On IRC, a freind of mine (names are changed to avoid flames aimed at him) started talking about frogstomp, I thought it was quite a good analysis on why sc sucks, so I have decided to show everyone else what was said. [joe] I'm just listening to freakshow atm. [grum] Why?, that's just plain disturbing. [joe] Borrowed it from a friend. Just comparing it to frogstomp. Wanna hear what I think? :) [grum] If It's against the album, sure. [joe] Yea. Well this is a fair critical analysis. I'm not holding the fact they are 17 against them. First of all, It's too polished. It doesn't have that rawness that I like. eg. feedback between songs. Also, they've done shit on there that couldnt be pulled off live. eg. songs with sitar and cello's ect. more suited for an unplugged. (unplugged for when they break up soon) one of the songs is like a song like nirvana so much it is *not* funny. same strumming and drumming, just a different key. [grum] Which song? [joe] Their accoustic is just plain *shit* um, Lie To Me. also, they lyrics which they claim are "Black lyrics" are just crap. including the song titles. the artwork and concept for the album is abosoute crap as well. at least they didnt put that gay lalma shit in. [grum] compared to their first cd release "freak" - the other songs better or worse? [joe] i personnaly like freakshow better. "Slave" is a really good song because of its use of bass. freak is shit. black lyrics are surposed to be lyrics which you can only decipher when really stoned. :) these are just garble. they dont really have a unique sound. the music is more of a more polished barre chord version of nirvana's music. you can tell in most songs hes aimed to sound like another band. like slave sounds kinda RATM like, cemetery sounds like a accoustic song by pumpkins. for example hes screaming in this song "learn to hate" but its not raw enough. likes hes edited it to be harmounious w/ the music. the arrangement of riffs into chourus/verses ect suck. and there is a major lack of instrument solos. anyway, i think a few of the songs would sound a trillon times better if they just plugged all the instruments into direct inject boxes into the sound board, set a few levels and just hit rec. give it a real earthy feel with drummer counting in ect. thats my $0.02. oh, that song "Lie to me" sounds like "tourettes" by nirvana. i give freakshow a 4 out of 10.