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MaceBlade42
91

May 2022 Reviews:

Static Dress's long awaited debut (no, apparently that interlude filled album doesn't count for some reason) is finally here. I usually like to poke fun when a lot of people hype up or don't hype up certain projects and so in the spirit of that effort, I'll make a statement that's gonna really anger some people:

This album is just Deftones meets Underoath and is probably the best Deftones album this year.

That's honestly the biggest gripe I have with the album. It lacks ... read more

Melancoholic
60

Decent.

TheCarioca
73

Fleahouse - 4/5
Sweet. - 3/5
Push Rope - 4/5
Attempt 8 - 3/5
Courtney, Just Relax - 3/5
Di-sinTer - 5/5 ❤
Such.A.Shame - 4/5
...Maybe!!? - 3/5
Lye Solution - 4/5
Unexplainabletitlesleavingyouwonderingwhy (Welcome In) - 3/5
Marisol - 4/5
Cubicle Dialogue - 4/5

VinylFantasy
91

It's been well established for quite some time now that, within the post-hardcore and emo scenes, Static Dress are one of the most exciting and eccentric outfits out there, and a band that are not to be missed. Taking sounds and stylistic choices that feel fantastically early 00's, and reshaping them in a way that feels utterly timeless, it's no wonder that they have become one of the most talked about new bands within many rock communities. Their previous release, their 'Prologue' EP, showed ... read more

TruLad69
50

Can see why ppl are digging but it’s a little too polished for my liking. They’re essentially a slightly louder TBS.

Raiksheen
65

Decent

grnhll
95

Static Dress has been a band to have an special interest in these past few years. Release after release, the expectations for their debut album have been increasing considerably, and after 3 years of waiting it's finally here.

The main reason Static Dress got famous for is their sound, which is reminiscent of 2000's post-hardcore, specially of Underoath (they literally sound more like Underoath than Underoath themselves on their last album), but instead of taking the easy path, they decided to ... read more

thebookofspells
99

perfection

75

There was a time I was a huge fan of the metalcore sound. As time has passed I've grown to enjoy it less because of the lack of innovation in this genre. This album however presents a soundscape that feels fresh while maintaining all the tropes of classic metalcore. Just the right amount of edginess and theatrics to pull off a decent album.

Cobalt
80

Favorite songs: Marisol, Courtney, Sweet., Fleahouse, Di-sinTer

tiredtinyturtle
82

Personally, Static Dress' second LP "Rogue Carpet Disaster" feels like a revival of emo that we have been missing since the times of old My Chemical Romance. Its production and lyricism is better than its competition by a much farther margin I could imagine despite it not being perfect. To be fair, there aren't many horribly ground-breaking things on the album. It just feels refreshing from the shitty emo released by people like MGK this year. Also, my favourite moment of the album ... read more

cedarbee
76

I don't really have much to say, this is just pretty damn good. There's definitely a few missteps, but I think the pros definitely outweigh the cons. It has a great mix of punk influence, metalcore, and even post hardcore. And can we talk about that breakdown at the end of Lye solution? God damn, that was good. Good album

Favorites: Courtney, just relax, Lye solution, Marisol
Dislikes: None

JezHaveTwo
20

An Album of Time
This record is like a coming-together of the scene. The influences are running rampant and the bloodline is more than evident. This band is the metaphorical end of the road that was paved by Hum, Hopesfall, Deftones, My Chemical Romance, and Chiodos. Proving to be more than a nostalgia-piece, Static Dress updates these familiar sounds with a healthy tribute to the industrial soundscapes of Jon Lathemor and Florian Kleiber of Gunts fame. These influences come together to create ... read more

th_initiator
78

▲ = Fleahouse, Sweet, Push Rope, Di-sinTer, Unexplainabletitlesleavingyouwonderingwhy, Marisol, Cubicle Dialogue
▬ = Attempt B, Courney Just Relax, Such a Shame, Maybe, Lye-Solution
▼ =

TryBananaPants
80

Is it taking a lot of influence from Deftones? Definitely. Luckily I’m just ignorant enough about their discography that it doesn’t bother me, and I can definitely, in good conscious, completely ignore that. Deftonescore goes brrrrrrr

But really, this is a vicious blend of 90s metal and modern metalcore in the best possible way. It’s heavy and aggressive, just the right amount of melodic and melodramatic, and the quiet points are few and far enough between that they’re ... read more

40

'Rouge Carpet Disaster' is an album where you can clearly see where it all came from; it wears it's influences on it's sleeve. Deftones and Fall Of Troy being the most obvious influences. They also went all out on the classic emo tropes, the sad lyrics that never go TOO deep, the various vocal effects that intensify the old classic emo feel, and the all lower case titles. it really does try too hard, but that's not the biggest issue.
THE MIXING AGHHH NO THANK YOU

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