Album Review: Attila – About That Life

By on June 19, 2013

Attila-72dpiReleased: June 25, 2013

Label: Artery/Razor & Tie

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The twisted lovechild of rap and American metalcore is afterbirth—and on their fifth LP, Attila ingest it in full: counting stacks, starting beef—all deathcore galore. “I’m gettin’ high on some ignorant shit/Let the fuckin’ beat drop cause’ my words’ about to hit,” frontman Chris Fronzak spits before a scream-growl switch on “Thug Life.” The band make claims of a bad “bitch” who “fucks” all night and counts their money on the title track, though; likely soon-to-be (if not already) in debt to their producer on some rented tour bus. After a barrage of forgettable, dropped-down chug, About That Life actually finds a little life through laughter: “Callout” jokes about a famous friend’s (archaic) entanglement with girly computers and drugs. But the song’s left field shot at Falling In Reverse frontman, Ronnie Radke, dishes out the real bite (“Even Ronnie Radke talks shit on my Instagram/Give me your address so I can hit you with a mike stand”). While “Middle Fingers Up” is actually not a bad song in itself, the rest of the album rocks like Brokencyde trying to cover Bring Me The Horizon—and just collapses magnificently. @MattCrane

About That Life is available for pre-order on iTunes today.