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Old 04-04-2012, 03:25 PM
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So you want to go to Warped Tour? (a 2012 preview)

Hello! Since this year's Warped Tour is one of the best lineups I've ever seen for the annual fest, I thought I'd go through and preview each band! I've never listened to a lot of these bands, so it'll be a learning experience for both of us!

Some things first:

1. This thread will not contain "real" metal. There are a few bands that some consider metal, but most of it is not. Please don't bitch like a bunch of whiny bitches about it.

2. You should know by now my preference to radio-friendly pop/punk, so don't go apeshit when I tell you I [spoiler]like Taking Back Sunday[/spoiler] or something.

3. I'll be going in alphabetical order.

4. Most of the bands are playing every date, I'll be sure to say when they aren't.

Okay, next post is the beginning!
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:39 PM
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A Loss For Words

Genre: Pop/Punk, Melodic Hardcore

Top 3 tracks on their Last.FM

1. Stamp of Approval
2. Honeymoon Eyes
3. Hold Your Breath

My thoughts:

That first song, Stamp of Approval, is awesome! It's got a really catchy punk vibe, but the other ones kind of sound more like they're moving to the melodic hardcore side. It's not terrible, just a little generic. I'm sure they'd be fun at Warped, but it could be better.

Rating: 7/10

Dates playing:

All dates.

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There's already so many bands that I want to catch on Warped...this is gonna make the choices so much harder.
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A Loss For Words are from here. They came out and played a song on Polar Bear Club's equipment at Glamour Kills Tour a few weeks ago and I was pretty impressed. I've been meaning to check out their stuff further, but i haven't got the chance to yet.
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After The Burial

Genres: Progressive Metalcore/Deathcore

Top 3 tracks on their Last.FM

1. Berzerker
2. Your Troubles Will Cease and Fortune Will Smile Upon You
3. Cursing Akhenaten

Most of you probably know of this band already. The first song is really 85% an awesome song, the only bad part being the painfully boring breakdown at the end. It's just brainless fun tech-y metalcore. The 2nd song is apparently from their new album, so it's kind of sad they just turned into another boring djent band. Third song is okay, but nowhere as good as the first one. I might try and catch Berzerker from them on Warped.

Rating: 6/10

Dates playing:

All dates.

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Old 04-04-2012, 05:40 PM
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All Time Low

Genres: Powerpop, Pop Rock


Top 3 tracks on their LLast.FM

1. Dear Maria, Count Me In
2. Remembering Sunday
3. Weightless

I actually think this band killed whatever momentum radio pop/punk had in the early 00's (blink-182, Green Day, etc.) because they just focused on looking and sounding pretty and pretty much just turning into a "hard pop" band. The second and third songs give me a toothache from how bubblegummy they sound. The first song isn't too bad, but I know they're pretty much a lost cause.

Fun fact: I had to go to the 8th page of their pictures on their Last.FM to find a photo of them with their instruments. I passed AT LEAST 9 photos of them posing in their underwear. Fuck.

Rating: 3/10

Dates playing:

All dates - They're a headliner.
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Amyst

Genres: Crabcore, Post-Hardcore w/ Electronica

Top tracks on their Last.FM

1. Let's Do Things We Won't Do In Real Life
2. We'll Play With Fire Ants Until The Water Floods The Mound
3. Rolling In The Deep Cover (Adele)

Well...it's bands like these that aren't just ruining tours like Warped Tour, but they are ruining "heavy" music everywhere. Boring crabcore, honestly a cheap imitation of every shitty crabcore band before them. Boring. Dumb. Stupid. Get out. At least they aren't coming here.

Rating: 1/10

Dates:

July 24th - August 1st
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Anthony Raneri

Genres: Acoustic, Pop Rock, Singer-Songwriter

Top tracks according to his Last.FM

1. Sandra Partial
2. Charleston
3. The Ballad Of Bill The Saint

Apparently this guy is the singer for Bayside, but his solo stuff is really catchy! Some of the songs, like Sandra Partial, have a country vibe to it, but it's really fun to listen to. I'm really surprised, I'm really liking this stuff! Reminds me a lot of a band like maybe Cake or Ben Folds? I'll check him out for sure.

Rating: 7/10

Dates:

June 16th - July 30th
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Anti-Flag

Genres: Punk Rock

Top tracks according to their Last.FM

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5Wxn37Tt1Y
2. The Neoliberal Anthem
3. This Is The End (For You My Friend)

Have heard so much about this band but have never listened to them before. Based on these three songs, they seem like a more melodic version of The Casualties to me. Pretty nice, if not standard, melodic punk. Super political. I bet they'd be fun.

Rating: 7/10

Dates:

June 16th - July 15th
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I saw a commercial for this today and for the first time I am actually really excited for this tour. I don't know a lot of the bands but bands like NFG, The Used and Yellowcard were a big part of my Jr. High years so I am pretty sure I'm going to this.
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