget the disc's spotlight track, an atrocious duet with Corey Taylor, seemingly destined for the soundtrack of a one-star Vin Diesel movie. Bottom Line: Stick to writing metalcore. At least that's more tolerable than this.

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agent_friday_ 5/16/2008 2:03:56 PM

10/10 album. you just don't know anything about music.


Jamey Jericho_ 5/16/2008 2:19:46 PM

You f*cking shithead. You don't know the first thing about hardcore; we put a lot of time and effort into this CD, and it's one of the heaviest releases of the year. We better not catch you around at any shows, because if my crew sees you, you'll wish you never got out of bed that day. Oh, and to everyone who actually CARES about this record, listen up! Thanks to everybody who bought it already but for those who have not been able to find it, try TARGET, yes TARGET is stocking it for ONLY $6.99


jerseyislame_ 5/16/2008 2:31:55 PM

lol is this for real?


cervical lancer_ 5/16/2008 2:33:45 PM

lolz


zero_x_potential_ 5/16/2008 2:56:46 PM

Glad this review happened. The favorite track being n/a was the icing on the cake.


Josh Trustkill_ 5/16/2008 2:58:33 PM

should have been 0/10


pacsiah_ 5/16/2008 3:06:24 PM

i knew it would happen. why cant chicks rock? their first album kinda ripped it up, but because they had a chick in their band on vocals, who i "thought" ripped too, they had to have some wack melody and singing in their later albums. wow, not hardcore. not....anything. go back to your detroit coffee shops and play this acoustic ass punching drivel there.


ch33s33_ 5/16/2008 3:30:35 PM

was that real? please tell me it was


sincebyman_ 5/16/2008 4:11:12 PM

i hate black people


georgeclooney_ 5/16/2008 4:21:57 PM

i would take the singer to the back of their tour van and make her stink.


ofgo_ 5/16/2008 4:40:26 PM

gross bitch. f*ck this band.


m00k_ 5/16/2008 5:13:27 PM

Sounds like Evanescence? Awesome I'm gonna download this.


solideogloria_ 5/16/2008 6:12:11 PM

so they stopped trying to rip off slayer?


anonymous 5/16/2008 7:00:06 PM

soundtrack of a one-star Vin Diesel movie soundtrack


shit_spasm_ 5/16/2008 7:47:36 PM

i almost thought this review was a joke when it said acoustic, but i went and listened, holy shit this sucks, the last stuff i heard from them was the bound feed the gagged, this band has taken a shit, review is dead on


Coldchain_ 5/16/2008 8:09:03 PM

Hahahaha "thrash metal delicacy"


Greggles_ 5/16/2008 9:29:17 PM

Girls LOVE the butter pecan.


baobab_ 5/16/2008 10:22:49 PM

"Overweight pale kids in oversized Seether shirts will be making fun of fans of this release." -- lulz


bensy_ 5/16/2008 10:55:37 PM

S E L L O U T S


ryan_ 5/16/2008 11:59:23 PM

their old shit was so dance worthy


fuck fuck fuck_ 5/17/2008 8:46:28 AM

am I the only one who is worried about a House of the rising Sun cover?


candy_ 5/17/2008 11:01:22 AM

You f*cking shithead. You don't know the first thing about hardcore; we put a lot of time and effort into this CD, and it's one of the heaviest releases of the year. We better not catch you around at any shows, because if my crew sees you, you'll wish you never got out of bed that day. Oh, and to everyone who actually CARES about this record, listen up! Thanks to everybody who bought it already but for those who have not been able to find it, try TARGET, yes TARGET is stocking it for ONLY $6.99


Dick_Rhee_ 5/17/2008 1:22:59 PM

How can this album be any less tolerable than WOJ's other releases? This band's career: 0/10.


anonymous 5/17/2008 2:08:43 PM

godawful


elliot_ 5/17/2008 4:57:47 PM

Great review. I'm sure it's accurate, but even if it's not, you still wrote a perfect review.


gregg_ 5/18/2008 5:38:26 AM

hahahaha i didnt ever read this review. im lovin the 2 tho. this band sucks and always has. was never good.


jordan_ 5/18/2008 7:27:09 AM

big fat sweaty fire-crotch fur-ridden tattooed pssy...and the owner of such a vjayjay can't sing for shit. sounds like someone is drowning a cat. stop singing whore.


Jamey Jasta_ 5/18/2008 2:07:59 PM

f*cking horrible piece of shit


Dick Tracy_ 5/18/2008 2:08:15 PM

My ears are bleeding from this gay shit


the c hole._ 5/18/2008 3:02:07 PM

all I can say to this is.... WTF? If you want hardcore turned acoustic... Mike Judge and Old Smoke. And that's it... that's all you needed and that's all that should've ever been recorded. But WOJ has always kinda sucked. Sorry.


YouAreSceneAsFuck_ 5/18/2008 6:25:47 PM

Even worse than Bury Your Dead's new one? Wow.


spinkickfacelift_ 5/19/2008 10:23:13 AM

an acoustic album? super gay, like super hero gay, give it up chick singer.


xcpointx_ 5/19/2008 2:58:35 PM

worst record ever.


xnotsoedgex_ 5/19/2008 4:03:39 PM

that "2" is VERY generous...


remingtoncountry_ 5/19/2008 10:23:36 PM

The Music, singing, and Lyrics are HORRIBLE!! If you're bored check out their myspace and actualy listen to this shit. It is absolutely unbelieveable that anyone thought this was good. Holy f*ck it blows my mind how shit like this even happens. Trustkill needs to explode for releasing this BS.


THAT SUCKS!_ 5/19/2008 10:27:16 PM

PEOPLE HAVE WALLS OF JERICHO TATOOS!!! are you f*cking me?!


Shit_Hawk_ 5/20/2008 1:58:24 PM

What the f*ck happened to this band?


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Carl Severson_ 5/21/2008 1:18:32 AM

Sorry to be the odd man out here, but I kind of see the genius in this EP. Whatever.


spinkickfacelift_ 5/21/2008 1:21:24 PM

WHAT?!!! genius? after you f*cking stupid? yes you are. Hardcore bands without melodic writing talents shouldn't write records like this. Change your f*cking name. Don't ruin a good thing by expressing your soft side. pussies.


spinkickface lift_ 5/21/2008 1:23:48 PM

The more I think about this record, the most pissed I get. This is so stupid. at least take some time and actually learn how to learn a good song. Call eric clapton or something...f*ck


huckleberry_ 5/21/2008 7:05:33 PM

what is this amateur hour? this is f*ckin embarrassing.


zombiesaretight_ 5/21/2008 10:47:50 PM

haha i sat and read every comment and i love how there is only 1 comment kinda standing up for the album. theres just no arguing here. paris hilton putting a mic up her vjayjay queefing while rosey o'donald pukes down her ass then farts it all out against a wall would sound better then this shit.


cantfakethepunk_ 5/21/2008 11:52:25 PM

damnit. i accidentally ordered this on accident, f*ck Trustkills 5 dollar a cd deal!!!


jsdjkldsd_ 5/27/2008 7:39:09 PM

The more I think about this record, the most pissed I get. learn how to learn a good song. Call eric clapton. LOL retard.


true metalhead_ 7/6/2008 12:57:00 AM

I think this EP not only shows that WOJ has a variety of musical talent, but also that the lead singer has an amazing voice when she's not screaming. 8/10 Whoever says they hate this EP is just a metalcore fanboy that doesnt accept that metal isnt all about screaming and crunching riffs.