First for music news
This Week's Issue
You’re logged in

Album review: The Blackout - 'The Best In Town' The Blackout Tickets

Fashion metal, straight off the peg

Album review: The Blackout - 'The Best In Town'

4 / 10 This south Wales sextet blend the essences of McFly, Faith No More and Topman to create that virulent, yet bizarrely popular, strain of music that is an unholy cross between emo and nu metal, but with floppier fringes. Sticking to the formula followed by fellow Welsh emo posers Lostprophets and Funeral For A Friend, the generic metalcore verses and overblown choruses are all present and correct (‘Shut The Fuck Uppercut’), as is the obligatory break-up ballad (‘Silent When We Speak’). They’ve also made good use of comedy track titles (‘We’re Going To Hell… So Bring The Sunblock’) as well as the old favourite fist-pumping phrase “Woah-oh” (‘Save Our Selves (The Warning)’). And all delivered in a faux-American accent.

Tessa Harris

More on this artist:
The Blackout NME Artist Page
Hauschka MySpace

To rate this track, log in to NME.COM

To read all our reviews first - days before they appear online - check out NME magazine, on sale every Wednesday

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

More Videos
More The Blackout
The Blackout Tickets
Date/Time Venue Town/City Seetickets Viagogo
Jul 31, 2014 King Georges Hall Blackburn

Tickets not currently available.

Buy The Blackout Tickets

Aug 01, 2014 O2 Academy 2 Liverpool Liverpool

Tickets not currently available.

Buy The Blackout Tickets

Aug 01, 2014 O2 Academy2 Liverpool Liverpool

Buy The Blackout Tickets
from £13

Buy The Blackout Tickets

Date/Time Venue Town/City Seetickets Viagogo
31 Jul 2014 King Georges Hall Blackburn

Tickets not currently available.

Buy The Blackout Tickets

01 Aug 2014 O2 Academy 2 Liverpool Liverpool

Tickets not currently available.

Buy The Blackout Tickets

01 Aug 2014 O2 Academy2 Liverpool Liverpool

Buy The Blackout Tickets
from £13

Buy The Blackout Tickets

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read Reviews
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today