Martyr AD - "On Earth As It
Is In Hell"
Dammit, Victory. Sign some more bands like Madcap and get off the kick
you've been on for the past four or five years. Seriously, while
Victory has had some successes (Snapcase, Hatebreed, Catch 22, Atreyu),
the vast majority of their roster over the years has sounded
For a label that has been known as recent home to bands like Thursday
and Count the Stars, you'd think that they'd want to make the move of
getting more quality acts. Sadly, they seem to be hitting a severe
slump and signing bands that are heavy, simply to get away from the
"laid back/emo" tag they've been getting slapped with.
I'd like to offer some kind words about Martyr AD, but I'd never
thought that such a heavy record such as On Earth As It Is In Hell
could bore me so much. Every song is full of pounding at the
double-kick drums, chugging guitars, and a breakdown of some sort. It's
like the group set out a formula as to what they wanted the record to
sound like, and didn't want to deviate a bit.
Save this one for buying used if you want to pick up every metalcore
release that comes out, but don't waste your hard-earned cash on this
one new. It offers nothing that countless acts haven't done before.