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Let Our Violins Be Heard

by Scapegoat

Hard rock metal pop
Genre: Metal/Punk: 90's Metal
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1. March On
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2. After Class with Mrs. Brown
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3. White Chapel
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4. Walk In Washington
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5. All In Vanity
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6. Cynical Date
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7. Fly's Eye View
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8. Precious of Principle
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9. Marry The Devil
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10. Killing Kit
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11. Angel Eyes
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12. Monster
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13. Miracle
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14. The Communist Light show
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15. 80's Love Song
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Incorporating melody, brutality, and beauty to respire a stagnant music industry are Scapegoat: the five-piece hard rock band hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina. Established in 1999, Scapegoat has proven adamant with their driven work ethic to create inventive and passionate compositions. The band, comprised of Justin Driscoll (guitar), Daniel Hitselberger (drums), Dan Royer (bass), Kit Walters (vocals), and Spencer Bensch (guitar), are relentless in their pursuits to satisfy onlookers and capture new audiences. This band does everything a rock group should, without adhersing to the boring steadfast rules that produce generic, uninspiring acts.

Members Justin Driscoll, Dan Royer, and Dan Hitselberger began playing together in 1998. After several months of searching, they found vocalist Kit Walters in the summer of 1998. From that day forward it was an instant match. The band thrived on their love for music, soon making it their only life goal. They entered the studio in 2000 to record their first tracks. In 2002, after a successful debut CD and the release of their sophomore effort Element of Design, Scapegoat was quickly becoming common conversation. Countless live shows and promotion aided their rapid yet consistent movement of product.

In 2004 the band released their highly anticipated creation These Cards We're Dealt to a sold-out home town. The CD has sold over 9656 units since February 2004, making Scapegoat the 2nd largest east coast seller according to Music Monitor Magazine. 2004 also saw the addition of second guitarist Spencer Bensch into the line up. Scapegoat is made up of five individuals who are committed to each other as friends, and to making music. They all have one goal in mind, to write creative and inspiring music. For the band, the maturation of the members as both writers and musicians has been the most rewarding process.

Scapegoat has been described as one of the finest units around, as well as the most versatile, dynamically gliding from catchy choruses to head snapping chaos, with a solid vocal performance. Courtney Devores of The Charlotte Observer proclaims "Scapegoat straddles metal, math rock, hardcore, and emo with a good balance of pop hooks." Along with the band comes their frenetic, nonstop, live energy and unharnessed emotion, which are the reasons why fans turn up in droves at gigs. Their live show remains untouchable complete with schizophrenic fury. Front-man Kit Walters, provides bipolar stage antics and interaction with the audience, which are flamboyantly entertaining. Guitarist Justin Driscoll fly's through the air as bassist Dan Royer contorts his body or dives into the crowd.

The band has had the privilege of sharing the stage with acts such as The American Idol Fantasia, Finch, God Forbid, Evergreen Terrace, and Dead Poetic. Not to mention a select spot on The WEND 106.5 End of Summer Weenie Roast with Three Doors Down, Staind, & Shinedown Their latest CD, Let Our Violins Be Heard was released via Raleigh's own Indie label Tragic hero Records on October 22, 2005. LOVBH is a musical masterpiece which has received mass media approval including numerous radio interviews and magazine/newspaper reviews. One site claims "Scapegoat has made without a doubt, the best rock record released this year Love them or hate them: This is your band, this is your Scapegoat.


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Jordan Perili

It is an assault of guitars, vocals and drums that never stop, not to mention ly
If you thought they were heading in the right direction before, then the boys of Scapegoat should definitely add some reassurance to your assumptions with the release of their sophomore entitled “Let Our Violins Be Heard”. The guys have recently signed with Raleigh’s up and coming label, Tragic Hero Records. If you’re a fan of hardcore, emo, screamo, post-hardcore, metal, metal core, or any other type of music out there, then you are guaranteed to love this album. It is an assault of guitars, vocals and drums that never stop, not to mention lyrics that will be sure to stick in your head. Don’t be the only one to not own your very own copy of “Let Our Violins Be Heard”.


this cd keeps me alive
i found this band on purevolume about a year ago and since then i havebeen talking to kit and justin about having them come to MN. they have to be one of the most artistic/original bands ive ever heard. i recomend everyone get this cd. and their old one! and mabey some shirts


All the hooks are in the right place, and the songs got stuck in my head
Let Our Violins Be Heard shows a world of growth and development on all levels Most noteable (other than the outstanding production) is Kit's songwriting ability. I could acutually recognize what he was singing about. On a more technical note, all the hooks are in the right place this time, and the songs got stuck in my head. The transitions from screaming to singing are seamless. Every aspect of the album is more concise and more percise.

courtney devores

Scapegoat straddles metal, math rock, hardcore and emo with a good balance of po
If you've ever witnessed the schizophrenic fury of the band's live show, complete with sudden stops and starts, stylistic musical shifts and vocals that turn from screaming anger to delicate sweetness, "Violins" captures all of that with hearty energy, but with more focus and clarity than busy live settings. Kit Walters' vocals, which range from scary to downright pretty, are more pristine and easy to decipher on the album, as is the intricate guitar work and layered song structure.

Scapegoat straddles metal, math rock, hardcore and emo with a good balance of pop hooks. The mix makes songs such as the disc's opener "March On" and "All in Vanity" easy to sing along with, despite spurts of hardcore confrontation. It's easy to imagine these young, yet experienced Charlotteans sharing fans with the heaviest hardcore or most sensitive emo bands, as well as with groups like the Deftones, whose influence is evident on "Violins." --

Matthew W.

this CD is the lifeline that every emo/hardcore/metal head(me)rocking out kid in this era needs to listen to.

None of these reviews will make you more inclined to buy this album from an awesome group of guys...hearing it for yourself will. rock out Sgoat.


Excellent CD!!
this cd is a definite 5 stars. great sound; intelligent, catchy and with very few flaws. the lyrics on some songs are little hard to understand at times but that is usually because he is using abnormal or not so common words. all in all and excellent cd and i would highly reccomend it to any who enjoys this sort of music. one of the best cd's ive bought all year and i have lots.