A Day In Black And White
My Heroes Have Always Killed Cowboys


4.5
superb

Review

by Sep USER (5 Reviews)
January 16th, 2005 | 63 replies | 9,141 views


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist


Dan, Ian, Steve.

Describing A Day In Black And White's sound is hard, they aren't like other emo/screamo bands. They have long and slow parts like Indian Summer and then burst out into chaos. A Day In Black And White stand out from other emo bands because the vocals are clean and yelled instead of screamed which suits the music oh so well. In most of the chaotic parts the drums are driving the song instead of the guitars which is quite unusual. I find the closest band you can compare them to is City Of Caterpillar.

Even though this album has only 5 songs, it is over half an hour long, so I didn't put it as an EP.

The thing I love about A Day In Black And White is how they have these really great build-ups between the slower and the louder parts. These build ups are most noticeable in Forward/Backward, There Are Objects And Objects and The Gaze.

There Are Objects And Objects is probably the best song from this album, the emotion throughout the whole song is just incredible. Especially from the build up to the ending driven by blast beats where he sings "And we can not be saved, and we can not be changed." Imagining them playing this live just makes me shiver.

The instrumental parts are amazing. The Gaze especially stands out as the vocals only come in after four minutes. The Illusion Of The End is an 11 minute epic with no vocals at all. And where some bands will make long songs drag on, A Day In Black And White manage to pull it off amazingly. If I'm not mistaken ADIBAW don't have a bassist but just two guitarist who follow each other up very well.

This album is a must have for fans of the emo/screamo genres, but I think many more people will enjoy it. For fans of: Circle Takes The Square, City Of Caterpillar, Indian Summer.

Stand out tracks: There Are Objects And Objects, The Illusion Of The End.

4.4 / 5


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Wow
January 7th 2005


12 Comments


Great review, great album. I agree that seeing them play "There Are Objects and Objects" live would just be incredible.


Well done.

BuddyBigsby
January 7th 2005


531 Comments


Really good review, dude. This is a solid album, and I agree about the build ups. "Forward/Backward" gives me chills every time I listen to it.

cbmartinez
January 7th 2005


2525 Comments


A Day In Black And White are f[I][/I]ucking amazing. Great review, even though I would have really liked to do this. I'm really going to look into buying this.

Sep
January 8th 2005


297 Comments


[QUOTE=cbmartinez]A Day In Black And White are f[I][/I]ucking amazing. Great review, even though I would have really liked to do this. I'm really going to look into buying this.[/QUOTE]

I downloaded it. :upset: That's why I'm (still) not sure who plays what instruments and if they have two guitarists or a guitarist and a bassist.
It is very hard to find any information on this band at all.

cbmartinez
January 8th 2005


2525 Comments


It's definitely a guitar and bass.

RobertOz
January 8th 2005


1 Comments


emo is for pussies who have no friends and complain all the time.

El_Shiznit
January 8th 2005


52 Comments


[QUOTE=RobertOz]emo is for pussies who have no friends and complain all the time.[/QUOTE]
You are so right... :rolleyes:




Moron.

Good review Sep, I will have to check these guys out some time.

pooponastick
January 8th 2005


2 Comments


uhh yeah... he was right.... actually

cogg face
January 8th 2005


1 Comments


its sounds really good! where can i get it?

LordDargon
January 8th 2005


165 Comments


Great review! Don't think I would like it though.

BuddyBigsby
January 8th 2005


531 Comments


Bartender, would it be at all possible to delete these worthless "emo skucks lol" posts which taint this review of our beloved A Day in Black and White? It would be much appreciated.

And according to me ADIBAW CD booklet, there's 3 members. I hear plenty of two guitar action on the CD, but no bass, so I think we're safe to go with the 2 guitarists and a drummer theory.

BuddyBigsby
January 8th 2005


531 Comments


[QUOTE=cogg face]its sounds really good! where can i get it?[/QUOTE]

Well, this was released through a smaller record label so you're going to have to try bigger CD places with lots of selection. I've seen it at my Tower records, and I would assume Virgin would probably have it. If you have to resort to the internet, either of these will do.

www.level-plane.com (go to distribution, not record label)
www.interpunk.com

cbmartinez
January 8th 2005


2525 Comments


No way, there's definitely a very prominent bassline in "There Are Objects And Objects." "The Gaze" has audible bass too. True, they use a lot of guitar tracks but a lot of emo bands tend to do that just for the sake of noise. I think they have one guitar.

BuddyBigsby
January 8th 2005


531 Comments


Da[font=verdana]m[/font]mit, you may be right. I forgot about that bassline.

cbmartinez
January 8th 2005


2525 Comments


Cb bass hearing skills win again.

BuddyBigsby
January 8th 2005


531 Comments


You know, if they do have one guitar though, I would really be interested as to how they do the intro to "Forward-Backward" live.

EvIL_ToASTER_OVEN
January 8th 2005


24 Comments


[QUOTE=BuddyBigsby]Bartender, would it be at all possible to delete these worthless "emo skucks lol" posts which taint this review of our beloved A Day in Black and White? It would be much appreciated.

And according to me ADIBAW CD booklet, there's 3 members. I hear plenty of two guitar action on the CD, but no bass, so I think we're safe to go with the 2 guitarists and a drummer theory.[/QUOTE]
I can hear the bass really well?

Sep
January 8th 2005


297 Comments


[QUOTE=cogg face]its sounds really good! where can i get it?[/QUOTE]

Amazon also sells it.
Check out two of their songs here.

DFelon204409
Emeritus
January 9th 2005


3995 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

[QUOTE=RobertOz]emo is for pussies who have no friends and complain all the time.[/QUOTE]

And ACDC is for ignorant hicks who trash bands they've never listened to. Or people with a hermaphroditic fetish.

Edit (because Bartender deleted the quoter and the avatar is essential to my searing zinger): RobertOz has an ACDC avatar, hence the comeback.

Bartender
Emeritus
January 9th 2005


826 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

[QUOTE=BuddyBigsby]Bartender, would it be at all possible to delete these worthless "emo skucks lol" posts which taint this review of our beloved A Day in Black and White? It would be much appreciated.[/QUOTE]

Sorry, deleted them. I stand a much better chance of seeing things like that in one of the stickied threads than here

Good review Sep, though I can't comment at all.



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