I'm going to review the reissue of Sinai Beach's debut album by Victory Records. I do own the original print but it's so terrible in production it's not even worth listening or recommendation. So forget about the original print and let's focus on the reissue. Sinai Beach was your typical metalcore during the height of the core music in early 2000s and they were signed to Facedown then Victory Records. Unless you are metalcore superfan and want to own every single metalcore album in existence then don't bother with this one.
The production definitely improves over the original issue but still can't save this album. The album is full of boring and predictable breakdowns and the vocals is awful. There's some sound clips from random movies inserted in couple tracks and that just doesn't work here. It works very well for Zao but Zao is good at everything they does. I think Sinai Beach was trying to be like them but they threw in the clips just to be "different". You can't be different for the sake of being different. If it has purpose then do it, but if it doesn't then don't bother. That's an important lesson all new and upcoming bands need to learn. Unfortunately they didn't so it ruined the album in my opinion.
Score: 3/10 (gotta give them Candice song which was actually decent)
Labels: american, metalcore, review, sinai beach