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Self-Destructive Pattern

SpineshankAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (September 9, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • ASIN: B00009VGQO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #166,476 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spineshank's third is highly addictive December 30, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Spineshank are the band that are on the tip of everyone's tongue. It always seems that they are inches away from a massive breakthrough and reaching a level of success that their peers have acheived much quicker. Their debut was a raw, heavy album that fused melody with blistering metal, and the follow-up, 2000's 'The Height Of Callousness' took what was already there and bulked up their sound with the use of electronics. 'Self-Destructive Pattern' is the culmination of those two albums. Both sides of the coin are presented here and Spineshank have turned out not only their heaviest, but their catchiest album to date. Songs like "Violent Mood Swings" and "Dead To Me" will kick you around the room until they finish, well "Smothered" and "Beginning Of The End" have Spineshank showing a softer & catchier, yet unrestrained style. The pinnacle of this album to me is the slow-burning "Stillborn," which is the perfect fusion of metal and electronica. Other standouts include: "Consumed," "Slavery," and "Forgotten." I definitely recommend that if you like any kind of heavy music, you pick this up. Spineshank are experts at what they do. They know how to bob your head without snapping it off and they are just now reaching full maturity.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Could hardly be better October 1, 2003
By vlad
Format:Audio CD
And even if it could, the cd blows easily away with its memorable tunes, clear melodocism, and the remarkable heaviness.
At some tracks the band definitely got even heavier and angrier sound, while the songs like Smothered, Beginning of the End, and Forgotten (hopefully, one of next singles) can stay forever in your head due to actual melodic singing and extremely catchy choruses. The commercially professional and correct mixture of the "screaming" hard-hittnig songs with more plain heavy rock-like tunes only helps in this case, making the album interesting for much greater number of the heavier music fans.
Lyrics and perfectly played instuments add a lot, and overall the recent release by Spineshank can easily and beautifully decorate rock charts, as well as any modern rock collection.
Undoubtedly strong effort that's worth buying and real enjoying.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A little more Mainstream, but Solid 3.5 December 16, 2003
Format:Audio CD
When it comes to Nu-Metal bands such as Linkin Park, Disturbed or Papa Roach come to mind. Radio friendly, angry at your dad, rap/metal. While there's nothing wrong with that, the genre doesn't seem to bolster a great deal of creativity. Spineshank I feel is underated, for their lack of rap, and not so radio friendly songs. Lyrically they've improved at some aspects, but stll contain the angst filled shouts "It's like a f*cking disease!" But overall they've managed to make some nice progressionns with each album starting with Strictly Diesal(which sounded somewhat Industrail).
The CD is quite good, and the vocalist does a nice job switching from his shrieks to more melodic singing, something which was sparse in Hieght of Callousness.
1. Violent Moodswings - This song could of come right off of Callousness. It's a rougher piece of work, but I like it for it's rawness.
2. Slavery - This is progression, the lyrics are good, and the song is hard but not so much that it hurts.
3. Smothered - The most radio friendly song on here, it's practically devoid of any shrieking, and is slower, but you fans of old will still enjoy it.
4. Consumed (Obsessive Compulsive) - A decent song, it does do a nice job in switching from his growling to singing voice. After a few listens it gets kinda old.

5. Beginning Of The End - The beggining kinda sounds like New Disease, but the rest of the song is anything but... it's more catchy and less harsh.
6. Forgotten - The slowest song, I think they could of done better, it's sounds like something Linkin Park would sing.
7. Self Destructive Pattern - From here on out it's back to old school, the songs pick up as do the lyrics.
8. Tear Me Down - One of the faster songs on here, lyrically it could be better.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spineshank is only getting better September 9, 2003
By James
Format:Audio CD
Now most of you who like heavy heavy heavy music won't like this as much as HOC, but this CD also has the heaviest stuff they've ever made...however, it also has some of the lightest stuff they've ever made. I like the analogy used on the roadrunner records site. It says that HOC punches you in the face and keeps punching you, while Self-Destructive Pattern will punch you, let you think they're done, and then punch you in the face again. This is exactly how the CD is. With tracks like Violent Mood Swings, Slavery, Consumed, Self-Destructive Pattern, Stillborn, Falls Apart, and Dead to me...there is no drop off on how heavy they are. However, with tracks like Smothered, Beginning of the End, Forgotten, and Fallback...they will gain a lot of new fans.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Third Album from Spineshank January 28, 2004
By M. Hart
Format:Audio CD
After a three-year wait since their 2000 album "The Height of Callousness", the four members of Spineshank returned with a better third album entitled "Self-Destructive Pattern". With Jonny Santos' intense vocals, Tommy Decker's heavy percussion, Souren 'Mike' Sarkisyar's guitar and Rob Garcia's heavy bass and backup vocals, Spineshank demonstrates how well the band has come together since its 1996 inception. The twelve songs on the third album are an excellent mix of heavy to melodic vocals that are usually backed by very strong bass, percussion and guitar that never overpower them. My ratings for each of the twelve songs are below:
1. "Violent Mood Swings" (5). Soft percussion that slowly crescendos begins this fast and intense song that features heavy bass and heavy vocals.
2. "Slavery" (5+). Intense percussion, heavy bass and a mixture of heavy and melodic vocals combine in this mostly fast song with a brief slow point.
3. "Smothered" (5+). A fast blend of aggressive instrumentation with edgy melodic vocals broken only by a brief, lightly instrumented respite.
4. "Consumed (Obsessive, Compulsive)" (4). A heavy song characterized by mostly heavy monotonic vocals.
5. "Beginning of the End" (4.5). A fast song that combines lightly instrumented sections with aggressive sections and mostly melodic vocals.
6. "Forgotten" (4.5). A moderately instrumented ballad with melodic vocals, synthesizers and a slower pace.
7. "Self-Destructive Pattern" (4.5). Heavy percussion and a mixture of melodic and heavy vocals are featured in the fast title track.
8. "Tear Me Down" (5).
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Still-Untoppable Masterpiece!
This is hands-down Spineshank's best album they have ever made to this day. Nothing touches it, not even their newest album. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Cobalt
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent hard rock with Industrial flavor
This album just rocks - plain and simple. It took a couple of listens for the songs to really click and get into my blood, but once it happened I didn't want to stop listening. Read more
Published on October 4, 2010 by S. Kubick
5.0 out of 5 stars one of my favorite albums
This one I found while at a new/used music store about 7 years ago (which was apparently when the album came out, but I didn't know it then). Read more
Published on May 31, 2010 by James W
5.0 out of 5 stars uuummm... can you say moron?
I also never write reviews, but I read them all the time before buying the MP3 album. Even though I already know the content, I just like to read what people say. Read more
Published on August 4, 2009 by Christopher A. Frank
5.0 out of 5 stars Had to write this to counter the other dope who did a review
This album is hard n' heavy, a spectacular album by any standard. I never ever write reviews, but leaving this album w/ a 1 star was beyond reprehensible! Read more
Published on October 23, 2008 by M. Tener
4.0 out of 5 stars Spineshank goes out with a bang...
It's a shame to me that this band has called it quits when their career was just on the brink of greatness. Read more
Published on January 7, 2008 by Andrew Ellington
4.0 out of 5 stars Killer
Those of you fans of Spineshank, will appreciate this album. You are going to hear the direction they want their sound to head towards. Read more
Published on July 17, 2007 by C. Adams
4.0 out of 5 stars Spineshank's 3rd and last album
This is their most commercially accessible album, but I don't mind that as long as they don't sell out completely. It doesn't always have to be brutally heavy for me to like it. Read more
Published on April 12, 2007 by Lukas J. Running
3.0 out of 5 stars Hmm...
I'll just get straight to the point why I only gave this 3 stars while most other reviewers gave 4 or 5. Read more
Published on December 28, 2006 by RudeInternetUser
4.0 out of 5 stars they really should bring in "half star" ratings... 4.5
well, i bought this album about 2 years ago and since then my music taste has evolved into more melodic and atmospheric metal. Read more
Published on April 28, 2006 by Threnos
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