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Escape the Fate

There's No Sympathy for the Dead (Epitaph)
by Hansel Merchor

And there is no sympathy for the copycats, either. I couldn't tell you who these Las Vegas kids copied their music from, because there are so many bands sounding like this I'd run out of space and energy, but one thing I can tell you is that this is not good. Not even halfway there. Sure, the melodies are here, and so are the frequent exchanges between clean and aggressive growl (totally laughable, by the way), and the rocking yet totally safe guitars reveal a band that paid attention during music lessons, but so what? This is emocore, but with a little more of Guns 'N Roses in their look, so these kids think they've made their difference. Apparently, the band got together through MySpace. Also, vocalist Ronnie Radke apparently just left the band, and who knows, perhaps with him goes much of the reason why this band sucks at all levels. Best luck to them trying to find a replacement. My recommendation would be to look for the opposite, maybe a balding dude in his mid-'30s with a huge potbelly and the smell like a sock drawer. That sure could help them dissociates themselves from this hopefully dying trend/genre. They say that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, and judging Escape The Fate on the merits of this EP, they should follow that motto and stay there.


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