Scarlett O'Hara - Lost In Existence

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Metalcore, Post-hardcore
Rise Records
Scarlett O'Hara
Lost In Existence
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It seems that in order to survive in today’s oversaturated metalcore/screamo scene, a band needs at least one of the following: extreme technical skill, or an extremely cheesy gimmick. While the latter has been the reason for the success of some of today’s most popular bands (Asking Alexandria, I See Stars), the former has produced some incredible scene superstars as well (Blessthefall). Unfortunately, Scarlett O’ Hara has neither. With inadequate screams, clean vocals that simply fall flat, and uninteresting, generic riffs and breakdowns, Lost In Existence is a lesson in mediocrity.

The album starts off with the pretentiously titled “Welcome To The Brodeo,” a song that is, without exaggeration, a stunningly accurate picture of what a listener can expect from the album, from the opening riffs, to the constant breakdowns, to the uninteresting screams. And so the album continues. The band juxtaposes heavy, breakdown-laden verses with clean, faux-catchy, sung choruses, a common technique in modern metalcore that only serves to highlight Scarlett O’ Hara’s mediocrity. That is, ten tracks of mediocrity and bad song titles (“Watch Where You’re Cristopher Walken”), with no respite of technical skill or creativity waiting for the listener to uncover.

There is not much that can be said about Lost In Existence. The album scarcely varies from the standard “breakdown-verse-breakdown-chorus-breakdown” formula. It is subpar, mediocre, inadequate, and a complete snapshot of the majority of heavy music today. The riffs are tired and overused, the screams are grating, and the clean vocals are simply boring. This is my own ultimatum to Scarlett O’ Hara: shape up or ship out. The world has enough boring metalcore without your existence.

1. Welcome To The Brodeo
2. Empires
3. Dude, You're Being That Guy
4. Call It Reckless
5. Lost In Existence
6. Not All Texans Wear Cowboy Hats
7. I Make My Own Karma
8. Watch Where You're Cristopher Walken
9. You Can't Wrestle Swordfish In Tampa
10. Where In The World Is Earthworm Jim

Up and coming band Scarlett O'Hara, originating from McAllen, Texas, is bringing a new, diverse sound to post-hardcore fans. They're currently writing their anticipated debut album which is set to release 2010.

On Tuesday, December 15th, 2009, it was announced that Scarlett O'Hara has signed with Rise Records and will be recording their debut full-length album with producer Joey Sturgis (The Devil Wears Prada, Attack Attack!, For The Fallen Dreams) with a tentative release in fall 2010.

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