Song Review: Sayonara Sweetheart – “Our Colony”

Song Review: Sayonara Sweetheart – “Our Colony”

Song review: “Our Colony”
Band: Sayonara Sweetheart
Location: London, Barnet, UK
Date of Release: 29/09/2013
Genre: Metalcore
Reviewer: Thrillhouse

Before I begin, I would like to make a statement:
Can every band who has a few stop/start, staccato sounding palm mutes in their songs please stop calling themselves “djent”? You’re attempt at being trendy is not fooling anyone.
Djent is prog metal; this is not prog, or anywhere near prog. Please explain to me how you guys think this song sounds anything like Meshuggah, or Periphery, or Structures before you go labelling yourselves as such.
I am now the Adjudicator of Djent.

Anywho, on to the review:
As a Proud Austrafaglian, I take offense to a British band using “Our Colony” as a song title… YOU DON’T OWN US, OKAY? You don’t need to keep rubbing in the fact that we’re all just dirty criminals you guys dumped on an island paradise. Like total chumps.
“Prisons are full… Fuck it. Lets just send them all on an indefinite holiday to a tropical paradise with a sick music scene.”
Suck on my Byron Bay.

Back on topic (sorry, I’m really over tired, and finding hard to write anything right now);
Guitarwise, I’ve actually heard this song already like 20 times today, by a different band each time. Nothing special really.
Metalcore riffs, metalcore tonez, some chugs , some Killswitch-esque bits and pieces, and you all already know what else.

The vocals are actually kinda decent; again, nothing special. But they’re good. This pom can belt dem vox out.
The cleans are actually pretty great, they’re nicely done. Nothing I can really fault there.
I will say though guys; gang vocals are SO overdone sorry.

Drums are fine. Kind of mediocre and boring, but he can drum, and he sure does drum during this song. There’s definitely percussion present.

So for the good ol’ tl;dr:
You’ve all heard this band before, whether they went by a different name or not. This is literally every teenage metalcore band, right here.
The song in itself isn’t bad, it just failed to wow me in any way, and I’m in a particularly bad mood right now so I don’t feel like praising shit that’s nothing special soz (#notsoz).
Production is pretty good, drums are fine, guitars are fine, everything is just fine.
I’m really sorry guys; but I would honestly prefer to review a shit band than an average band.

Vocals: Screams: 7/10 Cleans: 7.5/10
Guitars: 6/10
Bass: 6/10
Drums: 6/10
Production: 7/10
Lyrics: 6/10
Songwriting: Metalcore/10
Overall IPHYB Rating: 6/10


Song Review: Sayonara Sweetheart – “Our Colony”
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