WE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER, We Butter The Bread With Butter (2007, demo)
Looking like a blacklight poster for the swoop haircut set, this colorful cover features (most of) a large anatomical-style drawing of a skull framed by some flowery pastel border. There’s a bit of jaw visible at the bottom, but this was ruled a reflection of a single big dumb skull, and not a second, disqualifying skull. Really, this would be a pretty excellent big dumb skull cover, excelling in both bigness and dumbness, it weren’t claimed by some braindead fucking deathcore band.
Just about the only thing worse than deathcore is rap metal. Stale knockoffs of In Flames riffs combined with mosh breakdowns that would embarrass the worst band signed to Victory Records in 1997, all played by kids who hang out at the mall, deathcore is an assult on all the senses. We Butter The Bread With Butter’s scant claim to fame is that they added garish keyboards and electronics to the mix, vilely presaging the abomination known as Nintendocore (along with crabcore, the most awful of the many minimicrosubgenres of deathcore). About the only thing I can say in We Butter The Bread With Butter’s deathcore defense is that they don’t employ the good cop/bad cop vocals popularized by Killswitch Engage, but the all-death vocals they do employ are Chris Barnes-level shitty. Really, the only thing worse than having to listen to this is the indignity of having to type “We Butter The Bread With Butter” five times.
— Friar Johnsen