Attack Attack! – Attack Attack! (2010)

Album Review

On their second, self-titled album, Attack Attack! continue to experiment with their hybrid of electronic pop and metalcore. Acting as an accent to the more melodic passages, the electronic elements create a jarring dynamic, as if someone is spinning the radio dial between metalcore and progressive house, creating a kind of meta-pop that takes its most prevalent elements from all types of pop (Auto-Tune, bass drop, breakdowns, and dance beats) and rolls them into one baffling package. While this hodgepodge is an interesting gimmick, the elements never feel like they come together in any… Read more on allmusic.com

About the Band

Not to be confused with the myriad Attack Attack(s) that were all the rage at the outset of the 21st century, the Ohio-based Attack Attack! was a screamo/metalcore outfit that held true to a strict set of Christian beliefs. After forming the band in 2005, members Austin Carlile (vocals), Johnny Franck (guitar, vocals), Andrew Whiting (guitar), Nick White (bass; later replaced by John Holgado), Caleb Shomo (keyboards), and Andrew Wetzel (drums) inked a deal with Rise Records and released their debut, Someday Came Suddenly, in 2008. They also released a video for the album’s lead single, “Stick Stickly,” and drew some heavy criticism from publications like TheRead more on allmusic.com

Tracks

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
Sexual Man Chocolate
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3:18
2
Renob, Nevada
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3:14
3
“I Swear I’ll Change”
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3:40
4
Shut Your Mouth
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2:44
5
A for Andrew
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3:22
6
Smokahontas
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3:54
7
AC-130
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1:47
8
Fumbles O’Brian
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2:57
9
Turbo Swag
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3:33
10
Lonely
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5:37