Crunkcore quartet Brokencyde have sparred back against Senses Fail frontman Buddy Neilsen, who has been making some disparaging comments about Brokencyde online and onstage as the two bands play together on the Saints And Sinners Tour.
Nielsen has gone on record as saying:
“Yeah, I slam [Brokencyde] every night because in no way, shape or form do I back anything they do or say and I am embarrassed that kids these days are into it and am sad that kids these days are exposed to it. There is absolutely no substance whatsoever in their songs and no passion in anything they do. It is the musical equivalent of a snow cone, bland tasting frozen tap water loaded with sugar, yet colorful, that will give you a brain freeze, melt all over your hands leaving yourself dissatisfied and sticky. They seem like pretty harmless guys but if I don’t voice my opinion on what I think about Brokencyde then I have no right to ever speak up about any other injustices to the music scene in the future. There are only going to be more Brokencydes in the coming months with Millionaires, Breath Carolina and countless other mindless white suburban hip-hop ‘acts’ popping up. I never thought Id say this but this new wave of horse shit makes me look back and not hate Atom and His Package because at least he was original. I know I am not going to change anything, there will still be 14 year old girls that like their colorful merch and there terrible club beats but if I can make one person at least question the authenticity and integrity of singing the words ‘let’s get freaky now, let’s get fucking freaky now’ then I think it is well worth the effort.”
Brokencyde vocalist Mikl recently hit back in a press release:
“We wanted to send a special thank you to Buddy Nielson of Senses Fail for all the kind words he has been saying about Brokencyde on stage every night and in the press. It’s kind of funny to hear his recent comments about us considering we’re on tour with his band and helping them sell out venues in every city across the US. Thanks Buddy! We’re extremely flattered that our music has the kind of impact on people that would move them on this big of a scale. There are so many bands in the scene right now that fly totally under the radar and blend in. Our goal from day one with this band has been to create something original and not look and sound like anyone or anything else.”
Brokencyde also revealed that the title of their upcoming debut is I’m Not A Fan But The Kids Like It, which will be released June 16 on BreakSilence. To catch this volatile yet highly entertaining tour in action, check out the tour dates here.