Abandon All Ships - Geeving

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Electronic, Post-hardcore
Universal Music Canada
Abandon All Ships
Geeving
Abandon All Ships - Geeving Review rating:
0.5
User rating:
Average: 3 (11 votes)

More auto-tune than a top 40's record, cheesy synth arpeggios and mediocre, overplayed breakdowns are not working towards Abandon All Ships' advantage. These songs all abide by the growing formula for electronic influence post-hardcore. In all actuality, there isn't anything working to their advantage, and I feel the aforementioned qualities sum this record up in its entirety and there is little need for expansion on these points; but there needs to be some justification and rationale.

Musical trends come and go, and auto-tune has been out the door since 2008, but it seems to be slowly leaving; far too slowly. There isn't a single chorus on all of Geeving that isn't drenched in it. It's not even a moderate amount. Clean vocalist Martin Broda may not even know how to sing because of how perfectly corrected every note is. There is something to say about the artful use of minor electronic implementation on a vocal track, but this is simply abusive to it. 

While dynamic mastery can be highly praised, there is no smooth way to transition from a super mediocre, stock breakdown to a dance part led by a synth line. It's not clever or interesting; it's cheesy. It strips the heavier sections of authenticity, and makes the dance part seem like it's going on ironically. We all love post-modern bullshit, but musicians need to get a grip. But, as they sing on the title track, "We don't give a fuck, we just came to party." Go stop giving a fuck somewhere else and stop ruining an already dying scene.

With so little going for them, it becomes difficult to recap the misery that the 33 minutes of Geeving really are. It's been done before, and will continue to, as well. This didn't debut on the Billboard Top Heatseakers chart at #16 because people weren't eating up. That doesn't make it good; it just makes it marketable.

1. Bro My God
2. Geeving
3. Megawacko2.1
4. When Dreams Become NIghtmares
5. Strange Love
6. Family GOretrait
7. Guardian Angel
8. Structures
9. Heaven
10. Take One Last Breath

From Toronto Ontario, Abandon All Ships is a band that has the power to make you DANCE! They have shared the stage on tour with some great bands such as Blessed By A Broken Heart, These Sihlouettes, Hometown Beatdown, Buried and Breathing and many more to come.

Playing and touring throughout eastern Canada Abandon All Ships has acquired many fans throughout the country and is increasingly becoming more popular in the United States and all over the world.

Band lineup includes 6 members:

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