The Smashup - Being and Becoming - 2005 - Warcon Enterprises
1. Never Going To Kill Us 2. No Name 3. The Beating of Your Life 4. Violencer Part II 5. They Were There 6. Dreams 7. House Aflame 8. Effigy 9. Racheal's Day 10.Murder to The Mattress
"We don't write songs about breaking up with girlfriends." Thatís a quote from the bands guitarist Vin Alfirei and it's the truth, folks. This band does songs about abuse, death, and abortion but still isn't exactly doom metal. I found it actually quite refreshing to see a band that doesnít dwell on emotional slop and just lets it rock like these guys do.
Beating of your Life talks about a young boys fear of an abusive father and just how he plans to deal with it. Itís only a sample of how angry and angsty this band is, you can feel the rage, believe me. No you wonít find any crying lyrics in this in-your-face bandís songs. I rather liked the Smashup, although admittedly it may take a couple of listens to grasp the feel of the music. Personal high spot of mine was Murder to the Mattress, which is about a womanís choice to have an abortion. Itís as close to a ballad as you will find as they mournfully wish the dead child a safe trip to Heaven. But even that wasnít as emotional as you might expect. I give this at least eight stars, because the lyrics are truthful and honest even in the music is a bit dull and a drone.
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