Ashley, who still knows what she's talking about
Ashley...who knows what she talking | Myrtle Beach, SC | 08/19/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This CD disappointed me. Yes they're still good, yes Tairrie still writes amazing lyrics and packs a gut wrenching vocal...BUT the great moments are fewer and farther between. It's not the "heaviness" that turned me off on this one, because I listen to other stuff harder than My Ruin, but it just seemed watered-down to me. The lyrics aren't as good and her scream seems to have diminished a little bit. There's more "I hate you, screw you" and less intelligence, which Tairrie is famous for. I like the CD but will not rave about it like I would the first two. Anyway, good tracks are "Spitfire,"Burn the Witch," and "Bravenet." I absolutely adore "Bravenet." THAT'S the Tairrie I know and love. But I also realize bands must shift and change in order to do be any good so let's just say I didn't like this change but it's still worth a listen."
Brutally honest - a full on attack of the mainstream
Vomitous_Mass | MoUSA | 03/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had never really heard the music of My Ruin, but I had heard of them through word of mouth. The Horror Of Beauty caught my eye one day while browsing in the music section of Circuit City, and I unashamedly picked up the album sheerly by "image" alone.
What I wasn't prepared for was the brutality in which each song was delivered. What pleased me though was how Tairrie B. took a full on assault on the cheese-fest that we're subjected to on a daily basis, via the media. Most of you may not enjoy the blood curdling screams, but once you get beyond the screaming and really get down to the bare bones of it, Tairrie is delivering a message of empowerment to those who are tired of the "cheese-fest", and to those who feel the need to live up the industry's idea of what is "beautiful". I praise Tairrie for putting it all on the table, and saying it outright. It's fantastic to see someone tackle the issue head on instead of beating around the bush.
I would encourage everyone to at least sit down, and truly listen to this album in its entirety, and listen to what Auntie Tairrie is saying and learn from it..."