Yeah, I thought it was pretty obvious that a band with a name like Owen Hart wouldn't be that good either. I saw that these guys had a sound similar to Converge, though, and curiosity got the better of me. Plus, I gotta say, the band name is actually pretty hilarious. Still, though, not even the hilarity of the name can save this album from mediocrity. I mean, good on these guys for giving it a go, but eh, I can't say I particularly liked the album one bit.
Much of the songs contained on the album are based on the hardcore genre, but display a strong dose of death metal influence. Perhaps this is what makes much of the album sound really samey. A lot of the time I don't view it as a bad thing, but for some reason I just couldn't wait for this particular album to finish. There's no denying that there is furiosity, anger and intensity throughout the entire length of the album, but it kinda doesn't really evoke much of a feeling from the listener, which I feel is important. I'm not trying to say some retarded shit like "This music has no feeling, maaaaan, listen to the blues", I'm just saying that it just made me feel nothing at all; just couldn't get into it.
If you're a fan of death metal, you'll definitely appreciate some of the neat riffage that's on offer, but I don't think it will be enough to lure in even the most die hard of metal fans. Or perhaps it would, seeing as those cocksuckers usually just dribble and go "Nurrrrrrgh, metal", every single second of the day. The production isn't too bad, either, but in saying that, it's almost a little too bland; not one thing stands out, and it just feels like a waste of time trying to digest, as pretentious as that sounds. I mean, I can only really compare this to a plate full of peas. Sure, there are a few nutrients and fibre - staple ingredients for healthy living, but can you really be fucked to feast upon that shit with a fork? Fuck no, you opt for something better and eat something that you'll enjoy. Gotta say, though, the vocalist on this album is pretty awesome, swtiching between death grunts and hardcore screeches with relative ease. Probably the only interesting aspect about an otherwise boring album. Oh wait, there's a track called "Fuck Morrisey, Fuck The Smiths, Fuck The Cure", I appreciated that album title a lot, 'cause really, FUCK them.
It might be worth checking out maybe once, at the very most, but don't go thinking that you'll be listening to this in your head everywhere you go, because it's simply a very forgettable experience. Then again, who knows? You might just enjoy this. You can probably just fuck off and die, though.