Someday Came Suddenly

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Someday Came Suddenly
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Studio album by Attack Attack!
Released November 11, 2008
Recorded 2008 at The Foundation Recording Studios in Connersville, Indiana
Genre Metalcore, electronicore
Length 30:24
Label Rise
Producer Joey Sturgis
Attack Attack! chronology
If Guns Are Outlawed, Can We Use Swords?
(2008)
Someday Came Suddenly
(2008)
Attack Attack!
(2010)
Singles from Someday Came Suddenly
  1. "Stick Stickly"
    Released: June 4, 2009
  2. "Dr. Shavargo Pt. 3"
    Released: August 25, 2009
  3. "The People's Elbow"
    Released: September 9, 2009

Someday Came Suddenly is the debut studio album by American electronicore band Attack Attack!. It was released on November 11, 2008 through Rise Records. The album's name derives from the third track, "Bro, Ashley's Here", and is the last album to include lead vocalist, Austin Carlile. While the album was a moderate success upon its release, it received generally negative reviews from critics, many hinting at the Internet meme "crabcore" that was conducted from the album's lead single, "Stick Stickly" and its accompanied music video.

Background[edit]

Someday Came Suddenly was both recorded and released in 2008. Attack Attack! were signed to Rise Records soon after the surface of the band's previous release, an EP entitled If Guns Are Outlawed, Can We Use Swords?, which was also released during the same year. The band toured in-support of Someday Came Suddenly with Escape the Fate, Black Tide, William Control, and Burn Halo after it surfaced.

Five of the album's tracks, "Stick Stickly", "Party Foul", "What Happens If I Can't Check My MySpace When We Get There?", "The People's Elbow", and "Dr. Shavargo Pt. 3", are rerecorded, remastered and renamed versions of the tracks from If Guns Are Outlawed, Can We Use Swords?. "Interlude", is an EDM instrumental song originally released under Caleb Shomo's side project, DJ Club.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk 51%[2]

Someday Came Suddenly peaked at number 193 on the Billboard 200 and number 25 on the Independent Albums chart.[3] Its highest peak was at number 9 on the Heatseekers Albums chart, where it spent 32 weeks.[4] While the album was commercially a moderate success, it received mostly negative reviews from music critics.

Singles[edit]

The first single, "Stick Stickly", was released for digital download on June 4, 2008. It is named after the famous Nickelodeon character Stick Stickly, a popsicle stick voiced by Paul Christine that hosted the programming block Nick in the Afternoon, which aired between 1995 and 1998. A music video for the song was released that year as well. The video is infamous for starting the Internet meme "crabcore", which shows guitarist Andrew Whiting squatting in a "crab-like" stance whilst nodding his head and playing the guitar.[5]

The songs "Dr. Shavargo Pt. 3" and "The People's Elbow" were also released as singles. "Dr. Shavargo Pt. 3" also had a music video produced for it, which consists of a live performance with the song dubbed over. Neither video features Carlile as he was no longer a part of the band during their filmings. Instead his position in the videos was taken by the band's then-lead vocalist, Nick Barham.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Hot Grills and High Tops"   0:42
2. "Stick Stickly"   3:31
3. "Bro, Ashley's Here"   3:18
4. "Shred, White and Blue"   2:35
5. "Party Foul"   2:36
6. "What Happens If I Can't Check My MySpace When We Get There?"   2:36
7. "Interlude" (Instrumental) 2:07
8. "The People's Elbow"   2:37
9. "Kickin' Wing, Animal Doctor"   2:28
10. "Dr. Shavargo Pt. 3"   3:42
11. "Catfish Soup"   2:58
12. "Outro" (Instrumental) 1:24
Total length:
30:24

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