Woe, Is Me - Genesi[s] (2012)

Oh boy, you know what time it is boys and girls? Time to review Woe, Is Me's Genesi[s]. Woe, Is Me has finally released their sophomore follow up to their 2010 album, Number[s], which was considered a hit in the scene when they unleashed to the world. Genesi[s] is... well... the complete opposite of that.

With only two of the original seven members, you can imagine the sound of a band to change, but this... There's NOTHING that could prepare you for this horrendous abomination of so called "music".

This album is a giant generic piece of recycled lyrics, samples, and gimmicks we've heard with other Rise artists. Not saying that those artists were bad, but this is just literally taking the best and putting them in crudely arranged songs with lyrics that match that of an angst-y prepubescent teen.

Genesi[s] capitalizes on the Issues/Woe, Is Me feud right from the opening track and continues to do so until the last two tracks on the album. This got old, quick. With lyrics like "So talk your shit, I give you a reason to," and "It must be hard to talk shit with a dick in your throat," it's extremely hard to take this band seriously.

The choruses sound like a bad rip off of A Day To Remember's What Separates Me From You. Austin's drum fills sound like he copied and pasted them from Number[s]. There's literally so many problems with this album, I can't type them all down.

I honestly thought there was some hope for this album. But that wasn't the case. This album is so bad, I'd rather listen to Blood on the Dance Floor than have to repeat this album anymore. Genesi[s] is poop and I honestly wouldn't recommend it to anyone, not even 14 year old tweens who dislike their parents for not getting them an iPhone 5.

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By Chano Islas ~ Me Gusta Reviews



  1. I'm 26 and i really like this album. There were a few albuns this year that i liked it, but this was one. I think that pure hate without criticism isn't enough to make a review. You shouldn't be reviewing nothing at all.

  2. Wow. You could barely even call this a review. All you do is say that the lyrical content is about Issues and that some of the instrumentals are rehashed and ripped off, then you just keep on going on and on about how bad the album is without having actual arguments or giving their actual good sides any attention at all because it's way cool to hate on this band right now. After listening to both Issues' and Woe, Is Me's new albums, I can objectively say that this album has more breaths of fresh air and more progressive elements than the Issues record (if you don't count Issues being a cross-breed of post-hardcore and RnB, and a failing one at that), and it honestly baffles me how you can give this 2/10 and Issues 9/10. The only thing remotely interesting about the Issues release is the catchy vocal string in "The Worst Of Them", but other than that the album is weak, forgettable and an attempt to resurrect the "old Woe, Is Me" under a new name only to fall completely flat on its stomach. While the lyrical content of this album is extremely juvenile, it still hits way hard and is way more interesting and new thinking than Issues most likely will ever be. If you ever even made an attempt to be professional while reviewing this album, you claiming this album to be "poop" just made all that credibility disappear in an instant. http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma4mzlQSEv1qj30l9.png

  3. Chano is right. I was blown away by the Number[s] album, and loved the Fame > Demise and Vengeance singles. Woe should have left it alone from that point. This album is by far one of the worst albums I've ever tried to listen to. I feel exactly the same as Chano says: There is too much wrong with the album to specify it all.

    For instance, try the following: Listen to the beginning of each track for about five seconds. See how much the tracks look like each other.