REVIEW: Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows – “D.R.U.G.S.”

D.R.U.G.S. / D.R.U.G.S. / Decaydance

Craig Owens is an eternal fountain of creative output. From Cinematic Sunrise to Isles & Glaciers to his part in the toxic entity The Sound Of Animals Fighting, it’s strenuous to receive D.R.U.G.S. as a separate project, one to push Owens out of the gloom and doom of the Chiodos fiasco and into a brighter setting. Throw in the backing band (Matt Good, Nick Martin, Aaron Stern and Adam Russell) and the label indicates lethal doses from all ends of the post-hardcore spectrum will hit you, hard. If only dancing into pop rock’s bleak, deteriorating world did that.

Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows have the genetics of a revolutionary. In its premature form, the all-star cast is a replica of trying to get your past three exes, your current beau and the American Apparel eye candy on your radar to re-enact your most-prized fantasy. The unconscious idea of it all is blinding (“Laminated E.T. Animal”) but once put into action, there’s nothing except chatter about love, loss and should-have-seen-it-coming heartbreak (“Graveyard Dancing”). Even the most impartial won’t be able to consume a second shot of track #5. Owens and co. connect with a vicious nature only on occasion, letting desperation and a thirst for the mainstream pollute the ode to the simple ferocity that beautified discs such as In Love And Death.

Download: “Laminated E.T. Animal”, “Stop Reading, Start Doing Pushups”

 

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12 comments on “REVIEW: Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows – “D.R.U.G.S.”

  1. Sex Life is terrible haha but i wouldn’t say the album sucks. It’s worth a listen.

  2. My only question is:
    What on EARTH is “I’m Here to Take the Sky”?

    Why does that track exist? And on this album? What?

  3. Anonymous on said:

    agreed!!! this album makes me sad.

  4. Anonymous on said:

    are you making real sentences, or is this just a excerpt from a lewis carrol poem?
    worst review ever

  5. I actually really liked this review..

  6. Joswayy on said:

    Album is definitely worth a listen to.
    Kind of agree on what the poem-guy said.

  7. It is worth a listen to. But one or two tracks aren’t good.
    At all. Review was alright, a bit descriptive but it works.

  8. grangreen on said:

    “In its premature form, the all-star cast is a replica of trying to get your past three exes, your current beau and the American Apparel eye candy on your radar to re-enact your most-prized fantasy.”

    WHAAATTT?

    Stay away from metaphors, its killing you, just say what you mean.

  9. Josh (BLARE) on said:

    It makes perfect sense to me grangreen.
    The idea of the group sounds like a dream come true, but its not.

  10. grangreen on said:

    Ok, the comment wasn’t on misunderstanding.

    Although, I’m not sure any bro has fantasied, 3 exes, a gf and aa model together……mirighttt?

    It was just so convoluted, but saying…..’The idea of the group sounds like a dream come true, but its not’, much better.

    Don’t try and sound so pretentious just say what you mean, I double dare you to write a review without a single simile.

    GO!

  11. Josh? pretentious? hah. he more or less just likes to paint pictures with his words. it’s how he is and it beats any hipster vomit other publications write.

    don’t double dare him though. he will show you up.

  12. DRUGS R Awesome on said:

    Awesome interview with the band! http://bit.ly/foz1Jv

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