7 Angels 7 Plagues
Until The Day Breathes...


4.0
excellent

Review

by Jewish Dickgirl USER (17 Reviews)
December 28th, 2007 | 29 replies


Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist

Review Summary: 7 Angels 7 Plagues was there for the kids when they were first learning Kung-Fu.

7 Angels 7 Plagues was a metalcore group from Wisconsin that formed in the late 90's. They released an EP and a full-length, toured extensively, and seemingly randomly decided to call it quits. Members went on to form other projects like Dead To Fall, Misery Signals, xFor Death or Gloryx, and Adriell. They were one of those groups that popularized the breakdown!

Their EP Until The Day Breathes And The Shadows Flee was released in 1999, and can be described pretty simply as melancholic, as well as a metalcore classic. Throughout the album there's a great emphasis on mood, portrayed in nostalgic clean portions, melodic distorted portions, frantic hardcore transitions, and abrasive breaks and screeches. Doubled, high rasps cry out forlornly while guitars tend to drone depressively into frustrating breakdowns as a perfect build of tension into an uplifting release with ambient melodies. Each song has these root transitions, but each is identified by its own qualities and structures. Nothing is formulated by the rule of melodic-breakdown combinations, or the clean choruses and monotonous spoken portions (over-used to an annoying extent by their later vocalist). The drums are busy, the footwork is even and quick, and not triggered/the only focus of the drumming. The production is fuzzy, and actually lends to the whole atmospheric effect of the album.

When releasing Jhazmyne's Lullaby, the band bragged that they would revolutionize the genre of metallic hardcore, and listening to any of their material, it's easily noticeable how much this band has influenced the modern metalcore scene. So much of what they have done has been repeated by bands like Underoath, As I Lay Dying, This Runs Through, Devil Sold His Soul, and plenty of other Christcore acts.

Such a significant release is a must have for any fan of the style, and was a milestone of the genre that should be remembered and praised above the clones that plague the modern scene.



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i am the robots
December 28th 2007


1027 Comments


Who the [font=verdana]fuc[/font]k labeled these guys as grunge? :lol:

AA-12
December 28th 2007


35 Comments


Great really straightforward review. You cover most of the strong points of the album.

Confessed2005
December 28th 2007


3816 Comments


These guys are pretty good, I haven't heard anything from this EP though, so it might be an idea to check it out.

Digging: August Burns Red - Phantom Anthem

i am the robots
December 28th 2007


1027 Comments


if you like jhazmyne's lullaby, you'll probably liked this.

awesome doubled screaming (i need to edit this in, because it's cool as hell) that doesn't sound bad... the production's not as clear, but like I said, it works.

Concubine
December 28th 2007


333 Comments


eleventeen, send me this pls

SynGates
December 28th 2007


2467 Comments


brilliant review; nice and short and I wasn't left wondering much.

Wizard
December 28th 2007


20114 Comments


A nice, short and sweet review. I really enjoy Misery Signals and I was thinking about checking this out after I heard MS had members from this band.

MoonlightBleeding
December 29th 2007


452 Comments


Never heard of this band, but might have to check them out.

i am the robots
December 29th 2007


1027 Comments


They're over nine-thousand times better than Misery Signals.

[quote=Concubine]eleventeen, send me this pls[/quote]

Check your myspace in a little.

Zoo
December 29th 2007


3759 Comments


I'm assuming the summary is intended to be taken figuratively.

i am the robots
December 30th 2007


1027 Comments


Satirically referencing hardcore dancing earlier in our decade:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=YYtGMPXdrfU (I try to dance as much like the black kid in this video at shows)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=iEi78G2twXk


i am the robots
December 30th 2007


1027 Comments


Shouldn't you be busy beating off to Arch Enemy?

blackened07
December 30th 2007


949 Comments


Thats what I'm doing!!!

i am the robots
December 30th 2007


1027 Comments


You poor, poor soul.

masscows
December 30th 2007


2230 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Gay album cover. This band is good, I haven't heard this album though.

i am the robots
December 30th 2007


1027 Comments


I kinda like the album art. But yeah. I'll send you it.

masscows
December 30th 2007


2230 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i'll just blogsearch it

i am the robots
December 30th 2007


1027 Comments


Yeah sonnnnn

masscows
December 30th 2007


2230 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

God the vocals suck so much. That little airy interlude in Sweet Princess Thief made me crack up a little. Everything else about it is great though.

i am the robots
December 30th 2007


1027 Comments


MY SAVIOR IN THE NIGHT



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